1990 Beneteau First 285

Lake Lanier, Georgia, United States
$16,000 USD

Designer: Groupe Finot (France); built in Charleston, SC. F/g w/wing keel and Volvo-Penta 18HP diesel; folding and fixed props. LOA: 28’3″; LWL: 24’4″; Beam: 9’10”; DISP: 6160#. (2) cabins w/ 5’11” headroom; nav. table. Enclosed head. (3) jibs: 150%, 110%, kevlar; (1) main; wheel + pedestal. Well maintained for little use; fresh water since before ’03. Marine radio; AM/FM/CD player w/4 speakers. Propane stove and portable microwave. Lake Lanier, Georgia. $16,000.

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About the Beneteau First 285

Designer
Jean Marie Finot (Groupe Finot)
Builder
Beneteau
Associations
?
# Built
451
Hull Type
Fin w/spade rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
28 1 / 8.6 m
Waterline Length
24 2 / 7.4 m
Beam
9 10 / 3 m
Draft
5 2 / 1.6 m
Displacement
6,160 lbs / 2,794 kg
Ballast
2,110 lbs / 959 kg

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
341 ft2 / 31.7 m2
Total Sail Area
340.5 ft2 / 31.6 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
173 ft2 / 16.1 m2
P
31 2 / 9.5 m
E
11 1 / 3.4 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
167.4 ft2 / 15.6 m2
I
32 6 / 9.9 m
J
10 3 / 3.1 m
Forestay Length
34 1 / 10.4 m

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.6 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.24
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
34.33
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
192.84
light
Comfort Ratio
17.72
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.14
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Shoal Draft version: 3.75’/1.14m
Winged Keel: 3.8’/1.16m

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