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Beneteau First 285

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Boat REF# 103352
This boat has been sold
Length 8.77m (28'9")
Year 1988
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 18hp, Volvo 2002 (1988)
Lying Bristol


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Extra Details

Designer Groupe FINOT
Builder Beneteau
Lying Bristol
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 30.0 ltr (6.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo 2002 (1988)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 8.77m (28'9")
LWL 7.77m (25'6")
Beam 2.99m (9'10")
Draft Max 1.60m (5'3")
Airdraft 12.20m (40'0")
Displacement 2,800kg (6,174.0lbs)
Headroom 1.87m (6'2")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Z Spars Aluminium spars (1988) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Kemp - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Cruising Chute (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Purpose built life raft shelf in cockpit locker

Stainless strip down bow for the more adventurous berthing!


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Drapes tick
Pressurised water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Log tick
VHF tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick

2 anchors
(Plough & Danforth)
10.00m (32'10") of chain
10.00m (32'10") of rode

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The First 285 is a well respected cruiser racer capable of long passages as well as coast hopping and this one is well equipped.
An ample cockpit with spacious interior. Optimistically styled as a 6 berth she is more suited to four plus 2 children.
She has just been re-launched (July) following annual underwater maintenance and anti fouling she is ready to sail away.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Beneteau First 285 has been personally photographed and viewed by John of Boatshed Bristol. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.