Maiden Marine
Ferry Nab Bowness on Windermere
Cumbria, GB, LA23 3JH
Tel:+44 (0)1539 488050
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2006 Beneteau First 31.7

location icon Ferry Nab, Cumbria
Year 2006
Length 31'6 ft / 9.61 m
Builder/Manufacturer Beneteau

A lovely example of the Beneteau First 31.7 cruiser / racer which has been based on Windermere with one owner from new. Comfortable accommodation for 6 with 2 double cabins and 2 saloon single berths. Supplied new with upgraded North Sails and the later addition of a Spinnaker. Sprayhood and Lazy Jack Bag replaced in 2016. Stored ashore each winter there is a 6 wheeled yard trolley available by separate negotiation. This is a well cared for example which has enjoyed an "easy life" on the lake.


Year Built 2006
Category Sail
Length Overall 31'6 ft / 9.61 m
Beam 10'7 ft / 3.23 m
Max Draft 6'3 ft / 1.90 m
Cabins 2
Electrical System 220 V
Double Berths 2
Construction Fiberglass
Keel Fin Keel
Min Draft 6'3 ft / 1.90 m
Drive Type Sail
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 20.70 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 30 L
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 160 L
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 88 L
Displacement 3,750 kg
Tax Status Paid

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 3YM20
Drive Type: SailDrive
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 21hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 2 Blade
Year: 2007

GRP hull in grey with white deck and superstructure. Balsa sandwich deck with diamond point non-slip finish. White internal mouldings, Pear wood finish and white upholstery make the saloon feel light and airy.

Deep fin keel with draft of 1.90m. Spade rudder with stainless steel tiller steering. Teak cockpit seating.


Powered by a Yanmar 3YM20 21hp inboard diesel with saildrive unit and twin bladed propeller. A bank of 3 x 12V batteries provide domestic power and engine start (2 x new 2018, 1 x new 2017). Shore power and battery charger fitted.

  • Yanmar 3YM20
  • Recent batteries
Sails and Rigging

Fractional Bermudan rig with keel stepped alloy mast and spars. Stainless steel wire standing rigging with Dyneema running rigging led aft to cockpit. Backstay adjustment led to mainsheet traveller for easy accessibility.

Slab reefing mainsail with Lazy Jack bag, roller furling Genoa with luff sock and rigged for conventional Spinnnaker with pole.

  • Mainsail - Premium NorDac Cruising Main by North Sails (2007)
  • Genoa - Soft NorLam 140% by North Sales (2007)
  • Spinnaker - Conventional Spinnaker by Crusader (2012)


Accommodation and layout

Six berths in a 2 cabin plus saloon berth layout. On entering the saloon, to port is the L shaped galley with stainless steel sink, pressurised hot and cold water, gas oven with twin burner hob, top loading fridge and a variety of storage. Behind the galley is the entrance to the double aft cabin which has a hanging locker and access to the sail drive.

To starboard is the navigation station with aft facing chart table, chart plotter and electrical panel. Aft is the heads compartment which has a sea toilet with holding tank, shower, wash hand basin storage and wet locker.

The saloon has 2 settee berths either side of a central dining table which has 2 folding leaves and seats 6. White interior mouldings, Pear wood finish and white upholstery give a warm light feeling to the interior. Forward of the saloon is the fore-cabin with a V berth double and storage.


Lake based from new the inventory includes:

  • Compass
  • Raymarine ST60 Log / Speed / Depth
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind / Speed / Direction
  • Raymarine A65 GPS / Plotter
  • Anchor with chain and Warp
  • Navigation lights
  • Radio / CD player
  • Bilge pumps
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Boathook
  • Boarding ladder
  • Warps and fenders
  • Shaped quilt covers for fore and aft cabin berths
  • Sprayhood (2016)
  • Lazy Jack bag (2016)
  • Luff sock

A 6 wheeled Keels on Wheels storage trolley is available by separate negotiation.

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.
Additional Contact Information

Available to view. Please contact Maiden Marine on 015394 88050 to arrange an appointment.