First 45

$425,000 CAD

Vancouver, BC

Sale Pending
The spectacular Beneteau First 45 was designed by Naval Architect P. Briand. The First 45 has both beauty and brawn; it has enviable, head turning lines but is built to offshore specifications. "Sea of Tranquility" is an immaculate example of the First 45 and shows like new. She has mostly been used for day sailing and never raced or chartered. "Sea of Tranquility"  is a one owner boat with full service records. The boat has been serviced since new by First Yacht Services Inc. New Interlux VC offshore bottom paint and zincs - January 2021.  Infusion-moulded deck, T-profile torpedo-bulb keel and sleek underwater hull with modern appendices. She has pure, sleek lines with a lowered coachroof. Below decks, the design is stunningly contemporary with light wood finishes and lots of natural light. The First 45 is as comfortable around a race course as she is out cruising, even short handed. We are extremely proud to present and show this boat. "Sea of Tranquility" is located on our sales dock in Vancouver, BC.
Location Vancouver, BC
Condition Used
Category Racers and Cruisers
Overall Length 46' 2"
Year 2012
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 13' 8"
Fuel Capacity 53 gallons
Engine Power 54 HP
Displacement 25,452 pounds

Engine 1

Make & Model Yanmar 4JH5CE
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Year 2012
Power 54 horsepower
Hours 500
Propeller Type 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
Transmission Sail
On deck

The boat is easily boarded from the transom or by way of life line gates on port or starboard aft. The cockpit is spacious and easy to move around in. Winches are well placed for easy access from within the cockpit or when at the helm. All running rigging leads aft to 2 sets of rope clutches port and starboard of companion way. Port winch is electric, which makes hauling up the main sail an easy task. Lines on the starboard cabin top can easily be routed to the port side electric winch if required. The hydraulic backstay is easily adjusted from either helm.

The deck is clear of clutter, giving the skipper a nice, clear view. There are 3 large colour ST70+ displays mounted on the mast which are easily viewed from either helm or anywhere in the cockpit. Scrolling through the ST70+ mast displays is made simple with the use of the ST70 display controller at the starboard helm station. 

The autopilot can reliably steer the boat in offshore conditions. The robust hydraulic linear drive is paired to the Raymarine X30 Smartpilot course computer. 

Boat speed is calculated using the Airmar Ultrasonic UDST800P-N2 transducer. No moving parts or paddle wheel to get fouled up.

Moving around the deck is safe with large side decks and hand holds built into the coach roof. Anchor is easy to deploy and retrieve using the remote control.

Steering the boat is super smooth. Rudder is equipped with Jefa self aligning bearings. The steering is very responsive thanks to the high aspect ratio rudder and efficient keel.

Docking is made simple with the retractable bow thruster. When not in use it retracts into the hull for protection and no drag.

The 3 blade folding propeller is powerful in forward and reverse. When sailing the propeller automatically folds to reduce drag.

Below deck

The first thing you notice when you walk down the companion way is the gradual angle of the stairs. This makes a safer and more comfortable entry. Entering the salon the interior feels very spacious with good use of natural light and light wood. The design is contemporary and very well thought out. The dark brown leather cushions add an elegant feel. The leather trim extends to the nav-seat and the leather wrapped nav-table.

The navigation station does not encroach into the salon, however the seat rotates into the salon if additional seating is required. The electrical panel is well laid out and easy to use. 

The T shaped galley works extremely well with lots of counter space. Fridge and freezer are both good sizes and easy to access.

The aft head is located port-side. The head is a good size with shower stall.

Aft cabins are spacious and have a sitting area. The hanging lockers feel more like elegant luggage carriers than hanging lockers. Good storage and lockers to the centreline. There are three engine access points. One through each of the aft cabins and also through the companion way stairs.

Forward cabin is large for a 46' boat and feels spacious even with the large head and shower. A nice feature is to have access to the bed from either side. Lots of light and headroom.

Batteries are located under the floorboards forward of the engine. Good for weight distribution and easy access. 



