The First 285 is a popular small yacht from the Beneteau stable. A
very roomy boat for its size, with a good sized double cabin aft and a
smaller double forward. We consider the forward cabin too small for
comfort for two adults so this boat is best suited for a couple or a
family with smaller children. An easily managed sail plan of furling
headsail and main with lazy jacks makes for comfortable cruising.
Launched in 1991, Finesse is quite an old boat by world charter
standards but is in fact the newest boat of her size available for
charter in NZ. Like all of our boats she is maintained in very good
Peak: 24 December to 16 January
High: 11 December to 23 December and 17 Jan to 8 March
Mid: 20 Oct to 10 Dec and 9 March to 30 Apr
Low: 1 May to 19 October
Note: Minimum booking of 7 days applies to charters starting during
Peak Season, with 5 day minimum during High Season. Three day minimum
during Mid and Low seasons. Shorter charters at our discretion.
CHARTER START/END TIMES:
- Charters start and finish at either 12 noon or 5 pm, with briefings
available up to one hour prior to start.
- Charterers wishing to start at noon and finish at 5 pm, or vice
versa, can do so at 50% of boat day rate. Charter party must be
disembarked by specified finish time. An evening start may require
first night to be spent alongside dock.
Contact information: +64 3 539 4287
Bunk charter for 2440 NZD per week plus board expenses according text