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Daniel Bombigher Shpountz 44-40 Schooner


Boat Details

Overall Length: 61'
Waterline: 41'10"
Beam: 17'
Draught: 5'10" to 8'6"
Engine: Nanni Diesel N4.115 115hp
Berths: 8
Sail: Schooner Rigged
Designer: Daniel Bombigher
Year Built: 2012
Location: France

Classic Yacht Brokerage Comments on this Daniel Bombigher Shpountz 44-40 Schooner

Daniel Bombigher Shpountz 44-40 schooner launched in 2012.

Bombigher designed this schooner from the keel up as a comfortable, safe and capable cruising home, something the design has proved itself to be.

This yacht was built in France and launched in 2012.  After a few years of light cruising, she was put ashore in a covered shed and has been dry stored for 4 years and has been professionally maintained and upgraded leaving her in possibly better than new condition.

These boats are very capable sea boats with a versatile yet powerful rig that is easily handled and can be altered to all manner of weather conditions and sailing angles.  Her shallow draft with a deep centreplate enables her to access areas similar size deep drafted yachts cannot, yet the centreplate gives her excellent performance at sea.  The owners frequently passage plan on 8 knots and have seen speeds of 11-12 knots without being out of control.

The deck layout offers plenty of space for working the rig and relaxing, while below decks her spacious accommodation is ideal for long distance cruising and living aboard.

After launching the yacht, the owners undertook sea trials and set sail in 2013 on a planned world adventure.  They voyaged through the Mediterranean and sailed with just 2 people across the Atlantic and explored the whole Caribbean, heading north To Nova Scotia where the boat was put in a shed for the winter of 2014.  After carrying out upgrades and improvements, she sailed south in 2015 to Bermuda, then west towards Panama.  Sadly health issues for the owners put a stop to their plans, the yacht was brought back to France as deck cargo and laid up inside a shed in 2016 where she has remained ever since.  She has been thoroughly maintained despite remaining in the shed and is well looked after, aired and cleaned.  The boat will need to be removed, machinery and systems commissioned, rig set up and sea trials conducted, but there should be very little work to do on this superb yacht before she is ready to sail once again.

A superb and relatively recent yacht, fully equipped and ready for a serious adventure.



  • Cold Moulded construction with 5 layers all epoxy bonded.  Total thickness of 4cm.
  • Strip plank inner layer overlaid with mahogany and 2 layers of Grand Bassam in diagonal planks, finished with a top layer of horizontal iroko planking.
  • This type of construction makes for a very rigid, strong and low maintenance hull.
  • Laminated iroko frames and floors all epoxy bonded to the hull.
  • Laminated keel, stem and stern post.
  • Centreplate is massively constructed meaning it can be lowered in any conditions.  Controlled by a large manual winch on deck.
  • Deck construction of marine plywood, sheathed in glass cloth and finished with straight laid teak planking.
  • Bulwark all round for safety.



  • Schooner rigged with sharply raked wooden pole masts.
  • Wooden booms, gaffs and bowsprit.
  • All spars are made from Spruce and finished in paint.
  • 7×19 stainless steel wire rigging to dead eyes and lanyards with external chain plates set over channel boards.  Rigging new in 2015.
  • The rig allows for numerous sail configurations making her very flexible depending on the needs of weather and crew.
  • Boomed staysail for ease of handling.
  • Large sail wardrobe all new from Doyle Sails in 2012.  Full list in inventory below.
  • 5 x Anderson self tailing stainless steel cockpit winches and 1 mast winch.
  • Varnished wooden blocks and classic braid running rigging.



  • Nanni Diesel N4.115 115hp 4cyl marine diesel installed new in 2008.
  • Only 1055 hours of run time.
  • Hydraulic gearbox to a fixed 3 blade bronze propeller. 7 knots cruising at 5 litres/hour.  9 knots max speed.
  • Hydraulic bow thruster, Max Power CTHYD 125 with 24 volt electric/hydraulic system.
  • 850 litres of diesel in 2 x stainless steel tanks (500l and 350l)
  • 350 litre stainless steel water tank.
  • 10 x 12 volt batteries for domestics and engine starting.  Charged from engine alternator or 240 volt battery charger.
  • Fischer Panda 4kVa diesel generator.
  • 2 x manual bilge pumps and 3 x auto electric bilge pumps.



