HI-Star 40 Flybridge Sedan Two Staterooms

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Boat REF# 243366
Length 40'0"
Year 1986
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 2 x diesel 340hp, Caterpillar 3208 Turbo (1986)
Lying Seattle, WA USA -- At Our Docks!

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Extra Details

Designer Arden
Builder Hi-Star
Lying Seattle, WA USA -- At Our Docks!
Fuel capacity 360.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 160.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 35.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 340hp
Engine make and model Caterpillar 3208 Turbo (1986)
Engine Hours engine1:    3868    engine2:   3958    engine3:   unknown
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 4 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 7.0 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 13.7 knots
Max speed (approx) 24 knots
Generator output 6KVA

Generator hours are unrecorded. Fuel consumption at 7 pgh is a close estimate at 13.7 knots cruise speed. It would be considerably less at displacement speeds.

Northern Lights Generator just had a new starter. 4-8D House batteries are about 2 years old. One start battery the same age and one generator start battery also the same age.

There is a small 300 watt inverter at the lower helm in order to plug in a laptop to run Navigation software but the boat is absent a larger inverter.

These engines just had a mechanical check up. The mechanic said they started up quickly with very limited, cold engine smoke.


Length 40'0"
Beam 14'6"
Draft Max 3'0"
Airdraft 18'0"
Displacement 35,005.9lbs
Headroom 6'4"
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Gelcoat finish

Hi Star was a well regarded Taiwanese builder in the late 80's whose business appears to have started, run for about 4 years, then stopped due to exchange rates of the Taiwanese / US dollar. Hi Star resumed construction with larger yachts. Arden, as reported by the seller, was a designer who at some point went on to Ocean Alexander, though I don't have more information (and will welcome feedback from people knowledgeable about this).
Total LOA of this boat, with dinghy davit is about 46 feet. Gel coat hull is black and could use some detailing and touch up.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed does not independently verify capacities and dimensions, which are reported from seller-provided information and/or literature.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

Entering the salon from a large, teak covered cockpit you see the galley on the starboard side, a hide-a-bed couch on the port and the lower helm straight ahead on the port. This area is very roomy and has great visibility with windows all around. Directly ahead and center are the steps down to the master cabin forward with a center queen berth. To the starboard side is a good sized head with electric flush toilet and a nice shower. On the port side is a VIP guest cabin with good size twin bed. Interior is largely wall coverings, and cabinet fronts are white laminate. Carpeted floors appear in good condition. Heat is supplied by a Webasto diesel furnace and engine heat through Red Dot Style heating units. The flybridge on this vessel is accessed by a stainless ladder port side from the cockpit. The bridge is roomy with lots of seating and has an full enclosure in good condition.

This boat has largely been used for many years on Lake Washington. It has a Sony stereo and multi CD Changer with big speakers mounted on the Radar arch plus plenty of speakers down below.

3 burner electric Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Raytheon Mariners Pathfinder 2500, Raytheon D600 Depth and Speed, Ritchie Compass (2), Uniden Polaris VHF (Flybridge), Garmin 188C Colormap Sounder. All Nav electronics appear as original equipment.

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Bimini tick

Electric Maxwell 2200 windlass
1 anchors
150'0" of chain
150'0" of rode

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Most equipment on the boat appears to be either original or of original type and style.

Broker's Comments

The Arden line of boats built by Hi-Star in Taiwan are considered to be of a very robust build quality. This 40 foot sedan is clean and roomy. The open cockpit is covered in teak. It's large enough for entertaining or fishing. Looking closely at this boat there are some gel-coat fractures in corners and other spots showing wear. They all appear to be cosmetic, but are reflected in the low asking price for what is really a pretty nice boat in this broker's opinion.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.
Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, furniture, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos may incidentally depict owners' personal property and are not intended to convey that these items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

This HI-Star 40 Flybridge Sedan Two Staterooms has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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