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Beneteau First 285

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Boat REF# 105054
removed from sale
Length 8.76m (28'9")
Year 1988
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Wing Keel
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 18hp, Volvo (2002)
Lying Medway, Kent


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Extra Details

Designer Groupe Finot
Builder Beneteau
Lying Medway, Kent
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 120.0 ltr (26.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo (2002)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

large 110 AHr starter battery,new July 09


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Length 8.76m (28'9")
Beam 3.00m (9'10")
Draft Min 1.22m (4'0")
Displacement 2,800kg (6,174.0lbs)
Storage Ashore


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Sloop rigged Z Spars Aluminium spars (1988) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2009)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - roller boom (1988)
Headsail - Furling (1988)

Reefing winch on mast.
9/10 fractional rig.
Roller reefing replaced July 09 same time as rig.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Wing Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

The wing keel provides the best of both worlds giving less draft than a fin but comparable stability.


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

Lovely fresh, bright and airey interior.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
AIS Receiver tick
Depth sounder tick

Raymarine Tridam, GPS and autopilot new July 09.
Note the AIS transmitter needs commissioning but the aerial has been mounted on the mast.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

1 anchors
30.00m (98'5") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of rode
avon dinghy (1988)
2hp outboard, Suzuki, Short shaft (1988)

Safety Equipment

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Fume detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)

Note liferaft is double floored.
Flares and fire extinguishers (subject to test).

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract
This boat has lovely lines, well appointed bright and airey accommodation and she smells lovely. She has been well loved and looked after by her owners and is well specified to allow for long holidays too.
She is ready to go back in the water and sail away. The only thing on the urgent to do list seems to be to repair/renew the main genoa.
She is great value for money and would suit a couple or young family or even allow for two couple ownership.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Beneteau First 285 has been personally photographed and viewed by Suzzanne McDonald of Boatshed Medway. 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.