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Vessel for sale details

Name: Beneteau First 40

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  • Make/Model: Beneteau First 40
  • Availability: Sold
  • Year: 2012
  • Propulsion: Sail
  • Condition: Used
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Length: 12.57 Metres
  • Draft: 2.4892 Metres
  • Beam: 3.8608
  • Cabins: 2
  • Berths: 8

Vessel Description

Manufacturer Provided Description Continuing the tradition of the First 40.7, the current First 40 is clearly part of the new generation of larger Firsts: a sophisticated thoroughbred. Designed for cruising, but adaptable for racing, the interior layout is uncompromisingly modern and comfortable. OWNER`S COMMENTS Minx is a relatively lightly used example of her type. She has participated in the Island Sailing Club Tuesday race series, Cowes Weeks, Round the Islands, one Windsor Cup and a small number of JOG and RORC races including the 2015 Fastnet race. She has only cruised for 3 trips to Port Solent and one to the Hamble. She has been raced by friends and family but has achieved a number of JOG wins and a small number of Cowes week podium places. She has never been involved in a grounding or been damaged in a collision. She has been wintered ashore at Kingston Wharf in East Cowes for at least 2 months every year. In 2015 the anti-foul and primers were removed down to the gel coat and she was epoxied with gloss finish VC Tar 2. The only anti-foul used since then has been thin film VC17m graphite which has been wet sanded and replaced on a yearly basis, last done March 2018. During the warranty period the engine was professionally serviced, much of the subsequent service work has been done by experienced crew members. The engine hours meter stopped working as soon as the warranty expired but her engine hours are low(approximately 500) as I can list every time, she has left the berth.

Additional Information

  • Displacement: 8215755.5 kg
  • Engine: Yanmar 3JH5CE 40 HP
  • Fuel Capcity: 130 Litres
  • Hull: GRP
  • Keel: Bulb Keel
  • Passengers: 8
  • Drinking Water: 200 Litres
  • Accommodation: CURRENTLY OUT OF WATER FOR EASY INSPECTION & SURVEY • Cruiser Racer Model • Design made following European Directive requirements and according to EC certification. • Structural counter molding made with unidirectional fabrics laminated and bonded evenly to the hull • Deck hull join screwed and bonded. • Keel Deep draft keel - Cast iron with lead bulb • Balanced rudder with wheel steering - Self-aligning rocker bearings • white hull • White coloured decks and coach roof
  • Lying Country: United Kingdom
  • Lying Area: Isle of Wight Out Of water


Cowes Yacht Agency are acting as brokers for the vendor who is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. These details are prepared from information provided by the vendor and are intended only as a guide to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and to have the vessel fully surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor. Details are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Cowes Yacht Agency. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.