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Mac Daddy
40' Custom Carolina Express Desanti 2005

$ 324,500

Mac Daddy is a Custom Carolina 40' Express Desanti listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Scott White. Scott can be reached at 1-609-780-0309 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Express Cruiser and similar boats. With over 165 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.


This 40' Custom Express was a Steve French Design of Applied Concepts Unleashed, also known for other exceptional sport fishing designs such as Garlington and Sculley to name a few.

Large spacious cockpit, air conditioned helm deck, and a layout that sleep four. Overnight journeys can be done in comfort.

Powered by twin Caterpillar C-12's 710hp she runs a cruise of around 30knots and a tops out around 35knots. Full tower with steering and controls and an exceptional electronics package that includes, Garmin, Furuno, Simrad, Raymarine and ICOM. “Mac Daddy” is turn-key and ready to fish.


  • Price: $ 324,500
  • Days on Market: 684
  • Builder: Custom Carolina
  • Model: Express Desanti
  • Location: Cape May, New Jersey, United States
  • Type: Power
  • LOA: 40 ft 0 in
  • Display Length: 40 ft
  • Beam: 15' 3"
  • Category: Express Cruiser
  • Water Capacity: 100 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 590 gals
  • Engine Details: Caterpillar C12
  • Engine 1: 2005 1300.00 HRS 715.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 2005 1300.00 HRS 715.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

Interior: It's amazing how much space builders squeeze out of boats these days. This Hull features a private double-bed cabin in the bow with storage underneath. A head with shower, the galley and the salon fill the rest of the space. The galley boasts a two-burner cooktop, built-in microwave, Corian counters, and refrigerator and freezer units. The salon offers a spacious settee/lounge area, and the settee converts into a double berth. The interior decor on this boat is a custom job. DeSanti always aims to please, and the 40 XPS is no exception.

On the starboard side of the salon, the settee converts to stacked bunks, with concealed Rod storage located outboard.

  • Corian countertop
  • Electric 2 burner stove
  • Refrigerator/freezer
  • AC/DC
  • Stainless steel sinks bar size
  • 110 volt Duplex outlet
  • Faucet single lever
  • Spacious settee/lounge area
  • Hot & cold pressurized water
  • Upper & lower cabinets w/drawers
  • Built in microwave
  • Lighting 12/24 volt
  • Toshiba DVD /HDD Video Recorder
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Stereo CD
  • Electric head w/macerator
  • Mirror/recessed lighting
  • Storage cabinets
  • Fiberglass shower stall
  • Corian countertop w/molded sink
  • GFI A/C outlet 110 volt
  • Holding tank & overboard discharge
  • Lighting 12/24 volt
  • Custom interior decor
  • Double bed with storage under
  • Hanging locker
  • Lighting 12/24V in overhead
  • Vinyl headliner

Bridge Deck:

  • Center console
  • Electronics box underside of hardtop
  • Stainless steering wheel
  • Full engine instrumentation in console
  • Single lever Caterpillar controls
  • Lighting recessed underside hardtop
  • Richie Compass
  • Air conditioner/heater vents
  • Custom gauge package
  • Bilge pump indicator lights
  • Alwgrip non-skid deck finish
  • Stainless grab rail underside hardtop
  • Bench seats port & starboard side
  • Awlgrip finished fiberglass hardtop
  • Custom Stidd helm with cushion
  • Stereo speakers recessed in hardtop
  • Bench seat/back cushions
  • Radar mount built in topside hardtop
  • Storage area under bench seats
  • Electric outlets 110 volts
  • Engine alarms
  • Engine room access hatch
  • Tower & Fishing:
  • Bausch Tuna Tower Molded Hard Top
  • Standing Platform
  • Buggy Top
  • Rupp Outriggers with center rigger
  • Bait Prep Station
  • Fresh & Saltwater Washdowns
  • (2) Reel Colors Teaser Reels
  • Spreader Lights for Cockpit
  • (10) Flush Mount Rupp Rod Holders
  • (2) Ice Boxes
  • (4) Tackle Lockers Sink with Fresh Water

You may find the covering boards slightly wider or larger than what you're used to, but that's all part of DeSanti's overall philosophy of greater safety and security on board. Another aspect of this concept makes a really comfortable cockpit. While a beam wider than 15 feet might seem somewhat unusual on a 40-foot express, this enlarged work space in the cockpit results in a more stable fishing platform. Standard equipment in the pit includes fresh- and saltwater washdowns, under gunwale lighting, nonskid Awlgrip deck, insulated icebox, cockpit sink and tackle storage, and oversize scuppers.  Teak covering and coaming boards with rod holders.

