This is a
Beneteau First 38 built 1985.
have a thoroughbred pedigree. They are fast, but very stable giving owners a
very comfortable ride at sail, anchor or in a marina.
have a fantastic reputation and get great reviews in the yachting press. The
most recent was done by Yachting Monthly in Feb 2011 It scored the highest of
any previous boat reviewed in its 100 point test. You can still get copies of this test or I can forward it to you.
was as follows.
From the moment you lay
eyes upon her racy shape, powerful hull and lofty rig you know you are looking
at a thorough bred. This boat will take you anywhere safely and at speed.”
also accounts of these boats being used as blue water cruisers by families.
Most notably the Alexander family who documented their love of the boat and
their travels around the world in this boat.
See at www.nealalexander.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/ben38.pdf
We bought her in 2014 and have
spent a fortune upgrading the systems and fittings on the boat as you will see
from the inventory.
Our last jobs would have been to
renew the standing rigging. (At last asking we had a quote of £1309 from
Allspars). It is in perfect condition and was inspected last year but the age
is unknown so it would be sensible to renew. We did renew the backstay in 2017.
Also the Genoa needs upgrading.
Other than that it has all been done.
I have all the invoices for all
the equipment since 2014.
Unfortunately due to our financial
circumstances we now have to sell the boat we both love.
If you want a large comfortable yacht that dosn’t cost a fortune and is ready to go, where all the equipment has been upgraded, this is it.
The boat can be viewed in
Southampton. She is ready to sail. (She only needs antifouling, I have left
this so her hull can be inspected).
She is out of the water in a
If you are interested please read
the reports I have identified above, please only view if you are serious buyers
as I live two and a half hours away.
(The brass clock and barometer in the saloon are not with the boat as my mother bought these.) Also some of the pictures show a liferaft, dinghy and outboard and yacht cradle. These are being sold seperately.
Only the items listed are being sold with the boat.
LOA. 12.25 (38.50in)
LWL 10.32 ( 33ft
Beam 3.90 (12ft
Designer Jean Berret
Sails and rigging
rigging some new 2016
Furlex 300S Roller
reefing with twin rail forestay
Genoa, (needs new
luff tape and sun strip)
No 4 sail
Deck Fittings and Equipment
with new chain and rope 2016
Windlass (new 2016)
(matching livery) new 2016
Winch at mast
clutches on boom
lifeline on s/steel stanchions
Boat rails are
fully netted. (We have a dog)
Ray Marine Auto
helm Evolution pilot (new 2015)
direction gauges. (needs attention)
plotter with AIS
steel racing Wheel.
Twin Lewmar Self-tailing
Twin Lewmar Spinnaker
Twin self tailing reefing/
main halyard Lewmar cockpit cabin top winches.
Twin Lewmar cabin
Can be sailed from
Manual Bilge Pump
Teak cockpit table
Engine and Technical
Vetus 42 HP Diesel new 2008 new injectors 2015
Fixed three blade
Water tank capacity
200 litres (plastic)
capacity 159 litres, Stainless steel tank inspected 2016
Twin switch over
fuel filter system fitted 2016
3 x 12 volt
batteries (2x 120 and 2x 90) new 2016
New gearbox 2015
fully serviced for winterization Nov 2017
Accessories / Equipment
management system (new 2016)
heating 2KW (new 2015)
100 W Solar panels, battery charge and management system. new 2016
overheat alarm fitted 2016
antenna fitted at masthead. New 2014
mooring ropes some with surge protectors.
fittings replaced 2014
Dodgers (matching livery) new 2015
6 large fenders
3 ball fenders various sizes.
fridge, 12v and 240v Weaco Coolmatic. Coldmachine 84 (new 2014)
2017 sink taps and tiles.
steel cooker and hob, gimballed.
water system. Hot and Cold. New pipework 2015
1 manual Bilge
table with wine and glass store.
socket and TV swivel bracket.
seating all recovered 2015
throughout the saloon and cabins. All converted to LED 2017
12v lighting system in cabins and saloon run by aaa batteries in the lights.
New saloon windows
Rule 500lph bilge pump new 2015.
lining under the bedding
covers new 2015
new pipework and toilet 2015
Sink hot and
cold water new pipework 2015
toilet sanitising system 2015
Twin rear cabins
Standard Horizon GX1700E VHF with GPS and DSC
AIS 300 new 2017
Hornet wind speed
indicators (need attention)
Solar battery monitor
(Photonic Universe) new 2016
Radio and cassette
2 horse shoe
Sling man overboard
x 4 (out of date)
Current Price: £32000.00
This Beneteau First 38 Sailing Yacht boat is located in Staplecross, East Sussex, TN325QF and is being sold on eBay by croyde58.