BENETEAU FIRST 42S7  

Price
AU $129,000 Negotiable Need Finance?
Length
42' 6" - 12.95m
Usage
Family, Cruising, Racing
Location
Cairns
Launch Year
1997
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP

Price
AU $129,000 Negotiable    Need Finance?
Description: Beneteau First 42s7
40 to 45 foot yachts capable of cruising the coast, living aboard or venturing offshore in this price bracket are in high demand and short supply. The Beneteau 42s7 was a very popular mid-90s Bruce Farr/Philippe Starck collaboration, with excellent performance and a high degree of cruising comfort. "Yes" is a delight to handle combining performance with comfortable cruising accommodation and should be on your list for consideration.

The cockpit is very comfortable, with good foot bracing for the crew when the boat heels. Lewmar 52 self-tailing primary sheet winches are located well forward on the cockpit coamings whilst he mainsheet and traveller plus all halyards and reefing lines, run through stoppers to Lewmar 44 self-tailers on the aft end of the cabin. Sitting at the helm is comfortable from windward or leeward, either when level or heeled. The cockpit lockers are very large, offering more than
ample storage for sails and other bulky gear. The mast is an aluminum fractional rig by Sparcraft, featuring slightly swept-back double spreaders and is stepped through the deck for extra stiffness and security. The cruising mast is stiff enough to make runners unnecessary. For ease of handling, the mainsail is equipped with lazy jacks and the jib is on a furler. The 42s7 subscribes typically to Beneteau construction ideology of the time with both hull and deck reinforced structurally by interior fiberglass liners. Bulkheads are slotted and glued into grooves moulded into the deck liner.

Going below, the ladder descends at a user-friendly 30-degree angle, and the edges of the steps are curved up to 27 degrees at each edge to keep one's foot from sliding off when heeled. Access to the engine is quite straightforward, accomplished by lifting the stairs or unhinging additional access doors in the aft cabin enclosures. The airy interior d├ęcor is full of curves in typical Starck style and features two double cabins aft serviced by the day head and an owners stateroom forward with ensuite in the bow. The galley benefits from excellent execution with lots of counter space, the icebox is notably large, the gas stove easily gimbals to 40 degrees on either tack and it's recess is fit with a stove protection bar for the cook's safety. The elliptical saloon is easy to get in and out of and provides seating for six comfortably. Aluminum handrails along the interior cabin sides are well placed for support at sea and good ventilation occurs by way of two Dorade boxes, four opening Lewmar hatches and four large opening portlights on each side of the cabin.

The Beneteau 42s7 is a cruising boat with terrific performance potential, in a moderate breeze the Bruce Farr-designed hull slips easily through the water and responds beautifully to the helm. The Polar Diagrams indicate in 10 to 12 knots of wind, driven by a full main and #1 genoa, speeds of 7 to 8 knots at 20- to 25-degrees of heel can be expected without a lot of effort and with the deep keel upwind performance is impressive.

Located in Cairns, we have delivery skippers available to relocate the boat anywhere on the East Coast or NZ.
Give Geoff a call at Euroyachts Australia on +61 (0)438 455 301 for more information or to arrange an inspection.

Region
Queensland
Location
Cairns
Reference
EYA017
Launch Year
1997
HIN
AU-WWA032397D77
Designer
Bruce Farr / Phillipe Starck
Builder
Beneteau
Length
42' 6" - 12.95m
Beam
4.10m
Draft
2.3m
Displacement
8,263kgs
Keel / Ballast
Fin with lead ballast of 2,850kg
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP
Deck Material
GRP
Engine Make
Volvo
Engine
MD22-P
Number Engines
1
Horse Power
55hp
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
Approx 350 since rebuild
Propulsion
Shaft with 3 blade Hydralign feathering prop
Fuel
150 Ltr
Water
2 x 300 Ltr
Accommodation
3 double cabins with two heads, long galley to port and spacious saloon to starboard with forward facing navigator's table behind.
Up to 1.90 mtr headroom
Cabins
2 x double aft
Owners suite forward
Berths
6 - 8
Galley
Longtitudinal galley located on the port side midships with ample storage and bench space. Mixer Hot / Cold tap over large double stainless steel sink.
Refrigeration
Top opening
Stove
3 Burner Gimballed with oven (replaced 2015)
Hotwater System
Yes
Shower
2
Toilet
2 (Approx 140 ltr holding tank)
Entertainment
GME AM/FM/CD
Covers
Spraydodger
Wheel cover
Boombag
Boom Tent
Ground Tackle
Electric Anchor winch
30kg CQR Anchor with 80 mtr chain
Bilge Pumps
Manual and Electric
Flares
8
Electrics
12v
240v Shore power
LED Lights
4 x House Batteries
1 x Engine Battery
Electronics
B & G Instruments
Jumbos on mast
B & G Hydra Autopilot
GME VHF
Sail Inventory
Dacron Cruising Mainsail
No. 1 Laminate Jib
No. 2 Jib (2016)
No. 3 Laminate Jib with battens
Fractional Symmetrical Spinnaker
Mast / Rigging
Fractional Alloy
Deck Gear
Harken Mk4 Furler
Lewmar winches inc 1 x electric
Carbon Spinnaker pole
Cockpit cushions
Deck wash
Swim Ladder

SELLER DETAILS
Broker / Dealer
Euroyachts Australia
Geoffrey Marsh
Telephone
Address
578 Royal Esplanade
City
Manly
State
QLD
Country
Australia
Website


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