Sunnybrook Yachts
130 Marina Rd, Suite 202 PO Box 546
CHESTER, Nova Scotia, CA, B0J 1J0
Tel:902 444 4500
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1989 Beneteau First 285

location icon Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Year 1989
Length 28 ft

This is a one owner, Saint John River (fresh-water) boat that is available as the owner is retiring from boating. She is a roomy boat that is simply equipped. She has the optional wing keel that provides shoal draft; wheel steering and a Pro Furl roller furler. She was in the water in 2018, but has not yet been launched in 2019.


Year Built 1989
Category Sail
Length Overall 28'2 ft
Beam 9'8 ft
Max Draft 3'10 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 18 hp
Displacement 6,160 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Volvo
Model: 2002 series
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 18hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 1989

White fiberglass hull, deck and deckhouse; shoal draft wing keel with spade rudder; ‘sugar-scoop’ transom with  LPG tank locker, non skid platform and swim ladder; Edson Wheel Steering with emergency tiller; bow and stern pulpits with double lifelines; 2 hatches; 3 opening ports.


The yacht has 6’2” headroom and 6 berths. 

Vee berth forward with settees and a drop-leaf table in the main cabin. The galley is to port with a two burner Optimus LPG stove with oven, ice box, stainless steel sink and hot and cold pressure water, sea-water foot-pump; stainless steel hot water tank; fresh water capasity: 30 gallons. There is an aft-facing chart table opposite the galley to starboard with the enclosed head aft of that. The head has a Jabsco marine toilet connected to a (2 gallon) holding tank; sink with vanity. There is a large double berth aft with privacy door and hanging locker. 

The interior features blue fabric upholstery and pale teak veneer bulkheads and furniture with solid teak trim. There is a teak sole and fiberglass headliner. 


1989 Volvo 2002 series 18Hp twin cylinder marine diesel inboard engine. There is a 7 gallon fuel tank and Gori (geared) folding propeller.

Electrical System

The yacht has a 12 volt DC system supplied by an alternator on the engine through a selector switch to two lead-acid batteries (one replaced in 2018); thence to a circuit breaker panel located at the chart table. There is a 110 volt AC shore-power system.

Sails and Rigging

Aluminum mast, boom and spinnaker pole; Pro-Furl roller furling gear; the mast is stepped on deck; boom vang; topping lift and internal halyards; 4 sheet and halyard winches; 2 SAILS by Doyle: (2001) Mainsail; (2013) #2 Genoa (130%).


Sitex VHF; Raymarine ‘Tri-Data’: depth speed and water temperature. 


Danforth 13S anchor with rode; maual bildge pump; steel cradle; 6 docklines; 4 fenders; 2 boat hooks; 6 life jackets; engine andequipment manuals.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Sunnybrook Yachts is a professional yacht dealership and brokerage firm with eleven brokers located in boating areas from Newfoundland to Ontario. 

  Sunnybrook has been providing yacht sales expertise since 1990, with over two hundred years of combined experience and representing new yachts from Alerion, Back Cove, Island Packet, Jeanneau, J/Boats, Leopard, NorthCoast and Tartan Yachts.   In addition to new and pre-owned yacht sales, Sunnybrook can provide service and refit management with a full time, year round service team in Chester that focuses their efforts on our clients yachts. The service team’s capabilities include all aspects of commissioning new vessels, yacht refit and repair along with captain services.   For an appointment to see the boat or if you have any questions, please email us at or try our office at 902.275.2424.