In Brief

Valiant 39 Sail Plan The Valiant 39 is a 1995 update of the Bob Perry designed Valiant Esprit 37 by Valiant Yachts. Despite an excellent pedigree which has its roots going back to the legendary Valiant 40, the boat and its earlier incarnation are often overlooked.

The Esprit 37 was originally introduced in 1976 following the same Bob Perry formula that brought the world the famed Valiant 40. The boat was known for nimble all-round performance, strong build quality, and seaworthiness.

The Valiant 39 adds a hefty tubular stainless bowsprit allowing the boat’s cutter configuration to open up its foretriangle, giving enough room for a proper working staysail. Though the original hull molds were used, all new deck moldings were created with a boxy cabin trunk to match the Valiant 42 and Valiant 50.

For more information including sailing characteristics and history, take a look at the full review of the Valiant Esprit 37.


LOA: 39’4″ (12.0 m.)
LOD: 37’0″ (11.3 m.)
LWL: 32’0″ (9.8 m.)
Beam: 11’6″ (3.4 m.)
Draft: 5’10″ (1.8 m.)
Displacement: 18,500 lbs. (8,392 kg)
Ballast: 7,000 lbs. (3,175 kg)
Sail area: 735 sq.ft. (68.3 sqm)

Cabin Headroom: 6’ 5″ (1.96 m.)
Fuel: 47 US. Gal. (178 l)
Water: 128 US. Gal. (485 l)
Holding: 36 US. Gal. (136 l)

Engine: Westerbeke 35B (35 hp)

Designer: Robert H. Perry
Builder: Valiant Yachts, USA
Year Introduced: 1995
Year Ended: 2011

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Links, References and Further Reading

» Cruising World Magazine, Valiant 39 review.
» Valiant Yachts official site, Valiant 39 information.


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