40′ Benneteau sailboat


Client: Removed for privacy “RP”
Date of report: July, 28, 2017
Our File #: 17 – 29084

This inspection was performed upon the request of the client listed above on July 27, 2017 while the vessel was hauled at XXX and while afloat at XXXX and the client, friends and his broker attended.


Builder: Beneteau
Doc. #: “RP”
Model/type: 393 Oceanis
Hailing Port: “RP
Name: “RP
Year: 2005 (model year), 2004 (build)
Engine: Yanmar
Length: 39’ 3” *
Draft: 6.25′ *
Beam: 13′ 1″ *
Weight: 17,152 lbs.
* Listing specifications


Keel & bottom: Molded fiberglass construction, coring unknown, bolt on ballast bulb keel, anti-fouling paint
Topsides & transom: Molded fiberglass construction, coring unknown white gelcoat finish, dark blue and silver boot stripes, blue sheet stripe
Decks & superstructure: Molded fiberglass construction, coring unknown, white gelcoat finish, molded pattern non-skid decks, teak overlay cockpit seats
Deck hardware: Stainless steel bow and stern rails, stainless steel lifeline stanchions, double wire lifelines, stainless steel grab rails, seven aluminum framed deck

hatches, stainless steel swim ladder, double stainless steel anchor skids, docking cleats
Longitudinals/stringers: Fiberglass liner with grid style stringer system
Athwartships/bulkheads/frames: Plywood bulkheads

Layout/interior components: The vessel is boarded into the cockpit with cabin entry through a forward located companionway. Interior arrangement has the galley port followed by the dinette and then forward head. Starboard is the navigation station followed by a bench style settee. Foremost is the v-berth with second berth starboard aft with head forward.

Bilge: Dry

Comments: The vessel was inspected while hauled and afloat. The hull bottom and keel were visually inspected and randomly sounded. The hull bottom and keel are in sound structural condition with no significant audible differences where percussion sounded and no noticeable osmotic blisters. There were no visible stress fractures about the keel to hull connection and anti-fouling paint is in good condition. The hull sides and transom were visually inspected and randomly sounded. The hull sides and transom are in good – excellent condition overall with no significant audible differences where sounded. There are minor gelcoat chips on the bow stem from the anchor, paint peeling from the sheer stripe and minor scrapes on the boot stripe. The deck and superstructure were visually inspected and randomly sounded. The deck and superstructure are in sound structural condition with no significant audible differences where sounded and no noticeable “soft spots”. The deck hardware including safety rails, mooring devices and hatches was visually inspected and most hatches and the port lights were opened and closed. Overall the deck hardware is in good condition with no significant corrosion about lifeline wires or swages. The structural reinforcements including the stringers and bulkheads were visually inspected and randomly sounded. The structural reinforcements appear to be in “as-built” condition and in sound condition with no fractures or delamination of fiberglass tabbings sighted. The bilge is holding minimal water; the origin of the water is beyond the scope of this survey. The interior cabin spaces are neat, clean and orderly. The interior of the vessel is in good – excellent cosmetic condition. This survey is not a mould inspection. The condition of the coring, in the hull, deck and elsewhere as applicable is beyond the scope of this inspection.

Summary: Good – Excellent


Main engine: Yanmar, model 4JH4E, hours unknown
Engine application: Diesel, 4 cylinder, turbo charged, fresh water cooled inboard, 54 hp
Serial Number: E00816
Transmissions: Kanzaki, model KM35P, Ratio 2.36:1
External/peripherals: 12 volt alternator, raw and circulating water pumps
Engine controls: Push / pull cable
Exhaust systems: Wet system, flexible hose, vetus plastic water lift/muffler, stern discharge
Propulsion gear/shaft logs: Three blade flex-o-fold bronze propeller, Volvo Penta dripless shaft seal, fiberglass shaft tube with stainless steel stern tube cutlass bearing
Steering system/rudder ports: Cored fiberglass spade rudder, fiberglass rudder port, cable / quadrant control
Ventilation: One forced air blower and natural

Generator: N/A
Through hulls & components: Bronze through hulls with bronze ball valves
Location of through hulls as visible in travel lift slings: port – one aft quarter, one aft of amidship, two forward, starboard – three forward, one through hull and ground plate aft of amidship, one aft quarter
Seawater systems: Reinforced flexible hose, hose clamp connections
Bilge pumps: One electric / automatic, one manual


