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Beneteau First 38

Sailing cruiser from the year 1983 - 11,75m length - in Dumfriesshire (United Kingdom)

Sailing cruiser used

33.577 €
(VAT included )
 First 38

Advertiser's comments

The First 38 is a powerful ocean sailing yacht with superb finishing quality rare indeed in mass production. Whit perfectly functional accommodation designed for cruising in comfort for a crew of eight. An elegant cruiser racer from the pen of Jean Berret, with stunning interior and design features by Philippe Starck. This  2 cabin version with 1 heads and forward workshop the most popular, with the larger aft cabins berth and roomy aft head. 

Ref:: 8518331

Features of Beneteau First 38:

Basic data

  • Type: Sailing cruiser

  • Year : 1983

  • Length: 11.75 m

  • Location: Dumfriesshire (United Kingdom)

  • Name: -

  • Flag: Francia

  • Shipyard: Beneteau

  • Material: Fibreglass


  • Beam: 3.95 m

  • Draft: -

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 8000 Kg


  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: 2

  • Berths: 4

  • Heads: 1

  • Water capacity: 400 L


  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 43 HP

  • Fuel capacity: 150 L

  • Motor type : Inboard

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Perkins 4018

  • Engine usage (hours): -

More information on the boat

  • Monohull

This Sailing cruiser's equipment


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

Deck equipment

Lazy bag, Mainsail cover, Solar panel, Steering wheel, Wind generator, Gangway, Tender, Lazyjacks, Spray hood, Liferaft

Comfort / Interior

Marine head, Electric bilge pump, Manual bilge pump, Heating, Oven


Mast and Boom    
Mastfront pair Spreader alloy mast and boom 
Standing rigging replaced replaced 2019
Running rigging is replaced as necessary
Topping lift Halyard
Main halyard , in stowed position at boom leach
Anchor beam, try colour beam, steaming Light Fwd deck beam
Visual gust indicator
Tactic wifi gust sensor
2  single velocity for main halyard and main sheet
4 Double velocity for front sheets and spinnaker
3 Main Halyard and main reefing lines on Starboard side
3 For Boom Vange Topping Lift and Main sheet
1 Main with 2 slab reefs set from cockpit. Fully battoned.            
1 Roller reefing Genoa with luff Fillers
1 Hank on Genoa
1 Spinnaker
Lazy jacks with sail storage    

Spinnaker, Battened mainsail, Genoa


GRP Hull and deck with interior grid structure. 
Fin keel with blueprint balanced spade rudder. 


Fwd Cabin                          
Storage for sails, and fully cushioned top. Varoius cupboards for stowage
Starboard full range cupboard has sensors for autopilot and signal conditioner for water velocity and profundity sensor which are mounted underplatform in fwd compartment.
Various soul boards replaced.
Vice and workbench, also stowage for various machinery .
Main Cabin         
Television, can be operated from mains or 12 volts with antennae            
Dickens Diesel  heater and flue to upper deck.
Fully cushioned accommodation and folding leaf blueprint. Through deck Mast
Fully gimballed gasoline cooker with oven and 2 rings
Twin sink units with hot and chilly taps and filtered water outlet with foot pump
Refrigerator compartment and apart compressor and 12 volt electrical motor.
Various cupboard spaces with closing doors
Nav Station                        
Map blueprint and fold away chair, various maps and charts.
VHF DSC radio linked to garmin nav GPS for position
Main 100 amp circuit breaker for gustlass.
Garmin GPS.
AIS transponder
Main Switch panel
Aux Switch panel for solar panels and Auto bulge pump
Solar panel dual channel battery.
12 Volt cigarette lighter  plug.
VHF am/fm commercial radio
Two Volt ammeters. Left hand voltmeter for starter or No 3 battery via switch on aux switch panel. Ammeter shows total solar Amps.
Right hand voltmeter for main consumer battery and gust turbine amps.
Both controlled by top and bottom switch o naux panel
Port aft Cabin                     
Fully cushioned above 100 gallon fuel basin
Full range cupboard
Sea water flushing toilet. New base and seals 2020
Sink with hot and chilly taps
Shower front with hot and chilly taps
Storage cupboards.


Helm wheel Instrument pod with Tacktic gust and velocity and profundity displays 
Autopilot controller
Mounts for two Tacktic gust profundity indicators
Small voltmeter for potential to helm intruments
Garmin 751 with fish finder, fully integrated with Autopilot and tactic     
Wind instruments 
G2 map of west coast of Scotland, needed  To get full use of Autopilot.
Vhf Radio Remote Controller connected into Stbd  Helm hatch connector
Autopilot Garmin GHP with electric actuator, fully integrated with Tactic gust and Nav  Plotter
Remote controller
Wind vane navigation unit
Chart Table 
VHF DSC radio linked to Garmin GPS for position
Garmin GPS.
AIS transponder
Handheld Compass 
VHF am/fm commercial radio
Mooring and Anchoring 
Anchor One CQR with 50 meters of 10mm chain and 20 meters rope, and shock absorber. A few meters of 3/8 bb chain
Vertical gustlass.
Assorted mooring lines and fenders 
Canvas Work 

Information from the shipyard catalogue. This data could vary from the data about the boat on sale published by the advertiser,

Basic Technical Data

  • Shipyard: Beneteau

  • Model: Beneteau First 38

  • Year of manufacture: 1990

  • Type of boat: Cruiser/racer

  • Construction material: Fibreglass

  • Displacement: 7100 Kg

  • Length: 12,25 m

  • Beam: 3,90 m

  • Draft: -

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  • Year : to 1990
  • Location: United Kingdom

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  • Location: United Kingdom

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