1983 42 Beneteau First


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There were many racing boats built in the 1980s, but one cruiser/racer stood out - the Beneteau First 42. Under sail in light or heavy air, Euphorie is a true club racer with an abundant sail inventory and all necessary hardware for winning. She is a quality German Frers design with a solid hand-laid fiberglass hull, open deck space and a comfortable cockpit for 8. All lines are run into the cockpit for easy single handling and all winches are self tailing. Her interior has recently been varnished and a new teak & holly sole and new headliner were installed. A new linear drive autopilot was installed and new deck and cockpit paint has been added. There are 6 berths sleeping 8 guests or crew with good storage for long distance cruising or racing.

Lovingly cared for by the original owner, Euphorie is race or cruise ready today. Do not hesitate to preview this well equipped world racer before she is scooped up by a racing club. Call Barry at 954-873-1800 for more information.

Accommodations: Walkthrough
From the companionway ladder find the aft stateroom with large quarter berth to port with cabinets and storage below. Aft to starboard is the aft head with shelves, storage and opening port. Moving fwd to starboard find the large navigation station with opening desk, overhead hatch and across to port is the galley. Moving forward to port is the U-shaped settee and centerline opening dinette table and to starboard the straight settee. Forward to port is the fwd head with shelves, storage and overhead hatch with vent. Forward is the master stateroom with Pullman berth to port and seating area to starboard. Find a hanging locker to starboard, locker with shelves in the bow and large overhead hatch.

Section Name: Galley
Eno 3 burner propane stove with oven
Large well insulated Refrigerator with Adler Barbour cold machine
Deep double Stainless Steel sinks w/ pressure hot & cold water
Secondary sea water foot pump
LED lighting
6 Gallon hot water heater with engine exchange
Cabinets & clear panel shelves
Under sink storage & cutting board/sink guard
Abundant counter space

Section Name: Navigation & Electronics
Forward facing nav station w/ red night light
Platismo 5&1/2 compass w/ cover at helm
Link by Datamarine speed & distance
Datamarine wind speed & direction
Datamarine depth sounder
Garmin 76 hand held GPS
Garmin nav station mounted GPS
Icom 120 VHF with mast top antenna
Davis mast top wind direction windex
Navigation lights
Steaming light
Insulated back stay for SSB installation

Section Name: Electrical Equipment
2 Automatic/manual 12V bilge pumps
12V panel w/ breakers
2 Group 31 house bank batteries
1 Group 27 deep cycle engine starting battery
Many new LED 12V lights
12V Fans
Mast deck light

Section Name: Deck & Hull
Stainless Steel bow & stern rails
SS Stanchions w/ double coated life lines
Aluminum toe rail
Double SS bow roller
Bruce anchor w/ 15 5/8 chain & 250 rode
Fortress anchor w/ 15 3/8 chain & 250 rode
Double forward bow deck lockers
5 Opening deck hatches
4 Aluminum deck vents
Starboard deck hand rails
Starboard cockpit sole w/ storage under
SS Swim ladder w/ starboard step pads on transom
SS Outboard engine hoist w/ 3:2 purchase
Aft rail centerline gate
Lexan & wood companionway slats
2- Opening aft stateroom ports
3- Other opening ports
4- Narrow non-opening salon windows
4- Aluminum forward and aft deck cleats
2- SS cleats amidships on deck Genoa track
Starboard cockpit table
New cockpit cushions & Sport-a-Seats
Cockpit hot & cold fresh water shower
1- SS water tank, 1- Aluminum water tank
1- Aluminum fuel tank
SS Fishing rod holder on stern rail
1- Huge Cockpit locker
2- Huge lazerette lockers under helm seat
1- Manual gusher bilge pump
2- Pilot berths over salon settees, can be used for storage with cabinetry or as single berths w/ lee cloths
8 New keel bolts for a total of 16
Black Sumbrella Bimini w/ roll up Sumbrella connector to Dodger
Black Sumbrella Dodger w/ zip up front window
SS Bimini & Dodger poles
New salon teak & holly sole
New fabric head liner
All newly varnished interior
Teak cockpit seats and helm seat
Cable to quadrant steering system
Goya aluminum 42 steering wheel
2- Manual hand pump toilets

Section Name: Sails & Rigging
Aluminum deck stepped mast w/ double spreaders & aluminum boom
SS swaged wire standing rigging
SS wire running back stays
SS wire Adjustable baby stay w/ Staylock fitting
Navtec Hydraulic back stay and solid boom vang
1- Storm jib
1- 85% working jib
1- #1 heavy 145% Genoa
1- #1 light 145% Genoa
1- Roller furling 135% Genoa
1- Roller furling 150% Genoa
1- ounce Spinnaker
1- Staysail spinnaker
1- Small cruising spinnaker
1- 3 year old Main sail w/ full upper battens & semi lower battens w/ 3 reef points
1- Original spare main sail-serviceable
New black Sumbrella main sail cover
Harken split drum on the roller furling and spare regular drum
Double deck Genoa tracks w/ Barbarosa sheet cars
2- Cockpit Lewmar #55 ST sheet winches
2- Cockpit Lewmar #42 ST spinnaker sheet winches
6- Lewmar #40 ST deck winches
1- Lewmar #16 ST mast winch
10- Port & Starboard line stoppers
2- Spinnaker poles w/ deck and mast mounts
2- Spinnaker pole topping lifts
2- Spinnaker pole down hauls
1- Reaching strut
Port & Starboard Spectra or Kevlar halyards
Port & Starboard Spectra or Kevlar Spinnaker halyards
Lewmar main sheet block
Assorted Garhauer blocks
Port & Starboard jam cleats

Section Name: Mechanical Equipment
1990 Perkins 4-108 50hp diesel, FWC at about 1000 hours
SS shaft and Gori folding prop
Moorse throttle & separate shifter
Evinrude 15hp 2 stroke outboard w/ stern rail mount

Section Name: Safety Equipment & Extras
1- Life sling
Life jackets
11 Zeppelin Hypolon dinghy w/ removable floor boards
Extra chafe gear
Coast Guard safety package
Fenders & dock lines
Assorted dock poles and deck brushes
Major spare engine parts & supplies including a starter and 2 alternators
Many other spares & parts including 2 holding tanks (not installed), extra rode, extra halyards and so much more - To much to list


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1983 42 Beneteau First was posted on 05-10-2019 by CampFireJack in the Sailboats forum.
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