Beneteau First 45F5 Summary

Where: La Paz, Mexico
What: Beneteau First 45F5
Boat name: Prairie Fox


Built 1991 by Beneteau Yachts (France)
Design Bruce Farr (hull & deck) & Pinafarina (interior).
And by the way, all cabins have sea view.


Owner manual Beneteau First 45F5


LOA 44’11”
Beam: 14’1″
Maximum Draft: 7.92 “


Engine Brand: Craftsman Marine
Year Built: 2013
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1880
fuel consumption: 0.5 gallon/hour 2000 rpm
cruising speed: 6 knots
Max hull speed 8.4 knots
Propeller: Max Prop easy 4 Blade
Drive Type: Direct Drive


Fresh Water Tanks: 5( 160 gals)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (42 gals)


GRP hand-laminated optimized performance hull and GRP sandwich deck
GRP/balsa sandwich construction deck with non-skid surface.
Teak cockpit seating.

Spars & Rigging

Fractional Sloop with double set of aft-winged spreaders aft
Slab reefing mast and furling forestay
1×19 s/steel wire rigging (new 2008)
Adjustable back-stay.
Rigid boom Vang.


Sail area: 935 sq. ft.
Furling Genoa (new 2017– great condition)
Full Main Sail. good condition
storm Jib around the Genoa (New)
Yankee Jib (good condition)
Lazy Bag & Lazy Jacks (good condition)


2 x 43 ST Lewmar manual winch on coachroof for halyards, reefs & outhaul
2 x 52 ST Lewmar primary Genoa winches
2 x 46 ST Lewmar spinnaker winches


42HP Craftsman diesel built in 2013)
Twin Disc gear box, 30 mm ss shaft, Max Prop Easy 4 blades
New cutlass bearing 2018
Engine hrs: 1880


12v / 110v including shore-supply and mains
Battery charger
3 Firefly batteries 330AH (new 2017)
2000W Xantrex Inverter Pure sin wave with remote control
500 Watt 50 volt Solarworld Solarpanels
Morningstar Tristar 45A MPPT controler
Aerogen 6 Windgenerator
110 A Mitsubishi Alternator with Sterling ProReg -D Regulator
Batterymonitor BM-1
All cabin lights LED
Anchor light and Tricolor LED
Running lights Halogen


6 berths in 3 double cabins /
2 heads (master cabin en-suite) with wash-basin, manual toilets and shower

Saloon & Galley

Mastercabin & Bathroom

Aft cabin


The cockpit of Beneteau 45F5 has two lazarettes, who are huge. In one lazarette you can store 10 5 gallon jerrycans and a life raft . There is also a storage for the propane tank and on the swimming platform you will find two additional storage lockers for fins, diving masks etc.
On the back of the boat there is little crane to handle the outboard engine. On the other site you will find a propane BBQ. The cockpit table is easy to set en can be used in three different sizes. The dodger is made with two big windows under an angle, because of that you have during sailing a perfect view on the main and the Genoa.


Hot/Cold Pressure water system [new accumulator tank 2017]
220v boiler/ water heater as engine is running
Double stainless steel sink
2-burner stainless steel and oven
12v Double top loading Fridge Danfoss BD 50 with smart controller.
Microwave 700 watt
All inventory of the galley stays on the boat.
Showers with electrical pump out.
External shower at bathing platform
Webasto 8000 BTU air conditioner with reverse cycle
Webasto diesel heating (needs service)
Karcher high pressure cleaner
Stereo Radio/CD /MP3 player
Samsung 32″ smart TV in master cabin
Roller blinds for Master cabin

Navigation Equipment

Plastimo compass
Standard Horizon VHF + AIS GX2150
Raymarine Plotter E90W (Navigation Corner)
Handheld GPS 72H
Raymarine autopilot SPX 10 with Octopus Hydraulic Ram (new 2019)
Autopilot head P70 (cockpit)
Multifunctional display I 70 (cockpit)
Standard Horizon VHF Ram 3 (cockpit)
Raymarine Radar range 48 miles
Raymarine depth sounder
Raymarine wind instruments
Plotter Rl70C Pathfinder (cockpit)
Icom 802 SSB with At140 tuner and Kiss grounding
Iridium Go with external antenna (satellite phone, weather, data, grib files and SOS)

Safety Equipment

Plastimo coastal 6 pers Life Raft certified 2018
Horseshoe buoy
life sling
Manual & Automatic Bilge Pumps
Life Jackets
Fire Extinguishers
Safety Flares
Jack lines

Dhingy & Outboard

Caribe LHT-9 feet Dinghy
Polyester bottom, 17.3 ” Hyperlon tubes, seat, Sunbrella dinghy-cover with two large pockets New (2018), anchor + line, gas tank and 2 oars. 
Nissan 18 HP 2 stroke outboard engine with extra large fins and tiller extension.
serviced 2019 (new spark plugs, anodes, oil, etc.)

Additional Information

Watermaker Spectra 12 Volt type Ventura 200T 8 gal/hour
Bugel anchor 200 feet chain and 200 feet rope
1500 watt/ 12 volt Anchor windlass Lofrans with remote control
Fortress Aluminium anchor
Bimini Top and dodger (new 2016)
Swimming platform with stainless steel ladder
Windvane ” Windpilot”
Knee board
Burke Bosun chair
Blue Performance Hammock
Moorings, fenders, lines etc.
10 x 5 gallon diesel jerrycans
1 x 5 gallon gas jerrycan
2 x 5 gallon fresh water jerrycans
2 boat hooks
2 comfort seats
Drogue/ Sea anchor
Spare filters, impellers, v belts, water maker filters etc.
And everything what we forgot to mention…..