Beneteau First 285

  • Boat REF#  ·  276041
  • Length  ·  8.58m
  • Year  ·  1992
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Wing Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 18hp, Volvo Penta 2002 (1991)
  • Lying  ·  St Katherine's Dock
Boatshed London
Boatshed London
Ben Evans

Extra Details

Designer Groupe Finot
Builder Beneteau
Lying St Katherine's Dock
Fuel capacity 27.0 ltr (5.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 70.0 ltr (15.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 28/01/2010


Engine 1 x diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta 2002 (1991)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded


Length 8.58m
LWL 7.39m
Beam 3.00m
Draft Max 1.20m
Airdraft 9.91m
Displacement 2,794kg (6,160.8lbs)
Headroom 1.80m
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2015)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks,
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Wing Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Instrument Covers

3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter

Safety Equipment

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

A good example of this excellent, fast, family cruiser, which would make an ideal first sailing yacht. The interior is all teak fittings and provides a good level of accommodation, sleeping six people with two cabins.
The standing rigging was replaced in 2015. The date of the sails is not known, but they are in reasonable condition.

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

This Beneteau First 285 has been personally photographed and viewed by Ben Evans of Boatshed London. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

10 years

Why are you selling her?

No longer getting good use

Where have you sailed her?

East Coast, Medway 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.

Comments 1

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Very tidy Boat
Would it be possible to remain at that berth
I know its bit always protocol, but could you give an indication of monthly mooring costs.


May view after lockdown

clive j2021-02-05 19:17:06
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