2005 Beneteau

First 44.7

$165,000 USD

Halifax , NS


Racing and cruising – few performance yachts can achieve this delicate combination that brings a winning yacht together with a comfortable ride when off the course. It is this “best of both worlds” that makes the Beneteau First yachts so incredibly popular.  

Together with the genius of Farr Yacht Design, and valuable input from sailors, the sleek and elegant First 44.7 is everything they dreamed it would be. It offers exceptional versatility, outstanding value, racecourse performance, and Beneteau beauty.

Farr Yacht Design put all their expertise into the First 44.7 hull and design. The simple and efficient deck will please both racers and cruisers alike. The helm station incorporates a wheel, compass and an instrument console to accommodate the Raymarine plotter, autpilot, Wind, Speed, Depth.

 Some equipment upgrades on Illicit include an efoy system, dutchman’s mainsail rig, espar heater, electric primary and halyard winches, shallow draft, privacy screens on all ports and hatches and electric windlass to name a few, making this performance boat a comfortable cruising alternative, even when sailing short handed.

 For the racing enthusiast, Illicit offers a huge sail inventory, carbon sprit, spinnaker pole and back up sheets. She’s also equipped with standard racing options such as 2 sets of spreaders, wire rigging, hydraulic backstay adjuster, and a low drag, folding propeller.

While Illicit looks and performs beautifully on the racecourse, below decks it shines far above others in its class. You’ll feel confident entertaining friends in the spacious salon and comfy cabins. The exquisite Beneteau joinery, a worldwide hallmark, is evident in a new pear-toned finish. Fixed hull ports, opening ports, and deck hatches supply plenty of natural light and ventilation.

In the elegant salon you’ll find an innovative, adjustable, curved settee adjacent to the dinette which can remarkably move out of your way. The commodious and private owner’s cabin, with its separate head and shower, is enough to make the most discerning skipper feel right at home.


  • Category sail
  • Condition Used
  • Model Year 2005
  • Make Beneteau
  • Model First 44.7
  • Engine Type Inboard
  • Class Cruiser, Racer, Racers and Cruisers, Sloop
  • Boat Name ILLICIT
  • Location Halifax, NS CA
  • Hull Type Displacement
  • Hull Material Fiberglass


  • Overall Length 44' 11"
  • Length at Waterline 37' 8"
  • Beam 13'
  • Cruising Speed 7 KTS at 2500 RPM
  • Max Draft 6' 9"
  • Keel Shoal Keel
  • Ballast Weight 7518 lbs
  • Displacement 20,126 lbs


  • Fuel Tanks

  • Quantity 1
  • Capacity 53 gal
  • Water Tanks

  • Quantity 1
  • Capacity 105 gal

Other Information

  • Hull Type Displacement
  • Builder Beneteau
  • Designer Farr Design


  • Engine 1

  • Make Yanmar
  • Model 4JH4E
  • Year 2005
  • Drive Sail Drive
  • Engine Type Inboard
  • Power 55 hp
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Location Center
  • Propeller 3 Blade, Folding


  • Number of Cabins 3
  • Number of Double Berths 3
  • Number of Heads 2

Additional Features

  • Manual Head
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Propane Stove
  • Oven
  • Propane Oven
  • Galley
  • Galley Table
  • Shower



U-shaped settee with cushions and back rests to starboard.

Salon table with wood inlay and bar.

Adjustable double hinged seat.

Large storage cabinet with 3 doors, drawers and shelving to port.

Storage outboard along hull and beneath settees.

Large navigation station with chart storage to port. 


Double stainless steel sink with hot & cold pressure water.

Two burner propane stove with oven.

Icebox with refrigeration system.

Plenty of cabinets and drawers for storage. 


Double side berth to starboard.

Small settee & hanging locker to port.

Storage outboard along hull and beneath berth.

Access to private ensuite head forward. 


Double identical aft cabins with double berths.

Storage shelves, Hanging locker and storage beneath berths. 


One head compartment located forward and one located aft to port.

Marine toilet with holding tank.

Vanity with round sink and hot & cold pressure water.

Integral shower with sump pump.


Type of Windlass Electric

Exterior Features

  • Winter Cover
  • Swim Ladder
  • Cradle
  • Anchor Roller
  • Dodger
  • Swim Platform

Exterior Equipment Details

Electric Windlass

2 anchors

100 ft anchor chain on windlass plus 100 feet of rode

winch handles

Dock Lines


Running Rigging

Winter cover and Frame



Stern Ladder

Electric halyard winch on coach roof

Electric primary winches

Tool bag with miscellaneous tools 

Boom Tent


  • Shore Power Yes


Radar Raymarine
Plotter Raymarine C80
Speed Log Raymarine
Compass Plastimo on Pedestal
Depth Sounder Raymarine
VHF ICOM VHF w/ cockpit Ram Mic
Auto Pilot Raymarine 6001
Stereo System Stereo/Cd Player
Wind Speed/Direction Raymarine

Electronic Details

ICOM VHF with cockpit ram mike.


Wind, speed, log, wind direction.

Raymarine 6001 below deck autopilot.

Raymarine C80 chartplotter at helm.

Electronic chart for C80.

Raymarine radar dome on post at transom.

Compass on pedestal.

TV with DVD player.

Stereo/CD player.

Battery charger.

Shore power cord and adapter.

100 amp alternator.

3 Batteries.



Safety Details

Emergency tiller.

Jack lines.

Flare gun kit.

Boat hook.

Horseshoe ring buoy.

Electric bilge pump.

Manual bilge pump.

Fire extinguisher.



Life raft 

MOM 8 Man Overboard Module

First Aid Kit/Grab Bag


Sail Details

3 mainsails,including new North;

1 roller fuller jib

2 A kites fractional;

1 A kite masthead; used once

Code zero;

2 masthead S kites;

1 cruising Shute

# 3 blade;

2 # 1 genoas;

Jib top reacher;Top sail;

Genoa Staysail;

Storm sails 

2 mainsail covers

Spin pole

Carbon sprit including attachment for bow roller

3 spinnaker sheets

Gena sheets plus spare set

Dutchman's mainsail set up


Electric Winch 1 Halyard, 2 Primary

Rigging Features

  • Wire Rigging
  • Bow Sprit
  • Spinnaker Pole

Rigging Details

Tapered aluminum mast, aluminum boom.

Double spreaders with wire rigging.

6 self-tailing winches.

6 Winch handles, 4-speed grip and 2 double handles.

Spinnaker gear including carbon fiber spinnaker pole.

Reaching strut, Spinnaker guys and sheets.

Vectran halyards, Jib sheets, Sheet bags.

Bow and stern pulpits.

Double lifelines with gates to port and starboard.

Pedestal steering wheel with wheel in well.

2 Fenders, docklines.

Adjustable genoa tracks, Hydraulic backstay adjuster.

Rigid boom vang, Harken roller furling.

Tuff Luff for headstay.

Removable electric windlass, anchor roller piece.

Fortress anchor, 2 Reef lines.

Swim platform with ladder, Cockpit shower.

Listing Broker: Paul Gallant
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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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