Beneteau First 40

Isle of Wight Out Of water, United Kingdom

£120,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

Beneteau First 40 - Port Tack
General information
Beneteau First 40
Used sail boat for sale (SOLD)
£120,000 GBP
Price comment
Offers considered
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Minx 3
Farr Yacht Design
Length overall
12.57 metres
Length waterline
10.67 metres
3.86 metres
2.49 metres
Air draft
6.04 metres
8,215,756 kg
Bulb Keel
Isle of Wight Out Of water, United Kingdom

About this Beneteau First 40


Manufacturer Provided Description

Continuing the tradition of the First 40.7, the current First 40 is clearly part of the new generation of larger Firsts: a sophisticated thoroughbred. Designed for cruising, but adaptable for racing, the interior layout is uncompromisingly modern and comfortable.


Minx is a relatively lightly used example of her type. She has participated in the Island Sailing Club Tuesday race series, Cowes Weeks, Round the Islands, one Windsor Cup and a small number of JOG and RORC races including the 2015 Fastnet race.

She has only cruised for 3 trips to Port Solent and one to the Hamble. She has been raced by friends and family but has achieved a number of JOG wins and a small number of Cowes week podium places. She has never been involved in a grounding or been damaged in a collision.

She has been wintered ashore at Kingston Wharf in East Cowes for at least 2 months every year. In 2015 the anti-foul and primers were removed down to the gel coat and she was epoxied with gloss finish VC Tar 2. The only anti-foul used since then has been thin film VC17m graphite which has been wet sanded and replaced on a yearly basis, last done March 2018. During the warranty period the engine was professionally serviced, much of the subsequent service work has been done by experienced crew members. The engine hours meter stopped working as soon as the warranty expired but her engine hours are low(approximately 500) as I can list every time, she has left the berth.



• Woodwork Blond oak

• Parquet type laminated floors


• Companionway in wood and stainless steel - Hung steps in molded wood with non-slip surface

• 2 Stainless steel guardrails


• Headroom 1.84 m

• Double bed (2.05 m x 1.60 m) - Foam mattress - Cover

• Hanging locker

• Mirror On bulkhead Forward

• 2 Opening deck hatch(es) with blind

• 2 fixed hull portholes


• Headroom: 1.86m

• 1 Molded shower tray

• 1 Manual marine toilet

• Washbasin with cold water mixer/shower hose under pressure

• 2 Mirrors

• Toilet accessories: towel rail - Rubbish bin - Paper dispenser

• 1 Storage space

• 1 Opening deck hatch with shutter


• Headroom 1.87m

• 2 Saloon bench seats - High density foam - Cover

• 1 Wooden saloon table - 2 flaps

• Storage - Bar cupboard - Cubby hole lockers

• 2 Stainless steel guardrails

• 1 Opening deck hatch with shutter

• 4 fixed hull portholes

• PVC White Arredondo saloon cushions and performance ivory upholstery.

• Lee cloths for convertible saloon berths


• Foam double mattresses with covers

• Hanging lockers


• L-shaped galley

• Stainless steel sink

• 1 Mixer tap cold water

• Sea water foot pump

• 2 burner cooker with oven on gimbal mounting

• 1 refrigerator within ice box 100 litre top opening - Drained by foot pump

• 1 Cutlery drawer

• Storage - Closed cubbyholes

• 1 Rubbish bin

• 1 Opening porthole in coming



• Engine YANMAR Diesel 40 hp

• Transmission Sail Drive

• Spinlock throttle control with removable lever - Key ignition - Control panel in cockpit

• Engine compartment: Soundproofing foam - Ventilation: 2 air intakes and 1 pressured air outlets

• 1 Alternator 12 V 80 Amperes

• 1 Rotomoulded diesel tank 138 L (between the 2 aft cabins - under berth) - Electronic fuel gauge - Low level alarm - 1 Deck filler

• Folding 2 blade propeller

• 1 Engine access through companionway - additional access through aft cabins


• 12V circuit

• 2 domestic batteries - replaced 2016 - 1 Battery for engine (110 Amps)

• Electrical panel 12 V (Breaker - Voltmeter - Water gauge - Fuel gauge - Battery warning - Fuel warning)

• 1 Socket 12 V

• Lights: Halogen ceiling lights - Swivel reading lamps - Adjustable spotlight

• Navigation lights LED: 2 Navigation lights forward - 1 Mooring light - 1 Prow light - 1 White stern light

• Galvanic isolator

• 240v shore power installation



Computer - PC interface at chart table.


Autopilot - Raymarine SPX Course Computer/Autopilot

Depth sounder

Plotter - Raymarine C7 Touchscreen plotter /GPS at nav station

Radar - Raymarine AIS 6500 transceiver

CD player - Alpine CD player / radio with iPod interface and 2 Sony speakers in saloon.

