1996 Caliber 40 LRC

Norma Mae

YACHT DETAILS: 1996 Caliber 40 LRC








Deltaville, VA
$152,500 USD
40 ft
5.08 ft
12.67 ft









(1) 212|gallon
(1) 179|gallon
(1) 105|gallon

Spring Price Adjustment!


The Caliber LRC (Long Range Cruiser) is designed for the discerning cruiser who is looking for a boat that handles well, sails fast, is live-able and safe.  Caliber is renowned for its strength of build which incorporates several safety features, from a watertight forward bulkhead, to extra-strength hull-to-deck joint, to the Double-Lock Chainplate System (TM), to triple supports for the rudder, reinforced impact zones on the hull and so much more! 
The LRC also has two water and two fuel tanks which are integrated into the hull below the cabin sole, allowing the weight to be carried low in the boat for stability and giving all areas above the cabin sole over to storage. 

The 2-cabin, 2-head layout is ideal for living aboard and long-range cruising for a couple with occasional guests or for a family.  The nav station and aft head are conveniently located to the companionway and the galley is well appointed for cooking while under way or at anchor. Norma Mae has traversed the East Coast from New York to Deltaville the past 4 years, with the owners spending the summers up north as full-time live-aboards and returning to Deltaville for the winter months.  The vessel cruises comfortably at 7 knots and handles well in all weather conditions. The inner forestay with self-tacking jib is set up for heavy weather sailing. 

Norma Mae has numerous recent upgrades and is well equipped with cruising gear:
Standing rigging replaced (2016)
Boomvang (2016)
New Staysail w/ self-tacking track (2022)
Simrad 3G 24NM Radar (2020)
Simrad IS 40 & IS 42 displays at helm (2023)
Zodiac Wave 275 HD Dinghy (2022)
HP Honda 4-stroke outboard motor
Simrad Instruments (2015)
4 x Siemans 55A Solar Panels
Fourwinds II Wind Generator
KATO Arch & Davits
Lewmar Folding Wheel
Spectra Watermaker (not used by current owners)
Manson Anchor w/ 300′ chain
Electric Windlass

Yanmar 4JH2E 50HP engine w/ 445 hours (since 2011 rebuild)
Balmar 210 Amp Alternator 

Winslow Life Raft
Hard top Dodger w/ side grab bars and Polycarbonate panels

Make an appointment to come and see Norma Mae – it’s not too late to go South!


The interior of the Caliber 40 has 6’5″ headroom in the salon and is finished with honeyed Teak bulkheads and trim,  white headliner & cabin liner  & beautifully varnished Teak & Holly cabin soles .  Overhead hatches (salon hatch – Lewmar 2023) and stainless steel portlights provide light and ventilation. All portlights have custom curtains (2023).

L-shaped Galley is to port of the companionway, with sinks amidships and stove & fridge along the hull.  It has storage above and below counter level and a custom Teak post/hand hold amidships, between galley and salon.

Behind the galley, tucked securely under the cockpit/side deck, is the nav station.  The seat has storage below and the hinged chart table has storage as well.  Breaker panel as well as various electronics are within easy reach of the crew member on watch.

To starboard is the aft cabin which has a double berth, a cedar lined locker and doors which allow access to and from salon and aft head.  The aft head is forward of the cabin, with a door into the salon.

The salon has a straight settee to starboard and an L-shaped settee to port.  Both have lee cloths and the port settee converts to a double berth, which means the boat can sleep 7.  There is storage below and behind the settees as well as in Teak cabinets against the hull.  A large table, with two leaves, folds up against the forward, port bulkhead, providing several layout options (see photos). The legs are conveniently stored in brackets on each side of the table and there are narrow  behind the table when stowed. 

The forward cabin is spacious and light.  The Pullman-style double berth is to port, with drawers and 2 storage areas beneath and a custom bookshelf with reading lights above. Shelves and cedar-lined cabinets along the starboard hull with a vanity that was modified to a custom built computer desk with shelving & a reading light above.  

The forward head is spacious, step from the cabin into the area with vanity and head.  A separate shower area to port, has a Plexiglas door that contains the water and 2 extra storage compartments.

  • Force 10 2-burner Propane stove w/ oven
  • Glacier Bay 12V Refrigerator (w/ holding plate)
  • Double fiberglass Sinks 
  • Mixer faucet w/ hot and cold pressurized water (new water pump)
  • Foot pump for fresh water 
  • Trash can below bottom companionway step
  • 3 x Cabinet-mounted pad-eyes for safety strap
  • Storage above and below counter level
  • 110V/12V system
  • 1 x 30A Shorepower inlet
  • Fourwinds II Wind Generator
  • 3 x Siemens 55W Solar Panels
  • Blue Sky Solar Boost controller & IPN-Pro remote display to monitor house batteries
  • Heart Interface Link 20 Engine battery monitor (nav station)
  • Newmar Inverter/Charger
  • Blue Sea MLC-ACR Battery bank charging system (2016)
  • Galvanic Isolator
  • 5 x Northstar NSB 110 AGM Thin Plate Lead House batteries (2016)
  • 1 x Northstar GR31 AGM Thin Plate Lead Engine battery (2017)
  • 2 x 30 A Shore power cables (50′ w/ 15A Adaptor & 12′)
  • 50A – 30A  Adaptor
  • Multi USB & 12 V power plug power supply at  Helm station (2023)
  • LED Nav lights:
    Signal Mate LED bi-color – bow,
    Signal Mate LED combo masthead with deck light,
    OGM LED stern light,
    OGM LED tri-light with anchor light and strobe – masthead
  • 4 x Caframo Bora 12V Cabin fans
  • * Northstar AGM Thin Plate Lead batteries have a life expectancy of up to 12 years

