Beneteau First 42s7

Sailing cruiser from the year 1996 - 12,95m length - in Ayrshire (United Kingdom)

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76.807 €
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This Bruce Farr and Phillipe Starck designed Beneteau First 42s7 is well fitted out with a substantial amount of equipment renewed on this boat during 2012 prior to a circumnavigation. New sails, Ocean going standing rigging are among the renewals. a new sprayhood and frame were fitted in 2018. Plenty of accommodation in this Beneteau First 42s7 with large and light saloon, owners double berth cabin forward with en-suite heads and two aft double berth cabins. Good access to the Volvo Penta MD22L 50hp diesel engine. 

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Features of Beneteau First 42s7:

Basic data

  • Type: Sailing cruiser

  • Year : 1996

  • Length: 12.95 m

  • Location: Ayrshire (United Kingdom)

  • Name: Quest III

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Beneteau

  • Material: Fibreglass


  • Beam: 4.11 m

  • Draft: -

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 8500 Kg


  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: 3

  • Berths: 3

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: 650 L


  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 50 HP

  • Fuel capacity: 150 L

  • Motor type : Inboard

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Volvo Penta MD22L

  • Engine usage (hours): -

More information on the boat

  • Monohull

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This Sailing cruiser's equipment


Depthsounder, Gps, Autopilot, Wind speed and direction, Log speedometer, Vhf, Cd player, Plotter, Radio, Compass

Electricity/ Motor Beneteau First 42s7

Volvo Penta MD22L 50hp diesel engineServiced 2018Two Naps NP12RSS solar panels 12WEberspacher D4 warm air compartment heating unitNew heating unit exhaust tailored ***.***.***A sand potential socketVictron Phoenix 50A charger chargerVictron Phoenix 30A charger charger Victron energy charger monitorTwo 120Ah gel batteries 2013Two 90Ah batteries ***.***.***Ah engine chargerCalorifier 40ltYamaha 2hp two stroke outboard

Generator, Shore power inlet

Deck equipment

Outboard engine brackets, Cockpit shower, Teak cockpit, Spray hood, Solar panel, Lazy bag, Swimming ladder, Mainsail cover, Steering wheel, Lazyjacks, Spinnaker pole, Radar reflector

Comfort / Interior

Electric bilge pump, Heating, Marine head, Oven, Hot water, Manual bilge pump, Battery charger, Refrigerator


Performance cruising main sail by Saturn Sails 2012Performance furling genoa by Saturn Sails 2012Performance staysail by Saturn Sails 2012Code 0 Gennaker, cross trim panelStorm trisail by Saturn Sails 2012Storm jib by Saturn Sails 2012Spinnaker 1996Main sail, fresh and in good quality 1996Sail repair kitOcean going stainless steel standing rigging 2012 Boom with three reefing lines 2012Furlex 208S furling unit 2012Harken Mk II furling unit 1996Running backstays (currently removed)Adjustable backstayLazy jacks and stack pack bagSpinnaker halyards replaced 2018Spinnaker boom uphaul replaced 2018Main sheet traveller lines and genoa furling line replaced 2018Genoa sheets replaced 2018Topping lift replaced 2018All lines led aft
Two Lewmar 54 self-tailing  winchesTwo Lewmar 44 self-tailing  winchesTwo Lewmar 44 self-tailing halyard winches on coachroofSelden Spinnaker pole 2013Gennaker bowspirit for Code 0 2012Emergency forestay with Wichard tensioner 2012Mast steps 2012

Spinnaker, Storm jib, Trisail, Furling genoa, Battened mainsail


Forward compartment with en-suite quantity compartment, double dock offset to starboard and bench chair to seaport. Forward door leads to the en-suite quantity. This double dock compartment has plenty of stowage safes, a hanging safe, overhead opening hatch with blind and seaport and starboard seaportlights. Door leading from compartment through to bar with linear galley to seaport and C shaped settee to starboard with dining desk and small bench settee. This desk can be lowered to provide a double dock. Aft of the chairing is the forward facing blueprint desk and to seaport, aft of the galley, the aft quantity. Central companionway to access the engine. Port and starboard doors to the aft compartments. Both compartments have a double dock, stowage, opening seaportlights to the cockpit and deck. Removable panels in the starboard aft compartment to access the engine and shaft. Lockers and drawers secured with catches, slip bolts or cord.
GalleyENO three burner stove with oven and grillTwin stainless steel sinksFridgeHot and chilly water unitStorageHeadsBoth forward and aft quantity tailored with Jabsco sea toilet, sea valves both refreshed 2018 SinkShowerStorageOpening hatch


