Avance 40 McINTOSH for sale with Yeoman Yachts
Avance 40 for sale:


The Avance 40 was built in Finland and very close to the Nautor’s Swan and Baltic yards. Designed by the famed Sparkman and Stephens naval architects the Avance 40 looks remarkably like the Swans, also designed by Sparkman and Stephens, of the same era.

Originally commissioned in 1984, McINTOSH was sailed around Cape Cod and adjacent islands. In 1990 she was sold. Then in 2015 the present owner purchased McINTOSH and the boat immediately went to Yachting Solutions in Rockland, Maine, for a large refit. Details of the refit are listed below.

With the recent refit and the exceptional care and attention the present owners have lavished on McINTOSH she is in astonishing condition, especially given her age.

Any discriminating buyer for McINTOSH will be well impressed with her and a viewing is highly recommended.

  • Year:

  • Model:

    Avance 40
  • Location:

    Marion - Massachusetts - USA
  • Price:

    $ 69,500 USD

Avance 40 Specifications

  • Model:
    1984 Avance 40
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    40 ft 0 in
  • Beam:
    12 ft 7 in
  • Draft:
    5 ft 5 in min, 8 ft 10 in max
  • Displacement:
    19600 lbs
  • Ballast:
    8420 lbs
  • Keel:
  • Engine:
    Bukh Diesel 35hp

    For enquries please contact:

    Keith Yeoman - Swan Brokerage

    Keith Yeoman

    Yeoman Yachts

    T: +1 401 846 1090

Refits and Updates


New batteries. New radar.


All opening and fixed ports removed and rebedded. All interior furniture re-varnished with up to 4 coats of matt and gloss Epifanes on appropriate surfaces. All standing rigging and fittings thoroughly checked.


New water heater. New B&G Zeus screen.


New head with new plumbing and valves. New Doyle Stack Pack.


Major refit at Yachting Solutions in Mattapoisett, MA, including:

New TDS teak decking.

All new electronics.

New wiring.

New LED lights.

New light fixtures.

New navigation lights.

New inverter.

New cushions, mattresses and covers.

New cockpit cushions.

New Lexan in opening deck hatches.

New steering cables and linkages.

New mainsail.

New jib.

New mainsail track on mast.

New genoa and mainsheet tracks and blocks.

New running rigging.

New diesel heater.


Solid fiberglass hull with white Awlgrip type paint

Double dark blue waterline stripes

Single dark blue sheer stripe

Fin keel with centerboard

Centerboard up draft is 5’ 5”

Centerboard down draft is 8’ 10”

Spade rudder with full skeg


Cored fiberglass deck with teak overlay

Teak overlay (new 2015)

Dark blue deck coaming stripe

2 x cockpit deck plan with bridgdeck between

Stainless steel stem head fitting with 1 anchor roller

2 x pair mooring cleats, 1 x pair forward, 1 pair aft, each with a fairlead

Anchor locker in the bow with deck hatch access

2 x cockpit lockers, 1 x each side, plus an additional locker under the helmsman’s seat

Aluminum anodized toe rail

Stainless steel bow and stern rails

Stainless steel stanchions

1 x 19 stainless steel wire double lifelines (2015)

Lifeline gates port and starboard

Additional gate in the stern rail with a stainless steel fold up swim ladder

Maxwell windlass on deck with chain gypsy and anchor rode winch

Foot switch next to the windlass to help raise the anchor

Running rigging leads aft from the mast to a gang of 3 line-stoppers on the starboard side of the companionway and then to a winch

Black anodized genoa tracks, each with single sheep lead block

2 x double deck sheet turning blocks aft, 1 x each side

Black anodized mainsheet track with a 4:1 purchase for the traveler

Mainsheet is on a 4:1 system with the mainsheet leading to a winch on the starboard side of the bridgedeck

Traveler lines each side lead back to a line stopper

2 x winch handle pockets forward end of aft cockpit

2 x storage boxes inside aft cockpit coamings for small items

Selden spinnaker pole and whisker pole, both of which have stainless steel mounts on the foredeck

Centerboard pennant is led aft along the port side to its own captive winch

Pedestal for the wheel

Stainless steel pedestal guard tall enough to anchor the chart plotter

Stainless steel wheel


All self-tailing, 2 speed, Lewmar

1 x #40, halyard

1 x #44, mainsheet

2 x #54, primary

 2 x #43, secondary

general arrangement


Sleeps 4 in 2 separate sleeping cabins. Sleeps 3 more, 1 in the pilot bunk and 2 on the saloon settees for a total of 7. Varnished teak furniture throughout with teak and holly cabin soles and vinyl covered overhead panels.