  • VHF antenna on mast (replaced 2020)

  • Helm station IPad mount for use of Navionics
  • 2 x Smart TV’s (salon & forward cabin)
  • Pioneer Radio/Bluetooth/Pandora/Spotify/XM ready receiver (2023)
  • Sirius/XM receiver & antenna
  • 2  x Advent cabin speakers 
  • 2 x weather proof cockpit speakers
  • Inmast furling Mainsail 2009(inspected, reconditioned & NEW UV/Sunbrella 2022)
  • Z-Spar furling mechanism in-mast
  • 125% Genoa 2009 (inspected, reconditioned & NEW UV/Sunbrella 2022)
  • Harken Mark II Furler on forestay
  • Staysail (2022 – Evolution Offshore sail)
  • Roller furling inner forestay (2022)
  • Asymmetrical Drifter (like new)
  • Z-Spars Keel-stepped mast & boom (unstepped & inspected 2016)
  • Z-Spars boomvang (2016)
  • Standing rigging replaced (2016)
  • Self-tacking staysail track (2022)
  • Forespar Whisker Pole w/ mast track & continuous line
  • Traveller forward of dodger w/ 4:1 purchase
  • Garhauer Deck Organizers, port & starboard (2023)
  • All lines lead to cockpit
  • 2 x Lewmar ST48 Primary winches on coaming
  • 2 x Lewmar ST30 Secondary winches on cabin top
  • Bowsprit w/ staggered anchor rollers (2)
  • Manson Supreme Anchor w/  300 ft. chain (2016)
  •  Lewmar Claw 44 lb Acnhor w/ 300 ft. chain/rode
  • Lofrans Progress I Electric Windlass w/ deck switches
  • Par Max 3 2.8 GPM sea water Anchor Wash-down Pump
  • Large anchor locker
  • 2 x Dorades on cabintop w/ guard rails
  • Solar mushroom exhaust vent above forward shower (2022)
  • New coamings & screens for salon and forward hatches (2022/3) 
  • Aluminum hand rails on cabin top
  • 30″ Stanchions w/ s/s wire lifelines
  • Dodger w/ hard top & side grab bars
  • Polycarbonate panels w/ Stamoid covers 
  • Bimini w/ connector (Herculite Rivera)
  • Zarcor Companionway doors – saloon style w/ inserts
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Sunbrella pedestal cover
  • Swivel Helm Seat (2023)
  • Pedestal w/ instrument mount
  • Lewmar folding wheel
  • Teak fold-down cockpit table w/ leaves
  • Deep Lazarette (port) gives access to fuel polishing system, batteries, charger etc.
  • Propane locker (port aft) w/ 2 x 10lb Propane tanks
  • Magma BBQ on sternrail (t-connector from propane tanks)
  • KATO Marine SS Arch w/:
    Dinghy lifting tackle/davits 
    Outboard motor lift
    Solar panels support
    Wind generator mount
    AIS, Sirius XM & PS antennae
    Anchor, cockpit & stern Nav lights
    Cockpit speakers.
  • Swim platform w/ swim ladder
  • Fresh water shower on transom
  • Yanmar 4JH2E 50 Hp diesel engine with 512 hours since 2011 rebuild. (Engine rebuild 2011 at 2714 hours by Mac Boring, NJ). Total engine hours 3226.
  • Balmar 95-210 Alternator – dual belt 210 amp alternator with Balmar ARS-5 voltage regulator
  • Engine mounts and wiring harness (2011)
  • Custom built exhaust elbow and riser (2011)
  • Engine room insulated with Soundown barrier (2011)
  • Fuel filtration and polishing system using Racor 500 filters (offline polishing, and fuel transfer between fuel tanks via Reverso OP-4 fuel pump) .
  • Fuel vacuum gauge, engine temp and oil pressure gauges (cockpit instrument panel)
  • Engine room Temp gauge at Nav station
  • Dripless shaft bearing (PSS) ( 2014)
  • 18” Max-Prop feathering propeller
  • Spectra 2000 Watermaker (not used by current owners, needs servicing)
  • Par 37202 4.5 GPM, double filtered, shower sump/bilge pump with nighttime override for float switch.
  • Engine spares & manuals
  • Winslow 6 pax Ultra-light Offshore Life raft in valise (exp 12/24) 
  • EPIRB, ACR Globalfix IPro 406 MHz/GPS with NEW battery

  • Lifesling on sternrail
  • Rule 2000 bilge pump with West Marine Ultra magnetic switch and HL alarm

  • Manual bilge pump
  • High water alarm
  • Emergency Tiller
  • Damage Control equipment including:
    Emergency 12v SPX 2200 gph submersible pump and discharge hose
    plugs, etc.
  • New smoke and CO detectors
  • Hand held air horns
  • PFDs
  • USCG signal equipment
  • Day shapes (anchor ball & steaming cone)
  • Zodiac Wave 275 HD Dinghy (2022)
  • Honda 5HP 4-stroke dinghy
  • Weems & Plath ‘Time & Tide’ Clock, Barometer
  • Anchor bridle
  • Fenders
  • Docklines
  • Boat hooks
  • Disclaimer
    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.

    Jon and Anne Hutchings
    YaZu Yachting
    Deltaville, VA 23043


    Contact the listing brokers, Jon or Anne Hutchings at YaZu Yachting in the heart of Deltaville, boating capital of Virginia.
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