1998 Caliber 40′


Name: Trumpeter
Fuel: Diesel
Year: 1998
Cond: Used
Name: Trumpeter
Length: 40
Boat Type: Sail
Condition: Used
Hull Material: Fiberglass
“Trumpeter” offers fast performance under sail, sea kindliness, and ease of handling, comfort and timeless beauty.  She has been very lightly used (only 695 total engine hours) on the cold, clean, freshwater of Lake Michigan.


Number of heads: 1

Below decks, “Trumpeter” is light, airy and exceptionally commodious with 6-foot 2-inch headroom; a spacious, versatile salon; L-shaped gourmet galley; and bunk space for seven.  Her quality is evident in solid stainless steel fittings, teak joinery, hand laid-up hull with glassed-in interior.

The forward cabin has 6’04” X 4’04” Pullman-styled double berth to port with shelf outboard and storage drawers and cabinetry under.  To starboard there are cedar lined hanging lockers and a dressing table with mirrored cabinet and swing out seat.  The screened deck hatch, 3 screened opening ports, reading light, domed overhead light and florescent fixtures keep in bright and comfortable.

The head is in the forepeak with a Raritan manual head & holding tank, fiberglass sink, pressure water, Formica counter top, mirror, cabinet, and storage shelves, dome light, florescent lighting and screened opening port.  The separate shower stall is to port with a solar deck vent.

The salon’s starboard settee makes a comfortable 6’ single berth with storage under and behind.  The port L-shaped dinette converts to a 6’02” double berth with storage under and behind and shelves and cabinets outboard.  The table folds up on the bulkhead with storage behind.  Good light and ventilation are provided by a dome light, three reading lights, three opening ports w/screens, Dorade vents, screened deck hatch, and the companionway.  The interior grab rails make movement below decks safe and secure in a seaway.

The L-shaped galley to port has storage galore, double fiberglass sinks near center line, hot and cold pressure water plus foot pump, 11 gallon water heater, a large 11 cubic foot, insulated ice box w/Adler Barbour refrigeration, a gimbaled, two burner Galley Maid propane stove with oven and Samsung microwave.  The trash bin is under a companionway step.  Two opening ports with screens and the companionway keep the cook cool.

The outboard facing navigation station is to port just aft of the galley.  There is additional storage under and outboard.

The “day head” is to starboard of the companionway with a double entry shared with the aft stateroom.  The Raritan head is manual and discharges to the forward holding tank.  The sink is fiberglass with Formica counter, mirror, cabinetry under and outboard.  The faucet pulls out as a handheld.  There is an opening port and deck hatch with screens.

The aft stateroom to starboard has a 6’07” X 4’04” double berth with cabinetry under, and a cedar lined hanging locker with counter top.  Light and ventilation come from a reading light, dome light, deck hatch, hull opening port and another opening port into the cockpit foot well.

Deck Equipment

  • Double anchor roller
  • 45# SQR anchor w/chain to nylon rode
  • Danforth anchor w/chain to nylon rode
  • Divided double chain locker w/watertight collision bulkhead
  • Lewmar electric anchor windlass
  • Bow pulpit and stern rail
  • Stainless steel double lifelines with port, starboard and stern boarding gates
  • Stainless steel handrails
  • Six mooring cleats
  • Two Dorade vents w/guard rails
  • Navy blue Dodger & Bimini
  • 4 Fenders
  • 6 Dock lines
  • Flares, bell, horn, 2 fire extinguishers, wood plugs
  • First aid kit
  • 6 Adult PFDs
  • 2 Yellow horseshoe life rings mounted on stern rail
  • Nav lights – Port and starboard running lights are up on the bow pulpit for good visibility.  Stern light is mounted up on the stern rail.  The steaming light/deck light is on the front of the mast.  Anchor light on top of mast.
  • T shaped cockpit with 7’06” seats and high backrests
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Boat hook
  • Transom platform has s built-in swim ladder and handheld shower
  • Slotted aluminum toe rail

Electronics & Navigation

  • Raytheon ST6000+ autopilot
  • Ritchie Powerdamp 5” steering compass
  • Raymarine wind
  • Autohelm speed
  • Autohelm Seatalk depth
  • Standard CMP847W+ Marine VHF radio – cockpit remote also
  • Garmin GPSmap 225
  • Raymarine Hybridtouch chart plotter/radar screen
  • Quantum Raymarine radar dome on stern mast mount. Installed by Nautilus Inc. Dave Bublitz.
  • TV
  • Windex
  • Engine hour sum log

Sails & Rigging

  • Cruise equipped and very easy to single hand
  • Standing rigging is 1X19 stainless steel wire
  • Harken MKII roller furling jib
  • Removable inner forestay
  • Split backstay
  • Ridged boom vang
  • In-mast roller fulling main sail system
  • Adjustable genoa tracks


  • Doyle Dacron Offshore in-mast furling main
  • Doyle Dacron roller furling 135% Genoa
  • Doyle self-tacking Dacron staysail w/Lewmar traveler

Sail area:  739 sq. ft.

  • Z-Spar anodized aluminum mast with single spreaders is keel stepped
  • Lewmar cabin top mainsheet traveler
  • 2 Lewmar #48 self-tailing two speed primary winches
  • 2 Lewmar #30 self-tailing cabin top winches w/two 3 gate rope clutches
  • 1 Lewmar #24 winch on starboard side of mast
  • Locking winch handle


  • 2 Optima gel cell batteries (2021)
  • Battery parallel switch
  • Automatic battery charger
  • 50’ 30 amp shore power cord
  • 12 volt DC electronic panel w/battery tester
  • 110 volt AC panel w/circuit breakers
  • Lightning grounded
  • GFCI

Engine / Mechanical

  • Manual bilge pump
  • Automatic bilge pump
  • Engine throttle/shift lever on the pedestal
  • Engine emergency alarm
  • Engine emergency stop
  • Freshwater water cooling
  • Racor fuel filters on each tank
  • Diesel fuel and propane stove shut off valves
  • 10# Propane tank with room for a second
  • The Raritan manual heads discharge to a holding tank.  The overboard discharge has been rendered inoperable by removing the handle
  • 11 Gallon hot water heater
  • 40” Wheel steering
  • Emergency tiller
  • 3 Blade bronze fixed prop on a 1” stainless steel shaft
  • Raw water strainer
  • Proper bronze seacocks
  • Skeg mounted rudder
  • “Internal Strength-Grid System” w/interior glassed to the hull
  • “Reinforced Impact Zones”
  • Waterline-high “rudder-post dam”
  • “Quad-Seal Deck to Hull System”
  • “Double-Lock Chain Plate System”
  • Watertight collision bulkhead just aft of forefoot
  • “Double-bottom effect” created by integral tanks in the bottom of the hull
  • Epoxy moisture barrier coat
  • Pettit Hydrocoat bottom paint
  • Steel cradle (yard trailer with tongue and wheels)
  • Caliber, Yanmar and other operating manuals

Upgrades & Improvements


  • Quantum Raymarine radar dome on stern mast mount. Installed by Nautilus Inc. Dave Bublitz.


  • Sails inspected and cleaned


  • (2) Optima gel cell batteries

Additional Salesperson’s Comments

Caliber yachts are known to be turnkey, top quality, offshore cruising boats.  Their beautiful teak interiors match the comfort of their sea kindly hulls.  “Trumpeter” could serve you well as your family summer get a way and later as your retirement world cruiser.

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.

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