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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