Sailing BoatsCruisersBeneteauFirst 305
This well-equipped example of the popular First 305 has been in her current ownership for ten years. The inventory includes electric windlass and behind the mast mainsail furling, as well as hot water and fridge. There has been a continual program of renewing equipment over the current ownership including some replacement headlinings, new water tanks, new toilet, some electronics and sails. She has been well cared for and there is a May 2021 insurance survey available.
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Six berths in three cabins with full headroom. V berth forward with hanging locker. Two settee berths in saloon with folding leaf table. Galley to port with Plastimo Neptune 2000 gas cooker with two burners, grill and oven. Double stainless steel sinks with covers and new mixer tap. Isotherm 12v fridge unit to insulated ice box. Large forward facing chart table to starboard opposite galley. Separate heads compartment aft to starboard with Jabsco marine toilet (new June 2021). 40 litre holding tank. Aft cabin to port with large double berth and hanging locker. Aft cabin deck linings require attention in places. Pressurised hot and cold freshwater supply to galley sinks, heads basin and shower. Larger than standard freshwater capacity of around 300 litres and new tanks in 2019. Water heated via calorifier and 240V immersion heater. Wood headlining to saloon. Teak and holly saloon floor. Blue and white striped upholstery. Two 12V sockets for phone charging.
Located under companionway in soundproofed and vented compartment. 1987 Yanmar 2GM20F, twin cylinder, 18hp marine diesel engine. Freshwater cooled. Electric start. Shaft drive via P-bracket to folding two-bladed propeller. Cutless bearing & stern gland will require replacement soon. Single lever engine controls. 27 litre fuel capacity. Approx 5 knots cruising speed.
Two 12V batteries in two banks charging via engine alternator via split charge relay. One 110ah battery new June 2021. 240V shore power charger. Solar panel with charge controller to both batteries. 12V switch panel.
Sails & Spars
Masthead bermudan sloop rig. Deck stepped silver anodised aluminium, single spreader mast and boom by Z-Spars. Stainless steel standing rigging, new in 2010. Terylene running rigging, led aft to Spinlock clutches. EastReef behind the mast mainsail furling system. Furlex headsail furling system. Spinnaker pole. Whisker pole. Short bow sprit. Two Lewmar 40 sheet winches. Two Lewmar 8 secondary winches on coachroof. Furling Mainsail - Dolphin Sails - 2013 - Good - Valeted January 2021 Furling Genoa - Dolphin Sails - 2013 - Good - Valeted January 2021 Asymmetric spinnaker with snuffer - Good Spinnaker - Old
Plough type anchor with 30m chain and warp Sowester 25lb kedge anchor SL Horizon 600 electric anchor windlass Sprayhood in blue with extra windows Stainless steel and teak swim ladder Five fenders Various mooring warps Cockpit table Outboard motor stowage bracket to aft rail 3 x floating cockpit cushions
Plastimo Contest bulkhead mounted compass ICOM 505 DSC type VHF radio with Navico cockpit speaker NASA Clipper echo sounder (new 2021) Autohelm ST30 speed Autohelm ST50 wind speed/direction Autohelm ST4000 autopilot Garmin GPSMap 750s colour plotter in cockpit Garmin GPS128 GPS at chart table with Nasa Clipper cockpit repeater NASA Target Navtex Pro-Plus (requires new antenna) Kenwood radio player Clock and barometer Bow/stern, steaming, anchor and tricolour navigation lights
Two fire extinguishers (new 2021) Fire blanket (new 2021) Mast mounted radar reflector 2 x lifebuoys Electric and manual bilge pumps First aid kit
Built by Beneteau, France in 1987. White GRP hull with alloy toe rails. Underwater hull Coppercoated approximately 2010. White GRP coachroof with moulded-in non-skid decks. Cast iron fin keel. Tiller steering to spade rudder. Tiller extension. Self-draining cockpit and anchor well. Liferaft stowage at aft end of cockpit. Teak coachroof handrails and cockpit seat slats. Small bathing platform with folding bathing ladder.
The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part. General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.
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