Beneteau First 35.7


This Jean Berret design was a comparatively short-lived model in the mid-90s, which possibly suffered from having too much style and not enough substance. However, like all the ‘dot 7’ models, she was a good performer with well-built and generally practical accommodation by Philippe Starck, finished in a very dark and heavy feeling mahogany. The twocabin arrangement provided six berths and a comfortable saloon. Neither the galley nor the chart table were particularly large, though the latter had an impressive instrument panel.

LOA 10.55m (34ft 8in), LWL 9.45m (30ft 9in), beam 3.90m (12ft 6in), draught 1.95m (6ft 3in), displacement 5,000kg (11,000lb). Price guide: £54,000 to £58,000.