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1985 Beneteau First 305

Woodbridge, Suffolk, United Kingdom

£19,950

The Beneteau First 305 is an modern attractive styled cruiser racer, with good sailing performance and accommodation. This example is presented in very good order, with many recent upgrades, including new sails, standing and running rigging, Dometic gas cooker with three with burner hob, hatches and windows, sea cocks and much more. A good opportunity to acquire a proven cruiser/racer and in this condition an early viewing is recommended. Viewing by appointment through Howard Ford Marine Sales.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Beneteau
Model: First 305
Year: 1985
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass

Dimensions

Length: 30'8 ft / 9.35 m
Length Overall: 30'8 ft / 9.35 m
Waterline Length: 26'3 ft / 8 m
Beam: 10'8 ft / 3.25 m
Max Draft: 4'5 ft / 1.35 m
Min Draft: 4'5 ft / 1.35 m
Displacement: 3,739 kg
Ballast: 1350 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: 2002
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 18hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 BladeBronze, Folding
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 1985
Cruising Speed: 5 kn
Maximum Speed: 6 kn

Tanks

Fuel Tank Capacity: 7 L
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tank Capacity: 26 L
Water Tank Material: Other

Other

Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers

Contact

Howard Ford
Howard Ford Marine Sales

Office

Howard Ford Marine Sales
Tidemill Yacht Harbour
Woodbridge, Suffolk, GB, IP12 1BP
Tel:+44 (0)1394 385577
Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.



Accommodations

The accommodation offers up to six berths, in two cabins and saloon. Forecabin with V berth with infill. Stowage above and below. Opening hatch to foredeck (reglazed 2019). Hanging locker. Saloon with settee berths to port and starboard, with stowage above and below. Fixed table to centre, with drop leaves. Deck window. Forward facing navigation area to starboard. Galley to port, with Dometic 3 burner gas hob, with oven (2019). twin stainless steel sinks with pumped fresh water supply. Plastimo 100 Litre water tank with all new piping (2019). Cool box. Separate heads compartment to starboard with Jabsco sea toilet. Sink, tap and worksurface replaced in 2020. Wet hanging locker. Aft cabin to port with double berth and hanging locker. Three opening portlights. Steps up to self draining cockpit with seating and stowage under. Full interior LED lighting 2019. Replacement headlining in rear cabin and heads in 2019.

Mechanical Systems

Located behind the companionway. Volvo Penta MD2002, twin cylinder 18hp diesel engine. Electric Start. Seawater cooled. Shaft drive to folding two blade propeller. Single lever engine control. 27 litre stainless steel fuel tank. Maximum speed 6 knots. Cruising speed 5 knots. All rubber hoses replaced in 2020. Various engine spares. Service history.

Alternator charging to 2 x 12 volt batteries. (engine battery replaced in 2022)

240 volt shore power cable

Sails & Spars

Masthead rigged sloop. Deck stepped aluminium mast, boom and spinnaker pole. Stainless steel standing rigging (2019). Terylene running rigging (2019). Slab reefing mainsail. Harken headsail furling system. Lines led aft to cockpit. 

Mainsail by One Sails (2019 Excellent).

Roller Genoa by One Sails (2019 Excellent).

Spinnaker (good)

Various old sails

Deck Equipment

12 kg plough anchor with chain & warp

Stainless pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guard wires.(Guard wire replaced 2018)

Stainless steel boarding ladder

Twin bow rollers

Sprayhood

Mainsail cover

Boathook x 2

Various warps & fenders

Winter cover

Duel speed winches x 5

Cockpit cushions

Spare gas bottle

Ensign

 

 

Navigation Equipment

Plastimo bulkhead compass (2019)

Furuno GP31 GPS chart plotter

Raymarine ST 1000 autopilot

Raymarine Ray49E DSC VHF radio & aerial

Handheld VHF radio

Stowe windspeed/direction

Raymarine depth sounder & speed/Log

Mast mounted combined steaming and deck light (2019)

Full navigation lights

Sony radio/cd player

Clock & barometer

Windex

 

Safety Equipment

Electric bilge pump

Manual bilge pumps x 2

Deck mounted safety lines/jacklines

Horseshoe life ring and floating light (2019)

Safety harnesses x 2

Life jackets x 2 (may require a service)

Fire blanket

Fire extinguishers x 2 ( 2019)

Gas detector

Radar reflector

 

 

 

Construction

Built by Beneteau France to a design by Jean Berret. White GRP hull with blue styling stripes. (Stripes replced 2019). Alloy toe rails. White GRP superstructure, with moulded in non-slip to decks and cockpit. Cast iron, shoal draft keel (sandblasted, epoxy filled and epoxy coated and sample keel bolts checked 2020). Spade hung rudder. Tiller steering with RWO extension. Aft self draining cockpit, with teak slats to cockpit seats. Sugar scoop transom. All seacocks replaced with 'TruDesign  marine equipment (2020). Coachroof windows replace in 2019. All gas hoses/regulator replaced in 2020.

Comments

The Beneteau First 305 is an Modern attractive styled cruiser racer, with good sailing performance and accommodation. This example is presented in very good order, with many recent upgrades, including new sails, standing and running rigging, Dometic gas cooker with three with burner hob, hatches and windows, sea cocks and much more. A good opportunity to acquire a proven cruiser/racer and in this condition an early viewing is recommended. Viewing by appointment through Howard Ford Marine Sales.

Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.