This is an excellent opportunity to own a truly turn-key bluewater boat. The Caliber 40 is one of the smartest offshore capable boats you will find in this size range. Their construction is as solid as it comes. And with 210 gallons of fuel and 190 gallons of water, the tankage is impressive for a boat this size. The Caliber 40 is a complete package of solid, reliable construction combined with performance and comfort, and ample storage and tankage space.
Bel Vento’s owner just finished preparing her for extended use. Their cruising plans have changed. Improvements include complete engine service, new sanitary hoses, new headsail, Tides Marine mainsail track, rig pulled and inspected with new running rigging installed, new cockpit cushions, new three blade max prop and the list goes on. See the full specifications for a complete list of upgrades since her current owners purchased her in 2014. It’s rare to find a boat this age that shows so well. The interior and exterior look nearly new.
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Bel Vento is about as clean and ready to go as boats come. A great opportunity. This is a fine example of the Caliber 40LRC. The layout easily sleeps six with two double berths in two enclosed cabins, and two more on the salon settees. The salon headroom is an impressive 6 feet 5 inches. Three easy steps take you below to find an interior finished with teak bulkheads and trim, and white cabin sides and overhead. The sole is a traditional solid teak and holly with area carpets covering and protecting the floor. All the wood surfaces are in remarkably pristine condition with semi-gloss finish on the bulkhead veneers and gloss finish on the sole. The upholstery is in near new condition. Her interior is warm and inviting and is kept that way with her Webasto hydronic heating system. Several stainless steel opening port lights provide light and ventilation throughout the boat. All lighting has been converted to power saving LEDs. With an AV entertainment system, large galley with fridge and freezer, she has all the comforts of home.
Vessel walk through – starting forward and moving aft.
The master stateroom is in an enclosed cabin forward. The ensuite forward head is just forward of the sleeping area. The head placement is far enough aft to give ample space for a head and a separate shower stall — a luxury not often found on 40-footers. The shower stall is to port. It has a built-in seat and a nonskid floor with sump drain. The shower has enough elbow room to take a proper shower, using the pressure h/c water. The toilet and sink are located to starboard and the head itself is a Raritan manual, with porcelain bowl. There is storage forward in a cabinet with sliding doors. Above the cabinet is a large shelf space, with additional cabinet space under the sink. A hydronic heating vent warms this area.
Aft of the ensuite head is the master stateroom proper. This has a large Pullman style berth set to port. The custom mattress is new with memory foam topper. The berth itself measures 6 feet 4 inches long. A bookshelf runs the length of the bunk and is outboard and above. Under the bunk are two deep cabinets and a bank of three drawers. More storage is found outboard of the cabinets and drawers with access from above/under the berth mattress itself. Across from the Pullman berth to starboard are two good sized hanging lockers. Above the lockers is a large shelf space and built-in cabinet with sliding doors above. Aft of the hanging lockers is a desk/vanity space. The vanity has a lift up table storage and two shelves underneath. Above and outboard is a mirrored cabinet with deep storage. The keel stepped mast is located just forward of the main bulkhead in this room. Access to the mast step and bilge is through a lift up floor panel.
Moving aft to the spacious and airy main salon. Because the table folds up and stores on the bulkhead, the salon is open, which provides a nice feeling of openness when stored up. To starboard is a straight settee with an L-shaped settee to port. When down, the table with fold out leaf makes seating for up to seven people. Behind the drop down table are shelves perfect for wine or bottle storage. Under the port L-settee is all storage. Under the starboard straight settee are the six house batteries and hydronic heating radiator/blower. There is deep storage behind the seat backs of both port and starboard settees. Above the port settee and outboard is shelf space and a cabinet with sliding doors. The same is true on the starboard side, but some space is taken up by the Jensen flat screen, Dynex CD player, Clarion stereo and Sanyo interior speakers. Polished stainless steel port lights and Lewmar opening hatches overhead provide light and excellent ventilation.
The aft head and shower is located just aft of the settee on the starboard side. This is a smaller head with integrated shower that would also work well as a wet hanging locker when underway. The head is a manual Raritan with porcelain bow. The sink nozzle pulls out when used as a shower and the floor has sump drain. There is storage outboard in a cabinet with sliding doors and in and under sink cabinet.
Across on the port side is the galley. This is an L-shaped with a deep dual porcelain sink near center. The sink nozzle has an add on Culligan water filter. There is also a saltwater foot pump. The Isotherm fridge/freezer is top loading with plenty of space. The propane stove/oven is a Galley Maid two burner and is gimbaled. There is storage in a large cabinet under the sink and a bank of five drawers beside it. Pot and pan storage is in a cabinet just under the stove. Two long and deep cabinets run outboard with ample room for plates, cups, spices, etc. The GoldStar Microwave is located just above and outboard the stove. This is a good size galley, well suited to a 40-foot vessel and is within easy access to the on deck crew in the cockpit.
