I am selling my beloved 1989/90 Beneteau f235. I list 1989/90 as the title states 1989, but the serial number indicates it is a 1990. That fact slipped by me when I applied for title-which I have in my possession. I am not sure it makes much difference though. When I bought this boat last year, it had been neglected by the former owner. I have spent the past year restoring the boat. She is fully sound, very dry- no musty or interior odors and actively sailing. In fact, in the two races I entered this fall, I placed 1st and 3rd in my class. She is a joy to sail.
Selling price- $7,600.00. Location is Jacksonville, FL
I am selling as I have been offered a great opportunity to start a marine oriented business and simply need the capital to fund the start.
LOA – 23’4”
Draft- 2’9”- wing keel
Displacement- 2,936 lbs.
Bridge Clearance- 33’6”
Fractional rig with baby stay
CG safety gear
Mainsail- good condition
Jib- hank on, 100% good condition
Genoa- hank on, approximately 150%. Good condition
Sail cover and jib bag- like new
BoomKicker plus traditional block & tackle boom vang for sail trim
Traveler on cockpit bridge deck
2008 Tohatsu 5hp long shaft engine- tuned, lower gear lube serviced, impeller replaced summer of 2021. Runs great
Tri-Color mast head light- not currently connected
Origo 2 burner, gimballed stove
LED interior lights
Manual water supply
Cabin cushions in very good shape
Restoration done in 2021:
New AGM West Marine Battery
Bottom painted- 2 coats of Sea Hawk AF-33 ablative
2 blisters ground, filled and faired
Keel bolts replaced
Keel faired and painted with Interprotect Y2000E primer prior to anti-fouling paint
Installed brand new RudderCraft Kick-Up Rudder with new ash tiller
Tiller extension and tiller tamer
Adjustable back stay
Leaking holding tank and head removed, thru-hulls professionally glassed over (now only 1 thru-hull for entire boat). 5 gallon camp bucket with snap on and sealing toilet seat with camping waste bags installed in head area. Works great and saves a lot of weight and fuss.
Hawkeye depth sounder (new) with glued in-hull transducer (no thru-hull. Never any fouling)
Ronstan Line bags in cockpit.
All new running rigging (with exception of boom vang line and main halyard- both in good shape)
Main & jib halyards, 2 reef points and downhaul (Cunningham) run through blocks and line stoppers to cockpit.
New Harken jib bag
Most trim replaced with Plasteak (never any more sanding or varnishing). Remaining teak sanded and refinished with Cetol
Companionway steps replaced
New Beneteau logos/decals applied to cabin trunk
With cooler weather, I was transitioning to restoring the interior to like new condition. What remains to be done:
As with all Beneteaus of this vintage, sagging headliner could be addressed- cosmetic only- not structural
Table experienced water damage at some point. The boat is dry now. But the table top is damaged and needs sanding and re-finishing. Again, not structural, but cosmetic. I was even considering formica.
Couple of touch up spots for the interior teak. It is not necessary, but the interior teak could use a fresh coat of varnish to really shine.
Plastic ports are sound and watertight but older. I have already lined up a local plastic manufacturer to replace with tinted plastic- which would add greatly to the exterior appeal.
There is no trailer. April 2021 survey is available upon request.