47 Beneteau First 47.7 2002

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Ca year
Fuel type
Hull material
Newport Beach, CA
First 47.7

Impasse is a near perfect example of Beneteau’s popular racer/cruiser. No expense has been spared by her owner. A rare offering in the USA, Impasse has been lovingly cared for, lightly sailed, and highly upgraded.

If you are looking for a quality yacht,  she is worth the look! 

Number of Engines 1
Engine Brand Yanmar
Engine Model FWC 4HJ3 TE
Engine power 76 HP
Engine/fuel type Diesel
Engine Hours 2200
LOA 47.7
Beam 14'9
Maximum draft 9'2"
Dry Weight 26,455 lbs
Ballast 8,444 lbs
Fresh water tanks 164 gallons
Fuel tanks 63 Gallons
Holding tanks 50 Gallons


Beneteau’s First series is designed to meet the performance needs of racing sailors, yet they are fully equipped for comfortable cruising. The world’s top yacht designer, Bruce Farr, worked closely with Beneteau to create the sleek, fast lines of this series. The First 47.7 can meet the challenges of the wind and the sea. The beauty of her lines, and the excellent craftsmen at Beneteau have incorporated her interior into an exquisite and  functional living space. All of these characteristics put the First series at the head of the fleet.

The Impasse is sleek, and this boat stands tall with upgrades. Bruce Farr designed the hull and powerful rig to provide excellent sailing capabilities whether you’re racing around the buoys or cruising offshore to remote destinations.

The First 47.7’s cockpit design is extraordinary. The large wheel allows the helmsman to sit comfortably on the coaming with an unobstructed view forward. Features include teak slatted inlaid seats and mounted electronics on the steering pedestal. The traveler is located near the helm for optimal boom and mainsheet control. A folding swim platform retracts easily to reveal the sleek lines of the boat when racing. The plush interior offers many fine details. The warm tones of cherry stained interior welcome you as you enter the salon and there is plenty of ventilation accented by the 6’4″ of headroom. Luxurious appointments such as a gimbaled salon table that can be titled when heeling, and companionway steps framed with aluminum create a unique atmosphere of intimacy. All of these details are designed specifically to meet the high demands of the sophisticated Beneteau sailor. The 3 cabin configuration has large berths, hanging closets, and functional lighting. The forward cabin suite has a private head, port settee and plenty of room for storage along the side of the hull and under the berth. The nav station faces forward with a large chart table and cubbyhole storage for charts. The galley is fully equipped with a large front-loading refrigerator, 3 burner stove, and loads of counter space.


  • 6’4″ Headroom
  • Oval settee with cushions and backrest
  • Hinged salon table leaves and aluminum legs
  • Lockers along the hull
  • Stowage lockers under central settee
  • Storage locker forward of chart table
  • Wet locker with door under the bar
  • Wooden grab rail
  • 6 Opening portholes
  • 2 fixed hull portholes
  • Ventilation through 2 dorade vents
  • Icom M802 SSB (nav station)
  • Icom M502 VHF (nav station)
  • Standard Horizon VHF (nav station)
  • Fusion MS-IP200i stereo system
  • Inverter Controls
  • AC/DC breaker panel


  • 6’4″ of Headroom
  • Wooden worktop above the icebox
  • 1 Front-opening 12V refrigerator (26.41 gals)
  • Gimbaled 2-burner stove and oven, with safety varnished wood worktop above the cooker.
  • 1 stainless steel rectangular double sink
  • Wood worktop either side of the sink with
    1 mixer tap with pressurized hot and cold water
  • 1 sea water foot pump and ice box waste bin
  • Chrome-plated round waste bin
  • Cutlery drawer
  • Cupboards with sliding basket
  • Lockers/cupboards along the hull

Forward Head

  • 6’1″ headroom
  • Upgraded fresh water Dometic electric toilet w/ holding tank (NEW IN 2013)
  • Washbasin with pressurized hot and cold water and mixer tap
  • Cupboard with wooden doors, mirrors, toilet accessories
  • Shower tray and washbasin unit built into the inner molding
  • Hand-held shower unit with hose and holder
  • Electric sump pump
  • Opening hatch

