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High spec, performance version of First 50

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelBeneteau First 50
DesignerPhilippe Briand
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax not paid
LyingN.Adriatic Coast, Italy


EngineYanmar 4JH4-TE 75hp
Fuel Capacity237l
Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity568l


Well-maintained performance version of the First 50 with deep keel, taller mast and a full North Sails package. GEISHA can be available with ex-Vat or VAT paid.


Originally specified to a very high level including the deep lead keel and black painted ‘Regatta’ rig, GEISHA has been lightly used never raced. Both the first and second owner used for performance summer cruising in the Med.

GEISHA is equipped with a recent North Sails wardrobe, she is also an excellent cruising yacht (Beneteau designed her specifically to be well suited to fast cruising). The yacht comes complete with a furling Code 0 and a cruising spinnaker with snuffer and a spinnaker pole.

Her highlights include:
• Performance version 2.8m keel
• Performance version black painted aluminium mast
• Inverter
• Recent North Sails wardrobe
• Max Power retractable compact bowthruster
• Folding three blades propeller
• Sail drive gear box
• Teak deck

With just two ownership since new and never chartered, GEISHA is now offered for sale as her owner already went larger.

Offered for sale exclusive of EU VAT, GEISHA would be an ideal opportunity for a UK-buyer looking to keep a boat in the Mediterranean or sail her back to the UK.


Geisha is a great boat to sail and to live. She is fast with all wind conditions , easy to steer and well balanced. It is common to sail at 7-9 knots with light conditions. As it gets to 6-8 knots of real winds she is quickly taking good speed. The inside is very bright and clear, well structured and facilitating onboard living


There's a whole lot more here than headroom and easily handled sailsThe hull form is sleek and sophisticated, the eyebrows above the ports denote competence and self-worth, and some of the accessories belowdeck are fine leather. The Beneteau First 50 starts with style, but it carries through with performance.

An owner looking for a fast cruiser, an occasional racer, and/or a seasonal bluewater boat will be attracted to this yacht. It's a perfect platform for a family who wants to cruise along the coast and explore New England or the Mid-Atlantic, and it's perfectly capable of charging around a racecourse where, competently crewed, it can stay in step with the division leaders.

Sailmagazine.com August 2017



RCD Status:
• The boat is CE certified for category A (unlimited ocean voyages).

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• Monolithic hull design in polyester
• Monolithic structural counter moulding laminated and bonded to the hull
• Injection moulded deck (Sandwich / Glass fibre / Balsa wood / Synthetic resin)
• All deck and work access area surfaces teak
• All the coach roof is non-skid
• Monolithic deck counter moulding cemented to deck
• Deck hull join boarded and screwed, with 1 solid wood toerail
• Stern deck laminated
• White gelcoat topsides, deck and superstructure finish
• Teak in cockpit

Keel & Rudder:
• Deep draught keel - straight – Lead
• The keel is fixed to the boat by a system of screws and stainless steel veneer
• Underhung balanced rudder in fibreglass sandwich and polyurethane foam
• Injection moulded rudder stock
• Self-aligning rocker bearings – will be renewed at the end of the season 2019


Engine & gearbox:
• Yanmar 4JH4-TE 75hp diesel engine
• Sail Drive gearbox
• Engine control - Key ignition - Control panel in cockpit starboard
• Engine compartment: Soundproofing foam - Ventilation: 2 Air intakes and 1 powered air expulsion

Maintenance & Performance:
• Last date of engine service: spring 2019

Propulsion & Steering:
• 3-bladed Gori folding propeller
• Wheel steering with twin steering wheels.
• Chain and metal cable steering transmission
• Direct link transmission for direct and exact feel.
• Emergency tiller.
• Retractable Max Power compact bow thruster


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power or inverter

Battery Banks:
• 1x 110Ah AGM 12v engine start battery
• 4x 140Ah 12vDC AGM service batteries joined in parallel to supply 5600Ah @ 12vDC – every two years two batteries are changed

• 40Amp automatic battery charger

• 220vAC inverter

• Charging of batteries is 80 A alternator from engine

Other Electrical:
• 230v shore power with isolator, circuit breaker, shore power cable and stainless steel inlet


Fresh Water:
• The hot freshwater circuit is led into a 40 L / 11 US gallon well insulated hot water tank, heated by engine or 230v AC immersion heater element.

