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1996 Beneteau Oceanis 440

$132,000 USD

Seller's Description

Standard features

Contact Greg at ThreeZeroFour SixSevenZero EightEightThreeEight

Boat is located in Key West, Florida.

1996 Beneteau Oceanis 440.

She is a fantastic monohull sloop sailboat.

Never in charter service.

And ready for long trips away from everything.

Triple fuel tanks, triple water tanks, two generators (one diesel 5.5kw, one gasoline 3.5kw), solar and wind generators, 4.0kw inverter.

Full dodger, full bimini, the wrap-around screen, upgraded engine 75hp.

ICW mast air draft of 63 (two head sails, one main and one spinnaker) and shoal draft keel 59.

Bottom was done in October 2022 in Annapolis, Md and the prop was cleaned, balanced, and coated with speed prop.

The sides were cleaned and polished.

Inside full galley, two heads, three berths (all queen-size beds).

The boat is currently in Key West.

The interior is cherry.

Instruments are current.

Garmin and Raymarine, except the radar. (it is not complete yet) but, has an AIS transponder.

FIVE batteries total of 1000AH. includes 6 person life raft, 9.5 Dinghy w/ 15hp outboard, spares, one electric windlass (Maxwell HRC 10) , items new in 2017 - 2019: Autohelm, Raymarine instruments, one electric head, one manual head, all black water hoses replaced, new Doyal main sail, Lewmar steering head, VHF radio, windless, anchor (Mantus with Mantus swivel) and 200 chain, 32 inch tv w/ antenna, 24-inch tv w/ dvd player, inverter/charger, batteries, watermaker, water pump, water heater, all running rigging new in 2019, 406Mhz eprib, dinghy new in 2021, 8 solar panels and controller, two 10 lb propane tanks, 4 FM radios, All service and operation manuals, 7 GPM water maker (membrane new in 2020), Under sink water filter system for drinking water, Countertop ice maker, WIFI extender, HP printer/scanner, 400 feet of anchor line, dock lines mooring lines, Two sets of dive gear, 4 dive tanks, sun shades, and wind boosters.

We just got back from two months in the Bahamas and she is ready to go again.



Bruce Farr
# Built


Length Overall
43 11 / 13.4 m
Waterline Length
36 8 / 11.2 m
13 5 / 4.1 m
5 10 / 1.8 m
21,600 lb / 9,798 kg
6,850 lb / 3,107 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
Total Sail Area
Sail Area
Air Draft
Sail Area
Forestay Length

Auxilary Power

Perkins or Yanmar
Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
52 gal / 197 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
120 gal / 454 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
9.7 kn
Classic: 8.12 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

9.7 knots
Classic formula: 8.12 knots
Sail Area/Displacement

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
<40: less stiff, less powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
100-200: light

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


Same hull as BENETEAU FIRST 45f5.
Other versions sold as as MOORINGS 444/445, STARDUST 443/444 .

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