Beneteau First 285 No Expense Spared.

Brand New Sails!
£25,000.00 Reduced

  • Boat REF#  ·  243622
  • Length  ·  8.77m
  • Year  ·  1991
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin and Bulb
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 18hp, Volvo 2002 Series (1991)
  • Lying  ·  Medway, Kent, UK
Boatshed Medway
Boatshed Medway
Jamie Nash

Extra Details

Designer Groupe Finot
Builder Beneteau
Lying Medway, Kent, UK
Fuel capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 21/07/2016


Engine 1 x diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo 2002 Series (1991)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Engine spares

Serviced every year by owner.


Length 8.77m
LWL 7.77m
Beam 3.00m
Draft Min 1.60m
Draft Max 1.60m
Displacement 2,794kg (6,160.8lbs)
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1991) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail Northrop Sails - Slab (2018) Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail Northrop Sails - Furling (2018)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

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


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin and Bulb
Finish Gelcoat finish

A total of 451 First 285’s were built between 1985 and 1993 to a Groupe Finot design, they provide a good combination of performance and comfortable cruising.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

A great yacht for family cruising with accommodation for six and plenty of space in the saloon and cockpit for all the crew.
-New Eberspacher heating fitted July 2018

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system

A great yacht for family cruising with accommodation for six and plenty of space in the saloon and cockpit for all the crew.
-New Eberspacher heating fitted July 2018

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Ladder

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
20.00m of chain
30.00m of rode

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

-B&G Zeus 2 - 9in Screen (£1848)
-B&G Wind, Depth Transducer (£819)
-Standard Horizon Marine Radio (£135)
-Standard Horizon Marine Microphone Radio (£114)
-AIS fitted July 2018

Safety Equipment

Life jackets

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)

-Seago Sea cruiser Liferaft 4 man £695)

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
A good example of the very popular Beneteau First 285, She is a well respected cruiser racer capable of long passages as well as coast hopping. She has an ample cockpit with a very spacious interior for a boat less than 29ft. Optimistically styled as a 6 berth she is more suited to four plus 2 children. The current owner has spent nearly £7000 in the last year on this vessel & is only selling to upgrade to a larger vessel so a part exchange may be considered.
Viewing recommended!
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Beneteau First 285 No Expense Spared. has been personally photographed and viewed by Jamie Nash of Boatshed Medway. Click here for contact details.
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.

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