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Beneteau First 47.7

Price AU $240,000 Negotiable SOLD

AU $240,000 Negotiable
This vessel has only had two owners since new. The current owners purchased her in France in 2008 and have cruised extensively, including Atlantic and Indian oceans as well as sailing across the Pacific in 2018 just two up.
She is a fast cruiser, both up and downwind, but excels on a reach. The owners work on a conservative sailing speed of 7 knots, but it's easy to hit 9 or 10 knots making passages effortless. Indeed, on trips up and down the coast they have travelled from Bundaberg to the Whitsundays in 3 or 4 days non stop. However she is equally happy cruising along at 6 knots if you're not in a hurry and want to coast hop from anchorage to anchorage.
The specification of this yacht is for the tall mast and shorter keel giving great performance but making it easier to get into shallower bays. She is equipped with a brand new Reefit furler for the 100% Genoa as well as a staysail also on a Reefit furler giving great options for different wind strengths and easy handling. Alongside this if the wind is light, say below 10 knots is a laminate Code Zero on a Karver endless furling system which can be left in situ and allows the sail to be easily be furled or unfurled by one person.
This range of Beneteau Firsts was designed by the Farr design group for Beneteau, starting with the very successful First 40.7 and following on with the First 47.7. The design has been proven to be a strong capable boat on both the racecourse as well as long distance cruising. Indeed many have crossed the Atlantic Ocean and sailed around the world.
Stepping aboard one imagines due to the relatively low freeboard a minimalist cabin below decks. Nothing could be further from the truth, indeed most people are amazed at the space and luxurious feel. The below decks space is very similar to the Beneteau Oceanis 473, no doubt the interior designer mixed and matched between the two.
As an added bonus, antifoul applied July 2023 with 3 x coats of Altex No 5 plus. 4 x coats on rudder, keel, bow and waterline.
Scarborough QLD
Family, Cruising, Live Aboard
Rego Number
UK Reg.
Farr Yacht Design.
Chanters Groupe Beneteau.
47' 7" - 14.50m
12,500kg lightship, 17,000kg loaded.
Keel / Ballast
Through bolted Fin keel with 3,800kg lead, Spade rudder.
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Solid GRP layup with a moulded structural hull liner bonded to the hull.
Deck Material
2001 built, 75 HP Yanmar shaft drive, engine hours 4514. Shaft drive to 3 blade Featherstream feathering propellor. This is the 56 kW Yanmar with a turbocharger. Model 4JH3-TE. This is I directly cooled with a built in heat exchanger. There are the usual engine panel with tachometer, hour meter, fuel gauge and low oil pressure and high water temperature alarms. The Morse control has a removable control handle to keep it flush when sailing. The drive is a standard winch handle fitting. The sea water cooling is provided via a seacock and through a Vetus filter. Alternator is a retrofit 120 ah, fitted with Serpentine belts. Engine serviced in August 2023, with new impeller, oil and fuel filters. When inspected no bug degradation to filters. Volvo shaft seal replaced June 2021. Engine mounts replaced in 2016. Exhaust elbow replaced with stainless steel HDI unit October 2018. Turbo stripped and serviced October 2018. Heat exchanger stripped and serviced October 2018. All at 4000 hours. STEERING: The wheel is a large diameter sunk into the cockpit sole. It drives via Vectran cables to the rudder quadrant. The rudder passes through the hull via an upper and lower Jefa roller bearing system, which gives a very light control. The steering is very direct, only 1 1/4 turns lock to lock giving the steering a feel not too dissimilar to tiller steering. Seacocks and thru hull fittings have been replaced approx 10-12 years ago with Bronze and DZR valves.
Engine Make
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
4,514hrs approx at time of listing.
Number Engines
Fuel Consumption
3lph approx depending on conditions at the time.
Max Speed
Under power, 8 knots. Under sail 7-8 knots close hauled, 8-9 knots off wind.
Cruise Speed
Under power 7 knots. Under sail 7 knots.
Propellor feathering 3 blade Featherstream, with rope cutter. Plus spare 2 blade Radice.
Paguro 4 kVA diesel, fitted in port lazarette locker, fed from main diesel tank through its own filter. Fitted with a water separator to prevent splashing water going overboard in quiet anchorages.
230 litre rotomoulded tank. Plus 10 x 20 litre plastic tanks in cockpit lockers, with drains fitted.
600lts approx in 3 plastic tanks. Plus 110lph 230 V watermaker. Currently pickled in glycol solution. Membranes new in 2018. When last run in 2021 producing at 600 ppm.
Corian bench top fitted in 2017.
Double bowl stainless steel sinks.
Hot&Cold mixer tap on pressurised circuit. Tap new in 2023.
Top loading freezer with new evaporator plate and compressor fitted 2018. This unit is air or water cooled.
Front loading fridge, with drain.
Eno gas cooker 2 burner, Oven and Grill to NZ/AU specs fitted New Zealand in 2019.
