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1979 Fast Passage 39 – (No Luxury Tax)

1979 Fast Passage 39 – (No Luxury Tax) boat for sale

Fast Passage
Model Length:
39 ft
CAD $99,900
Oak Bay Marina, Victoria BC
Boat Name:
Pacific Passage
Hull Material:
Number of Engines:
Fuel Type:

Listing Broker

Trina Holt

Yacht Broker - Maple Bay Marina, BC


Pacific Passage

She has 35,000 nautical miles under her keel. She’s been loved by the same couple for 36 years and you can feel their care, good-natures, and experiences in the very wood and fabrics of the boat. She has a good vibe. Built locally from Philbrooks in Sidney BC, she was laid up in the days when gas was cheap, and we didn’t know how solid fiberglass really is. If she were to bump a rock, she’d just apologise to the rock and carry on. 

PACIFIC PASSAGE is a classic. She’s solid yet designed for light air. Where the Valiant 40 might falter when the breeze abates, the Fast Passage 39 will dance right by. She has a fin keel, full skeg, two foresails, a windvane, and was made for long passages—fast passages. Reef early.

Not to bury the lead, but she also has a 2007 Yanmar 53HP engine with only 660 hours on it. It’s been babied. It starts right now and hums quietly along in a spacious, soundproofed engine compartment. 

On May 10th, she came out of the water for new zincs and bottom paint. The old vinyl has also been replaced with new Lexan, and the view has never looked so good. The gel coat needs some love; however, the interior is comfortable, attractive, and in good shape. Structurally, she’s solid.  A survey is available to serious buyers. Additional photos of more detail are also available, but there’s nothing better than stepping aboard.

With a healthy, overbuilt hull and a near-new engine, all you need to get her offshore is a can-do attitude, and the “call.” You know the one. It’s a tribal beat. It calls from afar and from inside your own head. Yeah. Go ahead and answer it. You know you want to.

Dial Trina Holt at 250.818.4658 (trina@calibreyachts.com) and I’ll pick up.


39 ft
Beam Measure:
21,000 lbs
Number of Heads:
Number of Cabins:
Number of single berths:
Number of double berths:
Fuel Tanks#:
Fuel Tanks Capacity:
55 gal
Fuel Tank Material:
Stainless Steel
Fresh Water Tanks#:
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity:
100 gal
Fresh Water Tank Material:
Intergral to Fibreglass Hull
Holding Tanks#:
Holding Tanks Capacity:
15 gal
Holding Tank Material:
Stainless Steel


Engine #1

Fuel Type:


  • Boat name: PACIFIC PASSAGE
  • Model: Fast Passage
  • Type: Cutter rigged sloop sailboat
  • Builder: Philbrooks, Sidney, BC (not a kit boat)
  • Year: 1979
  • Flag of registry: Canada
  • Location: Saturna Island, or Sidney BC
  • Last survey: 2017
  • Last haul-out: 2021. Scheduled May 10, 2022
  • Asking: $99,900 CAD


  • LOA: 39’ 6” (12.04 m)
  • Beam: 11’ (3.61 m)
  • Draft: 5’ 6” (1.68 m)
  • Headroom: Max 6’ 3”
  • Displacement: 21,000 lbs (9,526 kg)
  • Ballast: 7,500 lbs (3,402 kg)


  • Main

    • Brand: Yanmar
    • Model: 4JHJAE
    • Year: 2007
    • HP: 53 @ 3000 RPM
    • Hours: 660 Oct 2021
    • Fuel type: Diesel
    • Reduction gear: Kanzaki 2.33:1
    • Cooling: Fresh
    • Water separator: 2 x Racor 500
    • Instrumentation: Tachometer, fuel, oil pressure alarm, water temp alarm
    • Soundproofing in engine room: 2017
    • Fuel hoses (feed and return) are extra heavy duty
    • Aft, fore, and starboard access, plenty of room above
    • Located under counter in galley
    • Shaft coupler for transmission and a spare
    • Maximum speed: 7.7kts
    • Cruising speed: 6-6.5 kts
    • Consumption at cruising speed: 3.25 lt/hr


  • Saturn 310, 2018
  • Outboard engine: Yamaha 2.5, 2016

Hull, Propeller & Rudder

  • Hull shape: Round bottom, fan tail, canoe stern, raked stem
  • Hull & deck materials: Moulded fiberglass w balsa cored sections (none below the waterline, none around thru-hulls or deck fittings)
  • Keel: Encapsulated lead, fin
  • Rudder: On full skeg. Has blistering but last two surveyors said no problem, just monitor.
  • Propeller: 3-blade feathering Max Prop (spare Max Prop 2-blade, 1 folding clam-shell for racing)
  • Cabin: Balsa-cored moulded fiberglass
  • Thru-hulls: All bronze

Aft & Outer Decks

  • Canvas: NEW 2022 dodger, boom cover, lifeline covers
  • Vinyl has been replaced with NEW Lexan in dodger
  • Deck hatches: 2 large man-sized, one over the galley the other over the V-berth
  • Portholes: Originals have been replaced with bronze portholes and the plexi replaced with thick glass; no leaks except tiny one in head; all have screens
  • Railings: Stainless steel tubing around cockpit
  • Lifelines: Double stainless steel 33” high


  • Surface finish: White gelcoat with non-skid
  • Sole: Teak grate
  • Pedestal: White w stainless steel grab bar and compass
  • Table: Wood, drop down
  • An excellent cockpit for offshore sailing. Snug and secure.


