Oia – Sailboat For Sale

UPDATE: As of November 23, 2012, Oia is sold to Victor and Svetlana, who are aboard and happy with their new boat!  Congratulations and fair winds!

My sailboat, Oia, is for sale.  She’s an Acapulco 40, built in 1971 in California and currently lying in Langkawi, Malaysia, and she’s a beauty.

In the last few years since I’ve owned her, she has undergone many major upgrades, including a brand new Beta Marine engine installed earlier this year.  See below for a comprehensive list of recent upgrades and additions.  I think you’ll be able to tell from everything I’ve done that I don’t really want to sell this boat.  Unfortunately, while I’ve done all the work needed to get her ready for serious, extended cruising, life has taken me in a different direction, and I’d rather put her in the hands of someone who can give her the attention and adventures she deserves and not leave her languishing while I’m working halfway around the world.

Here are some basics of the sale:

  • Vessel: Oia
  • Model: Acapulco 40
  • Year: 1971
  • Lying: Langkawi, Malaysia
  • Asking price: please make an offer.

If you’d like to inquire further, or if you have any questions, please contact me by email at “beevek at gmail.com” (replace “at” with “@”).

Important note: if you found this boat listed on any other website, please use the contact information from that site rather than contacting me directly.  I am working with several brokers, and if you found the boat through their listing, it is only fair that you work with them directly.

Below is a comprehensive set of specs for Oia, and a bit farther down is a list of all the upgrades, maintenance, and additions she’s had over the last few years.  Of course, you can also read through the rest of my site to find out more about her.


Name: OIA
Model: Acapulco 40
Year: 1971
Hull number: 5037
Hull type: long keel
Color: Royal blue
Registration: Langkawi 700171
LOA: 12.1m/39.7ft
LWL: 9.1m/30ft
Draft: 1.8m/6ft (approx)
Depth: 2.71m/8.9ft
Beam: 3.87m/12.7ft
Displacement: 13T
Gross tonnage: 16T
Net tonnage: 15T
Builder: Yachtcraft dba Islander Yachts, Costa Mesa, California (Original Builders Certificate available)
Designer: Ted Carpentier
Purpose: cruising
Haulout/antifoul: 2012 (currently hauled)
Keel type: long keel
Ballast location: keel
Hull material: GRP
Deck material: fiberglass over ply


Engine manufacturer: Beta Marine
Year: 2012
Engine model: Beta 38
Engine cylinders: 4
Engine number: K26960
Horsepower: 37.5
Engine hours: 0
Engine room located: beneath cabin sole
Engine room access: hatch
Gearbox: mechanical
Gearbox make: Twin Disc Technodrive
Gearbox model: TMC-60p 2.45:1
Control panel: Beta Marine Type C delux (tach, volt, water, oil, eng hrs, key, push start, indicators)
Oil system: remote bulkhead mount filter, manual sump pump
Exhaust: high-rise elbow, 2″ hose
Exhaust waterlock: yes, new 2012
Propeller: manganese bronze fixed pitch 3 bladed
Shaft: SS, new 2012
Max Speed under power: ~8 kts
Max Speed under sail: ~8 kts
Genset: N/A
Fuel type: diesel
Fuel capacity: 100 G
Number of fuel tanks: 2x50G
Fuel tank material: powder coated steel
Fuel tank location: beneath cabin sole
Fuel filters: Racor 75/500 dual filters


Galley location: portside, fwd of companionway
Stove fuel type: LPG
Fuel storage: transom mounted 2-bottle SS rack with remote solenoid; 2x aluminum bottles; new solenoid 2011
Burners: 2 (1 working)
Oven: yes, gimbaled
Oven fuel type: LPG
Barbecue: yes
Barbecue fuel type: LPG
Sink: stainless double sink
Fridge/freezer type: Adler Barbour Cold Machine
Fridge power: 12 VDC
Freezer power: 12 VDC
Microwave make/model: basic
Microwave watts: 600W
Convection oven: no
Cutlery/crockery: full set


