Reliant Commuter 40 – “Reliant”

2016 Reliant

Newport, RI

Reliant, a Commuter 40presents a rare opportunity to own a fine downeast-style yacht this season, without delay. She is now seriously for sale, as the owner wishes to move up.

Reliant Yachts is a premium builder of classic yachts, merging classic American yachting sensibilities with the unparalleled craftsmanship found in Istanbul. This Commuter 40 is a fine example of their work.

LOA 40 feet
Beam 11 feet 2 inches
Draft 3 feet 3 inches
Weight 16,800 pounds
Engines Yanmar 320’s
Hours 150
Cruise Speed 24 knots
Max Speed 30 knots
Fuel Tanks 290
Water Tanks 80
Holding Tanks 40


GPS – Raymarine
Cockpit speakers
Plotter – Raymarine
Radar – Raymarine
Autopilot – Raymarine
Navigation center
CD player

Inside Equipment
Microwave oven
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
Marine head
Hot water
Battery charger – 80 amp
Bow thruster – Sidepower

Electrical Equipment
Generator – Onan 5 kw
Inverter – 1.5 kw
Shore power inlet

Outside Equipment/Extras
Teak cockpit
Teak sidedecks
Swimming ladder
Cockpit shower
Cockpit cushions

Cockpit cover – Eisenglass cover

Hull Construction
Hull – The modified deep-V hull has been designed to cut through heavy seas with confidence and comfort. Beyond their superior handling characteristics, Reliant hulls are designed with substantial chines to provide enhanced stability in a seaway. When cruising the hull trim is noticeably more level than other performance boats where vision over the bow is impaired at speed.
Construction – Fiberglass laminate with cored structural frames, bi-directionally laminated to produce exceptionally strong structure. Lateral and transverse beam stringer system to distribute loads and proved torsional and for and aft rigidity.

Hull Interior – Accessible bilge spaces coated with white epoxy pain to provide smooth easily cleaned surfaces

Bottom – painted with two coats of International bottom paint, Ablative Copolymer Technology anti-fouling paint.

Boot Top – Single stripe, Awlgrip paint system used.

Name & Hailport – done in Burled Gold

Hull Exterior – Blue – using Awlgrip paint system

Cove Stripe – Gold using Awlgrip paint system.


Helm station with two forward and two side clear fixed windows.
Includes double windshield wipers with fresh water spray controls.
Toe rail – Custom jointed varnished mahogany cap and rub rail with SS nosing.
Ports – Four side opening ports, with screens, recessed into cabin sides.
Deck Hatches – One large Lewmar overhead hatch and two medium Lewmar deck hatches. Aft are wrap around open windows inset for eisenglass.
Quarter and Midships chocks – Integral chocks set into toe rail, two port, two stbd.
Mooring Cleats – Stainless steel: two 10” forward cleats, two 8” springline cleats and two 8” aft cleats.
Brow Molding – Varnished teak brow moldings along cabin house sides.
Scuppers – Four stainless scuppers in aft cockpit sole.
Flag Pole Socket – High gloss varvished mahogany ag pole at stern and SS welded in socket on bow pulpit.
Bow Rail – Fabricated from 1” diameter heavy wall stainless steel tubing.
Deck Anchor – Reliant Anchor Deployment System TM – Hinged anchor arm recessed in deck compartment for deployment.
Deck Joinerwork and Trim – Varnished mahogany with smooth high gloss nish.
Deck, Cockpit – Laid teak sole in cockpit and bridge deck at no additional charge.
Windlass – Lofrans, 1000W, 12V stainless windlass with controls at helm station and at bow.
Swim platform – Large teak surfaced platform with S.S. frame. Dinghy cleats and boarding grabrail. Removable S.S. Swim ladder mounted at swim platform.
Superstructure – Laminated marine plywood with berglass and epoxy exterior.
Deck and Superstructure – Exterior painted white using Awlgrip paint system.

Bridge Deck – Forward starboard steering station with custom helm seat and with custom steering console. Aft port and starboard are large upholstered settees. Entertainment center and electrical panel to port.
Galley – Located to port below. Fully applianced with 2 burner stove, microwave, refrigerator and doublesink.
Aft cockpit – Standard teak sole. Cockpit with Sunbrella covers. Storage provided under seating. Large deck hatch with pneumatic lift assist pistons.
Head – Separate head and stall shower compartments. Head provides vanity, cabinet and linen storage. Framed mirror, bath towel racks, hand towel rings, glass and soap holders. Large shower compartment with shower sump.
Forward Master Stateroom – Large center line double berth with filler cushion and drawers with deep double drawers under. Hanging locker and built in cabinets to port and starboard.

