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Friendship 40 CC, 40'
Ted Fontaine has taken his skill and attention to detail from the extravagant world of large (and small) sailing yachts and is introducing to the powerboat market the Friendship 40 CC, an express cruiser that incorporates the richness and elegance we have come to expect from the drawing boards of this award-winning designer.
Just as the Friendship 40 identified a market of discerning yachtsmen seeking a small and easy to handle sailboat in a luxury package, the Friendship 40 CC has identified a niche in the powerboat market that has until now remained vacant. While the concept of the picnic-style boats as easy to handle, comfortable for overnights or day tripping with family and friends has proven to be wildly popular, the practice of separating the helmsman from his or her guests is an encumbrance that has thus far been ignored.
In an effort to modify this traditional arrangement, Fontaine adopted characteristics from the smaller center console power- boats and has relocated and centered the helm to the aft of the pilothouse entertainment / seating area. This reunites the helmsman with his guests without disrupting the steering and handling of the boat. While underway, the dynamic between the helmsman and his guests is changed from chauffer to host. After all, Fontaine wonders, isn’t it time the owner of the boat joins his own party?
The Friendship tradition of ultimate quality and personal customization carries on with the new 40 CC. Stepping down into the cabin, the interior features twin settees forward that convert to a full berth with a hanging locker, a compact galley and a head with shower. The interior, built like fine furniture, is solid teak finished with satin and gloss varnish.
The aft deck provides additional outdoor seating and entertaining with two settees offering a place to dry in the sun after a swim or to sip a cocktail as the sun goes down. The seating area is raised which not only allows site through the cockpit windshield, but also provides more engine room space. Access to the teak swim platform is gained via the aft settees.
The Friendship 40 CC is powered by the owner’s choice of twin Volvo IPS 450s for a top speed of 36.6 kts / 32 kts cruising or twin Hamilton HJ 274 water jets with the Hamilton Mouseboat control for a top speed of 37.5 kts / 33 kts cruising. The use of the jets enables the 40 CC to venture into shallower waters, while the IPS allows for more efficiency and better control. The Friendship Yacht Company is quickly becoming known throughout the industry to offer the highest quality yachts on the market. The perfection and ultimate craftsmanship are seen in absolutely every inch of a Friendship. This is in part due to Ted Fontaine’s architecture and uncompromising boat building skills, as well as the fact that each Friendship is virtually a custom- built yacht. As every owner knows, building a Friendship involves an intimate relationship with the designer, a unique distinction in the ever growing world of production boats.
|Length over all:||39.53'||12.02 m|
|Length on deck:||36.58'||11.15m|
|Beam max:||11.94'||3.64 m|
|Displacement:||20,500 lbs.||9,298 kg|
|Propulsion:||IPS 450||Hamilton 274 Jets
|Fuel Capacity:||400 US Gallons||1514 L|
|Fresh Water Capacity:||80 US Gallons||302 L|
|Black Water Capacity:||22.5 US Gallons||86 L|