Accommodation total berths: 5
Single berths: 1x (settee)
Double berths: 2x (V-berth, settee)
Number of cabins: 1 (V-berth)
Cabin upholstery: new 2010
Extra berths: N/A
Extra berths where: N/A
Head: manual
Blackwater holding tank: no
Showers: cold, sump 1x Rule 300 G/hr pumping overboard
Washing machine: no
Cockpit headroom: 6′ 5″
Cabin headroom: 6′ 2″
Interior finish: wood
Cockpit cushions: new 2010
Floors (cabin sole): teak parquet
Aircon: A/C window aircon with hatch mounting
Barometer/clock: yes
Fans: 6x Hella 12VDC


Interior lighting: LED, total load ~1A
Nav lighting: port, stbd, & stern lights at deck level; LED tri/anchor lights at masthead (new 2011); steaming; spreader
Speed log: Swoffer; present, not installed
Depth sounder: Standard
Wind instrument: NASA Marine NMEA
Autopilot type: electrical chain-steered
Autopilot make: Raymarine
Radio VHF make/model: Icom M57
Antennas: masthead VHF antenna; Comar AST-200 VHF antenna splitter; backstay HF antenna; 2x stern pulpit mounted GPS antennas
AIS make/model: Comar CSB-200 AIS Class B transponder
Radio HF make: N/A
Radio HF model: N/A
Radar make: Lowrance
Radar model: BR24
Radar range: 24nm
GPS make: Garmin, Lowrance
GPS model: Garmin 120XL
Chartplotter make: Lowrance
Chartplotter model: HDS-8m, new 2010
Chartplotter charts: Navionics Gold SE Asia 2011
NMEA0183 multiplexer: Actisense NDC-4
Inverter make: basic 500W MSW
Solar panel make: Kyocera
Solar panel watts: 2x85W (total 170W), new 2011
Wind gen make: N/A
Shore power: AC 110/240V, step-up transformer to convert 110V to 220V aboard
Battery power: 12 VDC
PC: laptop, no hard disk
Stereo make/model: Sony CDX-GT290S, new 2010
Speakers: 2x saloon, 1x nav table, 1x cockpit
Satcom: N/A
House battery type: Trojan T105 6V 225Ah lead acid
House battery number: 4
House battery Ahrs: 450Ah 12VDC
Start battery type: Trojan T105 6V 225Ah lead acid
Start battery number: 2
Start battery Ahrs: 225Ah 12VDC
Battery charger make/model: Dolphin 80A (115/230 VAC in)
Battery charger amps: 80A
Battery isolation: Xantrex echo-charge VSR
Alternator amps: 100A
Alternator regulator: built-in


Water capacity: 200G
Number of tanks: 2
Tank material: SS
Tank location: beneath settees
Heater: N/A
Watermaker make/model: Pur Powersurvivor 80E-II; Pur Survivor-06 (hand operated emergency)
Watermaker L/hr: 12.9 l/h (+/- 15%)
Water pump type: electrical
Water pump make/model: Shurflo Aqua King 3.0 + spare
Water pump L/min: 11.4 l/min
Jerry cans number: 3
Jerry cans size: 20L
Jerry can storage: deck


Tender make/model: Silver Marine 275AD
Tender type: PVC inflatable high pressure floor
Tender size: 2.77m/9’1″
Outboard make/model: Mercury Quicksilver 3.3HP, tuneup 2011
Outboard HP: 3.3 HP
Outboard fuel: petrol
Compass: Ritchie main steering compass; Ritchie standby compass
Davits: no
Crane: no
Intercom: no
Deck wash: freshwater
Swim ladder: SS 7 rung
Swim platform: no
Transom door: no
Duckboard: no
Fishing gear: no
Bimini material: Sunbrella
Bimini color: Royal blue
Bimini condition: New (material ready, not yet made)
Dodger material: fiber over ply
Dodger color: white
Dodger condition: like new
Awning material: vinyl
Awning color: white
Awning condition: poor
Other: various Malaysia/Thailand/Singapore charts; scuba BCD/regulator/instruments; scuba tank; tools/wrenches/etc; engine/dinghy/rigging/etc spares; filters; various ropes; 5x fenders; spare upper/lower shroud; spare cable/rope halyard; normal supplies such as spare oil, grease, hydraulic oil, etc; sailing gear such as winch handles, horns, throwable rope, boat hook; deck brush and various cleaning materials; etc.


