"Leeward" – 2010 Beneteau First 40

Leeward, an exciting 2010 Beneteau First 40, has joined the Allsail Pittwater Yacht Charter fleet from November 2021.

The First 40 combines state-of-the art performance features with contemporary interior and exterior styling.

She is in AMSA commercial survey for inshore/offshore charter. Bareboat charter for 12 by day and up to 8 by night.

Also available for skippered day charter for up to 15 passengers.

Leeward will also be used for club sailing and racing and be available for a limited number of non-equity yachtshare members who get 24 days a year private use of the yacht.

The yacht is well equipped with Spectra main, furling headsail (and numerous other sails when competing in regattas).

New B&G and Raymarine electronics were fitted in 2019.

A boom bag with lazy jacks and boom sun cover – plus a fold down cockpit table and bbq have been added to enhance the ease of use and the charter experience.

The spacious cockpit is carefully designed to promote efficient handling for sailing and lots of entertaining space when moored.

The open transom and long swim ladder provide excellent access for swimming.

Below deck the light and airy contemporary styling provides ample interior volume for comfortable cruising.

The very contemporary interior is finished in  light blonde oak timber, stainless steel, leather and fabrics.

Leeward accommodates three double/queen cabins and two convertible berths in the saloon for exceptional flexibility when cruising. The saloon has nearly 2 metres of head height and the table has 2 adjustable height settings and can be expanded to suit your party.

The First 40 does not compromise on safety, is easily handled by an experienced couple  – or a full crew –  and yet its level of comfort makes living on board very pleasant.

Technical Data


Length 12 m/ 40ft

Draft: 2.45m | 8ft

Beam : 3.89m | 13ft

Hull construction: Fibreglass/GRP

Displacement (kg): 7900

Designer: Farr Yacht Design and Nauta Design Builder


Yanmar 29.9Kw (40 hp)

Fuel Capacity: 130 litres  – Diesel

Propulsion: Sail drive with folding propeller

Ground Tackle: Electric windlass with anchor, chain and warp.


Main sail boom bag, lazy jacks and boom tent/ sunshade


Bareboat charter 12 by day, 8 by night.  Skippered day charter 15 pax

3 cabins – double/queen cabin forward with private entry to forward bathroom.

Two aft queen cabins.

Saloon with centre table and 2 settees. L shape galley to port, chart table to starboard.

One bathroom with shower forward with direct entry from saloon

Shower: Hot and cold shower. Transom shower.

Toilet: Manual head with holding tank

Entertainment: Fusion Stereo system with saloon and cockpit speakers


L-shape galley Refrigeration: 12v fridge top opening with small freezer

Stove: Two burner gas stove and oven

Water Capacity: 200 litres   Hot water system heated by engine and 240v

Safety Gear: Inshore safeties, EPIRB, Liferaft, Lifejackets, Fire Extinguishers etc.

Electrics: 12v house system and 12v engine battery. 240v shore power and outlets.

Instruments: 2018 Raymarine Hybrid Touch GPS chartplotter at navigation table. 3 x 2019 B&G repeaters at mast. Wind, speed and depth instruments, VHF radio

Sails: Battened Spectra mainsail with 2 reefs, Furling headsail. (Full suite of racing sails and spinnakers available for skippered regattas).

Mast / Rigging: Aluminium mast and boom. 6 Harken winches, aluminium pole – carbon pole available for regattas