Sceptre 41
$135,000 USD
41ft in

The Sceptre 41 is one of the most respected and sensible Northwest cruising sailboats ever built. With the raised salon, one can take advantage of the beautiful scenery without suffering in the elements. The galley is optimally placed near the companionway and on level with the dinette salon area. The cockpit is also sheltered behind a windshield and canvas dodger. A walk-through transom with swim platform makes for easy access to the water, dock or dinghy. Tankage for fuel and water are generous and storage space, both on deck and below, is abundant. Top quality construction details and materials have caused these boats to hold their value over the years. While many Sceptres have remained in the Northwest, others have ventured forth, circumnavigating, rounding the great Capes and providing safe, speedy and comfortable passage for their crews. Betalgeuse has been cruised lightly and locally here in the Northwest. Her layout and interior details are well conceived. She has a raised salon but unlike many of the other Sceptres does not have a dedicated inside helm station. The forward stateroom is offset pullman and the aft cabin is enclosed. Her teak interior shows extremely well with little sign of wear or use. She is clean and odor free. She is one of the nicer used Sceptre to hit the market.

Name of vessel Betelgeuse
Model Sceptre 41
Year 1986
Builder Sceptre Yachts
Designer Hein Driehuyzen
Price $135,000 USD
Location Tacoma, WA
Length (feet) 41
Beam (feet) 12.66
Draft (feet) 5.7
Displacement (pounds) 21500
Ballast (pounds) 8700
Engine model Yanmar 4JH-TE
Engine horsepower 50
Engine hours
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 75
Water tank capacity (gallons) 190
Holding tank capacity (gallons)
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Betalgeuse’s interior lives far larger than her 41 feet might suggest. A raised salon layout often
cuts down on usable living space, but the Sceptre 41 makes excellent use of all her hull
volume, providing fantastic tank capacity, storage space and living accommodations. Her
roomy salon, large aft facing nav station, U-shaped galley, spacious head with separate
shower stall and two ample sized staterooms is perfectly configured for long term cruising or
living aboard. The interior is finished with oiled teak and teak trim accents around hatches,
portlights and in the head and shower stall. Her is traditional teak and holly. Her headliner is
white vinyl panels fastened at their perimeters with teak battens. Her interior is very bright as a
result of her large raised cabin house windows, numerous hatches and hull side ports.
The forward stateroom is an enclosed cabin that features an pullman style berth offset to
starboard with a removable insert. There is storage under pullman berth along with the holding
tank and a diesel tank. A shelf runs along the starboard hull side above the bunk while teak
slats offer a nice accent to the white finish on the port and starboard sides. three reading
lamps two head of the berth with one aft. Three drawers are located beneath the aft end of the
berth. To port is a small dressing settee bench seat. Aft of the settee is a tall hanging locker
with a cabinet and four more drawers located aft of the hanging locker. Two opening ports in
the hull sides and a large foredeck hatch provide excellent ventilation and natural light. The
forward cabin has private access to the head and shower. This cabin has a lot of storage for
personal gear and can be considered the master
The head with separate shower stall is located aft of the master stateroom to starboard. The
compartment is finished in white molded fiberglass, white laminate and teak trim. Teak grates
cover the draining sumps in both the head and shower spaces. In the head, a tile counter with
a porcelain sink is located forward and outboard. There is a large locker below. Outboard along
the hull side is a large mirrored cabinet with shelves. Aft of the counter is the manual head.
There are also towel racks/grab bars located on the aft bulkhead. The separate shower stall is
located forward, with a curtain separating the space. A seat is located outboard.
Across from the head to port along the passageway to the salon is two very large hanging
lockers with storage behind. This is a massive storage area with two larger cabinets below.
Betalgeuse’s raised salon features a dinette to starboard and a straight settee to port. The aft
edge of the dinette settee also serves as an aft-facing seat for the large navigation table. The
AC and DC breaker panel plus the Standard Horizon VHF and Furun GPS are at the
Navigators table. Upholstery is a tasteful forest green pattern and in excellent shape. There is
a long bookcase and cabinet above and outboard of the dinette seatback on the starboard
side. There is great storage space beneath and outboard off the settee seats. There is also
large storage beneath the main cabin sole itself. To port, there is a short settee. On many
Sceptres there is a below deck steering station to port, Betalgeuse makes great use of this
space with a large cabinet with stain glass windows and a huge storage nook below. Outboard
of the port settee is a long bookshelf and cabinets. The view from the salon is excellent with
excellent light from the large windows and two smaller skylight windows above.
The U-shaped galley is aft and to port. Fiddles surround white countertops. Forward and
inboard is a large two bin stainless sink with a single lever faucet with built-in filter, freshwater
hand pump, and saltwater hand pump. A large locker space is located beneath this sink with a
trash locker that opens on the inboard side. Outboard of the sink is a deep top-loading dry
storage locker with shelves – more than ample for many weeks of provisions. Aft is a three
burner Force 10 propane stove/oven with broiler. There is a locker beneath for pots and pans.
Outboard there are two sliding door lockers. Just aft of the stove are four drawers. A very large
top-loading fridge/freezer is located aft. There is an 8 cup, cup holder and small cabinet above.
Threes drawers and a cabinet inboard of the fridge provide additional storage.
