40' Friendship - Selling Yacht San Francisco California

2008 40' Friendship

40' Friendship

  • Name: SCRAM
  • Make: Friendship
  • Year: 2008
  • Length: 40'
  • Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
  • Located In: Emeryville, CA
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  • Specs

    • Designer: Ted Fontaine
      Flag of Registry: United States
      Keel: Centerboard
      Hull Shape: Monohull

  • Dimensions

    • LOA: 41 ft 3 in
      Beam: 12 ft 10 in
      LWL: 30 ft 5 in
      Minimum Draft: 3 ft 11 in
      Maximum Draft: 9 ft 2 in
      Displacement: 23500 lbs
      Ballast: 9200 lbs
      Bridge Clearance: 67 ft 0 in

  • Engines

    • Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
      Engine Model: D2-40
      Engine Type: Inboard
      Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
      Drive Type: Direct Drive

  • Tanks

    • Fresh Water Tanks: (55 Gallons)
      Fuel Tanks: (30 Gallons)
      Holding Tanks: (20 Gallons)



The Friendship 40 is a work of art designed by Ted Fontaine, and crafted at the Austral yard in Whangarei, New Zealand. The design is targeted to the upscale sailor who no longer has the need for crew and multiple staterooms, but desires to continue sailing on a beautiful design which is easily handled by one or two people. The overall length and beam allows for extremely comfortable overnighting, and the very generous uncluttered cockpit offers an exhilarating opportunity for six or more day sailors to enjoy the exceptional performance and versatility of a shoal draft center boarder, or the 9 ft. board down draft sailing to weather. 

Absolute unrivaled quality is synonymous with the Friendship Yacht Company. Incorporating many elements from his large custom yachts, designer Ted Fontaine has created the FRIENDSHIP 40, a luxury daysailer whose concept has been imitated, but by no means equaled. The expert craftsmanship and careful attention to detail display the superyacht quality to which each Friendship 40 has been built. Time honored methods of handcraftsmanship and a fine eye for classic boat building are apparent at first glance of this boat. She is truly stunning.  

Not until you step aboard can you realize what a fantastic sailing vessel has been created. A large, powerful rig for performance coupled with the ease of a single-handed set-up, the Friendship 40 sails with a near effortless hand at the helm. An in-boom furling main with hydraulic sheet buttons at the helmsman’s feet and a roller furling genoa with electric winches at either side of the wheel make it possible to sit back and soak in the pure and simple joys of sailing.

SCRAM is in perfect condition with very low engine hours. and one of the most luxuriously outfitted Friendship 40's built. She has every option available, including generator with hydraulically lifting cockpit sole for access, radar overlay on the GPS plotter, electric jib furler, captured electric main sheet winch and custom Sunbrella boat covers. She has been kept in meticulous condition and is an exquisite example of fine boat building.

SCRAM is drop dead gorgeous and available in San Francisco now. Please enjoy the picture portfolio and full specifications that accompany this very special listing. SCRAM IS THE ONLY FRIENDSHIP 40 CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON THE USA BROKERAGE MARKET.


Below deck, the Friendship 40 boasts an open layout with quality woodwork and craftsmanship throughout.  

The air-conditioned interior of SCRAM is exquisitely fashioned in satin-varnished raised teak cabinetry with a satin finished white tongue, and groove overhead, accented by exposed teak ceiling beams. The elliptical cabin port lights are surrounded by solid teak finish trims and compliment the richness of the teak cabin sole, white satin finished open bulkhead with teak trim accents. 

Entering the main cabin finds the galley immediately to port, the enclosed head to starboard, with port, and starboard settees flanking the solid teak fixed centerline drop leaf table. Further forward through the open bulkhead is a generous queen berth, with dual port, and starboard seating areas. The 6'4" standing headroom, generous beam, and open bulkhead design allow for an interior that feels much larger than most 40 ft. yachts.

  • The cabin sole is varnished teak with black resin inlay
  • Locker doors with teak framed edges and flat panel satin finish varnish
  • Drawer faces are solid teak with lift and pull custom handles
  • Overhead is white satin tongue and groove
  • Generous storage to include a cedar lined forward locker with a lift out the bottom to configure into a hanging locker
  • Wide settees upholstered in custom fabric with ample storage backs
  • Queen berth forward with 5" custom mattress, reading lights, and ample storage
  • 6 tinted elliptical fixed ports
  • Custom stainless steel opening hatch in salon
  • Custom padded canvas mast wrap

The galley is to port of the companionway and offers a large granite countertop for food preparation, a stainless steel lined counter top refrigerator, a deep stainless steel sink with custom facet, a microwave which is locker mounted, and a gourmet Keurig coffee maker.

