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The Avance 40 was built in Finland and very close to the Nautor’s Swan and Baltic yards. Designed by the famed Sparkman and Stephens naval architects the Avance 40 looks remarkably like the Swans, also designed by Sparkman and Stephens, of the same era. Because of the same geographical location, some of the shipwrights that built the Avance had also worked on the Swans. You will therefore see many close similarities, not just cosmetically but also structurally, between the Avance and the Swan.
Originally commissioned in 1984, McINTOSH was sailed around Cape Cod and adjacent islands. In 1990 she was sold. Then in 2015 the present owner purchased McINTOSH and the boat immediately went to Yachting Solutions in Rockland, Maine, for a large refit. Details of the refit are noted below. Now the family is getting bigger it is time to move up in size, hence, McINTOSH is back on the brokerage market once again.
Because of the recent refit and the exceptional care and attention the present owners have lavished on McINTOSH she is in astonishing condition, especially given her age. Any discriminating buyer for McINTOSH will be well impressed with her and a viewing is highly recommended.
New batteries. New radar.
All opening and fixed ports removed and rebedded. All interior furniture re-varnished with up to 4 coats of matt and gloss Epifanes on appropriate surfaces. All standing rigging and fittings thoroughly checked.
New water heater. New B&G Zeus screen.
New head with new plumbing and valves. New Doyle Stack Pack.
Major refit at Yachting Solutions in Mattapoisett, MA, including:
New TDS teak decking.
All new electronics.
New LED lights.
New light fixtures.
New navigation lights.
New cushions, mattresses and covers.
New cockpit cushions.
New Lexan in opening deck hatches.
New steering cables and linkages.
New mainsail track on mast.
New genoa and mainsheet tracks and blocks.
New running rigging.
New diesel heater.
Solid fiberglass hull with white Awlgrip type paint
Double dark blue waterline stripes
Single dark blue sheer stripe
Fin keel with centerboard
Centerboard up draft is 5’ 5”
Centerboard down draft is 8’ 10”
Spade rudder with full skeg
Cored fiberglass deck with teak overlay
Teak overlay (new 2015)
Dark blue deck coaming stripe
2 x cockpit deck plan with bridgdeck between
Stainless steel stem head fitting with 1 anchor roller
2 x pair mooring cleats, 1 x pair forward, 1 pair aft, each with a fairlead
Anchor locker in the bow with deck hatch access
2 x cockpit lockers, 1 x each side, plus an additional locker under the helmsman’s seat
Aluminum anodized toe rail
Stainless steel bow and stern rails
Stainless steel stanchions
1 x 19 stainless steel wire double lifelines (2015)
Lifeline gates port and starboard
Additional gate in the stern rail with a stainless steel fold up swim ladder
Maxwell windlass on deck with chain gypsy and anchor rode winch
Foot switch next to the windlass to help raise the anchor
Running rigging leads aft from the mast to a gang of 3 line-stoppers on the starboard side of the companionway and then to a winch
Black anodized genoa tracks, each with single sheep lead block
2 x double deck sheet turning blocks aft, 1 x each side
Black anodized mainsheet track with a 4:1 purchase for the traveler
Mainsheet is on a 4:1 system with the mainsheet leading to a winch on the starboard side of the bridgedeck
Traveler lines each side lead back to a line stopper
2 x winch handle pockets forward end of aft cockpit
2 x storage boxes inside aft cockpit coamings for small items
Selden spinnaker pole and whisker pole, both of which have stainless steel mounts on the foredeck.
Centerboard pennant is led aft along the port side to its own captive winch
Pedestal for the wheel
Stainless steel pedestal guard tall enough to anchor the chart plotter
Stainless steel wheel
All self-tailing, 2 speed, Lewmar
1 x #40, halyard
1 x #44, mainsheet
2 x #54, primary
2 x #43, secondary
Sleeps 4 in 2 separate sleeping cabins. Sleeps 3 more, 1 in the pilot bunk and 2 on the saloon settees for a total of 7. Varnished teak furniture throughout with teak and holly cabin soles and vinyl covered overhead panels.
Located in the bow with a “V” berth and removable filler. Overhead storage lockers port, starboard and forward. Aft to port and starboard are additional lockers. There is a single seat aft to starboard. Storage is under the bunks.
