• 2006 Beneteau Series 40

    Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40
  • Beneteau 40

Since the phenomenally successful launch of the Beneteau 49 and 46 this past fall, Beneteau has continued to strive to lead by bringing the most exciting designs to sailing.

  • 2006 Beneteau Series 40
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Since the launch of the Beneteau 46 and 49, Beneteau has continued to update their cruising range and now introduces the new Beneteau 40. Similar to her sister ships, the new Beneteau 40 was designed by naval architects Berret/Racoupeau with the stylizing collaboration of Nauta Design for the interior.

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Beneteau 40

In the cockpit, the BENETEAU 40 is appointed with two steering stations with navigation instruments nearby for ease of handling. The spacious and luminous interior of the Beneteau 40 is highlighted with rich, light colored select Moabi hardwood and stainless steel to create an essence of warmth and comfort.

True to the concept of offering the most exceptional livability, quality, cachet and value as found in her larger siblings, the Beneteau 40 was created by the collaboration of the renowned naval architects Berret/Racoupeau combined with the stylizing of the design firm of Nauta Yachts. This third member of the "next generation" of Beneteau’s launches another impressive, elegant yacht with great excitement."
From the sweeping, classically modern "muscle” of the deck line to the huge, twin wheel cockpit, the Beneteau 40 is executed to be startlingly attractive and superbly functional.

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Beneteau 40

The spacious and luminous interior of the Beneteau 40 is highlighted with rich, light colored select Moabi hardwoods, and many refinements, such as the generous use of stainless steel, add interesting focal points to a core of warmth and ease. With two commodious staterooms and an ample aft galley this yacht is sure to be perceived as providing sumptuous comfort.


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Beneteau 40

Standing rigging:
Stainless steel shrouds and stays
Genoa roller furling system
Stainless steel chain plates tied to the inner moldings w/stainless steel tie rods

Running rigging:
Running rigging is led to the cockpit
Running rigging comprises: 1 x Main halyard, 1 x Genoa halyard w/jammer & cleat on mast, 1 x Boom topping lift w/cleat on mast, 1 x Roller furling mainsail outhaul line and 1 x inhaul line
1 x mainsheet w/track, 2 x mainsheet traveller control lines
2 genoa sheets
Rigid boom vang w/tackle

Fractional 9/10 anodised aluminium deck stepped mast standard w/mainsail furling system
Twin aft swept spreaders
Anodised aluminium boom w/outhaul car

Deck gear:
Chrome finish Lewmar self tailing winches:
Two Lewmar 48 genoa sheet winches on coaming
Two winches on coachroof: 1 x 40 on port & 1 x 40 on starboard
2 aluminium winch handles & 2 winch handle pockets

Furling genoa w/140% overlap, reinforced w/anti-UV protection strip
Furling mainsail
Mainsheet led back to port winch
Furling genoa w/drum on deck, furling line led back to the cockpit to port
2 genoa tracks & adjustable cars
2 genoa sheet foot blocks

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Beneteau 40

Mooring and anchoring:
Welded stainless steel bow fitting
1 bow roller w/ permanent anchor stowage
6 aluminum mooring cleats w/rub strakes
Self-draining anchor rode/chain well w/hatch
1000 W vertical windlass w/ remote control

On deck:
Stainless steel open bow rail w/nav light
2 stainless steel stern rails, 1 port & 1 starboard
Lifebuoy holder, Outboard motor bracket, & Ensign staff holder
Vinyl coated double lifelines w/stanchions
Opening side gates in lifelines
Teak toe rail surrounding deck , 3 cockpit stowage lockers
All cockpit benches have teak inlays
Steering consoles will take navigation instruments
2 steering compasses, one at each helm position
GRP cockpit table w/2 drop leaves fitted w/locker, bottle stowage & SS handrail
Aft surface of table support serves as a bottle holder or can take a chart plotter (option)
2 waterproof speakers
2 winch handle pockets
Reading lamp w/12 V socket
1 shore supply socket to starboard
Self-draining GRP cockpit floor
2-bottle gas locker
Access gate to bathing platform by pivoting seat
Teak slatted swim platform
Swim ladder with teak steps to starboard
Hot & cold cockpit shower

Steerin system:
Spade rudder with s/s stock
Double helm position in cockpit aft: 2 x 36 inches dia. steering wheels
Emergency tiller access point & emergency tiller

Light toned ALPI- MOABI woodwork, soles w/parquet look

Owner’s cabin forward:
Headroom: 6 ft. & 3 inches
Double berth: 6 ft. & 6 inches x 5 ft. & 3 inches w/ high density foam mattress
Ample stowage space: large drawer under berth,
Locker w/clothes locker under hanging section
2 lockers to either side of berth, hanging locker
Dressing table w/mirror & locker
Large opening hatch with blind/mosquito screen
Opening hatch with blind/mosquito screen
2 fixed hull ports (1 each side of hull) w/curtains
3 halogen overhead lights
One 110 V socket beside dressing table

