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1995 Beneteau First 42S7

Old Saybrook, Connecticut


The sailing vessel "A'BIENTOT" is an original owner Beneteau 42s7 which has been lightly used in Long Island Sound and the adjacent waters. She offers the tri-cabin layout with two guest cabins aft port & starboard, frwd cabin and two heads. She has been engaged in casual family club racing and mostly cruising. Never south and kept in the brackish waters of the Connecticut River, she has escaped to some degree the harsh ocean elements. She is offered by her original owners as the family crew has grown and pursuing other interests.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: A' Bientot
Make: Beneteau
Model: First 42S7
Year: 1995
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Bruce Farr - Philippe Starck
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BEY57008G495
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Other


Length: 42 ft
Waterline Length: 35'9 ft
Beam: 13'6 ft
Min Draft: 5'11 ft
Displacement: 18,220 lb
Dry Weight: 18,220 lb
Ballast: 5,840 lb
Single Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 50
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 50hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1995
  • Engine Hours: 1200


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 40 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 160 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Sloop


Bob Jarrett, CPYB
Essex Boat Works


Essex Boat Works
9 Ferry Street
Essex, Connecticut, US, 06426
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

BUILDERS DESCRIPTION: The First 42s7, the product of experience gained through the First 46f5 and the First 53f5, is also the result of intense research in terms of quality, performance and comfort. From the structural inner molding laminated on the hull, to the hull - deck joint, the most important words are strength and reliability. The rigging is discontinuous rod, with swept-back spreaders ensuring a perfect hold on the keel-stepped mast. The uncluttered deck layout has very individual characteristics: the "double-body" of the coac hroof enables the shroud chain plates to be brought towards the middle of the boat and thus improves the angle of the genoa and increases her pointing ability upwind. It also allows space for two fixed portholes which provide the salon with additional pleasant natural lighting. And finally, the foredeck space is thus enlarged, which facilitates moving about on deck, whether you're making a sail change or dropping anchor. All lines are led aft to the cockpit to Spinlock stoppers making it easy to hoist the spinnaker. The full-battened mainsail falls between the lazy jacks and the cover is on in an instant. The Dorade vents on the coach roof combine beauty with function: when turned to the "sailing" position, the sheets won't get trapped in the vents. This is the three cabin arrangement, pear finish with the warmth and efficiency of the Philippe Starck interior. Marvel at the shapes and soft curves, natural lighting, and plenty of ventilation via numerous opening ports and hatches. The navigator, comfortably seated at the nav station, can plot the course on the large chart table, and check all the electronics on board mounted on a removable, hinged panel. The fully-equipped galley comes with stainless steel gimballed stove with oven, large refrigerator, double sinks and plenty of storage space. The First 42s7 combines both science and performance, the enjoyment of life on board and the mastery of technology, giving the greatest possible pleasure for sailing long distance in comfort, and fast.
The Salon and other interior elements are quite spectacular with the Phillipe Stark design elements and warm Pear wood interior. There is a very inviting large oval dinette ideal for gathering and large meals, The galley along the port side is very functional, the navigation station aft to starboard is forward facing. There is a day head aft to port and en-suite head off the forward cabin. 
  • Central double settee with large drawer
  • Circular settee to starboard with stowage
  • Curved seat with locker
  • Curved wooden steps with nonskid rubber inserts
  • Grab rail with integrated blinds
  • Grab rails Salon
  • Handrail
  • Lockers along hull sides and behind seat
  • Pear wood finish Forward Cabin
  • Removable lower steps for access to engine
  • Table with fiddles
  • Chart table facing forward
  • Wooden handrail with chromed bronze supports Companionway
  • Chart table with chart stowage, bookshelf
  • Sinks Round Stainless Steel (2) w/ Stowage basket, trash bin beneath
  • Avonite counter top with wooden fiddle rail
  • Cutlery drawer
  • Dust tray in floorboards
  • Lockers & shelves
  • Sea water foot pump
  • Storage Lateral Galley to Port
  • Electric fridge with baskets for stowage
  • Stove 3 burner gimbaled with oven
  • Sliding vegetable basket
  • Cupboards with shelving (2)
  • Double berth to starboard 6'5" x 4'9"
  • Drawers beneath berth (2) - Lockers alongside the hull
  • Opening Lewmar deck hatches with roller blinds (2) 
  • Hanging locker
  • Hanging locker
  • Settee on port side & lockers
  • Double berth (6'7" x 5'11" x 5'3")
  • Head compartment molded one piece white FRP for watertight & easy cleaning
  • Wash basin Stainless Steel
Aft Cabin Port
  • Double berth to port 6'5" x 4'9"
  • Hanging Locker
Aft Cabin Stbd
  • Double berth to starboard 6'5" x 4'9"
  • Hanging Locker
  • Cupboard with mirror
  • Shower
  • Wash basin Stainless Steel
  • Marine head with holding tank
  • Wet hanging locker
  • Head compartment molded one piece white FRP for watertight and easy cleaning
  • NKE Gyro Pilot (inoperative)
  • NKE Wind/Apparent Wind (Inoperative)
  • NKE Multi Data (Inoperative)
  • Engine controls
Nav Station
  • Raymarine R10XX Color Display GPS plotter / Radar
  • Raymarine Radar dome on Questos backstay mount (2018 not presently connected)
  • NKE GPS Plotter (Inoperative)
  • NKE Intercom (Inoperative)
  • VHF Standard
  • AC/DC Breaker Panel

