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Sceptre 41
$134,000 USD
41ft 0in

The Sceptre 41 is one of the most respected and sensible cruising sailboats ever built. With the raised dinette, you 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 well-sheltered behind a windshield and canvas dodger. A walk-through transom with swim platform makes for easy access to the water, a 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 enabled these boats to hold their value over the years. While many Sceptre’s have remained in the Northwest, others have ventured forth, circumnavigating, rounding the great Capes and providing safe, speedy and comfortable passage for their crews.

A good measure of a cruiser is how many are still sailing and kept in outstanding condition. In that regard, the Sceptre 41/43s are exceptional. We have brokered many Sceptres and watched them head out for worldwide cruising. Moreover, there is a very active owners’ group that support each other in both boat repair and cruising plans, and they eagerly embrace newcomers.

Waypoint has already had an eventful life, having done a 3-year circumnavigation with her first owners. Her third owners kept her in Alaska for several years. Excellent maintenance records and serious offshore gear would provide a good platform for long-term or short-term cruising.

  • Custom arch for solar panels, radar, antennae
  • Cutter rig with intermediate forestay
  • Hood Stoway in-mast furling
  • Monitor self-steering (not currently installed)
  • MaxProp (currently not installed)
  • Electric halyard winch
  • Full cockpit enclosure
  • Extra fuel capacity
Name of vessel Waypoint
Model Sceptre 41
Year 1989
Builder Sceptre Yachts
Designer Hein Driehuyzen
Price $134,000 USD
Location Seattle
Length (feet) 41
Beam (feet) 12.75
Draft (feet) 6.1
Displacement (pounds) 21500
Ballast (pounds) 8700
Engine model Yanmar 4JH-TE
Engine horsepower 55
Engine hours 9024
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 112
Water tank capacity (gallons) 190
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 25

Interior Accommodations

The interior joinery is of solid oiled teak and teak veneers. The overhead is removable white vinyl over marine ply with teak battens. There are teak handrails on the overhead and port side. The sole is solid teak and holly over marine plywood. There are 110V outlets, overhead and reading lights throughout.

Starting forward is a master stateroom with an offset double berth. There are reading lights and an overhead light. Shelves run along the hull sides, below the deck. Below the bunk, there are three drawers. A very large hanging locker is adjacent the doorway to port. A small dressing seat is also to port. 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, shower curtain and overhead light. There is a seat for showers underway although there is ample headroom to shower standing up. The head is trimmed with varnished teak and has a sink, mirror, storage cabinets, teak towel bars and a teak grating on the sole. The passageway to port has very organized storage in two drawers, two lockers and a hanging locker.

The raised salon area is up one step. To starboard, an “U” shaped dinette on a raised platform affords excellent outside visibility while seated. Storage drawers, lockers and cabinets are outboard and under the settee. To port is a pilot station with a pedestal chair, allowing forward views over the bow, while standing watch inside.  An electrical guage/switch 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 galley. To starboard is an enclosed aft stateroom. This space has sink, mirror, 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.

  • (2) Captain’s chairs in main cabin (new 2023)
  • Force 10 3-burner stove & oven
  • Sharp microwave
  • Nova Kool refrigerator and freezer (2 compressors)
  • Deep double stainless steel sinks
  • Fold-out trash bin
  • Top-loading fridge/freezer space with sliding acrylic shelves
  • Pressurized water system
  • Tank tender capacity monitor
  • Balmar bulkhead mounted diesel heater with stack fan
  • Espar Forced Air heating (currently inoperable)
  • (4) Hella fans
  • Bug screens
  • (3) opening ports in aft cabin
  • (2) opening ports in galley
  • Vizio TV
  • LG DVD player
  • Schatz ship’s clock and barometer
  • Pioneer MOSFET 50 Wx4 stereo
  • Panasonic speakers
  • Infinity subwoofer
  • (3) reading lamps in forward cabin
  • (2) reading lamps in aft cabin
  • (7) reading lamps in main cabin
  • PUR Power Survivor 80 II watermaker (pickled, current owner has not used)
  • Torrid 10-gallon hot water tank
  • Raritan marine head with 25 gallon holding tank, Y valve, deck pump out, and overboard discharge



Hull and Deck

This traditional aft cockpit deck design features a modestly sized cockpit with a walk-through transom. Granny bars at the mast provide security on deck. A full dodger/bimini/cockpit enclosure makes the modestly sized cockpit comfortable on rainy Northwest sunny Mexican days.

The extra tall solid stern pulpit wraps around the cockpit and features a built-in rack for the liferaft. This sensible arrangement frees valuable space aboard while keeping the liferaft fully accessible in an emergency.

