While this Eagle 40 trawler is nearly 30 years old, the care from its current owner over a 20-year period shows in its sparkling brightwork, gel coat, and forest-green Awlgrip hull. Designed by Seattle marine architect Ken Hankinson, this well-preserved gem from Transpacific Marine has cruised all over the globe, including Alaska, British Columbia, the Great Lakes, the Bahamas, and up and down the East Coast. Today, the handsome trawler maintains its sturdy, work-a-day charm while including amenities comfortable enough for long-range cruising or live-aboard use.
This Eagle 40’s deep bow, full-length keel, and large fiddles on countertops and shelves help provide stability in ocean swells. The aft cockpit and walkaround boat deck are protected by substantial gunwales. A RIB tender can also be secured athwart a storage locker in the cockpit, which also includes a small swim step at the stern.
Entering through the wooden aft companionway door, the wood-lined salon is two steps down, featuring a cushioned, L-shaped dinette arrangement to port with a folding table, lit from above with a skylight hatch. Forward of the salon to port is the galley, which has large storage cabinets above the stainless-steel sink. Appliances include a three-burner Princess propane stove and oven on the port wall. To starboard across the galley, a wide food-preparation counter sits atop a NovaKool refrigerator and freezer.
Three steps up from the galley is the wood-paneled pilothouse, which has a raised settee and a small table aft of the helm to port. The helm to starboard features a metal ship’s wheel with Hynautic hydraulic steering, a Ritchie compass, Morse throttle and shift controls, Raymarine navigation systems and digital displays, a chart plotter, and autopilot. Sliding doors on either side of the helm provide access to the outside side decks. Atop the pilothouse, accessed by a ladder from the cockpit, is a compact flybridge with additional helm controls, a retractable bimini top, and a prominent aft radar mast.
Beneath the helm dash is a short, three-step passageway to the stateroom, with a queen-size island walk-around berth, a skylight hatch, and a head compartment to starboard. A separate shower is located to port. An additional guest sleeping berth can also be created in the salon by combining the dinette settee with another sofa to starboard.
The Eagle 40 has undergone a number of maintenance procedures and upgrades over the years. In 2000, a Wesmar bow thruster and a Dickson stern thruster were added. The hull received a fresh coast of Awlgrip paint and the railings were reinforced in 2008.
The engine room features one Cummins 6BTA 5.9M diesel, which puts out 220 hp, allowing the vessel to cruise at 7.5 knots and top out at 9.5 knots. The Cummins has racked up 8,495 hours of use but was removed in 2012 so the owner could replace all seals and gaskets, rebuild the starter and supercharger, and inspect the engine mounts. A 2015 tune-up was also performed, adjusting all valves and adding new injectors. A new Balmar alternator was installed in 2019 and the oil filter was changed in August of this year.
Specs & Info
LOA 42’0” · Beam 14’6” · Draft 6’4”
450 gal. / 250 gal. / 44 gal.
Cummins 6BTA 5.9M Diesel