  • Propane stove, 2-burner, with solenoid safety valve and two removable propane bottles in custom hatch under helm seat cushion
  • Granite counter tops with radius edges
  • Stainless steel underhung sink
  • Custom stainless steel lined 12-volt refrigeration system flush mounted in galley with removable plexiglass shelving
  • Wall mounted faucet by Perrin and Rowe
  • Sharp microwave/toaster in galley locker
  • Keurig gourmet coffee brewing system in galley locker
  • Generous locker storage for dry goods
  • Pull out teak drawers with custom hardware
  • Pull-out shelf for coffee maker
  • Pull-out shelf for custom dish storage
  • Overhead locker doors in galley and head
  • Custom stainless over-sized trash bin in lower galley locker

Engine Room 
The engine room is accessed by lifting 2 hinged cockpit seat hatches on either side and is well lit, ventilated, and accessible. If significant engine work is required, there is also a hydraulically operated, hinged, watertight soft pad, with locks, to completely expose the engine space. The Whitlock drag, and link steering system is also accessed from the engine room. 

  • Volvo 40 HP 4 cyl. sail drive engine
  • Heat exchanger new 2012
  • Northern Lights 5kw generator
  • 8 HP Lewmar bow thruster
  • Freshwater cooling
  • Racor fuel filtering system
  • Oil change pump
  • Dual Alternators
  • Morse single lever engine controls
  • Access to elliptical spade rudder with 4" carbon fiber shaft incorporating roller type rudder bearings
  • One 12 volt automatic Jabsco bilge pump
  • One manual Whale bilge pump
  • 12,000 BTU MarineAir air conditioning (2012)
  • Electric head

The standard 12-volt DC/120 volt AC electrical panel is located in the main cabin locker to starboard, as is the inverter controls. The battery selector switches are bulkhead mounted in the engine room space protected by a watertight lift hatch on the starboard side.

  • 110v power
  • Shore power
  • Northern Lights 5kw generator
  • 2 Balmar alternators
  • Lifeline GPL-8DL Deep Cycle Marine 1020 amp hour house battery bank w/ 4 AGM batteries
  • 2 AGM start batteries
  • Custom backlit DC panel with circuit breakers, and battery monitor
  • Engine alternator for starting battery
  • Additional Leece-Neville 12 volt 130 Amp alternator for the house batteries
  • Battery selector switches
  • Four 12 volt reading lights
  • Five dome lights
  • Salon table courtesy lights
  • Centerline red/white dome light
  • Engine room lights
  • 12-volt Masthead tri-color light
  • 12-volt foredeck light
  • 12-volt bow, stern, and spreader lights
  • 125 Volt 30 Amp shore power connection
  • Xantrex 2000 Watt 12 volt, 120-volt inverter
  • Five 110 volt plug receptacles
  • 4 red/white dome light in Salon
  • Garmin GPS/plotter/map 5208 touch screen (2010)
  • Raymarine 26 mile radar (2009)
  • Garmin GDL 30A satellite weather and radio antenna/receiver
  • Garmin GSD digital sonar 880
  • Garmin B744 transducer with fairing block
  • GMR Radar 18 4kw 18" - 36 mile dome
  • Simrad AP26 Autopilot (2009) with Lewmar drive unit, fluxgate compass, with folding stainless steel housing in cockpit table
  • Digital Sonar with temperature
  • B&G Depthsounder
  • B&G Log-speedometer
  • B&G Wind speed and wind direction
  • Stereo system w/ satellite & iPod interface + cockpit control panel
  • Cockpit speakers
  • Repeaters
  • Danforth Constellation compass
  • Icom VHF
  • Icom VHF hand-held command mic. with a recessed mount in the cockpit


  • Clarion CMD5 AM/FM/CD player
  • One pair 2-way, 150W Pioneer speakers in salon
  • One pair Nautica waterproof Pioneer speakers in cockpit
  • Wired remote stereo control by helmsman
  • iPod receiver with teak iPod holder in electrical locker
  • Sirius/XM satellite receiver with antenna on first spreader, painted to match mast color

The Corecell high-density foam cored hull, and topsides are heat bonded and hand laid, incorporating knitted tri-axial, biaxial, and uni-directional E glass to ensure an incredible strength to weight ratio, as well as superior sound and thermal insulation. The deck is also Corecell PVC foam cored and laminated with 3 layers of E-glass, and a final layer of E-glass cloth then finished in gel coat. 

