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2008 Admiral Executive 40


Location Stuart, FL
Year 2008
Price $299,000
Cabins 3
Heads 2

This Admiral 40 Executive Catamaran boasts a surprising amount of internal volume, headroom, and convenient, comfortable flat decks. Her increased forward vision, wider hulls, luxurious interior and a long list of equipment make for a comfort and functionality level that is unsurpassed in a 40-foot Catamaran. Angelo Lavarnos designed the Admirals and they are remarkable sailing Cats, achieving speed and performance usually associated with larger Performance Catamarans.

“Options” was sailed on her own hulls from South Africa to Florida and she is ready to take you anywhere in the world. Her starboard hull is exclusively dedicated to the owner’s use and comprises of a spacious cabin, vanity table, an abundance of hanging and storage space plus a generously sized bathroom. The port hull includes two double guest cabins and a large bathroom.

The expansive saloon windows ensure natural light fills the interior living areas and creates a perfect ambiance as well as providing outstanding views. Extra onboard features include: solar panels, inverter, autopilot, SSB radio, chart plotter, radar, inverter, AIS, generator, water maker, triple zone heat & air conditioning, Sirius Weather system, EPIRB, Iridium Sat phone, MOB life tag system, extensive navigation equipment, dinghy and outboard plus much, much more.  

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The Admiral 40 Executive, “Options”, has three cabins with double berths, and 2 heads with showers. The Owner’s suite features a master stateroom, desk/vanity, a large private head and occupies the starboard hull, while the double guest cabins and second head fill the port hull. The Owner has the entire starboard hull: cabin aft, vanity with mirror amidships and large head forward. The owner’s head has plenty of room in front of sink and toilet, plus a separate, large shower compartment with a Plexiglas door. The cockpit features cushions throughout, with large sunbathing cushions on either side of the cockpit.

The two-person helm seat features a custom-designed footrest. By standing on the broad footrest, a short person can see very well, with their head almost to the ceiling; a tall person can fold up the footrest and stand on the floor. In the spacious cockpit, the helmsman?s station and comfortable double bench are to starboard and are well protected from spray peeling off the bows at higher speeds by a removable dodger that spans the entire width of the house.

The traveler is on the cabin top and the mainsheet then runs to self-tailing, electric winches. The genoa sheets also run port and starboard to cars and self-tailing winches. The saloon is quite spacious with the galley immediately to port as you enter, and the nav station is just inside the sliding door to starboard. It offers a swing-out stool, which tucks conveniently out of the way underneath.

The nav station is well organized while presenting just about every electronic device you can imagine. The large, curved dinette is forward to starboard. The storage space on this Admiral is unequaled: Copious storage is available in the forward section of each bow; there are large outside lockers on either side of the mast; each aft cabin has a wall of cabinets on one side and a floor to ceiling cabinet on the other side; the central outside section of the owners? hull has four floor to ceiling lockers.

Three cabins with double berths
2 heads with separate, large shower compartment with Plexiglas door
The master stateroom, desk/vanity, and large private head occupy the starboard hull
2 double guest cabins and second head in the port hull
All cabins and heads have fans
Stbd dressing area also has a fan
Three fans in saloon/galley main cabin area
Six fans are variable speed with timers. Three of the fans are oscillating
Nav station includes ship?s bell, brass clock and brass barometer
Oceanaire sliding combination screens/covers over all eight hatches
Oceanaire sliding covers over six ports
Custom-made insulated curtain for the large sliding glass door to the main cabin
Custom-made insulated exterior window covers for the large windows over the galley and saloon
The cabinet doors are maple center with cherry trim
The sole is a maple laminate
Each aft cabinet has 2 custom cherry shelves that are perfect for alarm clock, reading glasses, Kleenex, books, iPads, etc.
Doors, cabinets, and nav station have light wood centers with cherry trim
Cockpit Cushions
Cabin Headroom: 6’4″


