Bruckmann Yachts


ABACO 40 | Bruckmann Yachts


Conceived as a stylish but practical day cruiser with accommodation for occasional longer ventures, the Abaco 40 finds favour with those who want fine sea keeping and performance in a boat with classic aesthetics.

The hull configuration, which utilizes broad chine flats aft on a modified deep vee form was first proven in a 39 footer built by Bruckmann in 1994. The hull type gets on a level plane at 12 knots and is extremely fuel efficient from the mid teens on up. Stability and an easy ride and motion are also characteristic of this form. The Abaco 40 is powered by a single Cummins 670 HP diesel and cruises in the low 20 knot range with a top speed of approx. 30 knots. The single propeller and rudder are protected by a skeg which also aids this hull type’s well known excellent tracking ability. The Abaco 40 is also available in twin engine pod drive form with a top speed in the high 30’s.


  • LOD: 39'3"
  • Beam: 12'9"
  • Beam: 3'11"
  • LWL: 37'
  • Water Capacity : 80 US gallons
  • Displacement : 19,000 lbs
  • Fuel Capacity : 300 US gallons
  • Waste : 30 US gallons
  • Engine: Cummins 670 hp


  • Fiberglass roving & unidirectional E-glass reinforced structural grid with limber holes providing longitudinal floors forming engine beds with transverse frames


  • Vinylester resin throughout
  • Single piece vacuum bagged Core-Cell cored fiberglass molding
  • Extra reinforcing as required
  • Core removed in way of al thru-hulls, shaft log, rudder port & centre line
  • FRP centerline prop protecting skeg for single engine installation
  • Awlgrip hull finish


  • Single piece foam cored fiberglass molding with non-skid pattern on all working surfaces
  • Sand-textured non-skid surfaces finished in choice of color
  • Core phased out in way of all deck fittings
  • Overlapping hull/deck joint bonded and fastened every 4”
  • Swim platform with swim ladder
  • Transom door to platform


  • Cummins 670 H.P. diesel engine with electronic display
  • Digital engine instrument panel for tach, oil pressure, fuel consumption etc.
  • Dual density engine sound insulation
  • Isolated bilge area under engine
  • Raw water cooled exhaust with muffler
  • 2” Aqua Met propeller shaft with zinc anode
  • 4 blade bronze propeller
  • Sidepower bow thruster
  • Dripless shaft seal
  • Bronze rudder
  • Dual engine room ventilation
  • 2 – 150 US gallon vented fuel tanks with level indicator at helm
  • Dual Racor fuel filters
  • Raw water intake with strainer
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Electronic throttle shift control
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Stainless steel steering wheel


  • Pressure water with hot & cold faucets in head/shower and galley
  • Cockpit shower
  • Water heater, 11 gallon, 110V & engine heat exchanger
  • 80 US gallon water tank with level indicator at helm
  • Polished stainless steel sinks in galley & head
  • Single lever chromed brass faucets
  • Rigid colour coded PVC plumbing
  • Vacuflush head with 30 US gallon holding tank
  • Holding tank overboard discharge with 12 volt macerator
  • All sea cocks Marelon
  • 2 – 1500 gallon per hour bilge pumps with float switches
  • Integrated manual bilge pump


  • All wiring sized & colour coded to ABYC specs.
  • 12V DC custom distribution panel with digital meters
  • 110V AC custom power distribution panels with digital meters & polarity indicator
  • 110V 30amp. shore power with 50’ cord
  • 110V outlets in galley, head, fwd. cabin & engine room with ground fault protection
  • AGM engine starting battery
  • Two 200 amp hour AGM house batteries
  • Two explosion proof master battery selection switches
  • Inverter/battery charger
  • Front opening 12V refrigerator
  • Separate top access 12V freezer
  • Two burner ceramic cooktop
  • Microwave oven
  • Chrome overhead lights in galley, dinette, head & V berth
  • Chrome swivel reading lights in V berth
  • Engine room lighting
  • Halon extinguishing system in engine room
  • 3 windshield wipers/washers with independent on/off switches at helm

  • Running lights & anchor light
  • Courtesy lights in cockpit, saloon and interior
  • Light at compass
  • Fire extinguishers in cabin & cockpit


  • Main bulkheads and faces laminate covered marine plywood fibreglassed to hull & deck
  • Satin varnished interior wood trim
  • Cabin & locker doors solid wood framed
  • Varnished teak & holly cabin sole
  • Removable overhead panels in satin white
  • All exposed interior fiberglass in locker interiors covered with ply, cedar or gelcoat
  • Spacious forward cabin with v-berth or optional island double berth with overhead “aircraft” lockers, bureau with drawers and hanging locker
  • Head with large separate shower
  • Corian countertops in galley & head with under mounted sinks
  • Double sink at galley with drawers for utensils. Sliding door storage outboard of galley. Tilt out trash bin under sink, dish storage locker above Galley is open to pilothouse for greater light and ventilation
  • All latches, hinges, catches & pulls are chromed bronze or brass
  • Mirror in head
  • Towel rack and cup holder
  • 5” foam upholstered cushions in helm area & 6” foam in V berth


  • All deck hardware & fittings 316 stainless steel
  • Bow fitting with anchor roller
  • Windlass w/SS anchor and 250’ chain/rope
  • 6 stainless steel 10” mooring cleats
  • 4 custom inline toe rail chocks
  • 1¼” stainless steel bow rail extending aft to cockpit
  • Large molded hull rub rail at chine aft with stainless steel half round
  • Solid teak caprail on bulwarks extending aft to cockpit
  • Stainless steel striker on hull at sheer to protect teak caprail
  • 2 stainless steel handrails on hardtop
  • 2 stainless steel handrails on cabin top
  • 4 stainless steel opening ports w/screens
  • Large windows in pilothouse with sliding vents port and stbd
  • Large sliding doors to aft cockpit from enclosed pilothouse
  • Teak cabin nosing
  • 4 Lewmar aluminium anodized hatches with Oceanair screens and shades
  • Molded fibreglass 6’ 6” settees port and stbd in pilothouse with hinged storage access
  • Pedestal mount helmsman and co-pilot seats fwd
  • Chart table and co-pilot seat
  • Drop leaf dining table to port
  • Overhead handrails in pilothouse
  • Hatches in pilothouse floor for engine access
  • Hatches in cockpit sole for storage and access
  • 4” foam upholstered cockpit cushions
  • 4 fenders and dock lines



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