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1985 Beneteau First 305

Shotley, United Kingdom


Was £19,500 now only £15,750

The Beneteau First 305 is a well respected Jean Berret design.  An easily handled family cruising yacht with great performance, they make ideal starter boats and have a modern layout below with two double cabins and an aft heads. Come and have a look!

Viewing by appointment through our Suffolk Office 01473 659 681.

Basic Boat Info

Price: £15,750
Boat Name: Hallucination
Make: Beneteau
Model: First 305
Year: 1985
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Beneteau
Designer: Jean Berret
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 30 ft
Length Overall: 32'1 ft
Waterline Length: 26'10 ft
Beam: 10'7 ft
Max Draft: 4'4 ft
Displacement: 3,600 kg
Ballast: 1,350 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: MD2002
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 18hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 1985
Cruising Speed: 5 kn
Maximum Speed: 6 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 27 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 100 L

Pleasantly finished with teak joinery, the interior layout offers up to six berths with two double sleeping cabins separate from the main accommodation.  In the forecabin, V berth with infill and stowage under.  Opening hatch to foredeck.  Hanging locker.  In saloon, two settee berths.  Fixed table with drop leaves.  Opening hatch to deck.  Chart table to starboard with galley opposite.  Two burner gimballed gas cooker with oven.  Twin stainless steel sinks with manually pumped water supply.  100 litre freshwater capacity.  Cool box.  Separate heads compartment to starboard with marine toilet, washbasin and wet hanging locker.  Aft cabin to port with double berth and hanging locker.  Three opening portlights.



Mechanical Systems

Located behind the companionway, Volvo MD2002 twin cylinder 18hp diesel engine.  Electric start.  Seawater cooled.  Shaft drive to two bladed folding propeller.  Single lever control.  27 litre fuel capacity in stainless steel tank giving approximately 90 mile range at 5 knot cruising speed.  Maximum speed under power 6 knots.




Sails & Spars

Masthead rigged sloop.  Anodised aluminium mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging.  Terylene running rigging.  Harken headsail furling system (2011).  Slab reefing mainsail.  Lines led aft to cockpit.  Towable genoa cars.  Spinnaker pole.  Two Lewmar 40 sheet winches.  Fiour Lewmar control line winches.  Halyard and reefing winches at mast.  

  • Mainsail  -  Dolphin  -  1996  -  good
  • Furling genoa  -  Dolphin  -  1996  -  good
  • No 3 jib  -  good
  • No 2 genoa (hank-on)  -  good
  • Jib (hank-on)  -  good
  • Spinnaker  -  good



Deck Equipment
  • 12Kg plough anchor new 2010 with chain and warp
  • Self draining anchor stowage locker
  • Twin bow rollers
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires
  • Mainsail cover (new)
  • Teak coachroof grabrail
  • Sprayhood (new)
  • Cockpit spray dodgers
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Various fenders and warps


Navigation Equipment
  • Raymarine depth 
  • Raymarine boatspeed and log
  • Raymarine DSC VHF radio (new)
  • Stowe windspeed/direction and closehauled
  • Plastimo contest compass
  • Autopilot (new)
  • Furuno GP-31 GPS 
  • RadioCD/MP3 player, 2010
  • Clock and barometer
  • Deck level and masthead navigation lights
Safety Equipment
  • Two fire extinguishers
  • Gas alarm
  • Fire blanket
  • Mast mounted radar reflector
  • Harness eyes in cockpit
  • Manual and electric bilge pumps
  • Tiller extension
  • Deck light

Built by Beneteau in 1985 to a design by Jean Berret and first launched in 1986. White GRP hull with style stripes. Alloy toe rail.  White GRP superstructure with moulded non-slip to deck.  Shallow draft cast iron fin keel.  Spade hung rudder.  Tiller steering.  Aft self draining cockpit with liferaft/dinghy stowage.  Sugar scoop transom.  



The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

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