Spar type: Alloy
Standing rigging type: SS, new 2000, inspected 2010
Running rigging condition: good
Rig type: sloop
Number of masts: 1
Mast height: 13.6m above deck
Number of forestays: 1
Number of spreaders: 1
Poles: spinnaker

Safety equipment

Life jackets type: Foam Type I
Life jackets adult: 6
Life jackets child: 0
Life raft: N/A
Harnesses: 3
Jackline: 30m 1.5″ polyester webbing
V-sheet: no
Danbuoy: no
Life ring: horseshoe, 2011
Life sling: yes, 2011
First aid kit: basic, 2011
EPIRB make/model: ACR GlobalFix Pro
EPIRB age: 1 year, 2011
Flares: 6x red handheld flares; 2x orange smoke signals; 4x parachute rockets
Flares age: 1 year, 2011
Fire extinguisher number: 4
Fire extinguisher types: 1x Halon, 3x foam
Fire extinguisher age: all serviced 2011
Fire blanket: yes
Bilge manual make/model: 2x Gusher; 1 cockpit, 1 cabin
Bilge electric make/model: Rule 1500 G/hr w/air pressure switch & auto/manual control panel
Emergency grab bag: yes, 2011
Emergency steering: emerg tiller

Ground tackle

Windlass make/model: Plath 9A
Windlass type: electric
Windlass watts: 62A @ 12VDC
Windlass has remote: no
Anchor 1 type/size: 60lb CQR
Anchor 2 type/size: 45lb CQR
Anchor 3 type/size: 35lb Bruce
Chain size: 300ft galvanized
Chain length: 5/16″
Rope size: 400ft
Rope length: 5/8″
Other: anchor for tender; grappling hook

Deck gear

Winch type: manual
Winch makes/sizes: Main: 2x Maxwell 2-speed ST; Halyard 2x Gibb, 1x Lewmar; Mainsheet 1x Barient; Reefing Lewmar 2-speed
Number self-tailing: 2x
Number non-self-tailing: 5x
Boom vang: soft
Headsail furling: Schaefer System 2100
Mainsail furling: N/A; removed Profurl external mainsail furling system in 2012, reverted to slab reefed main
Steering type: chain & wire
Helm: 33″ wheel w/leather wrapped rim, 2.5 turns lock to lock
Windvane: HYDROVANE w/capability of operating as emergency rudder; stowed, not operational; all parts and installation photos aboard

Sail inventory

Sail cover: N/A
Mainsails: 1x slide mounted w/3 reef points; 1x roller reefing
Genoas: 1x 150% genoa, roller reefing
Jibs: 1x working jib, roller reefing; 1x storm jib, set flying
Spinnakers: 1x
Storm sails: 1x storm trysail
Total number of sails: 7x
Sail condition: good; (roller reefing main & 150% genoa poor)
Reefing: foresails roller reefing; mainsail slab reefing
Lazy jacks: N/A

Recent upgrades/maintenance/etc


  • 6x Trojan T-105 6V 225Ah batteries (house: 450Ah 12VDC; start: 225Ah 12VDC)
  • Cabin cushion covers, fitted tablecloths, curtains, fitted V-berth sheets
  • Cockpit cushions
  • International code flag set
  • Stereo (Sony CDX-GT290S)
  • LPG BBQ (Marine Kettle, stanchion mounted)
  • Comar CSB-200 AIS Class B transponder
  • Comar AST-200 VHF antenna splitter
  • Scuba BCD, regulator, instruments
  • New 230VAC power tools (cordless drill, orbital sander, grinder, etc)
  • Battery charger (Dolphin 80A 115/230 VAC in)
  • Battery isolation (Xantrex echo-charge VSR)
  • DC panel (BEP 905NMV 24 switches)
  • AC panel (BEP 900-AC1 8 switches)
  • Main battery switches (house/start/combine)
  • Electrical system and tank monitoring panel (BEP DCSM)
  • Anchor winch breaker (BEP Bussman heavy duty 100A)
  • New core electrical wiring
  • Chartplotter (Lowrance HDS-8m)
  • Navionics Gold SE Asia charts
  • 2010 Singapore chartlet book
  • 1x Mariner 10 extinguisher
  • 400 ft 5/8″ nylon backup anchor rode
  • 30m 1.5″ polyester webbing jackline
  • Gimbaled marine oven/range (secondhand)


