1985 Beneteau First 38

1985 Beneteau First 38


Presented By

Jason Hite

+52 315 100 9174


Our Location

San Diego
1450 Harbor Island Dr. Suite 203
San Diego, CA, US


Price drop again -- Two boat owner is encouraging a quick sale!

This three cabin Beneteau First 38 is ready to take your family on adventure! The bow thruster makes getting in and out of the slip so easy, there’s no reason not to go out and chase the whales and dolphins or participate in the local beer can race!

Unlike many contemporary cruising boats that have very wide aft sections and thus have a strong tendency to round up when sailing to windward, the First 38 has a more balanced shape with a tapered stern and handles well on all points of sail. The First 38 also tracks well and its helm is light and balanced in most conditions. Average runs sailing offshore on extended passages are said to be between 150 to 170 miles per day. This boat has crossed the Atlantic, and has been cruising Mexico’s gold coast for the last few years.




Additional Information

Sails and Rigging

  • Standing and running rigging replaced 2020

  • Tony Morelli Sails Main 2015

  • Tony Morelli Sails Genoa 2015


  • Water 104 gallons

  • Waste 31 gallons

  • Diesel 35gallons


  • Stove with 2 burners and oven

  • Refrigerator

  • Double stainless steel sink



  • Jabsco Electric Toilet


  • Perkins 4.108 with 5000 hours

  • Motor at 5 knots 2000 rpm 2.5 liters/hour

  • 2 Heavy Duty Alternators, one for each battery bank


  • House batteries 4 x 120ah AGM

  • Bow thruster batteries 2 x120ah AGM

  • 1500W Inverter

  • Solar Panels 375W

  • Promarine 60 Battery Charger

  • Blue Sky MPPT Solar Controller


  • Raymarine ST60

  • Garmin GHP 10 Autopilot

  • Garmin GPS Map 922

  • Standard Horizon Matrix GX 2200 VHF with DSC

  • Starlink

Decks and Safety

  • Lewmar Concept Windlass

  • Sleipner Side Power Bow Thruster

  • 45lb CQR

  • 300ft 3/8 G4 galvanized chain

  • 100ft ½” nylon

  • Achilles hypalon dinghy with Mercury 3.5 hp outboard


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Beneteau
Model: First 38
Year: 1985
Category: Sail
Condition: New
Location: Puerto Vallarta, , MX
Available for sale in U.S. waters?: Yes
Vessel Name:
Boat Type: Racers and Cruisers
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Type: -
Hull Color: -
HIN: 01440855003440
Designer: Jean Berret
Flag of Registry: -

Dimensions and Weight

Length: 38.5 ft
LOA: 38.5 ft
Beam: 12.83 ft
Dry Weight:
Bridge Clearance:


Make: Perkins
Model: 4108
Engine(s): 1
Cruise Speed:
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel Type: diesel
Horsepower: -
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: Gal()
Fresh Water Tank: Gal()
Holding Tank:


Total Cabins: 3
Berths Count:
Total Sleeps:
Total Heads: 1
Captains Count: No
Crew Cabins: -
Crew Berths: -
Crew Sleeps: -
Crew Heads: -


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.