Beneteau First 285

  • Boat REF#  ·  330552
  • Length  ·  8.70m
  • Year  ·  1989
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Wing Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 18hp, Volvo 2002 (1989)
  • Lying  ·  Emsworth
Boatshed Port Solent
Boatshed Port Solent
Samantha Cassell

Extra Details

Designer Groupe Finot
Builder Beneteau
Lying Emsworth
Fuel capacity 31.8 ltr (7.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 81.8 ltr (18.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo 2002 (1989)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


Length 8.70m
LOD 8.42m
LWL 7.40m
Beam 3.00m
Draft Max 1.60m
Displacement 2,800kg (6,174.0lbs)
Headroom 1.80m
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1989) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2010)


Reefing mainsail - Slab () Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling ()
Other sails Spinnaker - Seatech (1997)
Spinnaker gear

All lines led aft

1 x Mast winch

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Wing Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Coppercoat 2018


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

4 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
4.00m of chain
10.00m of rode
Avon dinghy (1996)
2hp outboard, Mariner, Short shaft (1996)

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Wind - Raytheon ST60
Depth - Raytheon ST60
Speed - Raymarine ST60+
GPS - Global GPS-6
VHF 2-Way radio
Raytheon Autopilot

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Swim ladder

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

Great little pocket cruiser with a wing keel. This Beneateau 285 appears to be in nice tidy condition currently in her winter layup state with her boom cover on. She was coppercoated in 2018. She offers quite a lot of accommodation for a 28ft boat and has a lovely sized aft cabin and good sized heads. Good condition headlinings and upholstery.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Beneteau First 285 has been personally photographed and viewed by Samantha Cassell of Boatshed Port Solent. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

since 1996

Why are you selling her?

retirement from sailing

Where have you sailed her?

The Solent and The Channel

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