Beneteau First 42s7

  • Boat REF#  ·  303756
  • Length  ·  12.95m
  • Year  ·  1996
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Wing Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  8
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 55hp, Volvo Penta (1996)
  • Lying  ·  Shoreham by Sea
Boatshed Brighton
Boatshed Brighton
Tim Kingston

Extra Details

Designer Bruce Farr
Builder Beneteau Yachts
Lying Shoreham by Sea
Fuel capacity 150.0 ltr (33.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 120.0 ltr (26.4 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 55hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta (1996)
Engine Hours engine1= 500
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots

Engine hours estimated
New cutlass bearing needed


Length 12.95m
LWL 10.90m
Beam 4.12m
Draft Min 1.75m
Draft Max 1.95m
Displacement 8,500kg (18,742.5lbs)
Headroom 1.90m
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Sparcraft Blue Label Aluminium spars (1996) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail North - Slab (2000) Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail North - Furling (2000)
Other sails Spinnaker 1 0.75 oz (2000)
Spinnaker 2 1.5 oz (2000)
Cruising chute and snuffer (2000)
No. 1 genoa (2000)
No. 3 genoa (2000)
Cruising/main genoa (1996)
Spinnaker gear

Foresail furler needs new bottom bearing
New topping lift needed

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Wing Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Tank capacities estimated


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Platform
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric windlass
2 anchors
(Plough, CQR)
20.00m of chain
20.00m of rode
Windlass "down" switch needs attention
Boom tent included

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Radar reflector needs fitting
Echo sounder defective
Windex needs replacing - new supplied

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Safety harnesses
Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Gas detector defective

Broker's Comments

This is a really fine looking yacht, that I think anyone would feel good on!

Lovely white deck space, with plenty of lounging room and a wide, open cockpit with teak inlaid seating all lend to a special feeling.

Her topsides could do with some serious polishing attention, to return to her original rich colour.

She has a huge interior, with plenty of room for family and friends, with almost a separate compartment forwards for her owners.

With lots of stowage, plenty of seating and a well equipped galley, she could see you for weekend coast hopping or much longer cruisers, on that trip of your dreams!

She's incredibly well equipped, with far too much too list, her lockers are rammed with yachting equipment!

There are a few known defects, which we've listed and she hasn't really been sailed for about three years, so she has the feeling that a really good wipe through and clean could breathe the life back into her, though her owner has serviced her engine each year and it started perfectly from cold.

If you want a very attractive yacht to take you places - short passages or further afield, then this yacht is one to take a fast look at!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Beneteau First 42s7 has been personally photographed and viewed by Tim Kingston of Boatshed Brighton. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

About 22 years

Why are you selling her?

We're emigrating!

Where have you sailed her?

UK and France

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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