1986 Gamefisherman 40 Express

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Papagayo, Costa Rica

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Class Power
Category Sports Fishing Boats
Year 1986
Make Gamefisherman
Length 40'
Propulsion Type Other
Hull Material Wood
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Papagayo, Costa Rica
Lower Helm/Day Area
  • Center Console with Gamefisherman Varnished Mahogany Pod
  • Mechanical gauges
  • Custom Single Controls and storage cabinet
  • Port and starboard seating with storage under. 
  • Forward starboard & port Insulated coolers with cushions for seating
  • Port and starboard Large Engine Acess Hatches
  • Forward engine room access hatch
  • Ocean Breeze 30,000 BTU A.C., supplies cabin and bridge
  • Custom Panish single lever controls
  • Electric start & stop with battery parallel buttons
  • Electronics cabinet forward of helm
  •  Ritchie compass
  • Pompanette helm chair adjustable hydraulic stanchion 
  • Starboard and port seating w/ storage under
  • Custom tower brushed aluminum
  • Hardtop with Penn 50 International TW teaser reels 
Electronics and Navigational Equipment
  • Furuno Nav Net VX2 C-Map NT Max
  • Furuno Nav Pilot
  • Furuno Color LCD Sounder FCV-1100L
  • Furuno 36 Mile Radar
  • Uniden UM415 VHF 25W
  • In deck live well port side
  • In deck Insulated fish box w/macerator drain starboard side
  • Bait prep station with 3 tackle drawers
  • Insulated bait box port side
  • Storage lockers starboard & port
  • 30 amp shore cord
  • Salt and fresh water outlets
  • Transom door 
  • Custom Tuna tubes starboard gunnel
  • Pompanette fighting chair with rocket launcher
  • Rupp double spreader outriggers
  • Fuel fill to main tank (300 Gal.) under step 
  • Electric head forward w/ lav. sink
  • Port & starboard mid level
  • Bunks w/storage underneath
  • Port side sink w/storage under
  • Microwave
  • Jensen MS2013BT Stereo w/bluetooth
  • JBL speakers
  • Convertible dinette & settee
  • Rod storage starboard & port
  • AC-DC main distribution panel   
  • Louvered companionway door
Electrical Systems
  • The Electrical systems are 12 volt DC and 110 volt AC 30 amp
  • (3) Odessey Glass Matt Batteries
  • Battery Parallel System
  • 50 Amp Smart Battery Charger 
  • All Lighting is 12 V
  • 110V Outlet in Galley
  • (3) Auto Bilge Pumps (Fwd.,Mid, Aft)
Engine Room
  • Twin Cummins CTA 8.3 430 HP
  • Twin Disc gears 507A-1
  • Dripless shaft logs
  • 1 3/4 shafts
  • 4 Blade Michigan props
  • Racor 20-20 fuel filters
  • Reverso Oil Change System
  • Holley Fuel Priming pump 
  • Holley fuel transfer pump
  • Engine room blowers
  • Engine room lights
  • Sound shielding under deck
  • All through hull fittings bronze
  • Common bonding system throughout boat
  • Wagan Tech 3000 watt DC to AC inverter 
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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Galati Yacht Sales has been committed to exceeding the expectations of its customers for more than 42 years, and we understand that purchasing a boat is a big decision. Our professional staff is here to assist you in every way before, during and after the sale. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have.

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Engine Make Cummins
Engine Model CTA 8.3
Total Power 860hp
Engine Type Other
Fuel Type Diesel
HIN XAL40B01D686
1986 Gamefisherman 40 Express "Plautus" is one of the early Gamefisherman hulls built in Costa Rica.  These early boats were built with Costa Rican laurel wood that offers strength and durability.  A proven fish catcher, this 40' Gamefisherman Express is in a class of its own! Plautus has broken 20 IGFA World Records in its history and 9 are currently still standing. It has appeared on IGFA Angler's Digest, IGFA Saltwater Adventures, Fishing the Flats, Fins and Skins, Sportfishing Magazine, IGFA World Record Book and active participant in the National Geographic Crittercam. Originally built in Costa Rica this vessel is ready to operate either as a private or charter boat.  
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