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36' 2003 Beneteau First 36.7 - US$99,000
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|Hull Shape||Monohull||Beam||11 ft 4 in|
|Max Draft||7 ft 3 in||Dry Weight||12939 lb|
|Engine Year||2003||Fuel Capacity||20 gal|
|Length at Waterline||30 ft 3 in||Length Overall||36 ft|
|Cabin Headroom||6 ft 2 in||Number of Heads||1|
|Holding Tank Size||11 gal||Water Capacity||78 gal|
|Number of Berths||5||Number of Engines||1|
|Max Bridge Clearance||55 ft 9 in|
Price lowered to $99K 10/25/13. Boat not used 2013 season.
This is a well cared for Beneteau First 36.7. She is in great condition with a professionally fared bottom, fresh bottom paint, and plenty of sails in excellent condition. The interior is in great condition making this one of the best high performance cruising sailboats in this size range. Unlike the other popular brand of cruiser/racer, the Beneteau First series has solid glass hulls reinforced with a fiberglass grid. This means Beneteaus have no wet cores, no soft spots, no delamination, and stronger hull/deck joints, While the other guy's boats have been ridden hard and put away wet, the Beneteau First series boats are just as stiff and dry today as the day they were built. Ask your surveyor what he has seen on ten year old Beneteaus vs. the other ten year old racer/cruisers. And just as importantly the interiors of the First Series Benetaus have greater head room, more comfort and better fit and finish. And they cost less than the competition. Come see why in this nice example now offered for less than $100K.
It should be noted that Beneteau never offered many options on the First 36.7. It was intended to be a one-design cruiser/racer and it is a good one. Far more comfortable better built, and lower in cost than similar-sized J/Boats, the First 36.7 became a very popular class. By the way, becasue the huill is solid glass with a solid glass structural grid, these boats maintain their stiffness and strength far better than cored hulls. The hull/deck joints hold up better and the decks don't leak. Talk to your surveyor about how older Beneteaus hold up compared to other brands.
Discussions about options when ordering the 36.7 typically went like this:
Do you want a deep draft or shallow draft? The shallow draft boats do not race well even with a rating advantage. Deep draft is absolutely the way to go unless you really have depth issues where you sail (rare).
Do you want the optional factory dacron sails by Neil Pryde? These are fine for cruising and deliveries, but not competitive for racing. They are fairly inexpensive so not a bad option to save your racing sails. By the way, Neil Pryde can sttill get you a set of dacrons sails for the 36.7 for a great price if you want them.
They offer a carbon spinnaker pole in lieu of aluminum. This is recommended for racing to save weight and is also easier to handle for women and lighter people working the bow. Ths was expensive but worth it. Most racers have the carbon pole.
Harken furler? Nice to have for cruising but we're also seeing more people furl their jibs while racing rather than dropping them. Good to have.
Factory Raymarine Electronics? Fine for doing the basics of speed depth and wind. If you want a complicated racing electronics package it will need to be purchased and installed later. This means more holes drilled in boat and spaghetti wiring run all over the place only to have it become obsolete in two years. Are you a sailor who likes to stare at numbers or do you prefer to keep your head out of the boat paying attention to things that matter more?
Autopilot? Essential for cruising, shorthanded sailing (solo even) and deliveries. Better installed by factory than by hacks later.
That was pretty much it.
This boat has what you want in a First 36.7:
Deep Draft (7 - 3") - Preferred
Carbon Class Pole - Preferred
Raymarine Electronics Package - Just the basics, thank you.
Raymarine Autopilot - Wheel Pilot works great on this lighter boat.
Harken Furler - Includes the twin-grooved headfoil for changing sails on the fly. This unit can stay on the bow whether you are using it or not, but I belive it is also removeable without too much work if you want it gone.
Refrigeration (top loading) - I can't remember of this was an option or standard, but it has it. Keeps drinks cold all day using surprisingly little battery power.
