The Outremer 40' Light is an ocean cruiser/racer and built for performance. Relatively long hulled with a smallish bridgedeck cabin and not much rigid decking forward and has a low displacement for her weight. The hulls are slender and consequently easily driven at speed. Large nets forward minimise weight in the bows and, similarly, the hulls extends far aft of cockpit, keeping the stern light. Concentrating weight amidships gives the boat excellent handling and seaworthiness.