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Beneteau First 285

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Boat REF# 110343
This boat has been sold
Length 9.02m (29'7")
Year 1987
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 18hp, Volvo Penta (1987)
Lying Suffolk


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Extra Details

Designer Groupe Finot
Builder Beneteau
Lying Suffolk
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 110.0 ltr (24.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 04/06/2006


Engine 1 x diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta (1987)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 9.02m (29'7")
LWL 7.80m (25'7")
Beam 2.77m (9'1")
Draft Min 1.68m (5'6")
Draft Max 1.68m (5'6")
Displacement 3,000kg (6,615.0lbs)
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged 'Z' Spar Aluminium spars (1987) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Crusader - Slab (2006)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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


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

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 sheet winches
1 anchors
10.00m (32'10") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of rode

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Beneteau 285 offers both a great turn of speed with good cruising accommodation. This particular example, located in South Suffolk, has not been raced and is excellent all round condition.
She is a very clean example of this popular yacht and is ready to go!
Call Mark of Boatshed Suffolk to arrange your viewing.

This Beneteau First 285 has been personally photographed and viewed by Mark Barton of Boatshed Suffolk. 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.