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VALIANT 40 (101-199)
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Hull Type:  Fin with rudder on skeg Rig Type:  Cutter
LOA:  39.92' / 12.17m LWL:  34.00' / 10.36m
Beam:  12.33' / 3.76m Listed SA:  810 ft2 / 75.25 m2
Draft (max.)  6.00' / 1.83m Draft (min.)  
Displacement:  23520 lbs./ 10669 kgs. Ballast:  8400 lbs. / 3810 kgs.
Sail Area/Disp.1:  15.85 Bal./Disp.:  35.71% Disp./Len.:  267.15
Designer:  Bob Perry
Builder:  Uniflite/Valiant Yachts (USA)
Construction:  FG Bal. type:  Lead
First Built:  1973 Last Built:  1993 # Built:  200
TANKS
Water:  125 gals. / 473 ltrs. Fuel:  85 gals. / 322 ltrs.
RIG AND SAIL PARTICULARS  KEY
I(IG):  50.25' / 15.32m J:  18.50' / 5.64m
P:  45.00' / 13.72m E:  15.25' / 4.65m
PY:   EY:  
ISP:   SPL/TPS:  
SA(Fore.):  464.81 ft2 / 43.18 m2 SA(Main):  343.13 ft2 / 31.88 m2
Sail Area (100% fore+main triangles):   807.94 ft2 / 75.06 m2
Sail Area/Disp.2:  15.81 Est. Forestay Length.:  53.55' / 16.32m
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:   Uniflite Inc. (USA)
DESIGNER
More about & boats designed by:   Robert Perry
NOTES
Uniflite Corp. built the first 159 VALIANT 40s from 1975 to 1984. During this period, (between hull numbers 120 and 249) resin mixtures were changed to include an experimental, fire-retardant additive.
This was thought to have cause the blistering that later appeared on many hulls, resulting in a class action law suit.
Uniflite went out of business in 1984.
Rich Worstell, a Valiant owner and dealer, bought the molds. After building some boats in Washington, he moved his operation to Texas. (The first boat built in Texas was hull number 267).
Production of the VALIANT 40 continued, on a limited semi-custom scale, until 1992 when an updated version called the VALIANT 42 was introduced.
Despite the blistering that appeared on some of the early boats, the VALIANT 40 is one of the most highly thought of designs of this type and extremely successful, with more than 200 built.
Rig Notes:
On later boats the length of the boom was shortened to E=13.6'/4.15m.
See VALIANT 40-1 (200-).
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