Beneteau First 456 - 1985 - £57,500
The Beneteau First Series from the mid 1980’s designed by German Frers were arguably some of the finest yachts built by Beneteau from this era. They were intended to compete directly with Nautor Swan's line of German Frers designed models. As such, they are fast, stiff and share many quality construction details and styling features with the Swans, not found in other Beneteau Series.
With her Frers designed hull, and a powerful triple-spreader rig, she makes a fantastic fast cruising yacht!
This example has been in the current ownership for nearly 10 years, and in that time they have cruised extensively between Norway and the western Mediterranean.
Upgrades over recent years have included a new retractable bow thruster, an electric halyard winch, a new anchor windlass, a Garmin chart plotter/radar unit, and much more.
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Mechanical and electrical systems
Perkins 4-108 four cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engine
Fresh water cooled
Engine major Top-End overhaul in 2016 including new injectors.
Shaft drive to 3 blade folding prop
New shaft cutlass bearing fitted January 2019
Side-Power bow thruster (hydraulic retractable unit) (Fitted new in 2014 and serviced Jan 2018) - control at helm
3 X Domestic batteries & 1 X Engine Start battery (All new in 2016), all batteries charged by engine driven alternator or shore battery charger.
New Alternator March 2019
Nasa BM-1 Battery condition Monitor
Mastervolt 40Ahr battery charger with consumer unit
Shore power connection with shore cable
RCD and additional shore power sockets.
Under bunk fan heater fitted in saloon (2500w)
Fuel - 1 X 200 Ltr (approximately) tank
Water - 2 X 200 Ltr (approximately) tanks
Sleeps up to 8 in two separate cabins plus saloon
Currently, the port aft cabin and heads are converted into additional storage adjoining the Galley Area. If additional berths are needed, this storage area could be easily converted back to a sleeping cabin and heads if required.
Forward Cabin:Double berth offset to port. Dressing table and seat to starboard En-suite heads compartment forward with sea toilet (New March 2019) hand basin and shower.
Saloon:U Shaped seating area to port with centre-line table with drop leafs, settee berth opposite to starboard. Port side seating has been extended towards the centre-line to create a more comfortable wider seating base with a modified table leaf.
Outboard, there are two generous pilot berths which are currently used as storage/book shelves and a convenient TV mounting, easily converted back if required.
Galley Area: Located aft to port, equipped with: ENO 3 burner gas cooker with oven, Panasonic Fan oven/grill/microwave (New in 2012)
Cooker hood and filter system (New in 2015) 2 x top opening cool boxes with 12V / 240V fridge unit, cool box lids covered with durable stainless steel panels. 2 x stainless steel sinks with pumped fresh water.
Adjoining storage area with chest freezer and 3 X 1m deep drawer storage unit.
Chart Table: Located aft to starboard with a large chart space, upholstered seat and adjacent main electrical panel.
Aft Cabin:Double berth cabin to Starboard with en-suite heads compartment with sea-toilet (New 2016) handbasin and shower
30" Samsung Flatscreen TV in saloon.
Panasonic Hone Cinema surround sound system in saloon
17" Flatscreen TV in Forecabin
KVH TracVision M2 Satellite TV Receiver unit
WiFi Unit fitted with 2km range, external antenna with internal router, used for TV, e-mail, Skype etc.
Sony DVD player / recorder
Mobile air-con unit & Delonghi dehumidifier
Raymarine ST6001+ Autopilot control
Raymarine ST60 Wind speed & Direction
Raymarine ST60 Depth
Raymarine ST60 Speed
Raymarine ST60 Multi Display Log/Depth/Wind/Nav
Echopilot Supermaxi Depth display
Garmin 4012 12" Colour chart plotter/Radar display (New in 2011) (Plus 12" Repeater at Chart table)
At Chart Table:
12" Chart Plotter repeater display
Raymarine ST6001+ Autopilot control + Raymarine S100 Wireless remote control
Raymarine ST60 Multi Display Log/Depth/Wind/Nav
Garmin 120 GPS connected to Yeoman plotter
Yeoman Plotter with under table digitiser (2014)
AIS Receiver connected to chart plotter
Icom IC-M59 DSC/VHF Radio
20kg Delta anchor with approximately 60m x 10mm calibrated chain
Maxwell HRC10 Electric anchor windlass (New 2016)
Kedge Anchor with warp
Large forward sail locker accessed via a large deck hatch
Warps and fenders (8 recent fenders)
Full length cockpit enclosure with removable side curtains (fully serviced with new zips and unused in ashore storage since service)
Four full-length cockpit cushions
Large cockpit table
Suzumar inflatable dinghy
Honda 2.3HP 4-stroke outboard
Seago 4-man valise liferaft
2 x fire extinguishers
2 x Horseshoe lifebuoys with lights
XM HSB Inflatable Lifebuoy
|Engine Make/Model:||Perkins 4-108 four cylinder|