General equipment


  • Max-power compact retractable bow thruster 
  • ActiSense EMU-1 engine monitor / interface to Raymarine E90W display
  • Folding wood cockpit table
  • Electric quiet flush heads
  • Webasto Thermo 90 Hydronic Heating System
  • Hot/Cold Transom shower
  • 1000W Quick electric windlass with remote
  • 1800W Xantrex inverter
  • LinkPro battery monitor
  • Jensen MS2013BT stereo with salon and cockpit speakers
  • LED navigation lights
  • LED interior lights
  • 6 Mooring Fenders
  • 4 Mooring lines
  • Mobri Radar reflector
  • Co Detector






  • Monolithic hull in polyester

  • Monolithic structural hull liner laminated and bonded to the hull

  • Injection moulded deck (Sandwich / fiberglass / Balsa wood / Synthetic resin)

  • Teak deck

  • Monolithic deck counter moulding cemented to deck

  • Deck hull joint bonded and screwed, with 1solid wood toerail

  • Stern deck laminated

  • Standard draft keel - Torpedo type bulb shape - Cast iron  7'10"

  • Underhung balanced rudder in fibreglass sandwich and polyurethane

    foam - Injection moulded stock -  Jefa self-aligning rocker bearings with race

    bearings and rollers



  • Headroom: 1,93 m / 6’4’’

  • Washroom molded in one piece to be watertight

  • Electrical Quiet Flush head

  • 1 Rigid sewage tank (80 L / 21 US Gal)

  • Countertop with square synthetic resin washbasin - Mixer tap 

  • Storage cupboard with drawers and door - 1 Cubby hole locker

  • Toilet accessories: Toilet dispenser - Garbage bin

  • 2 Mirrors

  • 1 Opening deck hatch with shutter


  • Headroom: 1,94 m / 6’4’’

  • L-shaped bench seat - Leather upholstery with double density foam

  • 1 Rectangular salon table - Solid wood frame - Handhold - 2 Stainless

    steel legs

  • 2 Removable seats - Stainless steel legs - matching saloon

  • Starboard sofa bench - Leather upholstery 

  • Closed cubbyholes - Storage under bench seats

  • Leather covered stainless steel handrails under coamings

  • 2 Opening deck hatches with blind / Screens

  • 2 Fixed hull portholes

  • 1 Permanent ventilation system


  • Headroom: 1,97 m / 6’6’’

  • T-shaped galley

  • Counter top in varnished wood and synthetic resin - Solid wood beading -


  • Rectangular sink - 1 Stainless steel basin - Mixer tap - 1 Closed drain


  •  2 Burner gimbal stove - with wooden worktop

  • 1 Front opening evaporator fridge - 12 V - 100 L - Storage baskets

  • 1 Cool box top opening - 60 L + 12 V Refrigeration unit

  • Kitchen accessories: Cutting board - Garbage bin - Sponge holder

  • Closed cubbyholes - Storage - Storage cupboard with drawers -

    Cutlery drawer

  • Leather covered stainless steel handrail under coaming

  • 4 Opening portholes with blinds on coaming


  • Headroom: 1,95 m / 6’5’’

  • L-shaped chart table desk - Space for charts and navigation

    instruments along the hull - Space for office facing companionway

  • 1 Adjustable swivel seat in PVC - Stainless steel legs

  • Electrical panel - Access to charger and to electrical connections

  • Navigation instrument panels fitted in closed cubbyholes

  • Closed cubbyholes - Glove boxes - Storage

  • Handhold - Leather covered stainless steel handrail under coaming

  • 1 Leather covered stainless steel hand rail on partition - aft washroom

  • 2 Opening portholes with blinds on coaming

  • 1 White/red light fitting


  • Headroom: 1,95 m / 6’5’’

  • Shower tray grating - Shower - Mixer tap

  • Manual marine toilet - Seat

  • Worktop with square synthetic resin washbasin, Mixer tap - Stainless

    steel beading

  • Storage cupboard with drawers 'a l'anglaise' and door

  • Toilet accessories: Toilet dispenser - Garbage bin

  • 2 Mirrors

  • 2 Opening portholes with blinds



      Headroom: 1,94 m / 6’4’’  