Deck & Equipment

Hard bimini (very strong, will hold many people at once) with window over the helm seat for viewing of the mainsail
4 large solar panels on the port side of the bimini and two feet of walking space on either side of the boom
The bimini also houses the 14-long traveler
Bimini is supported by stainless steel posts forward and fiberglass arches that add style and strength aft
Side screens block the wind but allow fantastic visibility. A rear screen can be put up in port to fully enclose the cockpit
SS Side gates on lifelines in addition to standard aft gates on either side
SS Extra hand holds on inside of bimini arches and alongside interior stairs
SS Rails added to helm (for binoculars, books, etc.) and master shower (for bottles of shampoo, conditioner, etc.)
Integral fiberglass davits with a 6-to-1 block and tackle on the stbd. side (to lift the light end of dinghy) and 4-to-1 block and tackle led to a winch on the port
side (to lift the heavy end with motor)
Eight original seacocks have been replaced with heavy-duty bronze
Two sea cocks for black water holding tanks are original black plastic
Full suite of cockpit cushions
Cockpit table with storage compartment in the middle which can be filled with ice and used as a cooler
Helm has a custom-designed footrest that can be folded up to allow a tall person to stand on the floor
Dodger/windshield. Replaced lower, main part in 2012, replaced the upper part (holds upper half of zipper) in 2013
Hot/cold stern shower at top of port-side steps, above swim ladder
Barbeque with its own propane tank
Twin trampolines are very soft and comfortable, yet strong
Twin bow seats
Double steps on either side of mast make good seats
Upgraded the rudders in 2010 to schedule 80 steel posts and properly balanced blades ($4,000)
Upgraded rudder crossbar in 2011 to a very thick steel tube that does not flex like the original ($4,000)
Ten cleats: 2 large cleats on bow strut, 2 cleats on bow sides, 2 cleats at mid-ship, 2 cleats on stern sides and 2 small cleats on the inside of aft steps (for tying dinghy)


Electronics & Navigation

EPIRB: ACR Electronics GlobalFix
Integrated Raymarine system
Extra large (12?) E-120 Chartplotter with Navionics SD cards for the US East Coast down to the Caribbean
Raystar 125 GPS Receiver
AIS250 receiver (shows vessels on the chart plotter, with the vessel’s information including name, speed, course, time of closest approach and distance of closest approach)
S2 Control Head with Gyro compass (sees and thinks in three dimensions to adapt to complex wave conditions
ST6000 SmartPilot (automatic pilot with enough muscle to steer a much larger boat)
ST60+ Tridata (Speed, Depth, Water Temp.)
ST60+ Wind & Close Hauled Wind Instrument (wind direction and strength)
SR100 Sirius Weather System (can track current weather and forecasts offshore)
45STV Satellite TV System (can watch DirecTV anywhere in the eastern half of the US and most of the Bahamas, even while underway)
LifeTag System (sounds an alarm when someone wearing a LifeTag is separated from the boat)
$2000 worth of SD Navigation Cards
Many Paper Charts
Satellite Phone: Iridium 9505A
Pactor Controller: SCS PTC IIex
A tracking system that feeds data to GlobalTrack. When under passage, this allows friends to track Options? progress online.
Autopilot spares include the head, the sensor, and the computer–everything but the hydraulic drive
Satellite weather receiver that feeds into chart plotter. Can see weather conditions (including radar) and forecasts over an extensive area, including well out to sea, and along the US coasts
Stereo: SONY CDX-H910UI. Provides audio for TV, radio and USB input (iPad, iPod, iPhone, MP3 player, etc.)
4 cube speakers and 1 subwoofer
Majestic DVD/Video, Dolby Digital with 20? drop down screen. Built-in DVD player and displays TV feed from DirecTV receiver

