About 40 were built between 1976 and 1985, most by Philbrooks (36 hulls, decks and/or complete packages); four, including Francis Stokes’ Mooneshine, were built by Tollycraft. It was possible to purchase the 39 in kit form, hull and deck supplied by Philbrooks, or as a complete yacht commissioned by the shipyard. Shipyard-completed boats were done to a very high standard (typical of Philbrooks) and some of the owner-finished boats were done well also. However, a wide variety of rigs, engines, equipment, tankage and interior appointments will be found among the 39s still sailing, so careful inspection is important. Denny still lives on a Philbrooks-produced Fast Passage 39 in Sydney, B.C. A call to Philbrooks with questions about a certain 39 will lead eventually to a connection with Denny - the best source of information if you can find him.