Beneteau First 285

 Welcome to my sailboat. Click each photo or hyperlink to get more detail or information about my Beneteau First 285. If you have questions, just send me a note.
   See what I'm doing now! I'm building Laminated thumbhole target rifle stocks. Right now I'm just making a few for myself and friends while I learn how to build 1st quality gunstocks. I'll make them available for sale after I refine my own designs. Check back every few days for updates.  

We sailed to The Azores!

First 285 sailboats from around the world

Regatta Photos

Headliner Replacement




Life At the Marina

Winter at the Marina

Page 1 from the 1989 Beneteau First 285 Brochure
Page 2 from the 1989 Beneteau First 285 Brochure
Page 3 from the 1989 Beneteau First 285 Brochure
Stove, sink, and ice chest.
Bathroom (I'll never fuss about tiny bathrooms in airplanes any more!
The wheel is just a little too big to slide by easily.
The Salon. (picture was backwards in the original brochure.
Beneteau First 285's Racing around the Statue of Liberty. My boat has this brass plaque.
Page 4 from the 1989 Beneteau First 285 Brochure

Technical Specifications (First 285) from Beneteau (PDF)

There's a party goin' on right here
A celebration to last throughout the years So bring your good times, and your laughter too We gonna celebrate your party with you.

 Next weekend we are going to paradise cove. You know where it is don't you? It's any cove you find, when you are with someone you love.

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