Network Yacht Brokers Lymington
  • Manufacturer: Beneteau
  • Price: £34,995
  • Location: Lymington
  • Year: 2001
  • LOA: 31'2" (9.50m)
  • Beam: 10' 7'' (3.23m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.91
  • Keel: Fin Keel
  • ID no.: 04547
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heating: ardic
  • Heads: 2
  • Showers: 2
  • Watertank Size: 160 Litres
  • Engine Make: Volvo 2002
  • Horsepower: 18hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 60 Litres

Broker Remarks

The  Beneteau First 31.7 has earned the reputation of being  one of the very best cruiser racers available. The Beneteau First 31.7 is a fast, high pointing racer which has won silverware all over the world. She also excels as a cruiser with all the comforts that will keep the most demanding crew happy on extended cruises.
Gemstone has a very good suit of sails and her hull is kept in race condition along with her deck equipment .  
For cruising comfort she has hot and cold pressurized water system and hot air heating. Her heads are large with a shower and wet weather gear hanging space. The galley has a refrigerator, two burner grill and plenty of dry storage. She sleeps 6 in two double cabins and the saloon. The saloon has a large folding dining table that will sit six. The head room is over 6ft.
Gemstone is very easily sailed short or single handed ,all lines lead back to the cockpit, and there is a electric winch which was new in 2023 and autohelm.
This Beneteau First 31.7 has been well maintained and upgraded by her present owner.
She is available to be viewed afloat in Lymington 7 days a week.
Please call Howard Ross on 07590 847548 for more information and to arrange a viewing a viewing.


Teak cockpit seats.
Scoop stern for bathing, dinghy boarding and MOB recovery.
Stainless drop ladder.
Main saloon with settee berths.
Drop leaf table with bottle store.
Overhead ventilation light hatch.
Heads to starboard with wash basin. Shower and holding tank
Chart table with storage leaf and navigators seat.
Galley to port with stainless sink and tap.
Twin burner cooker.
Chest cool box.
Aft double cabin.
Fore cabin with overhead hatch and privacy door.

Mechanical and Rigging

Volvo 2002 regularly serviced
Electric windlass  NEW 2023
Anchor 20m chain ,25m warp
All lines lead aft to cockpit
2 x Lewmar 40 winches
2 X Lewmar 30 winches
Hot air heating
Hot and cold pressurized water
Shore power with intelligent battery charger
2 x batteries
Traveller in cockpit
Backstay tensioner 1:4
Adjustable Boom Vang

Goacher Dacron main with half battens. Valeted Jan 2024
Sanders furling  120% genoa 073 Vectran made 2020
Sanders No 1 DP membrane 2010
Sanders No 2 Kevlar membrane Jan 2011
Sanders 1 green large lightweight spinnaker 2010
Sanders white and purple heavy reaching spinnaker. 2010
Racing main(old)
Vectran no3 (un-used)

Spinnaker pole
Holding tank
Hot/cold shower on transom
Stern sugar scoop with stainless steel folding boarding ladder
Sprayhood with leather covered grab rail New 2022


Tiller with Tiller extension
Standard Horizon DSC/VHF
4 man life raft (OOD)
Tacktick wireless  Log/speed
Tacktick wind speed and direction
Garmin colour Charter plotter in Cockpit
Two burner stove with grill
Windward MOB system
Plastimo safety ladder
2 x horseshoe Buoys
Garmin colour Charter plotter

Fenders and warps

Contact NYB Lymington

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