This 1989 Beneteau First 405 is a fantastic 40' sailing boat! She has been owned and loved by her present owners for many years and is hard boat to fault.” Great design, sails very well and the layout is hard to beat, all of which makes this a great value 40' sailing boat”.
The engine in this yacht is a Yanmar 4JH2, 44hp diesel inboard and in recent years it has been professionally maintained by a local engineer. The present owners bought this yacht in 1999 and have always lifted her out for the winter for seasonal maintenance.
This boat is in the marina - onsite, and you can view this with us 7 days a week. Please call us for further details and to book your viewing with us.
Draft: Deep keel 7’3”
Ballast 6,600 lbs.
Displacement 14.14 tonnes.
Built by Beneteau, France in 1989 and commissioned in 1990.
Designer: Jean Beret
White GRP hull with teak laid decks
Fin keel, spade rudder.
Wheel steering (larger than usual)
Sail area (100% fore triangle) 754 sq.ft.
Fuel 28 gal. in a stainless-steel tank
Fresh water 90 gal. in three tanks
Pressurised water system, plus sea water tap in sink
Calorifier and immersion heater
Fuel consumption – ½ to 2/3rds gph
Cruising speed 6 knots. Max speed 7 knots
Shaft drive to Gori 2-bladed folding propeller
Fresh water-cooling system
Furuno Chartplotter & Radar
4 x 12v batteries with separate service/engine isolators
Batteries charged by an alternator and a shore power charger (replaced last year)
Shore power has 4 outlets
Battman battery management instrument
Eberspacher D3LC cabin heating
7 berths in 3 cabins – 3 doubles and one single
2 x heads compartments each with a wash basin, WC and a shower
Polished teak and teak faced plywood interior
Blue velour upholstery
Galley with 4 burner cooker with oven and grill
12v large refrigerator
Double stainless-steel sink
Isomet anodised aluminium mast and spars
Stainless steel wire standing rigging
Slab mainsail reefing
Profurl headsail furling gear
1994 Relling running spinnaker
1994 Relling reaching spinnaker
Relling Mylar No 1 genoa
Owen Sails No 2 high cut furling genoa
Relling fully battened mainsail
Sobstad No 1 furling genoa
2 x Lewmar 52 self-tailing sheet winches
2 x Lewmar 44 self-tailing spinnaker sheet winches
2 x Lewmar 30 halyard winches
Lewmar 30 self-tailing reefing winch
Simrad Dataline echo sounder, speed and log
Robertson Stowe wind direction
iCom IC411 VHF radio, antenna & cable (new a few years ago)
Robertson Stowe HLD 2000 autopilot
Multi-function readout at chart table
25lb Fortress anchor, 45m chain & 12m warp
Simpson Lawrence 12v windlass
Manual & electric bilge pumps
1 x life-ring
Full navigation lights
Guardwires, pulpit and pushpit
Sprayhood (repaired this year) & dodgers
Warps, fenders & boathook
Varnished cockpit table (stored in port cockpit locker when not in use)
Some boat history:
The present owners have owned “Waterwitch” since 1999. In the early years they took part in some club racing but, more recently, the boat has been used for cruising, principally along the south coast and to France. She has only been used around a dozen weekends per year together with the occasional two-week holiday cruise.
A previous owner sailed the boat round Britain. After that, the previous owner cruised Brittany, the West Country, up to the west coast of Scotland and the east coast of England, via the Caledonian Canal.
The boat has a full service history.
Entering the nicely light and bright main saloon via the companionway, the U-shaped galley is immediately to portside, with a large u-shaped dinette area forward of that. There is a central door into the forward cabin and head, then to starboard (forward) there is a 3- or 4-seater settee with the navigation station immediately behind that, to your right from the companionway.
The forward cabin comprises a small double vee-berth with storage lockers over and a single deck-hatch for light/ventilation. To portside there is the forward head compartment with a wc and shower. There is a folding seat that comes down over the wc whilst showering and storage lockers beneath the side-deck. This compartment has a closing door on it and, to starboard you will find a unit that comprises a hanging locker, handbasin with lid and mirror over, and further storage cupboard below. The second door takes you back out to the main saloon area.
The U-shaped galley features a SMEV gas oven and four-burner hob in a swinging gimbal. There is a deep, top-loading refrigerator in the corner, under the worktop and then you come round to a workspace with cutlery drawer and cupboard under. Further round again is the sink unit with twin stainless steel sinks with chopping boards over. Below this sink unit there are removable hatches, giving access to the engine bay. Also situated here, aft of the galley, is the doorway to the main heads compartment (also accessible from the master cabin).
Opposite the galley and to starboard is the nav station with a single navigator’s seat and chart/work-table. Here you will find the navigation equipment. This comprises a Furuno chart-plotter and radar, a Garmin GPS152 plotter with a manual switch between the two, two Dataline Central and S/D gauges, Furuno Navtex NX-300, Battman amp. Hour-meter, Sony stereo radio/cd player, iCom IC411 VHF radio and Beneteau Electronics panel for all accessories. (PLEASE NOTE: none of this equipment has been tested by ourselves - we can only report what is physically present, not it's functionality)
The U-shaped dinette (convertible to a large double berth) lies forward of the galley. Combined with the settee to starboard, and the fold-out table tops that are either side of the mast, this provides ample seating/dining space for around 6-8 persons. There is concealed cutlery storage in the centre-section of the table and hanging lockers and shelves to both sides of this central dinette area.
Stereo speakers and clock (not working) and barometer feature in the forward bulkhead.
Moving aft, the owners’ cabin is to be found behind the nav station to starboard. This master cabin features a large vee-shaped double berth with storage lockers and hanging wardrobe below the starboard side-deck. There are two opening portlights for ventilation and a second door provides direct access to the heads compartment (which can serve as the main dayhead, or en-suite to the master cabin or both, depending on an owners’ preferences)
All-in-all, this vessel offers spacious and comfortable accommodation for 4 persons, but could also accommodate a further 3 persons with berths provided by the convertible dinette area.
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, equipment and/or accessories. 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.