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2005 Caliber 40 LRC SE

Long Beach, California



Caliber's reputation for quality construction is very apparent in this original owner boat.  Beautiful workmanship with an easy to handle rig and great integrity make this boat stand out from the crowd.

"Salty Dancer" is one of the SE series Calibers that includes interior improvements, Smart Anchoring, Smart Electrical and many safety improvements such as a fuel control system. It also features many owner specified upgrades including bow thruster, in-mast furling mainsail,convertible cutter rig, six man liferaft, upgraded electrical, forced air heating and more.  Kept in immaculate condition this boat is well worth taking the time to view.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $269,000
Make: Caliber
Model: 40 LRC SE
Year: 2005
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Caliber Yachts
Designer: Michael McCreary
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 40 ft
Length Overall: 40'11 ft
Waterline Length: 32'6 ft
Beam: 12'8 ft
Max Draft: 5'1 ft
Displacement: 21,600 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft
Dry Weight: 21,600 lb
Ballast: 9,500 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 2
Twin Berths: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH4E
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 54hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 850
Cruising Speed: 6.5 kn
Propeller RPM: 2400
Maximum Speed: 7.5 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 200 gal
Fuel Tank Material: GRP
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 190 gal
Water Tank Material: GRP
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 60 gal
Holding Tank Material: GRP


Heads Count: 2
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers, Cutter


Lon Bubeck
Flying Cloud Yachts


Flying Cloud Yachts
6400 E. Marina Drive Alamitos Bay Marina
Long Beach, California, US, 90803
Tel:(562) 594-9716


The Caliber 40 is a modern, two-cabin layout with a beautiful hand-rubbed teak interior. There is abundant storage throughout the boat in cedar lined lockers,drawers and cabinets.  This particular boat has been upgraded to all Corian counter tops and has beautiful off-white ultra-leather upholstery.  Numerous upgrades include but are not limited to full boat Hurricane heating with on demand hot water, SiriusXM stereo, cockpit cushions, red courtesy night lights, and a custom dodger and bimini.  The headroom is 6'4".

The interior layout starts with a spacious head and separate stall shower forward. Continuing aft, the master stateroom has a Pullman-style, offset double berth on port with lockers and drawers under. Opposite on starboard is more storage and a small vanity with mirror.

The salon features a 6 foot, 5 inch, L-shaped settee to port that converts to a berth, and a straight settee to starboard. A dinette table that folds down from the bulkhead unites those settees to seat six comfortably for dinner. 

Continuing aft there is a guest head on starboard followed by the guest stateroom which has a double quarter-berth.  On port aft is the L-shaped galley with a sit-down, outboard facing chart table aft of the galley.

  • The SE series offers an all-teak interior and the following improvements:
  • Cabinet doors with positive locks and louvered teak battens for ventilation
  • Passageway doors redesigned with solid teak frames, teak panel inserts and teak batten louvers
  • Passageway doors upgraded with high quality marine handles and locks
  • Built-in overhead SkyscreenTM hatches with flush mounted rollaway screens and sun shades
  • Improved cabinet storage in head
  • Corian countertops
  • Teak batten hull liner throughout interior
  • Improved companionway steps
  • Improved cabinetry in galley including custom installed microwave oven
  • Improved icebox design with greater insulation and gas-assisted lift on icebox lid
  • Higher fixed sea rails throughout on all countertops
  • Extra spot lights added in cabins for reading

Good light is provided by 12 stainless steel, opening ports. An additional two vents, seven hatches, and two dorades provide ventilation as well.  Spacious and well laid out for entertaining, the cockpit is also deep and safe at sea.


The L-shaped galley is aft of the salon on the port side.  It features a double stainless steel  sink with pressure hot and cold water, Corian counter tops, and abundant storage in cabinets and drawers.  The stove is a propane three burner Force Ten Stainless steel model with oven. Refrigeration is in a top-loading box with a 12V Adler Barbour super cold compressor.  Hot water is on-demand from the 6 gallon tank with circulating system.  A Tappan microwave is mounted above the stove.

