• Trawler Forum Classified Posting Guidelines
    • We expect ads placed to be related to the topic of this forum.
    • Ads that are inactive for 180 days or longer may be moved to the Classified Archive and locked. Ads may be relisted if the item is still current. Alternatively, owners may contact a Moderator to reinstate an archived ad.
    • The Classified section is for advertising, members are asked to refrain from posting discussions to a Classified Ad. Please start a discussion thread or PM the owner for discussions.
    • Do not hijack another member's ad by posting unsolicited commentary. Example: if a member has posted an ad offering an anchor for sale, don't add a post to his thread stating that you have an anchor you'd like to get rid of also. Posts deemed as unsolicited commentary may be removed.
    • For your own security, do NOT include your e-mail or phone number in your ad. Instead request that interested parties contact you via PM (private message) to provide owners contact info.
    • Brokers, Dealers, or those with a commercial interest in a sale are prohibited from posting in Classifieds.
    • Only Trawler Forum Commercial Members may post ads in the Commercial section. You must be a designated Commercial Member to start threads in this section of the forum. (Contact a moderator if you have questions about this)
    • Don't post links to commercial sites where you are also offering the boat, such as eBay, Craigslist or Yachtworld, etc. unless it contains a more in-depth description, additional information or pictures.
    • Place only one ad per item (you may repost only when your ad has expired and been removed).
    For Sale ads MUST include:
    • Asking price
    • Location
    • A Basic Description
    • Clear statement whether you are the owner or non-owner (posting for friend, relative, or acquaintance)
    • Don't forget to select: FOR SALE, WANTED or FREE in the Title block.
    All ads should also include ALL the following:
    • Pertinent maintenance and condition information
    • Exterior picture or pictures
    • Interior picture or pictures (boats)
    For maximum impact & exposure, it is suggested the Ad Title include: Year, Manufacturer, Model, Length, Price, and Location or at the very top of the ad body. When your item has sold or the ad is no longer relevant: Please post a Reply to the ad that the item is SOLD or click "Report Post" on post 1 of the thread to ask a moderator to archive the ad. Ads may be moved or removed by our staff at any time for any reason. All ads must comply with site rules. Thanks for your cooperation.
  • Avoid Scams.

    Our classifieds are free and anyone registered here is welcome to post an ad.
    Be aware that there are unscrupulous folks out there. Avoid any interaction that seems odd to you or �feels� wrong. Inquiries from unknown buyers, buyers �agents� and other non-traditional approaches should be treated with extreme caution.

    Beware of unsolicited contacts offering to put you in touch with someone else who is buying or selling via e-mail or text.

    Do not post your e-mail address or phone number in a classifieds ad.

    Hints that you may be dealing with a Scammer:
    • Seller or Buyer approaches you via a direct email or PM and then steers you to an off-site communication method (text or email).
    • No posts or very few forum posts.
    • Recent forum membership
    • Insists on conducting negotiations via email or text rather than PM
    • Requires payment via Bank Transfer, BitCoin/CryptoCurrency, WesternUnion or other unsecured method.
    • Buyer or Seller suggests Paypal "Friends and Family" payment. Paypal is a good way to arrange payment but an invoice for goods and services should be used rather than "Friends and Family". "Friends and Family" avoids fees BUT there is no recourse if the transaction runs aground. Friends and Family is for gifts only. There is no protection for Friends and Family transactions, so never ever use it to buy something.
    • Declines to allow viewing the item before proceeding with the transaction.

2004 Mainship 400 for sale $305,000 Sarasota, Fl

The friendliest place on the web for anyone who enjoys boating.
If you have answers, please help by responding to the unanswered posts.
Not open for further replies.

Blue Tortuga

Veteran Member
Feb 23, 2018
Vessel Name
Goodnight Gracie
Vessel Make
Mainship 430
2004 Mainship 400
2019 Awlgrip hull Flag Blue
Single Yanmar 370hp with under 1300 hours.
1000 hours on Gen.
Bow Thruster.
Huge AGM battery banks with invertor.
New Garmin electronics, Canvas, Fly bridge upholstery, a lot done.
$305,000. Yes you can buy a cheaper boat and outfit it over 2+ years but you can't duplicate this boat for this price.
Located Sarasota, Florida and shown by appointment.
Contact: Kent@LittleYachtSales.com or 713-817-7216
Yes I am a broker, but this is my personal boat. She is WELL equipped.
Here is the Looper Bahamas Boat you have been waiting for and you can leave tomorrow!
Aug 2022 Out of the water survey done.
Aug 2022 $5100 bottom job just done with prop speed on shaft and prop.

2020-2021 New electronics, batteries, invertor charger, dingy caddie davit system and more!
s and owners throw out words like "Mint" and "Bristol" but few boats truly are or they are cosmetically nice but mechanically poor. This boat is SPECTACULAR in nearly all systems.
This is boat may be the most highly customized and updated Mainship 40 to have ever come on the market.
Over $150K has been spent in the last few years. All documented-ask for the spreadsheet.
She is slightly under 1300 original hours on her Single Yanmar 370hp and under Around 900 hours on her 8kw Onan generator.
TRADES may be considered of smaller boats, Power or Sail.
As the owner of this boat and also a broker/dealer, I have the benefit of experience that has allowed me to update and equip this boat and I have gotten work done at a much-reduced price over a typical owner. Prices reflected in the listing were done at dealer cost levels. This boat has been my pet project and I see her daily as she is sitting right outside of my office door.
Over the course of a several years, every system has been scrutinized and updated as needed, replaced and modernized. 95% of the improvements have been surveyed upon completion. Everything from the salon, to the canvas, to the machinery has been checked out and in most cases in the full details there is also an explanation as to why something was done. In places were equipment is listed by brand name, it’s done so you can google what the gear is. I have a lot of before and during pictures.
The boat is truly “Ready to Go” with 90% new electronics and even new Airmar and Garmin sounder transducers have already been installed. You could start your Cruise or take on the Great Loop tomorrow.

I can send you the full specs with lots of pics to you if you email me at
or text me at 713-817-7216.


  • 1.jpg
    47.4 KB · Views: 77
  • 2.jpg
    54.7 KB · Views: 69
  • 3.jpg
    51.4 KB · Views: 83
  • 4.jpg
    50.2 KB · Views: 72
  • 5.jpg
    80.2 KB · Views: 77
  • 6.jpg
    69.1 KB · Views: 76
Note blue tortuga has sold. She will be on the loop soon with new owners under the same name.
Not open for further replies.

Latest posts

Top Bottom