1985 Beneteau First 29

Beneteau First 29 - Description

1985 Beneteau First 29, lifting keel, sloop rig with reconditioned Yanmar 2GM 20hp engine installed 2021. 'Kerygma III' has received plenty of love and care in the 5 years she has been in her current ownership. Improvements include the fitting of a reconditioned Yanmar engine, maintenance of the lifting keel mechanism, professional rigging check with parts replaced as required, new winches, batteries, oven and headlining. Kept ashore October to May each year, with old antifouling professionally scraped back in 2021, and a coat of primer and two coats of antifoul applied each year. Kerygma III completed the Round the Island Race in 2022 and 2023. Ready to go to catch this season's sailing. Viewing by appointment on swinging mooring in Chichester Harbour.

Engine and electrical

  • Yanmar 2GM 20 20hp inboard diesel engine on shaft drive
  • Reconditioned engine professionally installed by AD Marine in November 2021 (Invoice available)
  • Serviced 2022
  • Engine mountings replaced 2020
  • Approx 20L fuel tank
  • 2 bladed propeller
  • Auxiliary Yamaha outboard 2.5hp, serviced 2020 and little use since
  • 2 Batteries (one new 2023, the other new 2018)
  • Shore power
  • Battery charger

Hull and Deck

  • GRP construction
  • Lifting keel mechanism fully redone in 2018 + Bronze nut replaced in 2022 + corrosion treatment of the keel pivot point in 2023 (not required, done for additional safety)
  • White hull
  • Tiller steering (tiller new 2022)
  • All layers of antifouling professionally scraped in 2021. 1primer + 2 layers of antifouling done every year. Boat staying out of the water from October until May every year since 2018
  • Anchor
  • Guardwires and stanchions
  • Swim ladder
  • Boat hook
  • Cockpit table
  • Opening ports
  • Hatch
  • Cockpit lockers
  • 4 Warps (new 2022) and 4 fenders
  • Pulpit and toe rail replaced 2023
  • Sprayhood, sail cover and dodgers all new 2018


  • 2 cabins, forward and saloon, with 4 berths total, two in forward cabin (V-double) and two singles in saloon
  • Blue upholstery
  • Headlining replaced 2018
  • Fridge present but unused - previous owner disconnected and not reconnected in current ownership
  • 100L plastic water tank
  • Saloon table
  • Chart table
  • Galley with sink, oven/grill/hob (Voyager 2000 oven new 2018)
  • Heads compartment with manual marine toilet

Sails and Spars

  • Rigging fully professionally checked with all required parts replaced in 2020 (replacement shroud and backing plates, halyard diverter and backstay link plate).
  • Backstay
  • Backstay adjuster
  • Main sail: New from 2018. Excellent condition
  • Spinnaker: good condition
  • Genoa: average condition with one repair
  • Spinnaker pole
  • 5 winches - two Harken and three original from Beneteau

Navigation equipment

  • Humminbird Helix Chartplotter
  • Raymarine plotter
  • AIS Receiver
  • Log/speed/depth
  • ST1000 Autopilot
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Raymarine Windspeed/Direction
  • Radio
  • Compass
  • Barometer
  • Nav lights


  • 4 person life raft serviced 2022
  • 2 Fire extinguishers
  • First aid kit
  • CO2 Alarm
  • Danbouy
  • Radar Reflector
  • Jackstays
  • Automatic bilge pump

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.



Overall length: 8.7m
Hull beam: 3m
Max. displacement: 3000kg
Fuel capacity: 20 litres
Engine: 2 x Yanmar 2GM 20
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