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1998 Robinhood 40 Aft Cockpit Cutter

Kittery, Maine


VARMLANDER represents a unique opportunity to own the one and only Robinhood 40. Totally custom built using the Carl Alberg designed Cape Dory 40 hull and deck, but that is where the similarity ends. Every aspect of her design and equipment was chosen for comfort and practical offshore sailing. She has had two owners and both have taken excellent care of her. Presently offered below market due to several years of being stored on land due the passing of her owner. She shows well and we thank you for your interest.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Robinhood
Model: 40 Aft Cockpit Cutter
Year: 1998
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Robinhood Marine Center
Designer: Carl Alberg/Robinhood
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HDOF0021G798
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 40 ft
Length Overall: 42'8 ft
Length Of Deck: 40'2 ft
Waterline Length: 30 ft
Beam: 11'8 ft
Max Draft: 5'8 ft
Displacement: 21,000 lb
Ballast: 8,100 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH45
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 45hp


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Cutter


Annie Gray
Gray & Gray Yacht Brokers, Inc.


Gray & Gray Yachts
36 York Street
York, Maine, US, 03909



  • Hull design is classic Alberg design, with full keel and attached rudder and protected prop.
  • One piece solid fiberglass hull.
  • 13 layers of fiberglass on hull bottom.
  • Vinylester resin barrier coat on bottom.
  • Black hull, white bootttop, green bottom.
  • Internal hull flange for deck to hull joint.
  • Deck & hull thru-bolted and bonded.
  • Fiberglass Balsa core deck surfaces with bi-directional laminate rovings in high-stress areas.
  • S/S bow pulpit with double rails, stern rail and stanchions.
  • 4 Screened hatches.
  • 12 Spartan bronze, opening, screened ports.
  • Teak dorade boxes with bronze cowl vents.
  • Brass mushroom ventilators.
  • Edson teak Destroyer wheel with Autohelm linear drive ST 6000 Autopilot.
  • S/S “sissy bars” at mast.
  • 3 cockpit lockers.
  • Propane locker.
  • Laminated teak bowsprit.
  • Double lifelines and gates.



Fuel: 100 gallons in aluminum tank.

Water: 198 gallons in 3 S/S tanks.

Holding: yes, capacity unknown.

Hot Water Heater: 6 gallons off 110V & engine. 



  • Yanmar 4JH45, 45 hp diesel engine, 4 cylinder, FWC, with approximately 2100 hours as seen on the hour meter.
  • 3 Blade Classic MAX-PROP Automatic Feathering Propeller.
  • (2) Cruisair Air Conditioning Systems -a 7,000 btu Cruisair AC w/ reverse-cycle heat, forward and a 12,000 btu Cruisair AC w/ reverse-cycle heat, aft.
  • Shower sump pumps for showers fore & aft.
  • Emergency tiller & access plate in cockpit sole.
  • Oil pressure gauge in instrument panel.
  • Exceptional engine access.
  • Racor fuel filter.
  • Amazon manual bilge pump.
  • Electric bilge pump.
  • 4" 250 CFM Bilge blower.
  • Raw water sea strainers at intakes.
  • Fuel shut-off valves.
  • Cruising speed: 6 knots.                                                                                           


  • 12V DC & 120V AC Electrical systems.
  • (3) AGM Group 31 batteries, 2 house banks.
  • Starting battery.
  • 2006 Xantrex 40 Plus battery charger.
  • 2006 Xantrex remote panel in nav station.
  • Two solar panels above bimini (we believe to be true; hard to confirm with shrinkwrap on).
  • S/S Sealed beam spreader lights.
  • (2) 50' 30 amp dockside cables.
  • Pathmaker isolator/combiner, 200 amp.
  • 100 amp alternator with Balmar ARS-4 Multistage Regulator.
  • Dockside Y-adapter.
  • Dynaplate ground fitting.
  • Aqua Signal series 40 nav lights.


ACCOMMODATIONS: The interior is all teak finished with Epifanes rubbed-effect varnish. The forward stateroom has an offset double berth to port with a custom inner-spring mattress, by Handcraft Mattress Company, Santa Ana, CA and custom day cover, that sleeps two very comfortably (measures 55" X 7'+). The berth is surrounded port & stbd. by open shelving for personal items. Below the mattress is a storage area, one of three SS freshwater tanks, a Cruisair reverse-cycle AC unit & pullout drawers. Additionally, there's a dressing seat with additional storage and a hanging locker. There is good lighting with overhead dome lighting, and a small, flexible, task lamp for reading. The reading lights in berths are by Littlelite Gooseneck Lamps. A teak door is located at the bulkhead for privacy. Opposite this bulkhead is the head. The toilet is a manual Raritan with standard bowl. The manual head was decided upon, as opposed to an electric, for simplicity of function, ease of owner maintenance/ repair, availability of parts and no demand upon house banks. A teak seat folds down over the toilet. There is a stainless steel sink, single lever fixture & mirror. Ample storage for toilet, towel, & personal items are behind counter top. The shower fixture is hand-held or adjustable wall mount. A concealed thermostatic /pressure balanced mixer by FM Mattsson allows an even & stable temperature setting. This mixer also serves the aft shower. The advantage of this system is that it can be preset which permits a person to shower without the necessity of fumbling with hot & cold adjustments. Below the sink cabinet are the 12V freshwater pump and water system manifold. The manifold is constructed with ball valves as opposed to gate valves. In the main salon the settee cushions are upholstered in Ultrasuede fabric. Primary lighting is provided by a dual power Alpenglow with night vision option. On low setting the power consumption is .3 to .4 amps. Night vision uses L.E.D.s for red and consumes approximately .1 amp. This is the most energy efficient light source available. A custom-built double leaf teak dining table is located aft of the mast with six wine bottle storage pockets. Storage areas are located under and behind the settee cushions port & starboard. A freshwater tank is located below the starboard settee cushions. This settee pulls out to form a sleeping accommodation for one with lee cloth. On the port side below the settee cushions are located a battery bank of three AGM 105 AH batteries, two hundred amp fuses for positive and negative feed, a Newmar shore charger, Xantrex battery interface and a six gallon water heater with heat exchanger and more storage area. The charger can handle three banks and provides a bulk, absorption and float charge and a maintenance charge to the genset battery. Voltage parameters can be set according to battery type. The 200 amp Xantrex battery combiner contains two heavy-duty solenoids and is used where there are multiple banks involved. A low voltage disconnect setting will isolate the banks prohibiting drain of one bank into the other. The connect voltage enable parallel charging and a high voltage disconnect setting disables the solenoids. Voltage settings are adjustable. This system was chosen for maximum charging and isolation resulting in always having a source to start the engine. The galley offers ample working surface area. It has a stainless steel sink and two foot pumps at the sink. A gimbaled Force 10 propane range is port side and includes a fume detection and control system. The cook top has a counter top cover. The Sea Frost refrigeration is an engine-drive system with shore assist. The fully-insulated SS ice box is located port side in the galley under counter top. Aft of the galley is a shower and wet locker. This was designed to provide a convenient location when coming below to remove wet clothing and take a hot shower. This shower is also controlled by the temperature/pressure mixer.

