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Aviara 40: The Ultimate Outboard-Powered Flagship for Unforgettable Family Fun

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

The Aviara 40 by Aviara Yachts is not just your average day boat; it's an innovative flagship powered by outboard engines that offers an ideal solution for extending your time on the water to long weekends filled with family fun. Step aboard and discover a range of amenities and features designed to enhance your experience.

Inside the Aviara 40, you'll find ample 6 feet and 1 inch headroom, along with an enclosed head complete with a shower. The mid-cabin features a queen-size berth with a comfortable memory foam mattress, while the dinette can also be converted into a nearly queen-size berth. The main cabin offers air conditioning, a fridge, and a microwave, but most of the serious cooking is done in the cockpit, which is equipped with two fridges, dual Kenyon grills, a sink, and storage for all your entertainment needs. Powering these amenities is a 7.5 kW Westerbeke genset, ensuring you have all the electricity required for your onboard comforts.

One of the standout features of the Aviara 40 is its expansive cockpit layout. The standard "terraces" convert the coamings into expanded "beaches" on each side, effectively extending the beam from 12 feet and 3 inches to an impressive 18 feet. This configuration creates a spacious cockpit with a forward-facing bench seat, convertible aft-facing seats, and gas-actuated pop-up "bar stools" perched on top of the seatbacks, providing an elevated view of the water toy activities.

Moving forward, guests can enjoy a secure lounge area with high coamings that offer a height of 41 inches, ensuring safety for children. The lounge is complemented by wraparound seating, a cooler, and a hidden Lewmar anchor windlass tucked away in a locker.

Underway, the Aviara 40 truly shines. Equipped with twin 600-horsepower Mercury Racing outboards, this boat achieves an exhilarating top speed of 47.8 knots at 6,500 rpm, while consuming 75 gallons of fuel per hour. The helm boasts an all-glass dash featuring a 22-inch Simrad display, a proprietary Aviara systems monitor, and a separate engine panel. Adjustable seats with bolsters, a docking joystick, and Lenco trim tabs complete the helm area.

You'll find ample counter space behind the helm for buffet-style meals. The helm, galley, and portside bench seat are shaded by a sleek 11-by-12-foot fiberglass hardtop with a retractable sunroof, ensuring comfort even on sunny days.

Attention to detail is evident throughout the Aviara 40. Small but thoughtful touches include a sole hatch aft, providing upright fitted stowage for fenders and lines, maximizing storage space. For enhanced comfort, a Sea keeper gyrostabilizer is available.

Constructed with fiberglass, the Aviara 40 boasts a solid build that can be felt during high-speed cruising. Its inner liner combines all-fiberglass hand-laid stringers with composite reinforcing, providing durability and strength.

The Aviara 40 offers a range of power options, including a choice of Mercury outboards: triple 350 or 400 horsepower, twin 600 horsepower, or twin 435 horsepower Ilmor 6.2L sterndrives or twin 520 horsepower Ilmor 7.4L sterndrives. The twin 600s provide ample torque for towing water toys or skiers, while the boat's deep-V hull form, transom deadrise of 19 degrees, and dry weight of nearly 12 tons ensure stability and a smooth ride even in choppy conditions.


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