Beneteau First 42

Size: Year: 1981 Yacht Code: SY/2380 Engines: Perkins 50 hp Price: 68000 ENQUIRY

The First 42 is an authentic fast cruiser racer by the leading yacht designer German Frers. It offers a very high level of liveaboard comfort as well as the excitement of a thoroughbred sailing yacht. This owner version sailing yacht with a racing pedigree offers spacious accommodation for 6 in 2 cabins plus saloon with 2 WC. Recently fully renovated and competed antifouling treatment. A rare and sought-after cruiser/racer.


  • Designed by German Frers
  • Construction : GRP
  • Length over all : 13,30m
  • Beam : 4,00m
  • Draft : 2,15m
  • Displacement : 8500kg
  • Ballast : 4000kg
  • Cabins : 2+saloon
  • WC : 2
  • Berths : 6/8
  • Engine – Perkins : 50hp
  • Fuel capacity : 150lt
  • Water capacity : 400lt
  • Fridge capacity : 150lt
  • Mainsail area : 35,20m2
  • Genoa area : 63,00m2


  • First 42 has a roller-reefing genoa (new 2010) and a batten main (new 2010).
  • The running backstays, eleven deck winches (including high-powered three-speed Lewmars for the genoa) and very complete deck hardware and sailing equipment allow for precise and easy sail handling and adjustment.
  • Also renovated are the compass, the multi-function log, the heavy-duty Raymarine 6000 autopilot with upgraded S2 course computer, the GPS with plotting facility, the navigation charts, the rails, the swimming ladder, the extra-large sun tent, the teak in the cockpit, the electric anchor winch with remote controls, the bimini top (new 2010), the teak cockpit table, the radio/cassette/CD-player etc.
  • Upholstery, headlining, varnish, electric fridge, kitchenware and cutlery (by Habitat) are all renovated.
  • Electric fridge plus separate icebox, hot water.


  • Eight guests in two double cabins plus saloon, has two heads/showers, hot and cold water, a very large chart table that makes navigation planning a joy, and a spacious galley area with generous working surfaces, two sinks and two cooling compartments (one cooled by electric fridge and the other an icebox).
  • This is the owner-version with much more comfortable and spacious accommodation, with extra-large forward stateroom with its own couch and en-suite heads/shower compartment.
  • The yacht has 8 berths: in addition to the forward double stateroom and aft double cabin there are 2 pilot berths in the saloon, and the 2 couches are also berths.