'Vitesse' underwent a significant refit in 2020 substantially upgrading everything on the boat - basically all of her original equipment was outright replaced or substantially upgraded, and she still presents today as the ultimate day boat. Her striking two pack paint finish makes a head-turning statement wherever she roams.
For those people that haven't experienced the enjoyment and exhilaration of the Fjord 40 Open we recommend you wait no longer! The Dual Volvo Diesel IPS drives offer great acceleration, swift top-end speed approaching 35 knots, and ease of docking, courtesy of the Volvo IPS joystick docking system. This choice of power is also smooth and quiet. This is a fun boat in which to enjoy time out on the water with family and friends. The walk-around decks, with high bulwarks, make for an easy and safe boat to get around and entertain onboard. S/S child/pet gates are fitted across the stern to further keep everyone where they were meant to be.
'Vitesse' features a custom extended swim platform which makes for a great space from which you can swim, fish, or cook up a storm on her removable S/S BBQ which is installed onto her dual removable transom rails.
In addition to her previously mentioned BMW Neon Blue painted hull, her decks and capping boards were laid with superyacht quality Esthec decking material with a custom diagonal chalking inlay detail. This material is low maintenance and, being ultra-tough will be in service a lot longer than traditional teak decking. And it looks sharp!
Her cockpit features dual bench seats, of which both backrests can be reversed providing a large combination of seating arrangements. You would find storage under both of these bench seats. The seating combinations include having the aft seat setup to face aft so as guests can watch people swimming or generally take advantage of the view out from the stern of the boat - the lounges are super comfortable to sit on and feature upgraded upholstery with custom stitching detail. When typically configured the two bench seats facing each other, and an electric height adjustable table allows configuration as either a dining or coffee table - for up to 8 guests, given the beamy nature of the Wally-inspired hull design. The table can be lowered all the way down (and with the addition of an infill cushion over the table) this area transforms to a large sun pad. When underway the forward bench seat can be set up so as to face forward - which just feels right when running at higher speeds.
Various soft shade options are available for the cockpit - a simple market umbrella located through the middle of the table into a custom base fitting can be set up in a jiffy. For more substantial shade, a large euro awning (shade sail) can be attached to the aft of the custom hardtop and can then be connected/supported back aft by custom removable carbon fibre poles (which are located into the custom deck hardware!) - it is a very nice system. The foredeck has a similar removable euro awning and carbon fibre pole system.
Also above the helm area and dash is a fixed custom hardtop that provides permanent weather protection (the current hardtop offers significantly more protection than the standard factory hardtop). The aft of her hardtop features inbuilt spreaders and lighting, perfect for entertaining after dark.
Her modern helm features the latest in Raymarine electronics including Raymarine Axiom 12" Pro RV, Axiom 9" Plus Chartplotter, AIS 700 and Raymarine M200 Flir thermal Camera. 'Vitesse' is equipped with solar panels and therefore could be left without shore power (say on a mooring) with ease while still running selected DC appliances. Cruise along to the beats of Fusion Sound System with JL Audio amps, subwoofers and speakers.
Below deck, the Fjord 40 Open layout features a surprisingly large cabin (for her walk-around deck layout). An island double bed is installed centreline forward, and in addition to this, the settee backrests can be removed to reveal another bed which was tucked outboard to starboard and under the helm area. The head with an integrated shower is located to port. 'Vitesse' features a cherry timber finish, and her upholstery and floor coverings in the cabin remain in excellent condition.
Forward of the helm seat is a large, upholstered foredeck sun pad (which you can be enjoyed with or without the weather protection on offer from the removable euro awning).
The bow of 'Vitesse' features a custom S/S bow plate on the stem, and she is equipped with an Ultra S/S Anchor.
Extensive weather covers had been made to keep the boat in great shape when not in use, plus there are removable port and starboard dodgers that protect the helm area should you experience some rain when enjoying the boat.
Major mechanical works were completed to 'Vitesse' during her refit, most notably the installation of the latest model IPS drives (brand new in 2020).
The Fjord 40's are a competent sea boat, with one east coast model having cruised the east coast from Sydney up to Hamilton Island.
Windcraft - Importer of iconic European recreational yachts for more than 20 years.
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Patrick Banfield / Fjord Motor Yachts
Hanse Yachts Group
40' - 12.19m
Esthetec Decks and Capping Rail (New 2020)
Volvo Penta IPS500's
Engine Hours (2nd Engine)
IPS 500's (new 2020)
Open Gallet arrangment on main deck. Rear mount BBQ, food preparation and sink on main area. Fridge and Freezer combination
Isotherm 85ltr and 49ltr Draw fridge
Integrated to Fridge
Rear Mount BBQ
Hot Water System
Yes, 240 volt and off engine
Single cabin with island double bed forward, lounge converts to additional bed under the helm
2 - Internal plus stern shower
Samsung TV 18" (Cabin), Fusion Sound System with JL Audio Amps Subs and speakers. Various remote controls around boat
Yes (12 months old)
Comprehensive covers for seats, sunbeds etc including a full boat cover
Yes, Stainless Ultra Anchor with Lewmar Electric Winch and rode counter including Helm control
Fire Extinguishers, Fire Blanket
12 Volt, Shore Power System, Inverter Charger, Solar Panels
Raymarine Axiom 12" Pro RV, Axiom 9" Plus Chartplotter, AIS 700 and Raymarine M200 Flir thermal Camera