Beneteau First 40.7

  • Boat REF#  ·  326212
  • Length  ·  11.83m
  • Year  ·  2000
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  8
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 55hp, Volvo Penta 2030 (2000)
  • Lying  ·  Isle of Wight
Boatshed IOW
Boatshed IOW
Corinne Gillard

Extra Details

Designer Farr
Builder Beneteau, France
Lying Isle of Wight
Fuel capacity 129.0 ltr (28.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 318.0 ltr (70.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 01/01/2019


Engine 1 x diesel 55hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta 2030 (2000)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering wheel
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) Folding
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots


Length 11.83m
LWL 10.62m
Beam 3.78m
Draft Min 2.36m
Draft Max 2.36m
Displacement 6,970kg (15,368.9lbs)
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Sparcraft Aluminium spars (2000) with Rod standing rigging (2019)


Reefing mainsail Doyle - Slab (2019)
Headsail Various - Other (2019)
Spinnaker gear

Big sail wardrobe of racing and cruising standard of varying age - all off and stored below

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage,


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

3 cabin layout with mirror doubles aft and double forward. Saloon seating becomes good sized singles if required

2 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system

3 cabin layout with mirror doubles aft and double forward. Saloon seating becomes good sized singles if required

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Platform
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Danforth and Kedge)
10.00m of chain
90.00m of rode

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

French production boatbuilders Beneteau require no introduction from me, having been in business since 1884! The First 40.7 was initially designed by Bruce Farr in 1999 and very quickly gained popularity with nearly 700 produced in total. I would imagine they are probably the best known of the cruiser-racers, they still turn up in numbers at club regattas all over the country and as a family cruising boat they offer excellent accommodation as well as being fun to sail

This 40.7 has had a good career under RORC, from channel races to Round Britain and Ireland and she's crossed the Atlantic to take part in a Caribbean season. She has a comprehensive sail wardrobe (which needs an inventory when time allows) and has been updated and maintained in current ownership, now just in the yard due to ill health. The blue hull has been previously painted and does now require attention, there does not appear to be any damage but the paint is peeling.

The layout below will feel very familiar to most sailors. Everything is where and how you would expect it to be; a safe environment including a good galley at sea and plenty of space and comfort when alongside.

Again below she needs a little attention, the upholstery a good clean and general tlc but as on deck there does not appear to be any visibly significant issues here either.

She will remain ashore in a good yard (own work allowed but reliable trades also in situ) until sold so available for easy inspection.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Beneteau First 40.7 has been personally photographed and viewed by Corinne Gillard of Boatshed IOW. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

5 years

Why are you selling her?

Health reasons

Where have you sailed her?

English channel, transatlantic to Caribbean

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