40' 1996 Beneteau Oceanis 40 CC


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Make: Beneteau
Model: Oceanis 40 CC
Year: 1996
Length: 40ft

Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type:
Located In: Emeryville, CA

  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Center Cockpit
  • Designer: Armel Briand
  • Builder: Beneteau France
  • LOA: 40 feet
  • LWL: 36.75 feet
  • Beam: 12.75 feet
  • Max Draft: 5.58 feet
  • Ballast: 5300 pounds
  • Displacement: 18740 pounds
  • Total Engines:

  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 52 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 132 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 21 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:2
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 2

Additional Descriptions


Accommodations are comfortably laid out in a double cabin arrangement with One piece molded head compartment for easy maintenance - mid forward guest cabin, the central salon, navigation station, mid aft galley and after masters cabin.


The specification for the Oceanis 40CC: the design of an ideal long-distance cruising yacht for a couple, but with the capability of accommodating four or five people in the greatest comfort. Being on board a powerful, reliable boat that also has high performance is an essential part of the pleasure of cruising. The Oceanis 40CC's hull is remarkable for its long waterline, big volumes and efficient wing-bulb keel. As far as her construction is concerned, there are no compromises: the structural inner molding, glued and laminated to the hull, distributes any stresses from the rigging and keel. This technology combines reliability and strength and also provides perfectly finished locker interiors that are easy to maintain. One of the principal advantages of a central cockpit is the incomparable safety derived from the height of the cockpit, which is surrounded on all sides. There is a step of the coaming on the Oceanis 40CC to make it easier to get up the two teak- covered bench seats in the cockpit. Genoa and mainsail halyards and the lines for the two furlers are brought back onto powerful stoppers that free the halyard winch, whenever necessary. All handling lines are to hand. The Oceanis 40CC's deck is totally logical, simple and efficient, with steps in the transom (standard bathing ladder), life raft fixing point on aft coach roof, solid wooden bulwark the full length of the hull, as well as a teak rubbing strake. The numerous opening hatches and Dorade vents are positioned in such a way so as not to impede movement on deck. The chainplates for the upper and lower shrouds, which are positioned right against the coach roof, also leave the side decks completely free for easy access to the foredeck for the sunbathing area and the electric windlass. In the interior, the warm atmosphere (cherry or optional teak finish) on board the Oceanis 40CC is essential to a good quality of life on board. To starboard, the saloon table and the raised settees ensure a pleasant "sea view" from inside the boat. Opposite to port, is the navigation station: chart table with stowage, bookshelves, 16- function electrical control panel, and all the room you need for on-board electronics. In the forward cabin, your guests have a large double berth, hanging locker, many other lockers and an en suite head compartment. In the passageway to port, which runs alongside the large engine compartment, the Oceanis 40CC's galley has: freezer, refrigerator, double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressurized water, three-burner gimbaled stove and many cupboards and drawers. the master cabin, all the incomparable advantages of the center cockpit in terms of comfort and space have been fully exploited: large double berth with access from both sides, vanity-desk with mirror and lockers, large hanging lockers and your own head compartment with WC and separate shower. The Oceanis 40CC is the product of study into the expectations of ocean-going leisure sailors.


A Balsa wood cored molded fiberglass deck and cabin assembly have been bonded as well as through bolted to the deck flange via an anodized aluminum toe railing, which has been bedded in mastic. The deck was constructed by a closed molding injection system (glass fiber, balsa, synthetic resin sandwich). All areas of working and maneuvering on deck are molded nonskid. Solid reinforced areas are constructed at points under the deck fittings (winches, tracks, chain plates, cleats). The exterior of the vessel has white linear polyurethane painted finish. The bottom of the boat has been epoxy resin sealed and painted with an ablative anti-fouling paint.

Air Conditioning
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Cruise Air Model SH16
  • R-22 Freon
  • 16,000 BTU
  • Yanmar Diesel
  • 40 HP @3500 RPM 44 HP Maximum
  • Fresh water cooling / raw water heat exchanger
  • BALAMOR 51 Amp Alternator
  • KANASKI Transmision
  • GORI Prop Self-feathereing

ENO (3) burner gimbaled stove and oven-propane(2) WORTHINTON aluminum tanks are housed within a port side deck vented locker. TW-10lbs / WC-23.8 /DT-4 gallonsMAINETIC automatic solenoid propane shut off valve and control switch.

FRIGOMATIC 12VDC /120VAC activated top loading insulated freezer refrigeration food boxGE 120V AC microwave /12vdc outlets / Molded counter top Overhead lightRaised galley counter is fitted mid aft port within the walk away from the salon to the after cabin. The galley has an overhead hatch and opening side ports for natural light and ventilation

Stainless divided sink with mixed faucet / spigot / Under sink locker and trash container (4) Upper shelf pantry lockers / Silverware drawer / spice rack shelf.

Atwood model EHM11 10 gallon water heater

Navigation and Electronics

RAYMARINE 2010 Radar (12m) with OUOSTUS self-leveling radar antenna RAYMARINE Auto Helm Series Knot LogRAYMARINE Auto Helm Series Depth Sounder with AlarmRAYMARINE Auto Helm Series Navigation Data

RAYMARINE Highbred Touch Screen Chart plotter with GPS and Integrated SEA TALK Radar NAVTONICS Digital Charts Pacific West Coast

APELCO 5160 VHF radioSTANDARD HORIZON Matrix AIS plus GX 2150 all channel radio STANDARD HORIZON RAM 3 VHF microphone

Ground Tackle

HARBOR FAST High blade 45 lb. galvanized steel plow anchor attached to 300 Feet of (G-4) galvanized chain which is housed within a self- baling divided double hatched anchor locker fitted in the foredeck.

