This Boat is Off Market

  • Off Market
  • $33,900
  • Sail / Cruisers
  • Beneteau / 345
  • 1986 / Used
  • 34'
  • 1986 Volvo 2002
  • 18 hp
  • Diesel

Cruisers 1986 Beneteau 345 listed by Edwards Yacht Sales (Off Market)

  • Last advertised price $33,900
  • Powered by single Volvo 2002 / 18 hp
  • Off Market since Sep 17th 2015

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The Beneteau First 345 was designed as a moderate displacement racer/cruiser, and much of its popularity has been because of its success in blending the two functions. In fact, it could be said that the First is a racing boat that contains a cruising interior. The architect is Jean Berret, a Frenchman noted for his cruising and racing designs. The fin keel and spade rudder of the 345, coupled with a shallow bottom, have minimal wetted surface. Her interior features varnished woodwork with private foreward and aft cabins, aft head, large salon with galley and nav station.

"Faster" is the shallow draft, tall rig model, owned by a knowledgeable sailor and shows pride of ownership!

Boat Name

Builder: Beneteau
Designer: Jean Beret
Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: Fin

LOA: 34 ft 6 in
LWL: 28 ft 8 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Displacement: 10141 lbs
Ballast: 4651 lbs

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Volvo
Year Built: 1986
Engine Model: 2002
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 18 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: (106 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (22 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (20 Gallons)

Vessel Specifications

Vessel Walkthrough

The interior of the 345 is neat, functional and roomy. Starting forward the layout has a large aft cabin, dual settees in the salon and roomy double v-berth forward. The aft cabin is starboard, aft and to port is the head with hot and cold shower, L-shaped galley is forward of the head, to starboard there is a good sized chart table. The Main salon is spacious with ample storage throughout. Headroom is more than six feet. The forward V-berth cabin is spacious, comfortable and private. There is a hanging closet to port, drawers to starboard and natural lighting from an overhead hatch. The aft cabin has a queen sized bed, hanging locker, shelves, and large storage compartment beneath the bunk. The Beneteau First 345 is one of the World's Best Racer Cruiser Built. The 345 is the perfect blend of performance sailing with comfortable accommodations below. Faster affords family cruising with style and bring home the trophy when out on the Race Course. Very Clean!


Double Stainless Sinks, Hot and Cold Pressure Water, Ice Box, 2 Burner Propane Stove with Oven, Folding Table with Bottle storage, 15 Gal. Hot Water Heater.

Electronics and Navigation Station

Raytheon ST60 Tridata Wind Instrument pack, Standard Horizon VHF, New Raytheon Tiller Autopilot, Garmin GPS Map 440S W/ chips for US Bahamas.

Electrical System

12V System w/ Breakers, 2 Batteries, Battery Charger, Engine Alternator, 100V/35 Amp 50' Shorepower Cord,


Faster has a white hull, white deck and non-skid. Keel Stepped Mast, Fin Keel, balanced Spade Rudder. Deck hatch, 4 Opening Ports, 2 Dorade vents, Dodger, Double Lifelines, Swim Ladder, 2 Cockpit Lockers, 2 Lazarette Lockers, Anchor Locker on deck, Danforth Anchor, Chain Rode 150', Teak Holly Cabin Sole.

3 yr old Main Sail and 120% Genoa, all rigging lifelines inspected 3 yrs ago, Roller Furling Headsail

Engine Mechanical Equipment

Tiller Steering, Manual Head/Y-Valve/Holding Tank, 12V Bilge Pump, Volvo 2002 FWC Engine with oil/water and temp alarms, Fuel/Water Separator Raycor, 2 New batteries.

Broker Comments
The "First" series of Beneteau are well known for their excellent sailing abilities, their tough construction, and their excellent finish work. This boat sails like a dream. You can let the helm go for 30 minutes and she tracks a straight course. She's fast too, the 345 is known as a "racing boat with a cruising interior". Inside she is finished to high standards of wood work and joinery. All teak and mahogany. This boat is a capable world traveler, competetive club racer, and accommodating cruiser.

"Faster" is owned by a knowledgeable sailor and shows pride of ownership