The Beneteau First 40.7 (a Cruising World Magazine "boat of the year" in her day - combines a sleek and sophisticated racer with all the comforts of a cruiser.
Bruce Farr- designed hull and powerful triple spreader fractional rig provide excellent performance on the racecourse and on passage. Roomy cockpit features removable lockers that means more space and less weight for racing.
The First 40.7's have a very successful racing track record but many owners love them for performance cruising. Light and airy below. Well set up for short and long distance cruising with three double cabins. The salon has long sofas and a center fold down table with an L-shaped galley to port and navigation station to starboard.
Length Overall: 12.17m
Length at Waterline: 10.62m
Max Draft: 2.40m
Air draught: 17.9m
Displacement: 6970 kg
Ballast: 2707 kg (lead keel)
CE Certification: A12/B12/C12
Volvo Penta MD2040 40hp with sail drive
Hours not known but had regular maintenance
Date of last change on sail drive diaphragm not currently known
Fuel: 138 L
Water: 272 L
Three cabins and one heads. More photos coming...
Owners cabin forward: Double berth that measure 2.0m x 1.6m at the shoulders - plenty of stowage; lighting and opening deck hatch with blind. Headroom 1.9m
Heads compartment forward: Marine toilet with built-in shower, wash basin with with mixer tap and hot and cold pressurised water. Electric pump for grey water drainage. Two opening hatches. Headroom 1.9m
Saloon: Oval settee round table
Chart table to starboard: large chart desk 580mm x 800mm; useful stowage and plenty of space for instrumentation.
Galley to port: Double stainless steel sinks with mixer tap. Gimballed 2 burner hob and oven. 90L/12v fridge.
Two aft cabins: Each with double berth 2m x 1.5m. Hanging locker, shelving and stowage under berth. Access hatch to aft compartment and opening ports to cockpit.
Rig and Sails
Standard equipment included a tall fractional rig, high-performance keel and premium Harken deck hardware.
Bent on: Mainsail - slab reefing. Genoa - on furler. (not inspected in detail; appears average)
Additional sail in dry storage:
1. Doyle #3; new - appears not used
2. Halsey #1; average; probably needs a new leach then fine
3. Hood #1 Dacron; good; it's had a new leach
4. Halsey #2; average; padded luff -leach needs repair
5. Kemp heavy weather #3 with hanks; new - appears not used
6. Halsey main with tape drive; good
7. Saturn storm jib; new - appears unused
8. Spinnaker; medium/light; not inspected in detail; appears average
9. Spinnaker; light; not inspected in detail; appears average
10.Hood #3 Dacron; good
So - 12 sails in all
Engine battery with circuit breaker
Battery management unit
12v switch panel with breaker
Hot and cold pressurised water - 22 L 220v water heater
Raytheon RL70C Pathfinder PLUS Radar - colour chart plotter
B&G Network QUAD
B&G Network NAV
B&G Network DATA
Raytheon MOB unit
Mast: B&G 3FD - universal 3 function display
Engine instrumentation and fuel guage
Raymarine RC631 PLUS chart plotter
VHF with DSC - Simrad RD68
B&G GPS Plus 12
B&G Network DATA
ICOM Class B AIS Tranponder MA-500TR
Webasto warm-air diesel heating
JVC HiFi radio/cd with speakers in saloon and cockpit
Plastimo liferaft for 8 - out of service
2 bilge pumps - 1 electric and 1 manual
Fenders and warps
Electric windlass with Anchor and chain