For Sale

Beneteau First 26


A beautifully presented example of this popular small family cruiser/racer. Sloop rigged with main lazy jacks and furling genoa. Fin keel. Well equipped with excellent sails, engine and up to date electronics and general inventory. Kept ashore every winter.

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Built in 1984 by Beneteau, France
Commissioned in 1985
Hull #1590
LOA 8.02m
LWL 7.0m
Beam 2.8m
Draft 1.3m
Displacement 2200 kgs
Ballast 660 kgs


Sleeps 4 in 2 double berths in 2 cabins, with1.85 headroom.
The interior is finished in teak with beige dralon saloon seating.

The saloon has a large folding table and a galley area to port containing a two burner stove, grill and oven, ice box, sink and stowage. There is a sliding larder unit to starboard. The saloon windows were replaced in 2003.

The forward facing chart table is on the starboard side.
The double berth is in aft cabin to port with a further double forward in the open saloon.
The heads compartment is starboard and has a manual flush sea toilet (seals replaced 2018), hand basin and a hanging locker.

GRP Hull, Deck and Superstructure

Hull epoxy coated in 1999 as a preventative measure
Fin keel
Transom hung rudder
Tiller steering


Powered by Vovo Penta 2001 10hp single cylinder Diesel engine
Rebuilt 2009 & regularly serviced
Volvo approved gearbox upgrade 2002
Single lever morse control
Shaft drive to 2-blade folding propeller
Cruising speed under power 5 knots


12v system supplied by 2-batteries, charged by engine alternator


Fuel capacity 25 litres in 1 stainless steel tank
Fresh Water Capacity 50 litres in 1 PVC tank, 2008
Holding tank capacity 20 litres in 1 stainless steel tank (available, but not installed)

Water system

Manual water system with filter to galley & heads compartment


Bermudan masthead sloop with Z-Spars aluminium spars – New mast 2012
Stainless steel standing rigging (2013)
Terylene running rigging
Slab reefing mainsail with stackpack & lazyjacks
Headsail furling gear
Barton solid boom kicker
All control lines lead aft to cockpit
Spinnaker pole & gear


Mainsail – excellent condition (2017)
Furling genoa – very good condition (2016)
Cruising chute
Spare mainsails and other older sails


2 x Barlow genoa sheet winches
2 x Barlow halyard winches


Navigation Aids:
Standard Horizon GPS/Chartplotter
Standard Horizon VHF DSC Radio with GPS
Silva wind (needs attention)
Clipper Speed Log (2014)
Clipper Depth (2014)
Raymarine ST2000 autopilot

Ground Tackle

Main anchor with chain & warp

General Equipment

Navigation lights
Deck floodlight
Masthead light
Manual bilge pump
Warps, fenders & boathook
Radar reflector
Boarding ladder (stainless steel, transom hung)
Pulpit, pushpit & guardwire
Outboard motor bracket
Spinlock tiller extension
Sprayhood & dodgers, 2007
Beaching legs

Safety Equipment

Horseshoe lifebuoy
4 x Fire extinguishers

Other Information

2013 Survey available

For Further Details


Antoin MacGabhann
Tel: 087 222 4068
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