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Beneteau First 285

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Boat REF# 35573
This boat has been sold
Length 8.80m (28'10")
Year 1988
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 18hp, Volvo 2002 (1988)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Designer Groupe Finot
Builder Beneteau
Lying Essex
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 20.0 ltr (4.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 20.0 ltr (4.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 17/11/2006


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 Folding
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

240 Volts via a consumer unit when plugged into shore power.


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Length 8.80m (28'10")
LWL 7.40m (24'3")
Beam 3.00m (9'10")
Draft Min 1.20m (3'11")
Draft Max 1.20m (3'11")
Displacement 2,800kg (6,174.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage On marina


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Sloop rigged Z Spars Aluminium spars (1988) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2003)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Shannon - Slab (2005)
Headsail - Furling (2005)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Genoa (unknown year)
Genoa (unknown year)
Mainsail (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Spinnaker and Pole.
Two Spare Genoa's both in servicable conditon. Also a second Mainsail in usable condition.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Fin Wing Keel


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Drapes tick
Manual water system tick

In addition to the two double berths, the saloon has room to sleep two children, these berths are approx 5ft long.

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

Garmin 128 GPS.
Autohelm ST200+
Clipper Log.
Clipper Depth.
Clipper GPS

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick

3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
(Plough Type)
10.00m (32'10") of chain
10.00m (32'10") of rode

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

MOB Life-sling.
2 Firextinguishers.

Broker's Comments

This is an exceptionally well maintained yacht, well built in the firstplace and kept in very good condition indeed.

The modern layout and good accommodation, sleeping 4 comfortably and 6 at a pinch,make her an ideal family cruiser.

She has a wing keel, giving her good performance along with a shallow draft.

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 Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. 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.