Ramillies | Beneteau 44' 2005

Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA

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Yacht Name: Ramillies
Builder: Beneteau
Model: 44.7
Year: 2005
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA
Asking Price: $169,000
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Ramillies, is an excellent example of the popular racer-cruiser from the French builder Beneteau and designed by Farr and Associates.

Currently sailing the beautiful waters of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, this Beneteau First 44.7 was built in 2005 and has a extremely comfortable 3 cabin, 2 head layout with all the custom "go-fast" equipment to keep this boat competitive on the race course for years to come. As proof she has just kicked up her heels and won first place in her division in Chester Race Week, Canada's largest keelboat regatta held recently in Nova Scotia.

Owned by an experienced yachting family, who have cared for the boat thoroughly since purchase in 2012, this model features upgraded upholstery as well as a full 2020 UPGRADED electronics package including Garmin GPSMAP 8610, GNX 7 “ display GNX 21 and GMI/GNX wited Sailpack 52.

The cabin layout offers a double berth forward stateroom with an adjoining head with shower just forward. The port and starboard aft cabins offer double berths and share an aft head that is complete with shower as well. She is equipped with the shallow draft keel and upgraded aluminum Sparcraft rig. A Pro-Furl roller furling headstay, Quick Cover removable from the lazy-jacks on the main, Headstay furling cover and Harken 2-speed 53, electric halyard winch and 5 self-tailing winches make this an easy boat to cruise by a couple or the whole family.

For the racer, Ramillies is Ready: adjustable genoa leads, solid boom vang and a aluminum spinnaker pole and a sail inventory that is both extensive and up to date !

Topping this off, the owners have ordered, from North Sails, a NEW  Genoa Light/ Medium 3Di RAW 760 12,6000 Dpi to add to an already impressive sail inventory for the coming season.

In the current challenging environment, this vessel can actually be delivered to new owners in the US.


Length: 44'
Beam: 13' 1
Draft: 6' 11
Water Tank Capacity: 106 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 53 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 23 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Power: 54 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel


  • This version of the accommodation plan has 3 cabins (1 to the bow and two aft) and 2 heads.
  • It facilitates movement from one part of the boat to another, has great storage capacity and comfort and a sober atmosphere.
  • The woodwork is in pear-tree coloured Mukali wood with fiddles and mouldings in solid wood.
  • The light colour of the woodwork gives a greater feeling of space.
  • Storage: There are several storage spaces making life easier aboard. They are equipped with ventilation systems. (Some of the storage lockers are "removable"to help lighten the boat, which is necessary for regattas).
  • The locker catches are of the spring-loaded type.
  • Doors and door frames: Communicating door frames in moulded wood are very wide, allowing ease of movement throughout the boat.
  • The doors are locked by lever type spring locks, with independent locking device.
  • Flooring and leather work:
  • The cabin mattresses have removable covers(standard
    version: ecru and blue spots) and the standard saloon cushions covered in un-dyed leather (Fiesta one foam) are easy to look after and stain/ water resistant.
  • The floor boards are made of varnished hydropont (marine quality) with a thin black line. They have an excellent finish, and are silent, easy to maintain, strong and insulating.



  • Headroom: 1.96 m
  • 1 size 4 hinged porthole with blind on side of coach roof
  • Laminated white worktop
  • High moulded wood fiddle around the worktop to prevent objects from falling.
  • Double sink with mixer tap
  • Seawater foot pump or refrigerated cabinet drain by three-way sluice
  • Polyester 110 L insulated refrigerated cabinet
  • Waste bin on door under worktop.
  • Cabinet with storage shelves under worktop.
  • Gimballed 2 ring stove with oven/grill.
  • S/S stove protection bar/dishcloth rail.
  • Bottle storage.
  • Lateral storage spaces with doors along the hull above the worktop. One of these storage spaces can take a microwave (electric socket accessible) and a S/S paper towel holder.
  • Crumb collector in flooring



  • The cockpit is laid out in such a way that navigation and maneuvering are easier with lots of storage space, sheets and halyards led back to the cockpit,etc.
  • The cockpit has 5 storage lockers: (the locker lids are made using injection techniques which gives them a perfect finish)
  • 2 extra deep stern lockers providing ample storage space.
  • 2 easy to access lateral lockers under the cockpit seats.
  • 1 storage box capable of holding two large capacity gas bottles.
  • There is a specific storage location,which is easy to get at,specially designed for the life raft (under the removable helmsman's seat).
  • The cockpit seats are covered in teak and the sides forming the back are reclining for extra comfort.
  • They are divided to provide the helmsman with better seating space (lined with teak).The seats are edged with "drainage grooves" for good water evacuation.
  • The cockpit is self-draining.




