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Beneteau First 38s5

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Boat REF# 25522
removed from sale
Length 11.70m (38'5")
Year 1991
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 28hp, Volvo Penta (1991)
Lying Ipswich


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Extra Details

Designer Jean Berret
Builder Beneteau
Lying Ipswich
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 110.0 ltr (24.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 220.0 ltr (48.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 28hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta (1991)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Folding 2 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.5 ltr (0.6 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

Electrical equipment includes a Sterling 4-stage battery charger & Sterling Alternator


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 11.70m (38'5")
LWL 10.05m (33'0")
Beam 4.11m (13'6")
Draft Min 1.90m (6'3")
Draft Max 1.90m (6'3")
Displacement 6,500kg (14,332.5lbs)
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Seldon Aluminium spars (1991) with Rod standing rigging (2000)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Quantum - Slab (2003)
Headsail - Furling (2002)
Other sails Elvstrom Dacron (1991)
Elvstrom Dacron (1991)
Spinnaker gear tick

Dyneema Halyards. Both furling headsail and mainsail are Quantum Pentex. Spinnaker also offered with the boat.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

The accomodation comprises double berths in fore and aft cabins with two singles in the main saloon area. Freezer unit within the fridge. Blinds fitted on all windows. Ducted warm air heating.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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VHF DSC radio tick
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Raytheon Electronics, Nasa VHF.

Deck Gear

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Rode tick
Fenders tick
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2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual windlass
1 anchors
20.00m (65'7") of chain
40.00m (131'3") of rode

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

The Beneteau First 38 is considered to be a fast cruiser/racer or according to most owners racer/cruiser! She is a good family boat offering the desired privacy with the forward en-suite cabin for the parents or hiding the kids whilst you entertain.

When we first walked on board the boat we were taken aback by the amount of space on board. If the vessel were to be gifted a professional valet this would be a gleaming fine example of this class of boat.

The Beneteau's have been sailed across channels and oceans with loudly sung praise proving they are not only for the local minded sailor but provide the bluewater cruising for the more adventurous.

The boat is currently still in commission and will remain so until after christmas so can be seen in her natural environment.

This boat has been viewed and photographed by Gary of Boatshed Norfolk. Register or log in to see 47 more photos of this boat. These boat details are subject to contract.

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This Beneteau First 38s5 has been personally photographed and viewed by Will and Gary of Boatshed Norfolk. 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.