  • (2) Icom M502A VHF with remote hand held Garmin plotter 3010 c
  •  (2) Raymarine Hybrid Touch at Lower Helm and Unit in Tower
  • Furuno Color NavNet VX2 GD 1920C
  • Simrad Autopilots AP25 full display
  • Spot Light ARC RCL 100D with Dual Remote
  • Furuno Temp Gauge and Depth
  • HORN Kahlenberg Zero series Air horn
  • Remote Eye for Recording Digital Clarion Camera / DVD
  • Trim tab
  • Stereo with ploy planar speakers
  • Garmin GDL 30A
  • Tower Electronics:
  • Raymarine Hybrid Touch
  • Trim Tab controls
  • VHF Icom M502A with remote hand held
  • ACR Remote Spotlight
  • Horn
  • AP 22 Autopilot
  • Generator 10 KW diesel
  • 3 Lovett bilge pumps/auto switches
  • Marine alternators on both engines
  • Lift up deck over main engines full access Bilge & bulkheads Awl grip painted Drip less stuffing box
  • Sound insulation overhead in engine room
  • Tube shaft logs fiberglass w/bearings
  • Fiberglass tube exhaust pipes
  • Racor 500 MA fuel filters main engines
  • Fiberglass marine mufflers
  • Fuel valves
  • Zincs transom, rudders & shafts
  • Bronze thru hull fittings & Stainless Sea Strainers
  • Exhaust tubes through transom
  • Sight gauge on fuel tanks
  • Large volume engine room vents
  • Fuel tanks aluminum 590 gallons Capacity
  • Vibration isolation mounts on engine
  • 4 vapor proof light fixtures (24 v.)
  • Engine beds aluminum
  • Battery boxes fiberglass w/covers
  • Batteries plus 1 Generator 2 main engines
  • Battery parallel switches
  • Fuel transfer system w/cross over pipes
  • Wagner Hynautic hydraulic steering
  • 220 volts
  • Fire extinguishing system
  • Rudder shafts stainless steel
  • Double stainless clamps all hoses
  • Struts Nibral
  • Sea cocks on all thru hulls fittings
  • Propeller shafts 2.5" Aquamet 22
  • Engine synchronizers
  • S&S 4 Blade Nibral Propellers
  • Electrical Equipment:
  • Battery charger 12/24 Volts Interior lighting system
  • 12/24 volts Custom electrical panel/breakers
  • Receptacles 110 volts duplex
  • Bonded electrical system
  • Polarity indicator light
  • Battery safety switch
  • Shore power 50 amp dockside hookup Main breaker 50 amp 110 volts
  • Fresh water pump
  • 12/24 volt GFCI protection throughout Main breaker 50 amp 12/24 volts
  • UL approved wire throughout
  • Disconnect switch in engine room
  • Internal bonding system
  • Battery safety switch
  • Battery charger 12 volts
  • Pressurized water system
  • Trim tabs
  • AC/Reverse cycle heat
  • Hot water heater

Design and Construction: For good looks DeSanti combines Palm Beach styling in the cockpit, deck, helm and bridge deck with refined Carolina-style lines, incorporating a modest bow flare, beautiful compound curves in the tumblehome and, of course, a dramatic broken sheer line. Built with a cold-molded system utilizing West System epoxies, the hull and deck consist of Douglas fir and marine-grade plywood formed on a jig. The resulting shell is then completely glassed inside and out. After many hours of fairing, the entire hull gets coated with Awlgrip.

Engine Room: That same Awlgrip finish makes the bilges and bulkheads in the engine compartment a breeze to keep clean. Included is an 8-kW diesel generator, a fuel transfer system with crossover valves and large-volume air vents. DeSanti also goes the extra mile in assuring a quiet ride by affixing advanced sound-deadening material to the engine room overhead, building in rock-solid aluminum engine beds and attaching the engines with special mounts made to reduce vibration. The bridge deck lifts over the engines, affording you complete access to all points of maintenance and compartment bulkheads.

* Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters.  The broker cannot guarantee the true hours.  It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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.


Our Custom Carolina listing is a great opportunity to purchase a very nice 40' Express Desanti. She is currently listed with United Yacht Sales broker Scott White who can answer all questions about the boat for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our team of professional yacht brokers to schedule a showing. There are many yachts listed for sale on the MLS each with a different history. We look forward to helping you complete your search for the perfect boat or yacht for sale.


United is the largest professional yacht brokerage firm in the world with over 150 yacht brokers in our network. By listing your boat or yacht for sale with us, all 150+ brokers on our team will be notified immediately which greatly increases the chances that your boat may sell before it ever even hits the market. With hundreds of used boats and yachts sold each year, there is no better team than United to help with the listing and sale of your vessel.


Buying a boat or yacht can be a daunting experience with so many available boats on the market. Let the team at United take the guesswork out of your boat search by enlisting one of our professional yacht brokers. Not only will we listen to your needs about budget, docking and storage, and how you plan on using your new boat, but we will do the research for you by looking through the MLS, researching the history of every listing, and negotiating on your behalf. From survey to acceptance, the team at United Yacht Sales is with you every step of the way.


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