Beneteau First 345

2 Aft Cabins, Lines Lead Aft
  • Boat REF#  ·  270424
  • Length  ·  10.52m
  • Year  ·  1987
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  8
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 19hp, Volvo 2020 (2000)
  • Lying  ·  Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (viewing by appointment only)
Boatshed Plymouth
Boatshed Plymouth
Billy Hallam

Extra Details

Designer Jean Berret
Builder Chantiers Beneteau SA
Lying Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (viewing by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 83.0 ltr (18.3 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 150.0 ltr (33.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 19hp
Engine make and model Volvo 2020 (2000)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade bronze fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

Shore Power Connection
2019 New Anodes
2016 Engine overhauled
2015 New Prop
2015 New batteries x 2


Length 10.52m
LWL 8.90m
Beam 3.48m
Draft Min 1.89m
Draft Max 1.89m
Displacement 5,500kg (12,127.5lbs)
Headroom 1.90m
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Z Spars Aluminium spars (1993) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2013)


Reefing mainsail Saunders - Slab (2016) 3 Reefs
Headsail Saunders - Furling (2011)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Gennaker/Cruising Chute (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

2017 New Running rigging

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Hot water by Calorifier and Immersion Heater
2017 New upholstery
2016 New headlining in forward cabin and where required in aft cabins
2004 Neptune 2500 cooker

2 burner propane Stove


Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash

Hot water by Calorifier and Immersion Heater
2017 New upholstery
2016 New headlining in forward cabin and where required in aft cabins
2004 Neptune 2500 cooker

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Cockpit Enclosure

Electric windlass
2 anchors
(35lb CQR & Danforth)
25.00m of chain
dinghy (unknown year)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

2017 Raymarine Dragonfly 5 Chart Plotter
2016 New Steering Compass
2015 New Ships Clock & Barometer
Autohelm 2000 Tiller Pilot
2014 New ST60 Wind Instrument
2014 New ST60 Speed/Log/Depth
Garmin GPS128 & Apelco GPS
Radar JRC 2000
2016 ICom IC-M423 VHF DSC (cockpit speaker)
NASA Navtex
GPS Repeater in cockpit
2018 New DAB/FM Radio/CD player with Bluetooth

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life jackets
Life buoys
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Fire Blanket
Fire Extinguishers

Broker's Comments

The Beneteau First 345 is a popular cruiser racer with keen sailing performance and comfortable accommodation. Popular for family cruising or racing with friends, this example has been in the same ownership for 18 years.

Fun to sail, the side decks are wide, uncluttered and easy to move around. The lines lead aft to a roomy cockpit and, down below, the accommodation is light, airy and well designed.

With 3 double cabins, there is plenty of privacy for family and friends. The large saloon table has ample seating and there’s a well equipped galley with a double sink. This example also has plenty of navigation equipment on a full sized, forward facing nav station.

Built in 1987, her age is showing in places but she also feels capable and current. In addition to having plenty of enjoyment sailing, the current owners have made investments in new sails (which still feel crisp), modern nav equipment and new standing and running rigging amongst other things.

This coastal cruiser racer offers swift sailing and comfortable accommodation at a good price. Well worth a look.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Beneteau First 345 has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy & Jo Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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