United Yacht Sales presents this Yawl 1985 Carroll Block Island 40 boat for sale.

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  • The listing has been updated and on a market since Nov 11th 2021

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1985 Carroll Marine Block Island 40'


"MEMORY" is a Block Island 40' William Tripp, Jr. designed yawl rigged, twin masted, blue water cruiser. She is equipped with a centerboard so you can reduce her deep draft down to 4' 10" minimum for shallow water anchorages. She has been sitting for over a year and is now ready to be sold to her new owner. The price has been reduced from $85,000 to allow for upgrades and refurbishment to bring her back to full glory. Offered as is, subject to your in-slip inspections. Offers encouraged.

Vessel Walkthrough


  – Air-Condition: Flagship Marine 16,000 BTU Reportedly Installed In 1998
  – Teak And Holly Sole, will Need Some Repair
  – Opening Ports and Hatches
  – Interior Lights LED
  – Convertible Dinette Table with Extender Allows Guest to Sit at Table from Starboard Settee
  – Settee
  – Sleeps As Many As 6
  – Nav Station to Starboard
  – Galley to Port
  – Single Cabin Forward
  – Head, Manual Flush – Reportedly Replaced In 2015
  – Water Heater – Reportedly Replaced In 2014


  – Propane Stove / Oven
  – Refrigerator / Freezer Box 12v Seafrost
  – Hot and Cold Pressure Water
  – Sinks
  – Plenty Storage
  – Custom Counter with Foldaway
  – Water Heater Replaced In 2014


  – Hull White, Reportedly Painted In 2008
  – Deck Two Tone, Reportedly Painted In 2012
  – Centerboard 4’ 10” To 8’ 10”
  – Dodger And Canvas - will Require Refurbishment
  – Windlass, Electric with Capstan and Gypsy Up Only.
  – Anchor Luke 70# With Approx. 50’ Of 3/8ths Chain And 400’ Of 5/8th Rode. Buyer To Verify.
  – Anchor CQR 35# With Chain and Rode
  – Anchor, Danforth 22#
  – Deck Trim and Toe Rail – Teak Varnished
  – Cockpit Table
  – Edson Cockpit Pedestal Wheel Helm
  – Genoa Roller Furling
  – Chromed Cowl Air Vents

Comment: some rubbing occurred on the starboard side rub and toe rails. The traveler was smartly redesigned and relocated out of the cockpit for convenient operation.


– as reported

  – Yawl Rig
  – Main, Dacron New In 2014
  – Mizzen Main, Dacron New In 2014
  – 110% Genoa
  – 140% Genoa
  – Mizzen Staysail
  – Storm Trysail
  – Cruising Spinnaker
  – Roller Furling, Hood
  – Vang, Rigged
  – Self-Tailing Barrient Winches
  – Keel Stepped Mast
  – Running Rigging Replaced A Few Years Ago in The Keys
  – Standing Rigging Replaced A Few Years Ago In The Keys
  – Whisker Pole, Lazy Jacks

Comment: Mainsheet traveler relocated out of cockpit and onto the cabin top which opens up the cockpit and eliminates stepping over the traveler rail.


  – Auto Pilot: Autohelm 6000
  – Radar: Furuno Navnet At The Nav Station, Scanner Mounted On Mizzen Mast
  – Plotter: Garmin 541
  – Vhf: (2)
  – Depth: Datamarine
  – Speed: Datamarine
  – Compass: Yes
  – Stereo: Yes


  – 12v House System
  – 110v Shore Power with 30 Amp
  – 6 V Engine with (2) Batteries
  – House: 4 Batteries
  – Inverter
  – Solar Panels on Deck
  – Lightning Dissipation

Oral History of the Boat

*Note; primary profile picture is a historic picture, see other profile pictures in slip as she sits today

MEMORY was purchased in July 2003. We kept her in a slip at the Municipal Yacht Harbor next to Southern Yacht Club until January 2004 when we took her to Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Rick had lived in the Keys.

MEMORY became our home when we visited the Keys. In late 2004, Rick was diagnosed with his first cancer, underwent treatment, and emerged in successful remission. At that time, we decided to pursue Rick’s long held dream to sail south and cruise the Caribbean. We spent time outfitting MEMORYfor blue water passages and living aboard for an extended period away from a marina’s power source.

Rick was a graduate of the Naval Academy where he learned to sail, he was a naval pilot and then a commercial airline pilot. His passion for sailing, navigating, and working on boats grew over time, and he became very accomplished at it. I knew I was in good hands.

Our adventure began in late 2005 when we departed Islamorada for our first stop in Bimini. The timing seemed good as it was just a few months post Hurricane Katrina, and the mess it caused in New Orleans. We island hopped all the way down from the Bahamas to Trinidad during the first year to keep MEMORY south of the usual Atlantic storm track during hurricane season. After that, we sailed and visited the Windward and Leeward islands at our leisure and made many friends along the way. Jolly Harbour, Antigua became our base for 2 years due to its central location in the island chain.

In 2007 we had the exciting experience of participating in the Antigua Classic Regatta. We later moved our base to Puerto Rico and returned to Islamorada in 2010. MEMORY continued to be our winter home in the Keys for another eight years. In 2018 MEMORY was moved to New Orleans and Rick’s cancer recurred. We had discussed taking her up the east coast to New England but circumstances prevented that. We had so many wonderful memories of our years and adventures on MEMORY I hope she can find a new owner who will be able to do the same.

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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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Approximate boat location – New Orleans, Louisiana
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(772) 272-1792
/ Stuart, FL

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