Tipping Point

$154,000 USD







"Tipping Point" is a very clean, well maintained, and heavily invested in Beneteau 40, Cruising World's 2007 Boat of the Year.

She is appointed with a large cockpit featuring two helm stations. Each with navigation instruments nearby for quick reference, as well as easy to reach primary winches facilitating short handed sailing.

The spacious and luminous interior of the Beneteau 40 is highlighted with rich, light-colored select Moabi hardwood and stainless steel highlights to create an essence of warmth and comfort. 

"Tipping Point" is in pristine condition, and features the following recent investments:

  • LED navigation and cabin lights installed Oct 2019
  • New radio Icom IC-M424G GPS installed Oct 2019
  • Bow thruster Side Power SE 80 installed Oct 2019
  • New 32" LED Full HD Smart TV March 2020
  • New Axiom 9 chart plotter installed May 2020
  • Electric quiet flush fresh water head installed May 2020
  • Replaced all underwater through hull fittings with Groco fittings June 2020
  • New waste holding tank installed July 2020
  • New Gobius waste holding tank gauge system installed July 2020
  • New bilge pump installed July 2020
  • Bottom paint and wax hull sides June 2020


This boat has been very well maintained and invested in. She is ready to get you on the water this season!

Basic Info

  • Builder: BENETEAU

  • Main Category: Sloop

  • Build Year: 2008

  • Model Year: 2008

  • Flag: United States


  • LOA: 40' (12.19m)

  • Beam: 12' 10" (3.91m)

  • Max Draft: 5' 1" (1.55m)


Engine 1:

  • Manufacturer: Yanmar


  • Water Capacity: 95 Gal

  • Holding Tank: 20 Gal

  • Fuel Capacity: 52 Gal

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Standard Equipment


Hull of hand-laid solid GRP (plastic based material consisting of fiberglass mixed with resin) bonded to a structural grid/hull liner of directional fiberglass/GRP for a strong, stiff, light composite. Vinylester hull barrier coat to resist osmotic blistering and zone-specific stitch mat laminates for specific increased strength optimization. Cored GRP sandwich construction on deck for stiffness, thermal and acoustic insulation and lighter weight, with solid fiberglass reinforcements in high load areas. Integral unidirectional GRP deck beams for added strength. Main bulkheads bonded 360° to the hull and deck for rigid torsional and compressive strength.

  • Bottom paint and wax hull sides June 2020
  • Bow thruster Side Power SE 80 installed Oct 2019


Anodized aluminum roller furling mast and boom. Fractional 9/10 anodized aluminum deck stepped mast standard w/mainsail furling system Twin aft swept spreader. Anodized aluminum boom w/outhaul car. Stainless steel shrouds and stays. Genoa roller furling system. Stainless steel chain plates tied to the inner moldings w/stainless steel tie rods.


Running rigging is led to the cockpit. Running rigging includes: (2) Main halyard, (1) Genoa halyard w/jammer & cleat on mast,(1) boom topping lift w/cleat on mast, (1) Roller furling mainsail outhaul line and (1) inhaul line, (1) mainsheet w/track, (2) mainsheet traveller control lines, (2) Genoa sheets Rigid boom vang 


Furling genoa w/140% overlap, reinforced w/anti-UV protection strip. Furling mainsail. 

  • Sails are original but serviceable


Chrome finish Lewmar® self-tailing winches: (2) Lewmar® 46 CST Genoa sheet winches on coaming (2) Winches on coachroof: (1) 40 on port & (1) 40 on starboard (2) Winch handles & (2) winch handle pockets


Welded stainless steel bow fitting (1) Bow roller w/permanent anchor stowage (6) Aluminum mooring cleats w/rub strakes. Self-draining anchor well w/hatch.

  • Electric windlass 


Stainless steel open bow rail w/nav light. (2) Stainless steel stern rails. Lifebuoy holder, outboard motor bracket, & flag staff. Double vinyl coated lifelines w/ gates. Opening side gates in lifelines. Teak toe rail surrounding deck. (3) Cockpit stowage lockers. Teak inlaid cockpit seats. (2) Compasses, one at each helm position. Cockpit table w/2 drop leaves fitted w/locker, bottle stowage & SS handrail. Drink Holders. (2) Waterproof speakers. (2) Winch handle pockets. 2-bottle propane locker.  Access to bathing platform via pivoting seat. Teak slatted swim platform. Swim ladder with teak steps. Hot & cold cockpit shower


