1983 Beneteau 30' (9.14 m) FIRST 30E
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, United States
The First 30E is a solid choice for those looking for a boat that can perform well in a variety of sailing conditions. Whether you're interested in cruising, racing, or both, the First 30E has the potential to deliver a satisfying and rewarding sailing experience.
- Cruisers / Sloop
- Fiberglass Hull
- HIN/IMO: BEY003620783
$ 17,500 USD
The First 30E is a solid choice for those looking for a boat that can perform well in a variety of sailing conditions. Whether you're interested in cruising, racing, or both, the First 30E has the potential to deliver a satisfying and rewarding sailing experience. The design of the Beneteau First 30E was based on a boat skippered by Paul Elvstrom called King One, when he won the 1981 International Half Ton Cup. Gemini’s experienced owner is the type from whom you would like to buy - prescriptive, conscientious, and smart about maintenance and upgrades. This boat has seen a tremendous amount of work in the last 3 years. Gemini is a fantastic opportunity to own a very well-kept sailboat in this price range.
LOA: 30' 6'' (9.30 Meters)
Type: Sail- Used
Beam: 10' 6''
Draft Max: 5' 6''
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Fuel Tank: 9 Gallons (34.07 Liters)
Fresh Water: 33 Gallons (124.92 Liters)
Ballast Weight: 2866 lbs
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- Engine Make: Yanmar
- Engine Model: 2GM
- Engine Year: 1983
- Drive Type: Direct
- Power HP: 13.00
- Fuel Type: Diesel
- Engine Location: Middle
The Beneteau First 30E offers six berths in two cabins and the main salon. It has good headroom at just about 6ft. There is a V-berth in the forward cabin with an infill to make into a double berth, with storage underneath the berth. Aft of the forward cabin is the head compartment to port with a marine toilet and wet locker behind. Opposite to starboard is a wash basin with cold freshwater. The salon has good-sized settee berths on both sides with a central table with dropdown leaves which opens to easily accommodate seven people seated around it. The port settee berth pulls out to make a double berth. The salon has lots of storage space. Aft of the salon area and to starboard is a U-shaped galley with a 2-burner stove, stainless steel sink with cold water. The galley has lots of storage space. There is an aft cabin to port which has a full-sized double berth with locker space and a folding chart table with storage for charts and navigation books. There is also side access to the engine. The companionway steps led up to the cockpit which has good locker space and room for the crew to sit in comfort.
Hull & Deck
Built by Beneteau and designed by Jean Berret. White GRP hull and decks with moldedin non-slip surfaces. Cast iron deep fin keel. Tiller steering to spade hung rudder. Anodized aluminium toe rails. Stainless steel stanchions, pulpit and pushpit quarters. Walk through transom gate to bathing platform. Teak battens to cockpit seats and transom platform. Deep fin cast iron keel with balanced spade rudder with tiller steering. Rudder completely rebuilt in 2022 with new bearings. Hull compounded and polished professionally every season.
Sails & Rigging
Bermudian sloop with a masthead rig with lsomat aluminum mast and boom Stainless Steel wire standing rigging Battened UK Mainsail with 2 reefing points and lazy jacks - 2020 Mainsail Cover - 2020 Roller Furling headsail 135% Genoa - 2006 lsomat Spinnaker Pole refurbished 2022 Spinnaker sail Running rigging all new 2020 Adjustable backstay 2 x Lewmar 40 Sheet winches 2 x Lewmar 8 Halyard winches 1 x Lewmar 6 winch Tiller & Tiller Extension Spinlock Powerclutch Rope Clutch - 2023
Electrical & Electronics
Raymarine i40 Depthsounder/Speed - 2021 Mast completely rewired - 2020 VHF radio Radio & Speakers 2x 12-volt NAPA Mariner Cranking Batteries - 2022 (1x engine+ 1 x domestic) charging from alternator ProMariner ProSport 12V Battery Charger - 2020 New Electrical Panel AC/DC Systems (Blue Seas Systems) Electric Bilge Pump - 2023 Shore Power Inlet & Cables
Engine Completely Overhauled 2004 Stainless Steel Shaft, Shaft Log & Cutlass Bearing replaced 2022 Engine Control Cables & Linkages replaced 2020 Fuel tank: Stainless Steel (9 Gal.) - 2020 Water: 1 Platismo Bladder (33 Gal.) - 2020 Waste: 1 Plastimo Bladder - 2020 New Cushions/Covers – 2020 Eno Dual Burner Marine Stove-top - 2021 Fresh Water piping replaced 2019 Dodger-2020 Swimming ladder Compass New Windows - 2020 New Brass Through-hull Fittings - 2020 New Hatches - 2021 New Cockpit Cushions & Covers- 2020 Rudder Bearings - 2022 Hull Stripped and New Epoxy Undercoat (lnterlux lnterprotect) - 2022 Acrylic Companion Way Hatches & Lock - 2023 Anchor, Chain & Rode
