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Beneteau First 42S7

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Length: 42.49ft / 12.95m

Price £59,950 inc Vat

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Boat Details


  • Builder: Beneteau
  • Designer: Bruce Farr
  • Construction: GRP


  • Length (Feet): 42.49
  • Length (Metres): 12.95
  • Beam: 4.11 meter
  • Min Draft: 1.85 meter
  • Max Draft: 1.85 meter
  • Ballast: 2850
  • LOA: 12.95 meter
  • LWL: 10.9 meter
  • Dry Weight: 8250
  • Fuel Capacity: 1 x 170 L (37 Gal)
  • Water Capacity: 2 x 300 L (66 Gal)


  • Number of Engines: 1
  • Engine Make: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 4JH3E
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1850
  • Type of Propeller: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Total Power: 56


1999 Beneteau First 42s7. Stylish performance cruising yacht with spacious accommodation for 6/8, deep aft cockpit and wide side decks.

?Barrique? is the cruising version with shallow keel, forward mainsheet and cruising rig. VAT paid, British SSR Registered. Good looking yacht in nice condition.

Designed by Bruce Farr and built by Chantiers Beneteau in 1999.



White GRP hull

External cast iron shallow fin keel with winglets.

Semi balanced spade rudder, large Whitlock wheel steering and emergency back up.

White GRP deck, superstructure and self-draining aft cockpit. Hard wood toe rail.

Moulded non-slip deck surfaces and teak laid cockpit seats.

Fold down transom.

GRP structural internal moulding with “Pear” internal joinery.



Yanmar 4JH3E four cylinder 56 hp diesel

Fresh water cooled with heat exchanger, wet exhaust.

Reversing reduction gearbox with shaft driven three bladed MaxProp folding propeller.

Disc rope cutter

Engine hours Approx’ 1,850. Serviced annually.

Compresion checked when purchased 2017, Oil cooler replaced 2019.



12 Volt system - 2 x domestic batteries 2019, 1 x engine start battery.

Charging by engine driven alternator or battery charger.

Isolation switches to distribution panel at chart table.

Interior and navigation lights including bow, stern, steaming, deck and masthead white.

240 Volt system – Shorepower cable, connection, RCB and distribution panel.

220v Euro sockets below,

Marine battery charger - 2019, immersion heater in hot water tank.

Inverter at Nav’ table

Galvanic isolator.


Spars and Rigging

Keel stepped 9/10 fractional rig.

Double spreader mast and slab reefing boom with lazyjacks

Mainsail mast track with ball bearing cars

Facnor twin groove headsail furling gear with below deck drum

1 x 19 s/steel wire standing rigging - 2011.

Mainsheet track forward of companionway. Genoa tracks & cars.

Selden telescopic bowsprit – 2011 with furling Genneker gear.

Telescopic rod kicker. Backstey tensioner.

Running rigging replaced as required – 2011/2020 all led aft to Spinlock clutches

Deck organisers and blocks replaced as required.

Pole mast track




2 x Lewmar 54 CST self-tailing Genoa winches

2 x Lewmar 44 CST self-tailing halyard/reefing winches

2 x Lewmar 44 CST self-tailing secondary winches


North Dyneema laminated Dacron 2012

Mainsail – Full battened, luff cars, (3rd reef fitted 2020)

Furling Genoa (new sacrificail strip 2019)

G1 asymmetric genneker, torsion rope and Selden CX25 furler

Sails laundered each winter.

Blue stackpack mainsail cover - 2014 with Lazyjacks



Plastimo binnacle compass.     

3 x Raymarine i70 multi displays in cockpit – x i70 at chart table all 2014

Speed - 2019 depth - 2014 and wind -2014 transducers

Raymarine E7D MFD on pedestal – 2019

AIS receiver 2014, new antenna 2020

Raymarine 55 DSC VHF radio plus cockpit extender

Raymarine autopilot with linear drive – all new 2014

Raymarine RL70 GPS and radar display (not networked). Radar scanner.

Garmin GPS



Berths for 6/8 with three cabins plus saloon and two heads compartments

Light pear internal joinery.

Aqua Nova oatmeal upholstery to saloon – all cleaned 2020.

Pressurised hot & cold water system to galley & heads.

Eberspacher D4 diesel fired cabin heating – 2009 - to cabins and saloon.

Hot water from engine calorifier and 220v immersion heater from shorepower.

Fusion music head 2015 with 500w amplifier, 2 saloon, 3 cockpit speakers.

4 x opening deck hatches, 10 x opening ports. Blinds to hatches & ports.

From forward

En-suite heads with s/steel wash basin, shower and good stowage.

Forward cabin with seat to port and large double berth to stbd, hanging locker & drawers.

Saloon with curved seating to starboard, dining table and bench seat to port. Storage under berths and in side lockers. 

Galley to port with two s/steel sinks, mixer tap, fresh water foot pump, Gimballed ENO gas cooker (2014) with two burners & oven, Frigomatic 12v refrigeration unit in cool box with freezer comp’, good stowage.

Aft heads aft to port with s/steel wash basin, manual sea toilet, mixer tap with pull out shower head, shower drain and again good stowage.

Navigation station to stbd with navigators seat, chart table, instrumentation and stowage.

2 x aft cabins each with large double berth and hanging lockers.



Fuel -                           170 litres.

Freshwater -                 650 litres in two rigid plastic tanks.

Hot water -                    42 litre calorifier tank.


Deck Equipment

SS/steel pulpit, stanchions & guardwires, gates port & stbd. Split pushpit with stern gate.

Single self-stowing bow roller with Bruce anchor, chain & warp.

Fortress kedge anchor

Electric anchor windlass in draining chain locker.

Bow, stern and spring mooring cleats with fairleads.

S/s coachroof grabhandles.

Wide side decks.

Deep aft cockpit with lockers to port & stbd, plus aft lazarette locker & gas locker.

Teak grating behind wheel.

Fold out transom creating stern bathing platform with removable bathing ladder.

Cold water cockpit shower.

Folding cockpit table

Blue folding sprayhood on s/s frame – 2013

Cockpit tent – 2013

Bimini & s/s frame

Simpson stainless transom davits

Outboard stowage bracket

Mooring warps & fenders.



Manual & electric bilge pumps.

Horseshoe lifebuoy

MOB sling



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.







Cockpit speakers

Shore power inlet

Battery charger

Bimini top

Outboard engine brackets

Gennaker cruising spinnaker


Lazy bag

Log speedometer

Manual bilge pump


Steering wheel


Fully battened mainsail

Hot water


Cockpit table


Mainsail cover

Swimming ladder

Spray hood

Marine head

Navigation center

Wind speed and direction

Electric bilge pump

Furling genoa





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