1999 Benneteau 400 40'We are pleased to offer this well kept Benneteau 400 for your consideration. She has had a life of adventure and she is not ready to give it up. This is a comfortable, blue water boat and is perfect for the adventurers to head to the Caribbean or across to the islands of Greece. This boat is well suited for circumnavigation while at the same time providing a high degree of comfort and safety. Its a pleasure to have her in our fleet of sail offerings!
Second Owner- Purchased in 2002 in Tortola
Watermaker (20 Gallons per Hour)
3 Solar Panels and a Wind Generator
Large Aft Cabin
Yanmar Diesel Engine -60 HP
AM/FM/Blue Tooth/CD Stereo
Propane Stove and Oven, Refrigerator, Twin Stainless Sinks
This is a great Blue Water Boat and a very comfortable live aboard. Call for a personal showing!
Capt. S. Lee Bowden Licensed Florida Yacht Broker Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales Lee@Manateepocketyachtsales.com 802-734-0757 cell 772-925-1173 home office 772-600-8535 MPYS office
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Group Finot
Flag of Registry: Canada
Hull Shape: Displacement
LOA: 41 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 9 in
LWL: 36 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Displacement: 18740 lbs
Ballast: 5300 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 55 ft 0 in
Total Power: 60 HP
Engine Brand: yanmar
Year Built: 1999
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 6437
Drive Type: V Drive
Engine Power: 60 HP
Decks and Equipment
The side decks are narrow for a boat this size, a compromise driven by the need to enhance living space below. The foredeck has a large opening anchor locker; it must be opened to step on the windlass switch and this is truly astute from the point of view of safety. The dual anchor roller is fabricated in stainless and is rugged and led fair. The deck opening through which the chain must run is rectangular with 90-degree corners on the boat; preferable and less likely to hang up ground tackle is an oval or rounded hawse pipe in this location. A dual-tank propane locker is recessed into the side deck with fume drain overboard. The topsides are protected by a stainless steel rub rail, an important cruising feature surprisingly omitted on many boats. A more serious feature often omitted on boats today is a planned proper location to mount a survival raft; happily, aboard this vessel there are sturdy attachment points designed to secure a life raft on the coach roof. The deck is joined to the hull with mechanical fastenings every six inches and 3M 5200 adhesive/sealant. The hull is fabricated of hand-laid solid fiberglass with an isophthalic gel coat to impair osmosis.A molded fiberglass grid is bonded to the hull to provide structural integrity, which includes reinforcing the hull itself and accepting torsional, compressive and tensile loads associated with the rigging and use. The deck is of sandwich construction, cored with end-grain balsa. The standard keel is cast-iron with a winged bulb and it is bolted to the hull; an aluminum mast is stepped on the top of the keel.
Spacious Salon and Cabin
Entering the saloon from the cockpit, the companionway steps are curved up on each side for improved footing on a heel. The interior saloon area is light and cheerful. A U-shaped settee and expandable table fill the starboard side. On the port side are a nav station and hanging locker. Aft in the passageway, to port of the engine area, is the galley -- comfortable, well thought out, with quick access to the cockpit and the saloon. A three-burner stove with oven is located forward to channel cooking heat and odor up and out the companionway.
Hanging lockers have ceiling liners at least to the waterline for protection against mildew and condensation. The forward stateroom has a double berth to starboard. To port are a locker and settee; a prospective owner might investigate reconfiguring the space for better storage. The bed of course has good capacity beneath in drawers. The head forward includes a shower.
Engine Space and Acces
The engine space provides terrific access to the 60-horsepower Yanmar diesel, particularly around the after end where you have to go to reach the stuffing box and transmission. There is a hatch built into a galley cabinet for side access. The companionway stair swings open on hydraulic lifts to give you the forward end. The builder indicates that the space aft of the engine will house a generator; this is attractive in terms of an energy consumption scenario, but the installation of a power unit in this location could limit access to the engine and stuffing box appreciably.
Aft Cabin and Head
The aft stateroom includes a very low berth along the bottom of the hull, wide and easily accessed from both sides. There is a small hanging locker, a small vanity with mirror and some storage. Two side opening ports, one transom opening port, one port opening into the coaming and two Dorade vents all provide plenty of light and air. The aft head is forward of this stateroom on the starboard side of the engine space. The head includes a shower in the toilet section.
1999 Benneteau 400 We are pleased to present this well kept Benneteau 400 for your consideration. Upon boarding her for the first time, I was impressed by the spacious cockpit and the aft deck. There is a good line management system making it possible to sail her solo and the life raft is positioned perfectly on the mid deck with easy access in case of emergency. Downsatairs, the boat is well thought out with a spacious salon and navigation station area. A "railroad style galley on the port side leads down to a very spacious and comfortable aft cabin with lots of natural light. There is a marine head and shower ensuite!. The for cabin has a queen size bed and setee as well as a hanging closet and in the boa is the second head.The dining area is quite large and can easily seat six to eight people and is close to the galley for ease of service! Like any boat of this age, there are things that could be changed, improved or updated, but overall, she is a very sweet blue water boat. She is fully equipped and ready to go with minimal maintenance. She would make a great live aboard yet is quite capable if you wish to circumnavigate the globe! Call for a showing and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.