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1981 C&C Centerboard

Punta Gorda, Florida


The C&C 40 is a True Classic 40 foot yacht that has timeless lines and is a joy to sail and "Lickety Split" is a special vessel since she has been in the same family all of its life on the water and spent her first 15 years on Lake Ontario and has always been Maintained to High Standards. She has cruised from Maine to Honduras and spent time in the Caribbean, and Bahamas and has been upgraded and is ready to go cruising with her next owners. "Lickety Split" has never raced and since she has been in SW Florida she has been stored out of the water for 6 months every year. 

Here are just some of the Key Features:

  • NEW 2013 Garmin GPS Map 4210 with GMR 18HD Digital Radar
  • NEW 2013 Two GMI 10 instruments pedestal mounted at the helm one for Wind Direction and Speed and the other depth and speed
  • NEW 2013 Simrad AP2402 Auto Pilot Controller with under cockpit linear drive
  • NEW 2017 Xantrex SW2012 Inverter/Charger with remote panel below
  • NEW 2013 Xantrex Link Lite Battery Monitor
  • Frigoboat Keel Cooled Refrigerator with NEW 2016 Evaporator
  • Repowered in October 1996 with a Yanmar 37 HP 3JH2 engine
  • Newer Genoa and Cruising Spinnaker
  • NEW 2014 Trojan 6 volt 450 amp House Battery Bank
  • Amp Air 100 Wind Generator
  • Hull Buffed and waxed October 2017
  • All new Isinglass in dodger

There is Much, Much more click on Full Specifications for all the details :

Here is what Andrew Burton had to say about the C&C 40 in a December 2017  article in Cruising World:

"... The sport has changed, but many of the wonderful true racer/cruisers of the '70's and 80s remain. The boats built by C&C Yachts in Canada are some of the best of that breed....With a beautiful spring to her sheer, rakish stem, reverse transom and rounded cabin house that gently tapers into the fore-deck, the C&C 40 looks fast just sitting on her mooring."


Basic Boat Info

Price: $27,500
Boat Name: "Lickety Split"
Make: C&C
Model: Centerboard
Year: 1981
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: C&C Yachts
Designer: Robert Ball
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Centerboard


Length: 40 ft
Waterline Length: 31'6 ft
Beam: 12'8 ft
Min Draft: 4'9 ft
Displacement: 17,985 lb
Bridge Clearance: 57 ft
Ballast: 8,795 lb
Single Berths: 4
Double Berths: 1
Twin Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3JH2-E
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 37hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 1996
  • Engine Hours: 4330
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 60 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 19 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Manual
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


RALPH BUSH 941-276-8047


Florida, US


"Lickety Split" has a forward is a private V-berth stateroom with a hanging locker to starboard and a Large en suite head to port with private door to the en suite head. Aft into the main salon is a straight settee to port and an L-shaped settee with a fold-down dinette table to starboard. Both settees have outboard pilot berths with cushions which make Excellent Storage areas. Continuing aft to port is the navigation station followed by a double quarter berth. Across to starboard is the U-shaped galley. Centerline steps lead to the cockpit. The interior is beautifully appointed with teak woodwork throughout and updated Caribbean print upholstery and PLENTY of storage.

From the Manufacture:  "....The owner of the C&C 40 expects to sail hard and is entitled to rest well. So the C&C 40 hasn't a berth shorter than King-Size. That goes for the forecabin double berth, the double quarter berth, the pilot berths and the main cabin settees that convert to two singles...."


Large aft U-shaped sea-going  galley featuring a gimbaled propane stove with oven, LARGE top loading  Refrigerator Freezer, double stainless sink on centerline with hot/cold pressure water

Three Burner  propane stove/oven. PLENTY of storage in drawers and cabinets.

  • Frigoboat Keel Cooled Refrigerator (Evaporator replaced in 2016)
  • Hillerrange three burner propane stove
  • Foot pump on Galley Sink
  • Galley Supplies: Cookware, tableware, flatware, cups, glasses, etc.
Electronics & Navigation
  • NEW 2013 Simrad AP2402 Auto Pilot Controller with under cockpit electric linear drive
  • NEW 2013 Garmin GPSMAP 4210 Multi-Function Display with 10.4” diag screen
  • NEW 2013 Garmin GMR 18 HD Digital Radar
  • NEW 2013 Two Garmin GMI 10 instruments pedestal mounted for wind and speed/depth
  • NEW 2013 Garmin GMI 10 instrument at Nav. Station for: depth, wind, location and speed
  • NEW 2013 West Marine WM 3000 RF AM/FM Radio (CD, USB) with interior and exterior stereo speakers
  • NEW 2013 Standard Horizon Eclipse DSC+ GX 1200 VHF (Nav Station)
  • Cockpit mounted Standard Horizon Intrepid GX 1260S with separate antenna
Electrical System


