Ericson 38 - Hafa Adai (hah-fah -day)
Ericson 38 - Hafa Adai
Her accommodations include:
• LOA 40' 8"
• LWL 34' 6"
• Beam 12'4" 0"
• Draft = 6 6
• Skeg keel
• Sleeps 6, eight in a pinch:
• V-berth cabin sleeps 2,
• Galley stove, 3 burner propane
• Galley fridge, battery operated
• Aft cabin sleeps 2,
• settees sleep 2,
• Masthead Rig Sail Area:
• Total Sail Area = 772 sq. ft.
• Displacement 22,500 lbs
• Auxiliary = 4 cylinder 37 hp Diesel
• Water 100 gal.
• Fuel 54 gal.
• Cruising Speed Approx. 6.5 knots
The Valiant 40 is a fast, offshore yacht. Her clean and efficient design gives her a remarkable ability to point high while footing fast and makes her safe, comfortable and exhilarating. She has a stable, easily driven hull powered by a closed-winded, versatile rig.
Her hull features a modern split appendage, fin-keel and skef-rudder combination. She has a graceful sheer rising to a flared bow and a salty, tumblehome canoe stern. Minimal overhangs fore and aft, coupled with canoe stern, contribute to a long- sailing length, with a bonus of increased space below decks. The bow flare is ample for a dry boat and it provides both a safe, workable foredeck and reserve buoyancy to keep the bow from diving in a seaway. Likewise, the stern parts a following sea in the same fashion as a "double-ender" while adding sufficient reserve buoyancy to keep the boat dry and reduce the chance of pooping. There is also a moderate bustle development aft that increases the effective sailing length.
Without question, we feel that Valiant is the best-constructed production yacht in the United States, built for serious, appreciative yachtsmen.
When it is time to go below, the teak interior, with ample lighting is warm and welcoming. On those chilly nights, crank up the diesel heater, grab one of the fleece throw blankets and forget about the cold. Beth has two spacious sleeping cabins, a head with a separate shower stall and a well appointed galley with a three-burner propane stove. The 6 3 headroom adds to the spacious feeling.