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1983 Beneteau First 456 Race

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General Information

Listing# 114518

50 000,00 €
At request, Netherlands
Boat Type
Model Year
Year Built
First 456 Race
Hull Material
Fuel Tank Material
Fuel Type
Number of Engines
Engine Horse Power

General Details

The Lady Be was build in 1983 as a “One-off” by Beneteau at Riez, France

Design of German Frers type: 456, IOR 2 ton.
Serial number of the yard: BEY00330383

Additional Equipment


After the yacht was build for Beneteau’s own account she was rented out to team New Zealand for the Admirals Cup of 1984.

During this AC she was skippered by Sir Peter Blake.

After the cup she was sold to the United States were she won some races like the Florida series 1985.

On November 27th 2009 she was bought by her present Dutch owner.
In march 2010 she was shipped by Sevenstar to the Netherlands.

This owner sailed charters during the season 2010, 2011 and 2012 on the IJsselmeer in The Netherlands.

After every season the boat was placed in a heated shed during the wintertime.


Refit activities

During her stay in the US from November 2009 and March 2010, the hull was sanded and painting with VC Offshore anti fouling.

Above the waterline the hull was sanded and sprayed with All-Gripp “Snow White”.
The waterline was sprayed in All Gripp Med Bleu Metallic.

During the winter season of 2010-2011, the deck was refitted and painted.

Also intensive technical work was carried out on deck gear and winches.

During the winter season of 2011-2012 the engine and hydraulic motor was given a overhaul.

New batteries were installed.


Engine compartment

Engine: Perkins 4 cylinder diesel engine type: 4.236

Engine power: 58kw

The diesel engine drives a hydraulic pump which drives a hydraulic motor which drives the prop shaft an the 2 blade Max prop.



2 burner stove made: Force 10

10 pipebirthes. 4 berths are true doubles

New freshwater pump, water tap and water bag (Not installed)

Full automatic battery charger

PAR pump toilet



Raytheon radar and plotter type: C70LCR system, with RD218 Radome (Radome not installed)

Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS antenna

Comar Class D Duel channel AIS/Splitter/ Multiplexer

Standard Horizon VHF Marine Transceiver Handheld

McMurdo Smartfind E5 EPIRB

Raytheon apparent and true wind speed & direction

Raytheon speed display

Raytheon depth display

Raytheon electronic Compass display

2 Masthead displays for speed and depth. (1 display not working.)

Autohelm Auto Pilot interfaced to instruments

GPS interfaced to AP

3 Ritchie magnetic compasses



2 General service batteries

1 Starting battery

Automatic battery charger

Stereo CD w/3 sets of speakers



Quantum Fusion M Cruising Mainsail 2010

Quantum Fusion M Carbon/Technora #3 2010

Quantum Fusion M Carbon/Technora #4 2010

Quantum 155% 1#

Several Genoas by North (delivery sails)

5-6 Spinnakers several types

Staysail (new)


Deck, Hull and Rigging

Rig is sloop with rod rig and aluminium 3 spreader mast

Hull is foam core with Kevlar and carbon skins

Rig, sloop, dimensions: I=60,82 ft, J=17,61 ft, P=54,3 ft, E= 16,31ft

Triple spreader aluminium masthead rig

Furlex 400s furling system

1 set of genua sheets

1 set of spinnaker guy sheets

1 set of spinnaker sheets

1 spinnaker fore guy sheet w/block & tackle

1 main sheet

6 winch handles single and doubles

1 hydraulic handle

2 snatch blocks

3 Harken cars for #3 and #4 tracks

4 Harken cars on primary tracks (2 tracks per side)

1 Main sheet traveller

2 sets of Harken air blocks for running backstays

4 Lewmar 3 speed halyard winches on cabin house

2 Lewmar 3 speed spinnaker winches

2 Lewmar 2 speed backstay winches

2 Lewmar self-tailing 2 speed main sheet winches

1 Lewmar coffee grinder

2 Lewmar #55 3 speed self-tailing winches

1 set Harken rudder bearings w/torlon rollers

Lifeline stanchions and base are custom made titanium

1 Custom made titanium mast partner

1 Custom made titanium mast step

18 Gallon custom made stainless steel hydraulic oil tank

1 aluminium spinnaker boom

1 Zodiac 6-person life raft. (due for survey and inspection)

 1 wind charger made Rutland 913 (Not installed)

2 Anchors Danforth

12 Sailing outfits from “Slam” (Like new)



Radar reflector

2 Life buoys


Storage container

Sails and other equipment is stored in a 20 ft container.

This container is notincluded in the price