What can I say about this boat seen at Hullbridge? She’s similar to her smaller sister, the First 211,* but with far more of everything – space, power and speed. I don't know what sort of engine she has, but First 260s can be powered by an inboard diesel engine such as a Yanmar 9 HP 1GM10 with a folding prop. The video ‘Beneteau First 260 Tour’ **gives the viewer a good idea of her interior.
This attractive 25’ 3” X 9’ 1” lifting keel yacht will surely give her owner a lot of fun. She offers the best of everything: performance, combined with shallow draught (2' 9") when the keel is in the raised position.
The Used Boat Test*** by Sailing Today provides more detail.
*Beneteau First 211: http://bills-log.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/boats-seen-at-burnham-part-3-beneteau.html
**Beneteau First 260 Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrUyrjliYb4
***Beneteau First 260 Spirit:http://www.sailingtoday.co.uk/uncategorized/beneteau-first-260-spirit/
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Yes she is attractive - nice low cabin profile with the sitting height inside made up by high topsides (without the topsides looking boxy or intrusive). Shallow draft makes her very attractive indeed!
Bill they are nice boats, we looked at buying one a couple of years ago. The interior looked great and well designed but sitting headroom around the saloon table was restrictive.
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