2008 Beneteau 40

2008 Beneteau 40 Cruiser for sale
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About the 2008 Beneteau 40

For a cruising couple in the Pacific Northwest, it doesn’t get much better than this two-cabin, ‘owner’s’ version of the immensely popular Beneteau 40. This CE Class A-approved world cruiser has all the features you need for safe, comfortable, and elegant cruising in BC and beyond.

Some of the most popular features include:

  • Full cockpit enclosure

  • In-mast furling

  • Two large cabins

  • Bright interior with great headroom

  • Espar diesel heat with hot water

  • Walk-through transom

  • 400 watts of solar

  • Reliable Yanmar engine

This two-owner Beneteau 40 has been well looked after, thoughtfully upgraded, and maintained and is ready for its next owners. The current moorage is assumable pending the marina manager’s approval in the desirable Fairwinds Marina.

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The interior living spaces were designed by the Nauta Design firm from Italy. A benchmark in the super yacht world, Nauta Design helped the Beneteau 40 achieve a balance of contemporary aesthetics, comfort, and functionality on board. With great headroom, large windows, and plentiful seating, the salon is an inviting and comfortable space.  

The owner’s version has two cabins which allows for excellent privacy and larger cabins with appropriate amenities. The aft cabin has a large queen berth with good storage and lighting.  The forward cabin has a v-berth as well as hanging lockers, shelves, and a changing table with a bench.

The salon has a large U-shaped seating area with a centreline table and a bench seat to port. Forward of the bench seat is the navigation table with an electric panel with battery and levels monitoring

There are well-placed opening ports throughout, allowing for lots of natural light as well as managing airflow as needed.  On colder days there is a Webasto hydronic heater to keep you warm. The diesel heater also heats your water for hot showers at anchor without the need to run your engine or use a generator.

The large head has plenty of space, great lighting, an electric toilet and a separate shower stall. It can be entered from the base of the companionway or directly from the rear cabin. There is also a heater outlet to keep everyone comfortable. 

The Cockpit

One of the Beneteau 40’s best features is the cockpit, and it will quickly become your favorite place, and not just when you are on the boat. With new cockpit cushions, seating for 10, and a full canvas enclosure, there is plenty of space to relax, read, entertain, and enjoy the experiences that only boating can provide. With dual steering wheels, you have great visibility on either tack while providing easy access fore and aft.  There is a large central table with folding leaves on both sides to maximize usable table space.  The walk-through transom door provides convenient access to the dock, if stern tied, as well as an easy way to access the water or the tender. There is a hot and cold shower wand in the cockpit as well as plenty of storage in the lazarette. All running rigging is routed to the cockpit for ease of sail handling and safety.

  • Full canvas enclosure

  • Dual steering stations with compass and instrumentation

  • Central pedestal with chart plotter, storage, and folding leaves

  • New cushions (2023)

  • Running rigging leads to the cockpit

The Galley

Compact and sea-kindly, the galley has plenty of storage as well as a good-sized refrigerator and freezer for extended cruising.

  • Vitri-Frigo, C1 30LDX06 w/DanFoss BD35F compressor

  • Force 10 2 burner stove with oven

  • Magma Stainless steel BBQ on the stern

  • Tappan microwave oven

  • Toaster oven

  • Dual stainless steel sink with cutting board inserts

  • Wine glass holder

  • 2 X 10lbs. Aluminum propane tanks in dedicated cockpit locker

  • Storage

Electronics & Electrical

All the standard navigational instruments you need to ensure safe cruising. Chartplotter with Navionics charts, depth sounders, VHF with DSC, and wind instruments keep you informed. Also, with 400 watts of solar, newer deep-cycle batteries, a newer inverter/charger, and efficient appliances, you have a great self-sufficient setup for extended cruising.

  • Radar/Plotter Raymarine E80 with AirMar transducers

  • Sounder: Raymarine ST60

  • Wind Instrument: Raymarine ST60

  • Auto-Pilot: Raymarine Smart Pilot with Lecombe, Schmitt hydraulic electric ram

  • VHF: Icom IC-M422

  • Stereo: Sony, CDX-GT510

  • Shore Power: 30 Amp/120 Volt single phase (W/Smart Plug)

  • Batteries: (6) Nicu 6V, AGM, FCD6-210AT 630 Amp Hrs Total

  • Siemens, VDO, multi-function display

  • Inverter/Charger: Magnum, MagnaSine, MS2012

  • Shore Power Charger: Xantrex, True Charge 40

  • Solar Charging: Epever MPPT, (4)100 w Go Power flexible panels

Sails & Rigging

Comes fully rigged and ready for cruising with a 140% genoa and an in-mast furling main, this is a desirable setup for short-handed sailing. The mast is a deck stepped and aluminum with 4mm stainless steel standing rigging and 1-inch solid stainless steel rod as chain plates.

  • 2X Lewmar 2-speed, self-tailing sheet winches

  • 2X Lewmar 2-speed, self-tailing secondary winches Port side is electrically assisted

  • Line Clutches: Port: (5)SpinLock Stbd: (3)SpinLock Mast: (1)Spinlock

  • Main-Sheet Traveller: Lewmar

  • Boom Vang: Hydraulic vang

  • Roller Furling: Pro Furl

Additional Items

Comes with a Mercury rigid hull inflatable tender with 4hp outboard on a stainless steel stern davit system.

  • Mercury hard bottom inflatable tender Model AA30003IM

  • Tender Motor, 2007 4hp Tohatsu MFS4BD

  • Anchor: Delta 44 lb.

  • Chain: 175 ft. 5/8” chain S/S chain grabber and snubber

  • Rode: 150 ft. 5/8” nylon rode

  • Windlass: Quick High Performance 12v w/remote

  • 400 ft of floating shore tie line on roller

  • Spare Bruce 35 lb anchor with 40’ of 5/16 chain and 300’ of 5/8 8-plait white with gold rode

  • 2 X Marinco 50 ft 30 amp shore power cords

  • Brass clock

  • Brass barometer

  • Miscellaneous boat supplies

  • Xintix, Fire Boy CO detector

  • Life Sling

  • Life Ring on stern w/floating line and Scotty buoyant light

  • Floating heaving line

  • Radar reflector(new 2023)

  • Miscellaneous nautical charts


40 feet
$ 225,000 CAD
Nanoose Bay, BC
Fuel Type
Hull Material

Dimensions & Other Specs


Overall Length
40ft 0in
Length at Waterline
34ft 0in
Max. Draft
6ft 4in
12ft 10in
Cabin Headroom
6ft 10in


Electrical Circuit


Fresh Water Tank
100 gal
Fuel Tank
53 gal
Holding Tank
15 gal


Single Berths
Double Berths


  • Engine 1 of 1

    Engine Make
    Engine Model
    Engine Year
    Total Power
    54 hp
    Engine Hours
    1895 hrs
    Engine Type
    Drive Type
    Direct Drive
    Fuel Type
    Propeller Type
    Propeller Material
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Disclaimer: Kelly Yacht Sales offers the details of this 2008 Beneteau 40 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.