Mark Cameron Yachts

Beneteau First 35S


Lots of upgrading in recent years



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelBeneteau First 35S
DesignerJean Berret
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineVolvo Penta 2003 28hp Three-cylinder, naturally aspirated, raw water-cooled Volvo Penta mechanical reversing gearbox Single lever morse control
Fuel Capacity68l


Drinking Water Capacity200l


Originally designed as part of the Beneteau performance range the First 35S is a well-proven regatta winner, capable of podium finishes when racing around the cans with a full crew. The Beneteau First 35S BROWN BOMBER II has been optimised for comfortable cruising and her performance attributes deliver a rewarding and comfortable experience for skippers and crew.

BROWN BOMBER II benefits from significant upgrading in recent years, boasting a comprehensive cruising inventory which includes highlights such as:

Original gelcoat finish to topsides
Underwater hull coated with Copper Coat finish
Volvo Penta 2003 28hp marine diesel engine
Engine and Domestic batteries replaced in 2021
Raymarine ST6002 autopilot system with X5 course computer and tiller drive
Raymarine i70s configurable displays x3 (2019)
Raymarine Axiom Pro9S chart plotter (2019)
Standard Horizon GX1500E DSC VHF
Raymarine AIS700 Class B AIS transceiver (2020)
Dometic 2 burner, grill and oven gas cooker. Gimbal mounted (2018)
Jabsco manual marine toilet (2019)
Eberspacher diesel-fired, blown air heating system (2020)
Stainless steel standing rigging, full replacement 2021
Selden Furlex furling gear on Forestay for roller reefing genoa (2021)
Full running rigging replacement in spring 2022
Stackpack type mainsail cover with lazyjacks (2023)
Liferaft – 4 Person cannister raft (2023)
EPIRB – McMurdo SmartFind G8
Zodiac inflatable dinghy

Wintering ashore in Ardfern the Beneteau First 35S BROWN BOMBER II is available for immediate viewing, strictly by prior appointment.


Hull Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Hand-consolidated heavyweight laminate.
Moulded stringers and floors internally.
Plywood bulkheads
Original gelcoat finish to topsides
Underwater hull coated with Copper Coat finish

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded deck, incorporating coachroof superstructure and self-draining cockpit
Original white gelcoat finish to deck moulding
Decks and coachroof finished with moulded non-slip textured panels.
Cockpit seating and sole finished with hardwood battens and a grating.

Keel & Rudder:
Bolt-on, fin profile ballast keel
Cast Iron keel
GRP moulded spade rudder


Engine & gearbox:
Volvo Penta 2003
Three-cylinder, naturally aspirated, raw water-cooled
Volvo Penta mechanical reversing gearbox
Single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine last serviced Autumn 2023, currently winterised
Sterngland seal replaced spring 2021
Single lever morse control replaced 2021
Cruising speed under engine – 6kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel prop shaft
Bronze P-bracket
3-blade fixed bronze propellor
Hardwood tiller steering

Raymarine Tiller Pilot System
Raymarine ST6002 control head
Raymarine X5 course computer
Raymarine tiller drive ram


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power system

Shore Power System:
Extension lead to connect to shore supply
Single 16 amp connection point

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, lead acid (2021)
Domestic Battery – 2x 12VDC, lead acid (2021)

Single engine driven alternator

Other Electrical:
12VDC charging socket at chart table


Fresh Water:
Pressurised cold water only system
Tap in galley
Tap in heads, pulling out for use as shower head

Bilge Pumps:
Manual Bilge Pump
Electric Bilge Pump


Single fuel tank
Stainless steel tank construction
Approximate tank capacity 68ltrs

Fresh Water:
Dual freshwater tank
Flexible bag-type tanks
Port side tank replaced 2023
Approximate total tank capacity 200ltrs

Tank Monitoring:
Fuel tank gauge on engine dash panel at chart table


On Deck:
Depth/Wind/Log – Raymarine i70s configurable displays x2 (2019)
Plotter – Raymarine Axiom Pro9S (2019)

At Chart Table:
Depth – Autohelm ST50 – Not in use with current system
Speed/Log – Autohelm ST50 – Not in use with current system
Repeater - Raymarine i70s configurable display (2019)

Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – Standard Horizon GX1500E
AIS – Raymarine AIS700 transceiver (2020)
Navtex – ICS NAV6 Navtex


Galley stove – Dometic 2 burner, grill and oven gas cooker. Gimbal mounted (2018)
Fridge – Top loading fridge with oval chiller plate to create ice box
Double stainless steel sink
Cold water tap

Toilet – Jabsco manual marine toilet (2019)
Wash hand basin
Cold water tap which can be pulled out for use as showerhead

Heating & Ventilation:
Eberspacher diesel-fired, blown air heating system (2020)
Thermostatic cabin controller
Outlets in aft cabins

