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Beneteau - First 285

The Beneteau First 285 is a superb little cruise-racer from the Beneteau stable. Equally at home on the weekend club racetrack as she is family cruising, this design is a real all rounder. This Beneteau First 285 has been well maintained and is well equipped.


Built by Beneteau to designs by Jean Marie Finot

GRP Hull and deck
Wing keel
Tiller steering

Mechanical and Electricals

Volvo Penta 2002 18 hp marine diesel
Shaft drive
Two blade propellor - new 2013
Speed approx 6 knots

Two 12v batteries
Charged by engine alternator and 240v shore power


Sloop / Fractional rig
Aluminium mast and spars
All controls led back to the cockpit
Spinnaker Pole
Slab reef mainsail with three reefing points
Blue sail cover and lazy jacks
Furler for genoa
Bow sprit for spinnaker/cruising chute (removable)

Fully battened mainsail by Hyde 2012 .  
Furling headsail - UV strip replaced 2012
Storm Jib
Cruising Chute Seateach 2011

Two 2-speed Lewmar winches
Two single speed Lewmar winches

Navigational Equipment

Autohelm 2000 Raymarine
VHF (DSC) Standard Horizon with AIS receiver
2015 Garmin 556s chart plotter /GPS 2012
Wind/Speed Log and Depth sounder
Clock/ Barometer/Temp
Nav Lights and LED mast head lights. 


Two double berths and one single in saloon

Forward cabin with two single / one double berth

Saloon with single berth to starboard
Table with drop leaves
Ample storage in lockers and shelves

Chart table with electrical panel and storage under table

Galley with Plastimo oven and 2 burner hob
Deep cool box

Heads compartment with marine WC and handbasin
Wet locker behind

Aft cabin with double berth

Pressurised water system 100 litres
Stereo radio and cd player with Ipod input
LED saloon and cabin lights
Yellow/grey upholstery

Deck Equipment

CQR anchor chain and warp 30m
Blue Spray hood
Warps and fenders
Radar reflector
Boarding ladder
Manual bilge pump
Cockpit table
2 Dry powder Fire Ext.
Telescopic yacht legs which makes it easy to stand the boat upright on land or beach.


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.
Category:Sailing Boats
Model:First 285
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1988
Sales status:available
LOA:8.74 m/29 ft
Length:8.84 m/29 ft
Width:3.02 m/10 ft
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