The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Amber 40

Quality craftsman build
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  253305
  • Length  ·  11.90m
  • Year  ·  2005
  • Construction  ·  Composite
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 56hp, Yanmar 4JH3E (2005)
  • Lying  ·  Gosport
Boatshed Portsmouth
Boatshed Portsmouth
Samantha Cassell

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Rob Humphreys
Builder MB Yachts
Lying Gosport
Fuel capacity 240.0 ltr (52.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 450.0 ltr (99.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 56hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 4JH3E (2005)
Engine Hours Engine1: 549
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Feathering Max Prop (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.1 ltr (0.5 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Engine spares

Last engine service was just after launch earlier this year, May 2018.
20” feathering max-prop
Steering Whitlock Cobra
Side power SE 80/185 12v bow thruster

4 x 105AH calcium/lead sealed batteries - new in June 2017
New Battery charger - Dolphin replaced by Mastervolt “Chargemaster" 12/50-3 fitted June 2017
240v shore power connection
Charging via x-split diode driftgate
Inverter 150 watt Sinergex


Length 11.90m
LWL 9.19m
Beam 3.94m
Draft Min 1.83m
Draft Max 1.83m
Airdraft 17.40m
Displacement 9,800kg (21,609.0lbs)
Headroom 1.94m
Storage On marina


Other rigged Selden Aluminium spars (2005) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2005)


Reefing mainsail Sanders Sails - Slab (2005) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail Sanders Sails - Furling (2005)
Other sails Stay sail - hank on (2005)

The rig is strictly a Bermudian Cutter rig with a furling yankee headsail (54.5 sqm) and a hanked staysail (14.2 sqm) in addition to the main (37.6 sqm). All sails from Sanders in 2005.

Rig check carried out in May 2018.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Composite
Underwater profile Fin
Finish 2 pack finish

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Stripped plank west epoxy composite hull finished in two pack to owners choice
Externally sheathed with 2 x 600sqm biaxial cloth and 1 x 300 sqm twirl to minimize print through, internal laminate 3000g sqm below waterline tapering at 100mm intervals. All external surfaces filled with epoxy and sprayed with Awlgrip 2 pack in flag blue (G 5002)
Superstructure ply and epoxy composite with GRP sub mouldings.
The hull is a stripped plank and West epoxy composite sheathed externally with 2 x 600 sqm biaxial cloth and 1 x sqm twirl (to minimise print through). Internally the laminate is 3000g sqm below the waterline tapering at 100mm intervals. All external surfaces are filled with epoxy and spray finished with Awlgrip 2 pack in Flag Blue (G5002). Hull planking thickness can be seen by the cutout sample on the boat. Owner believes the planking is 25mm Douglas Fir.
Hull survey in February 2018.

The keel is cast iron through bolted on 11 x 22mm stainless steel bolts. Keel weight is 4,200 Kg, cast iron and slightly “bulbed” at the base.

Summary of Accommodation:
Double berth owners cabin up forward, Two single berths to the starboard side just aft of the owner’s cabin, Double berth aft cabin, just aft of navigation station.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)

Fresh water heated via water calorifier 30L Isotemp

4 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Raw water wash

Fresh water heated via water calorifier 30L Isotemp

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Cockpit cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Bow Thruster

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
(CQR 35lb)
60.00m of chain
Lodestar dinghy (2006)
4 x 40 self-tailing chrome Lewmar winches
2 x 50 self-tailing chrome Lewmar winches
1 x 16 chrome Lewmar winches

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

In cockpit:
Raymarine ST680 Autopilot, type 2 linear drive
Raymarine ST60 Depth, ST60 Speed and ST60 Wind Speed Instruments at helm position
At chart table:
Raymarine E80 Multi-function display
Garman GPS interfaced weather fax
Raymarine AIS 500 Class B Transceiver
Raymarine 55 DSC VHF with cockpit mic and speaker
Icom handheld VHF IC-M35

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Safety harnesses

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Date of last life raft service: 06-28-2015

1 x Jonbuoy

Broker's Comments

The Amber 40 is true quality craftsmanship! Every inch of this yacht when I stepped onboard was stunning. From the light coloured warm wood finish to the smallest of detail inside and out. She has a unique stern/helm design wrapping around making you feel very secure. Her navy blue hull is also immaculate. Enough accommodation to be a comfortable family cruising boat or live aboard for extended cruising.

Yachting World in November 2005 quoted
“One thing is guaranteed - the level of craftsmanship will be second to none”

Another from Rob Humphreys - “Seldom will grace have moved so fast” when talking of his hull design.

Owners Comments:
This beautiful yacht draws comment and admiration at home and abroad, she has a very sea kindly sea motion with a good sailing performance. The deep cockpit gives a great feeling of security and the flat decks are a joy to work on, although all lines are lead aft to the cockpit for ease of use. The hull is immensely strong due to her construction method. The hull is totally dry and condensation free, she is a pleasure to sail.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Amber 40 has been personally photographed and viewed by Samantha Cassell of Boatshed Portsmouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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