Aft Head

  • 6’1″ Headroom
  • Upgraded fresh water Dometic electric toilet with holding tank (NEW in 2013)
  • Washbasin
  • Cupboard
  • Stall shower with hand held shower unit
  • Electric shower sump pump


  • 9/10th’s fractional rig
  • Tapered anodized aluminum mast stepped on the keel
  • 3 sets of aft-swept spreaders
  • Stainless steel guards for halyard lead-outs
  • Mast step fitting with 10 articulated blocks
  • Carbon Fiber spinnaker pole
  • Stainless steel standing rigging
  • Rigid mechanical boom vang
  • Backstay adjuster

Running Rigging-

  • Mainsheet with return on coachroof winch
  • 2 polyester double-sheath main traveler car adjusting lines
  • 2 reefing lines + outhaul led back to the cockpit
  • 1 rigid boom vang with tackle led back to the cockpit

Aft Stateroom

  • 6’4″ Headroom
  • Double berth 6.5 x 5′ with mattress
  • Locker along the hull
  • Stowage lockers under the berth
  • Hanging locker
  • 1 seat in front of the hanging locker
  • Halogen reading lights
  • 2 Lewmar 200 x 421 mm opening portholes
  • 1 fixed hull porthole per cabin
  • Access hatch to the engine compartment

Electronics and Navigation

  • Raymarine hybridtouch chartplotter/sounder/radar (new in 2013)
  • Raymarine Radar (new in 2013)
  • Raymarine ST 6001 autopilot
  • Raymarine  ST60 Depth/ Speed log (2)
  • Raymarine ST60 wind gauge
  • Raymarine Maxview Autohelm displays mounted forward (2)
  • Plastimo Compass

Deck and Exterior

  • Stainless steel stemhead fitting with 2 rollers
  • Self-bailing anchorwell with hatch and electric bracket
  • Two-way electric windlass
  • Galvanized plow anchor and chain rode
  • Stainless steel forward pulpit
  • Stainless steel stanchions with shaped bases
  • Double lifelines with gates
  • 2 side openings in the lifelines
  • 4×400 mm aluminum mooring cleats with stainless steel protection on toe rail
  • 4×300 mm aluminum mooring cleats for the spring lines
  • 2 genoa sheet tracks with Torlon ball-bearing genoa cars, adjustable under tension, and 2 channels.
  • 2 single turning blocks with deckstoppers
  • 2 x 2 horizontal turning blocks (3-sheave)
  • 2 Lewmar 58 STC genoa sheet winches
  • 2 Lewmar 48 STC secondary winches on coaming
  • 1 Lewmar44 STC maneuvering winch on the coachroof
  • 10 Spinlock deckstoppers on the coachroof
  • 6 cleats for coiling halyards
  • 2 dorade vents with protective stainless steel guards
  • Teak slated cockpit seats
  • Slatted teak cockpit floor
  • 6’3″ diameter leather covered helm wheel
  • 2 large cockpit lockers
  • 2 aft cockpit lockers
  • 1 propane  bottle locker to port
  • Transom with built-in step
  • Stainless steel stern pulpit
  • Folding boarding platform
  • Stainless steel swim ladder
  • Helm wheel Cover

Mechanical and Electrical

  • Electric bilge pump
  • Hand-operated bilge pump
  • Water heater
  • Fresh water system with expansion tank
  • 12-volt electrical system
  • 4 house batteries
  • 1 Engine battery
  • 40-Amp 12-volt charger
  • Inverter
  • Shore power inlet
  • Navigation lights

Sail Inventory

UK Main

Quantum 150

Quantum 155

Quantum Jib

Quantum Code 0

Quantum Code 1

Quantum R1.5

Quantum R2

North Asym

Plus dacron main, jib, and genoa


West Coast Yachts 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.

West Coast Yachts

  • 2600 Newport Blvd Suite 122 Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • (949) 673-2060
  • Monday – Saturday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM & Sundays by appointment.

Listing Agent

Ryan Eastman

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