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San Diego, California, US, 92106
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1987 Custom Beason Sloop

location icon San Diego, California
Year 1987
Length 40 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Beason

For sale is this beautiful 1987 Beason 40, a 40’ aluminium sloop sailing vessel which debuted on the YouTube channel RAN Sailing.

The vessel is made from corrosion resistant aluminum 5083 alloy with topside, deck and hull made of welded aluminum plate with a thickness between 6mm and 8mm resulting in a very stiff vessel that sails well on all points of sale. The keel area is 10mm in places.  The teak interior with beautiful patina was crafted by Swedenship. 




Year Built 1987
Category Sail
Length Overall 40 ft
Length Of Deck 40 ft
Beam 11'8 ft
Cabins 2
Construction Aluminum
Hull ID 788547
Min Draft 6'9 ft
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 44 hp
Cruising Speed 7 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 53 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Stainless Steel
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 80 gal
Water Tank Mat. Stainless Steel
Displacement 17,636 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Volvo
Model: Penta
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 44hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 2003
Recent Upgrades and Maintenances

Installed a galvanic isolator. New feed wiring for shore power to inverter/charger. 

Installed new US style inverter/charger. 

The DC power system work done to date has been done with the idea being, getting the heavy gauge elements up to spec and correctly colored. (Code) Then also configured so that if needed down the road the house bank could be converted over to Lithium batteries with the required isolation from the engine battery, etc. issues already worked through. 

Installed engine battery switch. 

New house battery feed cables, correctly sized and colored. 

Removed bow thruster was returned to service with new switches at the helm and new dedicated bow thruster battery added. 

Wired in existing charger to engine and thruster battery.

Installed new and larger gauge control wiring for the helm to the bow thruster.

Installed a 150A breaker for the windlass DC power feed.

Installed the supplied solar charge controller. The Solar panels were then deployed and the system once proven, was left operational.

Some general first pass cleaning inside and out.

The deck area was squared away with loose running rigging coiled and stowed.

The mildew was washed off the sails and the boat cleaned up.

The main sail was raised to let the large amount of trapped water drain, then left to completely dry out. This prevented any further mold growth. Then the main was re secured with the boom raised at the aft end, to allow future rain water to drain away.

Rigging checked and tightened.

All of the hatches opening to the outside were checked and left secured. Dried out the area and items stowed at the Aft storage lockers. 

Removed Dometic fridge which didn’t work as well as the the old generator along with other non-functioning components.

Mast and standing rigging was inspected and tuned in 2021.

Electronics and Navigation

Raymarine i50 Tridata depth/speed/log (2014)

Raymarine i50 depth sounder (2014)

Raymarine i50 Wind System display (2014)

Raymarine p70 autopilot control/display (2014)

Raymarine Autopilot Computer SPX30 (2014)

Hydraulic autopilot ram and motor type2 (2014)

Note: autopilot powers up but doesn’t engage, needs repair

Silva 150 compass

Raymarine GPS

Raymarine E7D 7” chart plotter (2014)

True Heading AIS transponder/receiver (2015)

Zodiac Seacom 80 VHF radio

Silva Star Nav repeater

Tank level indicator

Pioneer stereo (2016)

Alpine speakers

Nautical style brass barometer and clock


12V DC and 220V AC

(3) 120Ah batteries (2017)

(1) 60Ah starter battery (2015)

Honda 2000 generator (2017)

(2) 150W solar panels

Solar charge controller MPPT Blue Sky Energy, Solar Boost 2000E (2017)

BlueSea VSM systems monitor (2017)

Victron Energy Multiplus Compact 12/2000/80 inverter 2000 VA (true sinus)/charger 80A with remote panel (2014)

Isolation transformer IT 3,6-MT (230/115V, 3600/1800 V Ampere) (2003)

Warm LED lights (2015)

Touch dimmers (2019)


Rocna 25kg anchor (2018)

Fortress FX37 anchor

Lofran Cayman 88 electric windlass 1000W

80m 8mm anchor chain (2016)

Anchor and steaming lights

Lopolight LED deck lanterns (2018)

Running lights

Tricolor LED Aqua Signal (2015)

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

Boarding gates

Dock lines and (6) fenders with covers

Swim ladder

Rutgerson deck blocks and deck gear (July 2019)

Jordan Series drogue (2018 – never used)

Windpilot Pacific Plus windvane

Outdoor shower, hot and cold water

Highfield alu/Hypalon dinghy 260 UL (2017)

Mercury 4hp outboard engine

Outboard mount

(2) Sunbrella cockpit sun covers (2016)

Magma propane grill (2016) with original Magma Sunbrella cover (2019)

Sails and Rigging

Wire standing rigging

Hydraulic backstay adjuster (inoperable)

Aluminum mast

Mainsheet traveler

Spinnaker pole

(2) whisker poles (2016)

Roller furling on headsail


 (4) Lewmar 43

 (3) Lewmar 40

 (2) Lewmar 65

 (2) Barbosa 48

Main sail and Genoa (2019) Sail Service Germany

Jib (2018)

Gennaker with sock and Selden furler (2015)

Genoa (2015)

Mast and standing rigging replaced in 2018

Stackpack/lazy bag (2015 – needs to be repaired)

Engine and Mechanical

Top end of engine rebuilt in 2015

Bow thruster 3kW

Emergency engine stop

Fuel filter

Raw water sea strainer

Cockpit engine controls

Thermal and acoustic engine area insulation

(1) manual and (2) electric bilge pumps

Manual wheel steering

Electric (2016) and manual heads with overboard discharge

SeaMaker 20 (20gph) watermaker from Cruise RO water and power (2017)

5-kW diesel heater (2018)

(2) 3-speed Caframo fans (salon and main bedroom) (2017)

Additional Information

IKEA memory foam mattress in aft cabin (63”x79”)

Froli bed system for double bed and one 90 cm bed

Upholstery for sofa and forward cabin mattresses (2015)



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.