Beneteau First 25 sloop rigged cruiser/racer with deck stepped aluminium spars. Lifting keel version giving a draft of 1.65/0.90m allowing shallower areas to be explored without compromising on performance. Inboard Beta Marine, diesel engine with shaft driven propeller.
4/5 berth accommodation with forward cabin, separate heads, galley area and chart table. Good electronic navigation package and safety package including flares, extinguishers and GPS/plotter
Located on a jetty berth at Royal Quays Marina, To arrange a viewing on this super craft, please call David or Matt on 0191 272 9086
The Beneteau First 25 was first produced between 1979 and 1985. Such was the success of this Jean Marie Finot design that 1115 were built during this time and Beneteau became the biggest producer of leisure craft in the world. Jean Marie Finot is still producing award winning designs and still in partnership with Beneteau.
His brief was to design a safe, stable family cruiser/racer within the 25 foot range. The result is a roomy yacht with 4/5 good berths, separate heads and functional galley.
Sailing is a dream, thanks to her deck stepped spars and easily handled sail plan. Her lifting keel is operated from the saloon and when raised gives a draft of 0.90 meters allowing the shallower areas of our coastline to be explored. Inboard Beta diesel engine offers reliability and economy.
GRP constructed yacht with white topsides, coachroof and non slip decks.
Large cockpit with teak topped locker seating and sole.
Cavernous sail lockers port and starboard and handy cubby hole storage aft.
Cast iron lifting keel operated from saloon table. Transom mounted rudder with tiller steering.
Anchor locker in bow with ground tackle.
Stainless steel bow and stern rails, stainless steel stanchions all connected by coated steel guard wires.
All skin fittings and valves replaced 2015.
Vessel powered by an inboard Beta Marine diesel engine.
This economical and reliable, 13hp unit was installed in 2007.
Reduction gearbox driving stainless steel shaft and 3-bladed bronze propeller.
Bank of 2. 12V batteries fitted with isolators and master switch.
These provide dedicated engine start and domestic leisure power.
These are recharged via engine alternator or Fairstone battery charger when attached to shore power.
Bermudan sloop rigged yacht with masthead rig and deck stepped spars.
Stainless steel standing rigging and terylene running rigging with most lines led aft to helm.
Roller furling gear was reconditioned in 2011 with new forestay.
Mainsheet traveller mounted in cockpit. Brand new sail cover for mainsail.
Sails include slab reefing mainsail and roller furling genoa with UV strip.
Genoa sheet winches mounted port and starboard of cockpit.
Halyard winch mounted on starboard side of companionway.
Below decks is very comfortable and you would be forgiven for thinking you were in a larger craft.
The headroom at 5'8" isn't too bad considering and the galley where standing will occur is adjacent to companionway therefore maximising the headroom.
The afore mentioned galley is to port and features a gas fuelled 2-burner hob with grill. There is a small sink with hand pumped fresh water and a top loading ice box for perishables. Behind the cooker is a shelved unit with sliding perspex doors offering good storage.
The main saloon features a central table. This incorporates the housing for the lifting keel and the mechanism is towards the aft end. Both leaves fold up allowing 4-6 people to dine in comfort.
The settee's double up as berths with the port berth remaining a single and the starboard converting to an intimate double.
Forward of the saloon bulkhead is a heads compartment to starboard with hanging space behind and a sink and vanity unit to port. There is a privacy door to the saloon and a privacy door to the forward cabin with will isolate the heads compartment.
The forward cabin has a removable infill allowing dressing space and a large deck hatch for light and ventilation.
There is a chart table at the aft end of the starboard settee with chart storage, 12V switch panel and chart reading light and chart plotter.
The interior wood is in good order and the fabrics are an attractive red and white check in very good condition.
12V reading lights throughout.
Well equipped yacht suitable for coastal cruising. Included in the sale are:
Autohelm Bidata speed and depth
Raymarine ST40 wind speed direction
Lowrance Elite5 GPS plotter
Lowrance Link5 VHF with DSC
Autohelm tiller pilot
Anchor with chain
Warps and fenders
Sprayhood and dodgers
Clock and Barometer set
Cutlery crockery and utensils
3 X Fire extinguishers
Albert Edward Dock
Coble Dene Road
North Shields, Tyne & Wear NE29 6DU