The navigator's table is located on the port side just aft of the galley. The DC and AC breaker panel is accessed from the space as is the Furuno Navtex unit, Garmin GPS, Autohelm multi display, Icom VHF’s, Icom 700 SSB, Furuno weather fax and Xantrex battery monitor/controller. This is a compact nav space with a surprisingly large nav table. The table lifts up to access storage underneath.
The companionway steps are on center just aft of the galley. Access to the engine is by removing the steps. There is also access to the 120 gallon integral fuel tank when the steps are removed.
The companionway steps divide the space between the nav table and the aft quarter berth, which is located on the starboard side. This is also an enclosed cabin. The quarter berth cabin has a moderate sized double berth. The berth measures 6 feet 5 inches long. Under the mattress is storage and the hot water heater. There is a cabinet with shelf at the forward end of the berth as well. A large cabinet is forward of the bunk with a shelf above. The ham radio and radar detector are positioned on this shelf.
The interior accommodations aboard these Caliber 40s is well thought out and executed, making excellent use of the space available, and done with quality and style befitting the pedigree of a vessel such as this. Bel Vento is an exceptional example. Her interior, near Bristol, definitely shows pride of ownership.
Two heads one with separate shower stall and one integral shower
New custom mattress with memory foam topper in master cabin
Custom comforters on beds
Hydronic heating to all cabins and heads
Built in electric space heater
Solid teak and holly floor
Teak interior wood, bulkheads and trim
Stainless steel opening port lights
Area carpets protecting cabin sole
Drop down salon table with fold up leaf.
The Caliber 40 LRC has a modified fin keel with a skeg-hung rudder. She is robustly built with a solid fiberglass hull employing extra layers of solid fiberglass in possible impact areas. The hull is reinforced with what Caliber calls the “Integral Strength-Grid System." In this grid system, stringers, keel, tanks lids, baffles and sub-soles are heavily glassed together producing a very strong grid structure. The keel is integral to the hull (not bolted on). The rudder is robustly built and is hung on the integral, structural skeg. Caliber has a well-deserved reputation as being a very sturdy and reliable platform. You can see why the Caliber 40 Mirador survived a beaching during Hurricane Marty with only minor cosmetic damage to the hull.
Bel Vento’s squared away from bottom to top. The bottom was prepped, sanded and three layers of Interlux Micron applied in March of 2016. Hull color is the Caliber off white/cream colored gel coat, with green cove and double boot stripe. It has a built in rub-rail with a stainless steel guard. The deck is also cream with a slightly darker non-skid. The gelcoat is in excellent shape and shines. Her toe rail is anodized aluminum with little or no defects. At the bow is a stainless steel bow sprit with teak planks on top. There is minimal wood on deck. Also at the bow is a large locker for anchor chain and storage for fenders, dock lines, etc. Aft of the locker is a watertight collision bulkhead. The transom has a swim step platform. This is also where the Cape Horn self-steering is located. The Calibers have a good sized cockpit with nice high combings for comfortable seating. The cockpit seat is long enough to lay down comfortably. The port side lazarette is large and gives access to the aft end of the engine and to the steering quadrant below deck, in addition to being excellent storage space. The propane locker is located under the port side helm seat with storage under the starboard side. The cockpit dodger, bimini and full enclosure are all in excellent condition. Bel Vento shows extremely well inside and out, and is worth a look.
