2002 Beneteau 47.7

  • 48
  • Beneteau
  • Deltaville, VA, US

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This 48 foot boat has proven herself and been great for fast passages and comfortable accommodation on anchor. The SLICK CUSTOM hard dodger keeps you dry and warm on passage, even in the worst of weather. After the installation of the hard dodger and the side curtains, The owner reports he has not used foul weather gear except to go ashore! She is capable of a 200-mile-day without drama and without beating the crew to death. 

There are so many custom cruising amenities it is hard to describe.  Completely independent and self-contained.  She has an unbelievable amount of dry storage through the addition of under floor inserts in the bilge to keep everything above the bottom and any water that might be there. This boat is a Bruce Farr designed racer/cruiser with 3 cabins,2 heads and a starboard side galley. It has the short rig and shallower 7ft 7 in draft.

She is a ONE OWNER BOAT and has sailed around the world TWICE!  She has seen many exotic anchorages and the new owner of this incredible boat will have that opportunity to do the same.

Owner off on a new adventure so some lucky sailor will benefit from his effort making this a very special boat.



Basic Information

Deltaville, VA, US
Vessel Name:
V 5179 SS
Boat Type:
Cruisers, Racers and Cruisers
Hull Material:

Dimensions & Weight

48 ft - 14.63 meter
48 ft - 14.63 meter
14 ft 10 in - 4.52 meter
Draft - max:
7 ft 7 in - 2.31 meter
Bridge Clearance:
57 ft
Dry Weight:
25,000 lb


Cruise Speed:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
55 (Individual), 55 (combined)
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
120 Gallon(s) - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
Gallon(s) - tank(s)
Holding Tank:


Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
Total Heads:




This boat has been setup for single-handed/short-handed sailing and would be great for either “Live aboard” or long-distance cruising. This boat has significantly more equipment than any other First 47.7 on the market. Everything required or desired for world cruising is already installed.



In addition to the standard First 47.7 features this yacht has the following modifications which makes short-handed fast passage sailing very easy:

  • All lines lead to cockpit allows reefing without anyone going forward Three reefs with 2 lines each allows for quick safe slab reefing
  • Power halyard winches to allow single handed reefing in minutes
  • Harken continuous furler for code zero Reinforced bow roller provides a strong attachment point for Code Zero furler
  • Roller/furler for Jib on an inner forestay (a Solent Rig no running backstays required)
  • High aspect ratio Quantum sails jib
  • Spinnaker mast track and pole
  • Large 3/4 oz asymmetrical spinnaker with sock
  • Spinnaker halyard custom spectacles
  • Custom lazy jacks and mainsail cover
  • Storm sail (never used) Riding sail (for use at anchor)
  • Tides Marine Track and Slide System on mast allows fast reefing on any point of sail
  • All standing rigging replaced May 2010
  • Wireless remote control on auto-pilot
  • Custom Hard Dodger with plexi-glass windows
  • Opening port on roof of dodger
  • Side and back "clears" encloses cockpit


  • Garmin GPSMAP 942xs chart plotter at wheel (Sep 2017)
  • Garmin GMR Fantom 18 HD radar (Sep 2017)
  • Brookhouse iMux-ST (Sep 2017)
  • RL80CRC chart plotter at nav station
  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata Raymarine ST60 Wind (port and starboard)
  • Raymarine G400 course computer
  • Raymarine ST60 autopilot control head
  • Raymarine Wireless remote control for autopilot
  • Raymarine GPS
  • Icom 802 HF radio
  • Icom AT-140 automatic antenna tuner
  • Insulators on backstay for HF antenna
  • Icom 502 VHF radio w/mast mounted antenna
  • Pactor III Modem (for Sailmail/winlink)
  • Standard Horizon Matrix AIS VHF deck radio w/separate Bimini mounted antenna
  • EPIRB W/GPS (GME MT403G-h503E)
  • Mob-i-lert Man Overboard Alarm
  • Xantrax Freedom SW3012 Pure Sine Wave (2017) 150Amp Charger/3000 Watt Inverter
  • Xantrax Xanbus System Control Panel (2017)
  • Link 10


  • LED Tri-color mast head light with auto mooring light
  • Standard navigation lights have been modified to LED
  • Engine: Volvo D2-55 main engine (actually rebadged Perkins)
  • Oil pressure direct reading gauge & warning sound
  • Racor fuel filter Racor fuel vacuum gauge
  • Custom Alternator belt tensioning system
  • Replaced main engine exhaust (Sep 2017)
  • New Main engine start battery (Aug 2017)
  • Temperature warning sensor on main engine exhaust
  • Temperature warning sensor on main engine block
  • Double the standard in tank diesel with 2 X 60 gallon tanks
  • Fuel transfer pump to move fuel from second tank to main tank

Operating/Boat management Equipment:

