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1981 Islander P40

location icon Petit Calivigny, Grenada
Year 1981
Length 40 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Islander Yachts

The Islander P40 was designed by famous naval architect Doug Peterson, was considered the best in her class at the time, and remains a great all-around racer/cruiser to this day! They are big, strong, with a PHRF of 84, and although well rigged as a racer they are also easily cruised and are fully furnished below. Her current owner has spent thousands on upgrades and improvements over the last few years, including sails and stackpack system, watermaker, portable generator, batteries, rewiring throughout (in 2017), electronics, and much more. Considered by many to be the best Islander built, the P40 is very similar in design to the C&C 40, and 'Wild Child' is conveniently located in the Caribbean ready for her next adventure.

Viewing by appointment through our Grenada office on (001) 473 422 6418


Year Built 1981
Category Sail
Length Overall 39'6 ft
Beam 11'10 ft
Max Draft 8 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 41.40 hp
Cruising Speed 5 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 34 L
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 100 L
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 35 L
Ballast 3,493 kg
Displacement 7,711 kg
Tax Status Not Paid

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Pathfinder
Model: 50MF
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 42hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze, Folding
Engine Location: Center

The layout offers up to 6 sleeping berths with full standing headroom and good ventilation throughout. There is a private forward cabin with a "V"-berth, with plenty of storage. To port is the ensuite head, with manual toilet, wash basin and shower. The saloon has a U -shape settee to port with drop leaf table and full length settee to starboard. The galley is located at the foot of the companionway steps on the port side and features a three-burner propane stove and oven, double stainless sinks and fridge and freezer. The navigation station with forward facing chart table is located on the starboard side opposite the galley with a quarter berth behind it. Each water faucet has its own demand pump energized when you press the electric foot to power it on. Freshwater rain collected for shower tank. LED lighting throughout.

Mechanical Systems

A 1981 Pathfinder 50MF 42hp engine provides reliable service. Last service six months ago with timing belt changed. Two blade bronze folding propeller.

Electrical Systems

• 4 x Group 31 lead acid batteries - 1000Ah capacity (new Dec 2020)
• 3 x Group 27 lead acid batteries (new 2020 / late 2021)
• Dedicated engine start battery
• 2 x Group 31 AGM batteries for refrigeration (new August 2021)
• 2 x 275 watt solar panels (tilting) 
• 1100 watt solar panels 
• 300 watt wind generator
• Xantrax 2000 watt inverter
• Comprehensive battery monitoring and charge control system
• Yamaha 2000 watt portable generator (new 2018)
• TV
• Boss Marine stereo
• LED lighting throughout

Spars and Sails

Sloop rigged with removable babystay. Aluminium keel-stepped mast and boom. 20ft Spinnaker pole & 8.5ft whisker pole. Stainless steel rod standing rigging. Running back-stays. Various new blocks and running rigging. Happy Pac mainsail stack pack system with new Tides marine 'Batt cars' for slab reefing mainsail. Furling genoa and furling staysail set on removable baby-stay. 6 x Cockpit winches. 5 x Deck winches. 

• Mainsail  -  new 2018
• 150% Kelvar laminate genoa  -  new and unused
• 135% Genoa  -  new 2018
• 3 x Spinnakers
• Staysail / storm jib

Deck Equipment

• 25kg Rocna anchor
• 20kg Bruce anchor
• Fortress anchor
• Stainless steel stern Bruce anchor
• 200ft Chain
• Lewmar electric anchor windlass (new 2018)
• Bimini, sprayhood and cockpit enclosure in blue (new 2018)
• Blue mainsail cover (new 2018)
• 4 x Water cans
• 4 x Diesel cans
• 2 x Gas (petrol) cans
• Cockpit shower
• Cockpit table
• Swim ladder
• Various fenders and dock lines

Navigation Equipment

• Steering compass
• B & G 4G radar
• B & G Zeus 3 9” chartplotter
• B & G forward scan sonar
• B & G wind/speed/depth with 2 display heads
• B & G hydraulic auto-pilot, rudder sensor, gyro compass
• B & G V50 VHF radio
• Handheld VHF
• Nav lights
• Assorted digital charts

Safety Equipment

• Life jackets
• 4 Person life raft (new 2018)
• Tethers
• Jack stays
• Fire extinguishers (may need servicing)
• Flares (expire 2022)
• Storm Force drogue
• Emergency tiller
• Electric bilge pump (new 2018)
• Secondary backup electric bilge pump (new 2018)
• Manual bilge pump in the cockpit (new 2018)
• AC sump pump with hose (for emergencies) to be run from the generator or shore power
• First aid kit

Additional Equipment

• 10ft Brig dinghy - 2018
• Evinrude 4hp 2 stroke outboard engine
• Dinghy davits
• Aqua Maax water maker
• Engine spares
• Assorted cutlery, crockery & Linen
• Assorted tools


Islander P40 built in 1981 by Islander Yachts in the United States to a design by Doug Peterson. Fibreglass hull reinforced with Kevlar, additional external stringers added longitudinally fore and aft for extra strength. Lead keel. Wheel steering to spade rudder. Last anti-fouled November 2020.


Wild Child is on the Canadian register and there are no known outstanding mortgages or encumbrances.


The company normally acts as broker for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

Additional Contact Information

Please contact Rosie Burr in our Grenada office for further details or to arrange a viewing on (001) 473 422 6418 or by emailing