Cabins: 1 master cabin (forward), 2 guest cabins (aft)
Berths: 3 x double
Large refrigerator with new electronic thermostat
Fully battened laminate sail with 3 single line reefs (new in 2015)
137% laminate Genoa with roller reefing (new in 2017)
2 x asymetric spinnakers, standard and large (new respectively in 2015 and 2017)
Selden extendable bowsprit
Raymarine Axiom 9 chartplotter (new)
Raymarine ST60 loch speedo, depth sounder and autopilot
2 x 110 A/h house battery bank
NASA Battery monitor
50 W solar pannel (new) and charger
HONDA portable 1.8 kW generator
About the Oceanis 40
” Beneteau Oceanis 40: this clean and purposeful cruiser won Best Midsize Cruiser in CW’s 2008 Boat of the Year contest.
Comfortable and stylish belowdecks and well organized topsides, the Beneteau 40 showed light-air performance on the waters off Annapolis last fall that hinted at good handling in a stiffer breeze and convinced the BOTY judges that this boat was a standout among the Midsize Cruisers.
The 40 is the latest in a line of new production cruisers from Beneteau. Its hull is straight from the drawing boards of Berret Racoupeau and features a fine entry, what BOTY judge Steve Callahan described as broad shoulders, and a fairly beamy transom under a wide cockpit and twin wheels.
Below, the straight-lined, modern interior comes from Nauta, the interior designer for the Beneteau range, which currently starts at 37 feet and includes a 43-footer, a 46-footer, and the 49-foot model that was a BOTY winner in 2007.
The boat the judges sailed in Annapolis was a two-cabin model with roomy aft and V-berth queen bunks, a head with separate shower to starboard at the foot of the companionway, and a compact, functional galley to port. Several opening ports and hatches provide ample ventilation and light, and the luster of the moabi mahogany woodwork is accented by off-white upholstery and panels throughout the saloon, making for airy and cheery surroundings throughout.
A roller-furling headsail and standard in-mast furling main make setting and dousing sails a simple task. Twin wheels provide good visibility of the rig on either tack.”
Cruising World, December 2007
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Well cared for by its only owner, this Beneteau was purchased in 2008, the year the Oceanis 40 was launched, winning numerous prizes and accolades from the specialised press. She spent the next 10 years in Discovery Bay marina, where she raced regularly, proving to be the perfect medium-sized boat for 2-handed sailing. On top of being a good racer, her sails being replaced regularly to enhance performance, Aegean also proved herself to be a comfortable cruiser thanks to her 3 double cabins, comfortable saloon, well-equipped galley and air-conditionning. Not only was she meticulously maintained over the last 10 years (the engine looks new, everything works), she was also kept under a purpose built boat cover, leaving the gel coat looking impeccable. Mooring options in Aberdeen, Kwun Tong and Hebe Haven. The ideal racer-cruiser for Hong Kong waters.