From sailboat-cruising.com: “The Beneteau First 30E is a product of the renowned Beneteau shipyard, a company with a long history of producing high-quality, performance-oriented sailboats. The First 30E model, in particular, is known for its performance, design, and value for money. Performance In terms of performance in a seaway, the Beneteau First 30E boasts impressive design ratios. With a displacement to length ratio (D/L) of 204, it falls into the moderate displacement category. This means that the boat has a good balance between speed and stability, making it suitable for both racing and cruising. The sail area to displacement ratio (SA/D) of the First 30E is 18.7, which indicates that the boat has a good amount of sail area relative to its weight. This means that the boat can perform well in light wind conditions, but it also has the stability to handle stronger winds. The ballast to displacement ratio (B/D) of the First 30E is 36.5%, which is relatively high. This means that the boat has a good amount of weight in its keel, which contributes to its stability and ability to right itself after heeling over. The boat's strengths lie in its performance, versatility, and build quality. The First 30E is known for its speed and agility, making it a popular choice for racing. However, it is also comfortable and well-equipped enough for cruising, making it a versatile option for those who enjoy both aspects of sailing. In terms of pros, the First 30E is praised for its responsive handling, impressive speed, and solid construction. It is also noted for its attractive design and good value for money. The Secondhand Market The recommendation for prospective buyers is to consider the First 30E if they are looking for a performance-oriented sailboat that can also be used for cruising. The boat's design and build quality make it a solid investment, and its performance characteristics make it a joy to sail. When buying a used First 30E, it's important to consider the boat's maintenance history and current condition. A well-maintained boat can be a great value, while a neglected boat may require costly repairs and upgrades. Conclusion The Beneteau First 30E is a versatile, performance-oriented sailboat that offers a good balance between speed, stability, and comfort. Its strengths lie in its sailing capabilities and build quality, while its weaknesses are relatively minor. The First 30E is a solid choice for those looking for a boat that can perform well in a variety of conditions and sailing styles. Whether you're interested in racing, cruising, or both, the First 30E has the potential to deliver a satisfying and rewarding sailing experience.
I: 37.70 ft J: 11.30 ft P: 32.50 ft E: 11.00 ft S.A. Fore: 213.01 ft² S.A. Main: 178.75 ft² Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 391.76 ft² S.A./Displ. (calc.): 17.09 Est. Forestay Length: 39.36 ft S.A. / Displ.: 17.10 Bal. / Displ.: 40.62 Disp: / Len: 160.55 Comfort Ratio: 16.64 Capsize Screening Formula: 2.23 S#: 3.23 Hull Speed: 6.96 kn Pounds/Inch Immersion: 1,027.27 pounds/inch
Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
68 1st Ave
Atlantic HIghlands New Jersey 07716
Robert brings a client-first outlook and a consultative approach to yacht brokerage after a 30+ year career in corporate real estate. Working with Kevin McGettigan in the NY/NJ regional office, Robert is a long-time resident of the Bayshore area and a member of Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club.
Robertâs boating experience spans both sailing and powerboating. A former sailing instructor and professional yacht captain, he has owned, chartered, or delivered dozens of sailing and motor yachts. He captained two Newport-Bermuda Races (with return trips) on his own 42-foot sailboat and served as Navigator for a third NBR Race. He has owned several powerboats, which can help with buying or selling. He has knowledge about boats, systems, and equipment gained over 40+ years of experience, and this helps sellers and buyers with pricing and value evaluations. Robert applies his experience to help clients market their boat effectively or find the right boat at the right price.
His education includes a BSc in Business from Vanderbilt University and a graduate degree from Thunderbird. He holds a US Coast Guard 50-Ton Master Captainâs License with Sailing Endorsement. In his free time, he and his wife enjoy sailing, scuba diving, snow skiing and traveling.
Robert looks forward to getting on the water with you and sharing his passion for boating.