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Beneteau First 40.7 | For Sale

13 December 2016

We are selling one of our Beneteau First 40.7's Yacht, the 40.7 is one of the most popular of the cruiser racers from Beneteau with a continued large turnout at many events.

The Beneteau First 40.7, arguably the most popular of the cruiser racers from Beneteau. She is coded to CAT 2 (60 miles from safe haven) ready for charter or private use. The boat comes with a very good inventory of racing sails.

Beneteau First 40.7 | For Sale

Our Beneteau First 40.7 on the water

£58.000 inc vat (vat recoverable)

Boat Details

2005 Beneteau First 40.7  as a charter/training vessel she is well maintained. She comes with a very good sail inventory and is ready to move on to her next owner. The 40.7 has proven to be one of the most popular models produced by Beneteau and the fleet continues to see large turnouts at many events. An ideal opportunity to take ownership of one of these superb vessels.

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Make: Beneteau 
Model: First 40.7 
Year: 2005 
LOA: 40ft/12m 
Class: Cruiser Racer 
Hull: Glass Reinforced Plastic 
Keel: Fin Keel 
Rig: Sloop 
Engine: Single Diesel 
Layout: Aft Cockpit 
Berths: 8 
Cabins: 3 
Aft Cabins: 2 
Ancasta Ref: 30273 
Vessel Name: Flying Fish of Cowes 
Designed by Bruce Farr and built by Chantiers Beneteau SA in France

Grey GRP hull with white GRP deck and superstructure
Teak laid cockpit seating
Wheel steering
Spade rudder
Lead fin keel

LOA 12.17m (39' 11")
LWL 10.62m (34' 10")
Beam 3.78m (12' 4")
Draft 2.40m (7' 10")
Air Draft 17.90m (58' 7")
Displacement 6970 kg

IRC 1.056 (2015)
Sparcraft anodised aluminium spars 
Twin swept back spreaders
Dyform standing rigging
Dyneema running rigging
Slab reefing mainsail 
Spinnaker gear with aluminium pole
Backstay tensioner
German mainsheet system

2 x Harken 48 2-speed, ST genoa winches 
2 x Harken 44 2-speed, ST spinnaker / mainsheet winches
2 x Harken 44 2-speed, ST halyard winches

Main, North sails, 2013
Furling headsail, Sailcare, 2013
Main Kevlar, Hyde, 2009
#1 Kevlar, Quantum, 2006
#2 Kevlar, Quantum, 2006
#3 Kevlar, Quantum, 2006
#4 Dacron, Quantum, 2006
2 x symmetric spinnaker (0.75), Hyde, 2011
Asymmetric spinnaker (o.75), Quantum, 2006
Forward double "v" berth, hanging wardrobe, ample stowage
Heads are en-suite to the forward cabin with access also from saloon, marine toilet, handbasin and shower
2 aft double cabins with hanging lockers and shelf stowage 
Saloon has a large folding centre line table and two settees which can double as single berths
Lee clothes to all berths
Chart table with dedicated seating and stowage
Galley equipped with 2 burner gas stove with oven, top loading 12v fridge and double stainless steel sink
Blue upholstery
Yanmar 3JH4E, 40hp, 3 cylinder diesel
Saildrive to 2-bladed folding propeller
Engine regularly serviced

3 x 12v batteries (2 x 110Ah domestic and 1 x 85Ah engine)
Charged by engine alternator and shore power
Battery crossover switch
240v battery charger
Shore power with cable

Fuel, 1 x 138ltr
Water, 2 x 136ltr

Pressurised water
Water heated by engine calorifier and 240v immersion
Plastimo steering compass
Raymarine ST60+ Tridata (log, speed & depth) at helm
Raymarine ST60+ wind instrument at helm
Raymarine E80 colour GPS chartplotter at chart table, 2009
Raymarine multi display at chart table
VHF, ICOM, 2014

Anchor with chain and warp

Pulpit, pushpit and guardrails
Removable cockpit lockers 
Navigation lights including steaming light
Swim ladder
Manual and electric bilge pumps
Radio with CD player
Saloon and cockpit speakers
Engine spares, sail repair kit, general bosun's spares
Winch handles
Warps and fenders and boathook
Cutlery, crockery and utensils
Clock and barometer
Gas detector
Search light


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