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Beneteau First 42s7

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Boat REF# 171721
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.80m (42'0")
Year 1996
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 56hp, Yanmar 4JH 2E (1996)
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Bruce Farr
Builder Beneteau Yachts
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 727.3 ltr (160.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 29/09/2010


Engine 1 x Diesel 56hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 4JH 2E (1996)
Engine Hours engine1:   1300
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Maxprop 3-blade feathering
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.5 ltr (1.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

Heart Freedom 25 2500 watt inverter/charger with Heart Link 2000 monitor.

House bank consists of four 6-v Gel-Tech deep cycle batteries. Start bank is one Gel-Tech 8D.

50 amp shorepower service. Galvanic isolator.


LOA 12.80m (42'0")
LWL 10.90m (35'9")
Beam 4.11m (13'6")
Draft Min 2.31m (7'7")
Displacement 8,263kg (18,220.0lbs)
Headroom 1.96m (6'5")
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Sparcraft Aluminium spars (1996) with Rod standing rigging (1996)


Mainsail North Sails - Slab (2008) Stack Pack, 2 Reefs
Headsail North Sails - Furling (2008)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

15/16 fractional rig with double speaders.

Main and headsail new from North Sails in 2008. Neil Pryde spinnaker. Rigging inspected satisfactorily 2010. PROFURL roller furling on headsail.

All running rigging replaced 2013.

Nav Tec hydraulic backstay adjuster.

North Stackpack mainsail cover.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

LOA 42'6". Deep draft fin keel and spade rudder.

Light steel-blue Awlgrip paint (2007) on the hull, applied over a similarly colored gel coat. This combination provides a beautiful hull finish which should be more resistant to appearance degradation from mars and scratches. New bottom paint 2013.

Decks are teak planked and bedded over a sandwich cored fiberglass substructure. The deck is secured to the hull with an overlap showbox joint and mechanical fastenings through the teak toerail.

6283 lbs ballast.

Aluminum fuel tank. FRP water tanks. Separate fore and aft holding tanks.

Tankage and other dimensional information has not been measured by this broker and is reported based upon literature.

2010 survey found the vessel in "above average" condition (this surveyor's highest rating).


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Air conditioning 2 Air conditioning Units rated at 16000 BTU/h
Heads 2 heads (Vac flush)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Air conditioning tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

This is the Owner's Version of this Beneteau model, with a forward master suite, a second head off of the salon, and a private guest stateroom aft.

Joinery is satin-finished pear wood and presents a bright attractive interior.

The salon is extremely voluminous, with a high overhead and seating for perhaps a dozen. There are plenty of large opening portlights, an overhead hatch and additional sidelights to bring in lots of illumination and air. Cleverly-stored retractable shades can cover the portlights.

The galley is aft starboard and has good solid-surface countertop space, lots of storage, and separate refrigerator and freezer compartments. A newer high-quailty (and spotless) Force-10 stainless steel propane range is gimbal-mounted.

The master stateroom is an attractive and well-lit space, with a settee opposite the berth, and many storage lockers. The master head is in the forepeak and is cleanly designed, watertight, and well-lit and ventilated.

The forward head is manual flush and the aft head is a vacuflush system.

11 gallon hot water tank.

Cabin heat and air conditioning from two Cruiseair reverse-cycle systems (12,000 BTU and 16,000 BTU respectively).

Flat panel TVs with integral DVD players in the salon and forward stateroom are 12 vdc powered for reduced energy consumption at anchor. Fusion ip700 iPod-compatible stereo with Sirius satellite capability.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Video tick
Computer tick
DVD tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick

Raymarine E80 color multi-function display in cockpit. AIS transmit and receive. Raymarine 2kw radome. Raymarine ST60 speed/depth/wind. Raymarine ST6000 autopilot with remote. ICOM vhf with remote. Uniden UM525 VHF with DSC.

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Quick windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(Ultra stainless steel plow-type; Fortress back-up)
53.34m (175'0") of chain
The helm features a huge 55" diameter destroyer-type wheel, wrapped in leather.

Full-length cockpit cover. Dodger.

Large swim platform is retractable. Shower at transom.

Quick 1000 watt windlass new 2009. Raw water washdown. Chain counter at helm.

Lifting teak cockpit table is extremely clever and functional -- see photo.

Seller has an Avon 10' RIB with newer 10 hp Tohatsu 4-cycle outboard. They are not included in this listing but are negotiable.

Safety Equipment

Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This Beneteau 42s7 is extremely sharp and "squared away". It is exceptionally clean, appears to be in excellent physical and mechanical condition, and has enjoyed numerous upgrades. I was particularly impressed with the sleek exterior lines and features and the ease of getting around on deck -- this would be an enjoyable boat to sail. This boat was built as a "boat show boat" by Beneteau in France and embodied their best concepts. It was an absolute showpiece when new and remains so.

The Bruce Farr deep-keel design is clearly intended for performance, but the accommodations make it a very nice cruising design for two couples or a family. She has never been raced -- but certainly could.

The interior is warm, well-lit, roomy and comfortable, and the galley is suitable for extended cruising.

Canadian import duties were previously paid on this boat.

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

This Beneteau First 42s7 has been personally photographed and viewed by Scott Helker of Boatshed Seattle. 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.

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