Beneteau First 44.7

£79,950 (Tax Paid)

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  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
  • 2003 Beneteau First 44.7
Beneteau First 44.7 cruiser-racer. Large wardrobe of racing and cruising sails, Raymarine navigation instruments, full cockpit cover. Sleeps eight in three cabins plus saloon with two heads. Attractive, powerful multi role yacht. In commission on the South Coast and likely to be sailing so notice is needed to set up an appointment for viewing.

Location: Poole
Listing office: Lymington

£79,950 (Tax Paid)

Boat Details

Make: Beneteau
Model: First 44.7
Year: 2003
LOA: 44ft/13m
Class: Cruiser Racer
Hull: Glass Reinforced Plastic
Keel: Fin Keel
Rig: Sloop
Engine: Single Diesel
Layout: Aft Cockpit
Berths: 8
Cabins: 3
Aft Cabins: 2
Ancasta Ref: 30404
Vessel Name: Water Venture
FIRST 44.7 BUILT IN 2003 BY BENETEAU, FRANCE
Cruiser racer built to designs by Farr Yacht Design, 2004 model and HIN
Commissioned April 2004
*Main photo of sister vessel
Antifouled April 2016

CONSTUCTION :
White GRP hull, deck and superstructure with grey livery
Teak laid cockpit seats
Wheel steering
Deep fin keel (professionally faired to templates)
Spade rudder and skin fittings professionally faired

LOA: 13.37m - 44'1"
BEAM: 3.98m - 13'2"
DRAFT: 2.65m - 8'9"
DISPLACEMENT: 9129kg
FRACTIONALLY RIGGED SLOOP
Aluminium mast and spars
Slab reefing
"German" mainsheet system
Standing rigging original although some turnbuckles have been replaced recently.
Carbon spinnaker pole
Reckmann furler 2014
Navtec hydraulic backstay
Tuff Luff forestay
Two spreader version

WINCHES
Two Lewmar 54 self-tailing genoa winches
Two Lewmar 44 self-tailing mainsheet winches
Two Lewmar 44 self-tailing halyard winches

SAILS:
Mainsails-
Racing main
Cruising main
Headsails-
Sobstad 145% Heavy #1
Sobstad 145% Light #1
Sobstad 145% Med #1
Sobstad 100% #3
Sobstad 90% #4
Furling genoa
Sanders No. 3 Dacron Genoa - new 2010
Spinnakers-
Sobstad .5oz fractional spinnaker
Hyde Sails .75oz Masthead Spinnaker
Sobstad 1.5oz fractional spinnaker
Sobstad Orange Dacron Storm Jib
SLEEPS EIGHT IN THREE CABINS PLUS SALOON
Twin aft cabins each with storage cupboards and lighting
Forward owners cabin with off-set double berth, settee, storage cupboards and drawers, lighting and en-suite heads with hand basin and shower
Saloon with table and semi-circular settee to starboard which converts to a large double berth
Galley area to starboard equipped with twin stainless steel sinks with mixer taps, Eno two burner gas oven and Frigoboat refrigerator
Main head equipped with shower and hand basin
Navigation area to port with large chart table, storage and dedicated forward-facing seat
Interior joinery in Beech with Iroise/Fiesta Ona Ecume upholstery

Four outlet Eberspacher cabin heating
55HP VOLVO D2 55 DIESEL ENGINE
Saildrive to three bladed folding propeller
Saildrive and gearbox removed and serviced with a new saildrive seal in 2016
Spinlock engine control
All seals, oils, clutch plate and anodes replaced in April 2016
Gearbox serviced in April 2016


TANKAGE
Water 400l - 90gal (Two 100l tanks amidships, and one 200L tank aft)
Fuel 200l - 45gal
Holding tank to aft heads

ELECTRICS
12v switched batteries
Batteries charged by engine alternator
240v shore power

WATER SYSTEM
Pressurised hot and cold fresh water to galley and heads
Water heated by immersion and calorifier

All figures are approximate
NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
Steering compass
Raychart 530 7" colour chart plotter/GPS
Raymarine ST 6001 autopilot
Raymarine MAXIVIEW repeaters at base of mast
Raymarine ST 60 (log/speed/depth)
Raymarine ST 60 wind
Raymarine ST 60 multi function repeater
Simrad RD68 DSC VHF
Navigation lights

GROUND TACKLE
Electric anchor windlass
Anchor, chain and warp

GENERAL EQUIPMENT
Full cockpit enclosure
Sony CD/radio player with internal speakers and watertight cockpit speakers
Warps and fenders
Jackstays
Two horseshoe buoys with boat name
Three fold-flat harness line attachments in cockpit
Winch handle pockets
Fire blanket
Water Venture has been extensively updated by her current owners. With 3 cabins and 2 heads, she is capable of both high level racing and fast cruising. The boat is lying on a harbour mooring so it may be necessary to go out to view it using an open boat.
Since we bought Water Venture we have sailed it on the South Coast and in the English Channel. We had started fitting it out to sail to the Caribbean, but our plans have changed and we now no longer need a powerful boat of this size and would consider taking a cruising yacht up to 36ft LOA in part exchange.