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1976 Cheoy Lee Midshipman

$39,900 - 40 ft

John Hoenig
Location: Superior, WI
Hull Material: Fiberglass
YachtWorld ID: 3490063


LOA: 39.83 ft
Beam: 13 ft
LWL: 32.5 ft


Total Power: 56 hp

Engine #1
Engine Brand: Yamar
Engine Year: 2006
Engine Model: 4JH3E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Hours: 900 hours
Drive Type: Direct
Engine Power: 56|horsepower


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 - 180 gallon
Fuel Tanks: 1 - 150 gallon
Holding Tanks: 1 - 20 gallon


Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2

Electrical Equipment

Electrical Circuit: 110 V


The Cheoy Lee Midshipman 40 has long been known for its exceptional accommodations and stout construction.  Motivated Sellers!

Recent upgrades:

  • Yanmar 56hp diesel – 2006
  • Transmission - 2006
  • Propeller & shaft – 2006
  • House top Awlgripped – 2004
  • Full deck boat cover by ShipShape Canvas – 2015
  • Steel Cradle
  • New Galley cabinets, sinks, pump – 2011
  • Dinette cushions – 2015
  • All opening portlights – 2014 
  • New hatch lenses – 2014
  • Full cockpit enclosure – 2012
  • Raymarine Radar – 2010 
  • Dorades, ships wheel powder coated – 2016
  • New Jabsco heads - 2014

This is a fantastic fresh water boat. 

Engine and Mechanical
  • Powerful 56 hp, 4JH3E Yanmar new in 2006!
  • The engine room is huge and easy to access via starboard passageway.
  • New transmission, Prop shaft and propeller (2006)
  • Hot water heater (new 2006) 
  • 2 fuel tanks 
  • fire extinguishers
  • Raycor filter

The Midshipman 40 is an extremely spacious boat for 40' center cockpit. Sleeps 6 in this 2 cabin, 2 head center cockpit layout. Great ventilation from over berth hatches and dual cockpit companionways. Throughout there are many, many, Burma teak drawers, lockers, and built-ins that helped make the Choey Lee shipyard famous.

The master stateroom, located aft behind a door down the gangway, is absolutely huge and affords total privacy for the owner. A private companionway entrance from the cockpit creates very private suite. There is 6’-5” standing headroom, a separate private head w/ a full stand-up shower, and plenty of storage throughout. This cabin has twin berths, with forward facing upholstered bench.

Moving forward through a gangway to starboard, you will find a fully equipped navigation station, office, and excellent engine room access. The passageway spills out into a very comfortable and spacious main salon with the galley set to starboard (amidship) and a semi-circular settee and folding table.

Salon & galley separate the two staterooms for unequalled privacy amidship. To port there is a very large semi-circular settee with folding dining table that converts into a double berth. To starboard there is a linear galley with exceptional storage. Forward guest stateroom has a V-berth,that converts to a queen size, and provides a very spacious and private guest quarters. It has excellent storage and again provides full headroom. Forward head is private to the stateroom and doubles as a shower.

Galley is a linear configuration along starboard side of main salon which provides a fun social feel to salon. Huge top-loading refrigerator and freezer. Plenty of counter space and massive dry storage throughout. Large Freezer is located under bunk in aft stateroom.



Sails and Rigging

Cutter rigged ketch with club-foot staysail and mizzen mainsail

  • Furlex roller furling genoa Like New
  • Club footed Boom on self tacking Staysail
  • 2 Barient 28 self-tailing 2-sp winches in cockpit
  • Barient 10 winch in cockpit 
  • Barient 3 winch on main mast
  • Barient 16 winch on main mast
  • Barlow 16 winch on main mast
  • Barlow 16 winch on mizzen mast
  • lazy jacks on both booms 2 canvas sail covers
  • Wide side decks for ease of going forward. Lots of aft and forward deck space.
  • White cabintops (rebuilt and Awlgripped by Crowley’s Yard, 2004)
  • Teak and steel rubrails
  • oiled Burmese teak deck
  • Solid fiberglass hull built to Loyds of London standards
  • varnished teak cockpit
  • 4 stainless steel dorade vents
  • Dinghy davits on transom
  • folding swim ladder
  • teak and steel bow sprit
  • 3 anchors with chain rodes
  • Electric windlass 
  • stainless steel pulpits and stanchions
  • double lifelines with 2 gates
  • spreader lights
  • new bimini
  • cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit table
  • Deep lazarette storage
  • deck washdown


  • Danforth compass
  • Raymarine ST6001 Autohelm-series SmartPilot (3 yrs old)
  • Raymarine Radome radar
  • Raymarine color chartplotter SL70RC
  • Signet MK172 depth meter, knotmeter
  • Temperature gauge
  • Oil pressure gauge
  • Tachometer
  • Masthead windex
  • 2 speakers in main salon 2 speakers in cockpit
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.