40' Legacy


Don't miss this unique opportunity to own a beautiful downeast style yacht at a great price.  The Legacy 40 Express is a very comfortable cruiser designed by Mark Ellis of sailboat and powerboat fame. Her sharp entry on the bow parts the waves and she has a V-bottom with wide chine flats, lifting strakes, and a skeg- which lifts the hull up onto plane at only 12 knots and provides for a very soft and comfortable ride.  Her hull design is very efficient in terms of speed and fuel consumption.  Roll is minimized and the boat tracks well.  This Legacy  burns 22.6 gallons of fuel per hour at 21.4 knots cruising speed.

Sound insulation package consists of baffling, foam, and lead shielding.

This is a one owner boat.



Accomodations and Layout

A single piece companionway door to port accesses the steps down below. To starboard, there is a curved settee with a dual height table (dining or cocktail height). A well-appointed galley is to port with a refrigerator, oven, stove, and double stainless sinks. The forward stateroom has a custom, extra-large double berth with storage beneath and two hanging lockers. The roomy head is just aft on the port side and has entryways from both the forward stateroom and the salon. The vessel sleeps 4 comfortably as the dinette converts to a double.



Nicely  appointed  galley with teak cabinets for ample storage.

Sink stainless double 


Force 10 oven with propane

Cooktop 3 burner



Comfortable curved settee

Dual height table

Teak and holly sole

Entertainment center

Port lights

Hatch lights



Nicely appointed master with door for privacy featuring a customized, extra large island double berth.

Ample storage under berth

Two hanging lockers

Port lights

Hatch light



En suite head with spacious shower

Dual entryway, accessible from stateroom or salon

Sink with vanity

Raritan marine feature new in 2017

Seperate stall shower



Massive cockpit with cushioned mezzanine seating.

Rear facing bench seat with custom cushions

Walk through transom door

Teak covering boards


Custom dive platform with block and tackle to facilitate loading a tender


Deck and Hull


The safety first design offers wide breezeways with a west coast style bow rail. 

Bow Rail: Aluminum Electro-polished 

Safety line divides the deck from the top of the rail

Hardware: 316 stainless

Anchor: Plow anchor with 50’ of chain ground tackle

Winlass Lewmar  new in 2014

Hatches safety (3)

Dive Platform Teak folding

Boom  accommodates a tender

Trim Tabs Bennett

Displacement - 22,000 lbs.


Transom deadrise - 17 degrees

Amidships deadrise - 22 degrees



Windshield with tinted glass

Helm Seat double with storage

Autopilot - Furuno

GPS Navigator GP-50 M-III Furuno

Chartplotter GPS Plotter Furuno

Sounder GP-1870F Furuno

Radio VHF - Standard Horizon Quest

Engine Alarms Vetus Exhaust Alarm

Compass Ritchie

Cushions new in 2019

Bimini top



Electronics and Navigation

GPS Navigator GP-50 Furuno

Autopilot Furuno

GPS Plotter Furuno

Sounder GP-1870F Furuno

Radio VHF Standard Horizon Quest

Glendinning engine synchronizer



Engine and Mechanical Equipment

Twin Caterpillar 3116 TA 350 hp diesel engines

Oil Change System

Air conditioning

Northern Lights generator new in 2002

Synchronizer Glendinning

Engine Controls



Cruise speed - 21.4 kn @ 2,400 rpm

Max speed - 27.3 kn @ 2,800 rpm

Displacement - 22,000 lbs.

Transom deadrise - 17 degrees

Amidships deadrise - 22 degrees


Current Service and Updates

Engine Service 2019
Generator Service 2019
New bottom job, December 2019
Motors in excellent conditon, with all maintenance performed according to schedule.
The raw water pumps and circulation have been changed annually on both the engines and the generator.
In 2019, the fuel tank was cleaned out to polish.


Salesman's Remarks

Gets up on plane at 12 knots.

Lifeline netting can be easily installed around the bow area to protect small children or pets. 

The vessel was built by Freedom Yachts and designed by Mark Ellis Design LTD.


Exclusions and Disclaimer



Owner’s personal belongings
Fishing equipment
Vessel name
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. Engine and Generator Hours are at the date of the listing and provided by the vessel owner for information purposes only. Any and all information should be verified by the potential buyer and his surveyor prior to acceptance. 

This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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Current Price: $ 144,500
Boat Name: Scherzo
Year: 1997
Class: Cruisers
Category: Power
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type: CAT 3116 TA's / Diesel
Location: Singer Island, FL

Broker Information

Broker: Mike McKenzie
Office: 561-601-5685
Cell: (561)601-5685
Email: mikemckenzie@DowneyYachts.com

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