Abaco 40

  • 40'
  • 2015
  • Seattle, Washington, United States
  • $829,500



Fast, elegant single screw yacht with classic down east appeal.  Fore and aft variable speed thrusters make for easy docking and maneuvering in tight places.  Bruckmann antivibration system to help you enjoy the peace and quiet of boating by isolating the engine from the rest of your boat.

Stylish and practical day cruiser with accommodation for occasional longer ventures, the Abaco 40 will find favour with those who want fine sea keeping and performance in a boat with classic aesthetics. 

Chuck Hovey Yachts is the West Coast authorized "dealer agent" for Bruckmann Yachts and the new Abaco 40 by Bruckmann.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: ABACO
  • Category: Cruiser
  • Model: Cruiser
  • Model Year: 2015
  • YearBuilt: 2015
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: Hardtop
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: Yes
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 1/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 40' 0" (12.19m)
  • LWL: 37' 0" (11.28m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 12' 9" (3.89m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 3' 11" (1.19m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 24 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 28 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 19,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 80 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 40 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 300 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 1
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 1
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: Modified Deep Vee
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Mark Ellis Design Ltd.
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: Mark Ellis Design Ltd.
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Cummins
  • Model: QSM-11
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Starting forward, the Abaco has a large centerline island berth in the forward cabin.  There is a hanging locker and aircraft-style lockers for storage.  The head is to starboard with VacuFlush toilet, sink and large separate stall shower.

The galley is to port down several steps from the salon.  There are double stainless steel sinks, 12 volt cold plate refrigeration & freezer and Corian counters.  There is a 2-burner ceramic cooktop and microwave oven for cooking.  The galley is open to the pilothouse and has great light and ventilation.

The salon is up several steps and has the helm station to starboard.  Stidd seating for helm and co-pilot.  There is a comfortable L-shaped settee to port which converts to a berth.  A varnished mahogany pedestal table seats 4-6 comfortably.  A second settee is to starboard.  Sliding glass windows provide light and ventilation.  Large sliding glass doors open to the cockpit which is on the same level as the salon.  Aft door screen and pilot house blinds for privacy. 

The interior is finished in a Hereshoff-style with white bulkheads and beautiful high gloss varnished mahogany doors and trim.  Varnished teak and holly cabin sole.  The cockpit and salon flow together to make a large area for relaxing and entertaining. 


Fiberglass roving and unidirectional E-glass reinforced structural grid with limber holes providing longitudinal floors forming engine beds with transverse frames.


  • Vinylester resin throughout
  • Single piece vacuum bagged Core-Cell cored fiberglass molding 
  • Extra reinforcing as required
  • Core removed in way of al thru-hulls, shaft log, rudder port & centre line
  • FRP centerline prop protecting skeg for single engine installation
  • Awlgrip hull finish


  • Single piece foam cored fiberglass molding with non-skid pattern on all working surfaces 
  • Sand-textured non-skid surfaces finished in choice of color
  • Core phased out in way of all deck fittings 
  • Overlapping hull/deck joint bonded and fastened every 4”
  • Integral swim platform with swim ladder
  • Transom door to platform


  • Cummins QSM-11 670 H.P. diesel engine with electronic display
  • Digital engine instrument panel for tach, oil pressure, fuel consumption, etc.
  • Dual density engine sound insulation
  • Isolated bilge area under engine
  • Raw water cooled exhaust with muffler
  • 2” Aqua Met propeller shaft with zinc anode
  • 4-blade bronze propeller
  • Sidepower bow thruster
  • Dripless shaft seal
  • Bronze rudder
  • Dual engine room ventilation
  • 2 – 150 US gallon vented fuel tanks with level indicator at helm
  • Dual Racor fuel filters
  • Raw water intake with strainer
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Electronic throttle shift control
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Stainless steel steering wheel


  • Pressure water with hot & cold faucets in head/shower and galley
  • Cockpit shower
  • Water heater, 11 gallon, 110V & engine heat exchanger
  • 50 US gallon water tank with level indicator at helm 
  • Polished stainless steel sinks in galley & head 
  • Single lever chromed brass faucets
  • Rigid color coded PVC plumbing 
  • Vacuflush head with 30 US gallon holding tank
  • Holding tank overboard discharge with 12 volt macerator
  • All sea cocks Marelon
  • 2 – 1500 gallon per hour bilge pumps with float switches
  • Integrated manual bilge pump


