Beneteau First 45 - Black Sheep - $297,000

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Beneteau First 45 - Black Sheep - $297,000

Black Sheep is a 2008 Beneteau First 45 exclusively for sale with YOTI and lying in Sydney Harbour.

Black Sheep is a great example of a very well-prepared race version of the Beneteau First 45. If you can think of an upgrade, then it's probably been done. Built in 2008 and race prepared for IRC, she has had full IRC race fairing, preparation and optimisation.

On her first outing, she won the IRC Race division Hamilton Island Race Week, beating the fleet of highly competitive IRC yachts and proving the IRC pedigree of this yacht. Her upgraded alloy race rig, triple spreader with rod rigging and PBO back stay has been maintained and checked from new by Sydney Rigging Specialists. Of late she has been fitted with a composite prodder for easy downwind sailing and fast simple reaching under her Code 0.

Black Sheep has been constantly optimised for the IRC rule and successfully sailed to this rating in many of the longer Bluewater CYCA races. She represents the perfect opportunity to purchase a highly competitive, safe and capable racer cruiser with the ability to win trophies under the IRC rule.

Some of her more notable results are as follows -
o    2017 Sydney to Southport Race - IRC 5th Overall/ IRC 3rd Div 3
o    2016 Sydney to Hobart - IRC 2nd Div 3/ ORCi 2nd Div 3
o    2015 Sydney to Hobart - IRC 3rd Div 3/ ORCi 2nd Div 3
o    2015 Sydney to Southport Race - IRC 5th Overall/ 1st Div 2
o    2014 Sydney to Southport Race - IRC 3rd Div 3/ ORCi 3rd Div 2
o    2016 CYCA Blue Water Point score - IRC 5th Overall/ 2nd Div 2/ ORCi 2nd Div 2

Please contact Tim Vine for more information or to organise an inspection.


Designer : Philippe Briand
Builder : Beneteau Yachts, France
Water (Potable) Capacity (L) : Rotomoulded tank 330 l
Hull Construction Material : GRP
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : Cored GRP
Length (feet) : 46' 2" feet
Length (m) : 14.07 m
Beam/Width (m) : 4.2 m
Draft (m) : 2.75 m
Keel/Ballast : Deep FIN - Fully faired race version (3875KG).
Displacement : 11545kg
Number of Batteries : 2 X House and 1 x Engine.
Number of Fuel Tanks : 200L + 50L day tank with electric top up from main tank, rotomoulded.
Accommodation Notes : Three cabin forward V Berth and two aft cabins.
Number of Berths : 6 berths in 3 good sized double cabins, 1 double berth in main cabin, 1 settee berth. All with lee cloths.
Number of Showers : 2 x enclosed, Cockpit shower. All H&C pressure.
Number of Toilets : 2 with holding tanks.
Galley Notes : The galley has large amounts of storage and refrigeration and is a highlight of the interior layout.
Stove : ENO 2 burner gas with oven.
Refrigeration : 12V large chest. Large ice box + 1 small ice box, both have electric pump out.
Number of Sinks : Large Stainless steel sink with Hot and Cold mixer tap.
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Fusion Bluetooth/MP3 input stereo. Inside and outside speakers.
Anchor / Winch : Electric Windlass and bow roller (not fitted).
Deck Gear : Race ready set-up with full upgrades, 2 x Harken ST50 primary winches, 2 x Harken ST48 cabintop winches, 2 x Harken ST48 mainsheet winches, 12 x Spinlock jammers on cabintop.
Mast/Rigging : Triple spreader alloy mast by Sparcraft. Upgraded alloy race rig, triple spreader with rod rigging and PBO back stay. Always maintained and checked from new by Rigging Specialists. Optimised for IRC sail inventory. Comes with extended IRC carbon pole with cover. IRC carbon custom prodder for code zero and asymmetric spinnakers. Ball bearing track mounted on front of mast. Pole downhaul has been upgraded to run back to port and stbd of vessel. Kicker upgraded and led to the rail trimmer on both sides. Car pullers upgraded 16-1. Barber haulers installed and 10-1 on both sides. Fleet hydraulic backstay adjuster.
Sail Inventory : Main: New Ian Short Carbon Offshore main, Offshore carbon delivery main, Lightly used Norths regatta main. Jib: Ian Short Carbon #1 light, Ian Short Carbon #1 heavy, Ian Short Carbon #4, Ian Short Kevlar #5, Ian Short Drifter/Staysail. Norths Carbon #1 delivery. Spinnaker: Ian Short IRC optimised spinnaker inventory - 2S mast head symmetrical, 4A mast head asymmetrical, 5A fractional asymmetrical, mast head Code 0 with top down furler. Norths Symmetrical Spinnaker Inventory 2x1.5 masthead, 4S masthead, 3S fractional. Stormgear: Storm jib and Trysail. Other: Harken Carbo Dual Track Racing Foil. Ian Short Drifter/stay sail.
Electrics : 12V interior lighting. All LED Nav lights.
Electronics Navigation : Simrad colour plotter at chart table. Full B&G system with H3000 x 2 Multifunction displays either side of companion way, 3 x B7G Maxi Views mounted on mast.
Covers : Boom Cover, Spinnaker Pole Cover.
Safety Gear : To AYF Category 1 - Including VHF and HF Radios linked to external speakers.
Ground Tackle : CQR Anchor with chain. 2 x Fortress light weight aluminium anchors with chain and warp.
Remarks : Black Sheep is a fully optimised step on board Category 1 IRC offshore yacht with a well proven race record.
Vessel Name : Black Sheep

Engine 1

Engine Make : Yanmar 4JH5E
Horse Power : 54
Fuel Type : Diesel
Steering : Twin Carbon Steering Wheels.
Fuel Capacity : 250
Propeller : 2 Blade folding racing propeller.