Price AU $157,500 Buyers over

Price
AU $157,500 Buyers over
Details
Designed by FRERS as a "racer/cruiser", built in the "bespoke" CNB yard of Beneteau yachts where quality and attention to detail were paramount, plus with lines akin to a SWAN, this magnificent FIRST 51 foot yacht has stood the test of time with an appeal many current designs would envy.
She is slipped annually and the motor whilst original, runs smoothly and is a testament to the owners level of care.
French Connection was purchased by the current owner in 1998 and as part of his ongoing commitment to the boat is slipping her soon for usual maintenance but also a full mast out / Standing & Running rigging upgrade.
This level of care and attention is a credit the owner and makes 'French Connection" the boat to buy for any one interested in a Beneteau.


Contact Bill on 0417114372
Region
Victoria
Location
Geelong VIC
Usage
Cruising
Reference
130151F
Year
1987
Rego Number
G9
Rego Expiry
03/02/2020
Designer
German Frers
Builder
Beneteau, France
Length
51' 0" - 15.55m
Beam
4.55m
Draft
1.8m
Displacement
13500kg
Keel / Ballast
Shoal Draft with Fins
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP
Deck Material
GRP
Engine
The Perkins 82hp is is the original but has been methodically serviced every year by the current owner. There was a major overhaul and rebuild in 2008.
Engine Make
Perkins
HorsePower
82
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
950 since rebuild
Number Engines
1
Engine Hours (2nd Engine)
N/A
Cruise Speed
8 knots
Propulsion
2 blade folding prop on shaft
Thrusters
N/A
Fuel
300lt
Water
600lt
Galley
The boat features a large 'L' shaped galley with large pantry to the rear. Two double S/S sinks and complimented by ample work space and storage.
Refrigeration
Large Electric with Top access
Freezer
N/A
Stove
3 burner gas with oven and grill
WaterMaker
N/A
Hot Water System
Yes
Accommodation
A large, spacious main cabin features seating areas on both sides, a large 'L' shaped galley and a very sea-friendly nav station. Forward are 2 twin berths and these both lead into a impressive enclosed head and shower. To the rear in the owners cabin with ample storage and access to the second head. There is also an entrance to this off the main cabin.
Cabins
Four
Berths
8.1 double to rear, 4 singles forward and 2 further singles in the main cabin.
Shower
Two
Toilet
Two
Entertainment
Sony Radio and CD Player
Air Conditioning
N/A
Dinghy
N/A
Outboard
N/A
Covers
Boom Cover and cover for bimni when folded back.
Hatchway Dodger
Ground Tackle
2 plough anchors with chain and rope.
Muir Anchor Winch
Safety Gear
As well as the items listed below the vessel features a Burke retriever float and horseshoe ring.
Bilge Pumps
2 manual and 1 Electric
Life Raft
N/A
Epirb
N/A
Life Jackets
Inshore kit
Flares
TBA
Fire Protection
4 Fire Extinguishers and Fire Blanket
Electrics
Shore power system. 1 engine start battery and 2 house batteries.
Electronics
Raymarine wind, depth and speed instruments on starboard cockpit bulkhead. Raymarine ST7000 autohelm, ST80 wind and Multi displays on port cockpit bulkhead. VHF and HF radios dedicated Acer laptop tethered to nav system. Raymarine C70 chart plotter at Nav station. Furuno 1700 Radar at Nav station.
Sail Inventory
The list of sails in comprehensive and are as follows. No 2 Dacron headsail (2017) in excellent condition. No 4 Dacron headsail in good condition. Dacron mainsail ( 2013) in good condition. 1 asymmetric and 3 symmetrical spinnakers along with their associated running gear. There is also an older No 2 headsail and a older no 3. Also a set of storm sails
Mast / Rigging
The boat features a keel stepped aluminium mast with 3 spreaders. The rigging is S/S Dyform and includes a inner forestay, backstay and running back stays. The Backstay and Vang are hydraulic and controlled from a panel behind the twin wheels. The boat has 2 aluminium spinnaker poles and a aluminium jockey pole.
Deck Gear
10 Lewmar Winchs
Remarks
The standard of timberwork down below is far superior to modern production yachts and recent new coverings on the seating gives the cabins a light and airy feel. The sail wardrobe is in good condition and comprehensive. French Connection has just been slipped and had new antifoul, polished topsides and a good spring clean and is ready to go. Huge price reduction to meet the market. For more information about this great yacht please contact Roger on 0417124186 or Bill on 0417114372

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