Electronics and Navigation Gear
  • Raymarine E-80 color GPS, Plotter, Radar
  • Icom VHF radio with command microphone at helm
  • Raymarine AIS transceiver
  • Raymarine ST-6002 autopilot
  • Raymarine wind speed and direction
  • Raymarine Tri-data: depth, speed and log
  • CD/Stereo with Sirius XM satellite service
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Copper mesh grounding plane in hull for SSB
Hull and Deck Equipment

 A modified fin keel with skeg-hung rudder makes the Caliber 40LRC exceptionally responsive and quick, with outstanding directional stability even through pounding seas. Because she has an unusually large displacement for a boat of her size, the Caliber moves steadily in heavy seas, and because of her high ballast-to-displacement ratio, the Caliber is very stable (and therefore safe) in rough water. Much of the Caliber's weight is due to her superior construction and not just added ballast, so Caliber owners can be extra certain that their boat can take what the sea dishes out. Other builders may extol their use of exotic new building materials to save weight, but Caliber Yachts sticks with hefty, hand-crafted lamination - a time-tested construction method that provides layer upon layer of strength against tough offshore conditions. It's the reason why the Caliber 40LRC feels so solid - and why Caliber Yachts guarantees its hulls for life against structural defects to the original owner. Caliber Yachts are built for outstanding resistance to collisions, with extra layers of solid fiberglass at potential impact points. In case of damage to the bow or rudder, a watertight collision pocket and a rudder post dam are designed to minimize flooding

  • Caliber SE series Smart Anchoring system
  • Delta primary anchor, Danforth secondary
  • Double anchor roller on bow
  • Lofrans vertical capstan electric windlass with helm remote
  • Extra strong water level anchoring/towing/sea anchor attachment point
  • Stainless bow pulpit past the anchor locker, stanchions and lifelines, stainless steel SUP brackets on stanchions
  • Stern pushpit rails for entire cockpit area with built-in seats
  • Three padeyes in cockpit for harness attachement
  • Folding cockpit table mounted on binnacle
  • Lifesling overboard rescue system
  • SOS Danbouy overboard flotation system
  • Stainless steel propane BBQ
  • Heavy duty dodger with handrails and bimini with connecting canvas
  • Coast Guard safety package
  • Viking six man liferaft in stern mounted deployment cage (needs recertification)
  • Swimstep transom with boarding ladder and H/C freshwater shower
  • Fenders and mooring lines
  • Outboard motor lift
  • 11' West Marine high pressure floor inflatable with Lehr 5HP propane outboard
  • 12 volt DC and 110 volt AC systems
  • House bank of batteries: three 200Ah AGM batteries totalling 600 Ah.
  • AGM  engine start battery
  • Two 6 volt AGM batteries in one bank for bow thruster
  • Automatic battery charger
  • 110 Amp alternator with smart regulator on engine
  • Shore power cord
Sails & Rig

IJPE : 739.00 sq ft
I : 50.50 ft
J : 17.25 ft
P : 45.75 ft
E : 13.25 ft
Working Sail Area : 739.00 sq ft

  • Cruise equipped
  • Seldon aluminum mast stepped on keel with internal furling for mainsail
  • Seldon rigid boom vang
  • Stainless steel wire standing rigging
  • Fulex roller furling for headsail
  • Removable inner forestay for staysail, self tacking track for staysail sheets
  • Furling mainsail
  • 110% genoa
  • Staysail
  • Five Lewmare self-tailing winches, primary winches upgraded to #50s
  • Peventer/vang for downwind sailing
Mechanical and engine
  • Hurricane diesel fired hot water heating system with three zone controls and five heat heads
  • Automatic and manual bilge pumps
  • Wesmar two-prop, 5HP bow thruster with joystick control at helm
  • Cockpit controls
  • Engine alarm
  • Caliber Smart Fuel System with improved auto-routing of fuel for better control of filters and tanks
  • Additional coarse filter, larger Racor filters, filter switch-over, electric fuel pump, and vacuum gauge
  • Drip-less shaft seal
  • Solenoid shutoff for propane
  • Carbon Monoxide detector
  • Manual heads with Y-valve discharge, either overboard or holding tank
  • Holding tanks mounted high for gravity drain discharge
  • Manual wheel steering



These listed personal items will not be included in the sale:

  • Wall mounted art pieces
  • Decorative jars
  • Clock and barometer
  • Glassware, dishes, cutlery, etc.
  • Bedding, pillows and towel
  • inflatable lifejackets, foul weather gear, harnesses 
  • Binoculars, flashlights, tools and fishing gear.

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.

Additional Contact Information

Lon Bubeck, CPYB

Cell (310) 291-5664

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