Runaway | 1980 Bruce Kirby 40 IOR Sloop

Toronto, ON, CA


Price Reduction: Motivated Seller has reduced the price. Someone looking for a racing boat with decent overnight capabilities at a great entry level price need to look no further.

"Runaway" was designed by Bruce Kirby as one of three boats to compete for Canada in the Admiral's Cup in 1981. She was built by Goetz Composites in Bristol, Rhode Island. The hull is cold molded cedar plank with fiberglass overlays. The deck is marine plywood with a fiberglass finish. This custom boat has been well maintained. Runaway is a unique racing sloop with a fine pedigree.


  • Length: 40ft
  • Beam: 12' 5"
  • Year: 1980
  • Hull: Composite
  • Status: Active

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  • Keel: Fin Keel


  • Length Overall: 39.58 ft
  • Beam Measure: 12' 5"


  • Total Power: 29
  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Year Built: 2009
  • Engine Model: 3JH5E
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 375
  • Engine Power: 29 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (20 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (25 Gallons)


  • Number of heads: 1


  • 6 foot headroom
  • comfortably sleeps four
  • Raritan Electroscan waste treatment
  • 3 burner gimballed stove
  • New LED bulbs and fixtures

Sails & Rigging

  • Rod rigging
  • 2023 North Sails NPL Tour XI furling jib
  • 2021 North Sails Main cover
  • Carbon spinnaker pole
  • 2 spinnakers
  • #2 jib
  • #3 jib
  • Mast: sanded, primed, painter 2019-2020
  • New spreader boots 2022

Hull and Deck

  • New paint in 2019: Epifanes 2 part epoxy matched to original awlgrip
  • 7 new coats of West system epoxy
  • Re-bedded deck hardware and stanchions 2023


  • New batteries 3 deep cycle house, 1 starter
  • Solar panels
  • new bilge pumps 2021

Engine updates.

  • 2009 Yanmar
  • New prop shaft, cutlass bearings, stuffing box 2020
  • New Walter V-drive 2021
  • New motor mounts
  • Oil and filter changed annually.


  • 4 Large fenders
  • 2 Ball fenders
  • Dock lines

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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Runaway | Bruce Kirby 40 IOR Sloop 40ft

CAD$ 44,000

Toronto, ON, CA

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