2023 Aviara AV40 Review

The 2023 Aviara AV40 is the boat that you want on the water. Aviara is a brand that is owned under MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. Aviara has a vision to create boats that will “defy compromise.” This is a great vision for those who love to get out on the water and enjoy their time without having to sacrifice X for Y or vice versa. The brand focuses on bringing together luxury, style, and control at the steering wheel and on board.

Each one of the boats manufactured by Aviara focuses on offering the quality that the MasterCraft name is known for. The boats are manufactured in an awarded facility to ensure quality at every corner. The brand has four principles that they believe in, which are:

  • Elevated Control
  • Progressive Style
  • Quality Details
  • Modern Comfort

These four pillars are something that all boaters look for as they shop for their next vessel.

Elevated Control

Everything included by Aviara has a purpose and that purpose is to make sure that you are always in control. From the steering wheel to the helm, there is no area left unthought of or designed just for you. The engine options and hull construction paired with the steering wheel and control allow you to enjoy some of the best handling, performance, and power.

Progressive Style

The design of the 2023 Aviara AV40 is exceptional and progressive from interior to exterior. The designs have been called future-forward and they bring together a new look that sets your boat apart from others on the water. You will definitely get some looks with your new boat.

Quality Details

Superior craftsmanship is not the only thing you get when you purchase an Aviara boat. In fact, you are getting a boat that is made with the best premium materials available. You can choose from a number of custom color choices to design what you want the floor to look like.

Modern Comfort

Aviara takes comfort to the next level and the interior of each boat is made with a contemporary layout and ergonomics to ensure a comfortable and plush ride. When you are on board the 2023 Aviara AV40, you will not find yourself wishing for or needing something extra, as all the features on board have been carefully thought out and included.

Aviara enhances the dayboat experience and their boats allow you to extend your days. With an upscale finish, futuristic exterior design, quality build, and amazing performance, we are confident that you will fall in love with the 2023 Aviara AV40. We know we did.

If you are considering a new boat, the 2023 Aviara AV40 is an excellent choice. We invite you to read below to learn more about the Aviara AV40 as we will explore it a bit more in depth. Our review will cover what the boat has to offer on the interior, accessories, pricing, and warranty information.

Excited to learn more? Let’s go ahead and jump right in!

Interior and Accessories

The 2023 Aviara AV40 was originally designed and launched to provide boaters with a boat that brings together both innovation and functionality. This dayboat has a single goal and that is to enhance your time on the water so that you spend more time out on the water.

Aviara allows you to completely customize your new AV40. You can choose from many different color configurations and combinations to design the hull, hull accent, hull bottom, hardtop exterior, cockpit interior, upholstery, flooring, cabin, and accents.


Starting out at the cockpit, you will find bench seating right across the port side. Additional seating is just ahead of the seating island at the aft. The upholstery and material of the seating are made from cool-touch technology ensuring that the seats are never hot or uncomfortable to sit on, even during the hottest days of the summer and in direct sunlight.

Each one of the seats offers lumbar support and an angled seat base to ensure that your passengers are comfortable and can truly sit in the seat and mold to it. The seats feature recessed cupholders for convenience.

There is the option to add a table to this area should you choose.

A hardtop, made from fiberglass, protects the cockpit area and provides shade to keep the area cooler in the summer. The hardtop is built for entertainment as it includes LED lighting and speakers. The hardtop does feature a sunroof that opens and closes with ease.


The biggest highlight of the 2023 Aviara AV40, and what really sells this model, are the terraces. The 2023 AV40 offers drop-down terraces that expand the deck area allowing you to entertain without any space constraints. The beam of the 2023 Aviara AV40 measures 12 feet and 3 inches. When the terraces are dropped down, the beam measures 18 feet and 3 inches. As you can see, the area transforms into a much larger entertainment space!

Seating in the terrace area includes convertible lounge seats and a pop-up pneumatic bar area with bar stools. This area can be used while cruising, swimming, or anchoring. It is the perfect place to relax, socialize, and enjoy drinks on the water.

