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Seller's Description

The rare-to-market Beneteau First 35s5 combines great sailing performance with the creature comforts of a cruising yacht. With a hull design by Jean Berret and interior design by Phillipe Starck, the 35s5 is recognized not only for its performance under sail but also for its unique, luxurious interior. Lena has competed in some club races and is also enjoyed for local cruising. The owners are moving up in size and have priced Lena to sell. She is ready to go for the season. The Beneteau First 35s5 features a nicely appointed two-stateroom, one head layout with total accommodations for six. Two opening deck hatches, six opening ports and large side windows provide excellent ventilation and light. The forward cabin has a double berth with storage beneath, as well as hanging locker storage aft of the berth. Aft of the forward cabin is the main saloon with settee seating port and starboard, both of which make excellent sea berths. A centerline drop-leaf dining table, with built-in bottle storage, will accommodate six in comfort. There is abundant under-seat storage and shelving outboard of the settees. Upholstery is finished in white. Aft of the saloon and to starboard is the L shaped navigation station with a large chart table, instrument panel and storage for books and cruising guides. Aft of the nav station is a large head compartment with marine toilet, sink w/ vanity, and shower. Opposite the navigation station to port is the L-shaped galley. Aft of the galley is a private aft stateroom with a double berth and locker storage.

Equipment: Galley: Frigoboat 12V refrigeration 3-burner propane stove/oven Propane bottle in vented box in cockpit 6-gallon water heater Two round stainless-steel sinks Hot and cold pressure water Storage under sinks Storage drawers next to stove Opening port above stove

Electrical Equipment: 2 Group 24 - 12 Volt batteries (1 x domestic, 1 x engine) Small solar panel to keep batteries topped off True Charge 20 battery charger Full cabin lighting (2) 12 volt outlets 110V AC shore power system with 30 amp cord. AC and DC distribution panels Automatic bilge pump Boss Marine stereo system with Polk speakers

Mechanical Equipment: Volvo Penta 2003, 3-cylinder fresh-water cooled, 27HP inboard diesel engine Single lever controls 2 blade folding propeller. PYY dripless shaft seal - 2011 Volvo Penta raw water pump - 2008 Racor diesel fuel filter system - 2011 Custom diesel electric air bleeder system - 2011 New diesel exhaust and heat exchanger rebuild - Volvo Penta - 2012 23 gallon fuel tank. Cruise at 5 knots with maximum speed of 7.5 knots

Electronics & Navigation: Plastimo compass Icom IC-M502 VHF radio Datamarine Speed/Log and Depth Sounder New (2023) Raymarine EV-100 P70s Wheel Pilot. Not yet installed. Garmin Chartplotter, at helm Navigation lights

Sails & Rigging: Fractional sloop rig, deck stepped mast by Sparcraft Rod rigging Adjustable backstay Boom Vang Tides Marine Stongtrack system 2008 Mac Sails Macpack mainsail cover 2008 Harken headsail furling system. Spinnaker Pole All lines led aft to the cockpit Garhauer mastbase blocks 2009 Garhauer adjustable jib cars 2009 Winches: 2-Lewmar 43ST ? primary 2-Lewmar 30ST ? cabin top Sails: UK mylar 135 jib Below deck genoa furling drum Dacron Mack Pack main 2-.75 oz. Spinnakers and spinnaker gear Working jibs-2

Deck Equipment: Twin bow roller with foredeck anchor locker Two opening deck hatches, six opening ports Dodger, Bimini & Connector Helm cover Cockpit table Magna BBQ grill Helm-mounted drink holder Swim platform w/ swim ladder Large cockpit locker Outboard motor bracket



IOR 3/4 ton
# Built


Length Overall
35 0 / 10.7 m
Waterline Length
28 10 / 8.8 m
10 11 / 3.4 m
4 0 / 1.2 m
10,490 lb / 4,756 kg
4,850 lb / 2,200 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
555′² / 51.6 m²
Total Sail Area
554′² / 51.5 m²
Sail Area
253′² / 23.6 m²
39 7 / 12.1 m
12 9 / 3.9 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
301′² / 28 m²
45 2 / 13.8 m
13 3 / 4.1 m
Forestay Length
47 2 / 14.4 m

Auxilary Power

Volvo or Yanmar
Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
18 gal / 68 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
53 gal / 201 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.6 kn
Classic: 7.2 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

8.6 knots
Classic formula: 7.2 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16-20: good performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
100-200: light

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
<20: lightweight racing boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
>2.0: better suited for coastal cruising

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


Based on IOR 3/4 ton racer.
Referred to in the US as BENETEAU R/C 35.
Shoal draft: 4.42’/1.35m
IDYLLE 11.50 based on the same hull.

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