MIRTH | Passport 40 | 40ft

Portsmouth, RI, US


MIRTH | Passport 40 | 40ft


Portsmouth, RI, US


MIRTH is a well-maintained Passport 40 that has had regular attention by some of the best boat yards on the Maine Coast. Regular maintenance, original and loving owners, and a well-built global cruiser make a magic combination. This yacht is ready and capable of long-distance cruising and will not disappoint. 


  • Length: 40ft
  • Builder: Passport Yachts
  • Beam: 12' 8"
  • Draft: 5' 9"
  • Year: 1984
  • Displacement: 22771.00 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Engine: (1) Yanmar, 53 hp


  • Builder: Passport Yachts


  • Length Overall: 40.00 ft
  • Length Waterline: 33.42 ft
  • Max Draft: 5' 9"
  • Displacement: 22771.00 lb
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 8500.00 lb
  • Beam Measure: 12' 8"


  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Engine Model: 4JH4AE
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 53 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (125 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (55 Gallons)


The design emphasis of the Passport 40 was on live-aboard comfort without compromising on sailing ability or safety at sea. She sleeps four in two private cabins, plus two additional guests in the main salon. The interior is richly finished with varnished solid teak trim, bulkhead staving, doors, and tables with teak and holly cabin soles.


Upon entering the Passport 40 one of the most impressive features is her light and roomy interior. Few yachts of this size offer as much living space. Starting aft and to port, the 8' galley is large enough for two people to work comfortably in together. 

Some of the many features include:

  • Dickinson 3-burner propane stove with oven, solenoid safety switch and twin propane tanks
  • Custom tiled counters
  • Deep double basin stainless steel sinks
  • Single-lever hot and cold fresh water mixing tap
  • Fresh and saltwater foot pumps
  • Seafrost 12 volt refrigeration system (2011) with top- and front-loading box
  • Overhead lighting
  • Built in slide-out cutting board
  • Spice rack
  • (2) Opening bronze portholes above galley



Aft and to starboard is the private guest cabin with a full double berth that also provides a great sea berth while sailing offshore. There is plenty of storage, a large wet locker, vanity mirror, and two opening portholes. A marine toilet is concealed below a small settee.



The L-shaped dinette to port features a fold-up table that provides excellent access around the dinette while lounging and entertaining. There is a full-length settee to starboard with storage behind the settees, as well as bookshelves and cabinets outboard of the settees. Also to starboard is the aft facing nav station with generous chart table, electronics and switch panels. The main engine is under the table with removable insulated side panels and top to allow for easy access. Bronze opening portholes and an overhead hatch provide lots of light and ventilation. Chelsea clock and barometer included.



Further forward is the large forward stateroom that features a double berth that is easy to get into and just as easy to make up. Large drawers and lockers are built in below the berth. Opposite the berth are hanging lockers and bureau with a mirror above. There is a vanity mirror, opening hatch and opening portholes.



The head and shower are located forward of the master stateroom with a vanity and stainless sink, marine toilet, hand-held shower, varnished teak grate, mirror, and abundant storage for towels, linens, and first aid supplies. There are opening portholes for light and ventilation. The forward bulkhead door provides access to the forepeak and chain locker.


In Cockpit:

  • Raymarine Axiom 3 Chart Plotter and Radar (2019)
  • Raytheon ST 7001+ Autopilot
  • Raymarine ST60 Speed
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind
  • Raymarine ST60 Depth
  • Ritchie compass

At Navigation Station:

  • Standard VHF
  • Marine CD/stereo



  • Newmar AC and DC electrical panel with AC volt, AC amp, DC volt and DC amp meters
  • 110 volt 30 amp shore power inlet with cable
  • Newmar upgraded battery charger installed
  • (2) Gel cell house batteries
  • (1) Gel cell engine starting battery
  • (1) 12" X 18" rail mounted solar panel with regulator
  • 110 volt outlets throughout
  • 12 volt outlet at navigation station
  • 12 volt dome reading lights
  • LED cabin lights
  • (3) 12 volt fans in main salon and cabins
  • Running lights
  • Anchor light



  • Yanmar 4JH4AE 54 HP freshwater cooled diesel marine engine (2005)
  • 135 amp upgraded alternator
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Deluxe instrument panel with engine alarm system
  • 3-blade feathering Max Prop bronze prop
  • 1.25" shaft with rope cutter
  • Insulated engine compartment in salon
  • Rudder support cage rebuilt, new bearings and rudder serviced (2020)
  • Edson pedestal steering with chain cables and rudder quadrant
  • Stainless steel destroyer type wheel
  • Emergency tiller
  • 55-gallon stainless steel fuel tank with fuel gauge (all new 2011)
  • Hot and cold pressure water system with accumulator tank
  • Reinforced vinyl wall tubing for hot/cold water system
  • Automatic electric bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • 110 volt 8 gallon hot water heater with heat exchanger
  • Salt water deck wash down
  • Raritan toilet with holding tank
  • Shower sump pump
  • (2) Stainless steel fresh water tanks with 125 gallon capacity
  • Bronze seacocks (all new 2011) bonded to ship bonding system
  • Dickinson diesel cabin heater (2005)



  • Double spreader mast and boom, painted white (2004)
  • Roller furling headstay
  • 1X19 Stainless steel standing rigging
  • Stainless steel chainplates
  • Standing and running rigging replaced (2011)
  • Removable inner forestay and running backstays
  • Mainsheet traveler system
  • Boom vang tackle
  • (2) Lewmar 48 self-tailing primary winches
  • (2) Lewmar 40 self-tailing secondary winches
  • (1) Barient 17 self-tailing winch on mast
  • (2) Schaefer 3-clutch blocks



  • Mainsail UK Sails (serviced 2020)
  • Genoa 130 Bohndell (serviced 2020)
  • Staysail 
  • Cruising Spinnaker UK Sails



Solid fiberglass hull hand laminated of 24-ounce roving, 1.5 ounce mat and polyester resin. Laminated thickness per designer's specifications. Longitudinal and transverse stringers provide hull stiffness. Modified fin keel with skeg mounted rudder. Internal iron ballast (one piece cast to minimum tolerances). 

The hull is Awlgrip White with Flag Blue cove stripe, single boot stripe and blue bottom. Teak decks were removed in 2011 with deck finished in Awlgrip White and beige non-skid.  

Comments from the builder:

"Good weather should be reserved for sailing, not varnishing! The Passport 40 has just enough teak to make the boat extremely handsome but not burdensome. A primary design concern was to set the boat up for short-handed or single-handed sailing. Triple turning blocks and sheet stoppers lead all lines aft to the cockpit equipped with all self-tailing winches. Also, the sail plan was designed so that the boat will sail well under the main alone.”



  • Muir electric anchor windlass
  • 45 lb COR-type anchor with all-chain rode
  • Secondary Danforth anchor with rode and chain
  • Teak cap rail, handrails, and nosing all-natural finish
  • (3) Stainless steel cowl vents
  • Laid teak cockpit sole and seat tops
  • Fold-up teak cockpit table
  • Edson steering pedestal and SS wheel
  • Dodger
  • Swim ladder off transom
  • Outboard motor mount
  • Fenders
  • Docklines
  • (2) Horseshoe life rings
  • (4) PFDs
  • 406 EPIRB
  • Jacklines



Personal effects.


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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