Well built solid hull with a good turn of speed. Tankage range approximately 1400nm. Interior with forward Pullman berth, head in forepeak and second head at companionway steps. Can point as high as 35 degrees apparent with the proper sails and trim. Collision bulkhead in bow and reinforced leading edge of keel. Skeg hung rudder with water dam around rudder stuffing box.
Please make this one the "Bluewater Boat #100" on the list!
Chris July commented
CALIBER 40 LRC
The Caliber 40 Long Range Cruiser is a very attractive cutter with a bowsprit and a bobstay. The boat has a straight sheer and a reverse transom with a small but very handy swim step and a boarding ladder.The design is a moderately heavy displacement cruising boat so it takes a bit of wind to get her going. However, like most cruising boats of this class, sailing 5 – 5.5 knots in 10 – 12 knots of wind on a beam reach is not bad and can provide 140 mile plus days in the tradewinds. Although the boat will kick around in heavy seas, it will do so no more than other cruising boats and it will remain fairly comfortable in big waves as well as big winds.
CALIBER 40 LRC LAYOUT The Caliber is a modern two-cabin design with 6’2” headroom throughout. The interior layout starts with a spacious head and separate stall shower forward. Continuing aft, the master stateroom has a Pullman style offset double to port with lockers and plenty of storage to starboard. The saloon features a 6’2”, L-shaped settee to port that converts to a double berth. There is also a straight settee to starboard and a very useful dinette table that folds down from the bulkhead and out to join both settees to comfortably seat six for dinner.The galley is to port with a double sink inboard, and a two-burner stove and oven along with a top loading refrigerator outboard. There is a second, and very small head to port that is accessible from the saloon or the aft cabin. The outboard facing nav station is next to the galley. Good light is provided by fourteen stainless steel, opening ports that are designed for offshore work and the boat is finished in nice, hand-rubbed teak with good storage below the settees.