  • Actisense NDC-4 NMEA 0183 multiplexer
  • 4x Bomar 900-series low profile hatches (cabin)
  • Nasa Marine masthead NMEA wind instrument
  • Battery straps
  • Battery terminal fuses (150A)
  • Radar (Lowrance BR24) + mast mount (ScanStrut SC20)
  • Dodger windows (12mm polycarbonate)
  • Galley foot pump (Whale Tiptoe Mk IV) — not operational, replacement aboard
  • Hella fan in galley
  • 2x Kyocera KC85ST solar panels
  • Solar charge controller (Blue Sky 2512i MPPT controller)
  • Fresh water pumps (Aqua King 3.0 G/min; Aqua King 2.0 G/min spare)
  • Spare Groco pressure switches for bilge/sump pumps
  • Fireboy-Xintex LPG solenoid
  • New LPG fittings
  • Fire blanket (in galley)
  • 2x waterproof personal strobe
  • Bebi Electronics Masina Malosi LED tricolor masthead light
  • Bebi Electronics Owl LED anchor masthead light
  • Silver Marine 275AD 9’1″ PVC inflatable tender w/high pressure floor, hand pump, PVC/alumimum oars
  • ACR GlobalFix Pro EPIRB
  • Nav station lighting
  • Scuba tank, 30 cuft
  • Horseshoe buoy
  • Ariete life sling
  • 2x HDPE petrol jerry cans
  • 6x red handheld flares; 2x orange smoke signals; 4x parachute rockets
  • 50′ 5/8″ nylon snubber with chain hook
  • Leecloth/handhold lines in cabin
  • Custom-built omnidirectional wifi antenna w/RG-213 lead & N-connector
  • Hinged acrylic electrical panel cover
  • New courtesy flags (Malaysia, Singapore)
  • Various paper charts (Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore)
  • New shower head
  • 7m 8mm galvanized proof coil chain for backup anchor rode
  • Galley foot pump (Whale Tiptoe Mk IV) (not installed)
  • Racor RFF8C fuel filtering funnel
  • All fire extinguishers serviced/refilled
  • Bilge repainted
  • Remarked anchor chain
  • Topsides paint (CMP) — royal blue
  • Chartplotter wiring via pedestal guard
  • Mercury outboard full tuneup, new fuel tank
  • Reinforced quarterdeck
  • Icom HM-157 remote mic (wired, not installed)
  • 2x new cabin sole hatches for fuel tank access


  • Beta Marine 38 engine w/TMC60 2.45:1 gearbox
  • Beta Marine Type C delux control panel (tach, volt, water, oil, eng hrs, key, push start, indicators)
  • Bulkhead mounted oil filter
  • Racor 75/500 bulkhead mounted dual fuel filter
  • Custom-built exhaust waterlock box in engine room
  • New propeller shaft
  • New propeller (manganese bronze RH fixed pitch 3-bladed)
  • 4x BEP TS1 tank senders (2x fuel tanks; 2x water tanks) — installed but not wired; programming kit included
  • Cockpit coaming boxes
  • Pedestal guard
  • Custom-made teak chartplotter enclosure (not currently installed)
  • Stanchions rebedded
  • Deck paint (CMP) and nonskid surface
  • Extension of dodger, removal of hard cockpit roof
  • Retractable frame for soft bimini (bimini fabric aboard, sewing in progress)
  • Sunbrella covers for LPG tanks and outboard
  • Custom-fabricated SS folding boarding ladder, 7 rungs
  • New companionway lock
  • Through-hull and seacock for watermaker intake
  • New cutless bearing
  • New rudder stock bearing
  • Exterior brightwork revarnished
  • Mast/boom painted and inspected
  • Roller reefing mainsail converted back to slab reefing
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5 Responses to Oia – Sailboat For Sale

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  2. Iris

    Wow. Did u manually type the specs in?

  3. ben

    hi kris, thanks for your blog!
    im trying to live onboard and have found this very helpful!

  4. Todd Knight

    Beautiful boat! I am sure its over my budget but I must ask the price. Thank you in advance.


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