New Interlux Micron bottom paint, black (3/2016)
Dual anchor roller on stainless steel sprit
350’ 5/16” chain
Maxwell 1200 Electric anchor windlass with up and down foot switches at bow (new motor and solenoid (2015)
60 lb CQR spare anchor
Spare Chain and Rode
Anodized aluminum toe rail in excellent shape
Stainless steel bow pulpit
New Bow light (2016)
Dual stainless steel 1X19 un-coated lifelines (new 2016)
Salt water wash down pump at bow
Stainless steel hand rails on cabin top to foredeck
(2) Dorade vents with polished chrome cowls and stainless steel guards
(6) Lewmar Ocean series hatches (new lenses 2016)
(12) stainless steel opening port lights
Lewmar 24 winch on mast
(2) Lewmar 30 self-tailing stainless steel cabin top winches
(2) Lewmar 48 self-tailing stainless steel primary winches
(2) Lewmar sheet stoppers on the mast
(2) Spinlock sheet stoppers on the mast (New 2016)
Spinlock sheet stopper for roller furling line
(6) Lewmar sheet stoppers at cabin top
Deep cockpit lazarette
Outboard mount bracket on stern pulpit
Bi-fold companionway doors with removable acrylic panes and built in bug screens (2016)
Teak cup holders at Binnacle (new 2016)
Deck fills for diesel and water
Dodger with window covers
Bimini with side and back panels for full enclosure (New side panels 2016)
Cape Horn self steering vane
Icom Commandmic II VHF RAM mic at helm
Raymarine C90 Radar chart plotter at helm
Raymarine 4kw radar TX mounted on mast
Autohelm ST6000 Autopilot head at helm (autopilot serviced 2016)
Autohelm wind display at helm (new wind direction sensor 2016)
Autohelm speed display at helm
Autohelm depth display at helm
Autohelm compass display at helm
Furuno Navtex NX-300
Autohelm Multi display at nav
Garmin GPS 120 at nav
Icom IC-706MKIIG HF Transceiver at Nav
Icom IC-M422 VHF at nav (new VHF and antenna and wire 2016)
Icom VHF FM IC-28H at Nav
Furuno DFAX weatherfax
Icom IC-M700 SSB radio
AT 120 tuner for the SSB
Yaesu FRG-7700 communications receiver
Survival Safety engineering Radar Detector
19" Jensen flat screen TV on adjustable mount
Dynex DX-DVD2 CD/Jpeg/DVD progressive scan player
Clarion CD/DVD stereo/player
JVC Stereo cassette Player
Sanyo Interior speakers
Seth Thomas brass barometer and clock
Ritchie Binnacle compass
Video camera monitoring shaft seal (displays on chart plotter)
120V AC and 12V DC service
Bass DC and AC breaker panel w/DC and AC voltage and amp meters
Heart Interface Freedom 20 inverter charger
Xantrex Battery monitor, inverter charger controller
(6) 6 volt gel 250 Ah batteries (750 total Ah at 12 volts)
Separate gel 12 volt start battery, 105 Ah
West Marine galvanic isolator
130 amp alternator with 3 stage external voltage regulator
(3) DC power outlets, 2 at nav 1 in salon
30 amp inlet connector on deck
50' 30 amp shore power cord
Wired for DC Genset
Kubota DC Genie genset with less than 100 hours removed (available for separate purchase)
Yanmar 4JH2E 50hp naturally aspirated diesel Auxiliary engine with 1992 hours
Alignment, injectors removed tested in January 2015
Polished fuel, tanks cleaned, new bleeder pump June 2015
Valves adjusted August 2015
3 blade 17" Max Prop (new 2016)
Rope cutter (2016)
Video camera shaft seal monitor (displayed on chart plotter)
Dual Raycor primary fuel filters
Raycor fuel vacuum gauge wired to cockpit
Thermostatically controlled Webasto Hydronic heating system (New furnace 2016)
Built in electric space heater
Isotherm DC refrigeration with cold plate
Galley Maid two burner propane stove/oven
GoldStar microwave oven
Jabsco Parmax 4 pressure water pump and accumulator tank
(2) Raritan Manual heads (all sanitary hoses replaced 2015)
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump with float switch
The mast rigging and sails are in condition such that a sailor could set sail tomorrow for faraway lands. In 2016 the mast was pulled inspected and the chain plates were re-bedded. A strong track has been added (2015) along with a separate trysail track (2016). The running rigging and halyards are new. The entire mast and rigging have had a good going through and are ready to go. The mainsail and primary headsail are new.
Single spreader anodized aluminum mast (rig pulled, inspected, chain plates re-bedded (2016)
Tides Marine Strong Track (new 2015)
Separate storm trysail track (new 2016)
New deck light LED (2016)
Detachable inner forestay with pelican style attachment (attachment jaws replaced 2016)
Mast mounted adjustable whisker pole
New running rigging and halyards (2016)
Solid boom vang
Profurl furler on headstay (Serviced 2016)
Lewmar mainsail traveler
Track for self-tacking staysail mounted on foredeck just forward of mast
North Sails Full batten mainsail w/2 reefs and strong track slides (2016)
Older mainsail is in very good condition
Doyle Cradle Cover (stack pack) mainsail cover with integral lazy jacks (new 2015)
North Sails 125% 7.5 oz Radian roller furling headsail with rope reefing pad (New 2016)
135% Roller furling headsail (very good condition)
Staysail (Like New)
New cockpit cushions (2016)
Robship winch handle holders in cockpit
Teak cup holders at binnacle
Lifebouy life ring
Lifesling mounted on stern rail