Beneteau First 44 for sale

UK, United Kingdom

£472,234 GBP

Tax Not paid / Excluded

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General information
Make/model
Beneteau First 44
Category
Used sail boat for sale
Price
£472,234 GBP
Price comment
Tax Not Paid
Tax / VAT status
Not paid / Excluded
Year
2023
Length overall
13.41 metres
Hull
Glass Reinforced Plastic hull
Keel
Fin Keel
Location
UK, United Kingdom

About this Beneteau First 44

English

NEW BOAT ARRIVING UK IN 2023 - The new Beneteau First 44 is the latest model in a long line of First racer/cruisers that began forty five years ago. From the design boards of renowned Naval Architect, Roberto Biscontini, he has created a lovely sailing yacht that is the natural link between the First 36 and the First 53 combining performance, elegance and comfort in not one but two packages! In her First 44 version, of which the accompanying spec is an example, there is a very convivial cockpit with four winches positioned forward of the helm positions, level access to the large side decks and a sail plan that provides masterful balance between main and fore sails. Benefitting from 350 litre ballast tanks to make short handed sailing as pleasurable and potent as being fully crewed this is a wonderful proposition for those who enjoy sailing at speed. Laid out internally with three cabins, a forward master with en-suite and twin aft cabins plus additional day heads they are separated by a very comfortable saloon providing dining, galley and navigation areas whilst retaining the light and airy feeling synonymous with modern Beneteau Yachts. Also available in a Performance version, built as a highly competitive cruiser/racer.

With a boat due to be in the UK for next summer, now is the perfect time to discuss your requirements with the First 44 positioning itself in an almost unique position by offering both a race orientated and cruising version that no matter which you choose promises to offer exceptional performance. Comprehensive finance and part-exchange options available. Please contact the Dartmouth office for more information.

Rig

Sloop

FRACTIONAL SLOOP RIG

Sparcarft anodized aluminium mast in black

2 sets of aft swept spreaders

Sparcraft Park Avenue boom in black with integrated LED lighting

C-strand stainless steel rigging

Stainless steel split backstay

Manual genoa furler (Facnor flatdeck)

Adjustable genoa tracks on coachroof

Hydraulic vang and backstay operation

German mainsheet system

Complete Dyneema running rigging package

Stack pack with lazy jacks

GRP bowsprit

FIRST 44 DOWNWIND PACK

2 x Harken Black Magic blocks for spinnaker/code 0 sheets

1 x harken Black Magic block for spinnaker tackline

1 Dyneema sheaved halyard with block for spinnaker or code 0

Barber hauler with blocks and chain plate on bulwark

SAILS

North Sails NPL Tour mainsail in dark grey

North Sails NPL Tour genoa in dark grey

North Sails Code Zero on dedicated furler

WINCHES

2 x electric Harken H60.2 STPEH genoa winches

Electric Harken H50.2 STAEH port halyard winch

Electric Harken H50.2 STAEH starboard halyard winch

Broker comments

The New Beneteau First 44 is a pedigree racer cruiser built on years of performance yacht designs that have been competitive from day 1 and are still producing results 10 or more years since their launch. This version of the 44 is the more cruising orientated version with an edge that makes her a fast boat to sail but with additional comforts to make extended cruising even more enjoyable. To assist with short handed sailing the winches and control lines are all led close to the helm positions, to compensate for smaller crew sizes there are 350 litre ballast tanks to each side adding useful weight when sailing tighter angles but also keeping the bow up when off the wind. This makes her an ideal proposition for couples who might be looking to make the most of their sailing time and cover greater ground without the need to accommodate larger crew numbers.

If racing is your primary aim then the First 44 Performance version offers the same underlying 'go faster' concept but also focusses on the deck ergonomics with fully crewed racing in mind. Equipment and systems are geared towards racing, 6 Harken Perfoma winches in ideal positions for sail control and trimming, full mainsheet and traveller as well as extended bowsprit, a taller carbon spar package, deeper keel and performance electronics pack.

Both versions offer a stream lined interior of three cabins and two heads interwoven with quality finishes and materials to provide a refined atmosphere. The saloon includes a transverse table and seating area for six opposite a sofa and navigation station.

