39′ Fast Passage



Located In: Guaymas, Mexico
Year: 1980
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Yachtworld Number: 3685196

This Fast Passage is designed by William Garden  and presently cruising the Mexican Pacific. Her sea kindkly form allows her to go to weather and makes a great live a board. She is set up to anchor out for long periods of time. Take a look at the photos and equipment list by clicking on full specs and you will see all she has to offer.

La Paz is known as the gateway to the Sea of Cortez, you can start your cruise in some of the most spectacular waters in the world.  In just a day’s sail from town, you can be at any of 25 plus anchorages, most with white sand beaches, turquoise waters and amazing sea life.  Call or email us to find out how easy it is to buy a boat from us.

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.

Financial and titling transactions are conducted in the US or Canada by licensed agents. An offshore purchase means great savings and the process is more hassle-free than you may think! Call for details.

San Carlos Yachts
Marina San Carlos
011 52 (646) 341-2609


LOA: 40 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 0 in
LWL: 36 ft 5 in
Length on Deck: 39 ft 5 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 5 in
Displacement: 22000 lbs Half Load
Ballast: 7500 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 56 ft 0 in
Freeboard: 3 ft 5 in
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 1980
Engine Model: 4-108
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Stern drive
Engine Power: 50 HPCruising Speed: 5 knots
Maximum Speed: 7 knotsTanks
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Fiberglass (60 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Aluminum (56 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Aluminum (20 Gallons)


Vessel’s history, as narrated by current owners:

“Regarding our knowledge of Believe’s history, we will share what we know.
We had been happily cruising the Sea and the mainland in our Tartan 34C -EverGleam-for a number of years. We spotted the listing at La Paz Yachts and had to investigate. I already knew quite a bit about Fast Passage sailboats from reading, research and experience and had always hoped to own one. La Paz Yachts was great to deal with and helped make purchasing the Fast Passage a reality. The larger boat made cruising so much more comfortable and my wife felt safe, secure and much more “at home”. The motion of Believe in all conditions is optimum, and the layout could not be more livable and useful. We both have plenty of space when on the boat together. We particularly appreciate the location of the Nav. Station, galley and head for overnight passages. It allows the off watch person to rest without disturbance.

We didn’t personally meet the previous owners, however we are aware they had taken the boat through the Panama Canal. It was sensibly equipped for ocean crossing when we purchased it. Since we have owned it we have spent 6 months every season traveling from Guaymas to the mainland, as far south as Barre de Navidad. From our experience with Believe we couldn’t be more satisfied and pleased with its sailing performance, Sea kindly motion and wonderful livability below decks.

We bought Believe in 2014 for $80,000. We have put approximately $40,000 into the boat with upgrades (new sails, fridge, dinghies, etc.). When we bought the boat we knew it was “for a season”. I am 68 with physical issues that will limit how far into my 70’s I will be comfortable cruising. It usually takes a year or two to sell a boat, so we listed Believe while we still are enjoying cruising and plan to continue cruising until a new buyer takes over. We also have an aging parent we love and feel a responsibility to be close.”



  • Aft cabin has door, 2-drawer dresser, mirror, wall cabinet, large storage locker, 1 overhead light, 1 reading light and 2 portlight windows.
  • V-berth cabin has door, hanging closet, storage locker with multiple shelves, and 2 lights and an overhead hatch.
  • 2 long settees in main salon, large fold-out dining table, storage behind and below all seat cushions.
  • Separate navigation station with seat, table, breaker panel and instruments.
  • One head. Teak paneling throughout.
Large food pantry storage under counter, double door cupboard and spice rack, pots and dishes storage all within easy reach while cooking.

  • REFRIGERATION: Vitrifrigo
  • FREEZER: Small section in refrigerator
  • WATER SYSTEM: Elec. pump w/accumulator and foot pump
  • WATER HEATER: Torrid MV-6 (uninstalled)
  • STOVE: Gas Systems Inc. model 3121, 3-burner
  • COOKING FUEL: Two 20 lbs. propane tanks
  • SINK: SS w/hot and cold fresh water
    Pressure saltwater at sink
Navigation and electronics
Navigation programs and extensive electornic charts for computer (connected to GPS) – computer not included.