  • Flag blue topsides with gold cove stripes

The cockpit/helm area is a real hallmark of the Friendship 40 design. Not only is it large, and ergonomically comfortable, but all of the sailing controls are either electrically, or hydraulically actuated by guarded foot switches, or easily reached touch buttons close to the 48" stainless steel destroyer.

Mainsheet lines cluttering the cockpit or deck are eliminated by the use of an under deck captured winch, which is activated by two guarded foot switches. The hydraulic Navtec boom vang and backstay are tensioned from a panel located to port of the helm. The 2-speed Lewmar self-tailing genoa winches are also electrically activated by recessed Antal touch buttons.


The cockpit sole is teak covered and angled for comfort while heeling under sail. The centerboard controls are also power assisted and easily reached from the helm.

Deck and Hardware
The sophistication of the teak deck layout offers uncluttered access fore, and aft yet allows for access, storage, and operation of all systems. The flush mounted anchor locker allows for remote retrieval of the ground tackle. Additional storage is in a separate flush mounted starboard side foredeck locker. The 8 stainless steel deck cleats are recessed when not in use. The massive teak toe rail is integrally mounted into the deck mold and the stainless steel line fairleads are mounted into the toe rail rather than bolted on to the toe rail.

  • Teak decks
  • Awlgripped non-skid cabin house top
  • Danforth stainless steel constellation binnacle
  • Varnished teak companionway hatch
  • Varnished teak cap rails
  • Six stainless steel cast line chocks, fwd, aft, and amidships
  • Flush mounted anchor locker with self-retrieving 35 lb. Delta anchor, 200 ft. of 6mm chain, and saltwater wash down system
  • Lewmar V2 electric windlass with dual foot buttons, and remote control
  • Eight Attwood flush mounted retractable mooring cleats
  • Two Lewmar electric 2-speed self-tailing genoa sheet winches
  • Two Lewmar electric self-tailing halyard/centerboard winches with recessed stainless steel winch buttons
  • Stainless steel Navtec boom vang with stainless steel braided hydraulic hose
  • Stainless steel Navtec backstay with stainless steel braided hydraulic hose
  • Custom flush stainless steel jib sheet chafe plates in cockpit coaming 
  • Radiused genoa T-track
  • Genoa cars and sliders
  • Screw in pad eyes
  • Sheet stoppers
  • Silver anodized block sheaves
  • Custom flush mounted anchor, foredeck and lazarette hatches
  • Custom stainless steel opening deck hatch
  • Four hinged hatches under cockpit settees, two for engine access, and two for storage
  • Electric operated cockpit hinged hatch for major engine access
  • Varnished teak wine glass and wine bottle holders under cockpit table lids
  • Four custom 1 ft. x 2 ft. line bins for the halyards, and sheets
  • Sheet stoppers for the Centerboard, main halyard, main reefing line, which all pass through Antal triple deck block organizers
  • Red and White lights at mid boom and end of the boom with dimmers
  • Magma stainless steel gas grill with an adjustable custom holder for flag socket
  • Hand-held fresh water shower on aft deck with stainless steel cover plate and hot/cold mixer tap
  • Stainless steel folding swim ladder
  • Custom jack lines
  • Bug screens for main salon hatch and companionway
  • Four leather and lambskin fender holders custom fit for caprail

The teak-soled cockpit is a wonder of comfort and organization. The port and starboard settees, as well as the helm seat, have double angled backrests and 4" cushions. Forward of the helm is a huge solid varnished teak drop-leaf cockpit table which houses the GPS plotter, autopilot control, and a cold drink box. 
All vessel control systems are activated from the cockpit once underway. Lines are led aft through sheet stoppers to the electric self-tailing winches, which then store the line into built-in storage bins. Under the cockpit cushions are very large, watertight hatches that allow access to the engine room, pump room, as well as additional storage. For additional access to the engine, there is an electric powered hinged cockpit sole soft pad.