Bilge Pumps:
• 2x electric bilge pump
• 1x manual bilge pump


• 237 litres in 1x roto-moulded plastic fuel tank under starboard aft berth
• Tank gauge

Fresh Water:
• 568 litres in 2x roto-moulded plastic tanks located under forward berth and beneath aft starboard berth
• Tank gauge

Holding Tanks:
• Holding tanks for forward head


On Deck:
• Raymarine St2 90 graphic display (not working, being replaced)
• Raymarine St2 90 digital remote keypad
• Raymarine St2 90 wind display
• Raymarine St2 90 autopilot
• 2x steering compasses
• 2x Raymarine St2 90 displays at the mast
• Chain counter with remote windlass control
• Bow thruster joystick
• Raymarine radar (on mast)
At Chart Table:
• Raymarine Smart pilot remote control
• Raymarine e-series multifunction display with chart plotter
• Furuno Navtex

Communications Equipment:
• NorthStar explorer 710 VHF


• Stainless steel 4-burner gas cooker with oven, well gimballed with fiddle rails and locking device for oven door and also for the cooker when in use in the marina.
• Microwave oven – running with 220 shore power
• 12vDC refrigeration for front opening fridge
• Additional 12vDC top opening fridge

• 12vDC electric heads in both heads.
• Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with shower cubicles

• Halogen lighting is used and is located in all the important positions.
• There are adjust¬able lights above berths and settee.

• 20” LCD TV/ with DVD in saloon
• CD/Radio with speakers Bose speakers and subwoofer in the saloon
• Fusion Cd/radio mp3 player in the cockpit


Summary of Accommodation:
• Sleeps up to 8 in 3 double cabins and two further settee berths in saloon
• Leather interior cushion
• Light Oak Alpi interior joinery
• Woodwork Alpi Blond oak
• Parquet type laminate soles

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin
• Headroom: 1.91 m
• Central double bed Island berth (2.00 m x 1.50 m) - Marine mattress - Padded bedstead
• Hanging locker - 2 Drawers - Storage cupboard - glove boxes - 1
• Dressing table - Cubbyholes along the hull
• 1 Deck hatch with mosquito blind (1 Step under spar ceiling for
• emergency exit)
• 2 Fixed hull porthole(s)

Forward Heads:
• Headroom: 1.96 m
• Washroom moulded in one piece to be watertight
• Separate shower bowl Polyester - Shower - Mixer tap - Shower guard PMMA
• Electric marine toilet - Seat
• 1 Rigid sewage tank (80 litres)
• Worktop with square synthetic resin washbasin with mixer tap and
• stainless steel beading
• Storage cupboard with drawer - Closed cubbyholes
• Toilet accessories: Paper dispenser - Bin
• 2 Mirrors
• 1 Opening deck hatch with shutter

Main Saloon:
• Headroom: 1.95 - 2.01 m’
• L-shaped bench seat - double density foam
• 1 Rectangular saloon table - Solid wood frame - Handhold - Central
• storage - 2 Stainless steel legs
• 2 Removable seats - Stainless steel legs - matching saloon
• Starboard sofa bench
• Closed cubbyholes - Storage under bench seats - Storage under floor
• Leather covered stainless steel handrails under coamings
• 3 Opening deck hatches with blind / mosquito nets
• 2 Fixed hull porthole(s)
• 1 Permanent ventilation system

