SOLITUDE | Friendship 40 Daysailer | 40ft

North Falmouth, MA, US


SOLITUDE | Friendship 40 Daysailer | 40ft


North Falmouth, MA, US


The Friendship 40 was designed by Ted Fontaine to provide a truly graceful, spirited daysailer that can be easily sailed by one and comfortably accommodate friends and family in her generous cockpit. Relative wide beam, heavier displacement and significant ballast support a powerful sail plan and also ensure a stable and comfortable motion. Her shoal draft of less than four feet allows for docking and anchoring in waters normally off-limits to sailboats. And her interior accommodations can support comfortable overnighting by one couple or a growing family, with a large master centerline berth and two single settee berths.

SOLITUDE was built to very high “superyacht” standards, with exceptional detailing above and below decks, by Austral Marine in New Zealand. She features the most popular options, including in-boom furling, (4) power winches, hydraulic mainsail trim, electric jib furling and bow thruster. Shows extremely well thanks to light summertime use, inside heated storage every year and new or recent hull paint, sails, running rigging, electronics, canvas and batteries. For those seeking a true work of art at the highest level of quality, look no further than SOLITUDE. Most importantly, she is indeed a joy to sail!


  • Length: 40ft
  • Builder: Austral Marine
  • Beam: 12' 9"
  • Year: 2006
  • Displacement: 22500.00 lbs
  • Hull: Composite
  • Engine: (1) Yanmar, 55 hp


  • Builder: Austral Marine
  • Designer: Ted Fontaine
  • Keel: Centerboard


  • Length Overall: 40.75 ft
  • Length Waterline: 30.25 ft
  • Displacement: 22500.00 lb
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 9500.00 lb
  • Beam Measure: 12' 9"


  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Engine Model: SD50
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1096
  • Engine Power: 55 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (57 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (33 Gallons)


Starting forward, there is a large centerline berth with seats each side and multiple storage spaces, including drawers and (2) cedar lined hanging lockers. Further aft, the main salon features full length settees each side with generous storage behind backrests and above. There is a large centerline table with drop leaves and built-in storage. Aft and to port is a functional galley, and private head and shower to starboard.

The interior is all hand-crafted teak meticulously finished with satin varnish. Highlights include solid teak trim, corner posts and raised-panel locker and drawer fronts, teak v-groove hull ceilings, varnished teak soles with black inlays and painted white v-groove overheads. Countertops are “Kona Beige” Silestone in the galley and white Corian in the head. Interior fabrics are tastefully done, with throw pillows, towels and bedding included.


  • Custom stainless steel lined 12 volt refrigerator box
  • Sharp stainless steel microwave oven in upper locker
  • Stainless under-counter sink with hot/cold pressurized water
  • Keurig coffee maker built into locker with pull-out shelf
  • Custom dish storage


  • Raymarine AXIOM +12 MFD chartplotter with remote keypad, Navionics US Northeast charts and Lighthouse North America chart (all new 2022)
  • Raymarine Quantum 2 Doppler 18” radar with AIS (2022)
  • (2) Raymarine i70 multi-displays in cockpit each side of companionway (2022)
  • Raymarine EV-400 autopilot with direct drive unit and wireless remote control (2022)
  • ICOM M510 VHF with command mic at helm (2022)
  • Fusion RA770 stereo with amplifier and speakers in cockpit and salon (2022)
  • Ritchie compass
  • Weems clock and barometer in salon
  • 17” Flat screen TV port salon with DVD player


  • 12 volt DC/110 volt AC electrical system
  • Custom switch panels
  • (2) Engine alternators including 130 amp for house bank
  • (4) AGM Lifeline 12 volt house batteries, 840 amp-hours total (new 2021)
  • (1) AGM 12 volt start battery (new 2021)
  • 125 volt/30 amp shore power inlet with 50’ cord
  • Xantrex 2000 watt inverter/battery charger
  • 110 and 12 volt outlets
  • Reading lights, dome lights and courtesy lights
  • Masthead anchor, bow, foredeck, and running lights (new LED 2022)
  • Twin boom lights with dimmers


  • Yanmar 55 hp diesel engine (1,096 hours) with sail drive transmission and 3-blade folding propeller
  • Morse single-lever controls at helm
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Lewmar 6 kW bow thruster with foot controls at helm
  • MarineAir air conditioning - 12,000 BTU
  • Whitlock steering system
  • Force 10 hot water heater
  • Tecma electric fresh water toilet with holding tank or direct overboard discharge
  • Automatic electric bilge pump (new 2017)
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • Automatic shower sump pump


  • Aluminum two-spreader mast with Awlgrip finish
  • Leisure Furl in-boom mainsail system with Awlgrip finish
  • Reckmann EF90 electric jib furler with foot controls at helm
  • Rod standing rigging with stainless turnbuckle covers
  • New Spectra halyards (2019)
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay and boom vang with stainless cylinders and stainless braided hoses
  • Hydraulic mainsheet trim with foot buttons at helm

Electric Winches

  • (2) Lewmar 48 ST primary winches each side of helm
  • (2) Lewmar 46 ST winches each side companionway for main halyard, main furling, spinnaker halyard and centerboard hoist
  • New Antal push button winch switches for above in 2020


  • Doyle Stratis laminate fully-battened furling mainsail (2019)
  • Doyle Stratis laminate jib (2019)
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker with sock


Molded hull and deck with Vinylester resins, knitted multiaxial E-glass fabrics and carbon fiber in high-load areas. Molded elliptical spade rudder with carbon fiber shaft and roller type rudder bearings. Molded centerboard with hoist controls in cockpit, increasing draft from 3’ - 11’ to 9’ - 2” for enhanced upwind performance and unique access to shallow waters.

Topsides are Awlgrip Majestic Blue (new 2021) with gold cove stripe, single white boot stripe and red bottom. Bottom was stripped with new barrier coat applied in 2020. Decks are Cream Gelcoat with Moondust non-skid.


  • Self-launching anchoring system stores flush under deck when not in use
  • Delta 35 lb. anchor with all-chain rode
  • Fortress secondary anchor with rode and chain
  • Salt water anchor wash down system
  • Lewmar V2 anchor windlass (new motor 2017) with foot buttons and remote control
  • (6) Custom stainless chocks with (8) flush-mounted retractable cleats
  • Stainless steel opening hatch for main salon
  • Antal deck hardware including genoa tracks, genoa cars, sheet stoppers, pad eyes and winch buttons (new 2017)
  • Hand laid teak decks and cockpit sole
  • Varnished teak cap rail, sheer strake, nosing, and cockpit trim
  • Varnished teak cockpit table with drop leaves, storage and drink cooler
  • (4) Custom line storage bins for halyards and sheets around cockpit
  • (6) Stainless lined drink holders
  • Custom steering pedestal with stainless instrument pod, grab rail and 48” elkhide-covered wheel
  • Cockpit cushions with backrests
  • Flush mounted shower on aft deck
  • Stainless steel folding swim ladder
  • Dodger with zip-in side curtains and elkhide grab bar (2023)
  • Cockpit table and pedestal covers (2023)
  • Custom cockpit cover (2023)
  • Custom cockpit awning
  • Varnished teak ensign flagstaff
  • (4) Covered fenders with lambskin fender holders to fit over cap rail
  • (2) Fender boards
  • Dock lines
  • Boat hook mounted in forepeak
  • Life jackets
  • Flare kit
  • Heaving line
  • (4) Portable fire extinguishers
  • Tool kit
  • Miscellaneous spares


Owner’s personal effects are excluded from the sale.

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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