  • 8 berths in total comprising 6 single berths and 1 double berth.
  • Headroom up to 2m.
  • Beautifully built interior with varnished iroko joinery and white painted T&G panelled bulkheads.
  • Aft owners cabin with a double berth set athwartships.
  • Galley with a Taylors 030 Paraffin stove with oven and grill.  Stainless sink with hot and cold pressurised water.
  • 2 heads compartments with Baby Blake sea toilets and hot showers.  Both sea toilets discharge into a waste tank.
  • Large saloon with a stunning varnished mahogany dropleaf table, seating all round and a pilot berth either side.
  • Forecabin with 2 single berths.
  • Large quantities of storage space throughout the boat.



  • CPlath steering compass with canvas cover
  • Furuno sounder + Echostar Gold Pro
  • Furuno log
  • Simrad IS20 wind indicator
  • Simrad RS82 DSC VHF
  • 2 x ICOM M23 handheld VHF
  • ICOM IC-M802 SSB radio
  • Furuno 9PAN 3D radar
  • Simrad AP28 autopilot
  • Furuno GP31 GPS
  • Maxsea TZ Megawide charts
  • Simrad A150 Class B AIS transponder
  • Iridium 9555 satellite telephone
  • Bullet 2 wifi receiver


  • 6 person Viking liferaft in a canister
  • 6 x life jackets, Viking ISO 150N with harness
  • 2 x Lifebuoys
  • Offshore flare pack
  • Dan buoy
  • SB rescue sling
  • ACR Pathfinder pro SART
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • Auto fire extinguisher in engine space


  • DATA DZC 1001 hydraulic anchor windlass
  • 45kg Spade S180 anchor
  • 80m x 12mm anchor chain
  • 30kg Spade S140 anchor
  • 20m x 12mm chain + 80m x 24mm warp
  • 26kg Spade A200 aluminium kedge anchor
  • 15m x 14mm chain + 100m Squareline x 24mm warp
  • 13.6kg Anchor Buddy angel weight
  • 100m x 24mm mooring warp
  • Various other mooring warps
  • Fenders
  • Mooring buoy


  • Mainsail                          Doyle Sails       39m²                  2012                   Good condition
  • Foremain                        Doyle Sails       33 m²                 2012                   Good condition
  • Boomed staysail           Doyle Sails       17.5 m²               2012                   Good condition
  • Flying jib                        Doyle Sails       30 m²                 2012                   Good condition
  • Medium genoa             Doyle Sails       56 m²                 2012                   Excellent condition
  • Heavy genoa                 Doyle Sails       51 m²                 2012                   Excellent condition
  • Yankee                            Doyle Sails       42 m²                 2012                   Excellent condition
  • Topsail                            Doyle Sails       17.2 m²               2012                   Excellent condition
  • Fisherman                      Doyle Sails       22 m²                 2012                   Excellent condition
  • Staysail                           Doyle Sails       35 m²                 2012                   Excellent condition
  • Asymmetric                   Doyle Sails       118 m²               2012                   Excellent condition
  • Storm jib                        Doyles Sails     10 m²                 2012                   Excellent condition


  • 6 x Anderson stainless steel self tailing winches
  • Covers for mainsail, foremain and boomed staysail
  • Sund deck covers
  • Companion hatch sprayhood


  • Bunk and berth cushions
  • Taylors paraffin galley stove
  • Frigomatic K35F fridge
  • Taylors diesel cabin heater
  • Eberspacher Hydronic cabin heating system
  • Watermaker Aqua-Base 90l/hr
  • Gimballed oil lamps
  • Galley equipment
  • 2 x Blakes manual sea toilet
  • Pasarelle boarding platform
  • Rope bathing ladder
  • Sailing dinghy tender ‘Shpountzinette’ with rig, oars anchor etc
  • Zodiac Cadet 250 semi rigid dinghy
  • 24 volt sea water deck pump
  • Air line compressor with diving bottle