Electric and Plumbing

3 x Air conditioners: all Cruisair SMX II. cool, heat or dehumidify
AC selector switch to connect to shore power, generator or neither
10 gallon Water heater powered when port engine is running or by AC power from generator or shore power
2 x starter batteries, one dedicated to each engine. Can also switch house batteries to start engines if starter battery is dead
6 x house batteries: Odyssey 13 PC-2150. 600 amp hours total. Thin lead technology which charges much faster than other AGM batteries
Xantrex battery monitor
Xantrex 3000 inverter and battery charger
BEP tank monitor (for fuel, water, two black water holding tanks)
Blue Sky Solar Boost 2000E MPPT solar controller
Isolating Transformer: Charles ISO-G2; replaced unknown brand. When you connect to shore power, this is the only electronic device that shore power touches. This transformer generates safe, consistent power for all the appliances on the boat.
Generator:Panda Fisher 5 KW 2016
Solar Panels: Four 2’ x 4’ solar panels mounted on port side of bimini
Extra AC and 12-volt outlets added
2 Jabsco electric toilets
Lights other than navigation lights: Two boarding lights, five cockpit lights, one fore deck light, one nav station light, nine lights with dimmer shared by the saloon and galley, one fluorescent light in each cabin and head, two reading lights in each aft cabin and one reading light in the forward cabin
Tri-color light at top of mast is LED, uses only 0.5 amps


Sails & Rigging

Mast has four halyards, three mast steps, a boom vang and a pulpit
The mainsail has three reefing lines, the first two with blocks sewn into the mainsail to ease the reefing process
Main halyard, mainsheet, and main traveler are all led to regular and power winches at the helm
The jib is 100% with a furling line led to Harken winch in the cockpit and its sheets led to regular and power winches at the helm
Screecher/Gennaker/Code Zero (very large sail used mainly for downwind but useable up to 60 degrees apparent) has furling line led to Harken winch in the cockpit and sheets led to cockpit winches
All three sails were pulled in 2013 for minor repairs and cleaning. All are in good working order
Mainsail cover just got a new, better zipper
Mainsail cover has a front section that protects the front of the mainsail
Lazy jacks. You can drop the mainsail right into its bag/cover in 3 seconds
4 x halyards: main, jib, screecher and an extra for a spinnaker


Anchoring & Docking

Main anchor installed on windlass: 70 lb. plow with 200 ft. of 3/8? all-chain rode
Secondary anchor: 70 lb. plow with 20 ft. of chain and 250 ft. of ¾? rope
Tertiary anchor: 30 lb. Fortress anchor with 20 ft. of chain and 100 ft. of 5/8? rope
Lewmar H3 Horizontal Windlass. Handles chain on stbd side, rope on the port side
Dual windlass controls at windlass and at the helm, as well as a chain counter
All lines led to the helm for power winch
Integral bridle with an amazing hook for attaching to the anchor chain
Large fenders with burgundy covers
Medium fenders with burgundy covers
two medium fenders without covers
two small fenders on davits, two small fenders on the dinghy
Dock lines
2008 dinghy
2012 Yamaha two-stroke outboard



Isotherm Stainless steel Front-loading fridge (4.6 cubic feet), 12 volts. 4 amps
Isotherm Stainless steel Front-loading freezer (4.6 cubic feet), 12 volts. 4 ampsSMEV. 3-burner stove with oven that includes broiler and rotisserie
Stove has a black glass-like hinged cover that hides the burners when not in use and acts as a backsplash when the stove is in use
Double Stainless Steel Sink with faucet
Lots of counter space with a built-in trash bin
Corian Countertops
Custom utensil cabinet with vertical silverware holders


Admiral Executive 40 SPECIFICATIONS

Fuel Capacity:
Hull Material:
Number of Engines:
Engine Make:
Engine Power:
100 gal
60hp total
Manufacturer: Admiral
Draft: 3'9"
Fuel Capacity: 100 gal
Designer: Lavernos
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Number of Engines: 2
Engine Make: Yanmar
Engine Power: 60hp total


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