Engine instrumentsGarmin GPS Map 551s GPS in cockpit 2010Garmin GHC 10 autopilot with remote control in cockpit 2010Garmin GMI 10 multi page in cockpit 2010Garmin AIS ***.***.***Garmin GPS Map 4012 GPS at blueprint desk 2010Navtex Nav6 at blueprint desk 2012Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS DSC VHF radio 2018Thrane and Thrane Sailor 150 Fleet Broadband voice and data assistance 2012Predicpaird Satellite Communicator weather updates, position tracker and emailPioneer CD/DVD/radio12V socket


Sprayhood with stainless steel frame and grab rail New 2017 by Saturn SailsWheel navigation with leather cutRemovable cockpit desk 2018Teak chairingTeak cockpit sole gratingPort and starboard safesTwo safes under helm chair Warps bin at companionwayDodgers 2018All lines led stern to cockpit

Deck gear

Stainless steel pulpit and pushpitsStainless steel stanchions with pair guard wiresPort and starboard gatesTransom gate to floorStainless steel frame at stern for aerials, solar panels etc 1000w electric mainstay windlassAnchor with chain and warpSingle front rollerSwim ladderDeck showerOutboard bracketLiferaft stainless steel cradleMast stepsVarious warps and fenders

Safety equipment

Emergency tillerHeavy seas shut valves tailored to engine exhaust, gasoline and water basins, gasoline basin air inletFire blanketDanbuoyHorseshoe lifebuoyThrowlineEchomax tracking reflector 2012Propellor rope cutter 2013Manual and 4.5 GPM electric bilge pumpsSea Safe 6 man liferaft in canister, assistance due May 2021Liferaft currently on long term hire from Norwest Marine

Further information

Two infladesk dinghiesKeel bolts were checked and re-torqued 2018


On September 1, 2012, the previous proprietor of this vessel, Gerry Hughes, left Troon, Scotland on Quest III, to start his eight month solo circumnavigation. He sailed 32,000 miles and became the first deaf yachtsman to pass all five southernmost capes - Cape Agulhas, Cape Leeuwin, South East Cape, South West Cape and Cape Horn.He is also the first profoundly deaf man to have sailed single handed across the Atlantic, in 2005, in his previous vessel, Quest II.Quest III has had a large number of refreshals and replacements prior to the circumnavigation. Ocean going standing rigging, fresh sails, fresh electronics, etc. Quest III is ideal if you wish to spend considerable periods of time cruising long distances. She is well provisioned, and looked after Gerry!

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Beneteau First 42s7, is the result of intense research in terms of condition, performance and luxury. From the structural inner moulding laminated on the body, to the body - deck

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Basic Technical Data

  • Shipyard: Beneteau

  • Model: Beneteau First 42s7

  • Year of manufacture: 1995

  • Type of boat: Cruiser/racer

  • Construction material: Fibreglass

  • Displacement: 8500 Kg

  • Length: 12,95 m

  • Beam: 4,12 m

  • Draft: 1,75 m

Market price analysis

Prices of Beneteau First 42s7 boats from 1996 advertised in in the last two years.

  • 63.000 €Lowest price
  • 75.605 €Average price
  • 85.000 €Highest price

The price of the advert is €76.807, 1% more expensive than the average cost.

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Beneteau First 42s7

You can buy this Beneteau First 42s7 of 1996 located in Ayrshire (United Kingdom) for 76.807€. It is a sailing cruiser with 12,95m of length and 4.11m of beam.

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Euroyachts Ltd (Troon) - Ayrshire (United Kingdom)