We looked at a 40.7 to possibly replace our J/36 and decided it was not a good choice. There is minimal stowage below. The J/36 had space behind the settees and below the V-berths, and under the quarter berths and cockpit too. There was also a hanging locker, as well as cupboards and shelves in the salon. On the 40.7 There is room for about a case of wine in the designated racks, but little other space for food and galley supplies. There is room behind the settees for books or magazines - if placed flat against the hull. Each of the three cabins had a half-high hanging locker, and that was about it. Under the bunks are tanks, pumps and compressors- no stowage. It would be difficult to find places to put a week's worth of food and clothing unless one of the cabins was entirely reworked with shelving, cupboards and lockers. That could certainly be done, but it could also make the setup a bit funky unless it was very well thought out. We cruised our J/36 from CT to Maine for weeks at a time. It had more stowage space than the Beneteau 40.7.