Beneteau Oceanis 40

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INSATIABLE is a spacious 3 cabin, 2 heads version of the popular Beneteau Oceanis 40. Purchased by her owners direct from the factory in France she cruised the coast of Brittany and Normandy before working her way back to Scotland where she has been based since. Now for sale due to ill health INSATIABLE is offered with a comprehensive inventory including:

Original white gelcoat finish to hull and decks

Teak laid panels to finish cockpit seating and soles

Twin wheels

Yanmar 3JH4E, 40hp diesel engine with mechanical reversing gearbox

3 Blade, bronze folding propellor

Shore power

Battery charger

Eberspacher diesel fired, blown air heating system

Twin freshwater tanks with combined capacity of approximately 360ltrs

Holding tank

Raymarine C80 Classic chart plotter

Raymarine autopilot, ST6002 control head, S3 course computer and linear quadrant drive unit

Raymarine Depth, Speed/Log and Wind instruments

Icom M323G DSC VHF

Harken winches

Harken deck gear

Profurl roller reefing system

Roller reefing genoa

Slab reefing mainsail with stack pack and lazy jacks

Electric anchor windlass

Freshly antifouled the Beneteau Oceanis 40 INSATIABLE is offered for sale wintering afloat, available for viewing by prior arrangement.


Hull Construction:

Single piece hull moulding

Monolithic hull design in polyester laminate

Monolithic structural moulding internally, laminated and bonded to the hull moulding

Plywood bulkheads finished in hardwood veneer

White gelcoat finish to topsides

Underwater hull finished in black antifouling, applied September 2021

Deck & Superstructure Construction:

Single piece deck moulding incorporating coachroof superstructure, self-draining cockpit and walk-thru transom.

Balsa sandwich GRP moulding with stiffening in way of high load fittings

Bonded and screwed hull to deck joint

Deck moulding finished in white gelcoat with moulded non-slip texture panels on side decks and coachroof.

Teak laid decking panels to finish cockpit sole and seating.

Keel & Rudder:

Bolt-on cast iron ballast keel

Stainless steel keel bolts and backing plates

Semi-balanced spade rudder


Engine & gearbox:

Yanmar 3JH4E

40hp @ 3000RPM

3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.

Mechanical reversing marine gearbox.

Engine space extractor fan

Maintenance & Performance:

Engine last serviced late 2019, boat not launched in 2020

Cruising speed under engine 6kts

Propulsion & Steering:

Stainless steel prop shaft

Bronze 3 blade folding propellor

Fixed disc type rope cutter

Double steering pedestals port and starboard

Cable steering system

2x stainless steel steering wheels with leather covers

Emergency tiller


Raymarine ST6002 Control head

Raymarine S3 course computer

Raymarine linear drive


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power system

230VAC shore power system

Shore Power:

Single 16 amp connection

Extension lead to connect to shore supply

RCD protected system

Ring main, battery charger and immersion heater

Battery Banks:

Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, 140Ah, lead acid

Domestic Battery – 1x 12VDC, 140Ah, lead acid


Single engine driven alternator

12VDC, 80amp

Split charging diode.

Battery Charger:

Dolphin 230VAC – 12VDC, 25amp


12VDC auxiliary charging socket at chart table and in cockpit.


Fresh Water:

Pressurised hot and cold water systems

Mixer tap in galley

Filtered drinking water tap in galley

Mixer taps in forward heads, extending for use as shower

Mixer tap in aft heads

Independent shower fitting in aft heads

Deck shower – cold water only

Black Water:

Forward heads discharging overboard only

Aft heads discharging overboard via holding tank

Holding tank discharging by gravity or deck suction

Bilge Pumps:

Manual bilge pump

Electric bilge pump

Bilge Alarm:

Rule high water level alarm system



Single diesel tank

Plastic rotomoulded tank

Approximate capacity 200ltr

Fresh Water:

Twin freshwater tanks

Plastic rotomoulded tanks

Independent fillers for each tank

Forward tank approximate capacity 160ltrs

Aft tank approximate capacity 200ltrs

Total approximate capacity 360ltrs


Insulated tank

Heated from engine or 230VAC immersion heater

Approximate capacity 25ltr

Holding Tank:

Single holding tank

Plastic construction

Approximate capacity 80ltrs

Tank Monitoring:

Electronic level indicator for fuel tank and water tanks

Low level alarms for fuel and water tanks


On Deck:

Plotter – Raymarine C80 Classic

Depth/Speed/Log – Raymarine ST60+ TriData

Wind – Raymarine ST60+

Communications Equipment:




Galley Stove – ENO gas cooker, 2 burner, grill and oven. Gimbal mounted

Fridge – Top loading built in 170ltr fridge, with icebox. 12VDC air cooled compressor

Electric fridge drain pump

Double stainless steel sinks

Mixer tap


Manual marine toilet x2

Wash hand basin x2

Shower stall in aft heads

Shower sumps pumped overboard by automatic pumps


Eberspacher diesel fired, blown air system

Thermostatic cabin controller

Outlets in cabins and saloon


Overhead lighting throughout accommodation with LED bulbs.