  • RADAR: Furuno 1720, 16 NM, 7 in. display
  • VHF: Standard Horizon Spectrum
  • GPS: Garmin GPS Map 421
  • DEPTH SOUNDER: Raymarine ST60
  • WIND SPEED / DIRECTION: Raymarine DT60
  • AUTOPILOT: Robertson (Simrad) below deck hydraulic type w/remote
  • COMPASS: Ritchie Navigator
  • RADAR DETECTOR: Radar reflector
  • STEREO: Sony CDX2100 AM/FM/CD, Signtaure speakers
  • OTHER: Globalstar sat phone


  • HOUSE BANK 1: Two 6 V
  • HOUSE BANK 2: Four 6 V
    675 amp hrs, all matched, new 2018
  • INVERTOR: Xantrex Prowatt 300
  • ALTERNATOR: Balmar 160 amp, serpentine belt
    Spare 75 amp Balmar alternator
  • AC VOLTAGES: 110 V at 60 hz
  • BATTERY CHARGER: Pro Mariner 30 amp, new 2018
  • SOLAR PANELS:Three 135 W Kyocera panels on tower


  • BILGE PUMP: 2 electric, 1 manual
  • FUEL FILTERS: Racor primary and 1 on engine
  • FUEL SHUT OFF: Cable type
  • HEAD TYPE: Manual Jabsco type, new 2019
  • HOLDING TANK: 20 gal. manual pump out
  • HEATER: Dickinson Antartic w/12V fan, disel or kerose fired
  • WATERMAKER: Village Marine LVM, 8.3 gal/hr
    New membrane installed 2019
  • PROPELLER: 3 blade bronze feathering Max prop
  • FULL SHAFT: New 1 in. SS shaft
  • STEERING: Cable type, spare new cables
  • TRANSMISSION: Borg-Warner 71CR

Deck and hull

  • KEEL: Modified fin
  • ANCHOR: 55 Rocna, 150′ chain, 150′ nylon rope
  • ANCHOR 2: 45 CQR, 50′ chain, 250′ nylon rope
  • ANCHOR 3: 44 Bruce, 50′ chain, 150′ rope
  • ANCHOR 4: Fortress FX16, 25′ chain, 200′ rope
  • WINDLASS: Electric, Ideal CWM
  • NAV LIGHTS: Complete set
  • LIFELINES: 2 Plastic coated wire supported by SS stanchions
  • GATES: 2
  • RAILS: Full length, solid teak bulwarks
  • PULPIT: Tubular SS, bow and stern
  • DINGHY: Zodiac 8.5′ w/ Johnson 4.5 HP
    Wheels, chaps, tank
  • OTHER: Solar arch and dinghy davits

Sail and rigging

  • MAIN: Doyle, new 2016
  • GENOA: Approx. 130%, Doyle, new 2017
  • STAYSAIL: Doyle, new 2018
  • SPINNAKER: Adjustable Selden spinnaker pole on track
  • GENNIKER: North 1.5 oz, with sock
  • TYPES OF SAILS: Dacron
  • ROLLER FURL: Schaeffer 2100 (2001), Schaeffer 1100 (2004)
  • WINCHES:6 of various sizes, all but 2 are 2-speed self-tailing
  • PREVENTER/BOOM BREAK: Option for 2 different systems
  • BOOM VANG: Block and tackle (4 part) w/cam
  • MAST: Aluminum. In 2004 painted, rewired, new blocks, tricolor and anchor lights
  • STANDING RIGGING: 5/16″ stays, 9/32″ shrouds. Installed 2004
  • LINES LED AFT: All reefing lines, main halyard, topping lift
  • OTHER: Halyards T900, all running rigging in good condition


  • DODGER: New 2017. Sunbrella, zip front windows, sun covers
  • COCKPIT: Teak grate helm, full set fitted closed foam cushions w/new Sunbrella covers (2019)
  • BIMINI: Depending on weather, plastic tarp or full Sunshade (aft of mast and over cockpit)
    10×17 sun or rain awning
  • HATCHES: 2 Overhead and 1 companionway hatch. Beckson portlight windows
  • OTHER: Screens on all portlight windows, additional spare screen


  • LIFERAFT: &-person Viking
  • EPIRB: Yes
  • HARNESSES: 2 with lifejackets
  • OTHER: Drogue w/500′ 3/4 and 5/8 nylon braid, poly tripline
    Full set heavy dock lines in addition to standard set
    One inmersion suit
    Large fenders in addition to standard


  • Paper charts under settee cushions and personal items