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Sceptre 41
$180,000 USD
41ft in

The Sceptre 41 is a well built, performance oriented cruising boat that was well ahead of her time with a raised salon and interior helm station. Along with the raised salon, she has many other desirable features such as a deep comfortable cockpit with step-thru transom, wide side decks, and an ocean-going performance underbody. Her interior features a dedicated interior helm station, a U-shaped galley, a raised dinette for great visibility and a stall shower.

It’s not surprising that the Sceptre 41 was chosen by Ferenc Mate for his widely read book, “World’s Best Sailboats”.

Utopias is loaded with gear and ready to go back out cruising

Yanmar 4JH57 common rail with 265 hours

Updated B&G instruments and plotter

Leisure Furl in-boom mainsail system

Spectra watermaker

Monitor windvane

Contact SF Bay Area agent Allison Lehman at 510.912.5800 or
Name of vessel Utopias
Model Sceptre 41
Year 1985
Designer Hein Driehuyzen
Price $180,000 USD
Location San Pedro, California
Length (feet) 41
Beam (feet) 12.8
Draft (feet) 6.1
Displacement (pounds) 21,500
Ballast (pounds) 8,700
Engine model Yanmar 4JH57
Engine horsepower 57
Engine hours 265
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 75
Water tank capacity (gallons) 190
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 15
Interior Accommodations
Starting forward is a master stateroom with a vee berth. There are reading lights and an overhead light. Shelves run along the hull sides, below the deck. Below the bunk, there are six drawers. A very large hanging locker is adjacent the doorway to port. There is a small dressing seat is to starboard across from the hanging locker. Two opening ports in the hull sides and one large opening overhead hatch provide natural light and ventilation. Ensuite access is provided to the head/shower.A passageway leads to the raised salon area. To starboard is the head and separate shower. The shower is forward with a teak grating on the seat, shower curtain, overhead light and an outboard locker.  There is ample headroom throughout the head. The head is trimmed with teak and has a china basin, mirror, storage cabinets, teak towel bars and a teak grating on the sole. To port, in the passageway there is a settee that makes into 2 bunks utilizing the seat back as a pipe berth.  This also doubles a a great storage area.  Just aft of the mast to starboard is a custom set of shelves to hold all of your cruising books.The salon area is up one step. To starboard, a “U” shaped settee is raised and affords excellent outside visibility while seated. Storage drawer, lockers and cabinets are outboard and under the settee. To port is a dedicated helm station with full engine controls and a teak destroyer style wheel. The electrical panel is outboard of the helm. A navigation station is aft of the helm with a swiveling armchair, chart table and chart drawer and storage cabinets. Aft of the dinette to starboard is a hanging wet locker with drain to the bilge.To port of the companionway is the large galley. To starboard is an enclosed aft stateroom. This space has two reading lights, overhead light, hanging locker and double berth and an opening port in the hull side for ventilation. There are four steps up the companionway to the cockpit.
Electronics and Navigation
NMEA 2000 backbone installed – 2014B&G Triton display, displaying wind/speed/depth at inside helm(2) B&G Triton displays at outside helmB&G Zeus Touch T8 at outside helmB&G Broadband 4G radar at outside helmB&G Go Free repeater for use with a laptop and /or a padB&G ZG100 GPS receiver

B&G Class “B” AIS system

SImrad autopilot AP16, at outside helm

B&G wired autopliot remote in companionway

ICOM M506 VHF at inside helm

Remote command mic in cockpit

IC-700 SSB radio at inside helm with AT-139 tuner

Pactor II modem at inside helm

ACR global fix EPIRB

Electrical Systems
110V AC / 12V DCXantrex lite battery monitor (2021)Xantrex Freedom charger/inverter (new 2008)6 Lifeline AGM group 31 house batteries (2016)1 Lifeline AGM group 31 starting battery (2016)ElectroGuard system(2) Solar Panels 90 watts mounted on dodger (2016)

Victron Solar controller

Lunasea Tricolor mast head light (2016)

Weems & Plath ships clock and barometer

Pioneer AM/FM/CD/Sirius (requires subscription) bluetooth radio

12v TV/DVD player that stows underway

Powered TV antenna

Sails and Rigging
Keel stepped aluminum mast with single spreadersStainless steel rod rigging with a split backstayHydraulic backstay adjustmentLeisure Furl in-boom mainsail systemRemovable inner forestay, currently stowedForespar aluminum whisker pole (2017)Forespar vang

Lewmar mainsheet with traveller (rebuilt in 2006)

Harken roller furler (2005)

All lines lead aft thru rope clutches in board genoa tracks with adjustable cars

Running rigging replaced (2016)

Hood full roach main with battens

Hood 105% jib


Ullman asymmetric spinnaker on a Harken top-down furler

Deck and Hull
Hand laid cored FRP hull with cored decks, fin keel with lead ballast and skeg hung rudder, hull color is oyster white. Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits, step thru transom with teak swim platform with stainless steel swim ladder, stainless steel stanchions with double lifelines, six 10″ mooring cleats.Maxwell 2200 electric vertical windlassSpade Anchor w/300’ chainFortress anchor2 danforth anchorsDeep chain locker with 250′ 5/16″ chain rode

Custom anchor locker cover

(2) 90 watt solar panels on top of the bimini

Seldon stow away sprit pole for flying the asymmetrical

Stainless Steel life-lines (2016)

Deck non-skid repainted (2018)

Aluminum toerail with cutouts

Heavy duty dodger with glass windscreen

Bimini with mesh side and back curtains

White shade cloth with netting for at anchor

Teak folding cockpit table

Monitor Windvane that swings to the side with LED stern light (2016)

Pelagic autopilot deployed off the Monitor windvane (2016)

MRUD Emergency rudder that works with the Monitor windvane (2016)

(2) Lewmar ST 62 primary winches

(2) Lewmar ST 52 secondary winches

Winchrite electric winch handle

Harken EST40 cabintop winch on starboard

Harken ST43 cabintop winch on starboard

Harken ST40 cabintop winch on port

Harken ST43 cabintop winch on port

Mechanical and Plumbing
Yanmar 4JH57 engine install currently has approx 265 hr (2017)PSS dripless shaft sealThree blade MaxpropFloscan system (2008)Dual Racor filtersBuilt in oil change pumpJabsco fuel transfer pump

TankTender system

Calibrated dip sticks for fuel tank

Cable steering

Spectra Ventura 150 watermaker

Raritan manual PHII pump toilet

Electric and manual holding tank pumps

All waste hoses replaced (2018)

Safety and Miscellaneous
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Outboard motor lift (not currently installed)

Twin deep stainless steel sinkshot/cold pressure waterIsotherm 13 gal hot water heater (2020)Seaward Princess 3 burner propane stove with oven (2014)Large double compartment refrigeration and freezer with Grunert coldplateNew Grunert motor (2018)

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