Engine –Yamaha 6hp Two Stroke outboard, with charging coil & 12 ltr separate fuel tank.
Rig & Sails – Fully battened main (good*), Furling Genoa (good*), Storm jib (never used, as new*), Original main (never used, as new*), Lightweight Genoa (Excellent*) (* Condition assesments are the owner’s description, but we have no reason to disagree). Furling Genoa cover, Lazy Jacks and mainsail bag, zip on cockpit tent, side dodgers. Z-Spar mast and boom. Plastimo 608 furling gear.
Trailer – 4 wheel galvanised trailer with brakes, supplied new with boat.
Brokers comments – Wow! What a well presented example of such a superbly thought out small yacht. I bet if you asked any Beneteau dealer they would tell you that they wish this model was still in production. Compared to the current crop of smaller boats, especially from the larger companies, this yacht is sheer luxury – a proper useable family layout, but supremely manageable. The truth is virtually no-one makes small sailing yachts these days with this level of thought and attention – its just not viable – some have tried recently, and alas failed. So in order to find this level of comfort in a small yacht you have to turn back the clock a little.
The First 235 is a 23’ yacht with galley, excellent galley stowage and 2 burner stove across from a nav. Station with pull out chart table, which then fully encloses and converts to a proper head with sea toilet. “Stooping” headroom in the saloon area with long sea berths and an ample and private double berth under the cockpit means this is a yacht that it would be comfortable to spend some time aboard.
Kiss Me First has had freshwater (Lake District) use only with only 3 owners from new. The gelcoat shines, the woodwork is recently varnished and the whole boat obviously has been owned with great pride. This extends to the documentation too, with original builder’s certificate and VAT invoice on file along with 2 files of history and manuals.
PLEASE NOTE: Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed, these details are intended only as a guide. This boat and its inventory is owned and offered for sale by a private individual not acting in the course of trade. Purchasers and prospective purchasers are advised that there are no guarantees or warranties when purchasing from such an individual. We strongly recommend that independent professional marine surveyors and/or engineers be engaged to check the boat, its systems and its inventory (including any trailer) prior to purchase. After purchase there are no remedies for any faults found. Preston Marine Services Ltd. Act as an agent for the private Vendor and can not offer any guarantees. Preston Marine Services Ltd. Cannot make comments or assurances about any trailer that may be apparently included in the inventory of any of the boats we are handling as brokers as being in road worthy condition. Any trailer apparently included as part of a boat’s inventory should only be considered to be a yard or launching trailer unless otherwise stated.