Chris Carney
Northstar Yacht Sales
One Lagoon Rd
Portsmouth, RI, US
Office: 401-683-9200
Mobile: 401-633-2070

1991 Beneteau First 38 s5
Boat Type: Racer and Cruiser Address: Portsmouth, RI, US Price: $52,000


An elegant cruiser racer from the pen of Jean Berret, with stunning interior and design features by Philippe Starck. This private 2 cabin version with 2 heads is the most popular, with the larger aft cabin berth and roomy aft head. From the moment you board her, you enter the dynasty of the Beneteau First Series. A far from ordinary sloop with performance, beauty, and speed at your fingertips.

"Latitude" is has been put on hard for the 2020-2021 winter season and can be seen by appointment. 


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Beneteau Vessel Name: Latitude
Model: First 38 s5 Boat Type: Racer and Cruiser
Year: 1991 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Sail Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Portsmouth, RI, US Designer: Jean Berret / Philippe Starck
Flag of Registry:    

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 38 ft - 11.58 meter Draft - max: 5 ft 2 in - 1.58 meter
LOA: 38 ft 3 in - 11.66 meter Bridge Clearance: 52 ft - 15.85 meter
Beam: 12 ft 10 in - 3.91 meter Dry Weight: -


Make: Volvo Penta Engine Type: Inboard
Model: 2000 Drive Type:
Engine(s): 1 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 6467 Horsepower: 27 (Individual), 27 (combined)
Cruise Speed: 7 MPH Max Speed: 8 MPH
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 24 gallons - 1 tank(s) Holding Tank: 12 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank: 45 gallons - 1 tank(s)    


Total Cabins: 2 Crew Cabins: 1
Total Berths: 2 Crew Berths: 1
Total Sleeps: 1 Crew Sleeps: 1
Total Heads: 2 Crew Heads: 1
Captains Cabin: No    


Construction, Hull and Deck

Hull is constructed of solid FRP laminates with a GRP grid system bonded to the hull to withstand rig & keel stress. Decks are composite with core materials. Decks are wedge-shaped with radiused contours from the cabin to the side decks. Bronze thru-hulls below the waterline, plastic above. Foam cored FRP rudder stock on an s/s post. Cast iron ballast. 

Color Layout:

Hull: White Gelcoat 

Covestripe: Single red

Bootstripe: Blue w/ single red pinstripe

Bottom: Blue

  • Anodized aluminum stem fitting 
  • (6) aluminum cleats integrated on toe rail
  • Improved footing non-skid design
  • (11) opening ports 
  • S/s bow pulpit w/ navigation lights
  • S/s stern rail with horse-shoe & flagstaff support
  • 24" s/s profiled stanchions 
  • Double through lifelines w/ opening gates to port & starboard 
  • Self-bailing anchor locker
  • Delta #22 w/ 20 ft 5/16" galvanized chain & 100' ft plaited rode 
  • Profish 12v windlass w/ helm switch & remote
  • 47" Goiot steering wheel (wrapped)
  • White powder-coated Edson steering pedestal
  • (6) cockpit pad eyes 
  • Engine control panel recessed on cockpit coaming 
  • Teak slatted cockpit seats 
  • Teak grated cockpit floor pieces 
  • Dedicated propane locker
  • Whale manual bilge pump
  • Bathing platform w/ built-in swim ladder & locker
  • Dodger, bimini & connector in navy
  • Boom tent winter cover
  • Folding floor dinghy w/ torqeedo ob motor


Accommodations include 6 berths in (2) cabins. There is a full standing (6ft) headroom & good ventilation throughout. The forepeak has the traditional v-berth with head & shower to port, lockers and a vanity to starboard. Moving aft the saloon has the drop-leaf table down the center-line and full-length settees with storage lockers above and below to port & starboard. The galley lies to port with a 2-burner gimbaled cooker with grill/ oven, refrigerator which converts into countertop space, (2) stainless steel sinks with pressurized water. To starboard is the nav station and electrical switchboard, chart table, and swivel seat. The chart table has an unusual sliding worktop for extra workspace. The aft cabin leads back from the port side of the companionway. The aft heads and shower is just aft of the nav station to port. 


  • White marble countertop w/ aluminum fiddles 
  • (2) round 11 7/8" s/s sinks 
  • Hot & cold pressurized water
  • Frigomatic 4.0 cu ft refrigeration
  • Eno (2) burner gimballed ss stove w/ oven 
  • Opening porthole 


  • Sliding chart table 
  • Bookshelf/ locker
  • (16) function hinged electrical panel
  • Circle chart table rotating seat
  • Red spotlight 


  • Dinette table w/ aluminum footing
  • Lockers alongside hull
  • Settee's to port & starboard in white upholstery
  • Mahogany floorboards w/ nonskid rubber areas 


Navigation Equipment and Electronics
  • Raymarine C80 GPS, plotter, radar @ nav (radar dome on backstay)
  • Raymarine ST4000 autohelm 
  • Raymarine ST60 autohelm 
  • Raymarine ST60T Tridata wind, speed and depth
  • Dual MXD3285XM Stereo w/ remote
  • (2) JL audio speakers in cockpit
  • Plastimo 5" Olympic 135 compass
  • ICOM M56 VHF 

Rigging and Sail Inventory
  • Sparcraft 7/8 tapered anodized mast- boom deck-stepped w/ a compression post 
  • Double spreaders
  • Discontinuous rod rigging 
  • Winches: (2) Lewmar ST #46, (3) Lewmar ST #30
  • Spinlock stoppers
  • Schaefer 2100 roller furler (drum recessed in anchor locker) (2019)
  • Winch handles 
  • Forespar whisker pole
  • Doyle Main w/ 3 reefs
  • Doyle stack pack system in navy 
  • Doyle 135% genoa

Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Systems
  • Batteries (2) 27 AGM House, (1) 24 Start
  • Xintex propane monitor 
  • GUEST fans 
  • 65 Amp alternator 
  • 12V/ 30 amp 
  • 50' shore power cord 
  • Rule bilge pump w/ float switch


Location Map

Chris Carney
Northstar Yacht Sales
One Lagoon Rd
Portsmouth, RI, US
Office: 401-683-9200
Mobile: 401-633-2070