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1950 Huckins Ortega

Portland, Oregon


The Ortega 40 is a full cruising model, embodying all the character and performances of larger boats.

  • Full restoration (re-powered, re-wired, stripped bottom and epoxy coated)
  • Cruise: 16 knots @ 16 gal/hour, Top: 25 knots
  • Powered with a Chrysler Hemi engines upgraded with Petronix ignition for a quiet and smooth ride. Runs like a top!
  • Easy to show at the Portland Yacht Club, stored in a undercover boathouse.


W S Yacht Brokers is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Huckins Yacht Corporation.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Victory at Sea
Make: Huckins
Model: Ortega
Year: 1950
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Huckins Yacht Corp.
Construction: Composite


Length: 40 ft / 12.19 m
Length Overall: 40 ft / 12.19 m
Beam: 12'10 ft / 3.91 m
Min Draft: 2.5 ft
Single Berths: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Chrysler
  • Model: M45S Hemi
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 200hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Chrysler
  • Model: M45S Hemi
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Power: 200hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 400hp
Cruising Speed: 16 kn
Maximum Speed: 25 kn


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Antique and Classics, Cuddy Cabin


Civilized living for the sake of going to sea. She sleeps three in one upper and two lower berths in the fwd cabin. Two additional guests can sleep in the comfortable deckhouse lounge-berths as well. This boat maintains a proper balance between cabins and cockpit, and between sleeping and daytime facilities.


Fwd Cabin

The forepeak is of full hanging height, with 100 cubic feet of storage space. The berths are 6-5 1/2 long, unusually wide with four drawers beneath. Three sleeping berths in total. Headroom is 6-3.

  • All new bedding and upholstery

The head is accessible from the stateroom or deckhouse and is equipped with a medicine cabinet, linen locker, Vacuflush toilet, and shower stall.


14 square feet of floor space, a refrigerator, a sink, gas range and abundance of light.

  • S/S counter and sink
  • New Sea Freeze Fridge
  • New Paloma Insta-Hot water heater
  • New Force 10 4-burner range and oven

The deckhouse and cockpit are on one level. Helm chair to starboard and obersvers seat to port.

Aft of that are lounge-berths. Seat by day, berth by night. Under the lounges is storage space.

  • Rebuilt 1950s furnace
  • All new leather helm and nav seats
  • New draperies

One of the most delightful features of this type of boat is the aft cockpit, over 10 feet long and 8 feet wide. The engine boxes also act as seats and a good place for sunbathing. Ample space aft for deck chairs, under the cockpit is storage.

  • Chrysler M45S 200 hp Hemi engines w/ upgraded Pertronix ignition (Never had hour meters, owner installed Hobbs meters in 2020)
  • Engine monitoring system
  • Aluminum manifolds
  • New props
  • New dripless shaft seals
  • Halon and Co2 fire suppression system
  • New 12v wiring and panel by Hendricks Electric of Seattle (all done to ABYC standards)
  • (4) Interstate group 27 sealed cell batteries (5 years old)
  • Xintex gas and propane fume detectors
  • VacuFlush head
  • New Paloma Insta-Hot water heater
  • No Generator

Bottom stripped to bare wood, refastened with Silicone Bronze, coated with West System G-Flex Epoxy, appropriate primer and bottom paint.  Brand new bottom paint.

  • Furuno Radar and GPS
  • Depth finder
  • VHF
  • Fuel: 165 gal Monel tank (cleaned)
  • Water: 89 gal Monel tank
  • Holding: 20 gal poly
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.

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