Comments: The engine and transmission were visually inspected and tested during a sea trial. Consider having a mechanic inspect the machinery systems to better determine their condition as this is not a “mechanical survey”. The engine was “cold started” and did start without significant hesitation or smoke. The engine was run at wide open throttle and obtained approximately 3400 rpm per its tachometer and there was no significant increase in water temperature. The external surfaces and peripheral components of the engine and transmission appear in excellent condition overall with no significant corrosion although there is some surface rust on the port aft mount. Engine cooling systems appear good and electrical systems appear good although the hour meter does not illuminate. The engine controls functioned normally. The exhaust system is properly arranged and installed and appears in good condition. The propulsion components including the propeller, propeller shaft and shaft seal were visually inspected. The propeller shaft was observed while underway and did not exhibit any significant oscillation. The propeller is in excellent condition overall and cutlass bearing in good condition with no significant wear. The steering system was visually inspected and test operated. The steering system functioned normally. The engine room blower was energized. The through hulls were visually inspected and the valves were manipulated. The through hulls are in satisfactory condition and valves functional although there is surface corrosion on both heads raw water supply through hulls and aft head overboard through hull. The seawater systems were visually inspected and most components were tested. Overall, the seawater systems are good condition but hose clamps on both head intake hose connections to through hulls exhibit corrosion. The electric bilge pump was energized manually. The manual bilge pump was not tested. Vessel potable water systems include a pressure pump and water heater. These components were energized and working. The vessel has two manual pump heads that were tested and working.

Summary: Good


Fuel: 35 gallon capacity in one plastic tank below aft berth
Fill & vent: USCG approved flexible hose
Feed & return: USCG approved flexible hose, dual water separator / filters, tank and filter located valves, vacuum gauge

Water: *131 gallon capacity in two plastic tanks below forward berth and aft berth
Holding: *22 gallon capacity in two tanks behind fastened panels behind heads

Comments: The fuel system including the tank, fill, vent, feed and return lines was visually inspected as installed. The fuel tank as visible appears in excellent condition and there were no indications of leaks. Fuel service hoses appear in good condition. The fuel supply is equipped with a vacuum gauge to allow monitoring of the filters. Water tanks as visible appear in excellent condition. Holding tanks were not accessed as they are located behind fastened panels. The waste tanks are equipped with overboard discharge pumps and the forward pump does exhibit signs of beginning to leak at the seal. The condition and age of the fuel (and water) and the integrity of the tanks (fuel, water, holding) and hoses is beyond the scope of this survey. Please consider filling all tanks for a simple, practical test of their integrity. Accuracy of tank level gauges is beyond the scope of this survey.

Summary: Good – Excellent



AC system: One – 30 amp, 125 volt inlet in port transom, 120 volt service
DC system: One – group 24 wet cell 12 volt battery, eight – six volt AGM batteries, 12 volt service, disconnect switches
Wiring: Multi- strand wire, crimp connections
Circuit protection: Main AC circuit breaker in port lazarette, main and branch AC circuit breakers at salon distribution panel, DC circuit breakers at navigation station distribution panel

Comments: The electrical system including the shore power cord, shore power inlet, batteries, wiring, circuitry components and circuit protection equipment was visually inspected and most components were tested. The shore power cord inlet appears in satisfactory condition with no significant corrosion and no noticeable heat damage. 110 volt wiring and outlets appears excellent and outlets are equipped with GFCI protection but the galley GFCI is not functional. Battery arrangement and installation is satisfactory but the port side batteries are not properly secured. The condition and age of the batteries is beyond the scope of this inspection. DC wiring appears good – excellent. Over current protection for the AC and DC systems appears excellent although circuits were not traced out.

Summary: Good – Excellent


Portable fire extinguishers: Two – 3 lb. dry chemical

Fixed fire system: None
Flotation devices: Throwable lifesling, four adult type II PFDs
Horn/distress flares: Hand held and aerial signal flares
Navigational/anchor lights: Combination port / starboard, steaming, stern and anchor
Anchor & ground tackle: Bruce 20 kg anchor, Lewmar electric windlass, chain and line rode
Other equipment: ACR Global Fix EPIRB, tapered wood bungs, canister life raft

Comments: Safety equipment for fire fighting protection appears satisfactory however the extinguishers have not been inspected, tagged and maintained per N.F.P.A. recommendations. Personal flotation devices appear suitable for near coastal use. Current distress signal flares are aboard. A sound signaling device was not sighted. The navigational and anchor lights are properly arranged, installed and functional. The ground tackle including the anchor and rode was visually inspected as installed and appears good but windlass control switch contacts require cleaning of corrosion. The entire length of the anchor rode was not inspected and should be inspected prior to use.

Summary: Good


Tanks: Two – aluminum tanks in dedicated port lazarette locker
Devices: Galley range, reducing regulator, pressure gauge, electric solenoid

Comments: The LP gas system including the tanks, tank locker devices and galley range was visually inspected and the galley range and electric solenoid valve were tested. Propane bottle external surfaces appear good and are properly secured within a dedicated locker. As visible, the fuel supply line appears satisfactory and is equipped with an electric shut-off valve. The galley range and oven were tested and appeared to function normally and burners are equipped with thermal safety valves. The vessel is not equipped with a propane or carbon monoxide alarm.

