Beneteau First 38S5 for sale

Greenock, United Kingdom

Listed price £42,500 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

Beneteau First 38S5 - Beneteau First 38s5 Built 1990
General information
Beneteau First 38S5
Used sail boat for sale
$59,361 USD | Listed price £42,500 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
'Monkey Business'
Length overall
Fin Keel
Greenock, United Kingdom

About this Beneteau First 38S5


Beneteau First 38s5 Built 1990 2-Cabin Owners version layout

This is a very attractive yacht which has enjoyed many upgrades under her current ownership. She has proven to be a very capable yacht and cruised Scotland, France, Norway and this season as far as Iceland. She stands out from the crowd having the Interior design statement of world renowned Phillipe Stark and Design of Jean Berrett.


Loa:  38.25ft - 11.66m

Lwl:  31.33ft - 9.55m

Beam:  12.33ft - 3.76m

Draft:  6.50ft - 1.98m

Displacement:  14,250lbs - 6,580kgs

Ballast:  4,850lbs - 2,200kgs.


Builders:  Beneteau Yachts France.

Designers: Jean Berret/Phillipe Stark


1 x Beta Marine inboard diesel engine ( New 2016 )

Total Power:  30hp

3 x Cylinders.

Shaft drive with two blade fixed Bronze Propeller.

Cruising Speed:  6 Knots approx.

Maximum Speed  7 Knots approx.

Fuel Consumption:  1.5lph at 2,200rpm approx.

Engine hrs approx 671.

Engine last serviced June 2019.


Fuel Capacity:  125l  1 x Stainless Steel Tank.

Water Capacity:  380l  2 x Rigid Plastic Tanks.


Hull, Deck and superstructure are all of GRP.

Teak laid decking in Cockpit.

Teak finish to interior woodwork.

Dark Blue Dralon upholstery.

Deep fin Keel.

Spade Rudder.

Stainless Steel Propeller shaft.


There are 12 volt electrics throughout supplied by 4 x 12 volt batteries ( 2 x 60ah Engine start 2 x 110ah Domestic New 2011 ) which in turn are charged by the engine alternator.

240 volt shore power supply with cable with inline Sterling Battery Charger ( New 2015 )

12v/240v Inverter.

240 volt immersion for hot water.


There is accommodation for six below decks in two separate cabins + Saloon. Arrangement from forward.

Forward cabin has large double 'V' berth with good size hanging locker and en-suite Heads with WC and wash basin.

Main Saloon has two settee berths Port and Starboard (c/w lee cloths ) with large double leaf table midships . Excellent stowage in way full cabin length overhead locker network which is a clever and prominent feature.

Galley is to Port side at aft end of saloon in a traditional 'L' shape configuration and consists of Optimus Cooker with three burners and oven. Good work surface area with twin Stainless steel sinks. Large coolbox top opening,good locker stowage below work surface and also large area of overhead lockers.

Chart Table Nav station is to aft end of saloon on Starboard side forward facing with nav seat. This is a very impressive design incorporating some very innovative storage features.Instrument and distribution panel outbard of Nav area.

Aft day Heads are also aft on Starboard side with WC, Wash basin, Shower and wet locker.

Aft cabin has large under cockpit double berth with good hanging locker, cupboards and shelving.

See layout plan and photos attached.


Double Spreader fractional rig in anodised aluminium with stainless steel Rod rigging manufactured by Sparcraft.

Standing rigging replaced (2004)

Braided running rigging.

3 x Slab reefs to Mainsail.

Roller Furling headsail system by Facnor.

Spinnaker track and slider.

Spinnaker pole with deck chalks.

New Adjustable Wichard back stay tensioner (2016)


Mainsail in Dacron with three reef points by Saturn Sails (2016) very good condition.

Roller Furling Genoa in Dacron with dark Blue UV strip. (2003) fair condition

Spinnaker by Copp Sails (2004) good condition.


Mainsail Stack Pack cover with lazy jacks in Dark Blue Acrylic.

Sprayhood c/w Stainless steel frame in Dark Blue Acrylic.

Deck Gear

Double Roller Stemhead fitting with fairleads.

Manual Anchor Windlass by Lofrans (2016)

35lb CQR Anchor 40m 10mm chain 20m 16mm Octoplait warp (2014)

20lb Danforth Anchor 30m warp.

Stainless steel Pushpit and Pulpit with stanchions and guard wires.

2 x Self tailing Control winches

2 x Self tailing Primary winches.

2 x Self tailing Spinnaker winhes.

Rope halyard clutches Port and Starboard on coachroof.

Mooring cleats and fairleads.

Opening Hatches and Ports.

Safety Gear

Ocean Safety 6 man liferaft ( serviced 2019)

3 x fire extinguishers.

Fire blanket.

Horseshoe lifebelt and holder.

Manual Bilge pump.

Electric bilge pump.

Emergency Tiller.

Navigation and Electronics

Full deck level navigation lighting.

Masthead Tri-colour light with allround Anchor light.

Steaming and deck flood light.

Binnacle Compass.

Autohelm ST50 Log/Speedo.

Raymarine ST60 Depth sounder.

Autohelm ST50 Wind/Speed/Direction.

Standard Horizon CP300i Colour GPS Chart Plotter (New 2013)

Standard Horizon GX 2200E DSC VHF Radio with AIS & GPS interfaces to Chart Plotter (New 2019).

Raymarine Autopilot.

Garmin GPS 128 interfaced to autopilot.


Hot and cold pressurised water system with isotemp calorifier + 240v immerser.

Mikuni central heating with 5 outlet all cabins ( New 2012 )

12v/240v Inverter.



Warps and fenders.

New seacocks in Heads.

New Jabsco pumps to Heads and fresh water system.

Hull West epoxy coated in (2006)

Insurance survey available from November (2014).

In this case we are acting as brokers only.  The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business.  Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed.  The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and / or to have an engine trial conducted, which if carried out by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.


Note to seller and purchaser:  If the boat you are selling or purchasing is registered, please ensure that the registration is completed after the sale of the boat.  If the purchaser wishes to cancel the registration is the duty of the seller to contact the Registry and inform them that the registration is to be cancelled.  If the purchaser wishes to continue with the registration, it is the duty of the purchaser to complete the relevant forms and post off the bill of sale to the Registrar.

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Broker/Dealer Information

Sunbird International Yacht Sales - Sunbird Greenock

Sunbird Greenock .
The Sugar Warehouse East Hamilton Street
PA15 2UT
United Kingdom
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