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1995 Beneteau First 42S7

Marco Island, Florida, United States
$95,000 USD

When craftsmanship and sturdy construction are key, the Beneteau 42S7 doesn’t disappoint. Likely one of the best-constructed production boats in the world, this model is renowned for its light wind performance and excellent accommodations. Like the rest of the First line of boats by Beneteau, she’s built as a racer. Her handling qualities are impressive.

The craftmanship on display in the 42S7 is second to none with compound curved wood trim in many places, beautiful pearwood veneer interior woodwork and walls, and a host of well-designed features that make this boat both attractive and strong with excellent sailing characteristics. On top of this, the seller of the vessel has taken great pains over the last 20 years to ensure that this vessel is always in ready-to-sail condition with a host of upgrades throughout.

This three-cabin model features a large aft cockpit with comfortable seating for 6. The huge wheel manipulates a composite rudder that is over 5ft tall, giving this boat incredible steering authority. The rigging has been modified to make it possible to single-hand sail this big boat, including manipulating the Genoa while keeping a hand on the wheel. A Raymarine Chartplotter helps you stay the course.

The vessel comes with a three sail inventory - mainsail, 160 Genoa, and a jib. All sails are 2017 and newer. The mainsail is equipped with Lazy Jacks to make furling the sail quick and easy. The mast is keel-stepped. The roller furler on the Genoa was installed in 2017. The forestay was moved forward to the tip of the bow and the furler brought from below the deck to a standard position, making the run of the lines much more straight and easy to work. A great deal of thought and engineering was put into this and other upgrades on the vessel.

This vessel is equipped with a Volvo Penta MD22L diesel engine making 50hp, located behind the steps, between the aft staterooms. The prop gets its power via an oversized transmission that turns the shaft through a dripless shaft seal. The prop shaft includes a flexible joint to give the engine and transmission room to shift on their mounts and to absorb the flexing motion of the prop pushing against the water. The prop has been upgraded to a three-blade, 20” folding prop. The vessel makes an easy 5kts at cruise while not stressing the engine.

The keel on this boat is a spade shape with a bulb and fins making its 5’11” length act like a much deeper keel. The keel weighs 6800lbs and is steel. It is held on with some massive stainless steel bolts, which can be seen in the photos.

The interior of this vessel is as impressive as the exterior. The seller has kept this boat in mint condition throughout. The saloon is large, taking every advantage of this boat’s 13’6” beam, to accommodate a large curved dinette. The galley is equipped with a microwave, induction cooktop, cooler, and both freshwater and raw water sink. The center faucet pulls from the electric water pump while the other faucets are foot pump activated. There is ample storage available throughout.

Aft are two double staterooms and a head with a shower. The toilets on this boat are activated using a Whale bilge pump instead of the traditional, and expensive, electric or vacuflush toilets.

The forward cabin features a double bed with a removable extension built by the seller to square the foot end of the bed. A second head occupies the bow ahead of the stateroom.

This listing is presented by PopYachts.com. Visit their website for more information or to contact the seller.

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Specs

Designer
Bruce Farr
Builder
Beneteau
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin
Rudder
Spade
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
41 6 / 12.7 m
Waterline Length
35 5 / 10.8 m
Beam
13 5 / 4.1 m
Draft
7 6 / 2.3 m
Displacement
20,600 lb / 9,344 kg
Ballast
6,160 lb / 2,794 kg

Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
840′² / 78 m²
Total Sail Area
840′² / 78.1 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
484′² / 44.9 m²
P
52 5 / 16 m
E
18 4 / 5.6 m
Air Draft
?
Foresail
Sail Area
357′² / 33.2 m²
I
50 11 / 15.5 m
J
14 0 / 4.3 m
Forestay Length
52 10 / 16.1 m

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?
Engine Hours
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
9.4 kn
Classic: 7.98 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.

Formula

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

9.39 knots
Classic formula: 7.98 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
17.9
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.

Formula

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.
17.89
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
Ballast/Displacement
29.9
<40: less stiff, less 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.

Formula

Ballast / Displacement * 100

29.9
<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
205.6
200-275: moderate

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.

Formula

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
205.58
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
26.5
20-30: coastal cruiser

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.

Formula

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
26.48
<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
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

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.

Formula

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
1.97
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

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