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Beneteau First 29

West Mersea, United Kingdom
Length: 28.54ft / 8.7m

Price £17,250 inc Vat

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Boat Details


  • Construction: GRP


  • Length (Feet): 28.54
  • Length (Metres): 8.7
  • Beam: 3.02 meter
  • Min Draft: 1.68 meter
  • Max Draft: 1.68 meter
  • Ballast: 990
  • LOA: 8.7 meter
  • LWL: 7.5 meter
  • Dry Weight: 2970
  • Fuel Capacity: 1 x 30 L (7 Gal)
  • Water Capacity: 1 x 100 L (22 Gal)
  • Holding Capacity: 1 x 80 L (18 Gal)


  • Number of Engines: 1
  • Engine Make: Volvo
  • Engine Model: 2002
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type of Propeller: 2 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Total Power: 18



Fin keel aft cockpit cruising yacht designed by Group Finot and built by Beneteau in 1986.

Attractive looks with good performance are features of the First 29. Internally she has separate

forward and aft cabins plus a comfortable saloon offering up to 6 berths. Includes 2014 mainsail and

genoa and cabin heating.



White GRP hull with alloy toe rail and sugar scoop transom.

Cast iron external fin keel.

Semi-balanced spade rudder, tiller steered with extension.

White GRP deck, superstructure and draining aft cockpit.

Moulded non-slip deck surfaces.

Teak internal joinery.

Saloon windows re-bedded winter 2019/20. Hull epoxied below w/l 2000.



Volvo 2002 18 HP twin cylinder sea water cooled diesel engine

Reversing reduction gearbox

Shaft driven two bladed folding propeller (new 2019)

Cruising speed: Approx’ 5 kts  - Max’ approx. 6 kts.

Serviced by owner annually in present ownership.

No engine hour meter, owner believes low hours.



Fuel:                  30 litre stainless steel fuel tank.

Fresh water:     100 litres in flexible tank.

Holding tank:    80 litres



12 volt system - 2 x 12v 85ah batteries

Engine alternator charging.

Interior and navigation lights inc’ bow, stern, steam, masthead tri-colour

240 volt system – Shore cable & inlet socket. RCD

Ringmain with 4 x 240v outlets internally. 

Sterling battery charger.

Spars and Rigging


Masthead sloop

Silver anodised alloy deck stepped single spreader mast.

Slab reefing boom and spinnaker pole. 

1 x 19 stainless steel wire standing rigging – (age unknown)with backstay adjuster.

Plastimo twin groove furling headsail system.

Running rigging (ex’ reef lines) led back via organisers to 6 Spinlock clutches.

Lewmar winches – 2 x 30 self-tailing sheet winches, 1 x 16 halyard winch.



Mainsail – Dacron 2014 by Kemp Sails – slab reefing

Furling Genoa – Dacron 2014 by Kemp Sails 


Stack Pack mainsail type cover.

Navigation Equipment


Plastimo Contest bulkhead compass.  Autohelm wind speed / direction Autohelm Tri-Data – combined speed & depth

Autohelm compass

Autohelm multi display at chart table

Garmin 715 GPS chart plotter – new 2012

Garmin 130 GPSMap

Raymarine ST2000+ 12v tiller pilot.

Raymarine 54e DSC VHF radio

Clock and barometer.

Simrad radar – supplied, not fitted



Six berths in three cabins – see plan

Teak internal joinery

Blue/grey fabric upholstery.  Curtains. 

Manual cold water supply

Eberspacher diesel fired cabin heating

Panasonic stereo radio/CD player


ForecabinDouble V berth, opening hatch over.

Saloon -  L’shaped settee berth to port, drop leaf table midships and settee berth to

starboard. Headroom – 1.82m max

Navigation station - aft to starboard with good size chart table, navigators seat and

stowage lockers. 

Heads -  aft of nav station with wash basin, manual fresh water pump, hanging locker

and sea toilet piped to holding tank.

Galley - to port with Plastimo Atlantic gimballed two burner gas cooker with oven and

grill, cool box with 12v electric refrigerator, stainless steel sink with manual fresh water

pump and good stowage. 

Aft cabin - to port with good size double berth, hanging locker and seat. 

Engine fitted below companionway steps with good access. 

Safety Equipment


2 x fire extinguishers.

Fire blanket

2 x manual bilge pumps

Horseshoe lifebuoy

Bolt croppers

Deck Equipment


Stainless pulpit, stanchions, guardwires and split pushpit. 4 x alloy mooring cleat, perforated toe rail. Stainless steel single roller stemhead fitting,  Mainsheet track adjustable traveller, 2 x long headsail tracks with roller cars.  Teak handrails port and starboard on coachroof. Blue folding sprayhood on s/s frame with s/s grabhandle Blue matching full cockpit enclosure tent with s/s frame Cockpit dodgers with name Summer Perspex washboard Halyard bags and winch covers. Bruce anchor with chain and warp Winch handle pocket. Mooring warps and fenders.  Boathook. 



In this instance Fox’s Yacht Sales are acting as brokers for the vendor.  The vendor has provided the information and whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy, the details are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed.  Any prospective purchaser is advised to check the boat specification thoroughly and to employ at their expense a qualified marine surveyor and/or engineer to check the specification and condition of this craft and its equipment.


Spray hood


Manual bilge pump

Battened mainsail

Furling genoa



Mainsail cover


Shore power inlet

Log speedometer



Marine head

Battery charger

Cockpit cover




Spinnaker pole




Fresh water maker

Lazy bag

Wind speed and direction

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