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Beneteau First Class 10 for sale in Alameda CA United States of America



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Alameda CA United States of America




34.51 ft.






Make & Model

Beneteau First Class 10

Boat type



34.51 ft.

Fuel Type



Alameda CA United States of America



9.68 ft.


  • This racer/cruiser is ready to go racing and cruising.
  • She has a full compliment of recent racing sails and is equipped for cruising as well.
  • She has upgraded electronics
  • The owner has moved up and would like this boat sold.
  • If you are looking for a very quick, affordable sailboat then this could be the boat for you.
  • This racer/cruiser is ready to go racing and cruising.
  • She has a full compliment of recent racing sails and is equipped for cruising as well.
  • She has upgraded electronics
  • The owner has moved up and would like this boat sold.
  • If you are looking for a very quick, affordable sailboat then this could be the boat for you.
SpecificationsQuick Specs
  • Model Year: 1984

  • Make & Model: Beneteau First Class 10

  • Class: Racer/Cruiser

  • Length: 34.3ft (10m)

  • Engine: Inboard Yanmar 2GM (14HP) Diesel

  • Designer: Finot Jean-Marie ; Fauroux Jacques

  • Name: Drop Beer

  • Location: Redwood City Marina, CA

Detailed description First Class 10 design - Speedy and Safe

Whether you love offshore, beer-can racing, or fast cruising, the Beneteau First Class 10 has outstanding performance. Designed by Jean-Marie Finot and Jacques Fouroux and made to go fast she was a favorite of Fastnet racers in the late 80's. With 34.33ft length and 9.67ft beam she displaces under 6900 pounds with a generous standard sail plan: 518 sqft upwind and a variety of spinnakers.

Despite her light displacement and powerful rig, the First Class 10 is very safe. Structurally strong, the underwater lines give her great stability and is easy on the helm. When a gust hits she just leans over more ... and that’s fun, and it increases the waterline line length for increased maximum hull speed. Downwind she's up on a plane before you know it.

Comfortable and Functional

The long lines of the First Class 10 offer plenty of space outside and a comfortable interior. The cockpit has 7ft long benches with easy backrests providing a generous amount of space for up to eight, and an open transom with wide swim platform makes it easy to walk into the boat from the dock or climb out of the water. When racing it's easy to climb onto the wide side deck and steer from there with the tiller extension.

The electronics have all been updated with comprehensive wind/speed/depth sensors, dual i70 displays in the cockpit and a computer calculating true wind and able to display this on a local boat-WiFi network. The shore-WiFi connection allows continuous remote monitoring of critical information. The computer runs OpenCPN on a Raspberry Pi with many other functions, including automated data monitoring and triggering alarms as called for. A wireless Multi Function Display provides access to all electronic data and is fully programmable.

She has tiller steering and a robust Pelagic auto-pilot with a wireless remote control (the same one the single-handed Transpac sailors rely on).

Below-deck the nav station has a forward-facing chart table with chart stowage and reading lamp. To port, the galley has a sink and two-burner alcohol stove. Six can sleep on board as the accommodation includes one double birth forward, two singles in the saloon and another double in the aft cabin with a porthole opening into the cockpit.

Racing rig

She is in excellent condition with a full inventory of sails under 4 years old and rigged for both symmetrical spinnaker with a carbon pole and asymmetrical with a retractable Selden sprit. With practice she can be sailed to her NO CAL PHRF of 90. Rudder size was increased to accomodate local weather conditions, and The First Class 10 can maintain full sails even in a freshening breeze. The Keel-stepped mast is firmly controlled by running back-stays, check-stays and double spreaders. Deck equipment includes of two self-tailing Anderson headsail/main winches, two self-tailing runner winches, two halyard winches (all winches are two-speed). A central back-stay with 32:1 purchase makes it easy to bend the flexible mast for fine control of the mainsail shape. The outhaul is led to the cabin top for easy adjustment underway. A two-speed main-sheet and 4:1 traveler allow for precise adjustments and swift tacking. Forward, the crew may change jibs without losing a second thanks to the twin groove foil on the forestay.

