For Sale: Dudley Dix design Hout Bay 40 – ‘Carpe’ Diem’

Price: R700 000.00.
Mooring: NOT included
Contact Rick: 072 600 1009; 021-842 2781 or

Carpe’ Diem, a Dudley Dix designed Hout Bay 40, was professionally built by Brian Allcock and Colin van Oudtshoorn and their team.

She is a really good looking old fashioned traditional steel Gaff Cutter. Launched in November 1992 at the False Bay Yacht Club, Simon’s Town.

Carpe’ Diem has just been fitted with new window “glass” and has been antifouled and painted. She has a Certificate of Fitness and is in very good shape. She has a very light interior with White American Oak trimmings and Oak & Teak floorboards.

She can be viewed in Gordon’s Bay by appointment.

Size 40’
Design Hout Bay
Launched 1992
Draft 1.5m
Beam 4m
Displacement 13 (Ton)

Inventory for Carpe´ Diem
Rig. Gaff cutter sloop. Steel mast s/s wire rigging. Block & Tackle, wooden boom, gaff & top mast. Roller furling on 2 foresails.

Material. Steel hull with wooden top rails.

Steering. Wooden wheel on a pedestal with cable steering. Emergency tiller.

Accommodation. 6 Berths in total. 3 x Double Cabins. 1 x Shower (not connected). Teak & American White Oak Over Marine Ply Flooring. Cloth Upholstery. Bright Interior with Oak Trim.

Sails. 5 in total. Main, 2 x Mizzen, 1x Topsail, Storm Jib, 4 Brown Traditional Coloured Brown Duradon Sails, 1 White Sail. Made by Doyle.

Winches. 7 Lewmar winched in total. 4 x Deck; 1 x Mast & 2 x Coach House.

Engine. 43hp Volvo 2003t Diesel Engine. 350 litres fuel capacity in 1 x Integral Tank. 5 x Batteries. 3-Blade Prop.

Plumbing. 2 x Manual and 2 x Electrical Bilge Pumps.

Galley. Twin Sink, Gas Stove & Oven.

Electrics. VHF, Echo Sounder, Log, Navico Wind Instrument (u/s), 1x Handheld Radio, Compass, Raymarine Radar & GPS.

Safety. 1x CQR 40lbs Anchor, 48m Chain, ±100m Warp. Electric Windlass. 8 x Life Jackets, 8 x Harness, 1 x Life Ring, 3 x Fire Extinguishers.

Remarks. Good heavy weather traditional sailing yacht. Beautiful      lines and very accommodating.