Partner Wanted:

in "Mostly Harmless", a Newport 41

photo of 41' Newport under sail

Mostly Harmless

interior, bow cabin

V Berth
salon table
Salon port side
galley starboard side
galley starboard side
photo of  41' Newport Mostly Harmless
At her dock
photo of  41' Newport
Cockpit and wheel
port side of salon, table down
Port Aft Cabin (table in down position)
photo of  41' Newport under sail by Bay Bridge
under sail
Our group has enjoyed sailing "Mostly Harmless" for the last three years. Our routine is for each partner to take one week with one day every fourth weekend for "maintenance day" and/or group sail. We pay in a fixed amount monthly to amortize the maintenance and cover fixed costs. Fuel bucks are thrown in the on-board kitty. In practice, we generally find we can use her any time you wish as long as you get the agreement of the partner whose week it is.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:


Builder: Capital Yachts Designer: C & C


LOA: 41' 0 " LWL: 32' 3" Beam: 11' 3"
Displacement: 18,000 lbs Draft: 6' 3" Bridge Clearance: 57'
Ballast: 8215lbs


Engine: Universal Diesel Engine HP: 32 Engine Model: M-40
Hours: 4690 Cruising Speed: 6 kts @ 1800 rpm Max Speed: 8 kts @ 2000 rpm


Fuel: 35 gals Water: 75 Holding: 20 gals

Starting most forward there is a V berth with separate head and shower unit to port with storage starboard. Next aft is the main salon with an U-shaped settee on the port side, a table table which may be lowered to make a large centered double berth. Under the after part of the settee is the engine compartment which is slightly off the centerline with excellent access to all sides. Opposite the dining area and on the starboard side is the straight galley with stove, ice box and counter surface. The sink with foot pump projects into the salon at the nav station. At the base of the companionway on the starboard side is the navigation station with a large, forward-facing chart table and seat, electrical panel, and instruments. Aft of the companionway on both sides are identical quarter berths. As the engine is amidships, under and aft of the companionway space is huge storage space. There is plentiful natural light and excellent ventilation from the many hatches and opening side ports which were custom to this Newport.


  • Large ice locker
  • Pressurized fresh water system
  • Water heater (6 gals 12V & 110V)
  • 3-burner CNG stove w/oven & broiler
  • Pots, pans & cooking utensils
  • Cutlery & dinnerware
  • (2) Stainless steel sinks

Electronics & Navigation

  • autopilot
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Olympic 135 binnacle compass
  • Furuno Radar
  • Signet knot log
  • Signet depth
  • Signet wind speed/direction

Electrical Systems

  • 12 Volt DC electrical system
  • 110 Volt AC electrical system
  • battery charger
  • (2) House batteries (8Ds)
  • Engine start battery
  • 110V Outlets throughout

Sails & Rigging

  • aluminum keel stepped mast
  • Manual boomvang
  • mainsheet traveler
  • Barient self tailing winches
  • new halyards
  • All new SS wire standing rigging 2005
  • Navtec backstay tensioner
  • Mainsail
  • Roller furling genoa, jib
  • Asymmetric spinnaker

Deck & Hull

  • 35 lb Bruce anchor 200' chain
  • 33 lb anchor
  • electric windlass and stainless steel sampson post
  • Dodger
  • CNG tank
  • Life jackets
  • Lifesling
  • Fresh water shower in transom
  • Massive fiberglass hull
  • Bow anchor rollers
  • Massive SS bow deck plate with Sampson posts
  • Bow pulpit and rails
  • Side stanchions w/lifelines
  • Cockpit cushions
  • removable cockpit table with drink holders
  • Fenders and dock lines
  • Navigation lights
  • Swim step w/ladder
  • inflatable dinghy
  • 5 hp outboard engine
  • Hull is white, trim is blue and red.

Mechanical Equipment

  • Electric bilge pumps
  • Whale Gusher manual bilge pump
  • Meriman manual wheel steering
  • manual head
  • Emergency tiller
  • Manual fire extinguishers

Engine Details

  • 32 hp diesel
  • Engine hours 4690
  • Dual Racor fuel filter
  • Raw water sea strainer
  • Fresh water cooling system
  • Oil & water temperature alarms
  • 60 amp alternator


C&C pioneered the racer/cruiser in their design of the Newport 41. Featuring a sea-kindly hull built of fiberglass before today's eggshell designs, this boat is stable and sure on the water. We bought "Mostly Harmless" because she sails well. Unlike some boats, she is not designed as a floating party palace, but is built to be a seaworthy and fast sailor. Her lines are lovely and we get a number of complements as we sail the bay.

We have refinished the cabin sole, made all new cushions and just completed all new standing rigging and most running rigging. Her last haul out was in 2004 and she showed no serious signs of bottom trouble. Our most recent survey is from 2002 which, along with the maintenance schedule, will be available to you.














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