Fleet

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.


Yacht Instruments
  • Wind Speed/Direction: Yes
  • Depth Gauge: Yes
  • Knot Log: Yes
  • Radar: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
  • icon Stove (LPG)
  • Half-Day
    (Mon-Fri)
    $375
  • WEEKDAY
    (9am-8am)
    $505
  • WEEKEND/HOLIDAY
    (9am-8am)
    $595
  • WEEKENDER
    (Fri 4pm - Mon 8am)
    $1070

OCSC Club Members enjoy the benefit of renting from our fleet of over 50 yachts.

OCSC Club Members enjoy the benefit of renting from our fleet of over 40 yachts.
Member Prices below. Please inquire for retail pricing.

Weekday

3 hours
$814
4 hours
$946
5 hours
$1217
6 hours
$1349
7 hours
$1481
8 hours
$1613

Weekend/Holiday

3 hours
$1051
4 hours
$1183
5 hours
$1315
6 hours
$1447
7 hours
$1579
8 hours
$1711

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