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1982 C&C 40

1982 C&C 40 Cruiser for sale
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About the 1982 C&C 40

The C&C 40 is a very popular Canadian-made Racer/Cruiser. It’s well known for having a great balance of sailing performance and speed for the race course combined with all the appropriate cruising amenities to make long voyages comfortable and safe.

With plenty of creature comforts including a full galley, BBQ, Sigma diesel heater, spacious head, and plenty of berths for visiting family and friends this C&C 40 is ready for cruising.

ElleLuminous is a great choice for cruising and club racing in the PNW. The current moorage may be assumable pursuant to the marina manager’s approval.



A classic interior made for heading offshore with a safe and convenient gally, and plenty of comfortable sleeping berths when underway.

At the foot of the companionway to starboard there is the U-shaped galley with a gimballed propane stove and oven, a very large top-loading Alder Barber refrigerator (2010), a double SS sink with hot and cold pressured water, as well as ample storage in draws and cabinets.

To port is a full-sized pilot berth (6’3”) which could be considered a double, and just ahead of this is the large chart table.

Going forward we move into the salon which features opposing setees whose backrests lift up to give wider bunks. Above these on both sides are located pilot berths which provide excellent storage or great sleeping accommodation for kids in particular. All salon bunks are 6,6” long. There is also a center line folding table, and heating is provided by a Sigmar, diesel-fired, bulkhead-mounted cabin heater.

All cabinetry, joinery, and bulkheads are of teak, and the cabin sole features a lined teak and holly finish.

In the bow is a large hanging locker to starboard across from the head. There is a good-sized V-berth forward with separate storage.

The large head has a manual marine toilet with a holding tank and macerator(2010)

  • All hatches and windows were replaced in approximately 2010

  • Force 10 three burner propane cooker with oven and gimbals, new 2009

  • Sigmar diesel heater

  • Attwood 6-gallon water heater (under quarter berth). Works off of shore power or engine.

  • Adler Barbour fridge freezer 2010 with Danfoss compressor

  • Jabasco manual marine head and macerator (New 2010)

  • 12-gallon holding tank

  • Fresh water tanks under each salon berth. (65 gallons total)

Sails, Rigging, & Winches

The mast has two spreaders and is supported by 5/16 rod rigging as well as fore and backstays where there is a Harken roller furler on the forstay (2009), 1/4” wire baby forstay, and a 3/8” adjustable wire backstay. The boom vang was fitted with a new rod kicker in 2014.

The mainsail is Dacron with two reefing points, there is also a 135% genoa on Harken roller furling, a 100% jib, a storm jib, an asymmetric spinnaker, and a symmetric spinnaker. The sails are a mix of older but usable and slightly used.


  • 2 - Barient 32” Two Speed

  • 2 - Barient 23” Two Speed

  • 5 - Barient 22”, Two Speed

Sails include:

  • 1 - Main, Dacron with 2 reef points and full batten

  • 1 - Genoa l30% Dacron on roller furling

  • 1- 100% Jib

  • 1 - Storm jib

  • 1 - Symmetrical spinnaker

  • 1 - Asymmetric spinnaker with Tacker (2020)

Electronics & Electrical

All the standard equipment for you to head out an explore the coast.

  • 4 house batteries - new 2019

  • One starting battery 2014

  • 30 amp shore power connection

  • 8 amp solar panel

  • 100 A/H alternator with step-down switch.

  • Xantrax TC40 battery charger

  • VHF radio; ICOM IC-M504 with DSC

  • Single Side Band Radio ICOM IC-M802 with DSC

  • Raymarine ST60 Wind, Speed, Multi-function displays

  • Raymarine C-80 chartplotter on the binnacle

  • Raytheon ST4000+ autopilot

  • Clarion radio with speakers

Hull & Deck

The C&C 40 is sloop rigged and made with a fibre-glass hull with alternating layers of mat and woven roving impregnated with resin, and composite cored deck. It has a round bilge, lead fin keel, and a spade-hung rudder. Through hulls are made of bronze and nylon and were replaced around 2012.

The hull and deck are joined by the substantial aluminum toe-rail which is bolted on using 4” centers. Most of these are accessible from the inside making maintenance so much easier.

The deck was repainted with Kiwi Grip in 2013 but it looks like the prep work was not adequate as the paint is flaking so the decks don’t look great.

The cockpit has a T-shaped configuration having binnacle steering with a 42” wheel, compass, engine controls, a SS arch for a Raymarine C80 navigation display, and a humped helm seat.

In the aft corners are draining propane lockers with propane canisters in each, and good-sized side seat lockers further forward. At the back is a hinged boarding ladder that folds up into the pushpit when not in use.

There is a canvas dodger with handrails on the outside, and the top rail supports a solar panel.

The fore-deck has a recessed locker which includes the electric Lewmar windlass. there is a 20Kg CQR anchor with an estimated 150’ of new 5/16” G4 chain and 200” of rode. or.

Additional Items

To complete the package this C&C 40 comes with a 2009 10’6” Titan rigid hull inflatable tender with Yamaha 8hp outboard.

Additional items include miscellaneous safety gear and spares.

  • Boat hook

  • Fenders

  • Dock lines

  • Throwing ring

  • Victory 3” clock and barometer

  • Emergency tiller

  • CO detector

  • Propane sensor

About C&C Yachts

C&C Yachts was a Canadian sailboat manufacturer known for producing high-quality sailboats. Founded in 1969 by George Cuthbertson and George Cassian, the company gained a reputation for its innovative designs and craftsmanship. C&C sailboats were well-regarded for their performance capabilities, making them popular choices for both racing and cruising enthusiasts. The company ceased production in the early 1990s, but its legacy lives on in the numerous C&C sailboats that continue to sail the world’s waters, admired for their timeless designs and sailing prowess.

ElleLuminous was built by C&C Yachts at Niagra on the lake, Ontario.The C&C 40 was produced between 1977 and 1983. A total of 167 of these were built and is considered to be C&C’s most versatile cruising model.


40 feet
$ 52,000 CAD
Nanaimo, BC
Fuel Type
Hull Material

Dimensions & Other Specs


Overall Length
39ft 6in
Length at Waterline
31ft 6in
Max. Draft
7ft 0in
12ft 8in


Electrical Circuit


Fresh Water Tank
65 gal (Plastic)
Fuel Tank
20 gal
Holding Tank
12 gal (Plastic)


Single Berths
Double Berths


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    Engine Make
    Engine Model
    Engine Year
    Total Power
    27 hp
    Engine Type
    Drive Type
    Direct Drive
    Fuel Type
    Propeller Type
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