Sail California
1070 Marina Village Parkway Suite 108
Alameda, California, US, 94501
Tel:(562) 684-3040 or (510)522-2153
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2001 Beneteau First 40.7

location icon Alameda, California
Year 2001
Length 40 ft

The Beneteau First 40.7 – a Cruising World Magazine boat of the year - combines a sleek and sophisticated racer with all the comforts of a luxurious cruiser. Her Bruce Farr- designed hull and powerful triple spreader fractional rig provide excellent performance on the racecourse and in passage making. The extra-roomy cockpit features removable lockers that provide more space and less weight for racing. Standard equipment includes a tall fractional rig, high-performance keel and premium deck hardware.

The First 40.7's have a very successful racing track record but many owners love them for performance cruising. With a CE Navigation "A" rating she'll take you safely anywhere and you will get there quickly!  Everlong has several upgrades that enhance her cruisability and race readiness, including a Farr designed rudder and bearings set recently installed, Aqua Marine soft teak decking in the cockpit, vectran hiking pad covered lifelines, plus extensive electronics and navigation.

Her interior layout is light and airy with a nice balance between her well maintained varnished joinery and sole and white surfaces.  She’s very well set up for short and long distance cruising with a V-Berth cabin forward and port and starboard aft cabins, all with double beds. The salon has long sofas and a center fold down table with an L-shaped galley to port and navigation station to starboard.

From her topsides and deck to her interior, Everlong has been very well maintained.  You would be hard pressed to find a better all around performance cruiser and very capable racer than the Beneteau  First 40.7 -  as proven by her popularity both in the US and in Europe.


Year Built 2001
Category Sail
Length Overall 39'3 ft
Beam 12'3 ft
Max Draft 7'5 ft
Cabin Headroom 6'5 ft
Double Berths 1
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID BEY82412H102
Keel Fin Keel
Drive Type Sail
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 30 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 34 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 84 gal
Dry Weight 15,211 lb
Ballast 5,950 lb
Displacement 15,211 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Volvo
Model: Penta MD2030
Drive Type: SailDrive
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 30hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze, Folding
Spars & Rigging
  • Triple spreader Sparcraft 9/10 tapered mast.
  • Anodized aluminum boom.
  • Carbon spinnaker pole with canvas cover
  • Harken adjustable spinnaker pole track on mast

  • Rod standing rigging
  • Harken carbon headstay foil 
  • Padded canvas shroud turnbuckle covers

  • Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Sparcraft rigid boom vang
  • Harken Mark III roller furler system (in storage)
  • 2 spinnaker halyards

  • New Farr designed rudder & bearings (approx. 2014) 
  • Main and jib halyards

  • Topping lift and foreguy lines for spinnaker pole

  • Spinnaker gear & blocks 
  • Rigging spares kit
Deck Layout and Hardware
  • Stainless steel stem head anchor roller.
  • Self-bailing anchor locker.
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit with navigation lights.
  • Varnished wood toe rail along the hull-deck junction
  • Aluminum mooring cleats
  • Stainless steel stanchions with semi-recessed bases.
  • Vectran lifelines with padded hiking pads
  • 2 Lewmar 44ST power main sheet winches 

  • 2 Lewmar 54ST cockpit winches

  • 1 Lewmar 44ST port cabin top winch

  •  1 Lewmar 44ST power stbd cabin top winch 


  • 3 port/3 stbd Lewmar rope clutch bank cabin top

  • Additional 3 port/2 stbd sppinlock rope clutches cabin top.

  • Main and Jib halyards have secondary Spinlock rope clutch in line.

  • Lewmar mainsheet traveler located in cockpit just forward of binnacle

  • Lewmar adjustable jib/genoa track and cars

  • Removable cockpit seat lockers.
  • Teak helmsman seat.
  • Teak slatted cockpit seats and removable lockers
  • Aqua Marine soft teak decking in cockpit
  • Aft lockers: port for propane bottle, starboard for stowage.
  • Life raft compartment below helm seat.
  • Stainless steel aft pulpit with aft pulpit opening lifelines
  • Stern light on pulpit.
  • Teak slatted bathing platform
  • Stainless steel bathing ladder
Electronics, Navigation and Instrumentation
  • Standard Horizon matrix GX 2000 VHF/AIS enabled radio with additional helm mic - Ram 3
  • Alpine SXM1458T Sirius XM CD receiver with RUE-4202 remote
  • Raymarine course computer AST 400G
  • Raymarine ST60+ wind displays (1 mounted on each side of binnacle
  • Raytheon ST60 depth and speed displays (2 mounted on each side of binnacle)
  • Raymarine GPS
  • Raymarine autopilot and remote
  • Red nav table light
  • 6”Ritchie power damp compass mounted on top of binnacle
  • Group 31 AGM starting battery
  • 2 x 12v group 24 West Marine close cell house batteries - 10/2018
  • Xantrex Freedom X 2000 battery monitor/charger
  • Prosport 6 battery charger


Sail Inventory
  • Sobstad Carbon Laminate Mainsail 
  • Doyle Stratis J3 - 2018
  • Doyle Stratis J3 - 2018
  • Hogan carbon laminate #4 jib with vertical battens 2016?
  • .75 North contender nylon Assym spinnaker 
  • .6 North Airx runner 
  • Ullman 2015 runner (built for J124) 




  • Headroom 6'5"
  • Settee with cushions and back rests (settee length - 6'3")
  • Lockers above the seat-backs
  • Stowage in the settee backrests
  • Bar in settee backrest to starboard
  • (1) Lewmar opening hatch with blind
  • (2) Fixed hull portholes
  • Grabrails with built-in blinds
  • Salon table

Forward Cabin

  • Headroom 6'2"
  • Double v-berth (7'3" x 5'9")
  • Storage under berth
  • Lockers alongside hull
  • Hanging locker
  • Opening Lewmar deck hatch
  • Reading lights
  • Ceiling lights
  • Adjoining marine head with pullout shower

Aft Cabins

  • Headroom 6'3"
  • Double berth (6'7" x 5'4")
  • Hanging locker
  • Locker along the hull
  • Stowage space under berth
  • Storage shelves at head of bed
  • Overhead light
  • Opening Lewmar portholes



  • Top loading Ice box with Fridgeboat model Frigomatic AV 35 F cold plate/freezer
  • Eno 2 burner stove top / oven
  • Double stainless sinks with hot/cold pressure water
  • Shower sump pump
  • Ice box drain pump
  • Isotemp stainless steel water heater - 9 gallon
  • Frigidair dehumidifier
  • Lewmar opening porthole
Additional Equipment
  • Bosun's chair
  • Stern canvas cover
  • 2 harken one touch winch handles
  • 2 lewmar one touch winch handles
  • UV Cover for leaving furled jib on forestay
  • Mast head windex
  • 2 spare lifeline stanchions
  • Perfex lee cloths on port and stbd salon settee bunks
  • Blue leather wheel cover
  • Pioneer cockpit speakers        
  • Lifesling
  • Jon bouy/Dan bouy inflatable horseshoe/mob pole mounted on stern
  • 2 x Ronstan sheet bags mounted on companion way
  • 4 x ronstan cup holders and 2 winch handle pockets mounted in cockpit
  • Hardware for mounting dodger
  • Lifesling MOB lifting block and tackle
  • Canvas covers for deck hatches and companion way 
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Bill Colombo | (510) 523-8500 (o) | (510) 773-8015 (m) |