1991 Beneteau First 285

Price    £27,000

Location   Chatham, England

( A.Y.B. )1991 Beneteau First 285
Chatham, England

Boarding over the sugar scoop with stainless swim ladder to:


The large open cockpit has teak slatted seating tiller steering four winches and two banks of clutches. There is one large locker on the starboard side.

The coamings ar shallow and angled to allow them to be used a secure seat when sailing heald over.

All lines are lead back to the cockpit for ease of use short handed, most ropes were 2019 to compliment the brand new 2019 sails.

The recent blue spray hood was not fitted on the day of my visit.

Forward and down the companionway to:

Main layout

At the bottom of the companionway stairs you are presented with the galley to port and aft cabin, the chart / navigation table to starboard with the heads aft.


The galley has a stainless gimbaled cooker with two burners plus pan holders, the grill oven is below.

There is a large top loading fridge next to a round stainless sink with H&C water built in the the island finger counter top. Up in the hull sides there are open selves and locker cabinet with drop down flap.

immediately aft of the galley and with its own door

Cabin Two

The cabin has standing headroom inside the door, with a locker on the port side.

The double berth runs fore and aft, the inner most side of the bunk has a back rest and fiddle edged shelf where it comes up against the engine casing.

Directly across from the galley there is further tall locker and the aft facing

Chart Table Navigation Panel

Aft facing with the seat being the end of the saloon sette, the char table has a hinged top for storage working light with red night option.

Master switch panel Radar screen VHF and heating controls are in good sight.

Looking aft door to:


The heads is well laid out with the sea toilet to the rear and a basin with H&C water and vanity unit nestled in to the starboard side. The floor sole is slatted for drainage in to the bilges.

Moving forward in to the:

Main Saloon

Consisting of two long settes that double as single berths with storage in the bases and further storage shelf behind each seat back.

Centrally there is a dining table with twin drop leafs surrounding the keel stepped mast support. LED lighting long side windows and opening hatch forward of the mast.

Forward and through bifold / saloon style doors to:

Forward Cabin

The cabin has a full width V Berth, a small standing space that has an infill when the doors are closed giving a full length sleeping space.

There are a number of shelves in the hull sides and an opening deck hatch.

Radar , B&G Plotter, Nav lights.

Rigging and Sails
The vessel has a brand new wardrobe of sails 2019 not yet used.

Polyester sheets and halyards have been updated in 2019 also.

Stainless standing rigging examined in 2016 as part of a survey.

Hull, Deck, Safety and Canvas
the vessel has a White GRP hull antifouled to the waterline, the deck is grp with moulded grip surface from bow to stern. there is transmitting AIS fitted and horse shoe life rings, there is also a liferaft.

There are 12v sockets in the main saloon, and 240v via shore power when in marina.

There are recent 12v domestic batteries supported by a solar panel and alternator plus a battery charger. there is a separate starting battery for the engine.

The domestic lighting has been updated with LED lights with a touch sensitive bezzal on/off switch.

The engine is Volvo Penta 2002 series 18hp and is maintained regularly and serviced annually.

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