The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Beneteau First 30

£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  314203
  • Length  ·  8.95m
  • Year  ·  1980
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 15hp, Yanmar 2GM ()
  • Lying  ·  Torbay Area.
Boatshed Torbay
Boatshed Torbay
Jason Currie-Smith

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Andre Mauric
Builder Beneteau
Lying Torbay Area.


Engine 1 x diesel 15hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2GM ()
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


Length 8.95m
LWL 7.74m
Beam 2.86m
Draft Min 1.43m
Draft Max 1.43m
Displacement 4,080kg (8,996.4lbs)
Headroom 1.82m
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars () with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2012)


Reefing mainsail - Slab () Stack Pack, 2 Reefs
Headsail Arun - Furling (2012)
Other sails Spinnaker (1990)

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

1 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Cockpit shower

1 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
1 anchors
Avon Redcrest dinghy ()

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Life buoys
Swim ladder

4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 electric)

Broker's Comments

This very handsome Beneteau sloop is a way beyond a "better-than-average" example of a roomy and well built yacht from the late '70's. Fin keeled she should be a delight to sail and offers proven accommodation for a family of four or five.

But where this yacht is simply stunning and really stands out from the crowd is down below. As you step down the into the yacht you would truly believe that you are stepping onto a new boat, I did!

All her upholstery, headlining's and floors were completely removed and renewed in 2012, and what a stunning job they made of it.

Her seat cushions and mattresses are covered in a beautifully finished leather upholstery in a lovely warm colour which is complimented further by her leather headlining throughout, finished with impeccably hand crafted stitching.

The owner informs me that this boat was fully refurbished in 2012 which included the engine, electrical systems, standing and running rigging, the installation of heating, shore power and all internal fittings. She also had a new sprayhood installed along with teak flooring. She has even had her keel professionally removed re fitted with new keel bolts and re sealed with extra supports fitted. All of this work is documented and can be reviewed onboard.

It is very hard to believe the age of the boat when you are onboard, a truly remarkable transformation and a testament to the hard work, expense and attention to detail that has been paid to this yacht.

She feels reassuringly solid and would be ideal for someone looking for their first boat or someone looking for something with great sailing ability and capable of crossing the Channel as well as coastal passages, with plenty of room for crew.

Please contact me for an early viewing as soon as possible. You won't be disappointed!

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

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

Since the 18th December 2016.

Why are you selling her?


Where have you sailed her?

South West, Weymouth to Plymouth.

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