TRIAD 40# Danforth type anchor with section of 3/8" dia galvanized chain and 3/4" nylon rode

SIMPSON LAWERENCE HORIZON EXPRESS 12V DC capstan windlass LEWMAR foot activated up and down switches mounted on the foredeck.

Additional Information


BENETEAU owner's manualRAYMARINE equipment manualsLEWMAR winch service manualTAYLOR fenders w/covers (4) / Dock lines 5/8" dia braided (4) MARINCO heavy-duty electrical shore power cord

(2) Jerry jugs-(diesel fuel)Emergency tillerBoat brushAmerican flag and staffAmerican flag ensignLOOSE & CO. rig tensioning gaugePlastic storage boxes with miscellaneous /engine fuel oil filters, waterpump impeller, V belt Shop towels/cleaning supplies/service supplies

Garden hose and boat cleaning suppliesCockpit table/cup holderPERKO fishing rod holders (2)Bunk cushions 4" foam with designer cloth covers



(3) Battery banks divided for service to: 1. Engine start2. House bank3. Anchor windlass

(4) Six volt M/F batteries are placed in parallel for the House Bank (2) Six volt M/F batteries are placed in series for anchor windlass (2) Six volt M/F batteries are placed in series House Bank(1) LIFE LINE GPL 31 engine start battery.

(3) On/off neutral twist switchesWESTMARINE battery combiner and fitted with an in line SHUREPOWER multi battery isolator. BALAMAR HD 12V neg ground alternatorIDEAL smart regulator.

SYSTEM MONITORHEART INERFACE Link 2000R Systems monitorInverter / Charger / Amps Hour / Battery No.1 / Battery No. 2 / Status / AC In / Charge / Float


HEART INTERFACE Freedom 20 power inverter charger.Inverter Mode Input-12 V DC @ 200 amps Output-120 V AC @ 60 H ZCharging Mode Input- 120 V AC @ 60 H Z /22 amps Output- 13.5 VDC @ 100amps


MARINCO 30 amp/120V shore power plug-in connection fitted cockpit combing. ANCHOR MARINE BOAT CABLE Double insulated wiring.AC Distribution panel with AC voltage and amperage meterReverse polarity indicator / Labeled 5-15 amp individual circuit breakers protecting:



The BENETEAU 40CC is rigged as a modern moderate aspect ratio masthead sloop with roller furling headsail and in mast roller furling main sail with a working sail area of some 670 ft.2 ZSPAR Group Red Label out of silver anodized aluminum extrusion.4" x 9" mast section.

The mast mounts through the cabin top and is supported on one of the major ring frames below. The masthead is equipped with:

  • Wind Index

  • Wind Transducer

  • VHF Radio Antenna

  • Anchor Light.

  • A double set of swept back aluminum spreaders are fitted.FORSPAR mid mast steaming and foredeck directional light is mounted. Halyards are internally placed with leads for:

    • Boom Lift

    • Genoa #2

    • Spinnaker Halyard

    • Main Halyard

    • Genoa Halyard

    • Spinnaker pole topping lift

      The mast is set up with an in section main sail furler.The boom connects to the mast by a fixed riveted gooseneck connection. The boom is set up with an adjustable out haul / supported by a pipe vang. I= 48.25'J= 13.50'E= 15.67'P= 42.25'


      All standing rigging is of discontinuous s/s 1 x 19 cable wiring with swaged terminal ends, s/s turn screws, chrome plated bronze turn buckles, and s/s toggles connected to s/s head plate, or rod tangs connected to ring frames from the molded liner below.Forestay with roller furling gear-

      Twin backstays-Cap shrouds- Intermediate shrouds- After lower shrouds--

      Comments: all standing rigging was replaced 2012 by Jack SCULLIEN / KKMI boat yard. The rig was set and true. Standing rigging found without noticeable fault.


      Main halyard / Jib halyard / Genoa halyard- 1/2" dia braided Dacron line HARKIN roller furling headsail gear (2012)ZSPAR pipe boom vangBoom Topping lift-3/8" braided Dacron line

      Jib Sheets - color coordinated routed to aluminum rail tracks with (2) 3/4" adjustable roller cars Main sheet- 1/2" dia braided line with double block and tackle andLEWMAR travelerLEWMAR cam cleats.

      Comments: The roller furling headsail control lines and the in haul and out haul for the roller furling main sheet are routed aft to the cockpit for ease of single handling and are locked in place by (4) cam cleats. All running rigging replaced (2012)

    Sail Inventory


    • 120% roller furling headsail with sun cover

    • Main sail- roller furling- free footed

    • Asymmetrical spinnaker

    • Pryde Storm Sail
    Dinghy and Outboard
    • 11 Foot Achilles Dinghy
    • 15 Hp Outboard refurbished engine

    Additional Features

    • • 670.00


    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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

    Bill Adams

    Yacht & Ship Sales

    415-425-5099 - mobile
    415-484-1300 - office

    3300 Powell St., Ste 105
    Emeryville, CA 94608

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