2005 Beneteau First 44.7
|Category||Racers and Cruisers, Racers|
|Hull and Deck Construction|
The 44.7's hull is solid fiberglass with a laminated structural hull liner for load bearing and distribution eliminating worries of moisture and wet coring The deck is fiberglass sandwich with a balsa core with a unidirectional weave. All the bulkheads are bonded 360 degrees to the hull and a deck for structural strength. The ends of all wood floorboards and panels are sealed. which means they will not swell. The fuel and water tanks are on centerline to improve sea handling and performance. The overall quality of the wood and glasswork below is excellent, reflecting the experience of the boatbuilders in Beneteau's assembly plant in France, where the 44.7 were built exclusively.
|Engine and Mechanical Systems:|
It's easy to tell that the 44.7 was designed with input form owners of previous Beneteaus; access to the engine was among the best we've seen. Two gas pistons lift the companionway stairs assembly and reveal an engine with a large shield covering belts and other moving parts. The water pump faces forward, which allows for the impeller to be changed out without removing the entire unit. Access to all the engine filters is also excellent. The standard engines is a 40 hp. Volvo 2040 powering a sail drive unit; this boat has the upgraded optional 55hp. Volvo D255. Engine noise below is negligible, which means that the off watch will be able to sleep even during battery-charging sessions.
|Electronics and Navigation Equipment:|
|Deck Hardware and Equipment:|
Lewmar Racing Winch Package
|Spars and Rigging|
|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.|
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Beneteau, One of the world's biggest boat builders, and Farr yacht Design, one of the world's most successful yacht design firms, make a formidable team. The Beneteau First 44.7, is a prime example of what two such powerhouses can produce. A great dual-purpose boat, as capable on the race course as it is comfortable when cruising. Any objections about buying a performance sailboat and sacrificing comfort will be laid to rest once you experience this yacht.
Sounion, a 2005 Beneteau First 44.7 has been sailed in Annapolis since new. The owner's have used the boat for cruising on the Chesapeake Bay and racing in the Annapolis Wednesday night series. She is well equipped, well cared for. This boat has lots of upgrades from the base model and is priced to sell.