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F581022

Beneteau First 285

Lying

Ashore Dorset

Builder

Bènèteau, France

Year

1988

Price

£22,000

LOA

28' 9"

Sail area

447 sq ft main and genoa

Brief details

LWL

24' 3"

Rig

7/8 fractional sloop

Like all the Beneteau Firsts the 285 is a moderately fast boat for her size, whilst retaining a comfortable cruising interior with 6' 3" headroom in the saloon. This 1988 example is the shallow winged keel version and unusually for a yacht of under 30 feet has wheel steering. Although she nominally has six berths she is an excellent choice for a couple looking for a modern wheel steered yacht that will go on a lower-cost mooring.

Beam

9' 10"

Cabins

2 plus saloon

Draught

3' 10"

Berths

6

Displacement

6,172 lbs

Engine

Volvo diesel

Ballast

1,764 lbs

BHP

19

Keel type

Winged fin keel with spade rudder on small skeg

Dimensions quoted are from a 1990 Beneteau brochure - other sources may have slightly different figures.

Sailplan

The Beneteau First 285 was designed for Beneteau by Groupe Finot, and introduced in 1985. A total of around 450 boats were built until the design was retired in 1993. All the First series yachts were intended to be cruisers that could also be competitive in club level racing.


Three keel options were offered, a deep bulbed fin, a shallow bulbed fin, and a shallow winged keel, this yacht being the wing keel version. Most boats sold were tiller steered, but this yacht has the rarer option of wheel steering.

Ashore October 2022

Yachtsnet photographs late 2022

Ashore quarter
Just launched March 2023
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Saloon - Beneteau First 285 for sale
Forecabin
Forecabin

If the infill is used the forecabin berths are
6' 10" fore and aft and
5' 6" wide at the aft end

Saloon table
Saloon aft
Galley
Chart table
Instruments

Photographs
late 2022

Heads
Aft cabin
The aft cabin berth is 6' 2" long by 4' 6" wide at the forward end
Aft cabin berth
Engine
Ashore Oct 2022
Deck
Bow detail
Deck aft
Rig

Photographs late 2022

Below:

The cockpit has a folding teak table
mounted on the wheel pedestal.
Under the cockpit cushions
are teak slats on the seating.

Cockpit table
Cockpit
Cockpit forward
Ashore

This is a well looked after example of these compact cruising yachts.
In the present ownership for just over 6 years, the owners
are now planning to buy a larger yacht.

Inventory:

Engine details

Volvo Penta MD2002 2-cylinder diesel, raw water cooled

Fuel tank capacity

32 litres

Propeller

Two bladed prop on shaft drive

Batteries

85AH services battery and 65AH engine start battery

Battery charging/electrics

Engine alternator and shorepower battery charger

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

7/8 fractional sloop rig, Z-Spars alloy mast and boom new 2012, with S/S standing rigging also new 2012.

Mainsail

Crusader Sails, slab reefing, new 2011

Genoa

Crusader Sails roller genoa, new 2011 with new UV strip 2023/24

Genoa furling

Furlex 200S

Primary winches

2 x Lewmar 30 two-speed self-tailing

Halliard winches

2 x Lewmar 8 on coachroof

Bower anchor

CQR with chain and warp

Steering

Wheel

Steering compass

Plastimo Olympic 100 on binnacle

Warps & fenders

4 warps and 4 fenders

Miscellaneous

Cockpit sprayhood, named dodgers, teak cockpit table, wheel cover and cockpit cushions

Navigation Equipment and instruments

GPS/Chartplotter

Garmin GPSMap 451 colour plotter with internal GPS, also NASA Clipper GPS with display at helm

Log/speed

NASA Clipper Duet

Depth sounder

NASA Clipper Duet

VHF radio

Icom IC-M505 with DSC

Radio receiver

Kenwood radio/CD player

Safety/emergency equipment

Liferaft

4-man canister type, requires servicing

Lifebuoy

Horseshoe with floating light

Radar reflector

Tubular type, not yet fitted to mast

Bilge pumps

Manual and auto electric pumps

Interior

Cabin layout

Forecabin, saloon, heads and aft cabin

Berths

max 6

Water tank capacity

100 litre flexible tank. Hot and cold pressurised water

Cooker

Tasman 4500 two-burner and grill

Heads

Jabsco with 50 litre holding tank and diverter valve to sea

 

Miscellaneous

 

Cradle

*

Steel storage cradle - available by separate negotiation

These particulars are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.

For further information or to arrange a viewing,

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The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer, and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be conducted via Yachtsnet Ltd., who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical checks or tests.

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