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1986 Beneteau First 375

United States


Take the video tour of this boat linked within this listing. A great boat for a couple or family that wants to cruise comfortably without sacrificing performance. You can have it all with this Beneteau First 375 priced so well you won't have to settle for one of the smaller, slower boats from this era. This cruiser/racer is fast, clean, well-equipped with recent upgrades which include newer electronics, folding Lewmar wheel and new StackPack mainsail handling system. Cruising amenities include: Stateroom accommodations for up to four with three additional berths in salon, large nav-station/work-desk, refrigeration, dining for six, fitted cockpit cushions plus more. Performance features include adjustable hydraulic backstay, mainsheet traveler in cockpit for easy adjustments, folding prop for less drag, classic spinnaker with sock for faster downwind passages. 

Basic Boat Info

Price: $33,000 (Sale Pending)
Make: Beneteau
Model: First 375
Year: 1986
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 37 ft
Length Overall: 37'5 ft
Waterline Length: 31'4 ft
Beam: 12'6 ft
Min Draft: 6'5 ft
Displacement: 14,900 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 28hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 1986
  • Engine Hours: 1600


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 4.01 ft³
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: |
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 4.82 ft³


Heads Count: 1
Windlass Type: Manual
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Cruisers


Jonathan Smith CPYB
Prestige Yacht Sales


Prestige Yacht Sales - Mystic Location
2 Washington Street
Mystic, Connecticut, US, 06355

Electronics and Electric Equipment

Raymarine C90W GPS Chartplotter

Raymarine Radar 

Tic Tac wireless Wind speed and direction

Tic Tac wireless Speed & Depth

VHF - Standard Horizon at Nav Station

VHF Remote mic at helmGarmin

182C GPS chartplotter

Sony Stereo with CD player

Bose speakers - cockpit & salon

Compass - Marco Polo

30 Amp Shore Power Inlet

30 Amp Shore power cord

Xantrax 20 Amp Battery Charger

Pro Watt 800 watt inverter


Sails, Canvas and Rigging

2011 Ace Battened Mainsail

2005 Kappa 150% Furling Genoa

Classic Spinnaker with sock 

Storm jib

Other sails at owners house which he does not use nor knows what they are

2017 Stack Pack for mainsail - Combo of lazy jacks & top-opening sail cover allows you to unzip top of cover & hoist main and to put away, simply main into cover, zip up and done.



Wheel Cover

Spinnaker Pole with deck mount

Hydraulic backstay allows you to easily change gears for wind conditions, rebuilt in 2004.

1999 Profurl furler & headstay

Hall Spar rigid Boom Vang



Deck and Handling Gear

Lewmar Folding Wheel - Makes more room in cockpit when at dock/anchor

Fitted cockpit cushions - Sealed Foam

Fixed Swim ladder on transom

Portable Swim ladder on side

Teak Cockpit Grating

Teak Cockpit Table 

Outboard Motor mount on stern rail

Saltwater Anchor Washdown

LED Spreader Lights

Various Docklines


Pack of Life Jackets 


Notable Maintenance Items

Engine injectors rebuilt in 2003

New motor mounts in 2002

Rudder rebuilt 2007

Rudder bearings 2016


Why you should consider this boat

First and most importantly, we have priced this boat over $10K less then the average SELLING price of this model of $39K with the best examples selling in the $50s. Condition-wise, this one is right up there with the best of them. I'd be happy to provide you with data to verify this information. Basically, there is a huge discount already built into the asking price and we ask that you please respect it.

We also do not want you to think there is a problem with this boat because of the low price. We recently had a trade-in survey (no written report) and it checked out well. It is priced well to sell quickly to get the owners into a new boat. Somebody will be getting a rare spectacular deal on a really good boat and it could be you. While we encourage and expect you to perform a survey as part of a deal, we hope to keep the deal as simple & quick beyond that. Let's make it happen now so you can be sailing in your new boat early in the spring. 

Because of the low price, this boat is within the the price range of those who would be considering the roominess of a Catalina 30-36 from the 80's or the sailing characteristics of a J/Boat or C&C from the same era. You do not have to compromise with this Beneteau First series boat which gives you both cruising comfort and high sailing performance at the price of smaller, slower boats.

With its 6'-5" fin keel, folding prop, stack-pack mainsail, spinnaker package, hydraulic backstay, cockpit traveler, this boat will reward the sailor who understands or wants to learn the finer aspects of boat handling. When done right this boat will easily pass larger boats. Of course you don't have to be active with these things to sail faster than the typical cruising boat in this size range. You can set them and forget them when just out to enjoy an easy afternoon or perhaps doing something in between like occasionally adjusting the backstay for the average wind strength.

I could also see this boat appealing to someone looking to do some racing in a boat they can take their family cruising in. Of course, a set of new racing sails and a prepped bottom would help get the most out of the boat, but unlike most of the other racer/cruisers from that era that have been raced hard and put away wet, this one has a solid glass hull that has recently been inspected by a surveyor without any issues. The decks are also in good condition with no delamination. The bones are good. The interior is nice. There are no funky odors. It is ready to go today without needing anything. 

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.
Additional Contact Information

Text or call Jonathan Smith, CPYB, at 860-514-3763 or email to answer any questions, set up a showing or list your quality sail or boat boat in Southern New England. 

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