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Re: Thoughts on the Beneteau First 305?

I have 1984 First 42, which is much bigger, but it's great. Solid boat, solid hardware, and damned quick. The First series are racer/cruisers, typically faster and and carry more sail and stronger hardware than the Oceanus series of the same size. This is at the expense of some interior space/cruising comfort. My buddy has a Oceanus 423 that is the same length as mine and seems like it is twice the size.

Some had some issues with blistering on the bottom in the 80s. However, Beneteau repaired these for the owners who took notice, so there is a good chance this was taken care of by the previous owner.
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