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New Engine in 2013

  • Year: 1995
  • Current Price: £ 18,950 Tax Paid
  • Located in Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • YW# 78476-3187135

Other photos: Layout, Saloon, Port Side, Cockpit, Foredeck, Bow, washboards, Sofas, Galley, Nav Station, Radar, GPS, VHF, GPS, Engine Hours, Lifting Keel Mechanism, Table, Forecabin, Heads, Aft View, Beta 16 HP - New 2013, Clocks, Cockpit, Transom, Backstay, Tiller, Locker, Blue Hull.



General Description

This Beneteau First 260 Spirit is a great starter cruising yacht that is easy to sail and is presented in very good condition. She has a simple to operate lifting keel, is fitted with a Beta 16 HP diesel engine that was new in 2013 & has a surprising amount of both cockpit & cabin space which comfortably accommodates 3. She has a separate cabin forward, heads & galley area with gas hob & sink. She also has a small navigation station that has a Furuno Radar, GPS Plotter & VHF Radio. In the cockpit she also has a Raymarine Speed & Depth Gauge & Compass. On deck she has a furling Genoa & Mainsail with Lazyjacks & stack pack with lines led aft to the cockpit & winches. This Beneteau First 260 is a very attractive looking boat that has a stunning dark blue hull that was repainted only 5 years ago. She is currently lying Southampton and is available for viewings through Aspire Boat Sales.

Main Specifications

Stock Number :               ABS 1814


Year of Build :                 1995


LOA :                                 7.70 m


LWL :                                 7.35 m


Beam :           2.77 m


Draft :                               0.80 - 1.85m


Displacement :                 2300 Kgs


Keel Type :                       Swing Keel ( raised & lowered from Saloon )


Engine :                             1 x Beta 16 - Diesel 16 HP ( New 2013 )


Engine Hours :                 250 (approx. )


Fuel Tank :                       30 Ltrs


Fresh Water :                   46Ltr


No of Berths :                 4


Radar :                               Furuno Radome with Independent 1715 Display at Nav Station


GPS / Plotter :                   Furuno


Other :                               Raymarine Speed & Depth Gauges & Icom IC-M411 VHF

Main Features



The accommodation offers three berths in two cabins.  V berth forward with infill.  Opening hatch to foredeck.  Full width heads compartment with Jabsco marine toilet and washbasin opposite.  Saloon with settee berth and fixed table with drop leaves.  Aft facing chart table to starboard. Galley opposite to port with Twin burner gas cooker, sink with manually pumped water supply and cool box. Blue vinyl coloured upholstery in saloon and cushions.




Beta 16 – 16 HP Diesel inboard ( New 2013 ) with shaft drive to a four bladed feathering propeller. Twin batteries charged by alternator.


Spars and sails


Fractionally rigged sloop.  Silver anodised aluminium deck stepped mast and boom by Z-Spars.  Spinnaker pole. Stainless steel standing rigging.  Terylene running rigging.  Slab reefing mainsail with lazyjacks and stack pack.  Facnor headsail furling system.  2 x Lewmar 32 self-tailing winches. 6 x Spinlock jammers. Harken deck gear. Backstay adjuster. 




Furling genoa




Deck Equipment


Anchor with chain and warp.

Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guard wires.

Forward and aft mooring cleats.

Sprayhood Tiller steering.

S/S Boarding ladder.

Fenders and warps



Navigation equipment


Furuno Radar with Furuno 1715 Display


Furuno GPS / Plotter


Icom IC – M411 VHF Radio


Raymarine Speed Indicator


Raymarine Depth Gauge


Compass & Navigation lights.



This Beneteau First 260 Spirit was built in 1995 by Beneteau to a design by Group Finot.  blue GRP hull.  Wooden toe rails.  White GRP superstructure with moulded non-slip to deck.  Aft self draining cockpit.  Cast iron lifting keel with mechanism operated by winch handle on saloon table.  Twin transom hung lifting rudders with tiller steering and tiller extension.

Brokers Comments

In our opinion, this Beneteau First 260 Spirit is an ideal starter boat that is well equipped and presented in very good condition & she will make a great first cruising yacht for trips away . With her lifting keel, generous cockpit space & comfortable accommodation she offers a huge amount for a boat of this size. This particular yacht is fitted with a Beta Sixteen, 16 HP diesel engine that was fitted new in 2013 and has had less than 250 hours use. With her slab reefing mainsail, furling Genoa, Lazy Jacks & Stack Pack, everything is controlled from the cockpit & she is therefore easy to sail. Down below, there is comfortable sleeping for 4, with a forward double cabin, spacious saloon with folding dining table which also has the lifting keel mechanism attached to it, galley with two burner cooker, sink & cool box as well as a good sized, separate heads with toilet & sink. Once back on deck, her generous cockpit has room for all the Crew & this area has been fitted with attractive synthetic teak. Furthermore, the boat has a very attractive blue hull which was professionally re-painted 5 years ago and her decks contrast in bright white, non slip GRP.


With her clever design and efficient layout, this JeanBeneteau First 260 Spirit offers everything you could need for fun sailing around coastal waters & weekend cruising. With her very desirable lifting keel, she can easily take to the ground or get into shallow moorings that other similar boats simply can’t. This particular Beneteau First 260 Spirit is an attractive boat that is a pleasure to step onboard. She is currently lying afloat mid-river in Southampton & viewing can be arranged through Aspire Boat Sales.





To arrange a viewing or for more information on this great boat

Call : 01489 572480    

Or email us at :

Please contact Mark Matthews at 01489 572480

Contact Aspire Boat Sales Ltd.

Unit 15, Universal Marina
Crableck Lane
Sarisbury Green, Southampton United Kingdom
Tel 01489 572480
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