If you choose not to use the terraces, you do not have to worry about being short on space. There are 20 inches of side deck space, allowing you to move freely.

The swim platform at the rear of the boat is easily accessed from the terrace area. When the terraces are down, simply step onto the swim platform as the two merge together seamlessly. An electric swim step is included and can be deployed into the water for easy access.

The installed premium audio system with speakers helps to really amp up the entertainment on the boat. Speakers are installed throughout the terrace area. Storage space is plentiful and located underneath the lounge seats.


As the captain, you want to be able to love the boat that you steer and the 2023 Aviara AV40 is definitely one you will love being behind the wheel of. The helm is built with you in mind and comes with a fancy glass dash that features triple screens. Each screen has a purpose making it easy for you to maintain focus and control of the boat.

One of the screens is responsible for the boat’s stereo controls and vessel switching. The center console screen is a Garmin and is multi-functional. You can choose from a number of different screen displays to view exactly what you want at that moment. The final screen is home to how your boat is performing along with controls to guide your boat.

While there are digital switches, it is important to note that physical switches are included too. This allows you to best control your boat in those moments where you need to make a change immediately. Some of the switches include navigation lights, the horn, and bilge pumps. You will also find the joystick control and engine control switches here.

Wet Bar

If you are someone who likes to entertain, the wet bar area is going to be the area you want to look at. It is located to starboard inside the cockpit. At the wet bar, you will find plenty of counter space to work with. The counters are durable, sleek, and made from the best materials. Cooking on board is an option on the 2023 Aviara AV40. The wet bar can feature one or two electric grills, a sink, a refrigerator, and a trash receptacle area.

To really make your time special while cooking on board, you can add a 32-inch TV mounted onto an electric lift. The TV is attached to a swivel mount, so you don’t have to miss your favorite television show just to cook for or serve your guests.

The wet bar does include a 42-quart cooler that is built in and includes a pull-out drawer. Additionally, a carry-on cooler is included and sits across from the built-in cooler.


Right before you reach the bow area, you will find a padded bolster that doubles as the leaning post. Beneath this area is a rash receptacle for you and your passengers to use.

The walkway leading towards the bow is 23 inches in width, making it easy to walk and pass other passengers without feeling cramped.

Continuing forward, you will find an additional area for socialization at the bow. There is wraparound seating that includes padded bolsters completely around it. To ensure the safety of everyone on board, the bulwarks are 41 inches in height. Should you choose, you can add a bow table here or a filler cushion that can quickly and easily transform the seating into a sun pad.

Underneath the seats, you will find plenty of storage to keep your items safe. The forward seat has a built-in cooler underneath it as opposed to a storage space.


As we have mentioned, Aviara wanted to create a luxurious dayboat that allows you to extend your time out on the water. The 2023 Aviara AV40 achieves this with the cabin. You can access the cabin through a door located on the port side of the helm. Should you want to keep the door open, there is a magnetic catch. Simply close the cabin door to provide privacy.

The interior of the cabin offers headroom of 6 feet and 1 inch. To the forward of the cabin is a deep berth that doubles as L-shaped seating when not being used as a berth. Transitioning from the berth to seating and vice versa is easy due to the included ratcheting hinge.

Natural light is plentiful thanks to the windows and skylight. To the port of the interior cabin is a 43-inch mounted TV that is placed on a swivel mount, so that you can move it to ensure a view from anywhere within the cabin. Additionally, you will find counter space with plentiful storage underneath, a microwave, and a refrigerator.

In the mid-cabin area is another berth with storage around it.

There is an included head and shower, and the entire interior cabin offers air conditioning.

Additional Features Included on the 2023 Aviara AV40:

  • Hot water heater
  • Generator
  • Porcelain electric toilet
  • Mirror
  • Wine chilling zone for 3 bottles
  • LED lighting throughout
  • Windshield wiper
  • Power outlets
  • Chargers


When it comes to the 2023 Aviara AV40, you will have the option of two different main configurations, which include sterndrive or outboard.

