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2002 Beneteau FIRST 47.7 ID 5123995

Dec 18, 2023Dec 18, 2023

'Flyaway Paul' is a 2002 Beneteau First 47.7, commissioned in 2003, now exclusively for sale with YOTI Queensland.

Designed by Bruce Farr, the Beneteau First 47.7 is known for its excellent sailing performance. It is designed to be fast and responsive, making it a great choice for cruising and racing. The boat's hull shape, sail plan, and overall design contribute to its impressive speed and manoeuvrability.

The First 47.7 offers a spacious and comfortable interior, making it suitable for extended cruising or living aboard. 'Flyaway Paul' has a well-designed layout with ample storage, multiple cabins, and a good galley. The boat's interior is crafted with high-quality materials, providing a pleasant ambience down below with a slick, glossy feel that has become such a trade­mark of Beneteau's range. From seating to locker doors, sweeping curves dominate most areas, while the moulded headliner and highly polished stainless steel tie rods provide a sharp modern contrast throughout the layout.

For racers, 'Flyaway Pau'l has an extensive sail wardrobe and superb deck gear, including large Lewmar ST60 3-speed primary winches and two electric coach roof winches. The boat is currently Category 2 compliant. The rig was fully serviced in 2019, with components removed, lubricated as necessary and refitted. The Rod rigging was disassembled and the rod ends NDT tested with dye penetrant.

For Cruisers, the racing equipment makes for easy sail handling and there is a roller reef forestay that can be fitted to the boat. The boat was re-engined in 2016 with a Volvo 55hp D255F Diesel with approximately 500 hours recorded.

Please contact John Connelly for further details and arrange an inspection at RQYS Manly, Queensland.