Forward Cabin

Located in the bow with a “V” berth and removable filler. Overhead storage lockers port, starboard and forward. Aft to port and starboard are additional lockers. There is a single seat aft to starboard. Storage is under the bunks.

forward head

Located immediately after of the forward cabin on the starboard side. Manual Groco head with holding tank and deck discharge. Fiberglass sink aft with hot and cold pressure water and telephone type shower. Two lockers outboard. One locker under the sink. Teak grate in the sole.

main Saloon

Immediately after of the head is the main saloon. On the port side is a straight settee with a pilot berth outboard of it. Each has fittings for a lee cloth. There is storage behind the settee backrests. Opposite, on the starboard side, is a “U” shaped settee with storage behind the backrest. There are shelves and lockers outboard. On the centerline is a teak table with folding leaves port and starboard. The water tanks are underneath the settees. Forward on the port side and opposite the head is additional storage.


Located after of the main saloon on the starboard side. “U” shaped. There is storage outboard behind black plexiglass sliding doors. There are lockers above the double stainless steel sinks aft to store wet dishes in a rack that drains to the sinks below. Additional lockers are under the sink and forward and inboard. Inboard are 3 shelves. Outboard and forward is a top loading fridge. Outboard and aft is an additional insulated top loading ice box. There is a 3 burner propane stove with oven outboard with a crash bar and eyes to attach a belt for the chef while under way.

navigation station

Located immediately opposite the galley and on the port side. Forward facing. There are drawers forward and underneath the desk. There is a lid on the desk accessing chart storage underneath. Outboard is the electrical panel together with navigation and communication electronics.

aft cabin

Located in the aft end of the boat. Accessed on the port side. Single bunk to port and a single bunk to starboard. Against the forward bulkhead is a fiberglass sink with hot and cold pressure water. Over and under the sink two more lockers. Aft are two lockers underneath the cockpit sole. Another locker is outboard and over the starboard bunk.


The engine space is accessed underneath the companionway steps

Bukh diesel engine with 35HP

The engine has a large flywheel and a decompression lever to allow a hand crank to occur

Two blade folding propellor

Line cutter on the propeller shaft

Single lever engine control mounted on the port side coaming in the cockpit together with engine instruments

plumbing and ventilation


Pressure hot and cold water in the galley, forward head and aft cabin sink 

Kuuma 6 gallon water heater with expansion tank

Water heated via engine.

Water heater has the capability of AC powered heating if desired

Telephone style deck shower with hot and cold water located in the starboard side of the cockpit 


4 x opening deck hatches

3 x opening ports

3 x dorade vents each with a stainless steel protective rail

Electric fan in forward cabin

Espar heater with independent diesel tank

Duct work for the diesel heater goes to all cabins including the head


120volt AC shore power

120volt, 30amp shore power deck connector and shore power cord

12volt DC system

Electrical panel at nav station

2 x Lifeline GPL 4DL house batteries

1 x Northstar battery for engine start

LED lighting

Inverter to power an AC outlet in the galley


3 x B&G H5000 mfd’s on mast under gooseneck

1 x B&G H5000 mfd in cockpit

1 x B&G H5000 mfd in nav station

B&G radar with 20” dome mounted on mast

Robertson 22 autopilot with wireless key fob control


Aluminum anodized fractional mast

Aluminum anodized boom

A mix of stainless steel rod and 1 x 19 stainless steel standing rigging 

Backstay with Sailtech hydraulic adjuster

Racing Equipment sold boom vang

Aluminum Selden spinnaker pole stowed on deck

Aluminum Selden strut stowed on deck


Doyle Bluewater, fully battened, cruising mainsail with Stack Pack

Doyle Bluewater, 110% jib

Storm jib with sheets that hanks onto the inner forestay

Additional equipment

Stainless steel anchor chain

Paul Luke Fisherman style anchor dis-assembled and stored under the salon sole, resurfaced and repainted in 2016.  

Danforth stern anchor stored in the aft lazarette.

Inner chain plate on foredeck for inner forestay and staysail attachment

Spray hood over companionway entrance

Custom toast Sunbrella sunshade the covers the aft cockpit, and another larger sunshade.

Custom toast sunbrella windscoop for the large forward hatch

Stainless steel Magma BBQ grill that mounts onto the sternrail, and is plumbed to the propane tanks in the starboard lazarette, includes a toast Sunbrella cover

Cockpit table folds against pedestal

Outboard engine bracket on stern rail

Weems and Plath clock on main bulkhead

Weems and Plath barometer on main bulkhead


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 sur

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Yeoman Yachts

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Yeoman Yachts LLC

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