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Beneteau First 40.7 Distinction

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11.92m (39'1")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 40hp, Volvo Penta 2040 SD (2005)

Southampton UK


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Extra Details

Designer Farr Yacht Design
Builder Beneteau
Lying Southampton UK
Fuel capacity 130.0 ltr (28.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 640.0 ltr (140.8 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 30/11/2012


Engine 1 x Diesel 40hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta 2040 SD (2005)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1500
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Saildrive
Prop(s) 2 bladed folding.
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Engine spares tick

New prop and hub March 2011.


LOA 11.92m (39'1")
LWL 10.42m (34'2")
Beam 3.75m (12'4")
Draft Min 2.50m (8'2")
Draft Max 2.50m (8'2")
Airdraft 18.50m (60'8")
Displacement 7,220kg (15,920.1lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage On marina


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)
Spinnaker gear tick

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.
Continuous mainsheet
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.
Owner's results:
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.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power,


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

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.
Ker rudder.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

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
Main VHF
Navtex (without aerial)
AC mains power converter
Water heater
AIS & Mastervolt invertor available at additional cost

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric windlass
2 anchors
(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.
Lifting strop
2 x Cockpit boxes for offshore/cruising

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

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.

This Beneteau First 40.7 Distinction has been personally photographed and viewed by Peter Delbridge of Boatshed Hamble. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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