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2008 Beneteau First 34.7 - 33'

Year 2008
Length 33ft.
Price call for price
Type: Pre-owned
Location Hamble,
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP
Engine type Single
Fuel Diesel
Contact Information
Builder: Chantiers Beneteau, France.
Designer: Farr Yacht Design
Beam: 3.38 m
Cabin Headroom: 1.80 m
Max Bridge Clearance: 15.80 m
Max Draft: 2.0 m
Draft Drive Up: Sail drive
Displacement: 4540 kgs
Engine(s): Yanmar
Engine Model: SYM20 SD
Year: 2008
Fuel: Diesel
Engine(s) HP: 21 HP
Fuel: 1 (75 Liters)
Water: 1 Plastic (100 Liters)
Hull Shape: Monohull
Keel Type: Bulb

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Builder: Chantiers Beneteau, France.
Designer: Farr Yacht Design
Flag of Registry: United Kingdom
Keel: Bulb
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 10.36 m
Beam: 3.38 m
LWL: 8.73 m
Minimum Draft: 2.0 m
Maximum Draft: 2.0 m
Displacement: 4540 kgs
Ballast: 1675 kgs
Bridge Clearance: 15.80 m
Headroom: 1.80 m
Total Power: 21 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2008
Engine Model: SYM20 SD
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Center
Propeller: Folding propeller
Drive Type: Sail drive
Engine Power: 21 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Plastic (100 Liters)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (75 Liters)
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
Number of bathrooms: 1
Convertible Saloon
Log-speedometer - Raymarine, 2017
GPS - Raymarine, 2015
VHF - Raymarine Ray60, 2017
Wind speed and direction - Raymarine, 2008
Repeater(s) - 2 x helm console, Raymarine i70’s, 3 x mast display – Raymarine ST60.
Compass - Plastimo, 2008
Autopilot - Raymarine ST6000+, 2008. Head unit at helm with engine controls.
Plotter - Rymrine AD95 MFD, 2015
Depthsounder - Raymarine, 2008
Gennaker/Cruising spinnaker - Asymmetric cruising chute, Quantum
Asymmetric spinnaker - Asymmetric A2, Banks 2015, 0.9 - assymetric A4, North Sails, 2014, 1.2. Also 2 off snuffers - NorthSails & Quantum.
Trisail - Hyde 2105, orange Dacron.
Battened mainsail - Banks, 2017. Carbon membrane / taffeta - cruising/delivery mainsail, Elvstrom 2008, Dacron.
Genoa - J1, Banks, 2015, Carbon membrane - J3, Banks 2015, carbon membrane - cruising/ delivery genoa, Elvstrom 2008, Dacron.
Storm jib - Hyde, 2015, orange Dacron + heavy weather jib, Hyde, 2015, Dacron.
Furling genoa - Code Zero (including Karver KF2 Furler), Banks, 2017, carbon membrane.
Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet - 16 amp shore power installation with cable and extension..
Electrical Circuit: 12V
Outside Equipment/Extras
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Mainsail cover



The designers' aim right from the beginning with the new FIRST in the ".7"range has been to help you win races with a production boat, conceived with a one-design firmly in mind. Clearly comfort, without which a FIRST would not be a FIRST, has not been forgotten for those who take relaxing cruises.

  • Cockpit layout includes:
  • Steering console with mainsheet turning block.
  • GRP helmsman's footrests on cockpit sole.
  • Two teak-slatted helmsman's seats port and starboard.
  • Two teak-slatted cockpit benches.
  • 1 flush hatch in cockpit sole giving access to liferaft stowage locker.
  • Two side lockers in cockpit benches (starboard and port).
  • Gas locker to starboard.
  • Cockpit is self-draining.

  • Pear-wood stained woodwork.
  • Laminated plywood soles with black strips.
  • Cabin mattresses and saloon seating upholstered with removable covers. 
  • Cabin heating sytem


  • Headroom: 1.80 m.
  • Symmetrical saloon with settees (1.93 m x 0.5 m) and mattresses forming two sea berths.
  • Saloon table with stainless steel base, brackets and leaves, and a bar with lid in the centre.
  • Backrests with built-in stowage along the hull.
  • Stowage under port settee.
  • Two stainless steel handrails.
  • 2 Lewmar T4 ports in coachroof coamings.
  • 2 halogen deckhead lights.


  • Headroom: 1.80m.
  • The cabin is fitted with:
  • Berth with mattress 1.95 m x 0.98 m.
  • Hanging locker.
  • Under-berth stowage.
  • Cream-coloured padded lining on plywood.
  • Two Lewmar T1 opening ports to coachroof coaming and in cockpit.
  • Halogen deckhead light.


