This First 40.7 combines a sleek and sophisticated racer with all the comforts of a luxurious cruiser (PHRF 71) and has custom features too many to list. If you are looking for a boat that can put the miles quickly behind you in comfort. Her Bruce Farr designed hull and powerful rig provide excellent performance.
The First 40.7 is an excellent boat whether you're on the race course or if you just want to get to the next harbor a little more quickly than usual. Her extra-roomy cockpit features removable lockers that provide more space and less weight for racing.
The First 40.7 has 3 double cabins, all fitted with a hanging locker, cupboard and shelves. The forward cabin is ventilated by a large opening hatch and has its own entrance to the heads compartment. As for the two aft cabins, here again an opening hatch provides excellent ventilation. You never know, this First 40.7 could well be your first step to an offshore race!
Builder: Beneteau Designer: Farr Yacht Design
LOA: 39'3" LWL: 34'10" Beam: 12'3"
Displacement: 15211 Draft: 6'2" Ballast: 5950
Engine(s): Volvo Engine(s) HP: 30 (Rebuilt by Volvo 2011)
Upgraded fridge unit and plate w digital thermostat (2007)
Added Engel Freezer 110v/12v) Custom installation under Nav seat. (2007)
E80 Raymarine at helm with 2kw Radar (2010)
Nexus Displays 2 jumbos, 2 multis, 1 wind (2010)
Raymarine ST 6001 Autopilot with its own compass and S100 remote (2010)
Raymarine SR6 Sirius XM Weather receiver (2011)
Garmin AIS 600 Transponder (2011)
Icom M4025 VHF with cockpit ram mic (2010)
ACR EPIRB (Serviced 2012)
Globalstar Satellite Phone w hands free kit
Clarion Stereo w ipod connector
3x Group 31 AGM (2011)
1X Group 27 Flood (2011)
ProWatt 1000 watt inverter (2011)
4X Florescent lights with red/white lights
LED OGM trilight/strobe/anchor light with photo cell
2nd set of navigation lights on deck to meet ORC regs
All overhead cabin lights converted to LEDs (2012)
Sails & Rigging
2012 Dyneema main and Storm Trisail halyards
2012 Dyneema Solent stay and halyard
2006 All hi-tech halyards, sheets, etc.
Navtec hydraulic backstay tensioner (Rebuilt 2016)
2006 Strong track system on mast
North Full Battened Cruising Main
North 3DL Marathon Race Main ORC
North 105 Kevlar Jib ORC
North 85 Heavy weather jib (2011)
Storm Jib ORC
Storm Trisail ORC
3/4 oz symmetrical Spinnaker ORC
1 1/2 oz Asymmetrical Spinnaker
Numbered weather clothes
Inboard Genoa Tracks and cars (Upgraded 2006)
Outboard Genoa/Spinnaker Tracks (Added 2006)
Harken Big Boat Traveller (2006)
Full set of Jacklines ORC regs
Horseshoe life ring
MOM8a (serviced 2011)
All the headsails have been modified to hoist on either the headstay foil or the solent stay (via soft shackle hanks) per ORC regs.
Dodger with hand rails on sides and back and cockpit awning with full insect netting (2007)
Sapphire blue sunbrella dodger cover (2015)
Sapphire blue sunbrella sail cover (2015)
Climma reverse cycle A/C 12,000 BTU Aft 10,000 BTU Forward (2006)
Hella cabin fans
Full set of engine and generator spares
5 Gallon hot water heater 110V and engine driven
This well maintained yacht, having participated in several Bermuda Races, has been thoroughly inspected and all safety gear is present for participating in Category 1 offshore races. The headsails have been modified to hoist on either the headstay foil or the solent stay (via soft shackle hanks) per ORC regs.
Racing aficionados will not be disappointed with Bruce Farr & Associates' First 40.7 hull. It has an efficient layout, ergonomic cockpit, and impressive sail plan. For those who would rather cruise, the optional removable cockpit lockers, easy to handle furling genoa, fully battened mainsail, and moderate draft, all make the First 40.7 an extremely versatile boat. Structurally, only the best possible performance features have been adopted: injected carbon - vinylester rudder blade; composite rudder stock (with self-aligning upper and lower rudder bearings); and glassed inner structure for rigidity, weight saving, and optimal distribution of stresses from the rigging, keel, and helm. The large wheel is leather covered. The helmsman's seat is slatted teak. The genoa has an efficient sheeting angle of 10 degrees and comes equipped with Lewmar racing ball bearing cars (the mainsail car is the same). The sidedecks are wide and almost level with extremely efficient nonskid, handrails are always within arms reach, and the foredeck is completely uncluttered. The nav station has an expansive chart table and plenty of shelves and lockers - fine craftsmanship is evident throughout. The electronics panel is slightly curved for maximum instrument viewing. Behind the curved navigator's seat lies a storage shelf perfect for charts, binoculars, and gear. To port, the L-shaped galley is ideal for cooking whether underway or at an anchorage. Galley equipment includes a stainless steel double sink with pressurized hot and cold water, a large 12V refrigerator, gimbaled stove, and plenty of space for storage. The salon is comfortable and is enhanced by plenty of light and ventilation. The settees invite the entire crew to relax, comfortably seating six around the inlaid table. The curved lockers and shelves behind the settees are not only elegant but thoroughly functional. The head is to starboard and forward of the salon. It is fully lined and fitted with a marine toilet, wash basin with shower unit, a hanging locker, and plenty of room for storage. Perfect for offshore racing or extended voyages, the First 40.7 has three sleeping cabins, all with hanging lockers and plenty of shelves. The forward cabin has a private entrance to the head and is ventilated with a large overhead hatch. The two aft cabins also have plenty of ventilation and large berths that are produced in two parts so that leeboards can be installed.