The Jean Beret designed Beneteau First 345 is one of the finest sailing Beneteaus ever built, she sleeps six comfortably in her two aft cabin and forward V-berth layout. This model is fast and will bring a smile to your face the first time you sail her.
Naval Architect Jean Berret is noted for his cruiser/racer designs, the Beneteau First 345 was designed and built for ocean category sailing. With more than 450 built, they have been very popular for those wanting a boat capable of holding her own on the racecourse and but with the creature comforts of a cruising interior. This boat is a great upwind sailer, she sails beautifully and is well equipped for single-handed sailing or in group with max 6-8 people.
Wood interior is bright and pleasant thanks to large plexiglass double slider on the coach roof.
Delivery available by prior arrangement.
We prepared 'Best Move' last year for ocean sailing and started in November 2019 from Greece towards Canary islands.
We had 7-8 Beaufort sea in the Ionian sea and windy rough weather through the Mediterranean sea. We spent some time in La Linea de Concepcion (near Strait of Gibraltar) preparing for the Atlantic Ocean where we had the standing rigging replaced (New forestay, new shrouds and new backstay).
Since January we have been cruising around the Canary Islands, our long term plan is for the Caribbean if she is not sold before then.
Best Move has a reliable Volvo Penta 2002 (10HP diesel engine) with low fuel consumption of 1,5 l/h, at reasonable RPM of course.
This Beneteau First 345 has a large saloon with a folding table, L shaped galley, navigation table, 3 double bed cabins, 1 bathroom with toilet and shower. A shower is also provided on the transom bathing platform.
Stainless steel construction for solar panels
Two 160W solar panels mounted
In the spacious cockpit with tiller, there are all the instruments needed (compass, GPS, autopilot, sonar, speed), and all lines are always at hand when needed.
The cockpit is also equipped with a new sprayhood and bimini.
When needed there is a cockpit table that can be easily and quickly mounted.
Anchor Delta 15kg + 2reserve anchors
1000 W Master winch with remote controller
Genoa with furling system
Mainsail with lazy droop
2 genoa 2 speed winch
2 mainsail 2 speed winch
2 2 speed winch on mast
New sprayhood with Stainless Steel construction
New bimini with Stainless Steel construction
Stern solar panel construction, with plate for outboard engine
2x 160W solar panels with charge controller
Stern bathing platform with ladder
Cockpit removable table
Tiller with autopilot controller Raytheon ST4000+
Tridata sonar with water temperature and speed
GPS GARMIN map 421
2 new outside loud loudspeakers
Audio with bluetooth
LED lights (all)
New 100A deep cycle engine batery
2x 50A living space bateries
Navtex ICS NAV6 mcmurdo
VHF Interseptor by R J
Carbon Monoxside detector
Galley (dubble sink, refrigerator, gimballed gas oven...)
Bathroom (shower, manual toilet...)
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