1998 Block Island 40


YACHT DETAILS: 1998 Block Island 40








Deltaville, VA
$99,000 USD
40 ft
8.83 ft
11.83 ft
50 ft









4 JH
(47) |
(120) |
(18) |

This Block Island 40 is located in Lancaster, VA. The model was originally designed by Bill Tripp in 1957 and a limited run was built in Rhode Island in the late 1950’s and early 1960s. Convergence is the third generation if BI 40’s.  Eric Woods of Migrator Yachts obtained the molds in the early 1980’s, re-tooled them and built the first hull of this generation in 1985.  He updated the design using the same hull shape, but used modern materials (see full specifications) to improve strength and cruising comfort. He modernized the centerboard design, added ballast and updated the sail plan, maintaining the yawl rig. The Block Island 40 is designed for cruising,  with plentiful storage, comfortable accommodations, large hatches and many opening ports as well as wide side decks, high toe rails, easy access to winches & travellers from the helm  and a safe, comfortable cockpit.  

Convergence has an unique story, her owners had the boat built (she was the second last BI 40 built) and used her for passage making for many years.  They love the sailing performance and sea-kindliness,  ease of sail handling and the ‘liveability’ of the design.  The centerboard allows for gunkholing with the 4’2″ draft or with it all the way down, the 8’10” draft helps her to sail to windward with the best of them.

Equipment includes:

Spectra Watermaker
Espar Heater
Raymarine E120 & E 80 Chartplotters
Raymarine Radar
Raymarine Wind, Depth, Log, Graphic
Furuno GPS
Norseman fittings on standing rigging
Zodiac 4 pax Liferaft
LED lighting

If you are looking for a modern classic, look no further than Convergence.


The interior woodwork is teak over marine plywood with mahogany inside the cabinets. The cabin sole is teak plank and the headliner is foam-backed vinyl with teak trim and teak handholds. Portlights are Bomar, hatches are Goiot.  

The U-shaped galley is to port of the companionway, it has a deep, double S/S sink and propane stove, 7.5 cf ice box that has been converted to a fridge and plenty of counter space.  To starboard is the comfortable Nav Station, with full-sized chart table with storage below, cushioned seat with easy access to instruments and a hanging/wet locker behind it.

The salon consists of u-shaped dinette to port with table that hinges open to reach the starboard settee.  The table can be lowered to form a double berth.  There is storage below & behind the seats, with bookshelves and storage cabinets above.  The starboard settee is a straight settee, with storage below and behind the seats as well as storage cabinets above.  It is situated between the nav station and a storage unit (forward), which consists of drawers, with a countertop and a hanging locker. 

The head is forward of the dinette and can be accessed through a door opposite the salon storage or from the V-berth. The V-berth bunk is 6’9″.  Storage in the V-berth consists of a bureau with drawers and hanging locker with louvered doors.

  • Hull construction used vinylester resin, with ISO Gelcoat. Airex Core above the waterline, with extra layers of laminate in high stress areas and solid fibreglass below the waterline.  
  • The centerboard trunk is laminated into the structure of the hull.  Centerboard is molded fibreglass w/ S/S pin and rope pennant which runs to a winch in the cockpit
  • Deck is fibreglass sandwich w/ end grain balsa core.
  • Rudder is molded fibreglass w/ 1.5 inch stainless steel rudder stock, attached to the hull w/ a bronze shoe
  • Doyle Mainsail fully battened w/ 2 reefs (original)
  • Doyle 140% Genoa (original)
  • Schaefer furler on forestay
  • Working Jib 100%
  • Mizzen sail
  • Mizzen staysail
  • Mainsail traveller in cockpit
  • Mizzen traveller on sternrail
  • Andersen  winch on mast
  • Andersen  winch on mizzen 
  • Norseman fittings on standing rigging
  • Double S/S  bowroller with integrated fairleads
  • 45lb CQR w/ 50′ chain and 200′ rode
  • Danforth Anchor w/ 25′ chain and 150′ rode
  • Simpson Lawrence Electric windlass 
  • Anchor locker w/ chain locker & storage compartment
  • Anchor washdown in anchor locker
  • Prisms on deck
  • Teak toerails 
  • Teak handholds on coachroof
  • 2 x Teak dorade boxes w/ S/S dorades
  • Liferaft attachment  between dorades
  • Dodger
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Awning over wheel and aft deck
  • Instruments to port of companionway
  • Lazarettes in cockpit
  • Lazarette on aft deck
  • Pedestal w/ compass and wheel attached
  • Edson pod for Chartplotter
  • Traveller in front of pedestal
  • 2 x Andersen ST52 2-speed Primary Winches outside coaming
  • 1 x Andersen 21 STC winch on port coachroof for centerboard pennant
  • S/S Sternrail w/ mizzen traveller 
  • Outboard motor mount on sternrail
  • Mount for horseshoe on sternrail.
  • Custom Teak ‘intracoastal captain’s seat’ – attaches to mizzen mast and barge board in cockpit.
  • Force 10 2-burner propane stove w/ oven
  • Glacier Bay refrigeration in 7.6CF box
  • Deep double S/S sink
  • Pressurized hot and cold water
  • Foot pump
  • Storage
  • 110V/12V system
  • 1 x 12V Start battery
  • 4 x 6V Trojan House batteries
  • Xantrex 1000W Inverter/Charger
  • 50′ Shore power cable
  • 1 x Shorepower inlet
  • Xantrex battery monitor
  • LED lighting throughout
  • Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot
  • Raymarine Autopilot controls in Cockpit & at Nav Station
  • Raymarine ST60 Depthsounder
  • Raymarine ST60 Log
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind Instrument
  • Raymarine Graphic at Nav Station
  • Raymarine E120 Chartplotter at helm
  • Raymarine E80 Chartplotter at nav station
  • Furuno GPS/WAAS Navigator at nav station
  • Uniden VHF
  • YAESU  FT-840 HF/SSB Transceiver
  • Spectra Watermaker 8/15 GPH
  • Espar Heater
  • 35lb CQR anchor
  • 20lb Danforth anchor
  • Lectrasan head 
  • Holding tank 
  • Aluminum propane tanks
  • Zodiac Coastal Life Raft
  • Avon Roll-up dinghy (no title)
  • Evinrude 4HP outboard
  • Boat hauled in August 2020 and bottom painted
  • Engine oil changed August 2020
  • Spare starter motor 
  • Spare Alternator
  • Docklines
  • Fenders
  • Life Jackets
  • 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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