Another feature left over from the circumnavigation is the custom arch. Again, this keeps vital gear such as radar off the mast, but at a proper height, and is an excellent place to mount the various antennae and solar panels of a modern cruiser.

  • Custom arch for solar, radar, antennae
  • Custom rail rack on stern pulpit  for liferaft
  • Slotted aluminum toerail
  • Swim step
  • Edson binnacle and engine controls
  • Teak cockpit table
  • (6) mooring cleats
  • Dodger/bimini/side panels for full enclosure
  • Maxwell 1500 Windlass
  • Bruce 20kg anchor
  • ~250’ feet 3/8” anchor chain
  • Spare Bruce anchor and rode
  • Stockless anchor mounted on stern rail
  • Lewmar traveler
  • Genoa tracks
  • Harken headsail furler
  • Harken staysail furler
  • (2) Lewmar 43 winches on mast
  • (4) Spinlock 0814 stoppers on mast
  • (2) Lewmar 52 ST primary winches
  • Spinlock stopper for headsail furling
  • (2) Lewmar 30ST winches on cabintop
  • Lewmar 40ST on cabintop
  • Lewmar 40ST electric on cabintop
  • Lewmar extendable whisker pole
  • (3) 13” Lewmar hatches
  • 4’10” Lewmar foredeck hatch
  • Multiple harness attachment points in cockpit
  • (2) Fusion Speakers in cockpit
  • (10) Spinlock stoppers on cabintop
  • (4) Spinlock stoppers on mast
  • (4) Dorade vents
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit (needs repair)
  • Dickinson Sea-B-Que
  • Bottomsider cockpit cushions
  • Rule 360 GPH bilge pump
  • Rule 2000 GPH bilge pump
  • Rule 3700 GPH bilge pump
  • Fusion speakers in cockpit



Electronics and Navigation

  • Raymarine C120 charplotter/radar at cockpit helm
  • Raymarine RD424 24” 4kw radome
  • 6” Gemini compass on binnacle (needs repair)
  • Raytheon Ray 410 Loud hailer
  • Kenyon Nav Sounder depth sounder
  • Raymarine T40 Autohelm
  • Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS/VHF
  • Raymarine ST60 speed, depth and wind instruments
  • Garmin GPS 128
  • Aquameter compass at inside helm
  • ICOM IC M600 transceiver
  • ICOM AT 120 automatic antenna tuner
  • Standard Horizon Hx260S portable VHF
  • Shakespeare SeaWatch model 2020 TV antenna


  • 12-volt DC electrical system
  • 110-volt AC electrical system
  • 30-amp shorepower and cordset
  • Sceptre electrical panel
  • Heart Interface Freedom 25 inverter/battery charger
  • Heart Interface Link 2000R inverter/charger controller
  • 55-amp alternator
  • 105-amp Silver Bullet alternator
  • (2) Siemens M75 48-watt solar panels
  • Specialty concepts solar charge controller
  • (4) Dyno 6-volt D415 batteries (2014)




  • Yanmar 4JH-TE (9,024 hours)
  • Yanmar 3JH3E control panel
  • Yanmar start/stop panel at inside helm
  • Kobelt engine controls at inside helm station
  • Dual Racor R265 fuel filters
  • Solid 3-blade propeller
  • Spare 3-blade MaxProp propeller
  • PSS dripless stuffing box




Sails & Rigging

  • Pacific Spars double spreader mast (painted 2011)
  • Aft lower shrouds to both sets of spreaders
  • Intermediate forestay
  • Continuous rod rigging
  • Hood Stoway in-mast furling
  • Harken headsail furler
  • Harken staysail furler
  • Harken mechanical backstay adjustor
  • LED anchor light
  • North Sails furling mainsail
  • 110% North Sails genoa on furler
  • North Sails staysail on furler
  • 150% North Sails genoa
  • Spare North Sails mainsail
  • Spare North Sails genoa
  • Asymmetrical North Sails spinnaker in sock
  • North Sails storm sail



Safety and Miscellaneous

10’ Porta-bote

Honda 2.3HP outboard

(3) spare alternators

Monitor windvane self-steering gear

Tricolor masthead LED (Not installed)

LED anchor light

Emergency window shutters

Beaufort 6-person liferaft in cannister (needs recertification if possible)

Extra propeller shaft

Mast steps (not installed)

Spare cordage

Slats for converting dinette to double berth

Misc life jackets and throwable cushions

High Seas rescue collar

MOM8 man overboard module (needs inspection)

Extensive extra stainless-steel fasteners and fittings



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