"Tranquility" a Versatile Racer-Cruiser, A Santa Barbara Yacht Club Winner!
Work Done September 2017:
Sprayed Racing Bottom, Saildrive Epoxied, Thru Hulls Replaced,
Rudder Serviced, Hullsides Buffed-Waxed
New 98% Carbon Racing Jib, May 2017
Santa Barbara Harbor Slip Available
Sails All Ullman
This is a fast boat and that's what we have come to expect from Bruce Farr.
The hull shape of the 40.7 features a moderate D/L of 162 and a wedgelike planform with lots of beam aft. The tip of the transom is close to the DWL.
The rig shows swept spreaders, no runners and a tall fractional rig. The sweep angle is 15 degrees, precisely the same as that of the X-Yacht. The SA/D is 20.85. The softer outlines of the deck structures complement the strong radius at the sheer and the overall look of lower windage. This boat has the feel of a race boat.
The deck has been tooled so it can be fine-tuned for either racing or cruising. True, the traveler is once again in the middle of the cockpit, but that has to be a given if you are serious about racing. The seat lockers forward of the wheel are removable so that you can have more working space when racing. I think this cockpit is not what we have come to expect in cruising boats. I'm not saying that as a criticism. I only mean that the big-diameter wheel dominates and inhibits movement aft and the seats are too short for comfortable lounging? Okay, it is a criticism. I want at least one place in the cockpit where I can stretch out and lean against the back of the cabinhouse to read. While these cockpit seats, with locker modules installed, are long enough, the forward portion of the seat looks too narrow for my comfort. Of course, these detractions become benefits on the race course.
The finish style and quality of this design are superb. The styling of the joinerwork is clean and the furniture is high-quality. Beneteau has always excelled in this area. The molded headliner is styled in accentuated panels that provide a contrasting high-tech look to the curvy joiner detailing. While the detailing is far from traditional, I find the overall look and feel to be similar to traditional themes and very easy on the eyes.
The Cockpit features removable cockpit lockers located aft of permanent slatted teak cockpit seats.
When secured in place, the lockers provide seating and are large enough for storing the typical assortment of dock gear, cleaning supplies and spare headsails. When racing, the lockers may be removed to provide standing, straight-on access to the primary winches and side deck—very clever.
There is a 60" leather-covered destroyer-style steering wheel with the bottom recessed below the sole; it is easy to reach from either rail.
Seats for crew and guests are contoured and comfortable.
A well for the propane tank is located in the port corner of the cockpit and is vented overboard. A locker large enough for an inflatable dinghy is to starboard.
A teak slatted swim platform equipped with a stainless steel ladder.
Double lifelines on 26" stanchions provide additional safety. Stanchion bases are partially recessed and unlikely to be toe stubbers.
The mast is a Sparcraft 9/10 fractional rig with triple spreaders. Rod standing rigging and a Sparcraft boom, and vang. Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster improves sail trim and performance on the race course.
Running rigging is led aft to Spinlock XT rope clutches for mainsail, genoa and spinnaker halyards, one reef line, and outhaul and topping lifts. Two turning blocks with space for six lines.
Mainsheet tackle with double-ended sheet runs forward under the boom to the mast and then aft through turning blocks on both sides of the deck to a stopper. Placement allows trimming of the mainsail from either side of the boat, or by crew sitting on the rail.
Primary winches are Lewmar 50 self-tailers. Lewmar 44 self-tailers are mounted on the coachroof. Lewmar 44 cockpit.
The mainsheet traveler has Lewmar ball-bearing cars. The genoa sheet cars are adjustable under load.
The companionway ladder has three solid fiberglass stairs covered with a teak veneer; the steps are contoured to prevent falls while the boat is heeled. Brushed aluminum handrails running from the cabin sole to the top step.
Removing the stairway provides access to the engine. Batteries housed below the bottom step are easily serviced.
Light and ventilation belowdecks are provided by four Lewmar hatches on the bow and coachroof, three opening ports on each side of the saloon, and two fixed ports in the hull below deck level.
The centerpiece of the saloon is a 44" long, double-leafed table situated amidships with seating on each side of the boat. With leafs down, there is unimpeded room to move forward.
The galley is L-shaped with 6' 5" of headroom. A double stainless steel sink equipped with pressurized hot and cold water, a 12-volt refrigerator and gimbaled ENO two-burner stove.
Good size nav station, the chart table measures 41" x 24", and has a hinged 32" x 20" top. Cabinetry mounted electronic equipment, as well as a hinged instrument panel.
Storage in a cabinet on the bulkhead aft of the seat provides a home for binoculars, charts, and gear; a second, 22" x 22" locker is beneath the seat.
The interior layout features double-berth staterooms—two mirror-image cabins in the stern, a third in the bow.
Headroom aft is 6' 3". Each stateroom has a 78" x 60" wide berth surrounded by varnished wood veneers and a foam-backed hull liner that provides both thermal and acoustic insulation. Ventilation is provided by a port in the cockpit footwell.
The hanging locker has room for six full sets of foul weather gear. Storage space below the starboard berth is shared with an aluminum fuel tank.
Aft of the port stateroom, a removable panel provides access to electrical and plumbing equipment, the steering system, and through-hulls.
Forward of the saloon is the third stateroom and the head. Headroom is 6' 2", and the V-berth is 7' 3" long and 5' 9" wide at the head, large enough for average-sized crew.
Head is accessible from the main cabin or forward stateroom, it has 6' 2" headroom. Sink/shower combo.
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.
Owner's personal items excluded. Exclusions include, however are not limited to, Seller's personal possessions, loose items, binoculars, handheld radio(s), charts, tools, fishing equipment, spare parts, clothing and foul weather gear, galley equipment, linens/bedding and any items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.