1979 Hughes H40 Sailboat for sale in Nova Scotia, Canada


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Interior layout

Centre Cockpit – easily and comfortably seats 6 people in a U; drop down wood cockpit table; very large cockpit locker on starboard; companionways to salon and to stern cabin.
Salon – L shaped seating around a custom made raw edged cherry table with navy blue ultra suede cushions seating; 4 sit comfortably around the table on starboard side. Bench seating across on the port side of the salon also in navy blue ultra suede cushions. Storage under all seating on both port and starboard sides.
Cabin sole – all redone in 2016 with NuTeak CFlor synthetic Teak and Holly flooring.
Forward to V Berth
Hanging locker on port side; head on starboard with sink and waterless composting Air Head toilet V Berth- cupboards line both the port and starboard sides; custom made with cane door fronts; storage below berth
Aft to Stern
Cabin Navigation Station – Top opening desk, seat with cushion in navy ultra suede; 2 drawers; instrument panel. Older Raytheon Nav 298 GPS/Loran and AutoHelm NavCenter Chart Plotter.
Electrical Panel
Engine compartment – Starboard
Entry from companionway to stern cabin and from cockpit locker on starboard
Storage – port
Hanging locker – port
Second head – Starboard; modified to house shower and sink
Stern Berth – King size berth with custom mattress topper and linens. Storage under berth and custom cupboards with cane fronts and wood trim lining both port and starboard sides.


Galley – on starboard side complete with 3 burner propane stove and oven, front door refrigerator; double sink; white aborite counter top; custom made cabinets with cane fronts and wood trim.

Electronic Equipment

Electronics: 2017 Raymarine Evolution Auto Pilot with ACU 300, 2017 Raymarine A98 Chart Plotter with Navionics Charts and internal GPS. 2017 Raymarine Quantum Radar, 2017 ARC Global Pro Fix 406 MHz GPS EPIRB. Standard Horizon VHF with DSC and AIS receive Radio with a Second Station Ram Mic in the cockpit, Standard Horizon Floating HX290 handheld VHF radio.

Electrical System

Batteries: 4- 6 Volt Rolls/Surrette S-605 at 468AH (new in 2017); 12 Volt marine starter battery (2018), Xantrex Freedom 20 Inverter/Charger.

Solar Panels: 4- 100w flexible on Bimini Top with a Kidd Solar Charge Controller (all new in 2017)

Other Equipment

Sails: Doyle Sails – Main Sail (new in 2016); Jib (new in 2017); Mizzen (new in 2017). Additional sails in inventory include: Storm Jib and Asymmetrical Drifter with snuffer. All have been inspected. Foresail is on a Furlex 300 S roller furling.
Anchor: Mantus 65 lbs (new in 2017) on 180’ of 3/8” chain and a Lofrans Tigres electric windlass
Wi Fi Extender : by Coastal Marine WiFi. (new in 2017)
Canvas : New fully enclosed cockpit canvas in 2017.
Cockpit cushions: custom made in 2015, waterproof and floatable
Dinghy: SeaBright 10.5’ Hypalon (new 2017). Outboard Motor: Tohatsu 8.0hp 4 stroke (new 2017).
Refrigerator – Nova Kool R2600 ACDC. 2.4cu ft (68 litres) (new in 2017) Stove: Force Ten 3 burner stove with oven.
BBQ : Magma Monterey Grill with detachable tray and additional grilling pan. 2- 20lbs propane tanks in dedicated locker on deck.
Upholstery and linens: Salon cushions are navy blue ultra suede, new in 2015; V berth and stern cabin cushions have been cleaned and are in good condition; stern cabin has a custom mattress topper. There are custom linens for the stern cabin including a duvet cover, pillow shams and sheets. Other linens includes: a duvet cover and set of sheets for the V Berth; 2 sets of Turkish towels.
Insect screens for hatches – all 3 hatches have screens
Kitchen ware – all dishes, pots/pans, utensils and cutlery are included
Throw rugs – salon and stern cabin


Pendle Mist is a Hughes 40, ketch rigged sail boat built in 1979. She was built in Ontario, Canada. She was designed by Sparkman and Stephens. She has a modified full keel which only draws 4’7. She has a centre cockpit which provides spacious accommodations and storage below deck. All specifications and a full inventory are listed below.
Pendle Mist is completing a successful 2018 winter season in The Bahamas and is sailing back to Halifax, Nova Scotia, her home port. Her owners prepared for this retirement trip and are selling her to pursue other plans. They are prepared to show Pendle Mist to interested buyers at any point in their journey up the Eastern seaboard. Delivery may be possible.
Pendle Mist has been refitted by the owners over several years. She was purchased in 2010 to prepare for living aboard and cruising. As such, many of the additions are suited for this lifestyle.
All of the cabinetry has been replaced in the salon and cabins with cane fronts for air circulation and wood trim.
All of the upholstery has been replaced and/or cleaned with a blue and white colour scheme.
A waterless, composting toilet replaced a marine head which eliminates holding tanks, frees up storage space, and ensures environmentally sound waste removal.
One of the two heads was converted to a shower room. All of these modifications proved effective and comfortable during the cruising season.
Pendle Mist’s hull was painted in 2015. The deck was painted in 2016. Her bottom was done in 2017 with Copper Coat bottom paint.