top of page


1986 Beneteau First 305 For Sale - €38k

The Beneteau First 305 is generally considered a well-made boat that sails well and has a good-looking rig. However, it is criticized for having a cramped interior, with tight and narrow berths, particularly for individuals over 6 feet tall. The nav table is also deemed small and not very useful. The boat is seen as more focused on performance, rigging, and handling rather than cruising amenities like storage and a spacious galley. Despite its smaller size, it is said to have a comfortable nav station and tiller steering. The First line of Beneteau boats is generally regarded as a step up in quality from the standard line.

The current owner uses the boat actively. There are no non-functioning systems and/or devices in the boat inventory. The owner of the boat has made various upgrades over the years to create a certain comfort area and continues to do so. Of those; In 2018, the bottom of the boat was scraped down to the gel coat and 5 layers of gel shield were applied. In the same year, all bed and seat foams and upholstery were renewed. In 2021; The engine was completely taken out and all heavy maintenance was done, the front engine mounts were replaced, and the engine battery was renewed with condensate. The service battery, 2x205 W Lexron solar panels and 30 AMP MPPT Lexron solar charge controller were added to the inventory in 2022. In the same year, the sprayhood, lazy bag and bimini, as well as the entire waste water hose line of the boat, were renewed. Engine rear mounts, shaft sleeve and all valves were replaced in 2023. In February 2024, for the protection of the bottom of the hull, 3 layers of gelshield were scraped and 3 layers of gelshield were applied again. Within the scope of pre-season maintenance, the shaft seal was replaced and routine maintenance of the engine was carried out.

It is generally regarded as a well-equipped, quality boat that sails well. However, they have been criticized for having a cramped interior with narrow beds, especially for people over 1.80 meters tall. The boat designer seems to focus more on performance, equipment and handling rather than cruising facilities such as storage and a large galley. Despite its small size, it has a comfortable navigation station and a precise tiller helm. SY Derin Su, one of the first mass-production boats of Beneteau boats, is generally considered a step forward in quality compared to the standard mass-production boats that will be offered by Beneteau shipyard in the following years.

The cabin layout of SY Derin Su includes a double "V"-berth in the bow cabin, an L-shaped settee and a straight settee in the main salon, and an aft cabin with a double berth on the port side. The galley is located on the port side just forward of the companionway ladder and is L-shaped, equipped with a two-burner stove, a refrigerator, and a double sink. A navigation station is opposite the galley, on the starboard side. The head is located aft, on the starboard side, and includes a shower. The cabin's maximum headroom is 178 cm. The boat has a closed aft cockpit and accommodates six berths in two cabins.

She has wintered on land for 2 (two) months every year since 2017. All the boat maintenance needed was carried out during the land period. Since '2017', only Seajet 039 two-component antifouling paint has been used on the hull. The boat inventory includes a set of racing sails in good condition, a Genoa sail (used for 4 years / two seasons) and a spare main sail (in medium condition).

All maintenance of the boat has been carried out before the 2024 season. The boat is based at Marmaris Yacht Marina and is currently at sea. Boat demonstrations will be held during business hours every day of the week, except Sundays. Appointments are required for boat showings. Please make a reservation at least three days before your planned visit.


Hull Type: Fin w/spade rudder

Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop

Flag: Turkey

LOA: 9.30 m

LWL: 8.15 m

S.A. (reported): 38.09 m²

Beam: 3.20 m

Displacement: 3,739 kg

Ballast: 1,350 kg

Max Draft: 1.70 m

Construction: FG

Built Date: 1986

Builder: Beneteau

Designer: Jean Berret

Make: Volvo

Model: MD 2002

Type: Diesel

Horse Power: 18

Transmission type: Shaft Drive

Engine Last Service: February 2024

1X Fuel tank: 40 L.

2X Water tanks: Total 180 L.

1X Holding Tank: 60 L.

2X Cabins

1X Head&Shower

1X Shore power inlet and cable

2X Service batteries

1X Engine starter battery

1X Quick Src 300 Nrg battery charger

1X Raytheon ST60 wind direction and speed indicator

1X Raymarine ST60 depth and speed indicator

1X Autohelm ST200 Auto pilot

1X Sea Line II VHF

1X Plastimo Compass

1X Radar reflector

1X Kamasonic Cd Player

1X Manuel bilge pump

1X Rule Mate 1100 GPH Electrical bilge pump

1X Wale Mark II sea water foot pump in the galley

1X Wale Mark II Fresh Water foot pump in the head

Pressurised Fresh water system

1X Oven with three burner

1X Refrigerator 95L.

Teak cockpit

1X Cockpit Table

1X Gangway

2X 205 W Solar panels total 410 W

1X Victron MPPT Solar regulator

1X Swim ladder

Cockpit shower

Cockpit cushions

1X Bimini

1X Lazy bag

1X Spray hood

1X Lazy jacks

1X Life buoy

4X Life vests

1X Classic main Racing sail with two reef in good order

1C Genoa Racing sail in good order

1X Spare main sail (fair condition) with sail bag

1X Spare genoa sail (four years old) with sail bag

1X ZSPARS aluminium mast with two spreaders

2X Genoa winches

2X Spinnaker winches

2X Coach roof winches

1X Steering tiller

1X Spare tiller

1X Windlass 1000W

1X 8 mm galvanised chain 80 mt.

1X Ultra Anchor 12 kg

Various mooring ropes

Kitchen goodies

6X Fenders

41 views0 comments


bottom of page