Sunnybrook Yachts
130 Marina Rd, Suite 202 PO Box 546
CHESTER, Nova Scotia, CA, B0J 1J0
Tel:902 444 4500
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2008 Beneteau 40 Oceanis

location icon Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Year 2008
Length 40 ft

This is a one owner boat that is offered as an estate sale. The hull number indicates a construction date of 8/2008, but the boat was not sold by the dealer until 2010. The late owner had her launched each July in time for a month-long visit to his New Brunswick home. She made one cruise along the coast of Maine, otherwise she was used only for day-sailing about 6 times per season. This explains both the light inventory and the reportedly low engine hours. The owner always had a captain aboard who has maintained her. He is available to answer questions. 


Year Built 2008
Category Sail
Length Overall 39'10 ft
Beam 12'9 ft
Max Draft 6'3 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 54 hp
Displacement 18,200 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: #RCD-4JH4AX1
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 54hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 2008

White fiberglass hull and non-skid deck; gray boottop and cove stripe; black bottom paint; InterProtect Barrier coat; deep draft iron fin keel with bulb; spade rudder; walk-through transom with integral swim platform and shower; twin steering wheels; emergency tiller; large self-bailing cockpit with fixed drop-leaf table; expansive substantially flush deck; double lifelines with two gates; bow and stern pulpits; 6 hatches; 6 opening ports. 


The yacht sleeps 7 and has 6’6” headroom. She is the two-stateroom, single head model.

The yacht has a roomy vee-berth stateroom forward with hanging locker to port and bureau to starboard; The main cabin has a settee to port with the navigation table on the aft end of it; a very roomy ‘U’ shaped dinette is to starboard with a table that drops to make a large double berth. The head is aft to starboard, approximately amidships. It has a manual Jabsco head connected to a holding tank and a ‘Y’ valve, sink with vanity and separate shower stall. There is a double stateroom aft to starboard with a hanging locker. The room galley is aft to port. It features a 2 burner LPG stove with oven; large ice box with 12 volt refrigeration; double stainless steel sinks with cutting-board tops; Microwave oven (never used); and generous counter and locker space. 

The yacht has (the original) cream coloured fabric upholstery. It has been slip-covered in both staterooms to prevent wear. The cabin sole and locker faces are wood/laminate. There is a vinyl head-liner. Ports all have screens, blinds or curtains and the hatches have retractable screens. 


Optional  2008  Yanmar model #RCD-4JH4AX1; 54 hp fresh-water cooled marine diesel inboard. There is no hour meter but the engine hours are reportedly very low (IE: <200. See Broker’s Comment); bilge blower; single lever control at the starboard helm; three bladed ‘Flexi-Fold’ propeller. 

Electrical System

The yacht has both 12 and 110 volt systems. The 12 volt DC system is supplied by an alternator on the engine through selector switches to 2 – 12 volt lead-acid batteries thence to a circuit breaker panel and on to lights and accessories. There is an automatic battery charger. The 110 volt system is supplied by shore-power connection. There is a 50’ – 30 amp shore-cord. 

While the yacht has room for large ‘8D’ type batteries, it is currently fitted with smaller ones in keeping with its light usage.


US Spars aluminum mast, with in-mast furling, boom and fixed vang; stainless steel standing rigging; Pro Furl roller furling gear; 4 Lewmar self-tailing  winches: 2 X #46 sheet winches; 2 X #40 halyard winches by the companionway; internal halyards; main sheet traveller mounted forward of the companionway. 


By Neil Pryde: in-mast furling Mainsail; 135% roller furling Genoa; A-Symmetrical Spinnaker with ‘snuffer’ (reportedly used twice). 


All by Raymarine: VHF; Tri-Data Depth and Speed with repeaters at each helm; ST 60+ AUTO PILOT; wind instruments; ‘C’ series GPS – Plotter (needs repair). Two Plastimo compasses.


15kg stainless steel Bruce anchor with nylon rode and chain leader; Quick electric anchor windless; anchor locker forward; 9’ Zodiac DINGHY; 6 hp Yamaha 2 stroke outboard motor; outboard motor bracket on the aft pulpit; steel cradle (needs repair); dock lines; 5 fenders; life ring; Life-Sling; cockpit cushions; swim ladder;  engine & equipment manuals. 

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.