LBSS proudly offers an extremely tidy and well-presented Beneteau First 42 ˜BEFORE to the market.
Designed by German Frers, and launched in 1984 ˜BEFORE is an immaculate and well cared for example of this ever popular design strongly built at a time prior to the accountants taking control of production!.
Powered by a 2007 Yanmar 4JH4AE 55hp diesel with only 2600hrs, a Balmar 95amp alternator and 3 blade bronze Max Prop she cruises economically at 6-7 knots under power. The 2005 sail inventory is extensive and includes a 130 p/c Genoa on a furler, Main, Drifter, Blade and Storm Jib all in good condition. The electronics have all been upgraded in 2008/10/12 with a new Garmin 820 plotter in 2014. The saloon seats 10 with dining for 8 and with 2 double cabins and 3 occasional berths in the saloon ˜BEFORE can sleep up to 7. She features a lovely polished interior finish, Teak and Holly floors, 2 Heads with Showers plus 1 Swim Shower. The galley has a Force 10 stove/oven new 2010, a large benchtop area with Double S/S sinks and the Seafrost Frig/ Freezer was also replaced in 2010. The tender is a Hypalon Achilles with a 2010 Tohatsu 9.8hp and Yamaha 5hp backup. ˜BEFORE has a 4 person life raft in date, an ACR epirb, a Lofrans electric anchor winch new in 2008, 76m 5/16 HT chain, 5 anchors, 10 halyard and sheet winches, Spray Dodger with Bimini, a full boat cover and all the necessary safety equipment needed for offshore passage making.
As can be seen above ˜BEFORE has been very well maintained and upgraded, is registered and tax paid in the USA. She would be a perfect first yacht for a buyer looking to purchase a proven, well known production yacht for offshore cruising which represents great value for money.