Beneteau First 40

127,500 Tax Paid | Universal Marina United Kingdom


  • Make Beneteau
  • Model First 40
  • Year 2011
  • LOA 40ft/12m
  • Class Cruiser Racer
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Sail Drive
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 10
  • Cabins 3
  • Aft Cabins 2
  • Ancasta Ref 33560
  • Name Argo


Beneteau First 40 from 2011 to a 2012 spec year. A well equipped example of this proven cruiser racer, this Beneteau First 40 comes with the racing version carbon rig package, Carbonnautica wheel, rod rigging, deep iron keel and an extensive sail wardrobe. With good levels of optimisation throughout, 'Argo' is a great, turn-key platform for someone to jump into some more exciting racing or cruising. Afloat in Universal Marina, near Southampton and available for viewings 7 days a week at short notice.
Please contact Swanwick office on 0044 (0) 1489 854455 or email
Main Photo of sister ship.


BENETEAU FIRST 40 - 2011 #173
Stunning cruiser/racer designed by Farr Yacht Design and Nauta Design
Built by Beneteau, France in 2011 to a 2012 Specification

White GRP hull, deck and superstructure
Spade hung rudder
Carbonnautica steering wheel

L.O.A 12.58 m
Length of hull 12.24 m
L.W.L. 10.67 m
Width of hull 3.89 m
Air draught 18.00 m
Draft: 2.45m
Fitted with the deep draft iron keel

All figures approximate


Upgraded Carbon rig package from Hall Spars with two-spreader configuration
Upgraded fixed bowsprit to allow use of asymmetric and reaching sails
Carbon symmetric spinnaker pole for windward/leeward racing
Navtec hydraulic adjustable back stay
Upgraded 2:1 halyard take off for use with Code 0
German Main sheet system

Two Harken 50ST primary genoa sheet winches
Two Harken 50ST mainsheet winches with continuous mainsheet
Two Harken 50ST coachroof winches
Cockpit mounted mainsheet traveller
Adjustable genoa cars
Jib inhauling system
Boom cover in sunbrella (2017)
Guard wire sausages in black sunbrella (2017)

Original Jib and Spinnaker from 2011
Halsey Mainsail age unknown
Mainsail fitted on Antal luff slides
Ultimate Sails Furling max jib - 105%LP, lightwave PP (2017)
Ultimate Sails Code 1 + jib - 105%, lightwave CA (2017)
North Sails A zero Asymmetric NPL sport poly TF1 1.7NL (2017)
North Sails S2 spinnaker superlight/kote SK60 CTDR (2017)
North Sails storm jib polyester high visibility 10oz storm orange (2017)
North Sails storm trysail polyester high visibility 8oz storm orange (2017)

All figures approximate


Large forward double cabin
With double berth and adjacent seating. Storage under and shelves above.
Hanging locker

Heads compartment accessible from both saloon and forward cabin
With electric sea toilet, basin and shower

Saloon - with sofas either side and central table with folding leaves
2 x Pipe cots above saloon seating

Galley aft to port with 100 litre fridge (top opening), 2 burner cooker with oven and stainless steel sink.
Chart table / navigation station aft to starboard with navigator`s stool that tilts to stow.

Two double cabins aft - each with double berth, shelving above and hanging locker
Single pipe cots in both aft cabins, not fitted at this time but included in package

Light Alpi interior woodwork throughout with Skäi cream coloured saloon upholstery


Yanmar 3JH freshwater cooled 40hp diesel engine
Fitted with saildrive unit and 2 bladed folding propeller (new 2018)
Engine hours as of May 2017 approx. 140

12 V system
220V shore power system
220V Cristic battery charger 40 amp
2 x 12v service batteries
1 x 12v engine battery
12V and 220V interior sockets
Waeco 150W Inverter

Hot and cold pressurized water
Water heated by 220V heater and engine
Hot and cold cockpit shower
Sea water foot pump

130 litre fuel tank
200 litre water capacity (including extra water tank)
Holding tank


Em-Trak B100 AIS transceiver
Raymarine ST70 LS40 autopilot inc gyro and remote control
3 x Garmin GNX20 graphic displays
B&G V7 plotter in cockpit
3 x Garmin GNX120's on Carbon mast bracket
Garmin sensors, gWind race pack
Garmin GPS19x NMEA2000
Navicom RT 650 DSC VHF radio
Hawk VHF antenna
Iridium 9575 Satphone
1 x Standard Horizon HX851 Handheld VHF
1 x Icom IC-M71 Handheld VHF

Actisense NGW-1-ISO
Moxa EDS-205 Ethernet switch
Ubiquity bullet M2 HP
2 port serial device server

Electric windlass 1000w (not fitted)
Two anchors, chain and warp

Sprayhood and racing stack pack system
Fusion stereo radio / CD / MP3 player
Saloon and cockpit speakers
Navigation lights
Removable stern beam and cockpit lockers
Boarding ladder
Assorted fenders and warps

Fold flat safety harness attachment points
Smoke alarm
Kim throwing line and strop
Horse shoe buoy with light and drogue
One automatic fire extinguisher for the engine bay
Fire extinguishers
Flare pack Crewsaver offshore expiry 2020
1 x Manual bilge pump
1 x Auto bilge pump

All figures approximate

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