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Old 08-02-2019, 17:23   #1
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Custom Beneteau First 47.7 2002

For sale by the original owner. $250,000

Currently located in the Chesapeake Bay.

This boat has been great for fast passages and comfortable accommodation on anchor. The hard dodger keeps you dry and warm on passage, even in the worst of weather. After the installation of the hard dodger and the side curtains, I have not used weather gear">foul weather gear except to go ashore! It is capable of a 200 mile day without drama and without beating us to death. It has an unbelievable amount of dry storage through the addition of under floor inserts in the bilge to keep everything above the bottom and any water that might be there.

This boat would be great for either “Live aboard” or long distance cruising.

In addition to the standard First 47.7 features this yacht has the following modifications which makes short-handed fast passage sailing very easy:
- All lines led to cockpit allows reefing without anyone going forward
- Three reefs with 2 lines each allows for quick safe slab reefing
- Power halyard winches to allow single handed reefing in minutes
- Reinforced bow roller provides attachment point for Code Zero furler
- Roller/furler for Jib on an inner forestay to create a Solent Rig
- Spinnaker mast track and pole
- Spinnaker halyard custom spectacles
- Tides Marine Track and Slide System on mast allows full battens on
main with reefing on any point of sail
- Wireless remote control on auto-pilot
- Custom Hard Dodger with plexi-glass windows
- Side and back curtains


Rigging/ other modifications:

Custom hard dodger with plexiglass windows
Side and back "clears" encloses cockpit
All standing rigging replaced May 2010
All lines led aft to cockpit (allows reefing without anyone going forward)
3 reefs with 2 lines each for quick slab reefing
Reinforced bow roller for code zero furler system (Harken continuous furler)
Roller furler for jib on inner forestay (solent rig)
Spinnaker mast track and pole
Spinnaker halyard custom spectacles
Tides Marine track and slide system on mast
Chartplotter mounted at wheel


Electronics:

RL80CRC chartplotter at nav station
Icom 802 HF radio w/ Icom AT-140 tuner
Insulators on backstay for HF antenna
Icom 502 VHF radio mast mounted antenna
Pactor III Modem (for Sailmail/winlink)
Standard Horizon VHF AIS deck radio w/separate bimini mounted antenna
Iridium satellite phone w/ external antenna
Garmin 942xs chartplotter (Sep 2017)
Garmin HD radar (Sep 2017)
Brookhouse iMux-ST (Sep 2017)
406 EPIRB W/GPS
Wireless remote control for autopilot
Xantrax Freedom SW3012 (2017)
Link 10

Equipment:

5 Kw Norpro Generator with remote control panel
Generator water flow sensor/alarm (2011)
Shore power/Ship's power A/B switch
Carribe C10X dinghy with 25hp Mercury 2 Stroke Outboard
Kuuma 11 gal water heater (Oct 2017)
Force 10 3 burner stove (Feb 2012)
12 volt fridge with digital thermostat
12 volt keel cooler freezer with digital thermostat
Under floor storage inserts
Webasto diesel cabin heater (May 2013)
Mermaid 16,000btu air conditioner (Jul 2016)
Watermaker with 110AC and 12DC motors
Corian counter top in galley
Water filter on galley cold water line
House battery bank (8-T105 trogan 880AH)
LED cabin lights throughout boat
LED navigation lights
LED spotlight for reefing w/remote control
Bimini - top gun
Solar panels 30Amp peak (6×75watt)
Solar charge controller
Kiss wind generator
Force 10 propane grill
Topgun boat covers (foredeck & main deck) new 2018
2-Arco two speed electric halyard winches w/ wireless remote control
Leroy Sommers anchor the winlass w/Arco 150amp motor w/wireless remote control
Haier Clothes Washing machine
Samsung TV
Samsung DVD player
New upholstery in main saloon(from original supplier)
Table converts to bunk in saloon
110 volt Microwave
Electric toaster
Kurig coffe maker
Froli bunk system on master bed
4 custom drawers added in forward cabin(6 large drawers total)
Gutters over saloon ports
Bildge pump alarm
3 Blade MaxProp (rebuilt by PYI Jul 2013)
Holding tanks for both heads
Heads are plumbed for fresh or salt water
New shower heads in both heads (2018)
12 volt Fans at each bunk
Steering cables replaced with Dynema Dux
Rudder bearings replaced 2019
Rudder gator replaced 2019
New 3/8" grade 43 B4 anchor chain 250ft (Jun 2018)
New 3/8" chain gypsy(Jun 2018)
Rocna 33 anchor
Anchor washdown pump/hose
Anchor battery in forward sail locker
Chain swivel
Backup wheel pilot