  • Headroom: 1.80 m.
  • The cabin is fitted with:
  • Double berth with mattress 1.95 m x 1.65 m.
  • Hanging locker.
  • Cream-coloured padded lining on plywood.
  • Halogen deckhead light.
  • Under-berth stowage.
  • Cabin door.
  • Two Lewmar T1 opening ports in coachroof coaming and in cockpit


  • Sea toilet
  • Handbasin and shower with pressurized hot water system. 


Electrical panel:

  • 12 V electrical panel with brushed stainless steel front, voltmeter and breakers.
  • 12V socket.


  • 1 x 70 Amp 12 V engine battery.
  • 1 x 70 Amp 12 V service battery.
  • Battery switch situated in starboard aft cabin.

Shore Power

  • 16 amp shore power installation wit cable and extension.

Battery charging:

  • Battery charging by engine alternator.

Charge management indicator:

  • Voltmeter.

Navigation lights:

  • Bow and stern navigation lights.
  • Steaming light.
  • Anchor light.

  • Headroom: 1.80m.
  • The galley is fitted with:
  • Laminated worktop with  dual function moulded timber fiddle - to retain objects and act as a handrail.
  • Rectangular stainless steel sink.
  • Mixer tap with hot and cold pressurised water.
  • Waste sack holder.
  • 70 L icebox with stowage baskets (injected polyurethane foam insulation). Refrigerating option installed.
  • Gimballed 2-burner gas hob and oven with stainless steel safety rail which also serves as a handrail.
  • Lockers along the hull for stowage of utensils, table settings and food.
  • Lewmar T4 opening port in coachroof coaming over hob.
  • Halogen deckhead light.

  • YANMAR SYM20 SD (21 HP).
  • The saildrive diesel engine is mounted in a ventilated, soundproofed compartment on a bed built into the hull structure. 
  • Engine compartment has good access and is insulated and soundproofed with honeycomb foam.
  • The engine control panel with tachometer and alarms is built into the starboard aft side of the cockpit bench. The panel is protected with plexiglass.
  • The engine control lever, fitted with a foldaway handle, is mounted on  the starboard coaming.
  • The rotomoulded fuel tank (75 L capacity) is situated under the starboard aft berth. A gauge is fitted under the engine panel.
  • Saltwater and diesel filters and sediment reservoir.
  • Twin-bladed folding propeller for minimum drag under sail.
  • Fuel consumption approx. 1.5 litres per hour.

  • The hull and its structure (floors) are infused in one operation (Infujection) for a better strength / weight ratio, overall reduction in weight and optimum weight control.
  • The bilges are constructed in single skin GRP with synthetic resin - the skin in glass fibre / balsa / synthetic resin sandwich.
  • Strengthened pressure points (keel, rudder, chain plates, deck line) reinforce the structure.
  • White gelcoat with anthracite detailing.

  • The deck is constructed by injection (glass fibre, balsa, synthetic resin sandwich) for better strength/weight ratio, a better finish and optimal insulation.
  • All areas of work and movement on deck are treated with a Picot non-slip finish.
  • Reinforced areas are constructed at points under the deck fittings (winches, tracks, chain plates, cleats).
  • White gelcoat.
  • Teak toe rails.






Carbon mast and boom by Hall Spars

Rod standing rigging - checked 2018

Running rigging all renewed in 2017 - all halyards in Dyneema.

Retractable carbon bowsprit  - 2015.

Backstay adjustable via cascade of blocks.


2 Primary/genoa winches - Harken 40 self tailing.

2 halyard winches - Harken 32 self tailing

  • The keel (deep draught) comprises a cast iron fin keel with a torpedo shaped lead bulb, hardened with antimony, to lower the centre of gravity.
  • Beneteau keels are given a factory applied anti-corrosion treatment before assembly, using epoxy based coatings and paint.
  • The keel is fitted to the hull with high-resistance bonding as well as a system of screws and stainless steel backing plates.

  • Designed in accordance with European RCD requirements and CE Certification, these regulations ensure that the First 34.7 incorporates important guarantees such as:
  • Safety and protection of persons on board.
  • Durability of materials.
  • Stability and safety.
  • Safety when manoeuvring.
  • Fire protection.
  • Protection of the environment and reduction of engine emissions.


Zodiac 6 person liferaft - serviced April 2018.

EPIRB - Ocean Signal RescueMeEPIRB1, 2015.

Danbuoy - auto inflatable.

2 lifebuoys (including 1 auto inflatable).

RORC offshore flare pack

6 manual fire extinguishers

1 automatic fire extinguisher

Fire blanket

2 manual bilge pumps

1 electric bilge pump


Pulpit and 2 quarter pushpits in stainless steel.



A very well specified and carefully maintained example of this competitive cruiser racer by Bruce Farr Yacht Design. This lovely yacht has a good selection of recent sails and is ready for racing or comfortable cruising with cabin heating and  a hot water system.


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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