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    Beneteau - First 31.7

    Recent survey and all work attended to. She comes with a 3 month engine warranty and has been professionally presented for sale . A very good opportunity to buy a fully prepared example of this well known model .

    Part Exchange considered . Available at Hamble Point Marina.


    Manufacturer Provided Description

    Derived from the famous Figaro Benteau, this 31 footer is an acknowledged benchmark in cruising as well as racing.

    Quick Resume

    • Light Grey Hull
    • White deck & Superstructure
    • Light Cherry interior wood
    • Cream Leatherette upholstery
    • Hot & Cold Water
    • Deck plate for detachable forestay.
    • Genoa furling gear
    • Wide spray hood with two frames, in grey. 
    • Pulpit with opening forward. 
    • Freshwater foot pump. 
    • 2 lee cloths.
    • Rigid WC holding tank with sea/shore pump-out. 
    • Waterproof speakers to cockpit. 
    • Laminated cabin sole. 
    • Windex windvane. 
    • Raymarine 3 display Multifunction Repeaters to mast with ST60 remote control.
    • Automatic pilot: ST6001 Plus controller and computer with compass and LS40 helm drive.
    • Raymarine PC Interface (RS32 input/output series in PC format).
    • Webasto single outlet cabin heater
    • Raymarine chart plotter


    The hull is single-skinned laminated GRP. A structural inner moulding with uni-directional fabric is bonded and laminated to the hull. Its structural role is important as it takes and absorbs the stresses at pressure points (chain plate tie rods, keel, rudder etc.) and spreads any loads, guaranteeing reduced strain on the hull. The surface to the inner hull makes cleaning easier and provides a better finish.

    The hull gel coat is grey.

    Sails & equipment

    • GP Mainsail ( 2005 )
    • 140% Jib ( 2005 )
    • Symmetrical Spinnaker ( 2005 )
    • 100% Jib ( 2013 )
    • Spinnaker pole & Gear

    Sail Area

    I : 38.71 ft
    J : 11.48 ft
    P : 35.43 ft
    E : 12.80 ft
    Working Sail Area : 565.11 sq ft


    The deck is balsa sandwich construction (glass fibre, balsa, polyester resin) for an optimal strength/weight ratio and for good thermal and sound insulation. A roughened non-slip surface increases safety over all deck surfaces. An inner deck moulding is sealed to the deck to round off the finish. The deck is reinforced under deck fittings (winches, tracks, U-bolts, cleats).

    HULL/DECK JOINT - The hull/deck joint is secured by an unvarnished teak toe rail, bonded and screwed. This assembly technique ensures water-tightness of the hull/deck joint and provides safety during movement on deck.

    BATHING PLATFORM AND TRANSOM -  Bathing platform with stainless steel folding ladder. White transom. Cold-water cockpit shower. 220V shore supply socket.


    • Stainless steel pulpit forward with wide space for anchor handling.
    • Bi-colour navigation lights fixed to pulpit.
    • Stainless steel push pit in two parts with lifebuoy holder, ensign staff holder and closing guardrail.
    • A double row of adjustable stainless steel guardrails surrounds the boat..
    • 8 stainless steel shaped stanchions with flush moulded stainless steel bases (Bénéteau patent).
    • Teak toe-rails surrounding the deck.
    • Two stainless steel handrails bolted to the coach roof.


    • Convenient stowage space and handling positions:
    • Teak slatted cockpit seats.
    • Two teak slatted helm seats port and starboard, sloping outwards for more comfort at the helm. 
    • 2 adjustable stainless steel helm footholds. 
    • Life-raft stowage in aft of cockpit.
    • Large sail locker to starboard.
    • Gas locker.
    • Bulkhead mounted steering compass.
    • Navigation electronics
    • Self-draining cockpit.



    • Double berth (2 x 1.40m) with mattress. 
    • Shelving along the hull.
    • Hanging locker.
    • Under-berth stowage.
    • Lewmar T30 opening deck hatch with blind for ventilation and natural light. This hatch also provides an emergency exit to the deck if necessary.


    • Headroom: 1.82m. 
    • Symmetric saloon with settees and mattress providing two sea berths.
    • Square drop-leaf saloon table with stainless steel base and bottle stowage to centre.
    • Shelving along the hull. 
    • 2 fixed hull ports. 
    • 1 x Lewmar T30 deck hatch over saloon table. 
    • 2 x Lewmar T1 opening ports to coachroof coamings. 
    • 2 halogen deck head lights with independent switches.


    • Headroom: 1.80m.
    • The cabin is equipped with: 
    • Double berth 2m x 1.50m with mattress.
    • Hanging locker. A shelving unit. 
    • Under-berth stowage.
    • 2 x Lewmar T1 opening ports to coach roof coaming and cockpit with curtains. 
    • Reading light. 
    • Halogen deckhead light.


    • Laminated work surface with fiddle that also acts as a handrail.
    • Stainless steel sink.
    • Saltwater foot pump.
    • Hot and cold pressurised mixer tap.
    • Stowage under sink with baskets.
    • Waste bin.
    • 12V (70L) refrigerating unit with storage baskets, insulated with injected polyurethane foam. 
    • Gimballed stainless steel 2-burner hob with oven and stainless steel safety rail that also serves as a handrail.
    • Stowage lockers for utensils, crockery and food.
    • Lewmar T1 opening port to coach roof coaming above cooker.
    • 6 place settings with Bénéteau logo.


    The electrical circuit comprises: 

    • 1 x 12V 70 Amp engine battery.
    • 2 x 12V 70 Amp service battery.(2012- 2014 )
    • 3rd battery with power distributor.
    • 9-switch 12V electrical panel.
    • 20 Amp battery charger.
    • 220V shore supply.
    • 2 x 220V sockets.


    The First 31.7 Distinction is equipped with the Raymarine N°2 electronic navigation pack comprising:

    • ST60 Tridata log and depth sounder in cockpit (with transducers for log and depth sounder). 
    • ST60 Wind instrument in cockpit (with masthead anemometer and windvane, 30m cable, and junction box at mast foot).
    • Raychart 435 chart plotter with 6 inch screen over chart table, and Navionics Gold cartography, linked to GPS receiver fitted on pushpit.
    • Navman 7100 DSC VHF radio c/w Hawk V-tronic aerial


    • 21HP Yanmar 3YM 20 Sail Drive engine.
    • Engine compartment insulated.
    • Fuel tank with approx. 30L capacity and sediment filter.
    • Engine hatch built into the cockpit.

    Additional Description

    CE certification: GTE A/6


    Warps and Fenders

    Electric windlass

    Disclaimer for Customer Viewings

    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. Whilst we make best effort to obtain documentation from Vendors it is advisable to check what is available before travelling to view or making an offer.


    Michael Schmidt & Partner will give access to vessels for viewing on behalf of the owner but it is the sole responsibility of those viewing to make sure they are wearing appropriate clothing and at their sole discretion as to whether it is safe to view the vessel in its location and at their sole discretion as to weather they use ladders or any other means of access that may be made available.

    Michael Schmidt & Partner accept no responsibility in the event of any accident / personal injury resulting from any viewing / test sail / demonstration or other event organised at the request of the viewer / interested party.

    Category:Sailing Boats
    Subcategory:Racing Boats
    Model:First 31.7
    Mooring Country:United Kingdom
    Year built:2005
    Sales status:Sold
    LOA:9.65 m/32 ft
    Length:9.66 m/32 ft
    Width:3.23 m/11 ft
    KW:21.0 hp
    No. of berths:6
    WC & bathrooms:1
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