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2011 Beneteau First 40

location icon Warwick, Rhode Island
Year 2011
Length 40 ft


A true racer/cruiser with full amenities and designed by Bruce Farr, the sophisticated Beneteau First 40 does an excellent job of combining a fast and sea worthy hull shape with a very stylish and accommodating interior. This model won the 2010 Sailing World Crossover Boat of the Year award for good reason! Elation was outfitted with full OEM cruising equipment and manufacturer's options when she was first ordered, cruising the Caribbean for several years, including full, all cabin AC, roller furling, dodger, bimini, lazy jacks, an extra water tank, and VCR. The current owner, since 2015, moved the boat to RI with the aim to race her competitively, so Elation was converted to a racing boat with state-of-the-art sails, electronics, rigging and other equipment. This knowledgeable and meticulous owner has spared no expense in keeping the boat in excellent condition and continuously upgraded. She is in impeccable condition.  



Year Built 2011
Category Sail
Length Overall 40'2 ft
Beam 12'9 ft
Max Draft 8 ft
Cabins 3
Cabin Headroom 6'2 ft
Double Berths 3
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID BEYAE101I011
Keel Bulb Keel
Min Draft 8 ft
Drive Type Sail
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 40 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 36 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 85 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 21 gal
Ballast 6,610 lb
Displacement 17,412 lb
Bridge Clearance 63'4 ft

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 3JH4E
Drive Type: SailDrive
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 40hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Folding
Year: 2011


Interior is a beautiful Nauta design featuring Alpi Blond oak furniture and woodwork with Parquet type laminated flooring.

Forward cabin w/double V-berth with dressing chair & hanging locker

Large head to starboard with two doors, opening from both forward cabin & main salon. Full standing headroom, manual head, sink with hot/cold water and pressure shower hose, two mirrors, opening port and storage cabinets.

Main salon w/settees port & starboard & storage above, centerline folding table.              *(folding table has slight damage to  one corner). Lee cloths on both berths.

Wrap around Nav station to starboard w/chart table & desk - spacious area for computer & electronics. Features retractable navigators seat and storage above. 

Two large aft cabins with double berths port and starboard, each with hanging lockers and both an opening port and fixed hull porthole. Lee cloths for offshore sailing.


L-shaped on port side, w/ large stainless steel sink with hot/cold water

2-burner Eno gimballed propane stove/oven (new 2019)

Large top loading 12v refrigerator/freezer compartment 


Complete Raymarine system including:

Raymarine C90W (wide) plotter at nav station

2x ST70 repeaters in aft cockpit (wind/speed/depth, etc)

3x i70s (4.5") on mast (new 2018)  (wind/speed/depth, etc)

ST70 LS40 autopilot w/ control at helm 


ACR EPIRB in cockpit

VHF 49E & AIS Receiver 650 at nav station and second VHF in cockpit

Sirius radio with Fusion speakers below & in cockpit



12v/110v system with 2 shore power inlets (30 amp)

3 batteries: 1 engine/start; 2 house (Mastervolt AGM 160Ah)

Xantrex HF1800W inverter

12v sockets


Hull is solid resin-injected glass with vinylester resin below the waterline and balsa cored sandwich construction above the waterline and throughout the deck.                            EU CE Category A (Ocean) rating

Features removable cockpit lockers and aft beam.

Fully adjustable jib and genoa tracks along with a custom in-hauler system for close sheeting angles

Winches: Three sets of Harken 50.2 STA winches for halyards, genoa and mainsheet.                    (All winches rebuilt in 2018) 

Custom fixed sprit and carbon spinnaker pole with on-mast attachment and deployment

New rudder bearings in 2018

Cockpit shower

Outboard engine brackets

Swimming ladder


 Tapered aluminum keel stepped three spreader mast with rod standing rigging               (rod rigging all new in 2018) 

Removable genoa/jib furling drum for cruising sails...

Upgraded dyneema backstay w/hydraulic control in cockpit for easy handling - new 2018

Anodized aluminum boom

Fixed bow sprit - new 2017

Carbon spinnaker pole

All running rigging upgraded to high tech line, ie - spectra including adding an extra jib and spinnaker halyard (2x each) - 2018

Custom lazy jack system for mainsail with new cover - 2017


North 3Di Offshore Mainsail, J2, J3, A2, A3, Jibtop - all new 2017 (A2 new 2015)

North Norlite symmetric spinnaker

Dacron delivery sails  main and genoa


Yanmar 40hp diesel engine w/ Sail Drive (Sail Drive replaced with upgraded unit 2015). Engine hours - 635

Two blade folding propeller 

Quick 1,000watt electric windlass & control

2 Air conditioning units - Cruisair (16,000btu) for master cabin and main salon, second unit (7000btu) for both aft cabins. Separate 30amp shore cord power system added. 


Dodger & bimini (new 2015), mainsail cover (new 2017) w/lazy jacks.



New bottom paint - Baltoplate anti-fouling performance paint 


New Eno 2 burner propane stove/oven

2-blade folding prop replaced

2018: (in preparation for Newport to Bermuda Race, Finished 12th in class/47th overall

Upgraded masthead unit

Replaced continuous standing rod rigging, 

Replaced rudder bearings

All new Spectra running rigging including 2x spinnaker, 2x jib halyards

Lightweight Dyneema backstay with hand pump located in the cockpit

Sirius radio

Upgraded repeater instruments with large 4.5" color displays at mast

Lee cloths installed in all berths

Jibe preventer rigging

All winches rebuilt

EPIRB beacon installed

Completed safety inspection to qualifications for the N2B race

2017: (In preparation for Annapolis to Newport Race, Finished 5th in class)

New 3Di North sails; offshore main, J2, A1, A3, jib top

New Shaeffer TuffLuff Aero headfoil

New bow sprit

AIS electronics


New Sail Drive installed w/upgraded unit, SD21

New Raymarine radar

New North A2 spinnaker

Bottom & keel faired and sanded to a racing bottom w/Baltoplate anti-fouling paint




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

Contact Rick Fleig, listing broker

401-743-6318 Cell