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2005 Desanti Custom Express

$449,000 USD

  • $449,000 USD
  • Scott White
  • Active
  • Used
  • Express Cruisers
  • 2005
  • Desanti
  • Custom Express
  • Cape May, New Jersey, US
  • Power
  • 40ft / 12.19 m
  • 15ft 3in / 4.65 m
  • Caterpillar
  • C12
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2016-06-10
  • 2016-07-07
  • 2273276

The DeSanti 40 comes from the design tables of Steve French at Applied Concepts Unleashed, known for other exceptional sport fishing designs such as Garlington and Sculley, to name a few. Large spacious cockpit, air conditioned helm deck, and a layout that sleep four.  Overnight journeys can be done in comfort.

Powered by twin Caterpillar C-12's 710hp she runs a cruise of around 30knots and a tops out around 35knots. Full tower with steering and controls and an exceptional electronics package that include, Garmin, Furuno, Simrad, Raymarine and ICOM. “Mac Daddy” is turn-key and ready to fish.



Interior: It's amazing how much space builders squeeze out of boats these days. This Hull features a private double-bed cabin in the bow with storage underneath. A head with shower, the galley and the salon fill the rest of the space. The galley boasts a two-burner cooktop, built-in microwave, Corian counters, and refrigerator and freezer units. The salon offers a spacious settee/lounge area, and the settee converts into a double berth. The interior decor on this boat is a custom job. DeSanti always aims to please, and the 40 XPS is no exception.


On the starboard side of the salon, the settee converts to stacked bunks, with concealed Rod storage located outboard.


  • Corian countertop
  • Electric 2 burner stove
  • Refrigerator/freezer
  • AC/DC
  • Stainless steel sinks bar size
  • 110 volt Duplex outlet
  • Faucet single lever
  • Spacious settee/lounge area
  • Hot & cold pressurized water
  • Upper & lower cabinets w/drawers
  • Built in microwave
  • Lighting 12/24 volt
  • Toshiba DVD /HDD Video Recorder
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Stereo CD


  • Electric head w/macerator
  • Mirror/recessed lighting
  • Storage cabinets
  • Fiberglass shower stall
  • Corian countertop w/molded sink
  • GFI A/C outlet 110 volt
  • Holding tank & overboard discharge
  • Lighting 12/24 volt

Master Stateroom

  • Custom interior decor
  • Double bed with storage under
  • Hanging locker
  • Lighting 12/24V in overhead
  • Vinyl headliner


  • Bridge Deck:
  • Center console
  • Electronics box underside of hardtop
  • Stainless steering wheel
  • Full engine instrumentation in console
  • Single lever Caterpillar controls
  • Lighting recessed underside hardtop
  • Richie Compass
  • Air conditioner/heater vents
  • Custom gauge package
  • Bilge pump indicator lights
  • Alwgrip non-skid deck finish
  • Stainless grab rail underside hardtop
  • Bench seats port & starboard side
  • Awlgrip finished fiberglass hardtop
  • Custom Stidd helm with cushion
  • Stereo speakers recessed in hardtop
  • Bench seat/back cushions
  • Radar mount built in topside hardtop
  • Storage area under bench seats
  • Electric outlets 110 volts
  • Engine alarms
  • Engine room access hatch
  • Tower & Fishing:
  • Bausch Tuna Tower Molded Hard Top
  • Standing Platform
  • Buggy Top
  • Rupp Outriggers with center rigger
  • Bait Prep Station
  • Fresh & Saltwater Washdowns
  • (2) Reel Colors Teaser Reels
  • Spreader Lights for Cockpit
  • (10) Flush Mount Rupp Rod Holders
  • (2) Ice Boxes
  • (4) Tackle Lockers Sink with Fresh Water


You may find the covering boards slightly wider or larger than what you're used to, but that's all part of DeSanti's overall philosophy of greater safety and security on board. Another aspect of this concept makes a really comfortable cockpit. While a beam wider than 15 feet might seem somewhat unusual on a 40-foot express, this enlarged work space in the cockpit results in a more stable fishing platform. Standard equipment in the pit includes fresh- and saltwater washdowns, under gunwale lighting, nonskid Awlgrip deck, insulated icebox, cockpit sink and tackle storage, and oversize scuppers.  Teak covering and coaming boards with rod holders.


