1992 VISMARA V40

€70,000 tax paid

Extensively refitted and optimised cruiser racer

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelVismara V40
DesignerAlessandro Vismara
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingSapri, Italy


EngineYanmar 3HM35 35hp
Hull ConstructionKevlar/Carbon/Epoxy sandwich
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity100l



One of the most iconic Vismara designs of all time. Truly ground-breaking at launch, as one of the first truly IMS-optimised yachts that could also perform well in cruising mode.

Substantially refitted in 2005 and further updated since, PISTRICE has been successfully re-optimised for ORC and IRC duties and retains all of her short-handed capabilities. Recent updates include:-
• New standing rigging
• Overhauled and repainted rig
• Reprofiled T-keel keel
• New Raymarine navigation instrumentation
• Overhauled engine
• North 3Di sail wardrobe
• Carbon bowsprit for Gennaker


PISTRICE is a high performing boat that can also handled alone or with two. Suitable for long cruises, day trips to relaxing or even for inshore races and offshore (it won so many). PISTRICE is a prestigious boat that stands out in all ports, and at sea is simply fantastic.


PISTRICE is one of the first design projects to be made in Italy for IMS regattas – and built following principles that until then had been applied strictly to racers – without compromising comfort or aesthetics on the interior.

PISTRICE has rounded sections with a low wetted surface and limited but not completely abolished rake. Displacement is medium-light, also to allow the interior to be fitted out without affecting trim. This was a cutting-edge craft for 1992 in terms of construction materials (unidirectional Kevlar fibres and glass S on a core of termanto and epoxy resin), and lamination procedure under vacuum on a male mould followed by post-curing in an oven at 55° C for 16 hours. The bulb is lead and antimony and weighs 2,100 kg, the square section tiller is in Kevlar and epoxy, laminated under vacuum. The deck has a racing layout, even if the long deckhouse and the helm station with wheel show attention to piloting the craft in cruise conditions. The cockpit is large, without wave guard or benches, even if the winch area is slightly raised compared to the deck and this makes it easier to use the ergonomics of the rig. Moreover, the bottom contains a large, comfortable peak.

The helm wheel is in carbon for excellent sensitivity. The mast headed sail plan includes a J (4.40 m) which is decidedly small compared to the 5.7 m E. This links the simplicity of the mast head to the lightness of the fractional genoa and spinnaker, which are small and easy to control. The mast and boom are in carbon. The interior with its classic layout of two cabins and two bathrooms, represents a great new feature from a construction viewpoint: all furniture is made in termanto sandwich and glass fibre with some teak inserts and veneer on the edging, doors and other furnishing items. This technology has made it possible to use the sides of the furniture units as structural components of the vessel, which increases its lightness and rigidity.



RCD Status:
• Our understanding is that PISTRICE is exempt from the Recreational Craft Directive as she was first placed into use with EU waters prior to June 1998.

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• Composite: sandwich of unidirectional Kevlar fibers and S-glass fibers of Airex with epoxy resins, with the vacuum technique and post cure in an oven at 55 ° for 16 hours - strong, rigid and free of osmosis.
• White painted hull with red style lines
• White non-slip side decks and cockpit
• Hull treated with epoxy and VC Offshore International Teflon antifouling – last treated December 2016

Keel & Rudder:
• Keel reprofiled with lead t-bulb to optimise for ORC/IRC - 2005
• Carbon rudder blade


Engine & gearbox:
• Yanmar 3HM35 35hp diesel engine – completely overhauled 2013
• Engine serviced annually
• Fresh¬water cooled engine.
• Saildrive gearbox

Propulsion & Steering:
• J-prop 3 adjustable blades controllable pitch (2007)
• Wheel steering with 180cm carbon wheel
• Textile steering cables replaced 2015
• Emergency tiller


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power

Battery Banks:
• 1x 105Ah 12vDC engine start battery
• 1x 105Ah 12vDC service battery

• Battery charger- 2012

• Charging of batteries is by alternator from engine

Other Electrical:
• 230v shore power with isolator and circuit breaker
• Electric panel with circuit break¬ers


Fresh Water:
• The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well-insulated hot water tank, heated by engine or 230v AC immersion heater element.
• Fresh water shower in cockpit

Bilge Pumps:
• Bilge pump


• 100 litres Fuel tank capacity

Fresh Water:
• 100 litres Fresh water tank capacity

• Raymarine ES75 colour GPS chart plotter – 2016
• 2x Raymarine i70 multi-displays – 2016
• Wind transducer and echo sounder transducers replaced 2016
• 3x Autohelm ST50 multi-function displays – rebuilt 2006
• Autohelm ST6000 autopilot with remove control – 2016

Communications Equipment:
• Handheld VHF


• Origo alcohol 2-burner stove with gimaballs - 2013
• Single sink with manual hot & cold water supply
• Inox refrigerator - 2005

• 2x Manual marine heads
• 2x Hot & cold pressurised showers

• Stereo with speakers in saloon and cockpit


Summary of Accommodation:
• Two cabin, two heads layout
• Double cabin forward
• Forward heads
• Saloon with seating to port and starboard
• Chart table aft of saloon to port
• Galley aft of saloon to starboard
• Heads aft of chart table to port
• Aft cabin stretching across aft of yacht with two large single berths and access from port or starboard

Accommodation Finish:
• White painted bulkheads and floors.
• Varnished teak trim
• Cloth upholstery – recent replacement


• Hall Spars aluminium mast and boom
• Rig sprayed white.
• Rig inspected overhauled, repainted and refitted – 2015
• Keel-stepped mast
• 3-sets of spreaders
• Navtec rod standing rigging – replaced 2015
• Marlow textile backstay –replaced 2015
• Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
• Textile inner forestay for staysail with stainless steel tensioner – 2005
• Carbon spinnaker pole
• Carbon bowsprit for gennaker – 2013
• Halyards and sheets in Dyneema SK75 – replaced 2014/15

• Winch package. 6x 2-speed self-tailing winches


Racing Sails:
• North Sails 3Di carbon mainsail
• North Sails carbon genoa
• Olympic jib
• Storm sails
• North Sails A1 Gennaker - 2016
• North Sails A2 Gennaker - 2016
• North Sails Windseeker - 2016

Cruising Sails:
• 2x cruising mainsails
• Dacron cruising jib

Sails available by separate negotiation:
• Lightweight carbon-fiber-mylar jib, horizontal slats (Garda Sail, new - 2016)
• Heavy duty staple carbon-fiber-mylar, horizontal slats (Garda Sail, new - 2016)
• Gennaker 0.75 260 sq. masthead (Garda Sails, new - 2016) - White-blue

• Pulpit and pushpit have opening for easy access on board
• Double stainless lifelines.
• Bathing ladder
• Cockpit shower

Anchoring & Mooring:
• Lofrans removable 1000 W anchor windlass with remote control - 2006
• 16kgs Delta anchor (2002)
• 60m anchor chain
• Mooring lines


Life saving:
• 6-man liferaft – next service due 2018
• Safety equipment for offshore (beyond 50Mn)

Fire control:
• Fire extinguishers

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Lying - Sapri - Italy

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