Wind speed and direction

Navigation centre

Repeater(s) - Raymarine i70 repeaters; 3 off at mast and 2 off in cockpit by helm.

Cockpit speakers



VHF - Icom M411 Euro DSC VHF



Asymmetric spinnaker - Hyde Sails midweight asymmetric spinnaker 2013.

Trisail - 2012 - unused.

Spinnaker - 2 off: Hyde Sails lightweight symmetrical spinnaker 2012 and Hyde Sails heavyweight symmetrical spinnaker 2012

Storm jib - Storm jib, 2012 unused - plus North Gatorback Kevlar heavy weather jib battened N0.4 - age unknown..

Battened mainsail - North Sails 3di 2015 - also Hyde Sails laminated Kevlar mainsail.

Genoa - North 3di #1, 2015. North 3di #2, 2016. Hyde laminated Kevlar double taffeta #3, 2012. Hyde battened Dacron #3 delivery sail.


• Tapered aluminium mast - 3 aft swept spreaders - keel stepped, with Dyform wire standing rigging.

• Socket fitting - Swivel blocks

• Boom in anodised aluminium

• Upgraded gooseneck fitting by Spencer Rigging - 2013

• Fixed boom kicking strap - Adjustment by 1/8 stepped tackle with blocks and strops

• Single Dyneema backstay - adjustable from mainsheet trimmer`s position (original wire backstay and Harken hydraulic tensioner included).

• Additional rear cockpit stays to RORC regulations

• Harken head foil on wire forestay

• 1 Mainsail sheet track in aluminium with ball-bearing traveller in cockpit bottom -

• 2 Genoa sheet tracks - Ball-bearing genoa car - Genoa sheet trim tackle - Return block with clutches - car positions adjustable from cockpit.

• Inhaulers for headsail sheets - adjustable from cockpit.

• Running rigging led back to cockpit :

• All halyards in Dyneema (main halyard replced 2017).

• Dyneema spinnaker sheets and guys

• Dyneema headsail sheets

• Mechanical vang with Dyneema cascade. Upgraded boom and mast attachments by Spencer Rigging in 2012.

• 3 double clutches to port - 2 double clutches + 1 Single to starboard

• 6 Sheaves each side

• Spinnaker gear complete with carbon pole for symmetrical spinnaker (with upgraded end fitting by Spencer Rigging in 2013).

• Wind direction indicator at masthead.

• Wire lifelines replaced 2017


• Aluminium winches Harken self-tailing:

• 2 Rigging winches (H 50.2 STA)

• 2 Genoa sheet winches (H 50.2 STA)

• 2 Spinnaker winches (H50.2 STA)

• 2 Aluminium winch handles

• 2 Winch handle boxes

• Self-bailing chain locker - Clench bolt - Hatch cover

• 1 Stainless steel bow fitting - 1 Removable roller (never fitted to date).

• 6 Aluminium mooring cleats - Stainless steel deck line protection

• Fortress fx23 anchor with 30m of 10mm chain spliced to 40m of 12mm anchor warp (never used).

• Danforth kedge anchor with 25m chain and 25m line still in delivery bag - never opened.


Webbing jackstays on side decks

ACR EPIRB at chart table

Fold flat harness points in cockpit

Inflatable lifesling and Danbuoy

2 foam lifebuoys

Stainless steel bathing/boarding ladder on transom.


Covers for mainsail and steering wheel in black fabric

Slatted teak deck top boxes and transom bar (included but not stored on boat).

Fenders (6) and warps

• Self-bailing chain locker - Clench bolt - Hatch cover

• 1 Stainless steel bow fitting - 1 Removable roller (never fitted to date).

• 6 Aluminium mooring cleats - Stainless steel deck line protection

• Fortress fx23 anchor with 30m of 10mm chain spliced to 40m of 12mm anchor warp (never used).

• Danforth kedge anchor with 25m chain and 25m line still in delivery bag - never opened.

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Yanmar 3JH5CE 40 HP
Fuel capacity
130 litres
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Passenger capacity
Drinking water capacity
200 litres
Additional Accommodation Details

• Cruiser Racer Model

• Design made following European Directive requirements and according to EC certification.

• Structural counter molding made with unidirectional fabrics laminated and bonded evenly to the hull

• Deck hull join screwed and bonded.

• Keel Deep draft keel - Cast iron with lead bulb

• Balanced rudder with wheel steering - Self-aligning rocker bearings

• white hull

• White coloured decks and coach roof

Cowes Yacht Agency are acting as brokers for the vendor who is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. These details are prepared from information provided by the vendor and are intended only as a guide to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and to have the vessel fully surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor. Details are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Cowes Yacht Agency. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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Broker/Dealer Information

Cowes Yacht Agency

Mr Neil Clifford
Isle of Wight
PO30 3HZ
United Kingdom
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