Spade rudder with s/s stock. Double helm position in the cockpit. (2) 36" dia. steering wheels. Emergency tiller access point & emergency tiller



Headroom: 6'3" Double berth: 6'6" x 5'3" w/high density foam mattress. Ample stowage space: large drawer under berth, Locker w/clothes locker under hanging section. (2) Lockers to either side of berth, hanging locker. Dressing table w/mirror & locker. Large opening hatch with blind/screen. (2) Fixed hull ports (1 each side of hull) w/curtains. (3) Halogen overhead lights. (1) 110 Volt socket beside dressing table


Salon companionway w/non-slip surface and (2) Stainless steel handrails. Aft-facing chart table w/lid & wood fiddle. (2) Hinged lockers, closed shelf. Drawer & closed locker w/shelves under chart table. Fabric inner lining to side. Navigator's seat w/locker.   (1) 110 Volt sockets. 2-seater settee with central armrest. (2) Closed stowage units and shelves along the hull. Port & starboard shelves w/stainless steel fiddles. U-shaped dining table/settee. Stowage under settees, Salon table Stowage along the hull. (3) Closed shelves along the hull.  (2) Hull ports (1 port/1 starboard) with curtains. (1) Panoramic window w/folding blinds. (1) Opening deck hatch w/blind/screen. (2) Opening deck hatches w/Oceanair combination screen/privacy curtain. (2) Fixed side windows, (1) to port with (2) opening ports, (1) to starboard with (1) opening port, w/pleated blinds. Chart table lighting: (1) overhead light & (1) strip light for white/red lighting. Salon lighting: 4 halogen overhead lights, Companionway lighting: (1) halogen overhead lights, (1) switch for halogen lights

  • Dining room table can be converted to additional berth


Rectangular stainless steel double sink. Hot & cold pressurized mixer tap. Gimbaled 2-burner stainless steel stove w/oven & stainless steel safety bar. 4.55 cubic foot front-opening 12 Volt refrigerator. 2 cubic foot top-opening freezer w/12 Volt unit.  110 Volt microwave oven operates off shore power. (1) Locker w/double door under sink & waste bin. Locker w/sliding stainless steel vegetable rack. (2) Closed shelves for stowage, cutlery drawer. (1) Shelf w/stainless steel fiddle. (1) Opening port in coaming. Galley lighting: (2) halogen overhead lights, (1) light over stove, (1) 110 Volt socket


One-piece molded head compartment w/separate shower w/double folding door. Manual marine toilet w/ 21 gal rigid holding tank as standard. Washbasin & wood handrail. Hot & cold mixer tap. (2) Large closed lockers, glass holder & locker under washbasin w/accessories. (1) Fixed side window w/curtain & 1 opening port (3) Overhead lights & switch, 1 light over the sink


Headroom: 6'9" Double berth 6'10" x 4'11". (2) Closed shelves along the hull. Hanging locker w/locker beneath. (1) Under-berth battery storage. Cloth inner liner on hull. Access door to head Openings & lighting in each cabin: (1) fixed hull port w/curtain, (1) opening port in coaming, (1) opening deck hatch w/blind/screen (1) Cockpit opening port (3) Halogen overhead lights w/switch (1) 110 Volt socket

Optional Equipment
  • LED navigation and cabin lights installed Oct 2019
  • Air Conditioning 26,000 BTU 110V
  • Electric quiet flush Jabsco Head installed May 2020 
  • New 32" ROKU LED Full HD Smart TV March 2020
  • Anchor washdown 
  • Bimini
  • Replaced all underwater through hull fittings with Groco fittings June 2020
  • New waste holding tank installed July 2020
  • New Gobius waste holding tank gauge system installed July 2020
  • New bilge pump installed July 2020 

  • New Axiom 9 chart plotter in cockpit table installed May 2020
  • Raymarine Tridata ST60+ at port helm
  • Raymarine wind display ST60+ at port helm
  • Raymarine graphic display ST60+ at starboard helm
  • Side Power bow thruster joystick control at starboard helm
  • Bow thruster Side Power SE 80 installed Oct 2019
  • New radio Icom IC-M424G GPS installed Oct 2019
  • New Gobius waste holding tank gauge system installed July 2020
  • All interior lights and mast lights replaced with LED
  • Engine and House batteries replaced 2018
  • Xantrex Truecharge 40+ Multistage Battery Charger installed 2018


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.

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Chris Houpt






7350 Edgewood Road Annapolis, Maryland, 21403 USA

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