40 ft 2000 C&C 121, ROAD TRIP

40 ft 2000 C&C 121, ROAD TRIP

ROAD TRIP is a Tim Jacket designed racer / cruiser built by Tartan Yachts in Ohio. Jacket's sensible design carries the beam slightly aft giving her a nice wide transom which provides a large comfortable cockpit and spacious aft cabin accommodations below. She has an amazing amount of interior volume for a 40 foot yacht with private cabins for two couples, a large head with stall shower, a well designed spacious galley and a comfortable navigation station.

The rig is normal with a SA/D of 23.16 and an 8-degree sweep to the triple spreaders. Her current owner has thoughtfully upgraded her for short handed performance sailing. She features almost new carbon sails, high tech running rigging and a nice compliment of electronics. She was a freshwater boat in Lake Michigan for most of her life and she was stored indoors in a heated facility each winter. She was a well decorated Mackinaw Race veteran over the years. Don't let the racer pedigree of ROAD TRIP scare you, she is also a comfortable cruising sailboat that performs well and she is fun to sail!

Since purchasing ROAD TRIP on Lake Michigan her owner has upgraded a number of items including:

  • New UK Carbon Tape Drive Mainsail
  • New UK Carbon Tape Drive # 3 Jib
  • New Windlass $8,000.
  • German Sheeting System $3,000.
  • Easom Rig Overhaul $4,500.
  • Easom Steering Overhaul $4,500.
  • Running Rigging $1,500.Mainsail Track System / Lazy Jacks $4,000.
  • AGM Batteries $800.
  • Ground Tackle $1,500.
  • Forward Jib Tracks $1,000.
  • Main Salon Table $1,000.
  • Raymarine GPS Chartplotter $4,500.
  • Misc Engine Upgrades $7,000. 


A traditional layout is found in her cruising interior below with the large head to starboard conveniently locatedat the base of the companionway. To port is the private aft cabin with a queen size berth and plenty of storage. The U-shaped galley is just forward on the port side. The L-shaped dinette is forward to port with a nice custom table and a straight settee across too starboard. Moving forward is the owners stateroom with a large v-berth and plenty of storage. The soles are Teak and Holly throughout and the cabinetry is American Cherry throughout.


  • Force 10 Three Burner Stove with Oven & Broiler
  • Frigomatic Top & Front Loading Refrigeration / Freezer System
  • Double Stainless Steel Sinks
  • Ample counter and storage space


  • RayMarine Axiom GPS Chartplotter on Binnacle
  • RayMarine 530 GPS Chartplotter at Nav Station
  • RayMarine ST 290 Mast Instrument Display (3)
  • RayMarine ST 6001+ Autopilot
  • RayMarine ST 600R Autopilot Remote
  • RayMarine ST 60 Wind
  • RayMarine ST 60 Depth
  • RayMarine ST 60 Speed 
  • Raytheon R45 VHF Radio
  • West Marine Hand Held VHF Radio
  • Xantrex Link 2000R Battery Monitor

Sails and Rigging

  • 2017 UK Carbon Tape Drive Main with Taffeta Backing (Excellent Condition)
  • 2017 UK Carbon Tape Drive # 3 Jib with Taffeta Backing (Excellent Condition)
  • North 3DL Mainsail
  • North 3DL Genoa # 1
  • North Code 3A Spinnaker
  • North Code 1.5A Norlight 50 SpinnakerNorth Code 2S Spinnaker
  • Full set of Spinnaker gear for symmetric spinnaker with pole
  • Most Running Rigging has been updated to Hi Tech
  • Lewmar Adjustable Genooa Tracks
  • Addition of forward jib tracks allows the jib to be partially furled (reefed) and the boat to still be sailed on a beat. (Original jib leads don't provide for this)
  • Foredeck Jib Tracks added to allow the jib to be partially furled (reefed)
  • Changing Sheets with Tylaska Snap Shackles serve as both jib reefing sheets and outboard sheets when reaching
  • The Code A3 Spinnaker tacks to a bridle inboard of the forward stay for easy downwind jibing
  • The new Mainsail has been cut for San Francisco Bay conditions, flat and the leach clears the backstay without hitting it
  • German sheeting system leads the jib and mainsheets back to the helmsman position
  • Navtec Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster
  • 3 Spreader Rig with Rod Rigging
  • Forespar Solid Boom Vang

Ground Tackle

  • Lewmar Electric Windlass
  • Delta 35 Lb Plow Anchor
  • 80' of Chain + 150' of rode
  • Lunch Hook w/ 5' of Chain + 150' of rode 

Additional Equipment

  • Outboard Engine Hoist
  • USCG Safety Equipment 
  • Retractable swim platform w/ boarding ladder
  • Hot & Cold Cockpit Shower
  • Courtesy Lighting
  • Y-Valve Macerator System


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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.


Length Overall:

40 ft

Length At Waterline:

35 ft 6 in


13 ft 1 in

Max Draft:

6 ft 6 in


Dry Weight:

14100 lb


5500 lb



(36 gal)

Fresh Water:

(80 gal)


(30 gal)


Single Berths:


Double Berths:







Hull Warranty:


Hull Shape:



Tim Jacket


Tartan Yachts - Fairport Harbor OH


Hydraulic Windlass