The nav. station is located on the starboard side facing aft. At this station is the main AC/DC distribution panel, battery selector switch, Pathmaker remote switch control, VHF radio, radar, chart plotter, and Sea Talk repeater. The radar is a Raytheon R20XX and includes a heading sensor which transmits a magnetic compass heading to the radar and is displayed on screen. The chart plotter is Autohelm C-MAP and is programmed at the nav. station. A plotter repeater is located on the cockpit instrument pod. A SeaTalk repeater conveys position fixes. Aft of this station is the quarter berth. It sleeps two, has a shelf starboard the length of the berth, hanging locker and door for 4 privacy. The mattress has a custom day cover. Lighting is provided by an overhead dome light with a small flexible task lamp for reading. Teak & Holly sole. Guest fold-away fan in salon. Alpine stereo with 2 speakers forward & 2 in salon; Alpine 6-CD changer. The berth cushions are in excellent condition and are all dark blue.



  • S/S sink with single-lever fixture.
  • Hot & cold pressure water.
  • 12V Gimbaled Force 10, 3-burner propane stove with oven.
  • LPG detection & control system.
  • Countertop cover for range.
  • Sea Frost refrigeration, AC & engine-driven.
  • S/S Icebox, fully insulated.
  • Raritan 6 gal. hot water heater, with heat exchanger.
  • Freshwater foot pump.
  • Raw water foot pump.



  • ICOM M424 VHF.
  • Ritchie powerdamp compass, binnacle mounted.
  • Raymarine Hybrid-Touch GPS.
  • Raymarine radar.
  • Autohelm depthsounder.
  • Raymarine ST 6000 autopilot.
  • Garmin GM10 speed and depthsounder.
  • AM/FM/CD stereo.



  • 776 sq. ft. sail area.
  • Cutter rig.
  • All sails by North Sail.
  • Dacron full-batten mainsail with 2 reefs.
  • Sunbrella sail cover.
  • Awlgripped white Hall spars; mast stepped on keel.
  • S/S wire standing rigging.
  • New England braid running rigging.
  • Harken roller furling for jib and staysail.
  • Also, staysail club boom.
  • Tri radial Gennaker.
  • Self-tending roller furling staysail.
  • 135% Genoa.
  • 110% Yankee.
  • Insulated backstay for SSB.
  • Boom vang.
  • Bronze Herreshoff cleats, bow & stern.
  • Boom with internal lift & outhaul.
  • Main halyard winch: 2-speed Harken 32.2 S.T.
  • Genoa halyard winch: 2-speed Harken 32.2 S.T.
  • Staysail halyard winch: Harken 16.
  • (2) Genoa sheet, Harken 53 ST, 2-speed, bronze drum cockpit winches.
  • Mainsheet Harken 44 ST, 2-speed, bronze drum cockpit winch.
  • Staysail Harken 16 bronze drum cockpit winch.



  • 45 lb. CQR anchor with 100' chain & 80' nylon rode, mounted on bow roller.
  • FX 23 Fortress anchor.
  • Sea anchor.
  • Lewmar 12V windlass.
  • Saltwater washdown on foredeck.
  • Tan Dodger.
  • Tan Bimini.
  • Pedestal guard with drink holder.
  • Tank cockpit seat cushions.
  • Wheel cover.
  • Cockpit table.
  • Hand rail covers.
  • Cockpit coaming covers.
  • USCG Safety package.
  • Man overboard pole.
  • Teak stepped boarding ladder.
  • Boat hook.
  • Lifesling.
  • Outboard bracket.
  • 4 man life raft in hard canister (needs recertifying – sold AS IS).


COMMENTS: VARMLANDER represents a unique opportunity to own the one and only Robinhood 40. Totally custom built using the Carl Alberg designed Cape Dory 40 hull and deck, but that is where the similarity ends. Every aspect of her design and equipment was chosen for comfort and practical offshore sailing. She has had two owners and both have taken excellent care of her. Presently offered below market due to several years of being stored on land due the passing of her owner. She shows well and we thank you for your interest.


Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

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