Engine:

Volvo D2-55 main engine (actually rebadged Perkins)
Oil pressure gauge direct reading
Racor fuel filter
Racor fuel vacuum gauge
Alternator belt tensioning system
Replaced main engine exhaust (Sep 2017)
New Main engine start battery (Aug 2017)
Warning sensor on main eng exhaust (2011)
Warning sensor on main eng block (2011)
Custom midship dockside ladder
Custom extension for above ladder
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Old 08-02-2019, 21:29   #2
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Re: Custom Beneteau First 47.7 2002

Fabulous boat! Could you tell me where you got your hard dodger installed please as I am interested in investigating for my boat.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:35   #3
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Re: Custom Beneteau First 47.7 2002

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Fabulous boat! Could you tell me where you got your hard dodger installed please as I am interested in investigating for my boat.
The hard dodger was made in Australia. A male form was made on the boat, then moved to a shop. Materials were around 8k and it took 3 months. Well worth it.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:43   #4
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The hard dodger was made in Australia. A male form was made on the boat, then moved to a shop. Materials were around 8k and it took 3 months. Well worth it.
I forgot to say that the dodger is made with 3/4 inch Klegecell foam sandwiched between 600gram double bias fiberglass. Two men can stand on the top!
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:32   #5
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Re: Custom Beneteau First 47.7 2002

We have a 47.7 as well; they are awesome vessels indeed. We saw that you fixed a table in the cockpit. If you don’t mind, could you share how you built/where you bought this? We like to fix one as well.
Good luck with the sale, shouldn’t take long!
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:46   #6
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Re: Custom Beneteau First 47.7 2002

We had the table built in Trinidad. The mounting is via a Stainless Steel tube fastened with 4 bolts to the cockpit floor. The shape is sort of like a large flat topped hoop with a footrest tube 4" off the floor.The table has a 10" deep pocket in the center section that slides down onto the tube.

Great feature at anchor and my wife really likes the footrest in the middle of the cockpit to put her feet on. She can't reach the other side when sitting on the high side cockpit seat.
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:57   #7
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Re: Custom Beneteau First 47.7 2002

Thanks Wombat! My wife can relate to the need for a footrest, so I built a simple removable wooden contraption that rests on the cockpit floor, wedged between the seat. Now motivated to design and build a table.
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Old 09-02-2019, 11:48   #8
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Re: Custom Beneteau First 47.7 2002

Hi Wombat
I this boat registered/imported into US?
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Old 09-02-2019, 16:54   #9
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Hi Wombat
I this boat registered/imported into US?
Yes. The boat was imported in 2012 and flag was changed from Australian to US. Now documented with USCG.
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Old 11-02-2019, 16:46   #10
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Re: Custom Beneteau First 47.7 2002 Deck Table

For those interested in the Deck Table. It should be obvious as to how it is constructed. The center section of the table slides over the top of the SS mount. One advantage of this arrangement is that the table can be quickly lifted off the mount and stored below. Then the top of the mount is a great handrail when on a rough passage. This boat has so many ideas developed over my 35 plus years of sailing and stealing ideas from others!
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