Bénéteau Boats First 42s7 for sale

Troon, South Ayrshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Listed price £61,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Bénéteau Boats First 42s7
Used sail boat for sale
$78,799 USD | Listed price £61,000 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Bruce Farr & Philippe Starck
Length overall
Length waterline
9.37 tons (U.S.)
Fin Keel
Troon, South Ayrshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

About this Bénéteau Boats First 42s7


This Bruce Farr and Phillipe Starck designed 

Beneteau First 42s7

is well fitted out with a substantial amount of equipment renewed on this boat during 2012 prior to a global circumnavigation. New sails, ocean going standing rigging were among the upgrades. A new sprayhood and frame were fitted in 2018. Plenty of accommodation in this

Beneteau First 42s7

with large and light saloon, owners double berth cabin forward with en-suite heads and two aft double berth cabins. Good access to the Volvo Penta MD22L 50hp diesel engine. 


Forward cabin with en-suite heads compartment, double berth offset to starboard and bench seat to port. Forward door leads to the en-suite heads. This double berth cabin has plenty of storage lockers, a hanging locker, overhead opening hatch with blind and port and starboard portlights. Door leading from cabin through to saloon with linear galley to port and C shaped settee to starboard with dining table and small bench settee. This table can be lowered to provide a double berth. Aft of the seating is the forward facing chart table and to port, aft of the galley, the aft heads. Central companionway to access the engine. Port and starboard doors to the aft cabins. Both cabins have a double berth, storage, opening portlights to the cockpit and deck. Removable panels in the starboard aft cabin to access the engine and shaft. Lockers and drawers secured with catches, slip bolts or cord.

ENO three burner stove with oven and grill
Twin stainless steel sinks
Hot and cold water system
Both forward and aft heads fitted with 
Jabsco sea toilet, sea valves both renewed 2018 
Opening hatch


Engine instruments
Garmin GPS Map 551s plotter in cockpit 2010
Garmin GHC 10 autopilot with remote control in cockpit 2010
Garmin GMI 10 multi page in cockpit 2010
Garmin AIS 600 2010
Garmin GPS Map 4012 plotter at chart table 2010
Navtex Nav6 at chart table 2012
Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS DSC VHF radio 2018
Thrane and Thrane Sailor 150 Fleet Broadband voice and data service 2012
Predictwind Satellite Communicator weather updates, position tracker and email
Pioneer CD/DVD/radio
12V socket

Sails and rigging

Performance cruising main sail by Saturn Sails 2012
Performance furling genoa by Saturn Sails 2012
Performance staysail by Saturn Sails 2012
Code 0 Gennaker, cross cut panel
Storm trisail by Saturn Sails 2012
Storm jib by Saturn Sails 2012
Spinnaker 1996
Main sail, original and in good condition 1996
Sail repair kit
Ocean going stainless steel standing rigging 2012 
Boom with three reefing lines 2012
Furlex 208S furling system 2012
Harken Mk II furling system 1996
Running backstays (currently removed)
Adjustable backstay
Lazy jacks and stack pack bag
Spinnaker halyards replaced 2018
Spinnaker boom uphaul replaced 2018
Main sheet traveller lines and genoa furling line replaced 2018
Genoa sheets replaced 2018
Topping lift replaced 2018
All lines led aft

Two Lewmar 54 self-tailing  winches
Two Lewmar 44 self-tailing  winches
Two Lewmar 44 self-tailing halyard winches on coachroof
Selden Spinnaker pole 2013
Gennaker bowspirit for Code 0 2012
Emergency forestay with Wichard tensioner 2012
Mast steps 2012

Engine and machinery

Volvo Penta MD22L 50hp diesel engine
Two Naps NP12RSS solar panels 12W
Eberspacher D4 warm air cabin heating system
New heating system exhaust fitted 2018
30A shore power socket
Victron Phoenix 50A battery charger
Victron Phoenix 30A battery charger 
Victron energy battery monitor
Two 120Ah gel batteries 2013
Two 90Ah batteries 2012
100Ah engine battery
Calorifier 40lt
Yamaha 2hp two stroke outboard


