The owner bought this boat in 2004
General condition and any additional information
Im the third owner of this Beneteau First 235. It spent its early years on Lake Lanier, GA, and then its 2nd owner, a lawyer, kept it for a few years on Mobile Bay, AL. I bought it January 2004, over the Internet, and had it trailered down to Key West, FL. I have a clear Florida title for the boat and current registrations for the boat and trailer. Im selling her because Ill be working overseas. For more info on the First 235 and this particular one, see the extensive owners website at www.beneteau235.com; youre welcome to register as a guest and search the F235 FORUMS for author Artkey, my screen ID.
1992 Beneteau First 235 (LOA 234; hull #429 of 451 built 1978-92 in S. Carolina) — Fully equipped, Sail-away condition: UK-Halsey laminate main sail, blade jib and Code Zero; standard and oversized asymmetrical spinnakers; new standing rigging and lifelines. NACA-profiled wing keel and rudder. 2017: NewGlass 2 hull treatment and CopperCoat 10-year epoxy bottom paint. 2016: Tohatsu Sail Pro 6hp, 25 extra long shaft, flush kit. Shoreline galvanized trailer: new wheels, tires, disc brake system, trailer lock, LED lighting and bunk carpets; auxiliary cut-down Hobie mast for raising and lowering mainmast.
Boat, motor, trailer and all equipment $15,200 OBO (10% off till March 21).
Extra gear included
OEM vinyl replacement headliner on closed cell foam, marine wire re-wiring. Solar panel + Guest 10 amp 120 volt solid state onboard battery charger + alternator on outboard; Raymarine DCF-VHF w/stainless steel antenna and NMEA connection to Raymarine GPS w/Navionics US All-In-One charts (+ identical back-up GPS), Brand X Marine AM/FM Stereo CD/iPod/iPhone w/remote and 4 marine speakers; LED white and red and white overhead lighting, Group 27 Marine Gel Battery with battery meter (custom battery box wired for two batteries), Origo alcohol stove, stainless steel sink, SaniPottie, Whale Gusher bilge pump.
Fortress aluminum Danforth-style anchor (very light, and a SAIL Magazine top-rated anchor), stainless steel chain, rode; ss ratchet strap gas tank tiedown. Two first aid kits and marine medical guide, flare gun and flares, 6 lifejackets, handheld spotlight, binoculars, Loos rig tension gauge, 2 fire extinguishers, 2 canvas buckets, 3 winch handles (2 floating), telescoping boathook, telescoping deck brush; 12 volt interior fan, windsock ventilator for front hatch, companionway screen insert; Manta foldable, dismountable Sunbrella sunshade. Sunbrella winch and tiller covers, motor cover; large and small bumpers, dock lines, extra fuses, stainless steel tools and a bin of ss fittings and fasteners. Waterproof handheld DHC-VHF w/GPS, electronic flare, premium throwable cushion. Two 3-ring binders of manuals and receipts. (She suffered only a bent stanchion In Hurricane Irma, since then OEM replaced.)
Improvements to the hull, deck, rigging, engine, or interior
Schaefer CF500 roller furler (jib), Selden GX7.5 continuous line curler (Code Zero), ATN spinnaker snuffer; Lewmar self-tailing primary winches, dual Lewmar secondary winches, dual Spinlock XAS triple rope clutches, Harken Carbo blocks. US Spars solid boom vang, upgraded mast base, gooseneck, upper mast exit box. Custom 4-post bow pulpit, aluminum bowsprit and raisable rudder. Tillermate, LED stern and anchor lights. Richie compass w/cover, Mariner depth sounder and knot meter w/covers. All ports re-bedded on silicon rubber w/stainless steel fasteners. Rebuilt Lewmar bow hatch by Hatchmasters, cockpit Lewmar opening port added for aft cabin. Masthead mounted Windex.