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Beneteau First 29 Lifting Keel

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Boat REF# 142163
removed from sale
Length 9.00m (29'6")
Year 1985
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting Keel
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 18hp, Volvo Penta 2002 (1985)
Lying Langstone Harbour


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Extra Details

Designer Groupe Finot
Builder Beneteau
Lying Langstone Harbour
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 25.0 ltr (5.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/03/2011


Engine 1 x diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta 2002 (1985)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 9.00m (29'6")
LWL 8.00m (26'3")
Beam 3.02m (9'11")
Draft Min 0.60m (2'0")
Draft Max 1.98m (6'6")
Displacement 3,000kg (6,615.0lbs)
Headroom 1.82m (6'0")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Selden Aluminium spars (1985) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2009)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Hyde (fully battened). - Slab (2009)
Headsail Hyde - Furling (2009)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Main (unknown year)
Genoa (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Hyde Sails - brand new in 2009

Spinnaker - age unknown but little used.
Spare Main and genoa in fair condition.
The Sheet winches are Lewmar self-tailers, 2009.

Electrical Systems

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


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting Keel
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
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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

Garmin 152 GPS
Clipper GPS Repeater
Stowe Log/Speed/Depth
Clipper Wind
Raymarine ST1000+ Tiller Pilot

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Bruce and Danforth)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
10.00m (32'10") of rode

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

I have to say I do like the Beneteau range, I have sailed quite a few of them and they fulfil most of the things you’d want from a fairly quick all-rounder. She is comfortable, nicely laid out and this particular boat has been very well looked after.

The lifting keel enables the owner to visit plenty of places that dry out, and he says she sits very nicely on her keel stub and twin rudders. Surprisingly for a twin rudder boat she behaves pretty well under power at low speed, and provided she has a bit of way on berthing is no trouble.

The keel mechanism is fairly straightforward to dismantle for annual servicing – indeed it has just been done prior to this year’s launch. I was interested to know that the keel stub doesn’t seem to get clogged with mud, at least round the Solent most of the mud tends to just wash itself out when she re-floats.

The accommodation is very good for a 29-footer, the aft cabin is big enough and the heads are easily accessible and well laid out. She is clean and tidy down below, obviously well maintained.

Come along and see her – you’ll find a clean, tidy, well prepared boat ready for the season. The owner will be using her until we find a buyer, so when you come along the yacht will be in fighting trim and ready to go!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Beneteau First 29 Lifting Keel has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Dawes of Boatshed Port Solent. 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.