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- Builder: Chantiers Beneteau
- Designer: Groupe Finot
- Construction: GRP
- Length (Feet): 31
- Length (Metres): 9.45
- Beam: 3.23 meter
- Max Draft: 1.78 meter
- Displacement: 3200
- Fuel Capacity: 1 x 65 L (14 Gal)
- Water Capacity: 1 x 170 L (37 Gal)
- Number of Engines: 1
- Engine Make: Volvo
- Engine Model: 2002
- Fuel: Diesel
- Type of Propeller: 2 Blade
- Total Power: 18
The Beneteau First 310 is an aft cockpit, tiller steered performance sloop. Designed by Groupe Finot and built by Chantiers Beneteau.
OXO is the S version with a taller, twin spreader mast and was built in 1991.
White GRP hull, deck with moulded non-skid pattern, coachroof and cockpit with teak slats on seats. Internal GRP moulding with varnished cherry and cherry faced marine ply joinery, alloy supports to table and laminate surface in galley. Cast iron bolt on fin keel. Spade rudder with tiller steering and tiller extension. All the old antifouling has been removed and she is ready for a fresh coat for the new season (January 2018).
Volvo 2002 twin cylinder 18HP diesel engine. Raw water cooling. Single lever controls. Electric start. Direct drive to a two blade folding propeller through a reduction gearbox with reverse. Serviced regularly.
6 knots cruising, Maximum 7 knots.
65 litre Rigid Plastic Fuel Tank
170 litres fresh water in rigid Plastic tank
12 volt system – 5 x 12v batteries ( 2 x new in 2016) charged by engine driven alternator or mains charger. 12v Interior lighting throughout. Standard navigation lights with all round LED masthead light.
Mains system – connection point, battery charger, immersion heater and 2 sockets below.
Spars and Rigging
‘S’ Version with a twin spreader, fractional, tapered mast. 1 x 19 stainless steel wire standing rigging (last changed approx 2004). Slab reefing boom. Solid boom vang. Adjustable backstay. Terylene running rigging, led aft, through organisers to clutches. Spinnaker gear including pole.
2 x Lewmar 24 halyard winches
Slab reefed Mainsail - fair
Furling Genoa - fair
Stackpack type mainsail cover with Lazyjacks
In cockpit Plastimo helmsman’s compass
Raymarine Tridata – log, depth, speed
Raymarine Wind speed and direction
Raymarine Multi repeater
Raytheon 2004 ST2000+ 12v tiller pilot (2010)
At chart Seiwa GPS chart plotter
Navicom VHF with remote intercom
In saloon Plastimo brass clock and barometer
Six berths in 3 cabins including saloon:
Eberspacher diesel fired cabin heating
Hot and cold pressurised water (calorifier in cockpit locker)
220v shorepower with outlets, battery charger etc
SMEV 3 burner oven and grill gas cooker.
Sony DAB radio with speakers in saloon and cockpit
From forward: V berth forward with hanging and storage lockers. Saloon with settee berths to port and starboard and midships drop leaf table. Aft facing chart table with seating on end of starboard settee. Galley to port with SMEV gimballed stainless steel 3 burner gas cooker with oven and grill, stainless steel sink, cool box with 12v fridge unit, good stowage, crockery and cutlery. Separate head to starboard with Par ITT manually operated sea type WC, stainless steel washbasin and hanging space. Good size double aft cabin with large berth and hanging locker. Cold only fresh water transom shower.
Grey sprayhood with stainless steel frame, matching dodgers. Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and stanchions. Stainless steel wire guardrails. Stainless steel coachroof grabhandles. Single roller stemhead fitting. Perforated toerails. Adjustable genoa sheet traveller cars. Mainsheet track. Winch handle pocket. 6 x mooring cleats. Anchor chain and warp. Fenders. Mooring warps. Electric windlass. Sea water deck wash in anchor well. Boathook. Wooden, removable cockpit table with leaves and pedestal. Cockpit cushions.
Manual bilge pump. Horseshoe lifebelt. Harness point in cockpit. Fire extinguishers (not guaranteed in date).
The Beneteau First 310 is a renowned fast cruiser with good accommodation and quick, easy and seakindly sailing performance.
“OXO” appears to have been well maintained and is only for sale due to a change in circumstances.
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.