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1991 Beneteau First 38S5

Grenada W.I., Grenada


This Beneteau First 38s5 is a performance yacht with a high standard of cruising comfort. Designed as a racer/cruiser by Jean Berret with a stunning interior finish by Philippe Starck. This popular two cabin owners version, with two heads, has dark mahogany veneers, contrasting with polished stainless steel and aluminium fittings making it modern, light and airy. Tulaichean II handles well and is responsive and fast. The deck is cleverly designed, with recessed roller-furler. Halyards and control lines lead aft under removable panels to the cockpit so that there is nothing to foul or trip over. A swim platform with ladder gives easy access into the water. 

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Basic Boat Info

Price: £29,264
Boat Name: Tulaichean II
Make: Beneteau
Model: First 38S5
Year: 1991
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Beneteau Yachts
Designer: Philippe Stark / Berret-Racoupeau
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 38 ft
Length Overall: 38'5 ft
Beam: 11 ft
Max Draft: 6 ft
Displacement: 6,586 kg
Ballast: 2,200 kg
Electrical Circuit: 220 V
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: MD2003
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 28hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
Cruising Speed: 6 kn
Maximum Speed: 8 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 108 L
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 360 L

Accommodations includes 6 berths in 2 cabins. There is full standing (6ft) headroom and good ventilation throughout. The forepeak has the traditional V berth with head & shower to port, lockers and vanity to starboard. Moving aft the saloon has the drop-leaf table down the centre-line and full length settees with storage lockers above and below to port and starboard. The galley lies to port with two burner gimballed cooker with grill and oven, refrigerator which converts into counter top space and two stainless steel sinks with pressurized water. To starboard is the nav station and electrical switch board, chart table and swivel seat.The chart table has an unusual sliding worktop for extra workspace. The aft cabin leads back from the port side of the companionway. The aft heads and shower is just aft of the nav station to port.



Mechanical Systems

Located centrally aft of the saloon is the Volvo MD2003 28hp 3 cylinder diesel engine. Last serviced Jan 2018 Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. The drive train is direct, culminating with a three blade Maxprop folding propeller.




Electrical Systems
  • 1 x 12v 100 Ah House battery (2017)
  • 1 x 12v 100 Ah Engine starter battery (2017)
  • Balmar Alternator and regulator
  • Inverter
Spars and Sails

Sloop with fractional rig, anodized aluminum mast and boom (Sparcarft 1991). Whisker pole, s/s rod standing rigging (2015) spectra running rigging (2015). Mainsail reefing in boom. Furling Facnor headsail

2 x Lewmar #42 self-tailing winches,
4 x Lewmar #38 self-tailing winches

  • Mainsail - Laminate– Far East - 2018 - New
  • Mainsail - Dacron - Far East - 2007 - Good
  • Jib 125 % - Laminate - Far East - 2018 - New
  • Jib 128 % - Far East - 2007 - Good
  • Blade 100% - Far East - 2007 - Good
Deck Equipment
  • 35lb CQR anchor with 100ft chain and warp
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guard wires
  • Boom Awning
  • Binnacle cover
  • Boarding ladder
  • 4 x warps & 4 x fenders
Navigation Equipment
  • Steering compass
  • Raymarine speed (2010)
  • Raymarine depth sounder (2010)
  • Clock & Barometer
  • Navigation lights
  • Radio/CD player
  • Paper charts of the Caribbean
Safety Equipment
  • 2 x fire extinguishers
  • Plastimo 6 person liferaft
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Emergency tiller
  • 2 x Cockpit harness points

Built in 1991 the Beneteau First 38 is constructed of solid GRP laminates. The decks are composite with a variety of core materials in different areas, and the interior makes extensive use of GRP liners and pre-cut and fabricated modules. The bottom was copper coated in 2016 and anodes changed in 2018.


Tulaichean II has a United Kingdom SSR registration and there are no known outstanding encumbrances.

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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, 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 owner’s specific needs.

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