Reading lights over bunks

Red lighting at Nav Station


CD/Radio head unit

Speakers in cockpit and saloon


Summary of Accommodation:

Double cabin forward with ensuite heads

Linear galley

Saloon with wrap around settee and central bench seat

Nav Station


Symmetrical port and starboard aft cabins

Accommodation Finish:

Interior design by Nauta Design

Joinery work below decks finished in Api mahogany veneered plywood with solid mahogany trims

GRP moulded waterproof heads compartments

Laminate soleboards

Moulded GRP headlining with vinyl panels

Vinyl hull lining

Marine mattresses on all bunks

Double density foam in saloon cushions

Curtains for all portlights

Blinds and mosquito nets for all deck hatches.

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Headroom 1.89m

Double V-berth forward (2m x 1.74m x 0.44m)

Shelves running the length of the berths outboard overhead on both sides.

Standing room aft of bunk with step up to bunk.

Short bunk level countertop outboard to port

Hanging locker aft to port.

2 opening deck hatches

2 hull portholes

En-suite heads

Forward Heads:

En-suite heads for forward cabin

Located at starboard aft end of forward cabin.

Manual sea toilet, mounted inboard facing, outboard.

Thwartships countertop forward with inset wash hand basin forward.

Vanity lockers outboard of countertop and toilet

Headroom 1.89m

1 opening deck hatch


Linear galley running along port side of saloon space.

Headroom 1.93m

Worktop forward with inset double stainless steel sink

Gimbal mounted gas cooker with crash bar centrally

Worktop section aft with top loading fridge beneath

Selection of lockers and drawers below worktop

Selection of lockers outboard of worktop


Located to starboard, opposite galley

Headroom 1.95m

U-shaped saloon settee wrapping around saloon table

Fixed height swivelling saloon table with fold out leaf

Starboard outboard facing bench seat located centrally

Opening deck hatch located centrally.

Nav Station:

Located to the port side aft of the galley.

Forward facing chart table with dedicated navigators seat

Storage for chart within tabletop.

VHF and ships switch panel located outboard.

Storage locker beneath navigators seat

Aft Heads:

Located to starboard aft of saloon

Headroom 1.89m

Opening portlight.

Port and Starboard Aft Cabins:

Symmetrical cabin layout

Headroom in both cabins 1.89m

Double bunks at aft end of cabin extending inboard below cockpit sole (2m x 1.53m x 1.33m)

Shelve running the length of the bunks outboard.

Standing room at forward end of cabins.

Lockers outboard forward with shelves and hanging space within locker

1 Opening hull porthole

1 Opening cockpit porthole

1 Opening deck hatch



9/10ths fractional sloop rig.

Deck stepped, double spreader mast

Silver anodised alloy mast and spars

Spinnaker pole (2014)

Discontinuous stainless steel standing rigging

Profurl roller reefing system on forestay for genoa.

Slab-reefing mainsail

Rod kicker

Halyards and reefing lines lead aft to cockpit.



Primary Winches – 2x Harken 46, two-speed self-tailing

Cockpit Halyard Winches – 2x Harken 40, two-speed self-tailing


Mainsail – White dacron, slab reefing. 3 reefs (reef 1+2 single line)

Genoa – White dacron, roller reefing. Owen Sails 2015.

Genoa – White dacron, roller reefing.

Spinnaker – Fitted new in 2014 with all rigging.

Canvas Work:

Mainsail cover – stack pack type cover with lazy jacks


Anchoring & Mooring:

Bower Anchor – CQR anchor on chain/warp rode

Kedge Anchor – Lewmar Delta – never used.

Electric Anchor Windlass – Quick vertical windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum

Mooring Warps – Selection

Fenders - Selection


Honwave 2.4m inflatable dinghy

Honda 2.3hp, four-stroke outboard engine


Stainless steel pulpit rail with forward step

Deck mounted stainless steel stanchions supporting double tier guardwires

Guardwire gates port and starboard

Stainless steel pushpit rails, split with transom gate centrally.

Single stainless steel bow roller fitting

Deck mounted alloy mooring cleats forward, midships and aft

Hardwood grabrail running length of coachroof outboard

Cockpit bench seating outboard port and starboard forward.

Cockpit lockers under aft section of seating

Composite cockpit table with double folding leaves, central storage locker and stainless steel grabrail.

Plotter mounted on swivelling nav pod under aft end of cockpit table

Moulded pedestals aft, port and starboard with built in nav display pods and magnetic compasses.

Thwartships bench seat aft with hinged central section creating walkthrough transom

Transom mounted swimming ladder

Outboard storage bracket


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:

Mast head anchor light

Steaming light

Low level running lights



Gas alarm – hardwired

Carbon monoxide alarm


Liferaft – Viking 8 person canister – out of service 2020

Liferaft cradle mounted on aft port rail

Horseshoe lifebuoy x2

Throwing line

Fire blanket


In this case we are acting as brokers only.

The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Contact The Seller

General Information

Berret Racoupeau
New or used
United Kingdom


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Yanmar 3JH4E 40hp @ 3000RPM 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Mechanical reversing marine gearbox.
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About The Seller

Mark Cameron Yachts

The Braes



United Kingdom

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