The Philip Briand designed Beneteau First 50 was designed for easy short handed sailing while retaining great performance on the race course when fully crewed. This 2009 model is now offered in great condition with many upgrades in her extensive inventory. Featuring the preferred three cabin two head layout, you will be impressed by the elegance and refinement of her spacious, luxuriously appointed and light-filled interior.
Easy to sail with electric winches and a well designed deck layout, you will easily and rapidly eat up the miles while cruising or racing in great comfort, Twin carbon steering wheels, new headsail furler and Leisurefurl furling mainsail system together with electric mainsheet and primary winches combine to make handling a yacht of this size so easy. Her extensive sail wardrobe includes a fully battened mainsail, furling genoas, Code Zero and a staysail plus a symmetrical spinnaker with a sock and two asymmetric spinnakers with top-down furlers for safe and easy handling. Her powerful but economical four cylinder 75hp Yanmar diesel with sail drive and folding propeller combined with a recently installed bowthruster make motoring and manouvering in and out of marinas a breeze in any conditions.
Communications are available via VHF and HF radios plus Satphone and Next G repeater. Her GPS Plotter is interfaced to the 32″ TV and there is a full suite of Raymarine performance electronics with mast repeaters to keep the whole crew informed. She also has Radar, Autopilot and AIS receiver. Power is supplied from 4 new house batteries , a new engine starter battery, 240v shore power, an inbuilt battery charger and power management system plus an Inverter for the Microwave oven.
The cleverly designed interior will delight with her light oak timber trim, quality fabric upholstery and abundance of light and space. She has three private double cabins and can sleep up to eight in comfort. The forward owners cabin has an ensuite toilet with separate shower compartment while the twin double aft cabins are seviced by another enclosed toilet with shower. The First 50 is a wonderful entertainer for you and your friends, you’ll love the main saloon with its open space and welcoming saloon. A comprehensively equipped galley will delight with 4 burner gas stove, oven and grill plus a microwave oven, fridge with separate freezer and ice box plus a deep sink and extensive storage capacity.
This attractive and versatile performance cruiser-racer carries a full complement of safety equipment along with many upgrades such as a cockpit table and cockpit cushions, spray dodger, boom tent and more. Ready now for a great summer of sailing, your earliest inspection is highly recommended.
For further information, inventory details, additional photos or to arrange your inspection at Sandringham, please contact Chris Furey on 0410 551 977 or complete the on-line enquiry form