  • 5 Kw Norpro 5NY Generator with remote control panel (Yanmar twin cylinder low RPM)
  • Generator water flow sensor/alarm
  • Shore power/Ship's power A/B switch
  • 2,000 watt 220volt AC to 110volt AC Transformer (for ship’s power in foreign marinas)
  • Solar panels 30Amp peak (6×75watt Shell solar panels mounted above Bimini)
  • TriStar Solar charge controller
  • Kiss wind generator
  • House battery bank (8-T105 Trojan 900AH total new Sep 2019)
  • 2-Arco two speed electric halyard winches w/wireless remote control
  • Leroy Sommers anchor winlass w/Arco 150amp motor w/wireless remote control
  • LED navigation lights
  • LED spotlight for reefing w/remote control
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • L&S hydraulic auto pilot drive (w/rebuild kit for ram)
  • Spare hydraulic pump and drive motor for auto pilot
  • Steering cables replaced with Dynema Dux
  • Backup wheel pilot
  • 3 Blade MaxProp (rebuilt by PYI Jul 2013) w/Rope Cutter on propshaft
  • Zinc adapter for MaxProp (allows use of standard collar type zincs)
  • Main Rudder bearings replaced 2019
  • Rudder gator replaced 2019
  • New 3/8" grade 43 B4 anchor chain 250ft (Jun 2018)
  • New 3/8" chain gypsy(Jun 2018)
  • Rocna 33 anchor Anchor w/wash-down pump/hose
  • Anchor battery in forward sail locker
  • Stainless Steel Chain swivel
  • Anchor Kellet (or sentinel)
  • Dock lines, Fenders, Shore power cables w/European power adapters
  • Honda 4-Stroke Crash pump 1” hose
  • Zodiac 8 man life raft (needs inspection)

Equipment that makes life nicer:

  • Watermaker with both 110AC Cat Pump and 12DC Village Marine high pressure pumps 40” pressure vessel and membrane (25 gallon/hr output)
  • Webasto 17,000 btu diesel cabin heater (May 2013)
  • Mermaid 16,000 btu air conditioner (Jul 2016)
  • Kuuma 11 gal water heater (Oct 2017)
  • Force 10 3 burner stove much better than original 2 burner Eno (Feb 2012)
  • Two 10lb aluminum propane tanks
  • 12 volt fridge with digital thermostat
  • 12 volt keel cooler freezer or fridge with digital thermostat
  • 110 volt Microwave
  • Electric toaster
  • Kurig coffee maker
  • Haier Clothes Washing machine
  • Under-floor storage inserts
  • Corian counter top in galley (replaced the Formica type laminated sink surround)
  • Carbon water filter on galley cold water line
  • LED cabin lights throughout boat
  • Teak decks
  • Center cockpit window opens for ventilation at anchor
  • Large deck teak table
  • LED Lights over deck table
  • Bimini – made of Topgun fabric
  • Force 10 propane grill
  • Topgun boat covers (foredeck & main deck) new 2018
  • Samsung TV
  • Samsung DVD player
  • Lee cloth for each bunk and for settee in main saloon (stores away under each location)
  • New upholstery in main saloon (from original supplier)
  • New foam in saloon cushions
  • Table converts to bunk in saloon
  • Froli bunk system on master bed w/4 custom drawers added in forward cabin (6 large drawers total)
  • Gutters over saloon ports
  • Heads are plumbed for fresh or salt water (only turn one valve at the head)
  • Replaced plumbing hoses with Saniflex sanitation hose
  • Holding tanks for both heads Acu-gage LM3-102 holding tank monitor on aft head
  • New sink/shower sprayer in each head
  • 12 volt Fans at each bunk, Nav station & galley (total 6)
  • Custom mid-ship dockside ladder w/custom extension for dockside ladder (makes it a swim ladder)
  • Lockable Stainless Steel Security companion way gate for ventilation/security at anchor
  • Two Ultrasonic Anti-fouling transducers (significantly reduces marine growth on bottom)

Additional Information


This yacht was originally delivered with 110 volt AC wiring, which allows for the easy conversion to 220 volts if desired. This is because the wiring harness for 110 volts requires a larger gauge wire than would be installed for a 220 volt system. So a 110 system can be changed to 220, but not the other way around! (For a given load, the lower the voltage, the larger the diameter of wire required.) That is why if you buy a European 220 AC volt boat, you cannot economically convert it to USA voltages, but a European can buy and convert a USA wired boat.

The generator is currently wired to provide 5 KW at 110 volt 60 cycles (USA standard power setup). To change it to a 220 volt 50 cycle system, change the windings on the generator (simple and quick) and the dip switch settings of the voltage regulator to provide 50 cycle output. The transformer can also be converted to take 110 volts and output 220 volt by swapping the input and output lugs. Of course, all of the power outlets would need to be changed to the appropriate plug configuration.


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.

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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(7608522)