POTENTIAL ON A MINI BUDGET
A 23 Footer with space, pace, and big boat appeal
you'd expect from a yacht is yours in the First 235, making sailing
easy in this racer/cruiser perfect for family fun or keen local
Just try and find another boat this size with all these big boat
features that are worthy of praise by the most experienced sailor:
Topsides, you'll appreciate the big, strong bow fitting; the anchor
roller and anchor locker; a real toe rail for strength and safety;
oversized mooring cleats; roller chocks (pioneered by Beneteau),
and a high-quality Harken mainsheet, boom vang, and backstay adjuster.
Down below, you're also welcomed by big boat features: Privacy in
a separate double aft cabin; a roomy main salon that accommodates
4 or 5 people comfortably and is convertible for sleeping; an L-shaped
galley fully equipped with a 2 burner stove on gimbals; fresh water
sink and an ice box, hanging wet locker; and yes, even a private
toilet compartment with marine head, which cleverly converts to
a chart table/navigation station when you reposition sliding panels.
Belying its size, the First 235 also boasts comfortable headroom
and airy, spacious feel from light varnished woods and ample lighting,
even including a transom window in the aft cabin.
Above all, the hallmark of a Beneteau are ever-present in this peppy
light displacement boat - elegance and style, efficiency and top
Fast and responsive on any point of sail, the sure-footed, long
waterline First 235 does not sacrifice easy of handling. All halyards
and sheets are led aft and to minimize frequent headsail changes,
her fractional rig offers optimum power from the big, easily reefed
You will take pride in the quality of the First 235. You will take
heart that you can sail away in a true Beneteau on a mini budget.
and Solid Efficiency
in the First Tradition