  • (2) Icom M502A VHF with remote hand held Garmin plotter 3010 c
  •  (2) Raymarine Hybrid Touch at Lower Helm and Unit in Tower
  • Furuno Color NavNet VX2 GD 1920C
  • Simrad Autopilots AP25 full display
  • Spot Light ARC RCL 100D with Dual Remote
  • Furuno Temp Gauge and Depth
  • HORN Kahlenberg Zero series Air horn
  • Remote Eye for Recording Digital Clarion Camera / DVD
  • Trim tab
  • Stereo with ploy planar speakers
  • Garmin GDL 30A
  • Tower Electronics:
  • Raymarine Hybrid Touch
  • Trim Tab controls
  • VHF Icom M502A with remote hand held
  • ACR Remote Spotlight
  • Horn
  • AP 22 Autopilot

Electrical and Mechanical

  • Generator 10 KW diesel
  • 3 Lovett bilge pumps/auto switches
  • Marine alternators on both engines
  • Lift up deck over main engines full access Bilge & bulkheads Awl grip painted Drip less stuffing box
  • Sound insulation overhead in engine room
  • Tube shaft logs fiberglass w/bearings
  • Fiberglass tube exhaust pipes
  • Racor 500 MA fuel filters main engines
  • Fiberglass marine mufflers
  • Fuel valves
  • Zincs transom, rudders & shafts
  • Bronze thru hull fittings & Stainless Sea Strainers
  • Exhaust tubes through transom
  • Sight gauge on fuel tanks
  • Large volume engine room vents
  • Fuel tanks aluminum 590 gallons Capacity
  • Vibration isolation mounts on engine
  • 4 vapor proof light fixtures (24 v.)
  • Engine beds aluminum
  • Battery boxes fiberglass w/covers
  • Batteries plus 1 Generator 2 main engines
  • Battery parallel switches
  • Fuel transfer system w/cross over pipes
  • Wagner Hynautic hydraulic steering
  • 220 volts
  • Fire extinguishing system
  • Rudder shafts stainless steel
  • Double stainless clamps all hoses
  • Struts Nibral
  • Sea cocks on all thru hulls fittings
  • Propeller shafts 2.5" Aquamet 22
  • Engine synchronizers
  • S&S 4 Blade Nibral Propellers
  • Electrical Equipment:
  • Battery charger 12/24 Volts Interior lighting system
  • 12/24 volts Custom electrical panel/breakers
  • Receptacles 110 volts duplex
  • Bonded electrical system
  • Polarity indicator light
  • Battery safety switch
  • Shore power 50 amp dockside hookup Main breaker 50 amp 110 volts
  • Fresh water pump
  • 12/24 volt GFCI protection throughout Main breaker 50 amp 12/24 volts
  • UL approved wire throughout
  • Disconnect switch in engine room
  • Internal bonding system
  • Battery safety switch
  • Battery charger 12 volts
  • Pressurized water system
  • Trim tabs
  • AC/Reverse cycle heat
  • Hot water heater


Design and Construction: For good looks DeSanti combines Palm Beach styling in the cockpit, deck, helm and bridge deck with refined Carolina-style lines, incorporating a modest bow flare, beautiful compound curves in the tumblehome and, of course, a dramatic broken sheer line. Built with a cold-molded system utilizing West System epoxies, the hull and deck consist of Douglas fir and marine-grade plywood formed on a jig. The resulting shell is then completely glassed inside and out. After many hours of fairing, the entire hull gets coated with Awlgrip.

Engine Room

Engine Room: That same Awlgrip finish makes the bilges and bulkheads in the engine compartment a breeze to keep clean. Included is an 8-kW diesel generator, a fuel transfer system with crossover valves and large-volume air vents. DeSanti also goes the extra mile in assuring a quiet ride by affixing advanced sound-deadening material to the engine room overhead, building in rock-solid aluminum engine beds and attaching the engines with special mounts made to reduce vibration. The bridge deck lifts over the engines, affording you complete access to all points of maintenance and compartment bulkheads.


* Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters.  The broker cannot guarantee the true hours.  It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

For Sale By United Yacht Sales

110 SW Atlanta Avenue
Stuart, Florida, 34994