40 Foot Yacht: Guide to Buying New and Used Yachts

When a client is in the market for a new 40 foot yacht, we often begin with the simple question of, “What is your ideal day on the water?” How clients answer this question is often quite illuminating and instructive in recommending specific yachts to consider from among the myriad of options in today’s marketplace. But we don’t stop there. Other questions can be useful as well as we attempt to narrow down buying options for a client. Do you plan to use the yacht for fishing? Is speed important? Do you intend to sleep overnight on the yacht? Any long-range cruising? How many people do you plan to have on the vessel with you on a typical trip? Where do you plan to store the yacht? These are all important questions to consider as we begin the buying process for a vessel in the 40 foot yacht range. With any yacht purchase, size of the vessel is an important consideration. The 40 foot line is a common boundary line for boaters that have previously owned smaller boats but are looking to upgrade their experience on the water for a number of reasons. For example, a 40 foot yacht often comes into focus for couples looking to do more than simple day boating. Moreover, as you get into yachts of this size range, they can come with multiple living spaces and plenty of amenities while still in an affordable price range. The choice between a new or used yacht is also a crucial consideration. While a used vessel will cost less, buying new means not only gaining access to the latest technology and amenities but also current trends and tastes in interior design and comfort. What are buyers seeking in a new 40 foot yacht today? While use cases and tastes that are specific to the individual will be front and center when buying a yacht, some things remain universal. Today, joystick docking is a must. Even if your experience means joystick control is unnecessary, it’ll be expected by just about all buyers when it’s time for resale. Moreover, buyers are eager for today’s boundary-pushing combinations of sleek and sporty yacht styles with unusually spacious and comfortable interiors. Manufacturers continue to push the envelope in delivering to buyers the best of both worlds when it comes to style and comfort. Lastly, it’s important to comment on the other parties involved when a buyer purchases a yacht. The manufacturer of the yacht you purchase and the dealer from which you buy both matter greatly. Does the manufacturer have a long history of financial strength and a track record of innovation and standing by their products? The dealer you work with is not merely a conduit for a transaction, but a partner in both the purchase and ownership of your new yacht. Ensuring your dealer will be there every step of the way during your yacht ownership is crucial. Yacht ownership is an investment and an ongoing experience. As such, partnering with the best manufacturer and dealer ensures a smooth and enjoyable experience both now and in the years ahead. One Water Yacht Group is committed to providing a unique approach to both yacht sales and service. With an unrivaled network of dealers and service centers through the eastern seaboard and Gulf coast, you will be in good hands where your yacht takes you. Our goal is to ensure maximum enjoyment for you and your loved ones as you spend time on the water.


One Water Yacht Group offers a number of options of yachts in the 40 foot range. Some of our featured new yachts in this range are detailed below:

Riviera 39 Open Flybridge

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With a sporty open flybridge and open cockpit, yet incredibly spacious and stylish saloon, the Riviera 39 Open Flybridge has it all for family yachting adventures. Powered by smooth Volvo Penta IPS performance, you can operate the yacht from either the main helm or above on the open flybridge. The 39 Open Flybridge comes with two spacious staterooms and a single bathroom.

Riviera 395 SUV

Leaders of the burgeoning “SUV Yacht” category, Riviera simply delivers with the 395 SUV. The yacht boasts a gorgeous single level flowing space with an open cockpit eager for an active lifestyle by day and entertaining by night. Features such as the large rear boarding platform, transom locker storage and transom barbecue center will lead to endless fun for the active family on the water. The master stateroom comes with a large queen-size bed and adjacent en-suite. The guest stateroom can accommodate up to three adults. The Riviera 395 SUV is powered by Volvo Penta pod drives.

Riviera 43 Open Flybridge

Whether cruising or fishing, the 43 Open Flybridge offers its owners comfort and style over three levels. The spacious cockpit with its gorgeous stair ladder to the flybridge and luxurious saloon mean entertaining is a breeze. With Volvo IPS power, Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit Navigation and fingertip, joystick maneuverability, managing this yacht is a breeze. Accommodations include a forward master stateroom with ensuite and guest stateroom with additional bathroom.

Riviera 445 SUV

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Designed for both the adventurer and entertainer, the Riviera SUV line of yachts combines both the offshore pedigree and open cockpit of the manufacturer’s flybridge line with the relaxed and flowing one-level living of its sport yachts line. Most boaters immediately notice the expansive cockpit of the 445 SUV which is highly conducive for watersports action during the day and entertaining family and friends in the evening. Guests looking for more lounging can access and enjoy a sun pad on the foredeck via the wide side decks. Down below, two staterooms with two bathrooms provide comfortable and restful environments for all guests on board. The Riviera 445 SUV is powered by the Volvo Inboard Propulsion System (IPS), and owners will find that the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit Navigation displays and joystick maneuverability means operating the vessel is a breeze. Have any questions regarding the purchase of a 50 foot yacht? The One World Yacht team is ready to assist. Contact us today.

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