  • Handrails on coachroof (2) 
  • Lewmar opening hatches with roller blinds (2)
  • Mooring cleats (6)
  • Custom deck hatch
  • Deck hatch
  • Dorade air vent Two Aft Cabin Version: Aft Cabins
  • Halyard cover Fiberglass
  • Lewmar deck hatch with roller blind (2)
  • Opening porthole on coaming
  • Fixed ports in coachroof oriented forward for natural lighting in salon (2)  
  • Opening Lewmar hatches on each side of coach roof (3) 
  • Anodized aluminum stemhead fitting with anchor roller and fairleads
  • Double S-S lifeline with opening gates on starboard and port
  • Self bailing anchor locker
  • Teak toe rail
  • Stern rail with horseshoe support and teak flagpole
  • Tapered stanchions 24" high
  • Deck Fittings Fuel, Water, Waste
  • Ventilation through dorade vents
  • Locker for two gas bottles
  • Lockers for sails and life raft (2)
  • Hatchboard Companionway
  • Sliding hatch 5-8" Plexi Companionway
  • Teak grating in cockpit aft of wheel
  • Teak decking clad cockpit seats
  • Leather covered steering wheel double spoked 55" 
  • Steering pedestal and binnacle compass
  • Engine controls, gauges 
  • Navigation and sailing electronics (inoperative)
  • Aluminum Mast (height over water 58'5" est.)
  • Backstay adjuster
  • Halyards and reefing lines led aft to cockpit
  • Boom topping lift
  • Genoa halyard
  • Outhaul line
  • Vang line
  • Genoa sheets (2) 
  • Reefing lines (2) 
  • Main halyard
  • Main sheet 
  • Lewmar 44 CST winches for halyards and reefing lines (2)
  • Lewmar 50 CST genoa sheet winches with cleats (2) 
  • Winch handles (2)
  • Spinlock jammers for halyard and reefing lines (12) 
  • Harken genoa sheet turning blocks (2)  
  • Low profile chainplates for shrouds (2) 
  • Mast w/ double spreaders swept back 
  • Anodized aluminum boom
  • Winch handle pockets (2)
  • Discontinuous rod rigging
  • Folding pad eyes for spinnaker gear (6) 
  • Furling drum recessed in anchor locker
  • Genoa roller furling system
  • Reefing system led aft to cockpit
  • Rigid vang
  • Spinnaker pole stows on external track
  • 2 Harken genoa sheet tracks with car
  • Fractional, tapered, anodized aluminum keel stepped mast
  • Harken main sheet track and traveler on coachroof
  • Mainsail fully battened w/roller bearing traveler system, 2 reef points Neil Pryde (Original but only 3 seasons use)
  • Genoa 150% roller furling Neil Pryde (2016) 
  • Spinnaker 3/4 oz Quantum (2014 light use)
I : 50.89 ft
J : 14.27 ft
P : 47.41 ft
E : 17.22 ft
Working Sail Area : 771.00 sq ft
  • 110V shore power with 40 amp battery charger
  • Xantrex Freedom 458 Inverter (2019)
  • Amptek 100 amp Alternator (2019)
  • 12 volt lighting
  • 12 volt Outlet
  • 12V circuit - 110V outlets throughout the boat
  •  Mechanical windlass
  • AC/DC Electrical panel
  • Overhead lighting
  • Deck spot Engine Equipment
  • Halogen lighting with independent switches
  • Halogen spotlight
  • International navigation lights
  • Overhead lighting plus reading light Aft Head Compartment to Port
  • Reading light Forward Head Compartment
  • Red nav. station light for chart table Aft Owner Cabin to Port
  • Pulpit with navigation lights
  • Spots, halogen and reading lights
  • 2 blade fixed propeller
  • S-S shaft
  • 50 hp Diesel - Outside engine controls
  • Hour meter & fuel gauge on cockpit coaming next to engine control panel Miscellaneous
  • Sound proofed engine compartment
  • Decanter filter on fuel circuit
  • Aluminum fuel tank 40 gal
  • Shower sump pump 12V
  • Water tanks (2) total 160 gal.
  • Cockpit shower
  • Manual bilge pump Transom
  • Water heater 12 Gal. 11vAC and engine circulation 
  • Bilge pumps
  • Pressurized fresh water unit with pneumatic accumulator tank
  • Shower with 12 volt sump pump
  • Twin function electric bilge pump icebox drain & bilge
  • Discharge pumps in head compartments (2)
  • Pressurized hot and cold water
  • Fin Keel, wing Iron 
  • Spade Rudder
  • Fixed ports in hull (2) 
  • Opening transom exposes swim platform
  • Swim ladder
  • Gel Cote finish White
Excluded from the offering are owners personal belongings, tools, loose galley and other items. Items seen aboard and in photos not specifically stated in the listing inventory should be considered excluded.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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