The guest stateroom is located to starboard of the companionway. A double quarter berth
extends aft. At the forward end of the berth is a small sink with a locker under. There is a
hanging locker at the forward end of the cabin. Reading lamps, an overhead light provides
illumination at night while two opening ports and a deck prism provide natural light and
Teak and holly floors
Teak interior
Two enclosed cabins
Sleeps up to 5
Aft facing nav station
Sink in aft cabin
Large oval sink in head
Very deep stainless steel sinks galley
Separate shower stall
Hull and Deck
Besides capturing the general arrangement and features of this boat, I’ve tried to convey some
of the details that make the Sceptre 41 such a great boat. Let’s start with the photo of the
double anchor roller. One roller for cruising boats is simply not enough. Two rollers are a must.
Just aft of the anchor rollers is a very large bow locker. Currently, there is a wash down hose
this locker. There is plenty of space for dock lines and fenders or other gear. When offshore,
this is my favorite place to store trash. As far away as possible from the “living spaces” in a
self-contained locker where odors will not permeate the boat. It’s also a nice place to keep that tank
of outboard gasoline for the dinghy. Anchor chain is piped below the “V” berth, low and slightly
aft of the bow locker. Right at the companionway a very clever teak bridgedeck box stores
halyard tails, provides a step and also a fold-down washboard as needed. The cockpit is “T”
shaped. This allows one to easily walk around the wheel and sit outboard on the cockpit
coaming while helming. Note the primary winches are just forward of the cockpit “T”. Grinding
is easy when one can stand over the winch, inside the cockpit, and standing on the sole rather
than the settee. The primaries are also easily reached by the helmsman. But what about those
warm, starry nights when sleeping in the cockpit might be enjoyable? There are infills(see
photo)for the cockpit settees, that when topped by a cushion allow one to lie down on the
settee in comfort. One can also see two other clever details in the cockpit photos. There are
drainage gutters around the cockpit sole perimeter. This minimizes those annoying puddles
from rain or spray. Note the sole is angled at the “T” areas allowing a level platform for helming
or jib sheet trimming when heeled over. These are the little details one learns about when
sailing these boats. Not something that jumps out during a boatshow. Finally, access to the
water is through the walk-through transom. The raised helm seat lowers on it’s hinges allowing
one to walk through. A gate is provided to seal off this area when underway. A stainless steel
and teak swim platform provides all the functionality of the scoop stern found on a newer
Sceptre 43. Step easily into the dinghy or climb out of the water from the attached swim ladder
hung beneath this platform. Spend a few hours aboard with us and you’ll see why we’re
passionate about this Sceptre 41.
Dual anchor roller
Maxwell Nilsson electric windlass with 250′ (reported) 3/8” chain and remote switch at helm
Stainless steel bow pulpit
Dual stainless lifelines with side and transom gates (New June 2018)
Anodized aluminum toe rail
Foredeck storage locker
Washdown pump and hose located in forward storage locker
Deck fills for fuel and water
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Deck pump out
(4) opening hatches on deck
(4) Dorade vents (new cowls 2018)
Stainless steel grab rails on cabin house and at foredeck
Lewmar 43 self tailing winch on mast
Harken 40 Electric self tailing winch on starboard cabin top
Lewmar 40 self tailing winch on port cabin top
(2) Lewmar 52 self tailing primary winches
(6) sheet stoppers on cabin top
(2) sheet stoppers on mast
Teak cockpit table with leafs
Teak bridge deck box for line tails
Sceptre rigid windshield
Soft dodger attached to windshield
Edson binnacle
Hydrovane wind vane steering at transom
Opening transom
Transom swim step
Drop down swim ladder with teak steps at transom
Outboard mount at transom
Deck Prisim
Electronics and Navigation
Raymarine Hybrid Touch Radar chartplotter display at helm
Raymarine HD Color TX mounted on Seaview gimbaled backstay mount
Raymarine wind display at companionway
Autohelm 6000 Autopilot head at companionway
Autohlem 6000 wired remote
Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS VHF radio
Standard Horizon RAM3 Ram mic for use at helm
Furuno GPS navigator at nav station
Gemini binnacle compass
Pioneer Premier satellite radio ready stereo and CD player
Kenwood interior speakers
Cockpit speakers
Samsung 32” flat screen TV mounted on forward bulkhead in salon
Stockburger brass clock and barometer
GFCI plug at galley
120 volt AC/12 volt DC systems
AC/DC breaker panel
AC/DC amp and volt meters on breaker panel
Master switches for batteries
(4) Interstate deep cycle lead acid 6 volt batteries 400 ah at 12 volts
(2) 12 volt start batteries
Magnum Magna sign wave 2000 watt inverter/100 ampcharger
Magnum remote monitor inverter controller
Blue Sea M-ACR charge relay
Blue Sea DC digital ammeter
Yanmar 4JH-TE 50 hp diesel engine with 3595 hours
PSS PYI shaft seal
Autostream self feathering propeller
Spare fixed propellor
Manual pumps for both fresh and raw water at galley
Rule 360 automatic bilge pump in engine compartment
Force 10 propane gimbaled three burner stove/oven
Nova cool DC refrigerator/freezer
Xintex S-1A propane control and fume detector
Litton Microwave oven
Hot water heater both engine and 120V AC powered
H/C pressure water
Raritan manual head
Electric bilge pump with automatic switch in bilge
Flojet automatic pump for pressure water
Tankwatch III tank holding tank level gauge
Rigging and Sails
Single spreader anodized aluminum mast
Removable inner forestay
Harken roller furling forestay
Hood stow boom, roller furling boom
Most lines lead aft to cockpit
Furling mainsail
Furling genoa
Asymmetric spinnaker in sock
Safety and Miscellaneous
Manual Bilge pump in cockpit
Lifesling 2 in soft valise
Life buoy
Full boat cover
Bottom Sider cockpit cushions
Inserts for cockpit to lengthen seats

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.


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