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The Sceptre 41, due to designer Hein Dreihuyzen's vision,  enjoys a stellar reputation as a solidly constructed ocean capable performance cruising yacht.   Her balanced design includes a deck salon with inside steering without sacrificing clean lines, coupled with a full skeg hung rudder and long fin keel providing security with exceptional tracking.  Her deep bilges with tankage mounted low can accommodate a row of milk crates for long range stowage.

Lucy May's owner of thirty years has equipped her with many recent, valuable upgrades for easy sailing.  She has made annual visits to Clint Currie's yard for bottom work.  She boasts recent North Sails inventory with a gennaker and snuffer, Leisure Furl in boom furling system with external mast track, huge Forespar solid vang, Anderson 40ST electric halyard winch, Harken MkIII genoa furling, enormous Lewmar 55 primary winches a full cockpit enclosure/ dodger with flexible solar panels and a full custom heavy sunbrella winter cover.  She has both an Espar diesel hot air furnace for cabin heat AND an Espar diesel Hydronic water furnace to heat domestic water, both fueled from a custom separate aluminum tank in the bilge.  A feathering three blade Max Prop propeller provides good motoring performance.  

She has an Aquapro RIB dinghy with 8 hp Yamaha serviced by a Forespar stainless motor davit on the pushpit.

1983 41' Sceptre

  • Keel: Fin

    LOA: 41 ft 0 in
    Beam: 12 ft 8 in
    LWL: 36 ft 0 in
    Maximum Draft: 5 ft 8 in
    Ballast: 8000 lbs
    Dry Weight: 21500 lbs

    Total Power: 55 HP

    Engine 1:
    Engine Brand: Nissan
    Year Built: 1983
    Engine Model: SD22
    Engine Type: Inboard
    Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
    Engine Hours: 4115
    Propeller: 3 blade propeller
    Drive Type: Direct Drive
    Engine Power: 55 HP

    Number of heads: 1

    Wind speed and direction

    Furling mainsail
    Furling genoa
    Fully battened mainsail
    Gennaker/Cruising spinnaker

    Steering wheel
    Electric winch

    Inside Equipment
    Manual bilge pump
    Battery charger
    Hot water
    Microwave oven
    Marine head
    Electric bilge pump

    Electrical Equipment
    Shore power inlet

    Outside Equipment/Extras
    Cockpit cushions
    Swimming ladder
    Solar panel
    Cockpit table
    Outboard engine brackets
    Electric windlass

    Cockpit cover
    Bimini Top
    Mainsail cover
    Spray hood
    Genoa cover


    Right forward is a large 'Man Cave' storage for sails/ fenders etc, followed by a large head with large grated shower surround.  Hatch over head with manual commode and vanity.

    Next aft is the owners stateroom with starboard side pullman berth facing navigation station and electrical panels. 2 overhead hatches

    Next aft is the bright, airy salon with starboard side table and port side settee.  Inside engine controls and autopilot steering.  Massive storage below accommodates milk crates for storage, under settee tool storage hatches, skylights, hatch.  Galley is U shaped with 3 burner  LPG Force 10 stove/ oven on gimbal. huge refrigerated ice box with Nova Kool evaporator plates.  Companionway access to engine, large open quarter berth with chart table across.  Cockpit is protected by full Sunbrella enclosure, deep storage locker with engine access.  Folding teak binnacle table.  Huge Lewmar 55 primaries and a new Anderson electric halyard winch. Bottom Siders cockpit cushions.

    Walk through transom to teak swim platform, Stainless dinghy motor davit.

    Engine Room

    Nissan SD22 Diesel engine 55 HP ca 4115 trouble free hours.  Maintainance mechanic will consult.

    Transmission Hurth HBW 250

    PSS dripless shaft seal

    3 Blade Max Prop feathering propeller

    Espar  D4 diesel air furnace

    Espar D4 diesel hydronic water furnace

    Tank Tender fluid level display system

    Electric hot water tank serviced by Espar Hydronic furnace

    Edson steering mechanical

    Alpha Spectra Autopilot with heavy duty under deck linear drive

    Auxiliary fuel tank for diesel furnaces

    Nillson electric capstan windlass with 20KG Bruce anchor






    Nillson Maxwell electric anchor windlass

    4X 6volt house battery bank with recent upgrades to switching and circuit protection.

    newer solar system, 2 flexible panels MT50 display and MPPT controller

    inverter and charger


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