  • The 12 V electric circuit is supplied by two 140 A start and service batteries.
  • The battery isolation switches (+/-), located in the aft cabin, protect the circuits
  • A voltmeter and ammeter enable good management of the battery installation.


  • Specific beams are inlaid in the deck to supply the integrated lighting in the deck head as well as various electrical appliances(pumps,windlass,navigation lights,etc.).
  • Pre-cabled sheaths are pre-positioned to make it easier to install options.


  • By alternator (power depending on engine specifications) attached to the engine.
  • 220 V shore power supply (protected by a circuit breaker).


  • A 12V backlit electric panel,16 functions(with labels and identification) is located above the chart table.
  • A cigarette lighter socket is located on the panel.
  • The electric panel provides power consumption information: the capacity of the various tanks can be visualized with a water gauge using a selector knob.\


  • 21 halogen lights (reading spotlights) diffuse light for greater comfort inside.
  • 5 power outlets have been installed(in the cabins,galley and above the chart table).
  • Navigation lights
  • Anchor light.
  • Steaming light.



  • The hull is made of solid GRP laminate. Hull capping and occasional reinforced areas (keel, rudder, chain plates, deck line), strengthen the overall structure.
  • The hull is optimally protected from osmosis phenomena,thanks to the application of vinylester resin precoating.
  • A structural solid laminate inner structural grid is achieved through the use of biaxial and unidirectional material. It is glued to the hull and randomly laminated. Its structural function is important, since it makes it possible to pick out all the pressure and stress points (chain plate, shroud, keel, and rudder tie rods, etc.) guaranteeing even distribution and less strain on the hull. It also ensures a good finish to the bilges and simplifies cleaning and maintenance.
  • The structural bulkheads made of marine plywood are sealed to the hull for extra rigidity.
  • The hull is white in color, with grey livery.



  • The deck is built in sandwich (fiberglass/balsa/GRP) for an optimal rigidity-lightness ratio.
  • There are solid laminate reinforcement areas under the deck gear (winches,tracks, chain plates,cleats).
  • All the working and movement areas on the deck have been given a non-skid gel coat pattern.
  • The whole of the deck has been given a solid laminate inner lining, including the structural beams, which are sealed to the deck to give a perfect finish(integrated lighting, finish, access to deck gear fitting screws,etc.)


Sail Inventory

  • New 2013 North Sails Main 3DL Hi- Performance TF 1 2 reefs 19600 Dpi
  • New 2013 North Sails Genoa Lt #1 no furling, 3Di. 153 % 16800 Dpi TF1
  • New 2014 North Sails Genoa #1 Furling, 3Di, 760 m ( Aramid/ Dyneema 14700 Dpi
  • New 2015 North Sails Jib #3 Furling, 3Di, 760 m ( Aramid Dyneema) 22400 Dpi
  • New 2014 North Sails Asymmetrical A-3 kite .75oz
  • New 2017 North Sails Asymmetrical spinnaker A2 Medium air AIRX 650
  • New 2005 Doyle Sails Symmetrical spinnaker 0.6
  • New 2005 Doyle Sails Symmetrical spinnaker 0.75
  • New 2005 Doyle Sails Jib top reacher
  • New 2005 Doyle Sails Storm jib


Manufacturer Provided Description

The feedback provided by over 550 owners of the First 40.7 has been instrumental for Farr Yacht Design and the Beneteau Design Team to create the NEW Beneteau First 44.7. The First 40.7, designed by the same team, is a world best seller with a record of race titles, including an IMS World Championship. Her success is not due to race results alone. The 40.7 offers rare versatility, outstanding value, and consistently high resale value as will the NEW Beneteau First 44.7.