BENETEAU OCEANIS 440
BENETEAU OCEANIS 440 – YEAR 1995
– Name: PALAIN
– Flag: Spanish
– Shipyard: BENETEAU
– Design: Bruce Farr
– Certificate: CE A
– Material: Fiberglass
– Length overall: 13,41 m
– Hull length: 13,13 m
– Waterline length: 11,18 m
– Beam: 4,11m
– Draft: 1,80m Wing keel
– Ballast: 3107 Kg Cast iron
– Displacement: 9798 kg
– Cabins: 4
– Berths: 8
– Toilets: 2
– Water capacity: 750L
– Engine make: YANMAR 4JH2E
– Power: 50CV
– Fuel capacity: 200L
– Mooring: Club Náutico de Valencia. Disponible
– Price: 58.000€ VAT included
Spanish flag with VAT and spanish taxes payed
50hp YANMAR engine. Direct drive by shaft, with fixed three-bladed propeller.
Cruising speed 2300 rpm 7 knots
Max speed 3300 rpm 8 knots
The hull is made of solid fibreglass hand placed with an isophthalic gel coat to reduce osmosis and, of course, has Beneteau’s reliable structural and osmotic guarantee of five years.
Sails and rigging
Furling main sail and furling genoa. Genoa furller Profurl. 4 Lewmar winches in roof, 2 primary and 2 secondary. Stoppers. Mast and boom of ZSpars with delayed speaders. Running rigging 2017.
In the cockpit: Autohelm ST6000 autopilot. Tridata
On chart table: Furuno Radar, GPS/Ploter Geonav Navionics, VHF with DSC with second GPS antenna. Multifunction display. Flat TV (TFT) with DTT that connects computer and Keyboard for screen functions.
Spacious sailboat with 4 double cabins. Two double cabins to bow and two to stern. The two bathrooms are in stern. Comfortable saloon with kitchen running to port.
Bimini and mooring cover 2019. Little Wood benches on the aft. Bathing ladder and shower in cockpit with cold and hot water. Cockpit table. Cockpit cushions. LOFRANS 1200W electric windlass with anchorage. Outboard engine support.
Electric refrigerator with 2 chests. Water heater of 40l. Kitchen with oven. Electric and manual bilge pump. Microwave oven. Music system with loudspeakers in cockpit.
Electric circuit 12/220v. TECPRO battery charger. 2 gel batteries of 165Ah. 1 start battery.
Life raft 2019. Becon MC MURDO 2019. Safety kit for 6 persons.
Third owner boat. VAT and spanish taxes payed. She comes from Moorings charter company. Later reffited to private use, since 2005
2019 New life raft. New becon MC MURDO. Engine serviced 07/2019. New bimini and mooring cover.
2018 Deck Wood varnished. Running rigging replaced.
2017 Antifouling and anodes serviced.
Tested by Cruising World
SEA TRIALS: When Beneteau set out to secure a share of the ever-evolving boat buying community, the company made a firm commitment not to woo the market with vessels designed to be all things to all people. A production strategy based on efficiency and volume suggested something else, namely that the key to satisfying a diverse group of consumers lay in targeting its many facets with as many choices – all of them up to date, sophisticated and, of course different.
The comfortable, easy-to-handle, go-anywhere cruising angle is all wrapped up in Beneteau’s Oceanis line, a genteel series of 35 to 51 foot cruisers the first of which debuted around 1985. At that time it made sense to blend adept sailing characteristics, a refined finish and a high-volume interior in an attractive seagoing package, especially on the heels of an era in which the IOR had sought to glorify boats that were skittish to drive, uncomfortable to live on and in many cases unsafe to take offshore.
The Oceanis 440 was introduced about a year ago and has become a solid addition to the family. It is comfortable, user-friendly and pleasing to sail. The design by Bruce Farr features a high-aspect masthead rig and a stable hull form marked by Farr’s signature fine entry forward with wider sections at the middle of the boat brought well aft. Appendages include a sculptural lead keel and winged bulb to keep draft below six feet, a solid skeg supporting and protecting the propeller shaft, and a balanced semi-elliptical rudder positioned aft for authority and control at the helm.
We sailed the 440 in light air off Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The standard in-mast roller-furling main and 140-percent roller furling genoa make quick work of setting and dousing canvas, reflecting Beneteau’s emphasis on making the boat as simple as possible to handle. A cabin top traveler, along with double permanent backstays brought outboard to the hips, provides for a very open, unimpeded cockpit -again, a nod in the direction of cruising comfort, and firm assurance that the boat eschews the more complicated operating configuration of a tweakable racer.
In smooth water and a patchy eight knots of breeze the 440 moves along confidently, the result of Farr’s efficient hull and a slippery set of modern appendages. It sails close to the wind and accelerates with authority out of tacks. At almost 45 feet the boat has enough size and power behind it to provide drive in these light conditions; it is noteworthy that the cruising agenda does not dampen its ability to perform. Steering is smooth and responsive, which pays big dividends in light, shifty air upwind when you’re looking for the groove, and even bigger dividends in the heavier stuff when controlling the helm becomes more important to you than finding an elusive lift. The benefits of size and design evolution set the 440 apart from smaller Oceanis chums in the 30-foot range, adding a significant measure of offshore capability, positive tracking and control.
