1995 Beneteau First 42s7
The Beneteau First 42s7 with its racing version regatta rig was one of the last of the S range models from Beneteau and probably the prettiest. Developed for offshore racing in comfort, the racing version proved to be successful. “Pointe North” is the regatta rig racing version.
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The First 42s7, the product of experience gained through the First 46f5 and the First 53f5, is also the result of intense research in terms of quality, performance and comfort. From the structural inner moulding laminated on the hull, to the hull - deck joint, the most important words are strength and reliability. The rigging, in both the standard or IMS racer-cruiser configuration, is discontinuous rod, with swept-back spreaders ensuring a perfect hold on the keel-stepped mast. The uncluttered deck layout has very individual characteristics: the "double-body" of the coachroof enables the shroud chainplates to be brought towards the middle of the boat and thus improves the angle of the genoa and increases her pointing ability upwind. It also allows space for two fixed portholes which provide the salon with additional pleasant natural lighting. And finally, the foredeck space is thus enlarged, which facilitates moving about on deck, whether you're making a sail change or dropping anchor. All lines are led aft to the cockpit to Spinlock stoppers making it easy to hoist the spinnaker. The full-battened mainsail falls between the lazyjacks and the cover is on in an instant. The Dorade vents on the coachroof combine beauty with function: when turned to the "sailing" position, the sheets won't get trapped in the vents. Whatever your preference, two or three cabins, pear or cherry finish, the warmth and efficiency of a Philippe Starck interior awaits: shapes and soft curves, natural lighting, and plenty of ventilation via numerous opening ports and hatches. The navigator, comfortably seated at the nav station, can plot the course on the large chart table, and check all the electronics on board mounted on a removable, hinged panel (exactly like the 16-function electrical panel). The fully-equipped galley comes with stainless steel gimballed stove with oven, large refrigerator, double sinks and plenty of storage space. The First 42s7 combines both science and performance, the enjoyment of life on board and the mastery of technology, giving the greatest possible pleasure for sailing long distance in comfort, and fast.
Blue leather pattern PVC upholstery to the saloon. Blue/white striped fabric upholstery to cabin berths. Carpets in cabins only. Blinds on ports. Pressurised hot & cold-water system to galley and heads. Hot water from engine calorifier and 220v immersion heater from shore power. CD player with speakers below and in the cockpit. Clock & barometer. From forward - Large heads forward with s/steel washbasin, shower, and good stowage. the two forward cabins both have two single bunk berths with storage lockers and drawers.
The saloon has curved seating to starboard, dining table and bench seat to port. Storage under berths and inside lockers. Galley to port with two s/steel sinks, mixer tap, gimballed gas cooker with two burners & oven, Fridge 12v refrigeration unit in cool box and good stowage.
Heads aft to port with s/steel washbasin, manual sea toilet, mixer tap with a pull out shower-head, shower drain and again good stowage. Large navigation station to starboard with navigators’ seat, chart table, instrumentation and stowage. Two aft double cabins with large double berths and hanging lockers.
Keel stepped fractional rig. Double spreader mast and slab reefing boom with stack pack. Rod stainless steel standing rigging - new 2012. Block and tack kicker. Backstay tensioner. Facnor twin groove headsail furling gear with below deck drum. Dyneema halyards, headsail sheets and spinnaker guys/sheets, Polyester reefing/control lines with all led back to cockpit under GRP garage via Spinlock clutches. Spinnaker pole with mast track/stowage. Genoa track/cars on side decks, Inboard “Solent” tracks/cars on coachroof.
2 x Lewmar 50 CST self-tailing Genoa winches 2 x Lewmar 44 CST self-tailing halyard/reefing winches 2 x Lewmar 48 CST self-tailing spinnaker winches
1 x Mainsail - last serviced 2019
1 x Genoa - last serviced 2019 when a new sacrifical strip was added.
2 x Additional Headsails
2 x Spinnakers
Volvo MD 22L four cylinder 50 hp fresh water-cooled diesel with heat exchanger and wet exhaust, flexibly mounted beneath companionway. Electric start and single lever engine control. Reversing reduction gearbox with shaft driven two bladed folding propeller.
3 x 12-volt batteries, 2 domestic 2019, 1 engine 2020 charging from the engine alternator, 12-volt battery charger, 240-volt ring main installed with shore power connection.
Pastel blue GRP hull with external lead shallow fin keel with winglets. Semi balanced spade rudder with large diameter wheel steering. Hard wood toe rail. White GRP deck and superstructure, and self-draining aft cockpit. Moulded non-slip deck surfaces and teak laid cockpit seats.
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