2007 Beneteau First 31.7£49,950


Builder: Beneteau France
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Location: Exmouth, United Kingdom


LOA: 9.61
Beam: 3.23 m
Displacement: 3,600 kg
Draft: 1.9 m


Make / Fuel: Yanmar diesel
HP: 20 horsepower
Cruising Speed: --
Max Speed: --


Fuel: 40 l
Water: 160.02 l
Holding: --
General Description

The First 31.7 represents the ideal small cruiser/ racer. Fast, yet seaworthy and easily handled. Exeat is a late model 31.7 and has, as standard, all of the modifications and enhancements introduced by Beneteau over the model’s production run. The boat is well specified with many extras and is in a genuine sail away condition.

Manufacturer Provided Description

Derived from the famous Figaro Bénéteau, this 31 footer is an aknowledged benchmark in cruising as well as racing.

Additional Description

Convenient stowage space and handling positions:

  • Teak slatted cockpit seats.
  • Two teak slatted helm seats port and starboard, sloping outwards for more comfort at the helm.
  • Life-raft stowage in aft of cockpit.
  • Large sail locker to starboard.
  • Gas locker.
  • Self-draining cockpit.
Additional Description
  • Accommodation layout: 1 owner?s cabin forward, 1 aft cabin, 1head, L-shaped galley.


  • Double berth (2 x 1.40 m) with mattress.
  • Shelving along the hull.
  • Hanging locker.
  • Under-berth stowage.
  • Lewmar T30 opening deck hatch with blind for ventilation and natural light. This hatch also provides an emergency exit to the deck if necessary.


  • Headroom: 1.82 m.
  • Symmetric saloon with settees and mattress providing two sea berths.
  • Square drop-leaf saloon table with stainless steel base and bottle stowage to centre.
  • Shelving along the hull.
Additional Description
  • Laminated work surface with fiddle that also acts as a handrail.
  • Stainless steel sink.
  • Hot and cold pressurised mixer tap.
  • Stowage under sink with baskets.
  • Waste bin.
  • 12 V (70 L) refrigerating unit with storage baskets, insulated with injected polyurethane foam.
  • Gimballed 2 burner hob with grill and stainless steel protection bar which also serves as a handrail.
  • Stowage lockers for utensils, crockery and food.
Additional Description
  • Stainless steel pulpit forward with wide space for anchor handling.
  • Bi-colour navigation lights fixed to pulpit.
  • Stainless steel pushpit in two parts with ensign staff holder and closing guardrail.
  • A double row of adjustable stainless steel guardrails surrounds the boat.
  • 8 stainless steel shaped stanchions with flush moulded stainless steel bases
  • Teak toe-rails surrounding the deck.
  • Two stainless steel handrails bolted to the coachroof.
Additional Description
  • 20HP Yanmar Sail Drive engine.
  • Engine compartment insulated with alveolate foam.
  • Fuel tank with approx. 30 L capacity and sediment filter.
  • Water and fuel filters and sediment reservoir.
Additional Description
  • The hull is single-skinned laminated GRP.
  • A structural inner moulding with uni-directional fabric is bonded and laminated to the hull. Its structural role is important as it takes and absorbs the stresses at pressure points (chain plate tie rods, keel, rudder etc.) and spreads any loads, guaranteeing reduced strain on the hull. The surface to the inner hull makes cleaning easier and provides a better finish.
  • The hull gel coat is grey.
Additional Description
  • The deck is balsa sandwich construction (glass fibre, balsa, polyester resin) for an optimal strength/weight ratio and for good thermal and sound insulation.
  • A roughened non-slip surface increases safety over all deck surfaces.
  • An inner deck moulding is sealed to the deck to round off the finish.
  • The deck is reinforced under deck fittings (winches, tracks, U-bolts, cleats).
Rigging & Sails


Sloop 7/8th fractional rig

Twin spreader aluminium mast by Sparcraft

Standing rigging replaced 2019

Dynastay backstay

Backstay flicker

Aluminium boom, outhaul and three reefing lines led back to cockpit

Aluminium spinnaker pole

Spinnaker sheets/ guys, barber haulers and light spinnaker sheet

Topping lift

Spectra cascade kicker, led to both sides of coachroof

Line adjustable genoa cars

Full width main sheet tack adjustable from side deck

Kemp lazy jacks and stack pack 

Main sail cover

Dynemma halyards



2x Harken 44 self-tailing primary (genoa sheets)

2x Harken 40 self-tailing secondary (halyards)

10 x spinlock line clutches

Additional sails Available by separate negotiation

No 1 Genoa carbon laminate IRC max (140%) tri-radial cut, roller furling 2020 Brand New

No 3 Genoa carbon laminate tri-radial cut, vertical battens, roller furling, Excellent

No 4 kevlar laminate jib 2012, Excellent

Navigation/ Electronic Equipment


Bulkhead mounted Plastimo illuminated compass

Raymarine E7 Touchscreen plotter at chart table

Raymarine 54e DSC VHF radio interfaced with plotter (wired to cockpit speaker)

AIS transceiver (2020) with aerial splitter

Raymarine ST60 Tridata bulkhead mounted

Raymarine ST60 Wind bulkhead mounted

Raymarine i70 Multidisplay (10 displays inc AIS)

VHF radio speaker bulkhead mounted

Raymarine EVO-1 tiller pilot with flux gate and ACU100 (2017)

Masthead Hawk wind indicator combined with VHF antenna

Navigation lights (masthead combination Tricolour and anchor LED)

Cockpit speakers connected to stereo


Safety Equipment


Manual bilge bump

Electric bilge pump

3 x fire extinguishers

Horseshoe Life buoy and light

Seago Auto inflate Dan buoy and light (serviced 2018)

Dynemma ‘Jack’ lines (2021)

EPIRB (2014)


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.