Yacht charter in Ta' Xbiex - BENETEAU Beneteau First 30E

Without captain 8 people 1 days min. 6 berths

Description of IAN's sailboat

Selin Beneteau First 30E Built 1985 LOA 9.26m Beam 3.23m Draft 1.39m ONLY AVAILABLE FOR CHARTERS IN MALTESE WATERS TO SKIPPERS WITH A VALID LICENCE AND MINIMUM OF 3 YEARS EXPERIENCE WITH A SIMILAR BOAT. This boat is 36 years old and has given many many years of very good service, she was recently refurbished and obtained commercial CVC certification (2015) with the whole interior being sanded and varnished, all Safety equipment installed (2015), the whole rig has been tuned and parts replaced (2015), engine overhauled with several main engine parts being replaced (2015), ALL keel bolts replaced (2015), New (manual) toilet installed in 2015 and a completely new refrigeration system and insulation installed for the fridge / Ice box (2015). Inventory comprises: Saloon: Garmin GPS 420s with depth sounder transducer. Cobra vhf (2015) Handheld Cobra vhf (2015) 6 berths. 3 Manual Fire Extinguishers. 1 Automatic Fire Extinguisher in engine compartment. Gas Alarm. 1 (2) burner stove (2014) (Gas) Water tanks (2) 160 litres. Engine replaced (2007) from Volvo MD7B to (second hand re built) Yanmar 30gm Diesel Tank: 28 litres (Approx 9-10 hours motoring @ 2500rpm.) 5 fenders Warps for Genoa, Mainsheet, mooring lines and halyards. Water hose. 10 life jackets (KRU 175) (automatic) 2 child life jackets. Bilge pump (electric / manual) 1 anchor CQR 20lbs 10m chain and 20 metres anchor line. No Windlass. 1 anchor Danforth 14lbs, 8m chain and 20 metres line. 2 winch handles. 2 Parachute Flares 2 smoke Flares Ball and Cone. Deck: Roller Furling Genoa (2008) Slab reefed Main (2008) Bimini (2015) Lazy jacks (2015) 8 winches Liferaft (2012) Last serviced in 2017 and valid until 2019 2 Horseshoe (Life rings) 1 Manual cold water shower. Spinnaker, pole and accessories can be made available at an additional charge. Raymarine autopilot can be made available at an additional charge. Linen can be made available at an extra charge.

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  • Beneteau Beneteau First 30E in Ta' Xbiex
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  • Model: Beneteau First 30E
  • Manufacturer: BENETEAU
  • Length: 9.26m
  • Width: 3.25m
  • Draft: 1.39m
  • Year: 1982
  • Engine: 26hp
  • Onboard capacity - Authorised: 8
  • Onboard capacity - Recommended: 4
  • Number of cabins: 3
  • Number of berths: 6
  • Cancellation conditions: Strict*
  • Amount of security deposit: 1,750€
  • Check-in/out times: 09:30 / 18:00

Equipment of the sailboat

    Outdoor equipment
  • Bimini
  • Bathing ladder
  • Child protection nets
  • Dining table
  • Bow sundeck
  • Deck shower
    Navigation equipment
  • Outboard
  • Outboard motor
  • Bow thruster
  • Electric windlass
  • GPS
  • Depth sounder
  • VHF
  • Automatic pilot
    Energy on board
  • 220V socket
  • USB socket
    Kitchen equipment
  • Oven/cooker
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Sink
  • Dining table
    Sanitary facilities
  • Cold water
  • Hot water
  • Bathroom
  • Toilet
    Comfort on board
  • TV
    On the water / underwater
  • Flippers, masks and snorkels
  • Fishing tackle
  • Scuba diving equipment

Location of the sailboat: Ta' Xbiex

Overall rating

  • Compliance of the boat
  • Comfort on board
  • Standard of maintenance
  • Welcome and communication
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for money

1 comment

Apr. 2017

Ian Pace is very kind and helpful in addition to being a very expert sailor. He reserved a cab for us at the airport when we arrived and he took us back to the airport at the end of our rental. He loaded the boat with blankets and bottled water (we did not have a car to buy food). And he set up a usb port connected to the batteries to re-charge cell phones. The boat, Selin, is well equipped with all what is needed to sail, but being an old boat (as clearly announced by Ian on the web site) some of its equipment is a little bit dated. No problem if you know how to sail and if you like to sail as in the “old good times”, but someone who rents this boat, expecting the standard easy going modern charter boat, would have problems, particularly in the relatively strong wind and see conditions we encountered. For example, currently it does not have self-tailing winches. You must anchor by hands. It does not have a stopper for the rolling genoa (but Ian will tell you how to handle this easily with the winch and a cleat), it does not have a holder on the mast to put the winch handle when you reef at the mast (but Ian said he will solve this problem). And, given the low temperature at the time or our rental, we had to help the engine with ether to start it in the morning (but this is certainly not needed during the summer). None of these shortcomings is crucial, but it is important that if you rent the boat you do not expect to find very recent equipment on board. If you like real sailing, however, this boat is more fun than a standard easy going charter boat. I should also say that the top right life line broke (as we all know things break on old as well as on new boats), but Ian recognised it was clearly not our fault. Have fun with Selin!

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