Chris Carney
Northstar Yacht Sales
One Lagoon Rd
Portsmouth, RI, US
Office: 401-683-9200
Mobile: 401-633-2070

1998 Legacy 40 Express
Boat Type: Express Cruiser Address: South Dartmouth, MA, US Price: $169,500


"Pyxis" the highly customized Legacy 40' Express comes back on the market with even more upgrades and extras. No expense has been spared in improving or maintaining her and she represents a great opportunity to purchase a popular example of a well-built coastal cruiser.

Price reduction of $5k, All reasonable offers will be considered!

  • Twin Cummins 370's with 1800hrs (serviced with new heat exchangers)
  • B&G GPS, Radar and forward-facing sonar 
  • Custom helm station with single throttle controls
  • As-new Stamoid canvas
  • Onan 8KW generator
  • 2019 Oxxean 275 AL ultra-light dinghy on a weaver davit system
  • Isotherm refrigerator/ freezer


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Legacy Vessel Name: Pyxis
Model: 40 Express Boat Type: Express Cruiser
Year: 1998 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Power Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: South Dartmouth, MA, US Designer: Mark Ellis
Flag of Registry:    

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 40 ft - 12.19 meter Draft - max: -
LOA: 39 ft 4 in - 11.99 meter Bridge Clearance: -
Beam: 13 ft 7 in - 4.14 meter Dry Weight: -


Make: Cummins Engine Type: Inboard
Model: 6BTA 59-M3 Drive Type:
Engine(s): 2 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 1782 Horsepower: 370 (Individual), 740 (combined)
Cruise Speed: 23 MPH Max Speed: 28 MPH
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 410 gallons - 1 tank(s) Holding Tank: 40 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank: 120 gallons - 1 tank(s)    


Total Cabins: - Crew Cabins: 1
Total Berths: - Crew Berths: 1
Total Sleeps: 1 Crew Sleeps: 1
Total Heads: 1 Crew Heads: 1
Captains Cabin: No    



Customized matched-grain teak is found throughout the interior. The soles are varnished teak and holly.

The master stateroom is forward with an island queen berth and en suite head. There are (2) cedar hanging lockers and a full-length locker with shelving.

The spacious head is complete with a separate stall shower and Vacuflush head. The Vacuflush head and holding tank were new in 2014.

An ultra-leather L shaped settee is starboard in the cabin. The dinette comes with (2) options for tabletops, (1) original Legacy oval teak table, and (1) square top. The galley is U-shaped on the port-side

Hull, Deck and Construction

The hull, superstructure, deck and liners are constructed of hand laminated FRP with balsa core. The hull to deck joint is a shoe-box type fastened and glued with 3M-5200 sealant. The hull is protected with a molded FRP rub rail and SS half-round rub strip. 

  • Aristo Blue Topsides, White Boot-stripe, Green bottom 
  • S/S tub bow rail and handrails on cabin-top
  • Bowmar deck hatches and opening ports
  • Cast S/S bow, spring, stern cleats and chocks 
  • Teak tow rail and brow 
  • Solid teak swim platform with S/S fold-down swim ladder
  • Vertical mounted Muir 12-volt windlass on foredeck (New- 2017)
  • 45lb. S/S CQR Anchor on bow roller (20' 3/8 "S/S chain with rode)
  • (3) 21" panto-graphic windshield wipers with freshwater washer function
  • Teak decks aft with hatch to bilge access 
  • Transom door with stay
  • Weaver davit system on swim platform (2017)
  • Hot and cold transom shower 

Bridge Deck, Navigation and Electronics

The helm station is forward to starboard with recessed electronics. The steering wheel is varnished teak. Stidd seat to port and L-shaped settee are ultra-leather (Recovered in 2013 & 2015)

  • Twin Stidd helm chairs (1 original, 1 purchased in 2017, matching tan ultra-leather)
  •  B&G 12" Radar, GPS and forward-facing sonar (Custom carpentry done by Concordia)
  • Robertson AP300-CX autopilot
  • Digital Yacht AIS receiver and antennae splitter (integrated to GPS, 2017) 
  • 5" Richie compass 
  • ICOM IC-M59 VHF radio
  • Fusion AM/FM/Bluetooth with (4) speakers in the main cabin and bridge deck
  • Blaupunkt AM/FM/CD with (2) speakers in the master stateroom
  • Stamoid canvas top and sides with custom "screen door" and screens for aft-facing pieces (2017 by Creative Canvas, New Bedford, MA)
  • 110 AC outlet (2018)
  • 12-volt outlets and usb at helm (2018)

Galley, Salon, Master Cabin and Head
  • S/S sink with head on nozzle 
  • Corian countertops 
  • Isotherm refrigerator/ freezer drawer (2018)
  • Breville convection toaster (custom carpentry surround by Concordia, 2018)
  • Kenyon Silken 2 induction cooktop with custom cutting board cover
  • Varnished teak and holly sole
  • Copious amounts of storage below and behind dinette seating
  • Wine bar cabinet 
  • Fusion stereo face on starboard side of dinette 
  • Center-line berth with custom mattress 
  • 2 hanging lockers on port and starboard with shelving 
  • Vacuflush head 
  • Tank watch holding alert system
  • Separate shower closed by a curtain with handheld head
  • Custom brass duck faucet 

Electrical, Mechanical and Engine
  • 8KW Onan Marine Generator (1,045 hrs-clocked 9/28/19)
  • Heart Freedom 2500 watt inverter 
  • Fireboy engine compartment fire suppression system (2017)
  • Separate 12V batteries for starting each engine 
  • (2) 8D batteries for the engines 
  • (2) 8D batteries for the house
  • New start batteries and alternators (2017)
  • Engine alternators (105 amps)
  • (2) Reverse cycle vector air-conditioning/ heat units (overhauled 2017)
  • Engine synchronizer
  • Vetus bow thruster (2012)
  • 12V holding tank pump-out
  • Oil changing pump in engine room
  • (3) Rule 2000 bilges on float switches with alarms 
  • Overboard discharge 

Upgrades, Refits and Maintenance

All work done by Concordia Yachts in South Dartmouth MA, except where noted. Records are available upon request.

Winter 2019-2020

  • Heat exchangers removed, serviced and re-installed
  • Dinghy to be included in sale: 2019 Oxxen inflatable 275 AL ultra-light that fits weaver davit system on the swim platform. (Hypalon tubes, aluminum bottom, flat floor with storage seat in the bow)
  • Props & shafts cleaned, serviced and painted
  • New zincs 
  • Air intakes removed and re-painted 
  • Engines serviced

Winter 2017- Spring 2018

  • The engines had their 1000 hour maintenance and are regularly maintained.
  • B&G Radar, GPS and forward-facing sonar with custom carpentry/ cup holder
  • New swim ladder
  • New fireboy engine compartment fire suppression system
  • Spur shaft cutters refurbished and re-installed
  • New Stamoid canvas top, screen door by Creative Canvas New Bedford MA
  •  New Muir windlass
  • New Isotherm refrigerator drawer
  • New Breville convection toaster oven with custom surround
  • Propellers refurbished  
  • All exterior wood completely stripped of Cetol and re-varnished
  • Decks repainted with non-skid
  • A/C system overhauled

Winter 2018-2019

  • 110 SC outlet installed in the cockpit, plus 12V outlets and USB outlets
  • New Kenyon Silken 2 induction cooktop
  • (4) 100-Watt solar panels, which allow you to keep the fridge and batteries completely charged

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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Chris Carney
Northstar Yacht Sales
One Lagoon Rd
Portsmouth, RI, US
Office: 401-683-9200
Mobile: 401-633-2070