  • 2 Cabins each with 

  • 1 X Double bed (Port-side 2,00 x 1,40 m - 1,20 m / 6’7’’ x 4’7’’ - 3’11’’ - 

  • Starboard 2,00 x 1,30 m - 1,10 m / 6’7’’ x 4’3’’ - 3’7’’) - Marine mattress •  hanger closets on stainless steel rails - 1 Drawer - Storage 

  • 1 Opening portholes with blinds  1 Porthole opening into cockpit with blind 

  • 1 Fixed hull porthole



• Engine YANMAR Diesel 54 hp / HP

• Racor 500 fuel filter

• Three-blade folding propeller

• Sail Drive

• Engine control - Switch ignition - Control panel in cockpit starboard

• Engine compartment: Soundproofing foam - Ventilation: 2 air intakes and 1 12VDC                  blower fan 

• 1 Alternator 12 V / 80 Amperes

• 1 fuel tank, 200 L / 53 US Gal (under starboard aft berth) 

• 1 Engine access through companionway - 2 additional engine access panels through aft



• 12 V Circuit - Full 110 V system

• 4 North Star NSB-AGM31M batteries (400amp/hrs) - 2017 - 1 X Lifeline AGM GPL2700 start battery - 2017

• 1 Charger 40 Amperes - 1 110 Shore power supply with Smartplug 
• Electrical panel backlit (12 V / 110 V) VDO Fuel / Water / Fuel / Battery display

• 1 12 V Power outlet - 7 110V V Power outlets
• Interior lighting: Overhead lights LED
• Navigation lights LED: Navigation and mooring lights on mast - port / starboard bow light on pulpit - Stern light on push-pit


• 2 Rotomolded freshwater tanks (330 L / 87 US Gal Under forward berth - 200 L / 53 US Gal under port aft berth) - 2 Deck fillers - Tank selection with 1⁄4 by-pass valves

• Waterpressure system - Expansion tank - Inline filter
• 40 L / 11 US Gal Electric water heater (Operation off engine or on 110 V )

• 2 holding tank (80 L / 21 US Gal)

• Electrical shower drain pumps

• 1 Electric bilge pump - 1 Manual bilge pump




  • Eno 2 burner stove with oven
  • Xintex S2A propane detector / controller
  • 1 X propane tank in sealed startbord side cockpit locker




  • Raymarine E90W Chartplotter / Multifunction display
  • Raymarine AIS 500 (send and receive)
  • Raymarine ST70 Autopilot with X30 Smartpilot and LS Hydraulic linear drive unit
  • Raymarine ST70 wind system
  • Airmar Ultrsonic UDST800P-N2-Speed / Depth Triducer ( no paddle wheel )
  • 3 X Raymarine ST70+ colour multifunction repeaters, mast mounted
  • 1 X ST70+ controller
  • 2 X Raymarine ST70 colour multifunction display
  • Electronic barometer
  • Raymarine Ray 55 VHF
  • Raymarine PC interface
  • Raymarine Wireless Autopilot control with display
  • Raymarine Remote control for E90W at navigation station
  • North Sails Mainsail - Radian Dacron 9 oz  Includes 1 reef 2 full battens 2 leech battens (2012)
  • North Sails 105% RF Jib  Dacron 8.1 oz Includes 4 Vertical Battens Radian (2012)
  • North Sails Asymmetrical Spinnaker with snuffer (2012)
  • North Sails Mainsail - 3Di Endurance 760m (2016)
  • Harken Mainsail switch track / high load (2016)            

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.


All personal property is excluded unless specifically identified and included in the sale agreement and listing specifications. Personal property refers to all items not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, furnishings, and recreational or entertainment items. Advertisements, marketing materials, and/or other photography may depict the vessel with personal property, however, such personal property is excluded unless otherwise specifically included as provided herein.

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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 agents, or his surveyors, to investigatge such details as the buyer desires validated. Price, if shown, may not include applicable state or government fees, taxes, destination charges, preparation charges, or finance charges (if applicable). Final actual sales price may vary depending on options or accessories selected. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, manufacturer revision, or withdrawal without notice.

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