1984 Pilgrim 40 Hull #7 – “SALTY DOG” PRICE DROP – boat must be sold and offers are encouraged!

The Pilgrim 40 was originally designed to ply the many peaceful rivers, canals, and waterways of North America with an uncommon grace of a bygone era. Designed primarily for a cruising couple with occasional guests, the boat became well known for its cruise aboard, live aboard lifestyle with its open and ergonomically friendly layout. The hull design was based on the renowned and seaworthy great lakes fishing boats with round bilges that roll far less than hard chines in quartering seas. The traditional fan tail and plumb bow highlight the full displacement hull which is easily driven and economical to operate. The Pilgrim 40 has an appeal that simply draws your attention, and she is the queen of every dock she graces. 

Originally constructed in Goderich Ontario by North Castle Marine (which later became Gozzard Yachts), she features a varnished Honduran mahogany interior done in the traditional and elegant pullman style with the rich deep reds of the mahogany set against white panels and cane wicker doors. The superior quality of the cabinet work is in stark contrast to the modern plastic look of many of the boats of today.

P40 Salty Dog

Salty Dog was originally built as a “designer edition” that was very customized by the original owner. Butcherblock counters, custom galley and vanity sinks, and a fully functional wood stove set this boat well apart from her immediate sisterships. This interior layout features the owner’s stateroom forward with an athwartships island queen. The cabin includes a dressing settee, and a walk-in style closet forward. Immediately aft is the raised pilot house equipped with engine and ships systems controls with pilot doors accessing both side decks. This area features outstanding visibility while being fully enclosed in bad weather. Next is a dinette opposite the large fully appointed galley on the main deck. There is a full head to port before the interior opens into a large living room with pull out couch. Finally twin sliding doors open on to the fan tail aft deck with its wrap around view.

Under the living room floor the boat is powered by an 85 HP Ford Lyman diesel engine marinized by Sabre Marine and fitted with a full Aqua Drive system. It can propel the boat at hull speed while consuming less than a gallon an hour and do it so quietly that you can barely hear it running. The in-floor access hatches are large enough to allow for the removal of the entire engine if required. Forward of this is an equipment room which includes an 8kW Westerbeke generator and easy access to many of the ships systems.

The main working deck has ample freeing ports, and the side decks are wide enough to comfortably walk down both sides while docking. The fore deck is raised and features a windlass and ground tackle fitted on a bow sprit to keep the anchors away from the hull while deploying. The upper deck is accessed from a folding ladder on the aft deck and features a fly bridge forward with full controls for those nice days and has ample room for the rigid bottom inflatable and a Hobie Tandem sailing trimaran (included) storage on deck. There is an electric davit aft to launch the RIB.

Salty Dog is a US registered boat but is located in Goderich Ontario at the Gozzard Yachts factory where it was delivered from Florida on her own bottom in good working order for some refit work. Circumstances have changed and now Salty Dog must be sold. She is currently winterized on the hard and shrink wrapped. The scheduled refit work includes repairing some upper deck issues, some teak repairs on the fantail and updating the sliding door hardware. This and anything else you might want all easily accomplished by the shop that built her in the first place!

Equipment includes:

  • Aluminum RIB dinghy with outboard motor (gas)
  • Extra Torquedo electric outboard
  • Satellite Tracking TV antenna
  • 2 x 120-watt solar arrays
  • Lithium Batteries
  • Raymarine Axiom MFDs (2)
  • Raymarine Digital Radar
  • Auto pilot
  • FLIR Night vision camera
  • 14’ Hobie sailing trimaran
  • 8kW Westerbeke Genset (1850 hours)
  • 2 Zone Air Conditioning
  • Deisel forced air heater (condition unknown)
  • Washer Dryer (condition unknown)
  • Windlass and ground tackle
  • Brightwork covers
  • Numerous spares and other related boating equipment.

Brand: Ford Lyman diesel engine / Fuel: Diesel / Hours: 4950 / Horsepower: 85 HP


Fresh Water Tanks: 180 Gallons / Fuel Tanks: 120 Gallons / Holding Tanks: 45 Gallons

For more information and details contact Mike Gozzard at 519-524-2120 or mike@gozzard.com; or see the listing on YachtWorld

Lying Goderich, ON – The asking price reduced to $120,000.00 USD and is for sale in the US only. A Canadian purchase would require importation.

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