Overhead light in galley, nav station, saloon and heads
Reading lights in saloon above settees
Reading lights in aft and forward cabins
Bulkhead mounted paraffin lights in saloon to port and starboard

Radio/Tape deck
Speakers in saloon


Summary of Accommodation:
Twin/double cabin forward
Saloon converting to provide 3 single occasional berths
Nav Station
Twin double aft cabins to port and starboard

Accommodation Finish:
Joinery work of hardwood veneered plywood with solid hardwood trims
Teak and Holly veneered soleboards
Vinyl linings to finish hull sides and head linings
Saloon headlining of vinyl with teak trims
GRP moulded heads compartment with varnished hardwood trims
Laminate finish to worktop

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:
Two single berths in traditional V-berth formation with infill section to create a double berth
Storage locker aft of bunks to starboard with countertop above
Berths supported on alloy tubular structure.
With cushions removed tubular frame creates sail locker bins

Located to port side of the walk-thru between saloon and forward cabin
Hanging locker opposite heads to the starboard side
Manual marine toilet located forward, facing aft
Countertop running length of compartment outboard with inset wash hand basin aft
Vanity locker above countertop outboard

Centrally mounted, double drop leaf saloon table with bottle storage in the central section
Bench settees to port and starboard
Both settees converting to single berths with lee cloths.
Pilot berth outboard of port side settee, fitted with lee cloth
Storage lockers outboard of starboard settee forward and aft with bookshelf between, counter top above running the full length of the bunk

To the port side of the companionway
J-shaped galley worktop
Double stainless steel sinks inset to worktop forward, inboard
Top loading fridge below forward section of worktop, outboard
Gimbal-mounted gas cooker aft.
Twin-level storage lockers outboard of galley worktop
Storage lockers beneath sinks

Nav Station:
To the starboard side of the companionway
Forward-facing, full-size chart table with a dedicated navigators seat
Chart table-top lifting to provide storage within table top
Instrument cluster forward of the chart table
Switch panel, DSCVHF and engine dash panel outboard of chart table
Storage drawer and locker beneath chart table forward
Storage within chart table seating base

Port and Starboard Aft Cabins:
Symmetrical cabins to port and starboard aft
Double berth aft
Shelves running the length of the berth outboard
Standing room forward of bunk
Storage locker outboard of standing room with countertop above


Deck stepped, double spreader, masthead sloop rig
Black anodised alloy mast and spars
Stainless steel standing rigging, full replacement 2021
Selden Furlex furling gear on Forestay for roller reefing genoa (2021)
Slab reefing mainsail
Block and tackle kicker
Twin spinnaker poles
Whisker pole
Lines lead aft to the cockpit
Rope clutches for lines lead aft
Inner and outer genoa tracks
Full running rigging replacement in spring 2022
Lazyjacks fitted with new stack pack in 2023
Mast ladder, hoisted on the halyard and secured within sail track

Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 46, two-speed
Secondary Winches – 2x Lewmar 30, two-speed
Cockpit Halyard Winches - 2x Lewmar 30, two-speed

Mainsail – White Dacron, slab reefing, 3 reefs.
Genoa – White Dacron, roller reefing

Canvas Work:
Mainsail Cover – Stack pack type cover with lazyjacks (2023)

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – CQR anchor on chain (40m) + warp rode
Kedge Anchor – with chain and warp rode
Electric Anchor Windlass – Quick electric anchor windlass, vertical windlass with warping drum and chain gypsy.
Fenders – Selection x8
Mooring Warps - Selection

Zodiac 275 inflatable dinghy with aerodeck floor

Double stainless steel bow roller
Stainless steel pulpit
Stainless steel stanchions supporting double-tier, plastic-coated guardwires
Split stainless steel pushpit rails with central gate to access transom boarding ladder
Anchor locker hatch offset to port
Centrally mounted electric anchor windlass
Deck track for adjustable babystay, running aft to mast step
Hardwood grabrails running length of coachroof to port and starboard
Lines lead aft from mast on port and starboard sides of coachroof
Primary winches mounted on coaming outboard of the cockpit
Rope clutches to port and starboard sides of companionway with halyard and secondary winches.
Mainsail track spanning cockpit at the forward end of cockpit seating
Bench seating wrapping around the cockpit
Lockers at the aft end to port and starboard sides of the tiller
Outboard storage bracket to starboard
Liferaft storage cradle mount to starboard on pushpit rail (2020)
Transom-mounted boarding ladder


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Masthead LED tri-colour (2023)
Steaming light LED
Deck flood light
Low-level nav lights LED

Life saving:
Liferaft – 4-Person canister raft (2023)
EPIRB – McMurdo SmartFind G8
Horseshoe buoy
Seago MOB rescue system
Fire Blanket

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

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