La Paz Yachts

40′ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40


Located in: La Paz, BCS, Mexico
Year: 2000
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Yachtworld Number: 4041030

A sturdy and comfortable cruiser, the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40 is perfect for extended cruising with family. “Thula” is a clean yacht and one of the best value sailing yachts on the market today. With multiple upgrades, “Thula” beams elegance and comfort.

Designed by Daniel Andrieu, the Sun Odyssey 40 hull is not only fast, it contains a world of space, comfort, and elegance. The Sun Odyssey 40 represents quality, innovation, and fun – the fun of hanging out in a spacious cockpit with its unique twin-wheel steering stations, the fun of moving about on a wide deck design, and the fun of a cozy interior (2 cabin layout). With lots of room inside and out, she has the space and comfort desired for easy sailing.

It is clear this boat has been loved and maintained, represents excellent value, and is unlikely that any yacht of more than 10 years of age will be on the market in better condition at this time. Best of all this beautiful vessel is ready to go now, just bring your personal gear, provision and you can be off for your sailing adventure! Make sure you check out her Fulls Specs and ask us for the full list of upgrades.

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.

Financial and titling transactions are conducted in the US or Canada by licensed agents. An offshore purchase means great savings and the process is more hassle-free than you may think! Call for details.

La Paz Yachts
Tom Murray, Broker
La Paz, BCS, Mexico 23000
011 52 (612) 123-1948






La Paz

Full Specs

Speed & Distance

Cruising Speed6kn
Max Speed7.5kn


Length Overall40ft
Max Draft6.33ft
Cabin Headroom6.17ft
Length at Waterline33.33ft


Fresh Water Tank2 X 84 Gal ()
Fuel Tank3 X 63 Gal ()
Holding Tank1 X 30 Gal ()
Engine MakeYanmar
Engine Model4JH3E
Total Power56hp
Engine Hours2275
Engine TypeInboard
Fuel TypeDiesel
Folding Propeller

Owner’s notes

Thula is a 2000 French built Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40 that was first sold in San Diego in 2000. In  2009 she was shipped to Seattle and remained in the Puget Sound for over 10 years. Her previous  owner maintained her to a high standard, and incorporated a number of improvements over the  decade he owned her. These are listed at the bottom of this document.

Thula was purchased by the current owner in January 2020, in the Puget Sound. She was in excellent  condition at the time of purchase and has been well maintained since. She sails well, is agile and  maneuverable. Her gori prop makes her fast on the water, although she has never been raced. Her 56  HP Yanmar engine currently has 2,275 hours she will easily cruise at 6 knots @2,000RPM and at 7  knots at 2,500RPM. As part of a preventive maintenance program, the engine has had complete  replacement of all water and exhaust hoses, the raw water and fresh water pumps, and the heat  exchanger and elbow. At the same time, the prop shaft was pulled and a new cutlass bearing and  dripless shaft seal were fitted.

Thula’s 63 gallons of fuel, contained in 3 separate fuel tanks, gives her a range of approximately  575NM at 5.5 knots. Her dual racor filtration system with an integrated polishing circuit allows  immediate change of either the fuel tank or the filter while underway, providing a constant supply of  clean diesel. Under sail, all controls are led to the cockpit, and her furling genoa is easily managed.  Similarly, her in-mast furling gear is efficient and light, making short work of reefing when needed.  She can easily be single handed, and a crew of two is more than enough.

In the last 3 years, Thula has been further configured to cruise more independently in remote areas.  Her new internally regulated Lithium Iron (Fe3PO4) batteries coupled with her new 460W of solar  panels render her completely green from an energy perspective. She also has a new Spectra  watermaker with the Z-ion feature (September 2022), which, drawing only 10 amps, is run entirely  on her solar output. We have been able to cruise to remote anchorages for weeks on end without ever  needing to run the engine for energy!

Thula is a lovely boat with a well appointed interior. She has 2 cabins and a convertible settee (complete with a lee cloth for offshore passages), allowing up to 3 couples to sleep aboard. On the  ocean she is fully equipped for longer passages and has all expected safety equipment (Liferaft /  EPIRB / Radar / GPS /additional bilge pump) and at dock is comfortable with an energy efficient 24”  LED television that is internet capable and received WiFi directly from either a cell phone or a  marina system. Thula has a surprisingly large amount of storage space for a yacht of her genre. Her  upholstery is in excellent condition and interior woodwork does not reflect her age. Her galley is  very functional, and the new Xantrex 1800W inverter more than capable of running her microwave  oven at anchor. Her hot water tank typically runs on the 110V shore power, but also incorporates a  dedicated engine loop to provide heat while the engine is running.

A 2019 Achilles roll up dingy and a 2020 3.5HP Tohatsu 4 stroke outboard is included with the sale.

Thula is being sold as her retired owners have completed their sailing time and with a new grandchild  expected in April, wish to spend more time with their immediate family.


