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Bènèteau First 305

Brief Notes

Builder

Bènèteau, France

The First 305 is an attractive modern styled cruiser/racer with good sailing performance and excellent accommodation.  The yachts illustrated here are twin-rudder lift-keel versions, although the interiors are near-identical across all versions.

Length OA

30' 8"

Sail Area

527 sq ft

Length WL

26' 11"

Rig

Sloop

Beam

10' 8"

Cabins

two plus saloon

.Draught

5' 9" deep fin or 4' 5" shallow fin or lift keel, max draught 6' 8"

Berths

6

Displacement

3,600 kgs fin, 3,700 kgs lift keel

Engine type

Volvo 2001

Ballast

1,350 kgs

Engine bhp

19

Keel type

Bulbed fin keel and single spade rudder as standard, lift keel and twin rudders as option

The Bènèteau "First" range of yachts were introduced in the late 1970s and marketed as performance orientated yachts, although they also have fully fitted "cruising" interiors.

The First 305, designed by Jean Berret, was introduced in 1984, and was based on an earlier First 30E hull, which itself was derived from a successful half ton racer. The two yachts shown here are one of the less common but very versatile lifting keel versions, with twin rudders.  When lowered the lift keel gives a sailing draught of 6' 8", actually deeper than the fin keel version of the same boat.  The toed-out twin rudders mean that one is usually near vertical - and hence working very efficiently - whilst sailing.  

brochure photo

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Beneteau First 305
Beneteau First 305
Beneteau First 305
Beneteau First 305
Beneteau First 305

On the lift-keel boats a winch handle is used in the socket
in the centre of the table to lift or lower the keel.

Yachts seen here are no longer for sale - the data is online as a free information service for buyers researching boat types. THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE COVERED BY COPYRIGHT, AND MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF YACHTSNET LTD.

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Above and left - brochure photos
from Bènèteau

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