Beneteau Figaro 3 | 2018

235,000 | California United States of America

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  • Make Beneteau
  • Model Figaro 3
  • Year 2018
  • LOA 34ft/10m
  • Class Performance Sail
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Ancasta Ref 44621
  • Name Castor


The boat (previously known as “A Fond La Girafon”) has been true to its racing pedigree, winning Line Honors in the 2018 Pacific Cup and competing in Transpac 2019. More recently she has been raced double-handed close to her home in Long Beach, California in the SoCal 300, and Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race.

‘Castor’ comes with an extensive sail inventory, including brand new main sail, J1/2, and A2 (Incidence, 2023). This a rare opportunity to acquire a highly specified boat in this Pacific region. ‘Castor’ has been impeccably maintained and presents race ready for ocean races such as Transpac25 and other adventures.




Figaro BENETEAU 3 (optimised) - ‘Castor’

The Figaro Beneteau 3 has the distinction of being the first production, foiling, one design monohull. A result of the collaboration between VPLP and Beneteau, the Figaro 3 improves on its predecessor with foils that increase lift and reduce leeway, an optimised slender and deeper keel, no need for water ballast, a more extensive sail plan, which all adds up to a significant 15% increase in performance.

‘Castor’ has been optimised and tailor made for short-handed offshore racing with the addition of extra performance enhancing features including:
2 metre carbon bowsprit by Courouble Design & Engineering
Lightweight Axxon mast
Colligo Dux standing rigging
McConaghy carbon stanchions, pushpits, and pulpits
Carbon tiller and custom carbon spinlock tiller extension
Carbon bunks / stack racks

LOA: 10.89m
Beam: 3.48m
Draft: 2.5m
Material: Foam sandwich, fibreglass and polyester infused resin
Lying: California
Builder: Beneteau
Designer: Beneteau/ VPLP
Launched: 2018

Race History:
2018 Pacific Cup line honours

Re-fit history:
Regular maintenance and weekly bottom clean
2 x annual engine oil changes
2021 new running rigging

Spars & Rigging

Rig and Rigging:

Lightweight Axxon carbon mast - Twin spreader configuration with aluminium boom.
Deck stepped mast for security offshore, with control lines leading aft.
Two reefing heights
MHU wind wand.

2 metre carbon bowsprit by Courouble Design & Engineering.
Twin bobstays for two tacking points.

Colligo Dux standing rigging (dyneema)
Full running rigging package supplied with the boat + spares.

Facnor furlers for staysails FX1500 and zeros FX4500

Sail Inventory

Sail Inventory

2023 Incidence Main
2023 Incidence J1/2
2023 Incidence A2

2019 Incidence Main
2019 Incidence J1/2
2019 Incidence Jib Top
2019 Incidence A2
2019 Incidence A4
2019 Incidence A6
2019 Incidence M0
2019 Incidence Fr0
2019 UK Staysail

2018 Incidence A2
2018 Incidence Staysail
2018 North J2 2018 North A3
2018 North A2

Furling units supplied with furling sails.


Machinery & Systems
Engine: Nanni N3.21 – 224 hours serviced

On Deck:
4 x Harken 46.2 winches
Karver KJ Jammers & constrictors for majority of halyards and running backstays.
Carbon tiller and custom carbon spinlock tiller extension

Electronics & Instruments:
Full B&G H5000 system with Hercules CPU, dual masthead units, autopilot, wireless remotes, 3D sensor, many displays, etc.
B&G Zeus3 Chart plotter
B&G VHF with remote handset (V90S)
B&G AIS transponder (NAIS-500)
Iridium Go and phone docks
Iridium satellite antenna
Digital barometer
Dell Rugged Extreme laptop w/mount 100ah LFE house battery
100W solar panel for charging house battery (in addition to 60A alternator on 21hp Nanni diesel)
Lightweight LFE starting battery for engine
Custom LED lighting below deck for day (white) and night (dim blue)


Carbon bunks / stack racks
JetBoil with a Stable Stove gimbal

Plastimo liferaft
Full ditch bag w/ PLB
Transpac-ready first aid kit
Ocean Safety Jon Bouy
Ocean Safety Horseshoe
Plastimo emergency ladder
Climbing harness & helmet
2 aluminium racing anchors with rode
1 cruising ROCNA anchor with rode

Transport and storage cradle.
Custom kelp stick
2 waterproof bean bags
Outils Ocean rope and storage bags on deck
Collapsible cot for cruising

Broker Comments

Extremely fun and rewarding boats to sail, CASTOR is further optimized on top of the standard Figaro 3 setup and brilliantly laid out for single or double handed racing. Now also showing plenty of ability to sail within her ratings.

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A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and to have the vessel fully surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor. Details are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Ancasta brokerages. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice. Please Note: where the vessel’s status shows as “Preliminary”, details of the vessel have not yet been confirmed by the Vendor.

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