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Beneteau - First 40cr

Club Racer version of the very successful Farr designed First 40 which has a unique international record of achievements including winner in 2010 of the Rolex Sydney Hobart, Spi Ouest France, Cowes Week and Voiles de Saint-Tropez. Very lightly used and beautifully presented performance cruiser racer with comprehensive inventory. This Beneteau First 40 CR is in “as new” condition and must be seen to be fully appreciated.


  • Length Overall: 41’3” (12.58 M)
  • Waterline length: 40’2” (12.24 M)
  • Beam: 12’9” (3.89 M)                                  
  • Draft: 8’0” (2.45 M)                                 
  • Displacement: 7900 Kg


  • Diesel: 28 Gal (130 Lt)                          
  • Fresh water: 44 Gal (200 Lt)

Mechanical and electrical

  • 39 hp Yanmar 3JH5E-SD 3 cylinder diesel engine with saildrive and 2 bladed feathering propeller (last serviced 2014)
  • Engine instrumentation and Spinlock removable single lever control
  • Lewmar wheel steering with emergency tiller
  • 12 volt electrical system (1 x engine battery and 2 x domestic batteries) with isolator switches and waterproof heavy duty cockpit socket for dinghy inflator
  • 220 volt shore supply with interior 13 amp sockets and battery charger
  • Pressurised hot and cold fresh water system (95 Lt calorifier / immersion) with cockpit shower
  • 80 Lt holding tank
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
  • Automatic electric bilge pump
  • Quick electric anchor windlass
  • Webasto cabin heating with outlets in all cabins including heads compartment
  • Pioneer stereo CD / radio with cabin and cockpit speakers

Spars and sails (7/8 Rig)

  • Sparcraft keel stepped triple swept back spreader silver anodised mast, boom and rod kicker
  • Carbon spinnaker pole
  • Discontinuous Dyform s/s standing rigging with Facnor RX200 genoa furling / reefing system and Navtec hydraulic backstay tensioner
  • Braid running rigging with double purchase mainsail halyard and all controls led aft to Spinlock clutches on coachroof
  • Harken deck gear including 2 x 50ST primary winches, 2 x 50ST secondary winches and 2 x 50ST halyard / reef line winches on coachroof
  • 2 x folding mast steps
  • Sail wardrobe includes Sanders Sails slab reefing mainsail, roller genoa and Spinnaker
  • Sanders Sails mainsail lazy bag / boom cover with lazy jacks
  • Windex

Navigation equipment

  • Raymarine HybridTouch e7 multifunction display (radar / chartplotter / fishfinder) with Radome mounted on side of mast and e9 display mounted in Scanstrut wheel pedestal pod
  • Raymarine Ray49E DSC VHF radio with mast head antenna
  • Raymarine AIS transponder
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Raymarine multifunction (wind, speed / distance; depth, SOG, COG, timer etc) Micronet Maxi racing displays (2) at mast and MN100-2 cruising displays (2) in cockpit with Micronet remote display / controller
  • Visiball radar reflector at mast head
  • Plastimo Contest bulkhead compass
  • LED navigation lights including steaming, deck and masthead tri-white lights


  • Comfortable modern interior with accommodation for 8 in 4 cabins including saloon
  • Master cabin forward with central double berth and deck hatch
  • Heads compartment with electric flushing marine toilet, wash hand basin / shower and direct access to forward cabin
  • Large saloon with full width dinette arrangement forward (2 x occasional single berth) and deck hatch above
  • Galley to rear of saloon port side equipped with gimballed 2 burner gas cooker / oven, Vitrifrigo top loading fridge, waste bin and s/s sink with manual back up sea water pump
  • Navigation station / chart table opposite
  • Twin aft cabins with double berths
  • Companionway steps up to spacious self-draining cockpit
  • Removable transom seat for when racing also provides easy access to cockpit when boarding or moored stern-to
  • Ample stowage throughout yacht including storage / hanging lockers in all cabins, large cockpit lazarette and modular cockpit side lockers which can be removed for when racing


  • Seago 6 man valise liferaft
  • Webbing jackstays
  • Whale manual bilge pump
  • Lifebelts with light
  • Fire extinguishers (3)
  • First Aid kit
  • Outboard motor storage bracket
  • Transom mounted folding boarding ladder
  • Brittany anchor with chain and warp
  • Warps and fenders
  • Sprayhood 
  • Wheel cover
  • Saloon table cover
  • Ensign staff


In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

Category:Sailing Boats
Model:First 40cr
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:2013
Sales status:Delete
Length:12.5 m/41 ft
KW:39.0 hp
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