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Beneteau - Figaro 2

Fantastic opportunity to purchase a Beneteau Figaro 2, ready to race. "Rare" has been maintained to a high standard by Carbon yachting, and dry sailed since an extensive refit in 2009. Highly optimized for solo and double handed racing with a removable bowsprit and A Sails, "Rare" can easily be converted back to a Figaro 2 class compliant specification . She has achieved many impressive results including line honours in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland race in the double handed class.

Yacht Information

  • Boat Name:  RARE
  • Year:  2003
  • Builder:  Beneteau
  • Designer:  Marc Lombard
  • Hull Material:  Fibreglass
  • Location:  Hamble Point Marina


  • LOA: 33 ft / 10.1m
  • LWL: 32 ft / 9.80m
  • Beam: 11ft 3 in / 3.43m
  • Draft: 6 ft 5 in / 2.1m
  • Max Bridge Clearance: 51 ft 5 in / 15.68m
  • Water Ballast:  240kg
  • Displ:  3050 kg


  • Volvo MD2020
  • Total Power: 20hp
  • Engine serviced annually
  • Additional heavy duty alternator for domestic battery charging
  • Fuel Tank:  Single 40 litre plastic fuel tank


  • Figaro Class Delivery Suit:
  • Main, Solent, Genoa, small Spinnaker
  • 2008
  • Main, Genoa, Solent, small Spinnaker, big Spinnaker
  • 2009
  • Main, Genoa, Solent, large Spinnaker (unused), small Spinnaker (unused)
  • (IRC) 2010 North Sails:
  • Mainsail 3DL August 2014
  • A2 a-sail
  • New medium J2 (3DL) August 2013
  • A4 a-sail September 2011
  • Mainsail 3DL 2010
  • J1 - light Jib, J2 - medium, J3 - heavy Jib + Jib top and Genoa staysail, Spinnaker/s staysail
  • A3 a-sail + Code Zero
  • Storm sails - Trysail and Storm Jib
  • Medium Jib 2009
  • A0 and A1 a-sails

Deck Equipment

  • Standard rigging replaced in 2009
  • All new running rigging and sheets in 2010 with various replacements undertaken during each Season
  • Full mast dismantle and check February 2014
  • New main halyard August 2014
  • Full IRC bowsprit package (remove 4 x bolts to return boat to Figaro Class spec and add spinnaker pole)
  • Tiller steering

Navigation Equipment

  • Main system - completely overhauled/replaced by TEEM 2009
  • Digital yachts marine computer control software for weather fax and Iridium phone datalink
  • Tiller mounted waterproof Garmin colour chartplotter with AIS overlay
  • Twin NKE pilot controls by the helm
  • NKE Performance display on companionway
  • NKE Gyropilot graphic display/controller at the chart table
  • Twin NKE gyropilots in the cockpit
  • Dual TL25 mast-mounted displays (6 x screens)
  • AIS Transponder with standalone aerial and GPS output to computer and tiller plotter
  • Back-up AIS integrated into ICOM M305 VHF/DSC radio
  • Hand-mike and extension cables for VHF radio for cockpit operation
  • ICOM R1500 weatherfax/Navtex receiver (PC and panel controllable)
  • ICS Nav6+ dual-band Navtext receiver and repeater
  • 3G module and mast fitted antenna
  • Wi-Fi module and software for remote and control of computer screen in cockpit

Domestic plus Other Equipment

  • Custom pipecots
  • Single burner gas hob (new 2013)
  • Heater and dehumidifier
  • Dismantleable cradle and ladder
  • Pigbags four large square fenders
  • Many spares
  • Custom companionway cover

2009/2010 Refits

  • More than £70k on total refit in 2009 including:
  • New running and standing rigging
  • Total refit of electronics by TEEM suppliers to the Figaro and Vendee fleets, latest upgrades to the rudders and steering system
  • Latest upgrades to the mast
  • New lifelines, tiller and propeller
  • New Solent and Spinnakers
  • JonBuoy
  • Dismantleable cradle
  • Refit summary for 2010 (£60k) including:
  • Full hull and keel fairing package with new paintwork
  • Full rig, deck and interior makeover
  • Complete engine overhaul
  • New marine computer, screen
  • Full IRC sprit package
  • Full North Sails IRC package (11 new sails including Code Zero)

Owners Note

Turnkey Figaro 2 maintained to the highest standards by Carbon Yachting, dry sailed since an extensive refit in 2009.  Fully ready to race.

A fantastic offshore race yacht ready for a Transat, a full Figaro or short handed sailing Season with RORC, JOG, RSYC and/or solo campaign with SORC.

In 2014 completed the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland race achieving line honours for double-handed class and becoming the smallest boat to ever complete the race. Sponsor decals (Aug 14) on hull and brand new main and 2013 Jib fully removable.

Multiple line class line honours and handicap podium places.  2nd in Fastnet 2009 and 3rd in RORC Double-handed Season 2014.

In 2015 Rare completed the AZAB (Azores and back race - sailed singlehanded) achieving 3rd place single handed boat overall and 3rd place in Leg 1 (single handed and double handed).


Please Note

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. 

It is not guaranteed that the safety gear listed on the specification comes within the manufacturer's safety guidelines i.e. expiry dates and servicing and is therefore sold as is.

Category:Sailing Boats
Model:Figaro 2
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:2003
Sales status:Sold
LOA:10.06 m/33 ft
Length:10.06 m/33 ft
KW:20.0 hp
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