1992 CS 40 Wharf Rat For Sale *
Annapolis, MD

"Wharf Rat is a Clean, Well Maintained Yacht Ready to Cruise and Race the Bay, East Coast and the Ocean.

Listed with Tim Wilbrich of Annapolis Yacht Sales; Tim@annapolisyachtsales.com, 410-267-8181

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If you are looking for a comfortable cruiser and a capable racer then look no further! Wharf Rat is a good looking, clean, well maintained yacht with all the tools to win races and cruise the Caribbean. She is sure-footed, steady in bad weather, predictable in confused seas, points well, flies on a reach...and you will love her down wind manners! Wharf Rat has always sailed well beating down Bay towards the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The CS40 is stiff , responsive, balanced, powerful, fast and fun to sail.

  • The CS 40 was designed by Tony Castro, British Yacht Designer of many America Cup Boats. Her lines and sail plan are a classic example of a Perfect Performance, Cruising Yacht. SAILING WORLD voted the CS 40 "Top of the Class" and "Boat of the Year" in 1987.
  • Owners and equipment manuals are included, bottom painted August 2013 and hull painted AwlGrip Flag Blue in 2003.The wide beam and long waterline gives the CS 40 an incredibly roomy interior.
  • The forward cabin has a traditional V berth with storage cabinets over the foot end of the bunk and a vanity with drawers and cabinet in the cabin.
  • Next aft is the enclosed head with shower and teak grate, hot and cold pressurized water. Opposite head is a cedar lined wet locker.
  • The main salon has an L shaped settee to port that converts to a double and centerline drop leaf teak dining table. The berth to starboard is a single, both main cabin berths have a lee cloth. There are lockers and shelves/bookcase outboard of the settees.
  • The navigation area is to starboard with a dedicated seat, a teak chart desk and an instrument console. Outboard is the circuit breaker panel for the electrical systems, a flush mounted VHF radio and 2012 Fusion stereo with 4-speakers. A GPS, chart plotter and tv/monitor are just forward of the nav desk.
  • The Galley is to port with a 3 burner propane stove and oven. There is a refridge/freezer at the aft end of the galley and a built in ice box behind the sinks. The sinks are deep stainless steel near centerline for good drainage. The Galley has excellent ventilation with 3 portholes and a deck hatch overhead. There is ample food and dish storage in sliding drawers and cabinet doors behind the reefer, stove and sinks.
  • The aft cabin has a generous double berth, a vanity sink with pressure water, cedar lined hanging locker and a dresser with 4 drawers. There is standing headroom in the forward section of the aft cabin. Good ventilation with 3 ports and a deck hatch.
  • There is excellent ventilation throughout the boat with 12 opening hatches and ports.
  • A gigantic port cockpit locker provides access to hot water heater, rack & pinion steering and houses the reefer compressor, storm sails, life preservers, lines, etc!

Wharf Rat is Category 1 Ocean Safety Rated

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Wharf Rat Numbers and Boat Information

Builder CS/Canadian Sail Craft
Designer Tony Castro

Deep Keel, Tall Mast Model
LOA : 40'
D.A. : 32'8"
BEAM : 12'7"
D/L: 236
I : 53
J : 15
P : 45
E : 16
PHRF : 93

DISPLACEMENT : 17,500lbs
DRAFT : 6'7"
BALLAST : 7,200lbs
SAIL AREA 795.0 sq. ft.
SA/D RATIO : 18.2
Engine Engine Model: Volvo 2003R Turbo
HP: 43
Cruising Speed: 7 kts
2-Blade feathering prop
Tankage Fuel: 50g
Water: 75g
Holding: 30

3 Burner stove & oven
Pressure water system
Double galley sinks
6 gallon water heater
Refrigerator/Freezer - new 2012
Head with sink, shower and sub-pump
Overboard and deck pumpout - Y valve
Cockpit shower


Raymarine chart plotter with GPS and radar (connects to computer navigation software)
8-B&G integrated instruments (connects to computer)
Lowrance helm chart plotter/GPS
Raymarine Auto Pilot
RADAR on stern pole
Battery Charger

2-gel house batteries and 1-starting battery
Permanently mounted VHF at nav station with masthead antenna
Recent stereo w 4-speakers
Dockside Air Conditioning (fits in companionway)

Safety Equipment

Engine fire suppressant System
Type-1 Offshore Life Preservers
Life sling Man-Overboard Module
Throw rope
Man-overboard pole with strobe light
SOLAS Flares
Redundant bilge pumps including large capacity Whale emergency pump
Emergency Steering
w 200' line
Lee Cloths
A 500lb bulb has been added to the bottom of the keel to meet stability requirements for ocean racing (see photo on bottom left).

Sail Inventory / Rigging

Carbon Fibre Spinnaker Pole
Whisker Pole
Isomat Aluminum Double Spreader Mast
Isomat Main Boom
Harken Genoa Furler
Lewmar #52 Primary 2 Speed Winches
4-Lewmar #43, 2-speed; 2-Cabin Top and 2-Aft Cockpit Winches by Helm
Spinlock Clutches
Solid Quick Vang
Dacron Main and 155% genoa, Quantum
Heavy and light carbon fibre #1 genoa, Quantum
Carbon fibre #3 jib, Quantum
Dacron #3
#4 blade
3-Spinnakers, Heavy 1.5oz, Medium 3/4oz and Light Runner

Storm Sails

Optional Extras Available for Purchase

Zodiac 8-Man Life Raft (New 2010, inspected annually)
8'2" Dinghy with 2-cycle, 3.5hp outboard
2002 GMC work van

CS40 Review


A comfortable cruiser with a racing pedigree

Offshore Race Accolades:

2013 Annapolis to Newport; 3rd in class
2011 Annapolis to Newport; 1st in Class to Cross Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
2010 Bermuda Ocean Race; 1st across line and 1st in Class
2007 Marblehead to Halifax; 2nd in class
2004 Bermuda Ocean Race; 3rd in class

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* All information on this page is thought to be accurate. Seller is not liable for any misinformation. Buyer is encouraged and responsible for inspections.





WHARF RAT is a well maintained proven race winner & comfortable cruiser, deep keel, tall mast. Sailing World voted her "Top of the Class" & "Boat of the Year." Clean & well maintained w Chart plotter, RADAR, B&G's, auto pilot, race, cruise & storm sails, etc. cat 1safety rated. See web site for more info; http://atlanticsailingexp.com/WRforsale/WharfRatForSale.htm.