A rare opportunity to buy a UK based Beneteau First 34.7 high performance cruiser racer. Designed by Bruce Farr as a one design competition boat the First 34.7 provides exhilarating sailing while still having accommodation for 5 in a spacious interior. Swordfish comes with a sizeable sail inventory and is well equipped with instrumentation situated on either side of the binnacle and on the mast. An SBS yard trolley (2016) is available by separate negotiation.
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Beneteau First 34.7 by Farr Yacht Designs and built with an infusion moulded GRP hull and composite deck and superstructure. Torpedo shaped bulb keel in lead and iron. Balanced spade rudder with 1600m steering wheel. Large cockpit area with teak toe rail.
Yanmar 21hp 3YM20 inboard diesel engine with saildrive and 2-blade folding propeller. 3 x 12V batteries provide engine start and domestic power - charged by the engine and a shore power battery charger. 75-litre fuel tank, 100-litre water tank, sea toilet with holding tank.
Bermudan sloop with Hall Spars keel-stepped black carbon mast, aluminium boom and retractable carbon bow sprit. Rod standing rigging, Spectra running rigging led aft to cockpit. Mainsheet traveller and Fine Tune Kit. Harken headsail furler fitted to new Dyform forestay (the split drum can be removed for racing). Additional jib sheet tracks and genoa sheet in-haulers fitted. Rigged for spinnaker with all halyards and a retractable carbon bowsprit. Spinnaker launch bag mounts beneath deck hatch in the heads compartment.
The sail inventory includes:
Carbon mainsail by Goacher Sails - 2016 said to be in "excellent condition"
Carbon / Taffeta Genoa 133% by Goacher Sails - 2016 said to be in "excellent condition"
Spare mainsail by North Sails said to be in "poor condition"
No 1, No 2, No 2, No 3, No 4 Genoas by North, Hyde and Halsey - said to be in "excellent to poor condition"
A1.5 Asymmetric spinnaker by North Sails - said to be in "good condition"
A3 Asymmetric spinnaker by North Sails - said to be in "good condition"
Accommodation for 5 with one enclosed aft double cabin to starboard, one large single aft berth to port and 2 saloon settee single berths. The aft cabin mattresses are currently stored ashore. Large saloon with central dining table with 2 folding leaves, navigation station to starboard. Galley to port with a stainless steel sink, pressurised hot and cold water, top loading fridge box, and laminated work surfaces. Gimballed 2-burner gas hob with oven and grill. Forward heads compartment with marine toilet, holding tank, shower and washbasin.
Equipped to race or for coastal sailing the inventory includes:
SBS Yard trolley (2016) available by separate negotiation