  • Custom Iverson dodger - Sunbrella dodger with folding stainless steel frame
  • Binnacle cover
  • Winter boat cover in 3 sections -3 bags + 1 bag hold down weights 
  • Over the boom canvas cockpit and cabin cover with bag
  • Under Boom Canvas cockpit cover with bag
  • Sun awning - custom canvas tent over boom with stainless steel
    spreader bars, custom bracket at boom end, and canvas storage bag
  • Sun cover - custom Sunbrella cover to protect the entire boat
  • Rail covers - Sunbrella with unique PVC securing system
  • Winter cover - complete canvas cover for winter storage


  • Stainless steel bars in cockpit lockers for hanging lines, etc.
  • False bottom inside the port cockpit locker for additional storage and easier access
  • Life jackets in storage bag - 4 adult and 2 child
  • Four fire extinguishers mounted throughout the boat
  • EPIRB - mounted underneath lazarette hatch
  • Flare kit with storage box
  • Weems and Plath electric laser flare
  • Hose, bucket, brushes and all cleaning supplies
  • Whipping kit with storage bag, including needles, waxed twine, and leather palm
  • Pig stick with burgee
  • USCG required ship's bell with storage bag and mounted hanging bracket
  • Two hand-held air horns

All power furling, winches,& sail control for effortless sailing

  • Liesure furl (in-boom) furling mainsail - powered by cabin-top Lewmar power winches
  • Reckmann EF90 power headsail furler
  • Electric captured winch main sheet, controlled by foot switches on cockpit sole at helm
  • Electric winches: 2 Lewmar 48 PST; 2 Lewmar 46 PST; all winches are electric
  • Fully battened Spectra North mainsail (2012)
  • North Genoa (2012)
  • North Asymmetrical Spinnaker w/ sock (2011)
  • All new running rigging (2012)
  • Halogen spreader lights
  • Under boom dimmable lighting
  • Tri-color mast light

Safety equipment 

  • Black case with ships manuals and information
  • Ships bell
  • First aid kit
  • Weems and Plath electric laser flare
  • Search Light Blue eye 4000 12 volt
  • Compressed air and horn
  • Emergency tiller 


  • Zodiac dinghy - 2015 Cadet Roll-Up. HYIN #XDC1G558C515 (NEW-NEVER USED)
  • Handheld Radio Standard Horizon GPS HX870.
  • Weems and Plath night visual distress signal for boats
  • Life Sing with line and block and tackle to attach to the halyard
  • Flotation cushions
  • First aid kit CETACEA 
  • Boarding Platform - suspends from toe rails
  • Hook & Moor boat hooks, 2 meter telescopic
  • Cutlery tray organizer
  • Hammock
  • Two sets of sheets
  • Two-bed pillows
  • Duvet
  • Folding boarding ladder
  • Dodger window covers x3
  • Compass, helm, cockpit and washboard cover
  • 2x north sail bags
  • Complete full boat cover, 3 carry bags, and sandbags
  • Headsail sheet (removable)
  • North asymmetrical sail bag and sheets
  • Black rope anchor snubber
  • 4x1/2 inch dock lines
  • 4x5/8 inch dock lines
  • 2x5/8 inch new dock lines 
  • 4x fenders with covers and mega fend attachments
  • Barbecue, barbecue cover, and accessories, and mounting pole
  • Flagpole and flag
  • Tool bags (yellow), one small and one large, contents include spare zinc for saildrive, sea water impellers, and assorted small parts, hose clamps, bulbs etc.
  • Cleaning wash pail with various cleaners, aluminum pole and brush. 
  • White short hose for filling tanks
  • 30 amp cord 1x25ft and 1x50ft
  • Covers for instrumentation
  • Bird deterrent - Dyneema line & rubber bungee above boom bird wire
  • Books - Sail & Rig Tuning, sailboat electric simplified, boat owners mechanical and electrical manual
  • Miscellaneous charts of San Francisco Bay
  • Miscellaneous buckets, brushes, mop and shammies

Below Deck 

  • Clock and Barometer
  • Microwave and Keurig coffee maker
  • Companionway floor matt
  • Manual vacuum handle for ships sole
  • Remote for Garmin
  • Settee bed extension legs x4
  • Four settee pillows 
  • 2x settee bed extension cushions (black covers)
  • Custom mattress cover and sheet
  • Settee (sitting) cushions x2
  • Cockpit (sitting and back) cushions x6
  • Friendship Burgee


  • Winter boat cover in 3 sections -3 bags + 1 bag hold down weights (also shown on other inventory)
  • Over the boom Canvas cockpit and cabin cover with bag
  • Under Boom Canvas cockpit cover with bag
  • Canvas toe rail covers with clamps and canvas sleeves
  • Canvas cover for jib furler
  • Canvas cover for backstay hydraulic cylinder
  • Sun Shade Cockpit Cover w/ spreader bars

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 surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.