Levington Suffolk UK
This is the LIFT KEEL version of the popular Beneteau First 285. She has been well cared for by her present owners and her interior is very smart. Six berths in two cabins including the saloon. TacTic instruments, autopilot, windlass, copper coat, uprated fridge, central heating, hot water and obvious maintenance and upgrades by her owners all add up to a compelling package.
Viewing by appointment at our Suffolk Office (IP10 0LN) - +44 (0)1473 659681
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Volvo Penta|
|Cruising Speed:||5.3 knots|
|Maximum Speed:||6 knots|
|Nominal length:||28' 9"|
|Length over all:||28' 9"|
|Length at waterline:||25' 6"|
|Maximum draft:||6' 6"|
|Draft, drive up:||2' 2"|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Lifting Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||30 Litres|
|Water capacity:||80 Litres|
Located under companionway in vented and soundproofed compartment. Volvo Penta 2002 marine diesel engine, 1989. 166 hours logged since 2013. Twin cylinders. 18hp. Sea water cooled. Shaft drive to two blade propeller. Rope cutter to shaft. Circa 30 litres fuel capacity in plastic tank. 5.3 knots cruising and circa 6 knots maximum speed under engine. 159 nm range at cruising speed. Delphi fuel/water separator. Professional and owner servicing annually. Delphi fuel/water separator, 2017. Top end engine overhaul and gearbox splines in 2004.
Three 12V batteries - 110ah (2014) domestic, 85ah engine start and 50ah (2012) anchor winch. Charging via engine alternator plus 240 shore charger and 20 watt Photonic Universe solar panel (2019) with split/smart charging system.
240V ring mains system with sockets, immersion heater and battery charger.
Built by Beneteau in 1989. White grp hull with style stripes and alloy toe rails. Hull Coppercoated in 2014. White grp coachroof with moulded non-skid decks. Self draining cockpit and anchor well. LIFT KEEL Version with winch at saloon table. (6'6 with keel fully down and 2'2 with keel fully up). Tiller steering to twin rudders (serviced 2019) enabling boat to be dried out under suitable conditions. Cast iron/lead ballast. Teak slats to cockpit seats. Synthetic teak cockpit sole.
Last surveyed in 2013. She has been in her present ownership since 2011. A growing family dictates a larger replacement!
See plan. Six berths in two cabins plus the saloon
Forward cabin with V berth and infill to make a double, storage shelving and lockers. Access to foredeck.
Saloon with two settee berths with storage under and behind. Folding double leaf saloon table with lifting mechanism under.
Chart table to starboard side of the saloon with aft facing table plus switch panels and instruments.
Galley to port with Origo 6000 spirit cooker with oven and twin burners (new 2013, gas system can be reinstalled if required). Galley sink with pressurised hot and cold fresh water supply. 80 litres water capacity. Water heated by engine or 240V immersion heater. Large fridge (Penguin system with keel cooling, 2016).
The aft cabin is accessed from the port side abaft of the galley. This has storage lockers and a large double berth.
The heads compartment is to starboard of the companionway and has a marine toilet, shower and basin. There is also a hanging locker and more storage under and above the sink.
Grey fire retardent upholstery, new in 2009. Drymesh anti moisture ventilation layer under mattresses. TV/DVD player, 2012, on starboard main bulkhead with amplified masthead antenna. Wallas 1300 cabin heating system. Mainly LED interior lighting.
Delta anchor with 30m chain and 30m warp
Bruce 7.5Kg kedge anchor
South Pacific CV1000 electric anchor windlass (2012)
Stack pack type mainsail cover in blue with lazyacks, cleaned 2019
Sprayhood, new window 2019, cleaned 2019
Cockpit dodgers with boat name
Six fenders and five mooring warps
Winter storage legs (4 with chains)
Outboard stowage bracket, 2019
Windlass and winch covers.
Two Plastimo bulkhead mounted compasses
TacTic powered echo sounder (2009)
TacTic powered speed/log (2009)
TacTic powered windspeed/direction (2009), wind anometer 2018
ICOM ICM421 DSC type VHF radio linked to GPS
Garmin 120XL GPS
Navman Tracker 5500 chart plotter with chart cards
Autohelm ST2000 tiller pilot
Deck level and masthead navigation lights
Clock & barometer
2018 Hawk wind direction indicator
Four fire extinguishers
Cockpit harness points
Lifebuoy with 2018 floating light
Manual bilge pump
Echomax 230 radar reflector
The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner s specific needs.