Located immediately after of the forward cabin on the starboard side. Manual Groco head with holding tank and deck discharge. Fiberglass sink aft with hot and cold pressure water and telephone type shower. Two lockers outboard. One locker under the sink. Teak grate in the sole.
Immediately after of the head is the main saloon. On the port side is a straight settee with a pilot berth outboard of it. Each has fittings for a lee cloth. There is storage behind the settee backrests. Opposite, on the starboard side, is a “U” shaped settee with storage behind the backrest. There are shelves and lockers outboard. On the centerline is a teak table with folding leaves port and starboard. The water tanks are underneath the settees. Forward on the port side and opposite the head is additional storage.
Located after of the main saloon on the starboard side. “U” shaped. There is storage outboard behind black plexiglass sliding doors. There are lockers above the double stainless steel sinks aft to store wet dishes in a rack that drains to the sinks below. Additional lockers are under the sink and forward and inboard. Inboard are 3 shelves. Outboard and forward is a top loading fridge. Outboard and aft is an additional insulated top loading ice box. There is a 3 burner propane stove with oven outboard with a crash bar and eyes to attach a belt for the chef while under way.
Located immediately opposite the galley and on the port side. Forward facing. There are drawers forward and underneath the desk. There is a lid on the desk accessing chart storage underneath. Outboard is the electrical panel together with navigation and communication electronics.
Located in the aft end of the boat. Accessed on the port side. Single bunk to port and a single bunk to starboard. Against the forward bulkhead is a fiberglass sink with hot and cold pressure water. Over and under the sink two more lockers. Aft are two lockers underneath the cockpit sole. Another locker is outboard and over the starboard bunk.
The engine space is accessed underneath the companionway steps.
Bukh diesel engine with 35HP
The engine has a large flywheel and a decompression lever to allow a hand crank to occur
Two blade folding propellor
Line cutter on the propeller shaft
Single lever engine control mounted on the port side coaming in the cockpit together with engine instruments.
Pressure hot and cold water in the galley, forward head and aft cabin sink
Kuuma 6 gallon water heater with expansion tank
Water heated via engine.
Water heater has the capability of AC powered heating if desired
Telephone style deck shower with hot and cold water located in the starboard side of the cockpit
4 x opening deck hatches
3 x opening ports
3 x dorade vents each with a stainless steel protective rail
Electric fan in forward cabin
Espar heater with independent diesel tank
Duct work for the diesel heater goes to all cabins including the head
120volt AC shore power
120volt, 30amp shore power deck connector and shore power cord
12volt DC system
Electrical panel at nav station
2 x Lifeline GPL 4DL house batteries
1 x Northstar battery for engine start
Inverter to power an AC outlet in the galley
3 x B&G H5000 mfd’s on mast under gooseneck
1 x B&G H5000 mfd in cockpit
1 x B&G H5000 mfd in nav station
B&G radar with 20” dome mounted on mast
Robertson 22 autopilot with wireless key fob control
Aluminum anodized fractional mast
Aluminum anodized boom
A mix of stainless steel rod and 1 x 19 stainless steel standing rigging
Backstay with Sailtech hydraulic adjuster
Racing Equipment sold boom vang
Aluminum Selden spinnaker pole with stowing fittings on deck
Aluminum Selden strut with stowing fittings on deck
Doyle Bluewater, fully battened, cruising mainsail with Stack Pack
Doyle Bluewater, 110% jib
Storm jib with sheets, hanks onto the inner forestay
Stainless steel anchor chain
Paul Luke Fisherman style anchor dis-assembled and stored under the salon sole. It was removed, resurfaced and repainted in 2016.
Danforth stern anchor in the aft lazarette.
Inner chain plate on foredeck for inner forestay and staysail attachment
Spray hood over companionway entrance
Custom toast Sunbrella sunshade that covers the aft cockpit
Custom large Sunbrella sunshade for deck
Custom toast Sunbrella windscoop for the large forward hatch
Stainless steel Magma BBQ grill that mounts onto the sternrail and is plumbed to the propane tanks in the starboard lazarette, includes a toast Sunbrella cover
Cockpit table folds against pedestal
Outboard engine bracket on stern rail
Weems and Plath clock on main bulkhead
Weems and Plath barometer on main bulkhead