The hard to find Beneteau First 285 is the perfect sailboat for coastal cruising and overnighting. With room to sleep up to six in forward and aft cabins plus dinette seating that converts into two single bunks, she's got plenty of room for a family or group of friends to sleep overnight on the boat...more
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The hard to find Beneteau First 285 is the perfect sailboat for coastal cruising and overnighting. With room to sleep up to six in forward and aft cabins plus dinette seating that converts into two single bunks, she's got plenty of room for a family or group of friends to sleep overnight on the boat.
This wing keeled racer draws less than 4 feet, allowing her to get into shallower water than most sailboats, making her perfect for sailing the Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean.
Able to carry up to 6 comfortably for a night or two away from shore, she makes the most of her 9' beam with a generous cabin that allows all but the tallest of sailors to stand up straight. She features a full galley with propane range, sink, and icebox, a full head with manual pump toilet and shower, a forward V-berth, aft queen stateroom, and a folding dinette table amidships.
When the winds aren't blowing or when maneuvering into port, the closed loop cooled 18hp Volvo Penta diesel motor provides the perfect amount of fuel-efficient power to get to shore. She sips just a quart an hour of fuel from her 8-gallon fuel tank. The motor's alternator provides power to charge the two house batteries that provide plenty of charge to the few accessories that need it. She comes with a portable inverter for those couple of desired 120VAC electrical items.
Sailing this bundle of joy is made easy with the single-handed rigging.
This vessel appears in very good condition. The running rigging is approximately one year old.
The wood is in good shape. The dodger canvas and isinglass are new. She was hauled and painted in February 2019.
The mainsail and Genoa were recently re-stitched. The spinnaker is brand new and has never been used.
The swim ladder is new. She comes with a brand new spare prop.
60-day Sea Tow membership* comes standard with your boat purchase!
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