NAVIGATION AIDS

Garmin OFFSHORE Electronics pack:

Port and Starboard Helm Consoles with 12" GPS Map 1223 multi-function touchscreen (GPS, chart plotter, card reader - Bluechart G3 cartography included)

gWIND Race wind sensor, Windvane, anenometer

Airmar DST810 sensor for speed

Fixed 315i VHF at chart table

Reactor 40 Pilot with GHC50 control on port console

Wireless autopilot remote control

Quatix 7 connected watch

Windex Windvane

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

AIS 800 transceiver

Fantom 18x radar

Navionics Platinum Plus cartridge

GROUND TACKLE

20kg Delta anchor with 32m chain and 45m warp

1000W electric windlass

GENERAL EQUIPMENT

First 44 Luxe Trim Level 2023

Garmin OFFSHORE Electronics Pack (see NAVIGATION AIDS)

Windlass control in cockpit

Fusion RA210 Stereo with interior and exterior speakers

Wireless charging station at chart table

Mosquito nets for opening portholes

LED indirect lighting

Navicolour 3.5" battery display screen

IBS battery sensor

Cockpit table cover in cadet grey

Electronic engine control at starboard helm

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

Dolce 51 cockpit cushions

Sprayhood in cadet grey

6 x fenders and 4 mooring lines

Auxiliary outboard motor bracket (for tender)

YANMAR 57HP INBOARD DIESEL ENGINE

Sail drive with 3 blade folding propeller

ELECTRICS

1 x AGM engine battery (50Ah)

4 x AGM domestic batteries (100Ah, 2 additional as part of Luxe Trim Pack)

Batteries charged by engine alternator (12V/125Ah) and battery charger (40Ah)

230V shore power connection

6 x 230V sockets (master and aft cabins, saloon, chart table and galley)

TANKAGE

Fuel: 200 litre (53 US Gal) rotomoulded tank

Water: 330 litre (87 US Gal) and additional 200 litre (53 US Gal) tanks

Holding: 2 x 64 litre (17 US Gal) tanks to each heads

WATER SYSTEM

Hot and cold pressurised water throughout

40 litre (11 US Gal) electric water heater

ALL FIGURES ARE APPROXIMATE

2023 BENETEAU FIRST 44

Built by Beneteau Yachts in France, designed by Roberto Biscontini (Naval Architect) and Lorenzo Argento

Category A for 12 people

CONSTRUCTION

GRP with Balsa sandwich infused hull in Pearl Grey with White Pearl decoration

GRP deck and coachroof in white

Cast Iron fin keel

Twin rudders with stainless steel stocks

Twin Wheels in black composite

Electric opening bathing platform with teak slats (Luxe Trim 2023)

350 litre ballast tank to each side, console controlled, less than 2 minutes to fill or empty

Tender Garage (houses Highfield Roll-up Tender 2m)

DIMENSIONS

LOA: 14.15m (46'5")

LWL: 12.82m (38'5")

Beam: 4.25m (13'11")

Draft: 2.15m (7'1")

Light Displacement: 10500kg (23,142lbs)

Air Draft: 20.57m (67'6")

ALL FIGURES ARE APPROXIMATE

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Propulsion
Engine
YANMAR 4JH57 INBOARD DIESEL (Sail Drive)
Additional Accommodation Details
SLEEPS SIX IN THREE CABINS

Alpi Teak joinery and Lounge Falcon 162 Upholstery in Saloon

SALOON

5 step companionway to the cockpit with LED lighting under each step and leather covered stainless steel handrail

Saloon table with fixed top with facing benches seating up to 6 on port side

Comfortable sofa with storage underneath to starboard

Opening deck hatches

Indirect LED lighting

Navigation station starboard aft with chart table, high cabinet, reading light, double USB socket

Galley to port aft

GALLEY

L-shaped Corian Glacier White worktop with moulded Alpi Teak beading

Rectangular stainless steel sink with mixer tap

ENO 3 burner gas hob with oven and grill and tempered glass cover

190 litre refrigerator with top and front opening

Cupboards and drawers for storage

20 litre bin

MASTER CABIN

Central double berth bed with sprung mattress

Sideboard, hanging closet (with LED lights) for storage

Chair on each side of the bed

Flexible and adjustable bedside lamps

2 overhead lights and indirect LED lighting

Dual USB socket on each side of the bed

Padding along hull side and headboard in Beige PVC

En-suite heads with Tecma electric flush toilet, shower with foldable screen, integrated handbasin with mixer tap

PORT AND STARBOARD AFT CABINS

Double bed

Hanging locker and cupboards for storage

Reading lights

Dual USB socket

AFT HEAD COMPARTMENT

Shower separated with perspex door

Electric quiet flush toilet

Washbasin with mixer tap with cabinet under

COCKPIT

Teak slatted floor

Teak slatted bench seats down each side of cockpit forward of helm positions

Teak slatted helmsman's side seat and foldaway helmsman's foot chock

Solid wood cockpit table on stainless pedestal (Luxe Trim Pack)

2 sail lockers under cockpit seating

Access hatch to tender garage

Cockpit shower with mixer tap in tender garage

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Darthaven Marina Brixham Road Kingswear
Dartmouth
Devon
TQ6 0SG
United Kingdom
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