Beneteau 285

The First 285 is a popular small yacht from the Beneteau stable. A very roomy boat for its size, with a good sized double cabin aft and a smaller double forward. We consider the forward cabin too small for comfort for two adults so this boat is best suited for a couple or a family with smaller children. An easily managed sail plan of furling headsail and main with lazy jacks makes for comfortable cruising.
Launched in 1991, Finesse is quite an old boat by world charter standards but is in fact the newest boat of her size available for charter in NZ. Like all of our boats she is maintained in very good condition.

Dimensions - Beneteau 285

Length: 8.8m/28'11''
Beam: 3.0m/9'9"
Draft: 1.6m/5’3"
Year launched: 1991
Displacement: 3000kg/6600lbs
Headroom in saloon: 1.8m/5'11"
Best passengers: 2 adults, 2 small children.
Max passengers: 4 adults or 2 adults 3 children
Berths: Double cabin aft, double berth forward, 1 x saloon single
Bathrooms: 1
Fuel capacity: 35 litres/9 gal
Water capacity: 150 litres/30 gal 

 Equipment - Beneteau 285

Engine: Volvo 18hp
Steering: Tiller
Autopilot: Yes, tiller pilot
Instrumentation: Depth, boatspeed
GPS: 5" chart plotter
Refrigerator: Electric, 66 litres. No freezer
Dinghy: 2.4m RIB
Outboard: 2 hp
Stove: 2 burner
Oven: Yes, no grill
Cockpit spray dodger: Yes
Cockpit bimini: No - boom tent only.

All boats have: Furling headsail, mainsail reefing from cockpit, autopilot, electric anchor winch, chart plotter in cockpit, cockpit shower, cockpit table, cockpit cushions, swim ladder, LPG (propane) barbecue, stereo (with connections for media players), inverter (for charging appliances only), 12 volt 'cigarette lighter' type sockets, 5 volt USB type sockets and solar panels for battery charging.

Daily rates - Beneteau 285

Peak: $435
Summer: $415
Shoulder: $375
Winter: N/a

The Seasons:
Peak: 24 Dec - 16 Jan
Summer: 16 Jan - 18 March and 11 Dec - 24 Dec
Shoulder: 1 Nov - 11 Dec and 18 March - 30 April
Winter: 1 May - 31 Oct

Plus fuel surcharge of $9 per day. For full list of rates and inclusions see our rates page.

Fairwind New Zealand Yacht Charters. Main Wharf, Opua, Bay of Islands. Tel +64 9 402 7821  Mob +64 27 478 9994