Specifications and equipment Galley & Accommodations
  • Deep stainless steel sink with foot pump. Alcohol stove on gimbal.

  • One double V-berth with marine head, port and starboard singles in the saloon and double cabin aft to starboard. Sail and equipment locker to port.

  • Cabin wall covering

  • Cockpit cushions: blue foam

  • Cabine cushions: blue, re-covered in 2018

  • Shore Power Inlet with galvanic isolation and 115V outlet in the cabin

  • Multicolor LED cabin lights with remote control

  • Updated electrical wiring throughout

  • Updated electrical panel with multiple 5V USB outlets

  • LED Navigation Lights

  • Raymarine Tri-data Depthsounder, Log-Speedometer & temperature

  • Raymarine wired Wind Speed and Direction

  • Raymarine i70 multifunctional displays, both port and starboard

  • Tablet: Navionics, programmable Wilhelmsk multi-function display with access to all electronics data

  • Plotter: OpenCPN with wireless access to all electronics data

  • Pelagic Autopilot, linked to board computer, wireless remote steering

  • Compasses mounted on cockpit bulkhead port and starboard sides

  • Handheld VHF with GPS, DSC, emergency distress calling

  • Mounted long-range VHF with GPS, DSC, emergency distress calling, AIS receiver

  • Board computer: OpenPlotter with on-board and shore accessible WiFi, full data access, fully programmable with multiple useful sensors (pitch, roll, battery bank voltage and current, propeller shaft rotation, engine temperature, electronic compass)

  • MOB: 2x electronic Man Overboard Detection and alarm

Inside Equipment
  • Automatic/manual bilge pump

  • Marine Head: Jabsco manual, new in 2020

  • ProMariner ProSafeFS battery charger

  • Batteries: AGM, dual bank, group 34 deep cycle, new in 2020

Outside Equipment
  • Removable Cockpit Table

  • Switlick MOM 8A - the auto-inflating best mammal overboard rescue system

  • Tiller Steering with Pelagic autopilot

  • New enlarged rudder (1995), with YRA PHRF approval

  • Spinnaker Poles one aluminum, one carbon

  • Whisker Pole

  • Selden retacteable sprit

  • Running Backstays

  • Checkstays


Complete racing inventory, all in excellent condition… nothing to buy

  • Asymmetric Spinnaker: oversized light weather 0.75oz giving 9kts boat speed on a reach with 9kts wind … FUN, and one small training or high wind asylum in sock

  • Symmetric Spinnakers: 0.75oz, 1oz and 1.5oz all in good condition

  • 145% tri-radial genoa (2020, Dimension Polyant PXB15 by Leading Edge Sails)

  • 100% clew-radial jib (2019, Dimension Polyant PX20 by Sobstad)

  • High cut reacher for strong wind conditions

  • Tri-radial mainsail with "football foot" (2019, Warpdrive dacron by Leading Edge Sails)

  • Yanmar 2GM Diesel, 1983

  • 14 HP @ full 3600 RPM pushing 6.5kn. 5.3kn at comfortable RPM

  • Bronze 2 blade folding GORI propeller

Dimensions & weight
  • Length Overall: 34.33ft (10m)

  • Bridge Clearance: 50ft

  • Max Draft: 6.8ft

  • Beam: 9.67ft

  • Length at Waterline: 30ft

  • Dry weight: 6,900Lb

Keel & rudder
  • Keel Type: Lead, fin

  • Ballast: 2,200Lb

  • Displacement: 6,800Lb

  • Max Draft: 6.8ft

  • Rudder: enlarged spade

  • Steel diesel fuel tank: 5 gallons

  • Holding tank: 5 gallons

Contact info
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DisclaimerThe 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.


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Hull Material



The Beneteau First Class 10 is 35 feet long and has a 9.7 feet beam. This 1983 diesel Beneteau First Class 10 powered by Yanmar 2GM. The Beneteau First Class 10 is made of fiberglass.



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