2003 Beneteau First 36.7

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Class Sails
Category Racers and Cruisers
Year 2003
Make Beneteau
Length 36'
Propulsion Type Single Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Charleston, SC

Bruce Farr has designed numerous successful boats, and this is an excellent example of why he is one of the pre-eminent naval designers. The boat is extremely capable both for cruising as well as racing, and the interior configuration has encompassed the best of both worlds.

The forward cabin is a comfortable and large V berth, with lockers for storage. Just aft, to port, is the head and shower. There are thruhulls which are readily accessed under the sink in the head.

The main salon has a settee to port and to starboard, and each will comfortably sleep and adult. The navigation station is located to starboard as one comes down the companionway, and aside from the desk there is also a tremendous amount of storage that has been created both under and behind the seat.

On each side of the engine, under the companionway steps, is a large double cabin. There is storage both under the berths as well as in various lockers thorughout the cabins.

The boat is cooled and heated with a Dometic reverse cycle 15000 BTU unit, and the control pad is centrally located in the salon area.

It is difficult to imagine a more spacious and well laid out 3 cabin 37 foot boat!


The L shaped galley is situated to port, as one enters the main cabin down the companionway stairs. There is a Stainless Steel propane 2 burner stove and oven, with a stainless steel bar across for support. Immediately forward is the fredge freezer, which is recessed under the countertop. The fridge is an Adler Barbour Cold Machine, and is 12 volt for offshore capability.

Moving inboard are the twin Stainless Steel sinks, with hot and cold pressurized water. The cutlery drawer is located on the side of the cabinet housing the sinks. There are numerous lockers located alongside the hull, above the countertop, and they are used for storage of both plates and food.

  • Raymarine ST60 Depth
  • Raymarine ST 60 Wind
  • Raymarine Graph
  • Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot
  • Raymarine speed
  • Raymarine GPS Chartplotter
  • HH VHF
  • VHF w/AIS
  • Stereo system with speakers in cockpit
  • Flatscreen TV




The engine is located under the companionway stairs, and is easily accessed from the front and the two sides.

The  new 30 HP Yanmar is renowned for its durability and quality, and will push the boat comfortably through the water. The saildrive makes backing the boat extremely easy, and propwalk is substantially reduced.

The hatch on the starboard side allows for easy access to filters, as well as the injector pump. The hatch on the port side allows for easy access to the alternator and starter motor.

The impellor is located in fornt, and the steps are easily removed to allow access to hoses, pulleys and the 2 batteries.

Deck and sails

The design of the deck is to allow for easy maveuvering while under way, and for crew to be able to move quickly without too many constraints.

The lines are led aft for the cockpit crew to be able to control sheets and halyards easily, and the carbon fiber spinnaker pole is located on a track on the mast. There is a rigid vang, rod rigging, and the running was all replaced in 2011. The two primary winches are Lewmar 48 ST's, and the secondaries are Lewmar 40 ST's. There are four rope clutches on each side for lines.

The backstay is adjustable, and the mainsheet traveller is located directly in front of the helmsman. There are braces molded into the deck for stability while heeled, and the transom is open to displace any water quickly and safely. There is a cockpit shower recessed under the helmsman's seat, to port.

The instruments are located above the companionway entrance.

There is also a telescoping swim ladder located off the transom.

The bimini and dodger were new as of December 2018.

There is also a new bow canvas shade cover and a new wheel cover.


2003 Cruising Dacron Main

2003 RF 135% Genoa

2003 A/P Spinnaker

2008 Racing Main

2008 #1 Genoa

2011 #2 Genoa

2011 Spinnaker

2012 #1 Genoa

2012 Spinnaker

2014 Main

2015 #1 Genoa

2015 Assymetrical


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Contact Information

For additional information or photos please contact listing broker Glen Appelbaum at 843 813 3711

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Nominal Length
Length Overall
Max Draft
Length at Waterline
Dry Weight
Single Berths
Double Berths
Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Year 2016
Total Power 30hp
Engine Hours 68
Engine Type Single Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
Electrical Equipment
Shore Power Inlet
Wind Speed and Direction
Navigation Center
Bimini Top
Mainsail Cover
Spinnaker Pole
Furling Genoa
Fully Battened Mainsail
Inside Equipment
Hot Water
Battery Charger
Air Conditioning
Manual Bilge Pump
Electric Bilge Pump
Marine Head
HIN BEYN2076I203
Hull Shape Monohull
2003 Beneteau First 36.7

It won't take long to see that this boat has been maintained and sailed by a knowledgeable and experienced owner. The condition of the boat belies its age, with a new engine, interior that shows well, new sails, and the cockpit set up for competitive racing. The boat was designed to be both a competitive racer, as well as a comfortable cruiser.

With a new engine and new sails, this boat is race-ready. 

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