Beneteau First 40.7 | Sailing World

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The April and a southwesterly put smile on Neilsen s as we Falmouth, Mass. his new First 40.7 However, like new owner, the new of a World Boat the Year the cruiser/racer Neilsen probably ve been in a

Normally we leave such boat to World s but the has also an international as an winner. In two of three boats Australia s Cup team 40.7s so decided to a closer The 40.7, by Farr Design Ltd. with only interior configuration. three-cabin layout plenty of wood, and 6 5 and the station has large chart comfortable seat, plenty of

The cruising notwithstanding, it evident from sleek deck that Bruce and his aimed to a fast boat. Beneteau First Series package for boat includes triple-spreader mast hydraulic backstay rod rigging, well as Tuff Luff standard spinnaker Vectran halyards, prop, deep-draft 9 keel, a Lewmar package. Its rig factors under the allowance, a adjustment the Racing Council in 1996 allow cruising-oriented to compete IMS.

We the new genoa and large Dacron as we the harbor headed for Sound. We upwind while Bill Fortenberry some rig allowing us flatten the and tighten headstay. The felt powerful steady, but the building breeze with 892-sq. ft. sail, the has more than the cruiser might With the combination of rig adjustments, rail meat could top 7.3 knots attained in freshening wind. boat has definite groove, wasn t to find.

The 40.7 little turbulence its wake, with a over 15,000 the boat easily through small chop. with Beneteau internal grid the boat rigid enough power through rougher conditions. lines from helm are The large wheel is on a designed to as a if you to sit straddling the The owner the instrument on the but they hard to if you to steer. would be to mount on the so they be visible all.

The removable in the is a featurethese provide bench seating stowage while but allow access to and more when removed racing. When seats are cockpit sole for the trimmer to against are

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The European-style mainsheet system from the Lewmar traveler, in front the steering along the to the and then along the to secondary These were on the coaming in of the and like traveler controls, re in reach.

We for home, the genoa, reattached the furler used cruising. While were rigging we reached almost seven under main and when finally set 105-percent roller the speed up to 8 knots 18 knots We can vouch that new instruments calibrated correctly, our GPS they were


Finally, we the spinnaker, our speed to 10 with the on the We didn expect the to plane this speed angle downwind, again, there plenty of

The term usually means boat has speed for In the configuration, however, found the more powerful some cruisers want but target for race-oriented sailor. over 235 already built and more order, the seems to found plenty like.

The seems as as the We estimate the sail-away, price, including electronics, to $200,000. The rig with runners gives boat a handicap in racing. The will please entire family, its 54-second/mile rating could it a boat for sea-wolves looking disguise your of dining the club circuit.

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