Beneteau First 40.7 Distinction
Beneteau First 40.7 Distinction for sale | 11.92m (39'1") | 2005 | 1x diesel 40hp | GRP Construction | Fin underwater profile | 8 berths | Boat REF# 134521
|Designer||Farr Yacht Design|
|Fuel capacity||130.0 ltr (28.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks|
|Water capacity||640.0 ltr (140.8 G) Total - 2 Tanks|
|Engine||1 x Diesel 40hp|
|Engine make and model||Volvo Penta 2040 SD (2005)|
|Engine Hours||Engine1: 1500|
|Prop(s)||2 bladed folding.|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||Not Recorded|
|Cruising speed (approx)||6 knots|
|Max speed (approx)||7 knots|
New prop and hub March 2011.
|Draft Min||2.50m (8'2")|
|Draft Max||2.50m (8'2")|
Sloop rigged Eurospars Aluminium spars (2011) with Rod standing rigging (2011)
|Mainsail||Sanders - Slab (2012)|
|Headsail||North 3DL - Other (2011)|
|Other sails||2 other mainsails (2007)|
|5 x Spinnakers (2011)|
|3 x Dacron headsails (2012)|
|2 x Kevlar headsails (unknown year)|
Current IRC rating is 1.057 - one of the lowest-rated 40.7's
Light Grey Hull
Sparcraft 'racing rig' mast and rods all replaced in August 2011 with new by Eurospars/HYS rigging. Boat has done Cowes Week, Fastnet, Dartmouth & LBCC since then.
Harken 'big-boat' spinnaker track & ball-bearing car (cost £1,000)
Harken carbon luff head-foil
Upgraded main & genoa clutches (Spinlock XX - 2010)
Outhaul purchase inside boom
Upgraded vang (boom plate, purchase)
2 x 1 Main halliard
New halliards (2 x kite, main, genoa, pole uphaul) - August 2011
1 fractional, 1 masthead kite halliard.
1 x carbon + 1 x aluminum spinnaker pole
Spare forestay with Facnor furling gear - for cruising.
This yacht is currently on a charter fleet, which listing provided circa £15K of net revenue in 2011
She has many years of charter, competition and cruising life left in her.
She is a proven race-winner on the corporate charter circuit.
Currently highest placed 40.7 (of 6 entries) in this year's Hamble Winter Series
3rd Winter Series IRC1 2010 (top 40.7)
4th Spring Series IRC2 2011 (top 40.7, beat J/111)
4th RORC Easter Regatta IRC2 2011 (2nd 40.7)
8th RORC Morgan Cup IRC2 2011 (top 40.7)
Strong charter revenues - inshore and offshore.
Boat name and sponsorship will be retained by current owner.
12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power
Hull, keel and rudder fully race-faired.
Keel shoe for improved upwind performance when light-crewed.
Nautix A4 T-speed racing antifoul - taken back to gelcoat Jan 2011 and refaired.
|Total # of berths||8|
|No. of double berths||3|
|No. of single berths||2|
|Heads||1 heads (Sea Toilet)|
|Pressurised water system|
|Hot water system|
2 burner gas cooker
|VHF DSC radio|
Raymarine C80 plotter
Multiplexed PC link - Raytalk to IMEA0183
Raymarine ST60 instrumentation - wind, autopilot, 3xMast readouts
Log, Depth Sounder
Raymarine windvane - new Aug 2011
LED tricolour masthead light - new Aug 2011
Steaming/deck light - new Aug 2011
3 x new batteries June 2011 - (2 x service, 1 x Engine start). Jump-start shunt from service to engine battery
Standard navigation lights + internal lighting
Navtex (without aerial)
AC mains power converter
AIS & Mastervolt invertor available at additional cost
2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
(danforth / Kedge)
4 fenders, 2 mooring lines, Main anchor + cable / rope. Kedge anchor + part chain / part rope cable
Flares (RORC pack). Lifebuoy x 2 Danbuoy x 1
6 * lifejackets.
2 x Cockpit boxes for offshore/cruising
2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)
The First 40.7 is one of those very few yacht designs that really hits the nail on the head. It looks like a sexy racing yacht, whilst offering genuinely practical, comfortable and tastefully finished accommodation. The rig, deck gear and cockpit layout offer plenty of tweakable performance, yet a family crew can handle the boat easily in cruising mode. No wonder they sold so many of them!
This 2005 boat shows the 2 sides of this personality clearly with a thoroughly pimped racing inventory and a warm, inviting interior with 3 good double cabins, proper galley and chart table, a decent sized heads compartment and a roomy saloon. She has an excellent race record and will offer her next owner ample chance of winning pots under IRC. She is so good looking, so utterly “right” that she will always turn heads.
Fully coded for charter and available ex VAT to a qualified buyer in the EU, or for export outside the EU. Professionally maintained, race ready and not to be missed.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.