The Sun Odyssey 40 comes with two spacious and comfortable cabins. Private double owners cabin is forward with loads of storage and a built-in writing desk. 2nd private double berth is aft, also with plenty of built-in storage. Head is aft opposite galley. Captain’s area with nav station table, a complete galley, wide U-shaped dinette and numerous storage lockers.


  • Refrigeration: Yes
  • Freezer: Ice box in refrigerator
  • Stove: Force 10 4 burner propane with oven
  • Microwave: Yes
  • Sink: Double sinks
  • Water System: Pressure
  • Water Heater: 6 Gals.
  • Other: Well set out, cutlery and crockery included

Navigation and electronics

  • Radio: Simrad integrated AIS/VHF. No SSB or ham
  • Radar: Furuno, 50 mile range
  • Radar alarm: Yes
  • VHF (#1): Simrad
  • VHF (#2): Standard horizon
  • Auto Pilot: Raytheon
  • Chart Plotter: Furuno TZTouch 9
  • GPS: Furuno
  • GPS (#2): Garmin
  • Compass: Two
  • Stereo: Pioneer
  • TV(s): 1, Amazon Fire 24’LED
  • Depth Sounder: 1
  • Repeater: on MFD
  • Wind Speed & Direction: Yes
  • Knot Meter/Log: Yes
  • Rudder Angle: Yes
  • Satellite Navigation: Yes
  • Satellite Communication: Garmin inReach
  • Other: AIS integrated with VHF and networked to MFD


  • House Batteries: 3 x 100Ahr LiFe3PO4_with internal Bluetooth BMS
  • Engine battery: 1 100Ahr LiFe3PO4
  • Battery Parallel Switch: Yes
  • Battery Monitor: Smartphone app with bluetooth
  • Electrical System: 12V DC; AC 110 VAC
  • Interior Lighting: All LED
  • Battery Charger: 20Amp Xantrex; auto with Smart
  • Solar Panels: 4 x 115W for 460W total
  • Dockside Electrical Cable(s): 2
  • Alternator: 80Amp Hitachi
  • Other: Xantrex pro 1800W inverter


  • Bilge Pump(s)(#): 1 automatic low volume pump
    One manual cockpit manual pump
    One high volume RULE 3,700GPH
    Supplemental 12V bilge pump
  • Raw Water Sea Strainer(s): multiple: one for engine, one for watermaker, one for head
  • Bilge Blower(s)(#): 1 automatic
  • Fire Extinguishing System: 6 manual Type A/B/C fire extinguishers.
  • Fuel Filters: Twin racor with Walbro 7gph polishing pump.
  • Fuel shut off: Propane solenoid and manual diesel valves for engine.
  • Fresh water cooling system: Yes
  • Head Type(s): Electric Dometic head to holding tank. Gravity overboard discharge or dockside pump out. Thirty gallon holding Tank
  • Heater: ESPAR
  • Watermaker: Spectra 9Gals.
  • Propeller: Gori 18” folding prop
  • Full Shaft: one
  • Steering: Twin offset wheels with cable to quadrant
  • Transmission(s): Kanzaki KM4A1
  • Engine Alarm: overheat and low oil pressure.
  • Other: Preventive replacement of sall hoses, raw water and freshwater pumps and heat exchanger

Deck and hull

  • Anchors: Primary – Delta 44 lbs. 300’ of chain with 5/16 line
    Secondary – Lewmar 16lb aluminum Danforth with 200 ft of ½ inch braided rode
  • Anchor windlass: Lewmar V3 with local and wireless remote
  • Anchor Davit/Bow Rollers: 2
  • Lights: 2 Navigation (standard and tricolor)
  • Deck lights: yes
  • Lifelines/Stanchions: Yes, new 2020
  • Gates: 2
  • Rails: Cockpit and bow pulpit
  • Ladders: Single swim ladder from integrated swim platform (sugar scoop)
  • Dinghy Davits: Custom dingy motor mount and hoist fabricated on transom
  • Covers & Curtains: Good condition bimini and dodger canvass, with full side and aft curtains.
    Forward eisenglass has protective canvas covers
  • Deck Material: Fiberglass. No teak.


  • Sails: Cruise Equipped, Dacron
  • Types of sails: Main and Genoa, North Sails
  • Mainsheet Traveler: Yes
  • Roller Furling Genoa and in mast furling main
  • Winches(#): 2 Harken #44 primary winches and 2 harken #40 secondary winches
  • Boom Vang: Walder boom brake and separate rigid vang
  • Mast(s): Aluminum deck stepped Selden mast with compression post in salon
  • Standing Rigging: Stainless
  • Lines Led Aft: Yes, all lines to cockpit
  • Spinnaker Pole: Yes, no whisker Pole or reaching Strut


  • Lifejackets(#): Two US Coast guard approved
  • Lifesling: Yes
  • Liferaft: Offshore Stream OS 4HV 4 person valise liferaft
  • Strobe: Yes
  • Jack Lines: Yes
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