Maxi Dolphin Psaros 40


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  • Reference ID 563
  • Builder Psaros
  • Model Maxi Dolphin 40
  • Designer Sebastien Schmidt
  • Year 2004
  • Location Switzerland
  • Engine type Outboard engine
  • L.O.A. (mtr) 12.28
  • Beam (mtr) 3.38
  • Draft (mtr) 2.5
  • Displacement (Kg) 2600
  • Material Carbon
  • Engine Mercury 4 stroke, 2 cyl.

Yacht description

The Psaros 40 is a swing keel water ballasted lake racer

Owners comments: professionnaly maintained race boat, equipped with water ballast, canting keel, trapeze and lots of sails, partly new (2019).
The Psaros 40 is one of the fastest boats of its lenght, in any wind condition.

She finished just second in this year's Bol d'Or and first Psaros 40. She was on land whole 2020.

Hull number: CH-PSAP4003F302


  • The canting keel swings through 40 degrees and to prevent leeway they have Open 60-style asymmetric daggerboards that are toed out. In fact these boards are borrowed from the moulds of the Schmidt and Jo Richards-designed 42ft Alinghi catamaran.
  • The mast is fixed with slightly swept back spreaders, but unusually with two sets of runners each side.
  • the top mast backstay and runners are grouped like the America’s Cup boats
  • The retracting bowsprit arrangement is also unique and has two positions. For use with the large genoa it is extended to its first position tensioning a bobstay that handles the downward loads. For the big kites, an pole extends out further from within the bowsprit. In the first position the bowsprit is 1.5m long, in position two a wopping 3.5m.
  • While the top speed of the boat is a lively 20-23 knots, as ever it is the low wind performance of the boats that impresses. Upwind in 6 knots of true wind for example the Psaros 40 will manage six knot.




  • Hallyards changed regularly
  • Full running rigging set



  • 71.6sqm, 2 reefs, 6 full battens RBS Carbon
  • Trilam TDBT (Dyneema/aramid) 2Utex
  • Produced in 2016 and is still really nice and good for racing.

Genoa médium

  • 53.9sqm, 3 small battens, positive leech
  • Trilam TDBT, 2Utex
  • Produced in 2019. Like new

Genoa médium

  • 50.8sqm
  • Trilam TDBT, 2Utex
  • Produced in 2016. Used but perfect for training or single hand sailing


  • 37.03sqm, 1 full batten & 3 small battens
  • Trilam TDBT, 2Utex
  • Produced in 2016. Used but still good. 


  • 114.9sqm, PBO luff cable
  • Trilam TDBT, 1Utex
  • Produced in 2016. Use but still good.
  • Possibility to have a new development of 118sqm for 2020

A0 (75%9)

  • 150.7sqm, Airx 600 grey
  • Produced in 2019. Like new

A1 vmg

  • 207sqm, Superkote 60 black
  • Produced in 2017. Still good for racing and single hand

A3 run

  • 237sqm, Superkote 75/60 blue
  • Produced in 2016. Used but still good for racing 


  • good for up to 25knots TWS
  • Used but good for storm and single hand.

Deck and Cockpit

  • Tiller steering
  • winches in good condition
  • pulleys in good condition


  • 2 batteries in good condition (also maintained when stored)
  • batterycharger
  • electro-hydraulic system to shift ballast
  • ballast pump
  • navigation lights


  • The engine is an outboard 9,9 HP from 2019 *new
  • 2 cyl, 4 stroke
  • Condition: good

Electronics and Navigational Gear


  • Tactic wireless anemometer and speedometer
  • 3x displays Tactic on mast, 2x displays tactic on Boom
  • Speed, depth sensor
  • Wind sensor
  • Gps
  • Compas
  • Tiller autopilot Raymarine 


Ballast 450 litres each side


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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