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2013 Diesel Duck 40

Chicago, Illinois


This boat, designed by George Buehler and built of wood, has a displacement hull and is intended as a long distance, economical, live-aboard cruiser, capable of crossing oceans in relative comfort at a steady, slow, efficient speed.  Hand crafted by Wayne Shibley Wooden Boats LLC, constructed of douglas fir wood with silicone bronze fasteners, everything is strong and heavy duty for serious cruising.

Uses 1.5 gallons of fuel per hour on average at 6 to 7 knots. Two fuel tanks totaling 500 gallons.

Wood is still a good boatbuilding material, maintenance is simple and can be done with hand tools, wood is a natural, renewable material, available everywhere, it insulates, it is strong and can be fashioned to please the eye.


BLM Yacht Sales / Fall River is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Sailboat Sales Co.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: LuSeal
Make: Diesel Duck
Model: 40
Year: 2013
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Wayne Shibley Wooden Boats LLC
Designer: George Buehler
Construction: Wood
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 40 ft / 12.19 m
Length Overall: 40 ft / 12.19 m
Beam: 12'9 ft / 3.89 m
Min Draft: 4.75 ft
Displacement: 35,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: John Deere
  • Model: 4045DFM
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 80hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Year: 2007
  • Engine Hours: 685
Cruising Speed: 7 kn
Maximum Speed: 9 kn


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 250 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 54 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 35 gal


Boat Class: Trawlers, Troller, Cruisers

  • Head in forward compartment w/sink and shower
  • Head in aft compartment w/sink and shower
  • 2 bunks in bow room
  • Queen berth in aft compartment
  • Dinette in forward compartment converts to double berth
  • Galley: 3 burner propane stove w/oven, marine DC/AC refrigerator, sink
  • Cherry wood, varnished floors throughout boat
  • Varnished douglas fir ceiling on inside of hull
  • Varnished douglas fir in pilothouse
  • Varnished douglas fir overheads
  • Painted bulkheads
  • Lewmar hatches
  • Opening portlights
  • Interior lighting
Electronics & Electrical
  • Compass
  • Blue Sea  DC and AC panels
  • Depth sounder
  • VHF radio
  • GPS/Chartplotter
Deck and Hull Equipment
  • Anchor windlass, bow rollers, 3 anchors with rope/chain rodes
  • Dock lines
  • Fenders
  • Mast:  douglas fir, steadying sail and genoa
  • Stainless steel handrails
  • Swim platform
  • Navigation lights
  • Windshield wipers
  • Life jackets
  • Horn
Mechanical Equipment and Engine Details
  • John Deere 4045DFM, 80 hp marine diesel, keel cooled, dry exhaust
  • ZF Marine transmission gear 2.78 to 1
  • 1 ¾”  propeller shaft
  • 3 blade 26" x 20" prop
  • 2 aluminum fuel tanks, 500 gal. total
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Engineroom fire extinguisher system
  • Fire extinguisher in each compartment (3)
  • Holding tank (35 gal.)
  • Water tanks (2 tanks of 54 gal. each)
  • Fresh water system, fresh water pump, hot water heater
Broker Comments

The hull is constructed  traditional Douglas fir,  1-1/2” thick carvel planking, silicone bronze screw fastened to sawn Douglas fir framing. Cabins are fir plywood over fir framing covered with 2 layers 12 oz vectra cloth and west epoxy. Decks and cabin tops are one layer 3/4” fir t&g, 2 layers 3/8” ply covered by 3 layers 12 oz. vectra cloth and west epoxy . Deck and cabin beams are laminated Douglas fir.

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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