From a cruising point of view, the Oceanis 440 fulfills its mission in a refined, modern, intelligently reserved way. The decks are clean and systems are set up for basic shorthanded sailing. The rig is well supported with forward and aft lowers for greater security in ocean conditions. The cockpit offers good visibility, comfortable seating, convenient access to the accommodations below and to the stern platform aft. The standard 72-horsepower Yanmar engine combined with a three-bladed propeller offers good motoring performance, and dockside maneuvers are enhanced by a rudder large enough to bite both in forward and in reverse at tentative speeds. Beneteau’s focus on function and Bruce Farr’s agility as a designer combine to make the 440 a rewarding boat to cruise.
UP CLOSE: The Oceanis 440, derived from a Farr-designed 44- footer commissioned from Beneteau for the Moorings, is intended to be quick yet have the accommodations and amenities expected in a modern cruising boat. It’s a large Beneteau offering a number of optional layouts ranging from four-berth to eight-berth. We sailed the version with a master owner’s cabin forward, and a single cabin with one double berth aft.
The Oceanis 440 carries its 14-foot beam well aft, providing roomy accommodations both on deck and below. The cockpit has comfortable seats surrounding a hefty cockpit console that includes a pair of drop leaves, a self-draining ice chest, the helm, compass, and engine controls with space for instrumentation (performance and autopilot instruments, VHF radio, Loran, and so on). The seat behind the wheel swings clear to provide easy access to the swim platform on the stem. All running rigging leads to the cockpit beneath a cowling that provides a clear, unobstructed deck forward of the cockpit. Four well-placed Lewmar winches (two #43, two #52, all self-tailing) give adequate power for working the boat, and built-in storage boxes provide a convenient place to keep halyard and sheet tails.
The bow: functional and clear
The standard rig includes an in-mast roller furling main and 140 percent furling genoa. The mast has two sets of spreaders supported by eight shrouds and double backstays. The jib’s Profurl furler is mounted below deck level in a locker at the stem, along with the standard electric anchor windlass. The stemhead fitting incorporates two anchor rollers, one of which tilts to facilitate anchor stowage. Six dock line chocks have rollers to reduce chafe, and an aft anchor roller is installed on the port quarter.
The forward cabin, designated the master cabin in the model we sailed, includes a centerline double berth with good access to outboard stowage lockers. Ventilation is excellent thanks to a Dorade vent, opening port and large hatch. The adjacent head, built of a one-piece fiberglass molding, is also well ventilated and easily cleaned. Joinery throughout is excellent, especially impressive because all parts are pre-cut and finished in France for installation at the South Carolina production facility.
The saloon has a U-shaped settee and centerline seat surrounding a table that can be dropped to form an additional double berth. On the port side, two seats with adjustable backs flank a cocktail table that can double as a chart desk, because this layout does not include a separate navigation station. (In other layouts, the galley runs fore and a~ along the port side of the saloon and a navigation station is aft of the settee.) Two opening ports and a large hatch supply good ventilation.
The galley is a star feature of this model. Tucked in an alcove alongside the companionway, it offers convenience, security and a bright and airy space for the cook to work. It includes good storage space and working surfaces, a three-burner propane stove with oven, separate refrigerator and freezer and double stainless steel sinks.
The standard 72-horsepower Yanmar engine is mounted under the companionway ladder. Access is obtained by removing the ladder and the panel behind it, and through access openings in the aft cabin(s) and galley. Components requiring maintenance (filters, separators, strainers, and so on) have been placed where easily reached.
The Oceanis 440 provides good storage space and little wasted volume. The single aft cabin model includes a full depth cockpit locker on the starboard side (aft of the galley) and a shallower locker above the aft cabin.
In addition to a strongly constructed hull (warranted against structural and blister damage for 10 years), the Oceanis 440 continues the Beneteau tradition of a fully molded interior that incorporates a complete structural grid to contain sailing stresses. Standing rigging runs to strong links embedded in this grid, the keel bolts pass through it, and the engine bed ties to it, thus reducing the stress borne by the hull, bulkheads and interior fittings. The hull-deck joint is secured by aircraft-style rivets with swaged nuts pulled up to precise tension to assure even distribution of stress.
Underwater, an elliptical spade rudder mounted on a high-tech epoxy composite shaft provides high strength without electrolytic action. The rudder support inside the hull is enormous and well suited to the loads imposed on a separated rudder.
The standard Oceanis 440 is a comfortable, accommodating boat whose production-line origin is well concealed by careful finish work, high accuracy in assembling components, and thoughtful touches both on deck and below.
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The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warrant the condition of the vessel. The price of sale or the inventory can change without notice.