Beneteau 40 ORIA

The name “ORIA” has several meanings, depending on the language: Greek – From the Mountain; Latin – Golden, Wind, Sunrise, Soft Breeze. The name can also mean excellent, magnificent, beautiful, shining. Hey, they are all positive happy meanings, so I figured that’s a good thing! There is also a village in Italy by the same name. I wanted a short, unique name and I pronounce it as Or – Eye – A.

She has big shoes to fill because my previous Beneteau 40, KARMA was a special boat that always kept us safe served her crew well. So far, I could not be more pleased with ORIA. She was actually built in France (according to her Hull No.) not South Carolina like KARMA was, and she is two years younger in age. Previously named Impulsive, she was used very little by her previous two owners, with less than 400 hours on the engine when I bought her.

Beneteau 40 ORIA (formerly Impulsive), April 2023
Beneteau 40 ORIA, April, 2023
Yanmar 4JH4AE 54 hp

Yanmar 4JH4AE 54 hp

Projects to Get Ready for Long-Range Cruising: To do some serious cruising from the Caribbean up to Canada, I had plenty of projects to complete. Since I’m more or less retired, this keeps me occupied and I do enjoy doing this type of work. Other than the normal maintenance, bottom painting, waxing, wood finishing, winch servicing etc, I needed to add or upgrade these items: Holding Tank modification, New Plotters, AIS, Radar, VHF, Stereo, IridiumGo, Battery Monitoring, Inverter, Solar Panels on the Bimini, new sails, spinnaker, in-mast furling unit, new dinghy and outboard. Also, let’s not forget the most expensive item – a new Gori Folding 3-Blade Propeller. Fortunately, the canvas was new when I bought the boat.

I am very pleased with how everything turned out. The photos that follow speak for themselves. By the way, another big reason why I go to the trouble of making this web page is for the future when I decide to sell ORIA. These photos along with the other pages showing all of the places she sails to will help ORIA sell herself to her next lucky owner, without the need for a broker.

Beneteau 40 “ORIA” in Beaufort, SC after I hauled the boat to install the Gori Folding Prop

Just a few months after the above photo was taken, ORIA was sailing in the Bahamas!

Beneteau 40 ORIA at Highbourne Cay Marina, Exumas
Beneteau 40 ORIA Looking Down at Canvas & Solar Panels
Beneteau 40 ORIA’s original fixed prop
Beneteau 40 ORIA’s Gori Folding Prop after Propspeed Application
Beneteau 40 ORIA’s Gori Folding Prop after Propspeed Application
Beneteau 40 ORIA’s Gori Folding Prop
Beneteau 40 ORIA’s Custom Bimini Solar Panel Attachment with Sailrite Sewing Machine
Beneteau 40 ORIA Raymarine 7″ Axiom MFD, Icom VHF, Sony Stereo, AC control panel
Beneteau 40 ORIA New Raymarine Axiom 9″ MFD
Beneteau 40 ORIA Battery Compartment: Batt Charger, Inverter, Solar Controller
Beneteau 40 ORIA (note custom window and skylight covers)
Beneteau 40 ORIA New Cruising Spinnaker
Companion Way Doors finished with Cetol
Beneteau 40 ORIA View of Battenless RF Mainsail
Beneteau 40 ORIA all spiffed up and ready to go
Beneteau 40 ORIA Custom Lee Cloth
Beneteau 40 ORIA New Forward Cabin Custom Mattress
Beneteau 40 ORIA Bilge and Grid System
Beneteau 40 ORIA’s Achilles Dinghy with Yamaha 2.5 Outboard

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