Beneteau First 310

This, the largest of the Finot designs, appeared in 1990 and ran for five years, with 496 built. The design still looks sharp and modern externally, but below decks things like the stainless steel table supports jar. She was marketed as a fast family cruiser but is a strong performer round the cans, too. The interior is quite sparse and plastic, but she has a large double aftercabin, a small but adequate galley, basic, aft-facing chart table, a good heads and a plain forecabin – all pretty much in the Finot tradition.

LOA 9.14m (30ft), LWL 8.78m (28ft 10in), beam 3.23m (10ft 6in) draught 1.3m or 1.8m (4ft 3in or 5ft 11in), displacement 3,200kg (7,040lb). Price guide: £40,000 to £50,000.