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Beneteau 40

Salon & companionway:
Salon companionway w/non-slip surface
For safety, it has two stainless steel handrails
Aft-facing chart table w/lid & wood fiddle
2 hinged lockers, closed shelf
Drawer & closed locker w/shelves under chart table
Fabric inner lining to side
12 V / 110 V electrical panel with 12 V socket
Navigator’s seat w/locker
Radio/CD/MP3 player w/two speakers
One 110 V sockets
2-seater settee with central armrest
2 closed stowage units and shelves along the hull
Port & starboard shelves w/stainless steel fiddles
U-shaped dining table/settee & 4 cushions
Stowage under settees, Salon table
Stowage along the hull
3 closed shelves along the hull
2 hull ports (1 port/1 starboard) with curtains
1 panoramic window w/folding blinds
1 opening deck hatch w/blind/mosquito screen
2 opening deck hatches w/Oceanair combination screen/privacy curtain
2 fixed side windows 1 to port with 2 port openings, 1 to starboard with 1 port opening w/pleated blinds
Chart table lighting: 1 overhead light & 1 strip light for white/red lighting
Salon lighting: 4 halogen overhead lights,
Companionway lighting: 1 halogen overhead lights,1 switch for halogen lights

Galley to port:
Rectangular stainless steel double sink
Hot & cold pressurized mixer tap
Gimbaled 2-burner stainless steel stove w/oven & stainless steel safety bar
4.55 cuft front-opening 12 V refrigerator
2 cuft top-opening GRP freezer w/12 V unit
110 V microwave oven operates off shore power
1 locker w/double door under sink & waste bin
Locker w/sliding stainless steel vegetable rack
2 closed shelves for stowage, cutlery drawer
1 shelf w/stainless steel fiddle
One opening port in coaming
Galley lighting: 2 halogen overhead lights, 1 light over stove, One 110V socket

Starboard aft head compartment:
One-piece molded head compartment w/separate shower w/double folding door
Manual marine toilet
21 gal rigid holding tank as standard
One FRP Washbasin+ wood handrail
Hot & cold mixer tap
2 large closed lockers, glass holder & locker under washbasin w/accessories
1 fixed side window w/curtain + 1 opening port
3 overhead lights & switch, 1 light over the sink

Aft cabin:
Headroom: 6 ft. & 9 inches
Double berth 6 ft. & 10 inches x 4 ft. & 11 inches
Two closed shelves along the hull
Hanging locker w/locker beneath
1 under-berth battery storage
Cloth inner liner on hull access door to head
Openings & lighting in each cabin: 1 fixed hull port w/curtain, 1 opening port in coaming, 1 opening deck hatch w/blind/mosquito screen
1 cockpit opening port, 3 halogen overhead lights w/switch, one 110 V socket

Fresh water: 95 gal standard
Electric pressure water pump w/filter
2 rotomolded water tanks fixed to the hull liner (52 gal under port aft cabin berth + 42 gal under fore cabin berth)
Two stainless steel deck fillers for water
Cockpit shower w/hot and cold water
Electric shower drain pumps
2 bilge pumps (one manual and 1 electric)
1 electric pump for icebox drainage
6 gal electric water heater

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Beneteau 40

Backlit electrical panel: 10 x 12 V switches + 11 fused switches + 4 x 110 V switches
12 V cigarette lighter socket
110 V double pole circuit breakers
110 V -12 V voltmeter
Water gauge & fuel gauge w/central LCD screen
Low battery and low diesel tank alarms
1 x 200 amp service battery vouchers
1 x 95 Amp engine start battery voucher
Battery charging: 110 V shore supply w/40 Amp battery charger & 50’ cable
80 Amp alternator coupled to the engine
12V battery isolator
Lightning grounding for the rigging
5 x 110 V sockets
6 reading lights, 14 halogen overhead lights
Bow & stern nav lights, steaming light, fore deck light
Anchor light/masthead navigation light
Wire conduits for options

Engine bed integrated in hull liner, soundproofed with insulating foam
Access under companionway steps through an opening supported by gas struts
Stainless steel propeller shaft w/GRP protection
Fixed three-blade propeller
Rotomolded 52 gal fuel tank w/electronic gauge
Seawater filter & diesel fuel filter/water separator
Engine panel w/integral key start in cockpit


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Beneteau 40

LOA: 39 ft. & 11 inches
Hull length: 38 ft. & 11 inches
LWL: 33 ft. & 11 inches
Beam: 12 ft. & 11 inches
Mast lenght (over water): 57 ft. & 91 inches
Displacement: 16,934 lbs
Sail area: 843 sq. ft.
Draft (deep): 6 ft. & 4 inches
Draft (shoal): 5 ft. & 2 inches
Fuel capacity: 52 gal
Water capacity: 95 gal
Engine: 40hp.
Auxiliary: 54hp.
Hull Design: Berret/Racoupeau
Interior Design: Nauta Yachts
Rig Dimensions:
I= 48 ft. & 10 inches
J= 12 ft. & 11 inches
P= 45 ft. & 11 inches
E=15 ft. & 8 inches

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