1987 Beneteau First Class 12
- Stock #047704 -
Benjamin Beneteau, shipwright, founded the Beneteau boatyard at Croix-de-Vie, France to build sailing trawlers.
In 1964 Annette Beneteau Roux and her brother, Andre, granddaughter and grandson to Benjamin, diversified the company with the introduction of fiberglass sailing yachts. With the introduction of the Fletan and the Guppy, Beneteau took part in the 1965 Paris Boat Show for the first time, establishing its reputation for building seaworthy pleasure craft.
In 1976 the Beneteau First 30 was introduced. Designed by Andre' Mauric, the FIRST 30 was the beginning of Beneteau's very successful First series. The FIRST 30 was chosen Boat of the Year at the Paris Boat Show and won the first leg of the Figaro Single-Handed Race.
In response to its expanding North American market, Beneteau opened a production facility in Marion, South Carolina. Within four years, Beneteau became one of the top three sailboat manufacturers in America.
In 1990 Beneteau celebrated the launching of its 1000th Boat at the Marion, SC facility.
***(In order to simplify things, all the Beneteau models, for which we have adequate information, have been listed under the 'Beneteau' section. Beneteau's were often given differnt names depending on which part of the world they were sold (and/or built). This, in addition to boats that were sold directly to charter companies which also used their own names.)
! Beneteau's First Class 12 Series are FAST sailing yachts. NEW BOTTOM PAINT January 2012. Owner says "bring offers"!
Blistering speed, great sails, diesel power, tiller steering and some cruising amenities make for great performance whether racing the local round the buoys circuit or long distance racing. This shoal draft version with bulb keel draws only 5 1/2 feet. This boat has been modified for short handed sailing and can be easily run but two. Cruise fast with this unique and spacious Beneteau 40.
A proven race winner on the Florida circuit, she is in good condition and will continue to reward her owners with racing trophies and the pride of ownership with one of the fastest 39 foot monohulls on Florida's west coast. Call now for more details and to arrange your prior showing. This is a preliminary listing with more photos to follow.
LOA: 39 ft 7 in
Beam: 12 ft 5 in
LWL: 34 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Engine Brand: Volvo
Cruising Speed: 8 mph
Maximum Speed: 12 mph
Total Power: 18 HP
Fresh Water: Yes
Ohh Zone is a proven winner on Florida's West Coast Racing Circuit. She is tiller steered, with good sail inventory, Volvo 18HP Engine and a good assortment of racing sails, with roller furling headsails.
She has cruising amenities, with berths for 8 or more, navigation station, galley, marine head and holding tank with Y Valve.
Cold domestic water supply with manual pump
Ice Box and good storage
Wind, Knot and Depth Sounder
Handheld GPS unit
12 V Dc power
AC 110 Shore Power with battery charger
Plough Anchor on chain and nylon rode at bow
Aluminum Mast and boom.
Sails and Gear
The rig has been modified for easier sail handling characteristics.
Mast was reduced 3.5 feet and boom was shortened 2.5 feet thereby maintaining the same aspect ratio.
New swept back aluminum spreaders were installed to enable removal of the running backstays, which make sailing Ohh Zone fast a true joy!
Mainsail by Quantum; Fusion series with one reef point new in 2007 in very good condition.
Genoa on Roller Furling Quantum; Fusion series 155% new in 2007 in good condition.
135% Dacron jib in good condition
Volvo 18 HP Engine
Ohh Zone's Hull construction is composite with Divinycell core with unidirectional fiberglass cloth.
There is a structural grid at hull bottoms with unidirectional Carbon Fiber reinforced frames throughout.
The keel is Elliptical bulb and the ballast is LEAD not Iron.
Shoal draft at 5'6"
Honeycomb bulkheads fore and aft to keep the boat light and strong.
Oh Zone is a proven race winner on Florida's West Coast.
At 15 knots of breeze she will easily cruise at 7.5 to 8 kts. At 15-18 knots with working sails it is not uncommon to see gps speeds of 10.5 knots.
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