• Headroom: 2.00 m
• T-shaped kitchen
• Worktop in varnished wood and synthetic resin - Solid wood beading -
• Handrails
• Rectangular sink - 1 Stainless steel basin - Mixer tap - 1 Closed drain
• rack
• 1 2 hob gas cooker on mounting - Seat / Wooden worktop
• 1 Front opening evaporator fridge - 12 V - 100 Liter - Storage baskets
• 1 Cool box top opening - 12 V - 60 Liter
• Kitchen accessories: Cutting board - Bin - Sponge holder - Draining
• rack Stainless steel
• Closed cubbyholes - Storage - Storage cupboard with drawers -
• Drawers - Cutlery drawer - bottle holder
• Leather covered stainless steel handrails under coamings
• 4 opening portholes with blinds on coaming

Navigation Station:
• Headroom: 2.00 m
• L-shaped chart table desk, (1.40 m x 1.40 m / 4’7’’ x 4’7’’) - Space for
• charts and navigation instruments along the hull - Space for office /
• Computer facing companionway
• 1 Adjustable swivel seat in PVC - Stainless steel legs
• Electrical panel - Access to charger and to electrical connexion
• Navigation instrument panels fitted in closed cubbyholes
• Player DVD - 2 Loudspeakers in saloon - 2 Loudspeakers in the
• cockpit - TV 22’’ LED
• Closed cubbyholes - glove boxes - Storage
• Handhold - Leather covered stainless steel handrails under coamings
• 1 Leather covered stainless steel hand rail on partition Aft washroom
• 2 opening portholes with blinds on coaming
• 1 White/red light fitting

Aft Heads:
• Headroom: 1.98 m
• Washroom moulded in one piece to be watertight
• Shower tray - Shower - Mixer tap
• Electric marine toilet
• Worktop with square synthetic resin washbasin, Mixer tap - Stainless
• steel beading
• Storage cupboard with drawer - Closed cubbyholes
• Toilet accessories: Paper dispenser - Bin
• 2 Mirrors
• 2 opening portholes with blinds on coaming

Aft Cabins
• Headroom: 1.98 m
• More space in port cabin than in starboard
• 2 Cabins each with
• 1 Double bed (To port 2.00 m x 1.40 m - 1.20 m) Marine mattress
• Backrest chair with armrest in hull
• PVC hanger closets on stainless steel rails - 1 Drawer - Storage - glove
• boxes
• 1 Opening portholes with blinds on coaming
• 1 Porthole opening on cockpit with blind
• 1 Fixed hull porthole


• 9/10 Fractional rig
• Keel-stepped mast with 3 sets of spreaders
• Aluminium anodised mast and boom
• Discontinuous rod rigging
• Rod backstay hydraulic adjustment
• Built-in genoa furler
• Running rigging – all from 2017
• Carbon spinnaker pole
• Harken Deck gear
• Navtec Hydraulic adjustment backstay, and vang

• 1x Mainsail H53.2 STA PW winch on cockpit centre mounting
• 2x 60.2 STA genoa winches
• 2x 48.2 STA (1 PW) on deck house

• North Sails 3Di Endurance mainsail – 2017
• North Sails NPL tour Xi11 Grey– 2017
• North Sails batten storm jib Grey – 2017
• North Sails Code0 with furler – 2007
• Millenniun Gennaker with snuffer - 2016

• Stainless steelp Pulpit and pushpit
• Double stainless lifelines
• Foldable transom
• Bathing ladder at transom
• Folding teak table stored under the cockpit floor

Anchoring & Mooring:
• Stainless steel foldable anchor harm
• 1,000w electric anchor windlass
• Remote control + remote control in the cockpit with chain counter
• 25kgs anchor with 50m of 10mm chain
• Fore and aft mooring lines
• Fenders

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
• Black lazy bag
• Black canvas wheel covers
• Black canvas mast instruments cover
• Beige zip-on awnings attachable to the lazy bag
• Beige sprayhood

Dinghy and out board engine:
• Inflatable dinghy
• Mercury 5hp outboard engine


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
• International LED navigation lights and LED steaming light for low power consumption.

Fire control:
• Fire extinguishers

Fire control:
• Liferaft
• Fire
• Lifejackets

Viewing arrangements

Lying N.Adriatic Coast, Italy

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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