A Bruce Farr design, the Beneteau 40.7 is a real delight to steer upwind with little more than fingertip inputs required from the helmsman to keep her moving easily through the waves. They are fast and sleek with an impressive racing sail wardrobe.
The cockpit is big enough to race, yet compact enough for family cruising. Deep enough for security yet wide enough for efficient trimming. Expansive enough for a big crew yet small enough not to impinge on interior space.
The side benches are wide and comfortable to sit on while the sculpted side decks provide useful and comfortable sitting space while healing. The winches are well sized and effectively placed for efficient trimming.
Similarly the fractional rig looks and feels secure with all the real sailing control coming via a hydraulic backstay. Carefully configured to bend the mast and tighten the jib luff in unison this is about as simple as it gets.
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The interior layout provides sleeping space for six in three cabins - two aft and one forward - with additional facilities for at least two more in the main saloon. A substantial navigation station to starboard is balanced by the galley to port. A fold-down table offers excellent dining facilities. The heads, forward to starboard, are formed from white GRP molding with a shower / tap with hot and cold water.