Yacht Review: Beneteau Gran Turismo 40

January 31, 2019 11:32 am

GT40 Motoryacht By Beneteau

This stylish French cruiser delivers great value and impressive performance.

Overview:

An innovative layout and sleek Italian styling set the GT 40 apart from the rest of the European sport cruiser crowd. The central helm position — rare in an express yacht this size — is raised two steps from the cockpit floor for enhanced visibility.

• An outdoor galley with grill and sink is built right into the transom — very clever.
• Electric swim platform makes launching and retrieving a tender easy.
• Unique cockpit layout with wraparound settee provides seating for a small crowd.
• Large hull windows provide natural lighting in both staterooms.
The GT 40’s head compartment includes a separate stall shower.
• Electrically operated sunroof and opening side windows provide great ventilation.
• Twin single berths in the guest cabin convert into a double berth.
• Lightweight (fully cored) hull is agile and fuel efficient.
• Proprietary Air Step 2 hull operates at planing speed on a cushion of air.

Price Range:

From the low $400s used; from about $700K new depending on options.


The GT 40’s cockpit design differs from most dayboat layouts.

Yacht Specifications:

Length: 41’7″
Beam: 14’4″
Draft: 2’11”
Weight: 30,063 lbs
Fuel: 344 gals.
Water: 106 gals.
Hull Type: Modified-V

 

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