  • NEW 2017 Xantrex SW2012 Inverter/Charger and remote Battery Control Monitor
  • NEW 2013 Link Lite Battery Monitor
  • NEW 2013 30 Amp galvanic isolator
  • Balmar 100 Amp High output alternator with smart regulator
  • NEW 2014 House Batteries-4 Trojan T-105 Golf Cart Batteries
  • NEW 2016 Starting Battery
  • Bat-Maxx Battery Combiner
  • Amp Air 100 Wind Generator
  • LED cabin lights
  • LED Running Lights including a Masthead light and anchor light
  • Two 30 amp shore power cables
  • Hot water heater, both engine driven and 110 volt
Sails and Rigging
  • North Full battened Mainsail with Lazy Jacks
  • Original Working 100 % Jib
  • 135% Genoa 8 oz Dacron offshore Tri-radial (Rolly Tasker), purchased 2007
  • 135% Genoa CX6T & CX7T Cruise Laminate Tri Radial (Morehouse Sailmakers) (Spare)
  • Hood Asymmetric Light Air Sail
  • Navtec Stainless Steel rod rigging and insulating back stay for a SSB
  • Navtec hydraulic back stay adjuster
  • Adjustable Baby Stay on fore deck
  • Keel Stepped tapered mast
  • 40" Stainless Steel destroyer wheel
  • Two Barient #28 Self Tailing Two Speed Winches in cockpit, mounted aft within reach of helmsman
  • Three Barient #22 Stainless Two Speed winches on deck
  • Two Barient #22 Two Speed Winches on Cabin Top
  • Boson's Chair
  • Preventer

Rig Dimensions:

I: 53 ft.

J: 16.60 ft.

P: 46.50 ft.

E: 13.30 ft.

Sail Area/Disp. 18.20

Balance/Disp.  46.53%


Hull and Deck and Cockpit
  • Centerboard Keel with only 4'9" draft, perfect for Florida Sailing or with the centerboard down you have 8'6" draft for off shore sailing.
  • Centerboard serviced regularly as the boat is stored out of the water for 6 months each year
  • 33 lb. Bruce anchor with 100’ 5/16” G-4 High Test Chain with 200’ of ¾” Nylon Rode
  • S-L Anchorman Vertical Manual Windlass
  • Forespar Motor Lift on stern rail
  • Dodger, Bimini with removable forward section and side screen enclosure for cockpit
  • C&C anodized extruded aluminum toe rail
  • Edson Teak Cockpit Table
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Wash down pump with hose connection in the cockpit
  • Hand Gusher Bilge Pump (1 ½ “ hose connections)
  • Repowered in October 1996 with 37 HP Yanmar Diesel Model 3JH2-E 
  • Martek 3 Blade 16” Feathering/Reversing Prop (adjustable pitch)
  • Racor Fuel Filter
  • Wilcox-Crittenden Head
Spare Parts List


  •  Yanmar Hitachi Alternator (New, Original Equipment) Model LR 155-20, 129772-77200 12 V – 55 amps for 3JH2-E engine
  • 1 Alternator belt (Dayco #17455)
  • Spare 2 blade fixed pitch prop 16” x 10 pitch
  • Propane solenoid valve
  • Extra 10 lb. aluminum propane tank 
  • Spare parts for Wilcox-Crittenden Head
  • House water pump parts
  • Aluminum tubing for range oven
  • Spare Cap & O-Ring seals for water tanks and stern vent
  • New “stop” cable for Yanmar Engine
  • 3 Boxes with miscellaneous small electrical and other spare parts
  • 2 boxes of miscellaneous rigging supplies
Broker's Comments:

"Lickety Split" was in the previous owner's family since it was new and was never raced, the first 15 years it was on Lake Ontario with the first family member, and then she headed south to Florida in 1996.  On the way down they added the new Yanmar 37 HP engine instead of rebuilding the old one then cruised the East Coast to Southwest Florida. In the years following they cruised the Bahamas many times, then headed to the Western Caribbean down to Honduras, left the boat on the hard then came back the following year to cruise the Eastern Caribbean. They have cruised Florida and the Keys in the years following. 

"Lickety Split" is Cruise Ready, the hull has been buffed and the bottom paint touched up.  She is ready for her new owners to head off into the sunset.....


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Personal items do not convey

Dinghy and Outboard Motor not included with sale

Additional Contact Information

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Ralph Bush 941-276-8047 Listing Broker

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