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Beneteau First 29

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9.00m (29'6")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 18hp, Volvo Penta 2002 (1985)

Portsmouth Harbour


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Extra Details

Designer Jean-Marie Finot
Builder Beneteau
Lying Portsmouth Harbour
Fuel capacity 26.0 ltr (5.7 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 09/02/2016


Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta 2002 (1985)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots


LOA 9.00m (29'6")
LWL 7.98m (26'2")
Beam 2.97m (9'9")
Draft Min 1.65m (5'5")
Draft Max 1.65m (5'5")
Displacement 3,182kg (7,016.3lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage On mooring


Sloop rigged Z-Spars Aluminium spars (2016) with stainless steel standing rigging (2012)


Mainsail Crusader - Slab (2016) 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (2012)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick

The owner removed the gas cooker last year as he doesn't like gas on a boat. You could fit an Origo spirit cooker (I used to have one in my boat and they are brilliant) or have the gas system re-installed.

When I visited the yacht the owner had the Mikuni cabin heater going - it was toasty warm!

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Echo sounder tick

The Garmin GPS does work - in the video I mistakenly said is was out of order. It is the los that is inop.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
1 anchors
20.00m (65'7") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of warp

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

The Liferaft needs a service.

Broker's Comments

I have to say I do like the Beneteau range, I have sailed quite a few of them and they fulfil most of the things you’d want from a fairly quick all-rounder. She is comfortable, nicely laid out and this particular boat has been very well looked after.

The accommodation is very good for a 29-footer, the aft cabin is big enough and the heads are easily accessible and well laid out. She is clean and tidy down below, obviously well maintained.

She was anti-fouled in January last year, and she had £1000 spent on her engine in December 2015. New rudder stock, new cutlass bearing, new anodes all in January 2016. Also the owner replaced all the keel bolts in January 2016 – although when he removed them he found that they were sound. New Doyle mainsail March 2016. The previous owner replaced the mast and rigging in 2012, but sadly we can’t find the bills for that.

All the through hull fittings were replaced in March 2016, as were the stern gland, and anchor chain. A new propeller was fitted in April 2016.

Come along and see her – you’ll find a clean, tidy, well prepared boat ready for sale, no junk, no clutter, the boat is now ashore and ready for you to come and visit!

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

This Beneteau First 29 has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Dawes of Boatshed Port Solent. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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