About this Beneteau First 35S7
Remarks : The Beneteau First 35s7 is a powerful cruiser/racer that is bold, bright and beautifully styled. The "s" in the 35s7 is in homage to Philippe Starck, who in collaboration with yacht designer Jean Berret put a unique stamp on the interior for the first 80 or so boats before they became the First 35.7. The interior is light, with honey coloured woodwork. There is a mass of opening port lights in the coach roof, each with an individual blind. The saloon table has removable fiddles which transfer to the outer edges of the table leaves when extended. On deck the lines are led aft under the coach roof to keep the deck free of trip hazards. All in all she is a cleverly designed boat and a dream to sail either as a crew at club level or with the family whilst on holiday. Several good modifications have taken place during present ownership including new Raymarine electronics, New Harken furling gear and bigger Harken sheet winches. Wintered ashore annually with fresh antifoul and engine service. Hull has been professionally polished with new decals applied April 2017. Accommodation : Below decks is spacious, bright and very comfortable. You can imagine spending many a happy hour below decks when in port or on passage between watches. The woodwork is light stained "alpi" mahogany and is in good overall condition. All the upholstery in the saloon was all replaced in 2011 and is in excellent condition. The saloon is entered from the companionway and descending 4 steps you enter the main cabin. Headroom is superb and even the giants amongst us will feel comfortable when spending extended periods below. There are two double berthed cabins to the rear, each fitted with privacy doors and excellent storage. To port is the galley and features a Plastimo Pacific gas fuelled oven with 2-burner hob. There is a large top loading fridge, recently re-pressurised, with separate ice compartment. Double stainless steel sinks with pressurised, hot and cold water mixer tap and sink covers. Plentiful storage for provisions, cutlery and crockery in the hull mounted cupboards. Further storage beneath the counter tops for cleaning products and refuse. There is a large heads compartment to starboard with Jabsco marine toilet. There is a moulded sink unit with retractable shower head and mixer tap. Shower sump with pump out in floor. Large wet locker and opening port for ventilation. Returning to the saloon there is a large chart area at the after end of the starboard saloon settee. This features a chart table with storage, chart reading light and 12/220V switch panel with isolators. New Raymarine touch screen hybrid plotter, VHF, Radio/CD player and Wallas heating controls are situated here. There are settee/berths either side of the drop leaved saloon table. The table is fitted with fiddles which can be positioned at the outer ends of the leaves when extended. Lots of storage in the hull mounted lockers behind the port and starboard saloon berths. In the fore peak is another double berth with infill cushion and storage units. This has double doors which really opens up the space. Its main purpose is ease of launching a spinnaker through the forward hatch. All cabins and saloon are fitted with 12V lighting, some of which has been changed to LED. The boat is kept warm and dry thanks to the Wallas diesel fired cabin heating. Inventory : Navigation Aids: Binnacle mounted Plastimo compass Raymarine E7 touch screen GPS/chart plotter - 2015 Raymarine I50 Tridata speed/depth/log - 2015 Raytheon Wind Speed/Direction Icom M421 DSC VHF Deck Equipment: Electric Windlass Anchor with 40 metres chain Mooring cleats Boarding ladder Safety Equipment: Liferaft (unserviced but available) Flares Fire extinguisher Fire blanket Lifebuoy Danbuoy Gas detector Horn Clock & Barometer set Navigation lights General Chandlery: Sprayhood - 2011 Sail cover Boathook Fenders and warps Radio/CD player with internal and external speakers Engine spares Spare propeller Crockery, cutlery and utensils Mechanical and Rigging : Construction: GRP constructed yacht with shoal draft cast iron keel, blue topsides and white deck and coachroof. Hull topsides polished professionally and new decals applied in Spring 2016 prior to launch. Under water areas have been treated with "Gelshield" prior to existing ownership. Vessel wintered ashore during present ownership and antifouled prior to launch each Spring. All skin fittings were renewed in Winter 2015 (not engine). Large cockpit teak locker tops with locker storage port and starboard. Binnacle mounted, Whitlock wheel steering with counter hung spade rudder. All areas on the deck are finished in moulded non slip for grip. Large anchor locker in bow with drain, electric windlass and ground tackle. Stainless steel bow and stern rails joined by stanchions and double set guard wires. Large opening hatch on foredeck and 5 opening ports each side of coachroof let in lots of natural light and ventilation. Engine & Electrics: Vessel powered by an inboard Volvo Penta MD2030 diesel engine. This 29hp, 3-cylinder unit is well maintained with full service annually. Engine start panel in cockpit with pre heat, audible and visual alarms for high temperature, oil pressure and charging. Reduction gearbox driving stainless steel shaft and 3 bladed feathering KIWI propeller. Engine housed in a sound proofed compartment beneath the companionway steps. Easy access all round for daily checks and servicing. Bank of 2, 110amp, 12V batteries (2015) providing engine start and domestic power. These are recharged via the engine alternator or the battery charger when attached to shore power. Sails & Rigging: Deck stepped aluminium mast and boom by ZSPARS, Stainless steel rod rigging and braid on braid running rigging. Block and tackle vang which, like the majority of the lines is controlled from the helm. Mainsheet track across companionway has been upgraded in 2014 and allows greater control. The genoa sheet winches were replaced with Harken ST50's and the Lewmar ST44's are now the halyard winches. The roller furling gear was replaced in 2013 using the Harken MkIV system. Sails include a Storrar, slab reefing main (2012) a Storrar, furling genoa (2013) and an "as new" cruising chute. The original main and genoa are serviceable and available if desired.