Huckins Ortega 1951 40' $108,000

Lovingly maintained Huckins Ortega as these excerpts from a survey completed April 2010 state:

“The vessel as a whole was constructed using the finest quality workmanship and marine grade materials throughout.

The vessel has undergone constant upgrades over the years and expertly maintained as a classic yacht.

The main construction material in her hull is cold molded mahogany with a fiberglass overlay on the exterior and interior of the hull.

The deck is constructed of marine grade plywood also covered with a fiberglass laminate.

The vessel is powered by twin 350 H.P. Crusader gasoline engines.

  • General Condition of Topsides: Very Good

  • General Condition of House and Deck: Very Good

  • General Condition of Hull: Very Good

  • General Condition of Interior: Very Good

  • General Condition of Bilge and Engine Compartment: Clean
    & Dry

Upon completion of the survey, the vessel “Beighleywick” appears in sound structural condition, needing only routine maintenance work, as is usually the case with a used vessel at the time of spring commissioning.

She has been used as a pleasure cruiser and has been maintained in above average condition, having been kept in near bristol condition.

Based on the condition of the vessel and the equipment on board, the vessel has a replacement value (new) of $575,000.”

The vessel has been maintained to very high standards and is aggressively priced at $108,000.

The April 2010 survey is available to serious inquiries only.

The Ortega hull is a planing hull ("Quadraconic") developed by Huckins for WW II PT Boats - it was so successful it was licensed to two other companies building PT Boats.

The hull design was noted for its lack of pounding at speed.

In addition this hull is considered quieter underway due to its composite construction.

  • Boat Name; Beighleywick

  • Engines; Total Power: 700 HP

Engine 1:

  • Engine Brand: Crusader

  • Engine Model: 454XL

  • Engine Type: Inboard

  • Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol

  • Location: Port

  • Drive Type: Direct Drive

  • Engine Power: 350 HP

Engine 2:

  • Engine Brand: Crusader

  • Engine Model: 454XL

  • Engine Type: Inboard

  • Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol

  • Location: Starboard

  • Drive Type: Direct Drive

  • Engine Power: 350 HP

Inventory Specs

  • Builder: Huckins Yacht Corporation

  • Designer: Frank P. Huckins

  • Flag of Registry: United States

  • Hull Shape: Planing/Quadraconic

  • Model: Ortega


  • LOA: 40 ft 9 in

  • Beam: 12 ft 1 in

  • Minimum Draft: 2 ft 4 in

  • Bridge Clearance: 11 ft 6 in

  • Dry Weight: 16000 lbs


  • Total Power: Two 454 Crusaders

  • Cruising Speed: 18-19 knots @ 3000 RPM

  • Maximum Speed: 36 knots @4400 RPM


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Monel (80 Gallons)

  • Fuel Tanks: 1 Monel (170 Gallons)

Electrical/Electronics Equipment

  • Batteries: 4 Deep Cycle, 30 amp Charger, 51 amp Alternator

  • Raytheon Fathometer, Knotmeter, RL-70 Radar

  • Garmin GPS 128, Standard Horizon Quest VHF

  • 12 VDC & 110 VAC Shore Power, 30 amp

  • Kohler 6.5 Kwh AC Generator


  • Bimini Top


  • Number of single berths: 2

  • Number of cabins: 1

  • Number of heads: 1

  • Sleeps 2 in forward stateroom, plus the salon settee
    converts to a queen-size bed. You enter the salon from the cockpit
    which is on the same level.


  • The galley is forward on the lower level and features a two
    burner ceramic cooktop, a microwave, a refrigerator and a hot water
    heater. An icemaker is located in the salon.


  • ElectraSan Electric Flush with Holding Tank

  • Free standing shower.

Fore Deck

  • Windlass.

  • Danforth and Yachtsman anchors secured on fore deck.


2 ½ inches of extra head room in the salon.

One of only 4 Ortegas built with extra head room.

Holly & Teak floors throughout entire interior – installed by Huckins

Complete re-build of flybridge. (Work completed by Huckins). Flybridge seats 4 comfortably + Captains’ chair.
Stidd Captain’s chair on flybridge.
Cockpit bench specially made by Huckins. 29” deep x 7 ½’ length. Perfect or napping.

Custom beige and white striped cushions made for cockpit and flybridge. Cockpit cuhions include cushions for motor mounts.

5” custom-made mattresses for v-berth.
Extra custom shelf in galley for additional storage.

Black-out curtains in salon.

Custom davits for dinghy transport.

Additional Equipment
  • Electric Anchor Windlass

  • Remote Control Spotlight

  • Docking Lights

  • Kohler 6.5KW AC Generator Set

  • Ice Maker

  • Swim Platform W/ Boarding Ladder

  • RCA Color TV/VCR

  • Sony CD Stereo

  • Air condition/Heating System

  • Microwave Oven

  • Dripless Propeller Shaft Coupling

  • Automatic Fire Extinguishing System in Engine Room

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Aug 01, 2016
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by: Jay Wilkison

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