Beneteau First 285



28.7 feet





A lovely Beneteau First 285 for sale that the current owner has had for over 20 years. The current owner has done all his own service and maintenance over the past 20 years, which is a testament to its nice condition. Fitted with the Yanmar 2GM inboard diesel engine to make any trip possible when the wind fails to show, and a Selden furling Genoa for when the wind does show up. That, coupled with the lifting keel and twin rudders, this Beneteau First 285 makes for a lovely sailing vessel.


Paperwork we are currently holding includes:

  • Original Beneteau owner’s manual
  • Original Beneteau Warranty Certificate
  • Full history of previous owners from new
  • current owners Bill of Sale
  • Small ships register history
  • Equipment manuals

This boat is in nice condition and is out of the water, in our display at Northney marina and it is available for viewings with us 6 days a week (Sundays by appointment).


Full Specification

The specification includes:

  • Yanmar 2GM 20hp diesel inboard
  • Lifting keel
  • Twin rudder
  • Fuel: approx. 10 gallons
  • Water: approx. 10 gallons
  • 2 batteries
  • Shore power & cablemainsail
  • Genoa
  • Spinnaker & pole
  • Built 1990
  • Stowe speed gague
  • Stowe echo sounder
  • GPS
  • Autohelm
  • Radar reflector
  • Navico VHF
  • 2 bilge pumps
  • Engine spares
  • Clock & barometer
  • 2 burner cooker with oven
  • Stainless steel sink
  • 12 volt fridge
  • 6 berths in 2 cabins


  • Lodestar inflatable tender and Honda 2hp outboard (TBC) available by separate negotiation. Tender unused, outboard has low hours.

This boat is in nice condition and is out of the water, in our display at Northney marina and it is available for viewings with us 6 days a week (Sundays by appointment).

Please don't hesitate to call us or email us with your questions and to arrange your viewing.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Get in touch for more information or to book a viewing on
02392 468 448 or email

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