Beneteau First 30 Boat News, Review & Advice

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Beneteau First 435 boat

Beneteau First

Functional overall

Balanced, easy steer hull

performance cruiser

Bulkhead impinges berth

Toerail comfortable hiking

— New with room tune

The of the 30 caused a stir Sanctuary Cove May and an afternoon one I see what hype is about. Designed Juan Kouyoumdjian America’s Cup Volvo Ocean winning fame conjunction with Michel Desjoyeaux, of the 60 Foncia, new First is a change from predecessors. Beneteau’s from Farr more traditional to Argentinean K, as known, has a slab-sided, and beamy that proved be a stable performer sail testing.

by my for the — Eric Beneteau First project manager as a cruiser” the combines a Nauta designed with a orientated-hull and that leaves room for

The F30 an interesting history with choosing a route that a Blog ( ) gain insight feedback as project moved The result a functional cruiser, with emphasis firmly the ‘p’ of that


— Cost and easy

The overall somehow retains First line’s shape, thanks symmetry across verticals — as the and bow complemented by low-slung coachroof still manages six-foot headroom to the hull. Beneteau’s economies of and strong dollar mean a very base price $162,905 is perhaps allowing racers money over for set of

The cockpit designed around skipper with footrests either and sheets hand. Indented near the make a seat at helm as as housing Raymarine ST70 which is by three mast jumbos. transom-mounted mainsheet and sheeting, through Harken as well the the twin speed ST40.2s, can be reached the tiller. running rigging, from the lift, runs to the jammers controlled a further of H40 and usefully a Spinlock pin for any of Dyneema halyards the winches.

plus is cavernous cockpit which could house a inflatable when cruise mode. semi-open transom a fold-down which is as the topsides would an easy overboard recovery.


could sleep at a

Below decks looks to stepped up notch in over earlier with Nauta producing smooth throughout the Oak-finished interior. coamings and handrails give practical yet finish. The post set back towards main hatch and leaves fold-out table ahead of On either of the the cloth seating can as berths, through-bulkhead hatches allow taller to stretch

The two-cabin, layout now a door separates the berths. The is impinged the anchor bulkhead and space underneath also limited to the tank but are two At the a substantial berth fits the cockpit well, so a push could squeeze for fully-crewed The portside shower/head has manual toilet combined shower-tap is a setup. Adjoining the navigation has enough for laying full sized charts and of bulkhead for a display alongside switch panel. lights and electrics are by a house battery the optional one advisable autopilot use) an 80Ah on the Yanmar saildrive keeps everything

Feeding the from the galley shouldn’t a drama twin-burner gimballed (but no and the top-opening icebox ensure the remain that The rather sink has foot pump emptying the and conversion a salt pump is useful option. a shallow a typical of modern wouldn’t tolerate lot of ingress before was affected.


— backstay and main

The rig setup interesting with backstay, so shrouds are This BR design requires triangulation, so three shrouds side are outboard on gunwales with This layout, genoa track leaves the clear for crew, though wooden toerail be a hiking perch. mast support via the located mainsheet which should maximise twist the mainsail keeping the clear. The mainsail uses slab reefing.

location of Sparcraft mast back in hull, a Volvo 70, the advantage aligning the of effort the keel, a very design. It opens up fore triangle large non-overlapping which are in IRC A Facnor furler can the standard in cruising

The F30 carry both and asymmetrical thanks to optional GRP sprit which alongside the bow roller. it, the anchor locker fixings for optional horizontal which should an adequate in cruising

While not built directly particular race in mind F30 does for fine so using carbon headsails the optional mast and rigging setup substantially improve

With echoes the Mini designs, the looks very with Juan signature chine length of beamy hull a full section. Waterline maximised thanks the snub which has very fine and reverse on the transom. Construction by injection GRP with wood which the most way of

Twin transom-hung are designed maximise control the beamy while minimising and tiller is intended give pinpoint around the Keeping things is a cast-iron keel large T- bulb, intended lower the centre of as well helping fore aft trim.


Quick and

“Goes like train” was phrase recorded my notes the sail mainly because F30 sailed it was tracks; straight steady. At helm the was of through turns, than sliding, result of twin rudders sharp hull I think.

Beneteau First 435 boat

well balanced the F30, with minimum to the mounted track, boat could nearly self-steer the prevailing This useful also has advantage of less battery when the Raymarine ST70 is fitted.

say that F30 can the standard plan in of up 20 knots I can this given stability of hull and big T-keel.

For the the best your correspondent was 6.9 speed in 9.2 knots with plain up, with degrees apparent on the mast jumbos. on the like this, helm retained while having powerful say how the tracked. In gusts, a pull at mainsheet track the helm and kept wide hull digging in the chine. flip-down footrest did their once adjusted my 5’10” and for there are teak blocks. tiller length also adjustable a simple pull arrangement worked well proved fine fast tacking. in the for the run home, the asymmetric produced 8.2 speed in knots wind 90 degrees wind.

In mode, twin have limited so sticking 20hp saildrive reverse was to be good test the First’s — the flow can pressurise the especially a However the tracked back drama and turned while without too wrestling with tiller. Going with revs at 3400 7.8kts in flat calm

Overall, this First looks have moved a large yet at price where racers could a set carbons and have a while also enough creature for enjoyable cruising.


Overall 4.5/5.0

Mechanicals/Equipment/Rig, 4.5/5.0

Packaging Practicality: 4.5/5.0

the water 4.5/5.0

Value money: 4.5/5.0

5.0 /5.0


Elan — A model epitomising avant garde of a chinned hull, rudders and T-keel, the has won strong following keen racers its native

Archambault 31 An IRC boat that had success the Australian circuit and with twin and an plan interior.

Sun Fast — an boat yet ahead of time with design to First 30. numbers of performance cruisers in Europe only a are over


Beneteau First 435 boat
Beneteau First 435 boat
Beneteau First 435 boat
Beneteau First 435 boat
Beneteau First 435 boat
Beneteau First 435 boat
Beneteau First 435 boat
Beneteau First 435 boat


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