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Acapulco 40

Besides the Columbia 50 i have also been looking at what is billed as an "Islander Acapulco 40". I think they are known primarily by the name Acapulco 40. I can''t find much on it on the net. It is supposed to have been built "custom" by Islander in 1973. It looks real solid. It is a Ted or Bill Carpenter design. 26k displacement. Anybody know anything else about these boats. Thanks again

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Hi Mike,

I was the builder of the Acapulco 40 and just happened to stumble across this site (and your question). I produced these excellent cruising boats until 1979 and will be happy to talk about the boat with you. I sold most of these in a partial stage of completion, for the owners to finish. My prototype (the Oriana) ended up going around the world on a 20 year adventure. I originally sold this boat to Ed Atkin and he
still has it He has written a book about this 20 year voyage titled "one wave at a time". He would never own anything else. I sold the business in 1979 and sailed my own to Hawaii, where it remains today in Lahaina, Maui. If you would like to call me my number is (541)488-6931.

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Garry Powell
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Acapulco 40

I discovered some posts referring to the Acapulco 40 made by Garry Powell, who was the builder of the boats.

I own an Acapulco 40, built in 1971, hull number 5031, and am trying to obtain information about the boat.

If Garry reads this, or anyone has information about the origins and details of the Acapulco 40 I would really like to hear about them.

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First—you really shouldn't be reviving a thread that's been dead for six years. Second, did you try calling Garry Powell. He has posted his phone number in this thread, although the phone number is six years old, it might still be good.

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Hi Bruce. I have noticed your boat is for sale. Can you please send me more info on condition of your boat and any work required?
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Re: Acapulco 40

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Hi Mike,

I was the builder of the Acapulco 40 and just happened to stumble across this site (and your question). I produced these excellent cruising boats until 1979 and will be happy to talk about the boat with you. I sold most of these in a partial stage of completion, for the owners to finish. My prototype (the Oriana) ended up going around the world on a 20 year adventure. I originally sold this boat to Ed Atkin and he
still has it He has written a book about this 20 year voyage titled "one wave at a time". He would never own anything else. I sold the business in 1979 and sailed my own to Hawaii, where it remains today in Lahaina, Maui. If you would like to call me my number is (541)488-6931.

Cheers,

Garry Powell
Hi Garry,
I was on that boat couple of years ago getting autograhed book from Ed.
It was a very nice boat.
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