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Eaux Vives, a Beneteau M405. Updated from the original listing

photo of 40' Beneteau Moorings 405
Eaux Vives before radar arch

40' Beneteau Moorings 405

  • Year: 1995 Located Rodney Bay, St. Lucia
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass Engine/Fuel Type: Single Diesel

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:


Builder: Beneteau Designer: Group Finot


LOA: 39' 4" LWL: 34' 11" Beam: 12' 10"
Displacement: 14,000 lbs Draft: 5' 6" Bridge Clearance: 51' 4"
Ballast: iron
Engine(s): Single 2001 Volvo Penta Engine(s) HP: 50 Engine Model: MD221-BT
Hours: 2400 Cruising Speed: 7 knts @ 2500 rpm Max Speed: 8 knts @ 3500 rpm


Fuel: 44 gals Water: 126 gals (2 tanks) Holding: 30 gals (2 tanks)
Forward head
Forward Head
pullman berth
Pullman berth
Nav station
Nav Station

Starting most forward in the master cabin is a large head and shower unit. Aft of this on the starboard side is a large double Pullman berth while opposite on the port side is a cushioned seat followed by a hanging locker. There is plenty of space in the middle of the cabin for changing and moving around. Next aft is the main salon with an L-shaped settee on the starboard side, a fixed teak table, and a love seat on the centerline for additional seating at the dining table. This seat houses all water pumps, valves and water heater as well as a storage locker. Opposite the dining area and on the port side is the straight galley with counter surface covering two large, under-counter storage lockers followed by the twin stainless steel sinks. Next aft is the 2-burner propane stove and the top-opening refrigeration unit most aft. At the base of the companionway on the starboard side is the navigation station with a large, forward-facing chart table and cushioned seat, electrical panel, and instruments. Opposite and on the port side at the base of the companionway is the day head and shower unit. Aft of the companionway on the port side is a double cabins with a hanging locker. On the starboard side, the cabin has been converted to storage. The paneling, cabinetry and trims throughout are of quality teaks while the cabin sole is surfaced with look "wear right" teak & holly. There is plentiful natural light and excellent ventilation from the many hatches and opening sideports. There is halogen lighting overhead in the salon and fans in both cabins. Extra reading lights have been installed in the pullman berth and flouresent lights over the sink.

Galley & Refridgerator
Galley & Refrigerator
Companionway and Day head
Companionway and day head


  • Adler Barbor 12V refrigeration (2 compartments)
  • Pressurized fresh water system
  • Water heater (6 gals engine heated)
  • Force 10 2-burner propane stove w/oven & broiler
  • Pots, pans & cooking utensils
  • Cutlery & dinnerware
  • (2) Stainless steel sinks

Electronics & Navigation

  • Autohelm ST7000 autopilot
  • Garmin GMAP 282 GPS
  • Olympic 135 binnacle compass
  • Autohelm Tridata depth, speed & distance
  • Icom VHF radio w/ DSC
  • Icom 706MKIIG with AT-4 automatic tuner. Ham + SSB bands with crystal stabilization

Electrical Systems

  • 12 Volt DC electrical system
  • 110 Volt AC electrical system
  • Newmar 40 amp battery charger
  • Aerogen 6 wind generator w regulator
  • 2 75 Watt solar panels
  • (3) Gelcell House batteries (8D’s)
  • GelCell Engine start battery
  • 110V Outlets throughout

Sails & Rigging

  • Sparcraft aluminum deck stepped mast
  • Manual boom vang
  • Harken mainsheet traveler
  • (4) Lewmar self tailing winches
  • (8) Spinlock jam cleats
  • Stainless steel wire standing rigging
  • Split backstay
  • Profurl roller furling on head stay
  • Doyle mainsail with stack pack
  • Roller furling Doyle genoa

Deck & Hull

  • 35 lb Kobra anchor w/250’ chain
  • 33 lb Bruce anchor w/15’ chain & 200’ rode
  • Lofrans Tigres electric windlass
  • Bimini top
  • Sealed propane locker w/10 lb tank
  • Draining propane locker w/10 lb tank
  • Life jackets
  • Horseshoe life ring
  • Fresh water shower in transom
  • Deck is fiberglass
  • Beautiful custom arch & dinghy davits
  • Bow anchor rollers
  • Bow pulpit and rails
  • Side stanchions w/lifelines
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit table w/built in storage & folding leaves
  • Fenders and dock lines
  • Navigation lights (automatic led anchor light)
  • Swim platform w/ladder
  • Avon rollup dinghy
  • Mariner 3.3hp dinghy engine, new in 2006
  • Hull is white with new awlgripped topsides

Mechanical Equipment

  • (2) Electric bilge pumps (1 is automatic)
  • Whale Gusher manual bilge pump
  • Propane shut off switch for stove
  • Bilge blowers
  • Whitlock manual wheel steering
  • (2) Jabsco manual heads
  • Emergency tiller
  • (4) Manual fire extinguishers

Engine Details

  • 2001 Volvo Penta MD22L-BT 50 hp diesel
  • Engine hours 2400
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Raw water sea strainer
  • Transmission
  • Fresh water cooling system
  • Oil & water temperature alarms
  • dual alternators w Balmar regulator

The famous naval architects at Group Finot designed the Beneteau 405 to balance performance, comfort, and style. Featuring a quick and responsive hull and unencumbered deck layout, their sailing ability is delightful. The interior design takes advantage of every square inch of space and provides 2 sleeping cabins and a spacious salon. As you can read in our log, we have lived aboard and loved this boat in the Eastern Caribbean for the last eight years and tried to maintain her in better than new condition

Blah. Blah. Blah. We offer 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. Your mileage may vary. In fact, don't believe a word of it!

Last Revised: September 22, 2009

Contact The Little Ship Company

Tel +599-553-4475
The Little Ship Company
Marina Royale, Margot
French St. Martin, French West Indies
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