Used boats under the lens: Rio Yachts Rio 40

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Rio Yachts Rio 40 

If you’re looking for an authentic open boat, Rio 40 is the rio-yachts-rio-40-top-view right option for you. Among the evergreen used boats, this Rio Yachts model is always one of the most requested on the market.

It’s an exciting, modern, innovative day and night cruiser with a typically Mediterranean charm.

Agile and comfortable, this 12-meter registration-free boat fully embodies the philosophy of the Italian shipyard, famous for the production of quality and niche sports boats.

Indeed, the Rio 40 recalls the automotive segment of two-seater, sporty, cheerful cars which allow to enjoy the warm season with the wind in your hair: the same soul of the Rio 40, an authentic emblem of Made in Italy.


Trio-yachts-rio-40-sternhe sleek and sturdy lines are definitively uninhibited but also extremely elegant. The bow, high and pronounced, makes the appeal of this speed-oriented spider even more aggressive, offering abundant headroom below deck.

The deckhouse follows the dynamic shape of the bow. The “full-space” cockpit is huge and includes two large sundecks and a small outdoor galley with stoves and refrigerator. The stern accommodates a teak beach area which offers a definitively spacious bathing zone accessible through two comfortable central steps.

Neither the cockpit nor the helm station, located in the middle, are protected by a hard top, but by a removable awning.

Wide and protected by a solid handaril, the side-decks lead to the mega solarium on the bow, a real terrace overlooking the sea.



Below deck, the spaces are equally stunning. The interior environment is rio-yachts-rio-40-dinette particularly bright, thanks to the lateral portholes, and refined. Design is simple but extremely comfortable: functionality, in fact, is one of the key ingredients of all Rio yachts.

Really welcoming is the lounge dinette, with a L-shaped sofa on the starboard side and a galley with sink, stoves and refrigerator on the port side.

The dinette gives access to both the stern twin-bedded guest cabin and the bow master cabin, equipped with a king-sized bed and a large storage compartment under the mattress.

Both cabins offer extraordinarily generous headroom, thanks to the very raised deck from stern to bow and an imposing topside. There are also two heads, which make life on board even more comfortable.

Rio Yachts Rio 40: propulsion

The engine option most commonly installed on the Rio 40 is represented by twin Volvo Penta 300 HP sterndrive engines. Of course, the overall boat value depends on the number of engine hours.

Rio Yachts Rio 40: market evaluations

Built from 2006 to 2008 by Rio Yachts, the Rio 40 is currently available on the market at a price ranging from 135,000 to 150,000 euros, for the models requiring significant refitting and the best-maintained, updated and well-equipped ones respectively.

Year Price (euros)
YouBoat 2006 135,000 2006 140,000
TuttoBarche 2007 148,000
YachtVillage 2008 150,000

rio-yachts-rio-40-console Rio Yachts Rio 40: Technical Specs

LOA 12 m
Max Beam 3,45 m
Hull fiberglass
Engines 2 x Volvo Penta D4 300 hp
Double cabins 2
Heads 2
Shipyard Rio Yachts

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