Big Non-Factory Options:
Full Configuration for Racing IRC includes:
- Longer carbon fiber spinnaker pole by Forte
- Masthead spinnaker halyard
- 2011 Evolution (UK/Halsey) Masthead spinnaker
- 2011 Evolution (UK/Halsey) 145% Genoa
- IRC Certificate - Boat was weighed and found to be one of the lightest First 36.7's out there. This is the boat Benetau selected for Judd Smith to go on and win many races in. Great for PHRF and One-Design
See Sail Inventory discussion for more on the IRC package and how it can be used to your advantage for PHRF racing.
Professional Bottom Job - The bottom of this boat was professionally fared and finished for racing. This includes using templates to ensure the keel and rudder are perfectly optimized for high performance. I believe this was performed by Waterline Systems since they were the best at this when the original owner purchased the boat. This costs about $15K at the time, probably closer to $20K now, and makes a huge diffe
This boat has sail plans optimized for both One Design and IRC racing. This also gives you options to customize the best sail plan for your local PHRF conditions. The typical 36.7 One Desgin configuration alows up to a 155% genoa and uses the fractional spinnaker. In IRC it is preferrable to run with a masthead spinnaker with a longer spinnaker pole and a genoa limited to 145%. Now if you're racing PHRF in average conditions that are lighter, like on many evening beercan races, you might find it preferrable to lower your rating (probably 6 seconds/mile) to use the 155% genoa and the larger mast-head chute. The 36.7 really does go upwind well, but in lighter conditions it could use more power downwind. The bigger chute let's you run deeper to make better VMG.
This boat also has the Harken roller furler with twin-grooved headfoil. This allows you to furl the headsails while racing or cruising or you may also hoist, lower, and make headsail changes more traditionally if you prefer.
It should be noted that the sails listed below from 2009 & 2011 have not been used very much and the conditions around here in the summer are usually in the 8 - 12 knot wind range. The sails are all still very competitive The owner only races a few times per year since he lives a couple states away from the boat. This is why he is selling. Bottom line: You can step on this boat and be competitive for another season or two of good racing without having to buy new sails. I race in this boat and can personally vouch for the sails. And don't forget the bottom of this boat is glassy smooth. This is just as important as sails for boat speed.
2011 - Evolution (UK/Halsey) 145% Light #1 (About 15 races - light air)
2011 - Evolution (UK/Halsey) Masthead Spinnaker with larger Forte Carbon Pole (About 15 races light air)
2009 UK/Halsey Mainsail (About 25 races) never flogged or reefed. I know becasue I usually trim mainsail when racing in this boat.
2009 UK/Halsey Class Chute (Maybe 10 races)
2009 UK/Halsey Class 155% #1 (Maybe 10 races)
2009 UK/Halsey #3 (used maybe once or twice?)
#4 Heavy Dacron Blade for heavy air
Storm Trysail (Never Used) - Required for some offshore racing
Storm Jib (Never Used) - Required for some offshore racingh
Full set of older Doyle racing sails now used for deliveries but still these are better than what you find on many used boats. This was Judd Smith's last set he built for himself when he was winning everything in this boat.
Note: There were many other sails that came with this boat when the current owner bought it (third owner). He evaluated them all and threw most away except for that decent Doyle set mentioned above. He then purchasing all new sails as indicated.
This boat has the typical Raymarine electronics that came from the factory including:
Raymarine C80 GPS/Chartplotter at the nav station
Raymarine ST60 Wind (above companionway)
Raymarine ST60 Speed/Depth (above Compnaionway)
VHF at nav station
Velocitek Starting Line device - You push a few bottons before the start and it uses GPS to tell you your distance from the starting line. After starting it displays speed over ground. This is mounted to the mast. Speed over ground combined with Speed through the water is helpful for determining current speed.
See Sail Inventory discussion for more information, especially about the second IRC setup which also gives you more PHRF options
Bottom professionally tempkated and fared, see Options section for a discussion on this.
|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.|
|Designed by the global leader in racing yachts, Farr Yacht Design, the First 36.7 was inspired by the worldwide success of her big sister, the First 40.7 - the most successful and prolific performance yacht of her size in the last 20 years. Sleek on the edges and responsive at the helm, the 36.7 incorporates a variety of innovative features at an incredible value.|
Jonathan Smith can answer any questions you have or to arrange for a showing. You may email Jonathan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call his cell from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM EST at 860-514-3763.
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