A rare opportunity to acquire a very well kept, late example of this quality yacht from the Beneteau stable, with the rarely available electric lifting keel / twin rudder configuration as used within manufacturers marketing literature http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=1010 allowing creek crawling and drying-out harbours to be accessed safely.
Built in 1989, this lovely Finot designed masthead sloop is 29’8” long, with a beam of 9’9” and with the lifting keel a sailing draft of 6’6”, reducing to 2’5” with the keel raised. The lifting keel allows you to explore much further into shallow inlets and waterways that a conventional keel boat simply can’t reach.
This boat needs to be seen to be appreciated as her condition belies her age. She is ready to go with all the ‘difficult’ maintenance items recently completed over the last 1-2 yrs, e.g. boom replaced, standing rigging replaced, new keel bolts, annual engine service, new toilet, new batteries, tek-deck teak cockpit, new braided mooring warps, sails serviced, most running rigging replaced – the list goes on.
With a chart plotter and other navigation instruments (Wind, log, depth, compass) and all necessary safety equipment as expected in a boat of this calibre, she is ready for sailing as-is and needs nothing more spent on her (although there are always things to buy for boats!).
Autohelm 2000 autopilot, together with all control lines being led to aft to the cockpit make short-handed sailing, or sailing with a young family, very easy and safe.
Quality accommodation, both in the original build standard and the current condition of the woodwork and upholstery needs to be seen to be appreciated, and makes for a very pleasant cabin environment. With the colder nights approaching you can pop on the cabin heaters in port for very cosy evenings afloat too. Sleeping up to 6 in two cabins + saloon, together with separate heads (toilet) compartment, galley area (with full working Plastimo Atlantic cooker) and dedicated navigator’s workstation, the layout is ideal, with plenty of natural light.
Powered by reliable Volvo 2002 18hp engine, with twin battery installation and shore power connection, she is ready to go and is currently berthed in Port Edgar Marina on the River Forth
Any questions, please ask – viewing available before the end of the auction is possible, by arrangement.
Grab yourself a bargain, this is priced to sell……
Current Price: £18000.00
This Beneteau First 29 Sailing Yacht boat is located in Edinburgh , EH8 7AJ and is being sold on eBay by aus_scot.