40' Desanti Custom Express Express Fish 2005 Yacht for Sale

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Desanti Custom Express Details:

  • Vessel Length: 40 feet
  • Vessel Builder: Desanti
  • Vessel Model: Custom Express
  • Vessel Year: 2005
  • Vessel Name: Mac - Daddy
  • Vessel Type: Express Fish
  • Vessel Price: $325,000
  • Vessel Location: Cape May NJ USA
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    Vessel Specifications

    Builder: Desanti

    Model: Custom Express

    Type: Express Fish Custom

    LOA: 40'

    Engine Details: 2 x Caterpillar C12

    Engine 1: 2005 - 715 HP - 1300 Hours

    Engine 2: 2005 - 715 HP - 1300 Hours

    Engine Details: Inboard - Diesel

    Beam: 15'3

    Draft: 3'6

    Cruise Speed: 28 KTS

    Max Speed: 34 KTS

    Water Capacity: 100

    Displacement: 27000


    The DeSanti 40 comes from the design tables of Steve French at Applied Concepts Unleashed, 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 include, Garmin, Furuno, Simrad, Raymarine and ICOM. “Mac Daddy” is turn-key and ready to fish.


    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



    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

    Master Stateroom

    Custom interior decor

    Double bed with storage under

    Hanging locker

    Lighting 12/24V in overhead

    Vinyl headliner



    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.


    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.

    Helm and Electronics

    (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


    AP 22 Autopilot

    Engine and Mechanical Details

    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


    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.

    Mechanical Disclaimer

    * 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 this website.


    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.

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