LBSS proudly offers an extremely tidy and well-presented Beneteau First 42 ‘BEFORE’ to the market.
Designed by German Frers, and launched in 1984 ‘BEFORE’ is an immaculate and well cared for example of this ever popular design strongly built in an era prior to the budget dictating quality of production!. Do not let ‘BEFORE’s’ age dissuade you from Purchasing this beauty. She is a treasure!
Powered by a 2007 Yanmar 4JH4AE 55hp diesel with only 2600hrs, a Balmar 95amp alternator and 3 blade bronze Max Prop ‘BEFORE’ cruises economically at 6-7 knots under power. The 2005 sail inventory is extensive and includes a 130 p/c Genoa on Furler, Main, Drifter, Blade and Storm Jib all in good condition. The electronics have all been upgraded in 2008/10/12 with a new Garmin 820 plotter in 2014. The saloon seats 10 with dining for 8. With 2 D ouble cabins and 3 occasional berths in the saloon ‘BEFORE’ can sleep up to 7. She features a lovely polished interior finish, Teak and Holly floors, 2 Heads with Showers plus 1 Swim Shower. The galley has a Force 10 stove/oven new 2010, a large benchtop area with Double S/S sinks and the Seafrost Frig/ Freezer was also replaced in 2010. The tender is a Hypalon Achilles with a 2010 Tohatsu 9.8hp and Yamaha 5hp backup.‘ BEFORE’ has a 4 person life raft, ACR epirb, Lofrans electric anchor winch new in 2008, 76m 5/16 HT chain, 5 anchors, 10 halyard and sheet winches, Spray Dodger with Bimini, a full boat cover and all the necessary safety equipment needed for offshore passagemaking.
As can be seen above ‘BEFORE’ has been very well maintained and upgraded, is Registered and Tax paid in the USA. She would be a perfect yacht for a buyer looking to purchase a proven, well known production yacht for offshore cruising which represents great value for money. The owners have had to return to the USA so are offering ‘BEFORE’ at a very reasonable Price and all reasonable offers will be considered.