Aquamax 110 lire per hour 230 V.
Hot Water System
42 litre 230 volt and engine heat exchange calorifier.
4 cabin version, ie 2 double stern cabins and 2 cabins forward, with bunks top and bottom. Starboard aft cabin fitted with sprung mattresses, 2021.
2 heads, one forward, one aft. Forward heads has a 40 litre holding tank with Y divertor valve.
Galley to starboard, with air or water cooled freezer new plate and compressor 2018, plus original refrigerator. Built in 240V microwave. Eno cooker, 2 burner plus oven and grill new 2018 in New Zealand to NZ/AU standards. Galley top replaced with Corian in 2017.
Chart table to port. Incorporating good selection of electronics etc.
The interior is fitted out in mahogany veneer. Above the saloon lockers are fiddles to enable extra storage above.
There are a number of Lewmar Ocean port lights let into the deck each fitted with Lewmar roller blinds and and centre Lewmar hatch proving plenty of light. The saloon table is fitted to starboard with ample seating for at least 8 persons.
Berths: 2 doubles and 4 singles, plus potential for at least two more in the saloon.
The forward 4 berths are currently without cushions since they have been used for stowage but easily replaced. They are also fitted with Lee cloths.
Webasto diesel heater, great in winter, but currently in air mode (very useful now in the humidity)
2 x showers, 1 in each head plus swim shower on the transom. All with H&C pressurised.
2 x manual Jabsco units, 1 in each head.
Pioneer radio.
Fusion speakers in saloon.
Speakers in cockpit.
OC Tender, 42 kg 4 person dinghy. New 2016.
Tohatsu 9.8 2 stroke, new 2016. Serviced September 2023.
Cularoo covers for over vessel.
Infill canvas between Bimini and Dodger.
Sun covers fitted at aft of boat.
Plus full enclosure for cockpit.
Ground Tackle
Windlass, Lofrans 1500 W 12V new 2016.
Lofrans hand held remote with chain counter.
Stainless steel double bow roller.
Main anchor 25 Kg Cobra.
Spare anchor 20 kg CQR.
15 kg aluminium kedge anchor.
100m x 10 mm calibrated chain, new 2018.
10m chain plus octoplait line.
20mm diameter snub-ber with central hook, fastens to both side cleats.
Safety Gear
Bilge pumps: Electric with float switch. 2 x manual pumps, one in aft port cabin, one in cockpit by wheel.
Plus one small pump in engine room. Plus one 2000lph wandering pump with crocodile clips.
Liferaft. 4 man Ocean safety ISO 9650 container. New 2019, serviced October 2023. Next service due 2026.
Jonbouy. New 2018, serviced October 2023, with new bladder.
EPIRB x 3 but all require new batteries.
SART requires new battery.
Emergency tiller.
Lifejackets. 2 x Spinlock, plus 2 x Kru, plus 1 x Crewsaver. All require servicing.
3 x 210 aH Rolls AGM service batteries.
Facility for extra 4 x 120 aH AGM batteries.
Engine start battery 100 aH AGM new 2023.
Battery charger / inverter Studer 2 KVA at 240 volt pure sine wave plus 100 amp charging, with readout at chart table.
100 aH alternator to engine, with serpentine belts and pulleys to minimise belt wear.
Solar Panels, 4 x 150 W solar panels fitted to Arch.
Duogen wind / Hydro generator plus spares.
Victron 100/30 MPPT charger with blue tooth output.
Shore power 240 V connection with RCB protection, to 3 way switch to choose Off, Shore or Generator, plus bypass to inverter.
Paguro 4 kVA diesel Genset, mounted in port lazarette locker.
Windlass circuit breaker.
Electric Winch Circuit breaker.
Extra switch to provide power from all batteries in case engine start battery is low.
12 V water pump, plus spare.
LED Lopolight masthead tricolour and anchor light.
LED Hella bow and stern lights.
LED cockpit light with dimmer control
LED bulbs fitted to all internal light fittings
B&G Zeus Touch 8 inch plotter with Navionics charts and go free wifi, plus Radar. 2014
B&G Vulcan 7 inch FS, chart plotter. 2016
B&G 4 x Triton instruments. 2016
B&G pilot controller. 2016. Plus spare computer.
B&G L&S hydraulic pump and ram. 2014. Plus refurbished original as a spare.
B&G 608 wind transducer 2019.
B&G combined speed and depth transducer, 2016.
B&G forward facing depth transducer. 2018.
The autopilot is a B&G NMEA 2000 controller, with both cockpit and chart plotter control. It drives via a Lecomble & Schmitt pump and ram, which is powerful and effective. The current one was new in 2014. There is a fully serviced spare pump and ram stored on board.
Vesper WM850 AIS transceiver. Including splitter and masthead aerial.
ICOM IC-M505 DSC VHF plus external Mic.
ICOM IC-M710 SSB including AT140 etc.
Iridium Go plus external aerial. 2016.