  • Mast: Aluminum w steps, keel stepped
  • Spreaders: Aluminum, 1 set
  • Forestays: Roller furling; Pro Furl (both)
  • Standing rigging: Replaced 2000; stainless wire
  • Running rigging: Condition varies
  • Boom vang: Rope purchase
  • Halyard: Main halyard runs to cockpit
  • Winches: All Barient, all self-tailing 2-speed (except for 1 on mast); 2 x #21 on mast; #23 on fwd stbd cabin top; #23 aft stbd cabin top; 2 x #28 on cockpit coamings; 2 x #23 on cockpit coamings


  • Main: 3 reefs, original
  • Staysail: Original; furled
  • Genoa: 2000; furled

Ground Tackle

  • Windlass: Ideal 12V drum and gypsy
  • Anchor: Rocna 20
  • Rode: 200’ BBB 3/8” galvanized chain; 200’ ¾” 3-strand nylon
  • Secondary anchor: Danforth 30 lb (est), w 50’ chain + 200’ line


  • Steering: Wheel, cable and quadrant
  • Windvane: Monitor
  • Autopilot: Alpha Marine Systems, Alpha 3000
  • Dept sounder: Raymarine ST60+
  • GPS/Plotter: Garmin GPS Map 180
  • Radar: Furuno 1700
  • Compass: Danforth Constellation
  • VHF: Uniden LTD 715; Icom IC-M802 Digital distress
  • Knot log: Raymarine ST60+
  • Wind speed & direction: Raymarine ST60+


  • All upgraded to meet ABYC standards
  • House batteries: 4 x 6V, GC
  • Starter battery: 12V, D34, 750 CCA
  • Battery charger: Xantrex 
  • Solar panel: Grape Solar, Photo Flex 1000W MPPT controller
  • Inverter: 150W cigarette lighter socket type
  • Shore power cord: 30AMP, 50’
  • Spare alternator
  • Water maker: PUR Power Survivor 40E, can work electrically or manually


  • Fuel: Stainless steel, 55 gal (208 ltr)
  • Fresh water: Fiberglass integral to hull; 100 gal (379 liters)
  • Hot water: Raritan 6 gal US
  • Holding: 15 gal (approx), stainless steel
  • Propane: 2 x 10 lbs steel; 2019; pressure gauge; remote shut off


  • Professionally finished in the Philbrooks yard (not a kit)
  • Heat: Dickinson Newport propane fireplace w glass face to see flame
  • Brass oil lamp mounted to mast
  • Beautiful teak custom storage and cabinetry
  • All interior teak was stripped and varnished, creating a brighter wood and lighter look than other FP39s
  • Sole surface: Teak and holly
  • Lighting: Upgraded to LED
  • Bulkheads: Teak
  • Hull liner and head liner: Panelling
  • Trim: Teak


  • Fridge: 12V top loading
  • Sink: Large, deep, stainless steel, single
  • Taps: H&C electric fresh w hand taps; fresh and saltwater spigots w foot pumps 
  • Cooking: Force 10 propane stove/oven w 4 burners


  • The saloon has very striking navy-blue upholstery (in good condition) on two benches that run along each side. The port settee has a short L forward for an extra seat. A gull-wing table is mounted between them, allowing for large gatherings around a crowded table piled high with food and drink. 
  • To the starboard aft, there is a propane heater with a glass window. When it’s lit, it casts a lovely, warm glow in the room along with a good deal of heat.
  • Along both sides, there is a huge amount of storage; some behind cabinet doors, some on shelves with high fiddles.
  • The high, rounded deck-head is off white panelling, making for a bright and open feeling space.  
  • Both settees are fitted with lee cloths


Aft Cabin

  • Just to port at the bottom of the companionway is a door to the aft cabin. There is a double pullman berth with a thick, comfortable mattress. 7’ 4” at longest.
  • Shelving runs along the hull and over the feet. There is an abundance of storage spaces, including a large cabinet that reaches all the way to into the corner of the canoe stern.
  • Two brass opening portholes keep the room bright and well ventilated. 
  • Behind the door is more storage, with two drawers, a table at chest height, and two shelves above.
  • Below the storage is aft access to the engine.


  • Delightfully thick mattress, firm enough to support your back and soft enough to let your hip sink in. 6’ at longest.
  • Two massive hanging lockers port and starboard with shelves above
  • Narrow shelves run along both sides
  • Chain locker access forward
  • Hatch overhead


  • Toilet: Manual; head to sea or tank; tank to deck only
  • Tap: H&C electric, stainless, single lever; Manual hand-pump fresh for offshore conservation of power and water
  • Basin: Stainless, round
  • Ventilation: Opening porthole


  • Life raft: Winslow 6-9 person (expired, last repack 2007)
  • Bilge pumps: PAR 12V diaphragm; manual 
  • Parachute sea anchor
  • Boarding ladder: Stored aboard
  • Life ring: 24”
  • Life Sling: Yes
  • Man-overboard pole: yes
  • Throwable line: Yes
  • Horn: Yes
  • Fire extinguishers: To code 
  • Flares: To code, May 2022
  • Radar reflector: 2 x 18” reflector tubes on shrouds


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.

1979 Fast Passage 39 – (No Luxury Tax)

Listing Broker

Trina Holt

Yacht Broker - Maple Bay Marina, BC


1979 Fast Passage 39 – (No Luxury Tax)

Listing Broker

Trina Holt

Yacht Broker - Maple Bay Marina, BC