Beneteau First 260 Spirit

Varied sailing opportunity
£19,995.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  270727
  • Length  ·  7.70m
  • Year  ·  2004
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Lifting Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 9hp, Yanmar 1GM10 (2004)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Designer Group Finot
Builder Beneteau
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 30.0 ltr (6.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 46.0 ltr (10.1 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 9hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 1GM10 (2004)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

Engine serviced August 2018
2 Blade, folding, prop available


Length 7.70m
LWL 7.35m
Beam 2.76m
Draft Min 0.85m
Draft Max 1.85m
Displacement 2,300kg (5,071.5lbs)
Headroom 1.80m
Storage On mooring


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (2004) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2004)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (2004) Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails No2 Genoa (2004)
Spinnaker (unknown year)

Spinnaker Pole
New No2 Genoa not used

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 1 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

The easy to use, screw type, lifting keel mechanism takes about 30 turns, with a winch handle, to retract and lower the keel
Twin Rudders
Antifouled and anodes replaced 2018


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)


Manual water system

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Ladder

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
(Danforth Type)
10.00m of chain
10.00m of rode
All lines led to the cockpit, with 2 winches, for use with both Halyards and Sheets

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Plastimo Compass
Raymarine ST40 Bidata
Raymarine ST40 Wind
Icom IC-M421 VHF DSC Radio

Safety Equipment

Life buoys

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Fire Extinguisher.

Broker's Comments

The Beneteau First 260 Spirit is a stylish modern cruiser designed to offer a combination of good accommodation and sailing performance, which is also simple to sail. All lines are controlled from the safety and comfort of the cockpit, making this boat ideal for both singlehanded and family sailing. There is plenty of room on deck, with generous side decks, a roomy cockpit and foredeck area. The lifting keel has the benefit of opening-up shallow water use, alongside more extended coastal sailing when down. The inboard diesel provides plenty of power when needed and there is the option of a folding, two bladed propellor.

The interior is bright and airy with a contemporary design. There is a separate, galley, navigation station, heads and forward cabin and the boat makes use of space saving, sliding doors. Overall the interior is spacious and sociable, which is perfect for time enteratining or relaxing after a day's sail. This boat has lots to offer sailing entusiasts and we would be pleased to show you round.

Please note that the owner would consider part exchange for a small, power driven vessel.

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

This Beneteau First 260 Spirit has been personally photographed and viewed by Jayne Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

6 years

Why are you selling her?

Insufficient time to use the vessel

Where have you sailed her?

East Coast rivers

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments 2

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Dear Nick, hello. Yes, there is an area by the sink where an installation could be made for a cooker and or oven.

C M2021-03-24 10:42:16

Arethere any cooking facilities on this boat. Couple of gas burners? If not is there an area by the sink for installation?

Nick S2021-03-19 09:45:29
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