Raymarine Tactick, 3 x 20/20 on mast bracket.
ICOM IC-M21 hand held VHF.
ICOM IC-M71 hand held VHF.
Plastimo Olympic 135 at helm position.
GPS built into Zeus Touch, Vulcan and Vesper AIS.
Sail Inventory
Tall rig, with fully battened Dacron main, with 3 x reefs and stack pack, stack pack new in 2017, and refurbished in 2022.
Mainsail in fair/good condition and serviced in 2022.
100% Dacron vertical battened Genoa on Reefit furler new in November 2023. Sail still in good condition.
Dacron staysail on Reefit furler, new in 2021. Sail in very good condition.
Laminate Code Zero on Karver furler on Selden Bowsprit. Still in very good condition, only used in up to 12 knots true wind speed.
Mast / Rigging
Mast is a keel stepped Sparcraft with a Sparcraft boom.
Sloop rigged 9/10 rig.
Standing rigging is Dyeform, replaced in 2017.
Running rigging Spectra, most replaced in 2017.
Various sheets and guys in Dyneema with snap shackles on several.
Lewmar aluminium 60,3 x speed primary winches x 2.
Lewmar aluminium 50, self tailing mainsheet winches x 2.
Lewmar aluminium 48 self tailing halyard winch. Lewmar aluminium electric 44 self tailing halyard winch for main and Genoa halyards.
19 XTS spinlock jammers including 2 XX jammers for main and Genoa halyards.
Carbon fibre spinnaker pole.
Lewmar mainsheet traveller.
Lewmar Genoa tracks with two cars per side.
Harken mainsail track and batten cars.
Numerous sheets, guys, downhauls and blocks etc.
Hydraulic backstay adjuster.
Deck Gear
The large cockpit situated at the back of the boat is protected by a larger than a standard dodger and bimini which is robustly constructed but aesthetically pleasing. Within this area the deep cockpit and coamings give a feeling of protection. The Bimini arch has stainless steel guard rails going forward to the gate, where forward of the gate the guarding reverts to twin wires. Behind the wheel is the open locker for the liferaft stowage, above which are the twin davits. Below which is a bathing platform which folds down to allow the ladder to be attached for swimming off of. In the cockpit sole is a fold up table, which is excellent for dining, but also great for sailing since it folds down out of the way.
There are 12 x Lewmar Ocean opening port lights, with some spares and blanking plates. The 6 x opening Lewmar deck hatches were all replaced in the last 8 years.
The entry hatch is sliding Perspex and 2 x wooden lockable washboards also with tie down points.
A stainless steel pulpit at the bow with pushpit at the stern built into the bimini.
8 x mooring cleats, 4 x per side, give ample positions to tie up to docks.
Teak toe rails add to safety.
2 x large cockpit lockers which provides for great stowage.
2 x large lazarettes which are surprisingly deep, and give good access to the steering mechanism, and to the diesel Genset.
In the forward section is the sail locker, which is voluminous, great for storing sails warps fenders etc while sailing.
Extra large fenders for added protection in harbour.
Various mooring lines and spare sheets etc.
Magma gas kettle style BBQ and gas bottle.
2 x other 3 kg gas bottles in separate gas locker.
This yacht has been modified to make cruising easy, pleasant and comfortable. The anchor locker has been modified and is now full depth, allowing the 100 m of chain to drop and deploy with a minimum of snagging. This combined with the Lofrans windlass, new in 2016 and remote hand held controller and chain counter makes anchoring easy.
Another feature is the large stainless steel arch and bimini made and fitted in New Zealand in 2019. This incorporates the stern pushpit and adds side rails forward to the gate making the cockpit feel safe and secure at sea. Mounted on this are 4 x 150W solar panels giving 600 W to the Victron MPPT controller.
Mounted on the stern are a pair of stainless steel davits, below which hangs a New Zealand made OC Tender. Those in the know regard this as one of the finest tenders going, constructed of fibreglass foam sandwich makes it both light and strong. It comes with its own folding stainless steel ladder to make boarding easy after swimming or snorkelling. It was tested in New Zealand to determine how it performed if full of water, it wouldn't sink, new these now cost approx NZ$ 12000.
Other cruising features include sun covers between the Dodger and bimini, plus side and rear sun covers to keep the cockpit cooler. Also a cockpit enclosure to fit in those cooler months.
The Beneteau First 47.7 is a proven blue water cruising boat, surprisingly easy to handle by just 2 persons. However they are equally good at coast hopping.
The sailplane means this boat will move well in light winds without needing to motor. However when the wind picks up, she will pick up and go. In strong winds she is easy to reef down both fore and aft sails and look after the owners.

Highly recommended viewing if you have been looking for a total ocean going package without breaking the bank. She has some serious offshore miles under her keel and is ready to head back out with new owners.
Located in our marina for ease of inspection.

Please feel free to contact listing broker Rob Devers on Mob: 0407112265 or Email: for further information or to arrange an inspection.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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