Summary: Good


Mast & rig type: Double spreader aluminum deck stepped mast, sloop rig
Standing rigging: Multi-strand stainless steel wire, swage end fittings, forestay, double backstay (port side insulated), upper and lower shrouds with intermediate jumper

Hardware: Roller furling headsail, whistler pole, rigid boom vang, Lewmar 3:1 mainsail traveler, nine spinlock line clutches, two double stack deck mount line

organizers, Lewmar jib sheet block cars
Winches: Lewmar self-tailing: two – # 54 and two – # 40
Sails: Full batton main sail, Genoa, Spinnaker

Comments: The mast and associated rigging were visually inspected from the deck level only. The mast and associated rigging is likely original. Consider having a rigger perform an inspection on the sailing system including aloft to better determine its condition. The vessel was taken on a sea trial and sailed during the survey. Both main and genoa sails appear in satisfactory – good condition however; we did not inspect the spinnaker. The mast, mast step and boom appear in good condition with no significant corrosion. Chain plates as visible appear good. Standing rigging appears in satisfactory condition with no significant corrosion and no noticeable fractures about swage fittings. Running rigging appears in satisfactory – good condition.

Summary: Good


Ailer Barbara top load freezer front load refrigerator, tappan microwave, two burner propane range / oven, double basin stainless steel sink, six gallon water heater, Oceanair roller hatch blinds, LED interior lights, Sony CDx-M30 stereo, spectra water maker, xantrax link 1000 inverter control / battery monitor, freedom xisine wave battery monitor, DC volt meter, chart table chart light, three – 12 volt air circulation fan, stainless steel light duty davit, two bimini mounted solar panels, two rail mount solar panels in storage bag, teak folding cockpit table, canvas port and starboard aft safety rail skirts, rail mount BBQ, two solar panels (not mounted), cockpit cushions, soft top dodger, bimini top with connector, canvas helm and winch covers, stainless steel swim ladder, rail mount outboard motor storage mount, Xantrex sinewave charger / inverter, solar boost blue sky 3024I, Mercury 6 h.p outboard serial # ORO59273, Raymarine 6001 autopilot, Raymarine RL70C radar / GPS, Raymarine ST60 wind point / speed, Raymarine ST60 tridata, Icom IC – M802 single side band, Icom SP-24 remote speaker, Icom IC-M402 VHF, Raymarine ST60 multi depth / speed / wind / water temperature / autopilot


The vessel is a fiberglass production sloop rigged sailboat equipped with an auxiliary power diesel engine. The current owner was not present during the inspection and we did not obtain vessel history or a disclosure statement. Overall, the vessel appears to have been actively maintained both cosmetically and mechanically. The vessel appears structurally and mechanically sound and suitable for its intended purpose as coastal or blue water cruiser.

Overall Summary: Good



The actual cash value is the value that our research approximates the selling price of this vessel should be, at the time and place of our inspection. Consideration is given to vessel’s condition, geographic location, published listings and guides, comparable sales and listings, and market conditions. The new replacement value is the cost of this or a similar, new vessel, comparably equipped. The investment is the reported investment including purchase price and significant upgrades. No values include maintenance costs, storage or tax.

Standard Form Key: All systems are rated based upon their appearance, ratings include: Not examined, Not applicable, Faulty, Marginal, Satisfactory, Good, Excellent.


1. Service or replace the galley GFCI outlet to be working.
2. Service the forward holding tank overboard discharge pump for surface corrosion and signs of beginning to leak at the seal.
3. Replace corroded hose clamps on the forward and aft head raw water supply hose connections at the through hulls.
4. Remove surface corrosion from both heads raw water supply through hulls and aft head overboard through hull, inspect for extent of corrosion and service or replace if/as required.
5. Cockpit drain through hulls (pvc above waterline) exhibit surface deterioration; replace in the near future.
6. Properly secure the port side battery bank.
7. Assure proper function of the forward head “y” valve as it appears to not completely close on the tank selection and service if/as required.
8. Have the fire extinguishers serviced as recommended by N.F.P.A. or replace with new.
9. Provide a sound signaling device as required by U.S.C.G.


1. The E.P.I.R.B. has expired certification; consider updating and re-register.
2. The water maker and wind generator were not tested; have inspected by a qualified technician as desired.
3. The knot meter is not functional; service as desired (was not inspected while hauled out as the transducer was located behind the travel lift sling).
4. The wash down pump has not been wired to power; complete wiring with proper over current protection as desired.
5. The navigation station courtesy light is not working.
6. The engine hour meter does not illuminate; service to be functional.
7. Mirrors have water damage on edges; replace as desired.
8. Cockpit seat cushion upholstery has some tears; replace as desired.
9. The vessel has solar panels that were not installed or inspected.

This survey sets forth the condition of the vessel and components, as specifically stated only, at the time of inspection and represents the surveyor’s honest and unbiased opinion. The submitting of this report should not be construed as a warranty or guaranty of the condition of the vessel, nor does it create any liability on the part of Christian & Company or the individual surveyor. No part of the vessel was disassembled or removed and no assumptions should be made as to the condition of concealed components. Specifics were obtained from sources available at the time of inspection and are believed correct, but are not guaranteed to be accurate.

Christian & Company, Marine Surveyors, Inc.

________________________________ July 31, 2017
By: Mr. George Jarvie, Surveyor Date
S.A.M.S. Associat