Sprayhood with stainless steel frame and grab rail 
New 2017 by Saturn Sails
Wheel steering with leather trim
Removable cockpit table 2018
Teak seating
Teak cockpit sole grating
Port and starboard lockers
Two lockers under helm seat 
Halyards bin at companionway
Dodgers 2018
All lines led back to cockpit

Deck gear

Stainless steel pulpit and pushpits
Stainless steel stanchions with twin guard wires
Port and starboard gates
Transom gate to platform
Stainless steel frame at stern for aerials, solar panels etc 
1000w electric anchor windlass
Anchor with chain and warp
Single bow roller
Swim ladder
Deck shower
Outboard bracket
Liferaft stainless steel cradle
Mast steps
Various warps and fenders

Safety equipment

Emergency tiller
Heavy seas shut valves fitted to engine exhaust, fuel and water tanks, fuel tank air inlet
Fire blanket
Horseshoe lifebuoy
Echomax radar reflector 2012
Propellor rope cutter 2013
Manual and 4.5 GPM electric bilge pumps
Sea Safe 6 man liferaft in canister, service due May 2021
Liferaft currently on long term hire from Norwest Marine

Further information

Two inflatable dinghies
Keel bolts were checked and re-torqued 2018


On September 1, 2012, the previous owner of this boat, Gerry Hughes, left Troon, Scotland on Quest III, to start his eight month solo circumnavigation. He sailed 32,000 miles and became the first deaf yachtsman to pass all five southernmost capes - Cape Agulhas, Cape Leeuwin, South East Cape, South West Cape and Cape Horn.
He is also the first profoundly deaf man to have sailed single handed across the Atlantic, in 2005, in his previous boat, Quest II.
Quest III has had a large number of renewals and replacements prior to the circumnavigation. Ocean going standing rigging, new sails, new electronics, etc.
Quest III is ideal if you wish to spend considerable periods of time cruising long distances. She is well equipped, and looked after Gerry!

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Beneteau First 42s7, is the result of intense research in terms of quality, performance and comfort. From the structural inner moulding laminated on the hull, to the hull - deck joint, the most important words are strength and reliability. The uncluttered deck layout has very individual characteristics: the "double-body" of the coachroof enables the shroud chainplates to be brought towards the middle of the boat and thus improves the angle of the genoa and increases her pointing ability upwind. It also allows space for two fixed portholes which provide the salon with additional pleasant natural lighting. The foredeck space is thus enlarged, which facilitates moving about on deck, whether you're making a sail change or dropping anchor. All lines are led aft to the cockpit to stoppers. The mainsail falls between the lazyjacks and the cover is on in an instant. The Dorade vents on the coachroof combine beauty with function: when turned to the "sailing" position, the sheets won't get trapped in the vents. The warmth and efficiency of a Philippe Starck interior awaits: shapes and soft curves, natural lighting, and plenty of ventilation via numerous opening ports and hatches. The navigator, comfortably seated at the nav station, can plot the course on the large chart table, and check all the electronics on board mounted on a removable, hinged panel. The fully-equipped galley comes with stainless steel gimballed stove with oven, large refrigerator, double sinks and plenty of storage space. The First 42s7 combines both science and performance, the enjoyment of life on board and the mastery of technology, giving the greatest possible pleasure for sailing long distance in comfort and fast.


Depthsounder, Log, speedometer, Plotter, Autopilot, Compass, GPS, VHF, Radio, CD player, Shore power inlet

Inside Equipment

Electric bilge pump, Manual bilge pump, Battery charger, Heating, Hot water, Oven, Marine head, Refrigerator

Outside Equipment

Teak cockpit, Cockpit table, Swimming ladder, Cockpit shower, Radar reflector, Liferaft, Spray hood, Lazy bag, Lazyjacks

Other Equipment

Quest III, Wind speed and direction, Battened mainsail, Furling genoa, Storm jib, Spinnaker, Gennaker/Cruising spinnaker, Trisail, Steering wheel, Spinnaker pole, Outboard engine brackets

Read more

Volvo Penta MD22L
Fuel capacity
40 gallons (U.S.)
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
172 gallons (U.S.)
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Broker/Dealer Information


Largs Yacht Haven Irvine Road
KA30 8EZ
United Kingdom
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