Beneteau First 305

great cruiser racer
  • Boat REF#  ·  331416
  • Length  ·  9.32m
  • Year  ·  1986
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 16hp, Yanmar 2GM20 (1986)
  • Lying  ·  River Itchen
Boatshed Southampton
Boatshed Southampton
Nic Parton

Extra Details

Designer Jean Berret
Builder Beneteau
Lying River Itchen
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 136.4 ltr (30.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 16hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 2GM20 (1986)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots

New 3 blade folding prop 2021
New starter battery 2021


Length 9.32m
LWL 8.17m
Beam 3.25m
Draft Min 1.75m
Draft Max 1.75m
Displacement 3,600kg (7,938.0lbs)
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged ZSpars Aluminium spars (1986) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2020)


Reefing mainsail Sanders - Slab (2020) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling ()
Other sails cruising chute ()
Spinnaker gear

New facnor LS130 furling system complete 2020
New running rigging 2020
New kicker 2020
New masthead block 2021
New spinlock deck clutches 2020
New deck organisers 2020
New mast base and blocks 2020
New lazy jack system 2020
New guardrails 2020
New boom 2020
New headsail car 2021
New headsail tracks 2021

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

New 3m Marine vinyl wrap to main cabin materials
removed and re seal side windows
New flooring bolon marina
replacement headliner
New LED cabin lights


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Vac flush)

2 burner propane Stove


Manual water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

5 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
10.00m of chain
20.00m of rode
Anchor Cable lengths are approximate

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Southampton are pleased to market this Beneteau First 305 from 1998. A great cruiser racer that benefits from many upgrades by the present owner.

This one has had almost £24,000 spent on her in the last few years alone.

This yacht is well designed down below, with two cabins and a roomy saloon. The galley is well designed and easy to use, and she has a proper, good sized forward facing chart table.

A good all rounder, ideal for cruising and racing with plenty of accommodation and a lot of space for her size.

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

This Beneteau First 305 has been personally photographed and viewed by Nic Parton of Boatshed Southampton. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

since December 2021

Why are you selling her?

personal reasons

Where have you sailed her?

have not sailed her

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Comments 2

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Hi Bill
I will reply directly via email
Kind regards

Nic P2024-06-11 20:01:09

Has the boat had a recent survey?
When was the engine last serviced?
Is she still available?
Looking forward to hearing from you
Bill Howlett

Bill H2024-06-11 19:39:44
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