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Beneteau First Class 8

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Boat REF# 101576
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.50m (27'11")
Year 1983
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Berths 4
Lying Essex - West Mersea


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Extra Details

Designer Jacques Fauroux - Groupe Finot
Builder Beneteau
Lying Essex - West Mersea


No Engine.
There is however an outboard bracket. The bracket is designed to slide inboard when not in use.
Battery new in 2009.


LOA 8.50m (27'11")
LWL 7.10m (23'4")
Beam 2.49m (8'2")
Draft Min 0.70m (2'4")
Draft Max 1.75m (5'9")
Displacement 1,400kg (3,087.0lbs)
Headroom 1.40m (4'7")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1983) with stainless steel standing rigging (2005)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Quantum - Slab (2005)
Headsail - Furling (2005)
Spinnaker gear tick

New Quantum sails in 2005 included:
Mylar Mainsail with 3 slab reefs, loose foot cunningham.
The main has a custom made two part boom cover.
The Headsail is 140% LP Full -Radial panel layout - laser cut mylar - step down multi-layer construction and UV sunguard.
The No1 Genoa is 150%LP Full-Radial layout laser cut in custom scrim style Pentex laminates (top wind speed for this sail is 20 Knots).
All the sails are lightly used and valeted professionally at the end of each season.
In addition there are some older but still servicable sails that include:
3 Spinnakers, one of these, the flanker having a Spee Squeezer that is very useful in heavier weather.
There are also two older suits of Elvstrom and Delta sails again in servicable order.
Stack Pack and Lazy Jacks

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by:


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Finish Paint finish

Swing Keel.
Topsides professionally resprayed with Awlgrip in 2001 and are still in good condition.
Lifting keel mechanism regularly dropped and serviced by local boatyard - last time was 2006.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Porta Potti)
Cooker tick

Saloon table and galley space with room for a bucket.

1 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Stowe instrumentation.
2 Compasses.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
1.00m (3'3") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of warp
5 Spinlock jammers renewed in 2005.
New stanchions and guard rails in 2005.
Mainsail adjustable track (Harken) new in 2005.
The runners have Lewmar jammers in addition to the original fittings.
Two custom made "sausage" fenders.

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Fire Extinguisher

Broker's Comments

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

This Beneteau First Class 8 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. 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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