If you are new to these terms, then you may not know which you want. Outboard is the most common and is generally what is included on boats. Outboard engines provide the boat with additional room as they are installed at the transom, which is outside of the boat. Sterndrive combines an outboard drive with inboard power. The engine on a sterndrive sit forward of the transom and the drive unit itself is at the outside of the hull.

Sterndrive Options

The 2023 Aviara AV40 offers two sterndrive options which include:

  • Twin ILMOR 6.2L 430 HP engines
  • Twin ILMOR 7.4L 520 HP engines

Outboard Options

The 2023 Aviara AV40 offers two outboard options which include:

  • Triple Mercury Verado 350 HP engines (in white or black)
  • Triple Mercury Verado 400 HP engines (in white or black)

No matter which engine option you choose, you are sure to love the performance, speed, and acceleration they each have to offer. Each engine allows you to quickly reach the speed you want and then cruise while saving on fuel.

The handling of the 2023 Aviara AV40 is said to be nice. It is important to note that while the boat does perform and quickly reach your desired speed, it does not handle like a traditional sports boat. The boat tends to feel larger, but this does not mean that it is harder to handle. In fact, it takes turns smoothly and you and your passengers will feel safe on board.

The included joystick allows you to completely control your boat with minimal effort. Handling may take some time to get used to at first, especially if you are used to primarily a sterndrive or outboard and are switching to another option.

We do think it is important to mention that the boat does offer a safety feature that disables the use of the engines when the swim step is submerged in water. If you attempt to start up the engines and they do not start, it is recommended that you ensure the swim step is fully out of the water.


  • Sleeps four comfortably
  • Large wet bar area that is fully equipped for cooking
  • Drop-down terraces extend social zones
  • Plenty of customizations and additional features
  • Premium upholstery with cool-touch

Pricing and Specifications

Aviara does not have pricing information available on their website for the 2023 Aviara AV40. However, through research, it appears that the 2023 Aviara AV40 has a base starting MSRP of $1,000,000 to $1,100,000.

It is important to note that the actual price you pay will depend on several factors including any customizations and upgrades that you choose. There are plenty of upgrades and options to choose from allowing you to really make this boat your own.

To get the most accurate pricing, you should speak with an authorized dealer to get a price quote.

2023 Aviara AV40 Specifications

  • Length with Sterndrive: 40 feet 7 inches
  • Length with Outboard: 42 feet 3 inches
  • Beam: 12 feet 3 inches
  • Dry Weight with Sterndrive: 24,900 pounds
  • Dry Weight with Outboard: 23,800 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity: 357 gallons
  • Water Capacity: 53 gallons
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 32 gallons


Aviara does provide a warranty with the purchase of its boats, which means the 2023 Aviara AV40 does come with a warranty.

Below, you will find a breakdown of what is included in the warranty; however, it is important to speak with and review the warranty information with an authorized dealer to ensure you fully understand what is and is not covered by said warranty.

Structural Components and Hull

The warranty for the structural components and the hull is good for the amount of time that the original owner owns the boat.

Gel Coat

A one-year warranty is provided.


The screens on the instrument panel and all electrical displays are warranted for a total of 600 engine hours or for 3 years from the in-service date, whichever occurs first.

SeaDek Flooring and Pads

The flooring and pads have a warranty period of 600 hours of engine operation or 2 years from the in-service date, whichever occurs first.

Other Components

Other components that are not listed in the other sections come with a warranty of 5 years from the in-service date.

Final Thoughts

To say that the 2023 Aviara AV40 is impressive is a complete understatement. This is definitely a boat that you NEED to see in person. The AV40 has a lot to offer you in the way of comfort and luxury. We are confident that you will enjoy your time on the sea, and we can tell that Aviara has designed this boat to extend your time on the water.

The interior cabin is a nice feature along with the fold-down terraces. The boat’s layout is spacious and with sleeping for 4, you are sure to enjoy many weekends offshore.

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