A fast and comfortable ocean cruiser, ideal for two couples.

PAX Sceptre 41 1987 2 private cabins-up to 4, plus sea berth in main salon $5000
Robinhood Marina, Georgetown
$5000/wk 2024

The Sceptre 41 was designed for two couples to cruise in comfort in the privacy of two cabins, the main salon is raised to provide views of the anchorage through large fixed ports.  Ventilation is wonderful and all opening ports and hatches have bug screens including the companionway.

  • All navigation equipment is duplicated in both the cockpit helm and in the below decks second helm/nav station which provides shelter in inclement weather.
  • Her galley is equipped for a gourmet - from Wolfgang Puck stainless steel cookware to Chicago chef knives…no essential is overlooked.
  • Rather than clambering over the side, PAX offers an aft swim platform that allows crew to step on board from the dingy and the walk-through transom very convenient.
  • PAX is a fast passage maker with oversized 3 speed winches to easily handle trimming.  On her blue water passages she makes 200 nm/24hr runs with ease. Very sea kindly, she goes to weather without burying the rail thanks to her full aft sections.
  • Her anchoring system is push button or foot switch controlled and she has 280’ of chain.

Comments from guests:

  • “We've been having a wonderful time on PAX," 
  • "We thought PAX was most comfortable, easy to sail, well equipped and a memory maker indeed! We had a great time aboard her." 
  • “We had a lovely time on your very comfortable boat, and we were delighted with all the food and galley provisions you left on board.” 
  • "Thanks for the great Maine sail. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on Pax." 

For people with some mobility issues, the ease of boarding PAX really stands out, as does the very managable companionway which is fewer steps and not a step ladder.

The aft swim platform also dramatically enhances anchorages where one can easily swim, sit and danlge their feet in the water or shower/rinse off.

For those that actually enjoy cooking, the galley is superb, not at all like camping out with a cramped akward arrangment.

PAX is very very stiff, not a rail buryier- yet she sails at great speed easily…comforting to the less inclined for heeling and to those who enjoy real performance.


Design Sceptre 41
Designer Hein Driehuyzen
Builder Sceptre - British Columbia, CN
Hull Construction Fiberglass
Year Built 1987
Rigging Cutter
LOA 41'
LWL 36'
Beam 12' 8"
Draft 6' 1"
Displacement 21,500 lbs.  Bal/disp 40.46%
Weight N/A
Ballast 8,700 lbs.
Yanmar® 4JH TE Turbo Diesel–
55HP 6K cruise at 1 GPH
Sail Area 816 sq ft. SA/Disp 16.75, plus staysail
Water Capacity 190 US Gallons
Fuel Capacity 106.5 US Gallons
Holding Tank1 1 - 80 US Gallon Tanks 
  • 2 private staterooms 6'3" berths.
  • Seaberth at least 7', V berth at least 6'6"+. Quarter berth 6'4"+
  • Not letting the settee be converted to a queen 
  • Raised deck salon affording great views of anchorages
  • Convertible U-settee w/pillows
  • Separate Head and shower
  • All bedding and linens included
  • Twin Helms - Cockpit and below deck
  • 4 Dorade ventilators, opening ports in each cabin, overhead hatches- all with bug screens
  • Fans-Hella® 12V fans, 3” main cabin
  • Lavac® vacuum toilet
  • Dual MXDM70 CD player, radio in main cabin – speakers in main cabin and in cockpit with separate controls
  • LED TV/DVD player (shore power only)
  • 3 burner Force® Ten stove with oven 
  • Sentry® propane sentinel
  • Twin stainless-steel sinks with pressure water goose neck, retractable faucet
  • Generous lockers and drawer
  • Settings for six- plus extensive gourmet pans, bowls, utensils, coffee press and Chicago cutlery as well as basic spices.
  • 2 Refer units:
  •  Technautics 12v refrigerator / freezer with holding plate system,
  • Norcold® AC/DC 5 cu. ft. refrigerator               
  • Tank tender water monitor
  • Charcoal filtered water through foot pump
  • Shurflo® water pump with Groco® accumulator tank
  • Seaward® S700 6 gallon water heater
  • Sailing Systems–all sail handling from cockpit
  • Mast–59’ Isomat aluminum extrusion with molded in spinnaker car track
  • Boom–Isomat aluminum boom–mid-boom sheeting–reefing lines internal
  • Whisker/Spinnaker Pole–mounted vertically on front of mast
  • Boom Vang: Hall Spars solid aluminum vang–control line led aft to dodger 
  • Edson® Pedestal w/40” wheel–cable to radial drive on rudder post
  • Cockpit Table–custom solid teak folding table off Edson® pedestal
  • Cushions
  • Stern swim platform with hold/cold shower
  • Hoisting main from cockpit
  • Mechanical winches ( oversized) 4 speed jib winch
  • Mast hoist from cockpit - no winch needed
  • Six 6V AGM® house batteries (660 AH) & one 12V engine starting battery
  • Victron Centaur® 30A shore charger
  • Balmar® Duo-Charge battery proportioner–corrects charge to each bank of batteries
  • Balmar® programmable regulator–tapered charge from engine
  • AC/DC Electrical Panel at chart table with circuit breakers
  • DC 12V charging outlets – at companionway and at chart table
  • DC LED Lighting throughout–including 2 Alpenlite® fluorescent fixtures in main cabin
  • Link 20 battery monitors with 2 banks

