Good example of the well thought of Beneteau first 405, a proper off shore performance cruiser. Numerous updates include recent rig, sails and electronics.
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Beneteau First 405
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Guest SR/S: 2/0
- Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
39' 10" (12.14m)
32' 9" (9.98m)
13' 0" (3.96m)
7' 3" (2.21m)
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With new engine, gearbox and nav. gear in 2016 and new rig in 2014 she is very much up to date and ready to go. Built during Beneteau’s prime when the yachts were somewhat more expensive and very much hand-built. With her sweet and forgiving hull lines, safe cockpit configuration, excellent two-cabin, 2-heads layout and manageable rig, she would be ideal for all disciplines from coastal cruising, to ARC adventures, and even club racing for those so inclined. Now ashore for the winter she is ready and raring for a new owner.
In the last 7 years I have owned and sailed on numerous boats from Jeanneau’s to Swan’s to Contessa 32’s and I can honestly say that the First 405 is one of my favorites. Not only are her lines pleasing to the eye, but she sails like a dream and will always look after you in big weather. Although some 25 years old the build construction surpasses that of more modern yachts and retains a lovely cosy feel below decks.
She is the preferred vessel in my fleet of boats and one which the Instructors wish to sail most. I will miss her.
RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was built and placed into use within the EU prior to 1998.
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
·GRP hull and deck construction.
·GRP non-slip decks.
·White gelcoat hull.
·Preventative epoxy system applied to hull in 2008.
·Teak laid cockpit seating with teak cockpit grating.
Keel & Rudder:
·Iron fin keel externally bolted.
·Balanced GRP rudder blade connected to wheel steering in cockpit.
Engine & Gearboxes:
·1 x Beta 50hp diesel engine (2016).
·New gearbox (2016)
Maintenance & Performance:
·Cruising Speed: 6 knots.
·Max Speed: 9 knots.
Propulsion & Steering:
·Stainless steel propeller shaft connected to gearbox via Vetus flexible coupling.
·Non-drip shaft seal.
·Fixed propeller (2014).
·Aluminium helm pedestal with large diameter stainless steel helm wheel.
·Spare helm wheel.
·Emergency steering gear.
·12v DC domestic system with 220v/AC ring main from shore power.
·1 x 12v DC 102Ah engine start battery.
·3 x 12v DC 102AH service batteries joined to supply 306Ah @ 12v.
·Victron Pallas 12/25 battery charger (2015).
·MAstervolt inveter Mass Sine 12/500 12v-230v (2015).
·Engine mounted alternator for charging engine & service batteries.