Approx 1994-6. GRP construction with white topsides and superstructure, aft cockpit with tiller steering, lifting keel, 4 berth internal layout .
Beneteau. Sail No GBR 3492L. Hull No 0958.
LOA 8.5m 27'9"
On Deck 7.85m 25'8"
LWL 7.1m 23'4"
Beam 2.49m 8'2"
Draft 0.7m keel up / 1.75m keel lowered
Displacement 1400 kgs approx
Beneteau First Class 8 racing sail boat complete with yard trailer, sail and outboard motor.
4hp Yamaha outboard motor (approx 20606), serviced this winter. 10 litre remote fuel tank.
Nasa Clipper Duet log and sounder, Raymarine TackTick compass.
Horseshoe lifebuoy, manual bilge pump.
2 x Lewmar 16 sheet winches, 2 x Lewmar 8 halyard winches, mooring warps and fenders.
Alloy mast and boom, stainless steel standing rigging. In 2019 - new set of cap shrouds, turnbuckles and forestay. She was also dressed in complete fresh set of dyneema running rigging and a new carbon spinnaker pole.
Sails are described as follows:
North Main in "good" quality (6 years old)
North Main in "ok" quality (unknown age)
North No. 3 Genoa (5 years old)
North No . 3 Genoa (unknown age)
Goacher Spinnaker in "very good" quality (3 year old)
Mainsail cover in blue.
4 wheel yard trailer - not for road.
Windows renewed in 2017. Purchased by her present owner in June 2020 as a lockdown hobby so sail on the river Blackwater. Previous owners have raced her, particularly on the Isle of Man. Basic boat survey carried out in October 2018.
Full re-paint in 2018, interior and hull and a new coat of coppercoat on the underside.