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Valiant 40
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Description: Valiant 40
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Review Date: Fri January 8, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Superb passagemaker. Original V-40 with dinette interior. Many upgrades/modifications since new. Hull blisters "fixed," but deck blisters remain. I'm happy to exchange information with any interested Valiant owners or wannabes!
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sun October 3, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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As one of the ORIGINAL FOUNDERS of VALIANT YACHTS & having owned a V40 for 25 years, we know all aspects of the Valiants from the 70's thru the 90's. We've logged over 60,000 offshore miles, both cruising and ocean racing. We are happy to chat about our experiences, with other VALIANT owners or "wannabee" owners .



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Review Date: Tue March 14, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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As part of the original founders of VALIANT YACHTS, in Seattle in 1973 and also having owned Hull #9, sailed 60,000 miles offshore and lived aboard for over 15 years, we can and are happy to talk to anyone interested in a Valiant or other bluewater cruiser. Upfront, we are yachtbrokers, but most importantly, we are VALIANT OWNERS and Valiant lovers. www.yachtworld.com/OffshoreAtlantic
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Review Date: Mon October 1, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
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In a word -- superlative. You always hear that every boat is a compromise? Not the Valiant! It doesn't compromise at all. It may be good for gunkholing or coastal cruising. It may be adequately ventilated for most climes, and may be a reasonable and useful layout at anchor or at the dock. But those are incidental aspects of this Bob Perry boat. The Valiant 40 is UCOMPROMISING in being a SAILboat. We sailed 30 different kinds of boats, some for an afternoon, some on a coastal passage. Then we sailed a Valiant. There is no comparison. Before you buy anything else, sail a Valiant. Light air, heavy air, up wind, cross wind, down wind. No matter, the Valiant can get you there without beating you up. Sure there is the notorious non-osmotic blister problem (our hull bottom and topsides were shaved down and layed up again). And there isn't the condominium sized open spaces below. But everywhere you want a handhold there is one, and you can walk from furniture to furniture in a seaway without being thrown around. And you'll be able to serve up a hot mean in a gale from the weighted gimbled galley stove.
To us, after a 3 year search, there were two choices left to us: A Valiant or something less.
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