40' Block Island 1993



Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sapphire is a beautiful and classic Bill Tripp, Jr. design that was built my Migrator Yachts.  Many extras and recent improvements separate her from the competition. She has a custom teak deck, updated interior and upgraded systems. Her comfortable cruising design and centerboard draft has allowed her to sail the US East Coast and race to Bermuda.

Sapphire has been a New England based boat since new. The current owners enjoyed sailing around New England and have just completed a US East Coast cruise.  Easy to show please call for instructions.


United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by David Walters Yachts. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel

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A beautiful, comfortable classic design with a light ash interior.  A great couples cruising boat with room for a crew.  Forward a beautiful V berth cabin with good storage outboard port, starboard and forward along with hanging locker two additional lockers and a drawer.  There is a separate access to the head from the forward cabin. Next aft to port is the large head with shower and lots of storage. 

The main salon has great ventilation and light.  The boat has 11 opening ports and two deck hatches, providing lots of cross ventilation while on the hook or tied dock side. The large dining table  drops to provide a large double berth along with a settee that expands allowing for a much more comfortable single and an outboard pilot berth to starboard.  Lots of room for cruising friends.  A convenient hanging locker at the  base of the companionway along with an additional hanging locker forward.  A stack of drawers and storage cabinets to handle all your cruising gear. A beautiful brass clock and barometer mounted on the forward bulk head along with 4 reading lights and 110 outlets make the salon a comfortable place to spend time.  Hand holds line the ceiling.

The U shaped galley has a double stainless sink near the centerline with good dish storage and cabinet space for food and supplies.  A large SeaFrost refrigeration system to handle supplies on long cruises. A gimbled Force 10 stove /oven with two  propane tanks for hot meals at sea.

Hull construction is a combination 1-1/2-ounce mat, 18-ounce biaxial, and 24-ounce directional fiberglass set in polyester resin with an isopththalic gelcoat. The first two laminations are vinylester, which have proven superior in preventing blistering. Airex core, 5/8-inch thick, is standard. The deck is balsa-cored. The hull/deck joint is bonded with 3M 5200 and through-bolted every six inches.

In their heyday, the BI 40 had a good racing record. In the 1960 Bermuda Race six of the first 11 places were won by BI 40s.

  • U shaped
  • Double stainless sink
  • Gimbled Force Ten stove/oven
  • 110 outlet
  • Large deep Sea Frost refrigeration
  • Dish storage compartments
  • Drawer storage
  • Cupboard storage
  • Large counter top area
  • Dinette table folds out and down
  • Large settee
  • Pilot berth starboard
  • Two hanging lockers
  • Additional cupboards and drawer stacks
  • 4 reading lights
  • Brass Barometer and clock
  • Stereo  speakers
  • Hand holds in ceiling
  • Teak and holly sole
  • 2- 110 outlets
  • Access to head
  • Hanging locker aft at companionway
  • Espar diesel heater


• Raymarine E7 Coastal Chartplotter with T 92183 HD 18 Radar (2012)

• Raymarine AIS650 Class B AIS Transceiver

• E 32122 Sirius Network Switch

• E03010 Antenna

• Standard Horizon Matrix GX 2000 VHF (2012)

• Autohelm Multi Display for Wind/Speed/Depth

• Handheld VHS radio (2012)

• Fushion FM/AM/IPod compatible/iPhone compatible radio, Satellite radio capabilities (2012)

• Icom IC-M600 HF Marine Receiver

(2) 12v outlets

  • V berth
  • Storage port/starboard outboard and forward
  • Hanging locker
  • 2 cupboards and drawer storage
  • Reading lights
  • Opening port
  • Deck hatch
  • Removable insert cushion
  • Good storage under berth
  • Separate door access to head
  • 110 outlet

• Garmin 2006 GPSMAP in NavPod

• AutoHelm ST6000 Autopilot

• AutoHelm Speed

• AutoHelm Wind

• AutoHelm Depth

• VDO Engine Gauges

• SS Ritchie Power Damp Compass

  • Yanmar 4JHE 44hp (1550hrs)
  •  Max Prop 3 blade serviced in 2015
  •  Espar Heater
  • (2) electric Bilge pumps with floats, (1) new 2017
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Macerator pump
  • Simpson Lawrence windlass (motor replaced in 2014)
  • 110VAC Shorepower
  • 50 ft 30amp Shore power chord with 50 amp adapter
  • 12VDC System
  • ProSport 20 + Battery Charger (2017)
  • 2 House Batteries - 6v Deep Cycle(2017)
  • 1 Engine Battery - 12v High Cranking (2014)


  • Holding tank 26 gallons
  • Jabsco head with Macerator  
  • Y valve
  • Good storage
  • (2) opening ports
  • Sink
  • Shower
  • Simpson Lawrence Windlass (motor replaced 2014)
  • Edson Pedestal
  • 3 Deck Prisms
  • SS Dorades
  • CQR 35 Lb Anchor with 35\' Chain and 200\' Rode
  • Danforth 25 Lb Anchor with 20\' Chain and 150\' Rode
  • 5 Dock Lines
  • 4 fenders
  • 2 Spare Halyards rigged
  • Tricolor/Strobe Mast Light
  • Gate fitted Stainless retractable ladder
  • QuickVang
  • Schaefer Roller Furling
  • Lifelines/Gates
  • Custom Teak Cockpit Table with Cover
  • Closed Cell Foam in Cockpit Cushions
  • Dodger (2011)
  • New Salt Water Wash Down
  • Backstay Tuner
  • Whisker Pole
  • 140 Doyle Genoa
  • 110 Jib
  • Storm Jib
  • Storm TriSail
  • Main Sail - 2 Reefs, Full Batten
  • Mizzen Sail - 1 Reef, Full Batten
  • Mizzen Stay Sail (Rainbow Colored)
  • Cruising Spinnaker with Sock (Rainbow Colored)
  • New Sail Covers
  • Lazy Jacks
  • All Sails in good serviceable condition


  • Bermuda Race Inspected.... Mast/Floor Boards/Thru Hulls, etc.
  • 8\' West Marine Inflatable (wood slat floor) with Torquedo Electic Motor
  •  Cabin Lee Cloths
  •  Rub Rail with SS
  • Lensref Radar Deflector
  • Jacklines (covered wire) 2015
  • Interior Cushion Upgrade
  • Flare Gun
  • (2) SOSpenders LIFE JACKETS
  • Signal Flares
  • Bosun Chair
  • Pennant
  • Lifesling System
  • Throw Rope
  • Two Spinlock Automatic Inflatable DeckVest Life Jackets (2016)
  • Two new Spinlock 3 Link Safety Tethers 2015
  • Two new Harken Lock-In stainless winch handles

Contact Info

Contact Chuck Newman

Chuck Newman


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