Beneteau First 40

Yacht Summary

Beneteau First 40


Great example of this fast cruiser/racer.  Never chartered, only privately used.  Aluminium mast with deep keel for optimal sailing performance.  Mostly day sailed since new...

2018 survey available for serious purchaser, with surveyors recommendations carried out.  Please ask for more details.

Anti-fouled and polished September 2018 - Available immediately - lying ashore  Lagos, Portugal.

⇐Please contact Stuart Abernethy for full, and detailed pdf specification⇒

Owner's Comments

"We bought our Beneteau First 40 in 2009 because we were looking for a fast yet comfortable family cruiser/racer to sail out of Lagos Marina in the Western Algarve on the south coast of Portugal. The boat has sailed between the French Atlantic coast, the Spanish Atlantic coast, West and South coasts of Portugal, Andalusia in Spain - both Atlantic and Mediterranean. We have raced in regattas out of Lagos and along the Portuguese and Spanish south coasts. A comfortable cruiser, the boat sails very well at all points of sailing and has been greatly enjoyed by all who have cruised in her."

Standard Specification

DesignerFarr Yacht Design
Hull Length12.24 m40'2"
Beam (max)3.89 m12'9"
Draft2.45 m8'0"
Fuel Tank - Std130 ltr34 gal (US)
Water Tank - Std200 ltr53 gal (US)


Exterior Details


  • Design made following European Directive requirements and according to EC certification.
  • Hull in infusion (Glass - Polyester) - Dead work in sandwich - Monolithic quick works
  • Structural counter moulding made with unidirectional fabrics laminated and stuck evenly to the hull
  • New antifouling applied September 2018


  • Removable stern beam
  • Removable cockpit lockers

Sail Handling

  • Aluminium winches Harken self tailing:
  • 2 Rigging winches (H 50.2 STA)
  • 2 Genoa sheet winches (H 50.2 STA)
  • 2 Spinnaker winches (H50.2 STA)
  • Symmetrical spinnaker equipment, with aluminium white painted spinnaker pole.
  • Hydraulic backstay tensioner.
  • Mast head and fractional spinnaker halyards


  • Mainsail, with lazy jacks, and Ronstan ball bearing cars. North Sails
  • Furling Jib by One Sails - Hydranet material. new 2016
  • Forestay sock cover.
  • Boom cover

Mast & Rigging

  • Aluminium mast by Sparcraft, with three aft swept spreaders.
  • Radar reflector mounted on mast.
  • Tri colour and anchor light as mast head.
  • Solid rod rigging throughout.


  • T shaped keel, 2.45m
  • New hull-keel join September 2018.

Hatches / Portlights / Ventilation / Sprayhood

  • Sprayhood.


  • Light oak colour Alpi woodwork
  • Parquet type laminated floors



  • Engine YANMAR Diesel 40 hp - hour gauge not reading.
  • Transmission Sail Drive
  • Flush engine control in aluminium - Key ignition - Control panel in cockpit
  • Engine compartment: Soundproofing foam - Ventilation: 2 air intakes and 1 pressured air outlets
  • Alternator 12 V 80 Amperes
  • 1 Rotation moulded diesel tank 138 L (between the 2 aft cabins - under berth) - Electronic gauge - Low level alarm - 1 Deck filler
  • Filters sea water diesel and decanter
  • Foldaway Flexofold dual-blade propeller
  • 1 Engine access through companionway - 2 Access through aft cabins


  • 2 Roto moulded freshwater tanks (2 x 100 l under the port and starboard saloon bench seats) - 2 Deck fillers - Tank selection with ¼ by pass valves
  • Hotwater tank - 25L
  • Pressurised electric water pump - Accumulator tank - Inline filter
  • Stern shower
  • 1 Rigid holding tank 80L
  • Sea water foot pump / Icebox drainage
  • Electric shower drain pump
  • 1 Manual bilge pump - 1 Electric bilge pump
  • Eno cooker with two burner and oven
  • Fridge with top opening lid.


  • 12V circuit
  • 3 x Service battery (330 ah total)
  • 1 x Engine battery (110 Amperes)
  • 12 V Electrical panel (Breaker - Voltmeter - Water gauge - Fuel gauge - Battery warning - Fuel warning)
  • 1 12 V Socket
  • Lights: Halogen ceiling lights - Swivel reading lamps - Adjustable spotlight
  • Navigation lights LED: 2 Navigation lights forward - 1 Mooring light - 1 Prow light - 1 White stern light
  • Electrical anchor windlass at bow.


  • Raymarine E120w at chart table
  • Raymarine 49E DSC VHF at chart table
  • 3 x Raymarine graphic displays mounted on mast
  • Raymaine 360 wind on stbd coaming in cockpit
  • Raymarine Smart Autopilot control in stbd coaming
  • Raymarine ST60+ in stbd coaming

Additional Information

  • X-Yachts (GB) Ltd. offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his surveyor to investigate such details. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.