  • All wiring sized & color coded to ABYC specs
  • 12V DC custom distribution panel with digital meters 
  • 110V AC custom power distribution panels with digital meters & polarity indicator
  • 110V 30amp. shore power with 50’ cord
  • 110V outlets in galley, head, fwd. cabin & engine room with ground fault protection
  • AGM engine starting battery
  • Two 200 amp hour AGM house batteries
  • Two explosion proof master battery selection switches
  • Inverter/battery charger
  • Front opening 12V refrigerator
  • Separate top access 12V freezer
  • Two burner ceramic cooktop
  • Microwave oven
  • Chrome overhead lights in galley, dinette, head & V berth
  • Chrome swivel reading lights in V berth
  • Engine room lighting
  • Halon extinguishing system in engine room
  • 3 windshield wipers/washers with independent on/off switches at helm
  • Running lights & anchor light
  • Courtesy lights in cockpit, saloon and interior
  • Light at compass
  • Fire extinguishers in cabin & cockpit


  • Main bulkheads and faces laminate covered marine plywood fiberglassed to hull & deck
  • Satin varnished interior wood trim
  • Cabin & locker doors solid wood framed
  • Varnished teak & holly cabin sole
  • Removable overhead panels in satin white
  • All exposed interior fiberglass in locker interiors covered with ply, cedar or gelcoat 
  • Spacious forward cabin with v-berth or optional island double berth with overhead “aircraft” lockers, bureau with drawers and hanging locker
  • Head with large separate shower
  • Corian countertops in galley & head with under mounted sinks
  • Double sink at galley with drawers for utensils. Sliding door storage outboard of galley. Tilt out trash bin under sink, dish storage locker above
  • Galley is open to pilothouse for greater light and ventilation
  • All latches, hinges, catches & pulls are chromed bronze or brass
  • Mirror in head
  • Towel rack and cup holder
  • 5” foam upholstered cushions in helm area & 6” foam in V berth


  • All deck hardware & fittings 316 stainless steel
  • Bow fitting with anchor roller
  • Windlass w/SS anchor and 250’ chain/rope
  • 6 stainless steel 10” mooring cleats
  • 4 custom inline toe rail chocks
  • 1¼” stainless steel bow rail extending aft to cockpit
  • Large molded hull rub rail at chine aft with stainless steel half round
  • Solid teak caprail on bulwarks extending aft to cockpit
  • Stainless steel striker on hull at sheer to protect teak caprail
  • 2 stainless steel handrails on hardtop
  • 2 stainless steel handrails on cabin top
  • 4 stainless steel opening ports w/screens
  • Large windows in pilothouse with sliding vents port and stbd
  • Large sliding doors to aft cockpit from enclosed pilothouse
  • Teak cabin nosing
  • 4 Lewmar aluminium anodized hatches with Oceanair screens and shades
  • Molded fiberglass 6’ 6” settees port and stbd in pilothouse with hinged storage access
  • Pedestal mount helmsman and co-pilot seats forward
  • Chart table and co-pilot seat
  • Drop leaf dining table to port
  • Overhead handrails in pilothouse
  • Hatches in pilothouse floor for engine access
  • Hatches in cockpit sole for storage and access
  • 4” foam upholstered cockpit cushions
  • 4 fenders and dock lines
  • Expanded swim platform to accommodate most 10 foot RIBS


Fast, elegant single screw yacht with classic Downeast appeal and solid construction.  The Abaco 40 is sea kindly and maneuvers easily in tight places with bow and stern thrusters. This is a new boat currently under construction. 

The Abaco 40 is designed by Mark Ellis and built by Bruckmann Yachts in Toronto, Canada.  A classic Downeast style with a single engine and running gear protected by the keel.  Each of the boats built to date have been customized by the owners to best suit their cruising needs.  Bruckmann builds a first class boat with a traditional Hereshoff style interior.  This Abaco has a centerline berth forward and a large head with separate stall shower.  The dinette in the salon can convert to a queen size berth.

Powered with a 670 HP Cummins, the Abaco gets up on a plane at 10-12 knots and cruises comfortably at 24 knots with a top speed of 28-29.  The Abaco 40 has been designed to be handled by one and comfortably accommodates two plus two overnight guests.  She is seaworthy and a comfortable ride on the Great Lakes or cruising the Gulf Stream. 

Stylish and practical day cruiser with accommodation for occasional longer ventures, the Abaco 40 will find favor with those who want fine sea keeping and performance in a boat with classic aesthetics.