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40' Choate 1979 Sendero

Marina Del Rey, California



40' | Choate 40 | 1979

"Two Owner Boat, Meticulously Maintained"

This Choate 40 was built in Long Beach, CA by Dennis Choate Marine. It was a semi-custom build for the previous owner. The current owner purchased the yacht about 2 years ago. Both owners have maintained the vessel meticulously and it really shows.

The yacht has done a handful of offshore races in her past including Transpac and Cabo.There is a large racing sail inventory that is in good condition. In her later years she was set up for cruising with a Harken roller furler, lazy jacks, and an upgraded Raymarine electronics package.

A survey was done in 2020 and the surveyor stated that the owner "should be commended for his attention to maintenance and up keep."

The current owner is a local marine electrician and has enjoyed cruising the boat all over Catalina Island as well as entering a couple local races. He is relocating for work with his family and reluctantly looking to sell "Sendero" quickly. 

For more information or schedule a showing contact the listing broker directly by phone, email, or text. 

Yacht Overview

  • Yacht Details 40' Choate 1979
  • Location Marina Del Rey, California
  • Engines Volkswagen
  • Days on Market Inquire
  • Last Updated2023-02-06 16:07:10

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  • Beam: 12' 6''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 5' 9''
  • Fuel Tank: 21
  • Fresh Water: 20 gal
  • Holding: 25 gal
  • Cabins: 3
  • Single Berths: 5



· Depthsounder

· Long-speedometer

· Wind Speed and Direction

· Navigation Center

· Plotter

· Autopilot

· Compass



· Radar

· Radio

· CD Player

· Cockpit Speaker


· Battened Mainsail

· Furling Genoa

· Storm Jib

· Spinnaker

· Gennaker/Cruising spinnaker

· Asymmetric Spinnaker


· Steering Wheel

· Spinnaker Pole


· Oven

· Marine Head

· Refrigerator

· Battery Charger

· Electric Bilge Pump

· Manual Bilge Pump

· Sea Water Pump


· Shore Power Inlet


· Cockpit Cushions


· Mainsail Cover

· Lazyjacks

Sails & Rigging

  • Fully Battened Mainsail: Composite - Quantum brand
  • Storm Jib
  • Spinnaker: Four Spins
  • Genoa: 4 Genoas (need Luff tape for Harkin foil) - Quantum brand
  • Furling Genoa: Composite
  • Steering wheel - newer leather wrap
  • Spinnaker pole: 2 spin poles and 1 reaching strut
  • Newer Harken split drum for furling Genoa (removable for racing)
  • Aluminum mast and boom
  • Rod rigging - replaced 2007
  • Primary and secondary winches, halyard winches at companionway
  • Updated rudder and bearings
  • Hydraulic backstay and vang


  • Depth sounder: Signet (working condition)
  • Log-Speedometer: Signet (working condition)
  • Wind Speed and Direction: Signet (working condition)
  • Navigation Center: VHF & GPS Horizon 
  • AIS
  • Autopilot: Raymarine - under deck 
  • All lights upgraded to LED
  • Stereo, CD & Bluetooth
  • Compass: Three 2 Deck 1 Binnacle
  • Chartplotter at helm - Raymarine C90W GPS
  • Shore power cord
  • x2 Group 31 House Batteries
  • x1 Group 27 Start Battery
  • Upgraded 12V electrical panel

Inside Equipment

  • Electric Bilge Pump
  • Stove/Oven - propane - 3 burners
  • Manual Bilge Pump
  • Marine Head: New Hoses 2017
  • Refrigerator
  • Battery Charger: Pro Mariner 1220i
  • Marlon thru hull valves
  • All bilge areas painted through the vessel
  • SS sink and lots of counter space
  • Lee clothes on settees

Additional Equipment

  • New fuel tank 2017
  • USCG safety gear
  • Magma BBQ - propane
  • Fortress FX-23 Anchors Two w Chain and Rode
  • Inflatable dinghy
  • Newer canvas covers for all hatches etc. 


Denison Yacht Sales offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. A yacht buyer should instruct his yacht broker, or his boat surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.