1 in cockpit  2nd at below helm

2 control heads – below deck & in cockpit

Redundant with – below deck & in cockpit complete systems

  • Two Raymarine® RL70CCharter Plotter/ Radar with color displays
  • Raymarine® S3G Core pack auto pilot rated for 33,000 lbs.,
  • Speed/Wind/Depth – Raymarine®
  • Garmin® GPS-fully integrated into navigation system through SeaTalk.
  • Navtex®–Furuno® NX-300 Weather forecasting at chart table
  • AIS System-Milltech Marine® SR161 AIS receiver
  • VHF Radio–Icom® IC-M502 at below deck helm & cockpit remote
  • VHF Radio handheld
  • Loudhailer/Fog Signal–Apelco® HXL 1000 with speaker on mast
  • Radar Reflector on front of mast above radar scanner
  • 1 Ritchie® compass at outside helm and 1 Saturn® compass at inside helm
  • Navigation Lights– LEDs throughout, including anchor light.
  • Forward deck light on mast and spreader lights
  • Engine – Yanmar® 4JH TE Diesel – 55HP –6K cruise at 2000 RPM/1 GPH
  • Engine room ventilation blower
  • Dual Racor® fuel filters/water separators with selector valve for rapid switching and fuel pressure gauge to show filter status
  • 2 aluminum fuel tanks below salon–76.5 gallon capacity, tank tender fuel monitor
Sails and Sailing Gear
  • Outside–Edson Pedestal w/40” wheel–cable to radial drive on rudder post -
  • Inside – Edson Pull-Pull system to separate quadrant on rudder post
  • Mast–59’ Isomat aluminum extrusion with molded spinnaker car track
  • Harken® roller-bearing Batt-Cars for each full batten
  • Isomat® aluminum boom–mid-boom sheeting–reefing lines internal
  • Spinnaker Pole mounted vertically on front of mast
  • Hall Spars® solid aluminum vang–control line led aft to dodger
  • Standing rigging–1x19 SS wire
  • Winches–Primary 2 Barient® 32ST 3-speed–Secondary 2 Lewmar® 52ST 2-speed
  • 4   Lewmar® 40ST 2-speed under dodger for halyards and reefing
  • 1   Lewmar® 43ST on mast
  • 10 Lewmar® sheet stoppers under dodger for halyards, reefing, sail shaping
  • Harken® furlers on jib and staysail
  • Mainsail–Dacron® fully-battened, large roach–2 slab reefs
  • Genoa 130% on furler
  • Staysail on furler
  • Life Jackets–4 adult Type I PFD’s
  • Four adult SOS inflatable life jackets w/ harnesses
  • Fire Extinguishers–galley, forward cabin, aft cabin, engine room and lazarette
  • Lifesling® MOB horseshoe ring and retrieval line
  • Orion® flare Kit
  • Anchorlift 12V 1500 watt electric windlass on foredeck with footswitch and handheld remote
  • Main Anchor–60lb. Bruce on double bow roller-280’ ⅜” chain
  • Spare Anchors and Rodes–1 50lb. and 1 Fortress FX-35 anchor
  • 8’ RIB with 5 hp 2 cycle outboard
  • Davits MarTek® SS Davits at stern
  • Magma Newport® SS rail-mounted BBQ, operates from standard propane bottles
  • 1 aluminum propane tank in stern locker with valve
Linelin Bay(Boothbay), Maine