Thursday, November 18, 2021

Hout Bay 40 Gaff Schooner for Sale

 "Mirage" is a steel Hout Bay 40 that was built by a commercial yard in the Moscow Region of Russia. Her owner went cruising in her and found aspects of her build that did not meet his requirements, so he had her interior rebuilt and her exterior refinished in Antalya, Turkey. She is now a nicely finished yacht that will grace any marina. Along with that, she is strong, capable of cruising to the toughest sailing destinations.

Since this photo was taken she has had a foretopmast added, although the additional sails are not yet in her wardrobe.
Strong welded steel hull, with Awlgrip and Jotun finishes

Her interior is afrormosia  with iroko trim. rebuilt to a custom layout to suit her owner's cruising needs. She has an open saloon with loose table with folding leaves, which can be stowed in the galley or set up loose in the saloon. A new owner may prefer to secure the table permanently in the saloon.

The centre island galley unit houses the 38Kw diesel engine, with excellent access.

Perkins 38Kw motor with 100 hours use.

Counter-top cooker has removable fiddles that are not in place in this photo.


The navigation station can also be used as two seats or converts to a settee berth.

Starboard quarter berth, matching berth in port aft cabin.

One of the two heads compartments.

Cockpit with awning.

Foredeck, with windlass, bitts and bowsprit. Bulwarks all around make a safe deck at sea.
For more information on this boat, visit her brokerage page at