Beneteau First 51S


Price
AU $192,000 Finance
Currency
Length
50' 10" - 15.50m
Use
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location
Newcastle Insurance
Launch Year
1989
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP

Vida is a proven Blue Water Cruising yacht ready for her next adventure.
The Beneteau First 51S was designed by the legendary German Frer's and built by CNB yachts for Beneteau with a focus to produce a real "racer-cruiser" for the times. Certainly, this fast and comfortable sailing yacht and coupled with the excellent CNB build quality build has proven itself and hence are still very popular long range cruising yachts. Vida has always been maintained and upgraded to a high level, and in 2004 she had a major 12 month rebuild. Since then, she has received many upgrades and is actively sailing now with her current owners and in great condition.


Price
AU $192,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Vida
Boat Reference
Vida
Launch Year
1989
Length
50' 10" - 15.50m
Beam
4.55 m
Draft
2.85 m
Displacement
15000 kg
Keel / Ballast
Lead Fin keel
Vessel Location
Newcastle
Region
New South Wales
HIN
AUWWA53673AP8
Registration
857413
Designer
German Frers
Builder
CNB France
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP
Decks Material
GRP with teak laid deck
Engine
Perkins 14819 4 cylinder
Engine Make
Perkins
Horsepower
80
Fuel Type
Diesel
Propulsion
3 blade feathering Max Prop
Genset
Kohler with Yanmar diesel engine and separate start battery 9KVA
Fuel
400 L in 3 tanks with "Fuel Boss" polishing system/ transfer pump installed 2019
Water
360 L
Dinghy
3.1m rib rubber inflatable boat with fiberglass bottom, 15hp outboard motor.
Covers
Dodger and Bimini, navy Sunbrella made in 2018. Navy Sunbrella Wheel covers, hatch and winch covers, outdoor cushions for cockpit and Teak outdoor table for cockpit. Sunbrella Boom Shades with batons suspended with lazy jacks
Accommodation
The accommodation area comprises a large, open plan saloon with galley. The
master cabin is aft with ensuite and 2 matching guest cabins with bunkbeds forward with shared head/ shower provide accommodation for 6 people.
The interior is finished with the mahogany walls and cabinetry, high varnished and in immaculate condition. She has polished timber floor, lavish soft furnishing and good lightning which helps to show her real beauty.
Bathrooms: Electric toilets, hot & cold-water showers.
Saloon/ Galley: To starboard there is a navigation station with all electrics, comfortable seat, and table. In the saloon there is a rounded settee in leather and beautiful mahogany table which can accommodate up to eight guests if needed. On the opposite side there are two comfortable leather seats and small table.
Entertainment
Bose sound bar, 42'' Samsung Smart TV, Fusion MSAV755 stereo/radio/DVD player. Fusion waterproof speakers in cockpit.
Air-Con
2 x 240v Cruisair units in saloon and forward cabins plus 12V fans throughout
Galley
To port side there is a very spacious and ergonomic galley. Equipped with: Broadwater two burner stove with oven & grill, stove top pressure cooker, electric kettle, toaster, 12v/240v fridge/freezer (top opening), plastic crockery (plates, bowls, tumblers, wine glasses), fry pans.
Hot Water
240V approx. 60L
Ground Tackle
Sarka anchor Excel 7 positioned in anchor roller on stem with 80m x10mm short link galvanized chain (anchor and chain new in 2018). Additional 40m x 1" rope rode and the Windlass is a 12V Muir 2500 Cougar (refitted 2019) and deck wash. Spare CQR anchor and 15mts of chain.
Safety Gear
-Jack lines, 2 x harness
-Life raft, Great circle Ocean master soft case, 4 man, due for its first service 2022 (free).
-2 adult self-inflating manually activated lifejackets.
-Full flare kit new 2020
-V sheet
-5 Handheld Fire-extinguishers new 2020
-Jack lines, two safety harnesses, two life rings.
-Grab Bag - flares, strobe lights
-Life sling rail mount kit.
- Bosuns chair
Bilge Pumps
2 x electric and 2 x manual bilge pumps
Electrics
The house electric system on Vida is 12V/ 240V.
The 12V system was renewed in 2019 with all new cabling and Full River DC-200-6 800A/H battery bank and Victron 12 Volt 3000VA 120amp inverter charger and Victron. Furthermore, a Baymar High Output 12V alternator and Serpentine Belt kit was fitted to the main engine.
In 2018 the 240V system was completely re-wired and galvanic isolator installed, all seacocks electrically bonded to boats neutral and Victron smart solar charger MPTT 150170 - TR solar charge controller fitted with 2 x 360W Sunpower solar panels.
Lighting throughout the boat is LED and all is controlled/ monitored in Nav Station via BEP fused
switch board.
Electronics / Navigation
The navigation electronics are B&G and include:
- 4 x Triton displays in the cockpit
- 12" Zeus 3 chart-plotter in salon
-7" Zeus 3 chart-plotter in cockpit
-Depth sounder with log and water temperature
-B&G 4G Radar
-GPS antenna x 2
-608 wind transducer
-Forward scan sonar and Fish finder/depth sounder - Simrad Lowrance
-B&G V50 VHF radio base station in salon and handheld VHF
-Handheld VHF Radio charging station in Saloon and on Starboard Helm
-AIS transducer NAIS-500 Class B
-NSPL-500 AIS/VHF Antenna splitter
-VHF antenna
-HF radio Icom IC-M700TY
Sail Inventory
Good sail inventory for world cruising. Sails are in good condition and are as follows:
- 2018 Hood 135% High Clew Furling Genoa with Luff foam for furling to reduce sail area
- 2018 Hood 24.5 m2 self-tacking Furling Jib with vertical batons
- Rolly Tasker Main Sail
-Asymmetric Spinnaker with sock and all lines.
Mast / Rigging
The alloy 4-spreader, mast head rig and boom in Vida have been suitably
upgraded with new wiring and lights, sand blasted and painted white. The rigging was replaced in 2018 and various service and upgrades performed to better suit shorthanded sailing:
-Self-Tacking headsail set up fabricated and fitted
-Running Rigging replaced and controls brought back to the cockpit
-New Furler installed for Staysail
New boom bag and lazy jacks
Remarks
The forepeak is set up with shelving suitable to store spares on
board:
-Sovereign stainless-steel BBQ
-Manuals and support documentation
-Autopilot drive
-New electrasan unit
-Exhaust elbow
-V belt and filters for water maker
-Diesel filters for Ryco filters in fuel boss
-Oil filters and impellers for generator and main engine
-Various hoses, electrical fuses
-Dyson hand vacuum
- Baymar Alternator as per fitted unit
- Mooring lines, fenders, boat hook etc.

CONTACT DETAILS
Dealer
Vicsail Pty Ltd
Telephone
Address
D'Albora Marina
New beach Road
City / Suburb
Rushcutters Bay
State
NSW
Country
Australia
Website


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