For sale, lightly used classic 1985 Beneteau First 345, $34,900
Moored at Rush Creek Yacht Club on Lake Ray Hubbard near Dallas.
Great cruiser and racer for the family designed by the legendary Jean Beret.
Lightly used on fresh water kept it in great shape.
With two staterooms, galley, head and shower, it's very comfortable to live on.
Independent survey found no soft spots on the deck and no water damage.
Willing to arrange world-wide delivery.
Independent reviews like Practical Sailor said, "Beneteau is far and away the most successful sailboat builder in the world right now. The boat sails exceptionally well, and the interior is pleasant and accommodating...The boat's strong point is definitely its performance."
Yachting Monthly called this boat, "The archetypal mid-range cruiser racer... the finish was good...The galley and chart table were both well thought-out. On deck she was easily handled by a family crew."
What she has:
Standing rigging in excellent condition
5' 2", 1.52 m shoal draft, with 4600 lb., 2087 kg steel keel
Cruising Main. Genoa and Spinnaker in good shape.
Volvo Penta 2003 28 hp engine with low hours and 22 gal, 83 ltr. tank
Cruiseair air conditioning unit with digital controls
Jensen AM/FM/ CD Stereo with speakers
VHF radio, Raytheon radar, Data Marine speed log and depth finder
Northstar Loran Navigator
5" Ritchie compass
2 Batteries with Charger and shore power cord
Seaward water heater and tank, with 106 gals., 401 l fresh water tank
Stern pulpit Force 10 LPG stainless steel grill
Two burner Force CNG stove and Litton microwave
Complete deck hardware
6:1 Mainsheet System on the end of the boom for better sail control
Spinnaker Pole and spinnaker
Steering Wheel and Tiller option, including the tiller for racing and wheel for cruising
Reefable Main and Harken Roller Furler in very good shape.
Stern swim ladder
Anchor on windlass with 50' of chain and 150' of rode
New bottom pain (January 2014)
Two fire extinguishers, one air horn, two throwable life preservers, and six life vests