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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


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.



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

Price: $235,000 US Dollars



  • Lightweight Axxon mast
  • 2 metre carbon bowsprit by Courouble Design & Engineering
  • Colligo Dux standing rigging
  • 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


  • 4 x Harken 46.2 winches
  • Karver KJ Jammers & constrictors
  • Facnor furlers for staysails FX1500 and zeros FX4500
  • Carbon tiller and custom carbon spinlock extension




  • Full B&G H5000 system with Hercules CPU, dual masthead units, autopilot, wireless remotes, 3D sensor, many displays, etc.
  • B&G Zeus3 Chartplotter
  • 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)


  •  Engine: Nanni N3.21 – 224 hours serviced




  • EPIRB 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


  • Regular maintenance and weekly bottom clean
  • 2 x annual engine oil changes
  • 2021 new running rigging 


  • 2018 Pacific Cup line honours

Inventory and description to be confirmed, subject to contract.

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