Engines – Twin Yanmar 320 hp engines.
Engine Panel – All electric including gauges for RPM, oil pressure, voltage, temperature and audible alarm for over temperature and low oil pressure, fuel.
Fuel Fill – High speed fill
Shafts – 316 Stainless Steel 2″ shafts
Propellers – Two bronze 4 blade props
Stuffing Box – Dripless shaft stuffing box
Fuel Tank – Stainless steel fuel tanks with baffle plates and inspection ports
Fuel filters – Two Racor 75/900 max fuel filters with selection valving
Engine Room Insulation – 4″ mylar foam laminated with lead insulation
Fire Extinguishing System – Automatic type installed in engine space
Trim Tabs – 36’9″ dual cylinder trim tabs with helm indicators
Generator – Onan 5kw with sound shield
Engine Ventilation – Engine room ventilation fans. Delta-T mist eliminators at house sides with matching paint color

DC Switchboard – DC voltmeter, DC ammeter, with DC circuit breaker positions, 12 volt DC electrical system
AC Switchboard – With ship/shore power selector, main breaker for each power source, polarity indicator, volt meter, ammeter, & 8 branch circuit beakers.
Engines Starting Circuit – Dedicated alternator charges engine starting bank of two, 200 amp hour maintenance free batteries, one for each engine.
Ship Service Electrical Feed – Dedicated alternator charges two maintenance free 200 amp hour batteries
Inverter – 1.5 kw inverter provided for convenience running small 110V appliances
DC Power Selection – Dual switching system permits independent selection of battery engine bank for starting or ship operation
AC Outlets – 2 cabin, 2 saloon, 1 galley, i head and one in engine compartment
Outlets – Six 120VAC outlets
AC System – 3-wire galvanic protected ground, 250V, 32 Ampere service system
AC Service – NEMA standard locking type chrome inlet fitting, white 50 foot cordset with galvanic isolator, # 10 AWG
Shore Power – With isolation transformer. Outlet connection located at transom
Battery Charger – Marine, 80 amp, multi stage multi bank electronic charger for gel batteries
Navigation Lights – Aqua Signal port and starboard running lights, Aqua Signal bow and masthead light, Aqua Signal stern light
Galvanic Bonding System – Common buss ground plate for underwater metals
Forced Ventilation – Blower for engine compartment
Fume Sensor – Carbon Monoxide detector installed in accordance with ABYC

Stove – 110V electric cook-top with two burner solid heating elements.
Refrigeration – 12 volt DC under counter refrigerator/freezer
Microwave Oven
Sink – Stainless Steel double bowl, galley sink and Franke faucet with spray handle.
Marble counter tops

Water – HDPE fresh water tank with electric gauges and access port
Potable Water System – US FDA formulatin lined hose, polybutylene piping
Water pressure – Jabsco 12V DC fresh water pump with pressure tank.
Water Heater – Whale eleven gallon, 40L, operates both from engine and 110V AC
Sinks – Franke stainless steel in galley and Grohe stainless steel, mirror finish head sinks
Head Faucets – Grohe, European style chrome bronze faucet in head
Galley Faucet – Franke, European style chrome bronze
Toilets – Tecma electric marine toilet connected to holding tank with deck discharge and valving for use outside restricted waters.
Sanitation Device- Type III, 30 Gal. holding tank with Jabsco electric pump for underwater discharge
Shower Sump Pump- Feed through strainer to Whale Gulper 320 power diaphragm pump with overboard discharge. Stainless shower tray with teak grate
Bilge Pumps – Three Rule 2000 bilge pumps, with level sensors
Inlet and Discharge Fittings – Thru hull fittings with labeled seacocks on all underwater connections. Plumbing lines labelled with function and flow direction.
Tank Gauges – Water, fuel and holding tank level monitoring system
Engine Room Faucet – Fresh water outlet in engine room
Deck shower – Fresh water shower aft with hot and cold water

Misc. Gear & Safety Equipment
Anchor and Rode – Delta SS primary anchor and 250 feet of 1/2″ laid nylon line with 15 feet of 5/16″ galvanized chain leader
Anchor – Galvanized spare anchor and line
Mooring Lines – Four 40ft length 5/8″ laid nylon dock lines
Fenders – Four 10″ * 26″ ribbed pneumatic fenders with lines
Fender Covers – Four soft fabric fender covers
Fire Extinguishers – Four dry chemical type
Life Preservers – Six type 1 life preservers with reflective material
Colors – Varnished 1 1/4′ * 60″ flag staff & 4′ * 6′ yacht ensign, socket mount
Burgee Staff – Stainless steel flag staff and pulpit socket mount
Burgee – Reliant 16″ * 24″ bow pennant
Fog Bell – Cast fog bell for emergency sounding
Boat Hook – 8′ telescoping aluminum
Horn – Chrome plated trumpet, 12 volt electric Marco Electric pneumatic horn
DC Plugs – Soft wood tapered plugs affixed to each underwater thru-hull fitting
Swim Ladder – Telescoping stainless swim ladder mounted under swim platform

Reliant is winter-stored in Greenport, NY. She can be seen at any time.

For additional information please email Dave Mallach at

About Dave Mallach

It amazes me to say that this now my twentieth year as a yacht broker. I'm lucky enough split my time between Manhattan and Westhampton Beach, but in season you are most likely to find me on my trawler “Gypsy” at mooring F4, Sag Harbor. Or, of course, you can just call me at 516-816-1703. I do look forward to it.