Saturday, June 10, 2017

For Sale

1982 Fast Passage 39                                         US$ 125,000
San Blas, Mexico

After twelve short years and countless unforgettable moments it's time to part with our beloved Jean Marie.  This boat has been a joy to sail and performs well in heavy winds and light winds.  She's been well-maintained over the years with many system upgrades, essential spares, and safety gear added for an anticipated Pacific crossing.  She was re-powered with a Beta 43 just last year and has less than 100 hours on the engine.  This is not a project boat.  She's ready and outfitted to cross oceans.  Unfortunately, the window of opportunity has closed for us.  For a cruising couple or singlehander with blue water dreams and an eagerness to set sail immediately this is the ideal boat.

The gear list is extensive.  When I purchased this boat in 2005 it was in perfect condition.  Since then I've added a Spectra watermaker, a stainless-steel arch with attached bimini, stainless rails around the cockpit, 3 solar panels, a 50-watt charge controller, a custom-built hard dodger, a deck wash, a cockpit shower, an electric head pump, an additional bilge pump, AIS, LED lighting, and a new hypalon dinghy.  I've also replaced the main sail, yankee, roller furling, standing rigging, radar/chartplotter, radar antenna and mount, batteries, battery combiner, water heater, cushions, curtains, and covers. If you're looking for a Fast Passage 39 you will not find one in better condition or better equipped.

Jean Marie is a 1982 Fast Passage 39 designed by William Garden and built by Tollycraft in the state of Washington.  There are only 40 or so in existence, originally built by Philbrooks in Sydney, BC.  They are proven passage-makers and above-average performers, often compared to the Valiant 40, with many features considered ideal for a cruising boat:  long fin keel, skeg-hung rudder, keel-stepped mast, and cutter rig.

In 1982 Francis Stokes sailed a Fast Passage 39 in the first BOC challenge -- a singlehanded round-the-world race -- finishing second in class.  He published the book "The Moonshine Logs" as a detailed account of his accomplishment and experience with the boat.  The book offers valuable insight on how well these boats perform in all conditions, including the challenges of the Southern Ocean.

The boat is currently on the hard in San Blas, Mexico (a 3-hour bus ride north from Puerto Vallarta).  For more information contact James at

Name:              Jean Marie       Model:                   Fast Passage 39
Year:                1981/82            Hull:                       Fiberglass
Builder:            Tollycraft           Designer:               William Garden

Dimensions:     LOA:  39.5 ft     LWL:  33.5 ft          Beam:  11.8 ft
                         Draft:  5.5 ft      Disp:  22,000 lb     Ballast:  7500 lb

Tankage:          Fuel:  53 gal (1 Alum. tank)     
                        Water:  80 gal (3 SS tanks)

Engine:            Beta 43 Diesel (43-hp)
                        Hurth ZF-25A hydraulic transmission
                        PYI PSS Shaft Seal
                        PYI MaxProp 3-blade feathering prop
                        R&D flexible coupler

Cabin:              Man Ship SS opening ports
                        Lewmar hatches
                        Force 10 propane heater
                        LED lights

                        New cushions and curtains

Galley:             Seaward 3-burner propane stove/oven
                        Sea Freeze holding plate refrigerator
                        Freshwater and saltwater foot pumps

Plumbing:         Hot/cold pressure water
                        Spectra Cape Horn watermaker
                        Seaward 6-gal SS water heater
                        Freshwater shower in head
                        Freshwater shower in cockpit
                        Saltwater deck wash
                        Bilge sump w/ pump & float switch
                        Electric bilge pump w/ float switch
                        2 manual bilge pumps

                        Electric head pump

Electrical:         Heart Freedom 20 Inverter w/ Link 2000
                        4 105-Ah Lifeline AGM batteries
                        Yandina 100-amp battery combiner
                        Letrika 120-amp alternator
                        Balmar ARS-5 external 3-step regulator
                        2 Kyocera 135-watt solar panels
                        1 Solartech 85-watt solar panel
                        Blue Sky 50-amp charge controller
                        120 VAC & 12 VDC breaker panels

Electronics:      Raymarine C80 radar/chartplotter
                        Raymarine ST60 instruments
                        Raytheon VHF
                        Raytheon GPS
                        Comar AIS-Multi
                        ComNav 2001S Auto pilot
                        Interphase Outlook forward scanning sonar
                        Icom 710 SSB w/ Pactor IIe modem
                        ASI DBX1 Precision Digital Barograph
                        Jensen 20" LCD TV
                        Sony DVD/CD/MP3 player w/ CD changer
                        Icom Handheld VHF
                        Garmin Handheld GPS
                        Norcross Handheld Depth Sounder

Sails:               Island Planet main (2+2, loose-footed, 3 reefs)
                        Hood yankee
                        Schattauer 115% genoa
                        Schattauer staysail
                        Schattauer heavy weather staysail
                        Schattauer storm jib
                        Schattauer trysail
                        Schattauer cruising spinnaker

Deck:               Harken Mk IV jib furler
                        Harken Mk III staysail furler
                        Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
                        Hall rigid boomvang
                        Forespar whisker pole
                        Lewmar winches (9)
                        Dutchman boom brake
                        New toe rail covers
                        New hatch covers
                        New full boat cover

Ground Tackle:  66 lb Bruce anchor
                        Fortress 23 anchor
                        Fortress 37 anchor
                        300' 5/16" HT chain
                        40' & 25' 3/8" chain
                        2 80' 1/2" 3-strand nylon
                        Lofrans Kobra electric windlass

Storm Tackle   Gail Rider drogue
                        Jordan Series drogue
                        500' 3/4 3-strand nylon
                        400' 5/8" double braid nylon

Cockpit:           SS Arch w/ bimini
                        Dodger w/ hard top
                        Monitor self-steering windvane
                        Dinghy Lift
                        SS rails
                        Weather cloths

Safety:             Winslow 4-person offshore life raft
                        ARC 406 EPIRB
                        Monitor SOS emergency rudder
                        Lexan storm shutters

                        Life Sling MOB device
                        Aqua Signal 40 masthead LED tricolor w/ strobe
                        Echomaster radar reflector
                        PUR Survivor 35 manual watermaker
                        Emergency VHF antenna
                        Assorted flares
                        Ditch kit

Tender:            AB 8' inflatable dinghy with fiberglass bottom
                        Mercury 8-hp 2-stroke outboard

Charts:            Paper charts (world wide)
                        Electronic charts (US, Mexico, South Pacific)

Spares:           Engine maintenance kit
                       Outboard parts
                       PSS shaft seal
                       Autopilot parts
                       Watermaker parts/filters
                       Windvane repair kit
                       Raymarine parts
                       Fresh water pumps
                       Pump service kits
                       Sta Lok fittings
                       Rigging wire
                       Assorted lines/halyards
                       Assorted hoses/wire
                       Assorted blocks/shackles
                       Assorted fasteners
                       Misc. deck hardware
                       Winch handles
                       Spare propellor
                       Windlass remote
                       Hypalon fabric/glue
                       Dinghy patch kit
                       Sail repair kit
                       Solar fan blades
                       Companionway hatch boards
                       Sunbrella fabric
                       Ships bell
                       Air horn

Misc. Gear:     Mast climbing gear
                       Hanging chair
                       Wind scoop
                       Port screens
                       Mosquito nets
                       7x50 Marine Binnoculars
                       System manuals/documentation

More info...

Fast Passage 39 [Blue Water Boats, 9-21-10, W.L.]
The Moonshine Logs [1994, Francis Stokes]
Beta 43 [Beta Marine Engines]

Jean Marie...

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