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  • Manufacturer: Beneteau
  • Price: £79,995
  • Location: Brixham
  • Year: 2011
  • LOA: 40'2" (12.24m)
  • Beam: 12' 11'' (3.94m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.93
  • Keel: Fin Keel
  • ID no.: 38342
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heating: yes
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 1
  • Watertank Size: 100 Litres
  • Engine Make: Yanmar
  • Horsepower: 39hp
  • Drive Type:
  • Fuel Type: 0
  • Fuel Tank Size: 138 Litres
  • Engine Hours Port: 4500

Broker Remarks

This 2011 Beneteau First 40, designed by Bruce Farr does an admirable job of combining performance from a truly fast hull with a stylish interior. This cruiser/racer's interior has been finished in the Alphi blond oak which adds a touch of class and comfort throughout the vessel. This yacht has been owned by the current owners since June 2020 and is being sold due to on-going health issues. The vessel has always been owned by a VAT registered company and thus would make an ideal yacht to place in a charter company.


The interior of this Beneteau First 40 is extremely well thought-out and makes use of all of the available space.


Forward Cabin:

The forward cabin offers a V-berth with a dressing chair and small hanging locker. The forward berths have storage beneath. It is like and airy with its opening deck hatch and side portholes.


The heads is aft of the forward cabin and to starboard. It has a stainless steel sink in a vanity unit with storage beneath .Marine toilet with electric flush and holding tank. It has hot and cold pressurised water to the sink and also shower. The heads is spacious for a yacht of this size.


Aft of the heads is the main saloon. It has lost of storage space in the lockers above and under the two single settee berths. It has a centre-line table that opens up to allow a great dinning space. The boat whist being light and airy also benefits from a Webasto diesel cabin heating system with outlets in all cabins and heats which provides a cosy feel to the yacht/


Aft of the saloon and to port as you come down the companionway is the galley. It has been well designed with a stainless steel sink facing forward, a good sized 12V icebox/fridge, with a new two-burner gas stove with oven and grill and cupboards for utensils, crockery and cutlery.

Navigation Station:

There is a wraparound navigation station opposite the galley which has lots of space and room for a laptop computer and room for navigation instruments.

Aft Cabins:

There are two mirror aft cabins with double berths with storage beneath and hanging lockers. Again these aft cabins are light and airy due to the number of port holes.


Steps from the saloon take you up to the spacious cockpit area which has several lockers for storing fenders and equipment. It has a large central aft wheel which helps to keep the cockpit clear.

Mechanical and Rigging

Sails and Spars
Bermudan masthead rig double spreader Profurl anodised aluminium mast and boom with battened mainsail with three reefing points and headsail furling system. Dyform cable standing rigging that was last inspected in 2020 Running rigging is Dynema and Terylene and has been replaced as required. German mainsheet sheet trimming systemThe rig has a manually adjustable backstay and a spinnaker pole
2 x Harken 50 2 speed Self-tailing Sheet winches
2 x Harken 50 2 speed Self-tailingHalyard winches
2 x Harken 50 2 speed Self-tailing Spinnaker winches
1 x Mainsail - Ullmans Dacron new 2017
1 x Furling Genoa- Tri Radial J1 Hyde DCXH March 2018
1 x Storm Jib - new 2016
1 x Spinnaker

Mechanical Systems
A Yanmar 3JH5CE 39HP diesel engine is located under the companionway steps Freshwater cooled. It was last serviced in 2020. It has a 138 Litre plastic fuel tank. It has a saildrive to a 2 blade foldiaway bronze prop. The engine has completed approx. 4500 hours. The saildrive was replaced in 2017 with a new SD60 version when the gaiter was also replaced. Leg and gaiter last inspected and serviced in June 2020. New Bowthruster June 2020.

3 x 12 volt batteries (1 x engine + 2 x domestic batteries) charging from alternator and via 240v shore power system with ring main, immersion heater and battery charger new June 2020


Navigation Equipment
HF DSC Radio - Garmin 200L
Wind - Garmin new June 2020
Depth - Garmin GMI10
Speed - Garmin GMI10
Autopilot Garmin new 2020
Multi repeater - Gamin GMI10
AIS 600 Class B transceiver
GPS - Garmin Chartplotter - Garmin Map 750 with preloaded Uk and Ireland charts
Radio/CD Player - JVC with saloon speakers

Safety Equipment

1 x Automatic Fire Extinguishers in engine bay
2 x Fire Extinguishers in saloon
Fire Blanket
Gas Alarm
Radar reflector
Liferaft 12 person - Ocean Safety Solas B
2 x Electric bilge pump
1 x Manual bilge pump

Deck Equipment

Anchor – with chain (new) and warp
Kedge Anchor
Windlass – Electric Quick with remote
Sail cover Blue
Sprayhood - Blue
Swim ladder – stainless steel
Cockpit shower - cold water only
4 x Mooring warps
6 x Fenders

History and Construction 

The yacht has been professionally maintained by Sunsail Yacht Charter from her delivery in 2011 until June 2020 when the new owners took on the role and have completed a significant list of maintenance and updates. Since its change of ownership in June 2020 it has been inspected to maintain its Charter Coding status but has been used more as a Air B&B as overnight accommodation. The owners are selling due to health reasons.

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Disclaimer : Network Yacht Brokers Kent offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.