1987 Feeling 1040 for Sale

£26,950 tax paid

General Information

Make and Model Feeling 1040
Year 1987
Name "Wind in the Willows"
Length Overall 35 feet (10.67 m)
Length to Water Line 29 feet (8.84 m)
Beam 11.81 feet (3.60 m)
Draft 5.92 feet (1.80 m)
Displacement 4,900 kilograms

Hull Fibreglass
Engine(s) Volvo Penta 2003
Engine Power 28 hp
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 litres
Water Tank Capacity 100
Heads 1
Location Bursledon, United Kingdom


The Feeling 1040 proved herself very successful with a stylish appearance, wheel steering with a large, spacious cockpit. A very attractive family cruiser/racer, easy to handle. Light and airy accommodation with a traditional, proven layout below, ample accommodation with 6 berths in 2 cabins.This Feeling 1040 is well presented, properly maintained and is available to view 7 days a week.



The Feeling 1040 was designed by the Harle/Montain design office, and was built from around 1985 to 1989. In many ways the Feelings of this era were trend-setters, with a fast hull allied to a spacious and quite open interior, with light ash joinery - something most other builders did not introduce until many years later. The boat still looks modern today. These early Feeling yachts such as the 940, 1040, 1090 etc., were built to quite a high quality level, though later the company merged with Kelt Yachts, another French builder who specialised in lift keel yachts, and started to build a later range of lift-keel Feelings that were rather more 'built down to a price'. 

In 2008 "Sailing Today" magazine tested the Feeling 1040 in Force 5-6 - actually sailing the precise boat illustrated here - and reported that to windward "....this is a quick boat" and "As soon as we eased the sheets the Feeling 1040 took off. Even with full sail up she remained easy to control and responsive". Their verdict was "...fast enough to satisfy the racer while simple and safe enough for a family".


Length Overall: 35' 0"  10.65m
Beam:  11' 10"  3.60m
Draft: 5' 11"  1.80m
Displacement: 4900kgs
Ballast: 2150kgs

Mechanicals and Electrics

Volvo Penta 2003 28HP Diesel Engine
Shaft drive
Two bladed propeller

One domestic batteries
One engine start battery
Shore power
Battery charger
12v circuit
240v circuit with three 3 pin sockets


The accommodation is finished in a stylish light Elm varnished woodwork with teak cabin sole and light colour linings.
Eberspacher cabin heating throughout
Upholstery is a Light blue material

The centre table has folding leaves and stowage
Seating consists of settee berth to port & starboard
The port area extends to give a larger/double bunk area
Convenient stowage under, behind and above seating area
Pioneer CD/Radio stereo

The galley is a feature walk in U shaped area with good worktop space and stowage. Twin stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressurised water
Large top opening refrigerated cool box
Gimballed Neptune 2000 stainless steel gas cooker with two burners oven and grill Locker, shelf and drawer stowage

Navigation station
The navigation station is a feature of the accommodation with a forward facing chart table 1/2 admiralty size. Space for instrumentation and stowage under lid and drawers. Curved seat with stowage under. Behind the nav station is a bar area with stowage and large refrigerated cool box.

Forward cabin
Double berth which is extendable for extra length
Hanging locker and stowage
Dresser with drawers opposite
Hatch to foredeck

Aft Cabin
Large double berth
Hanging locker and stowage
Dresser with drawers and lockers
Opening ports
Engine box and engine service access

Heads Compartment
Separate aft toilet compartment with manual Jabsco sea toilet
Vanity unit with wash basin
Shower with pump out and teak grating to floor
Large locker
Large wet hanging space for waterproofs

Navigational Equipment

Garmin GPS 120
Clipper log
Clipper Speed
Clipper Wind speed and direction
Navico 6500 VHF


Anodised aluminium double spreader mast and boom
Slab reefing
Furling headsail furling system
Stainless steel standing rigging (2009)

Furling genoa
Cruising chute
Storm jib

Deck Equipment

Stainless steel bow rail with navigation lights
Stainless steel stern quarter rails
Full stanchions and double lifelines
Bow and stern mooring cleats
Stainless bow roller
Foredeck anchor locker
CQR anchor with approximately 20m of chain
Sail control lines run aft to cockpit and rope clutches.
Lewmar 43st primary winches
Lewmar 30 2 speed halyard winches
Barbarossa 30 reefing winch on mast
Teak cockpit grating
Teak slatted cockpit seats
Mainsheet traveller

Safety Equipment

Horseshoe lifebuoy
Bilge pump
Liferaft (needs servicing)


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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