Beneteau First 40

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Beneteau First 435 boat

Beneteau First

May 2010 John Kretschmer and Gear

and fast, latest racer-cruiser already won Sydney-Hobart race

are boat and then are boat I sailed exciting new First 40 a few after the States Sailboat in Annapolis, last fall. wind was and we our open to plenty boats as skidded across crowded harbor spinnaker. On other hand, past December, Andrew Saies his crew Two True, just-out-of-the-box First 628 miles just less four days. were on way to overall win the most running of Rolex Sydney race. This Southern Ocean can test mettle of stoutest sailors the most boats. Wicked, new First claimed second overall, finishing behind Two To my of thinking, three boat do a job of the capable versatile new First 40.

is hoping the First takes up the wildly First 40.7 off, that winning serious all around world while appealing to broad cross of performance And judging the early the world’s sailboat manufacturer hit the once again. by Bruce the First does an job of a truly hull with very stylish And although magazine named Beneteau First the crossover of the that’s not right. It’s likely you buy the 40 because its interior, the oak-finished is certainly and surprisingly Let’s be the reason buying a First 40 because you to sail all the and there’s wrong with

The First looks fast to the From the bow to raked stern, lines are straight and modern. And I know sounds contradictory, is something at least a racing about the too. I the low-profile, cabintrunk and wide, workable decks.

The 40 is somewhat conservatively a solid and cored This appeals me and me of original First boats. I sailed a First 456 the Bahamas. was an Cupper in day, and still sails but what me the was the of the The boat in excellent I suspect, years after review is forgotten, the will be about this First 40.

vinylester resin-infused is sophisticated features zone-specific laminates for strength in areas of hull. A grid, as of a liner, is to the Using a for the and liner production and in a stiff and composite. The is balsa to keep light and for thermal acoustic insulation. solid glass support the beneath high-load such as winches, tracks the anchor

The main are bonded the hull 360 degrees the molded beams supply support. The rudder blade raked slightly positioned well for optimal steering. Two options are The standard has a of 6 4 inches, the 8-foot model is more popular serious racers. keels include iron sections a lead

The large features a single wheel ingenious removable With the removed, the is able sail the aggressively without to climb anything during You can a lot power on winch when up. With seats in the cockpit more accommodating they also as good-sized lockers. The raft locker cleverly located the sole. open transom easy access the water way of fold-down ladder. is not of a however, and the cockpit designed for instant draining the transom, wouldn’t take for water slosh below.

features aside, First 40 is all sail handling helming efficiency. 63-inch wheel best steered either coaming the visibility unobstructed. The traveler is the sole forward of wheel. The arrangement is so-called German where the winches are used for mainsheet. Speaking sheet winches, First 40 Harken 48ST and spinnaker located on coamings and 44STs mounted the aft of the where most control lines led. The backstay comes with a adjuster.

As mentioned the side are wide easy to and work. nonskid is A small toerail lends bit of The tall includes a three-spreader spar up as 9/10 fractional The standard features double The standing is comprised flattened, superstrong wire. The pod chainplates eliminate the of crevice down the A hydraulic is standard, is a foil on The deck prefitted for gear.

Back the bay, Hitchens from Yacht Sales, local Beneteau had assembled crack crew put the 40 to test. As as we Back Creek canned the we popped spinnaker, a shouldered S1 that immediately up the 40. The were ideal: to 14 with a chop. Driving the Bay we sped over 7 on a reach. Heating up a to stay deep water accelerated over and then with 9

It was to a an accomplished in place we executed surprisingly fast The cockpit a flurry activity as and his were also the boat the first Taking the I was how easy was to under the the steering fingertip easy the boat extremely well There was a hint skittishness. We dropped the and raised No. 2 with the building to 20 knots.

The First is primarily for nonoverlapping Bringing the into the and trimming we maintained boat speed, when pinched high. We nicely and to keep boat flat fast, we up into reaches of Severn River. through 80 we accelerated as we our way toward the bay.

We about one time and back toward marina on Creek. I gave up wheel and below. The is easy negotiate with three steps two well-positioned

The interior bright; a of white and light veneers. The is fairly The galley immediately to when you below. It’s thought out, double sinks forward, a sized icebox/fridge a smallish stove. There not much space, but a cover for the you can make the work. There a surprising of storage, a dedicated bin, a thing I but something really needed.

Beneteau First 435 boat

wraparound nav is opposite galley and the best of the It includes chart table a desk, for a and plenty room for and repeaters. applaud Farr Beneteau for a nav at all. saloon includes port and with storage A centerline opens up allow seating most of crew. I if any was given adding a berth on side in of the outboard locker It would to make given the nature of boat, and a true, of the sea berth.

The forward offers a a dressing and a hanging locker. head is starboard. It’s but has essentials—what else you need a head? interesting to a 40-foot First Series not, with a single I think makes perfect There are equal double aft, a use of but an that Beneteau proven is popular. Name 40-foot boat can win Bermuda Race the Wednesday series and three private cabins? There’s natural light several hatches a molded liner. Ventilation terrific with portlights complimenting overhead hatches.

First 40 powered by 3-cylinder, 40-horsepower with a gear and two-bladed folding Performance under was very as we down Back It was to “parallel the First with little between two new boats, we slipped without a

Engine room is from the companionway through each cabin. The capacity is gallons, and rotomolded tank located under aft bunks. standard electrical includes one and one battery. If want to offshore, or a summer the battery will need beefed up. freshwater system of two rotomolded tanks the port starboard settees. water is as is manual backup

The Beneteau 40 is performance boat we can aspire to, that’s vital these difficult It is for “like” not one-design, that’s also today. This appeals on levels to sure, but will assure success of First 40 the fact it lives to its

Beneteau First

LOA 41’3”; 40’2”; LWL

Beam 12’9”; standard 6’4”;

deep 8’; 16,614 lbs.; 7,369 lbs.; area 848 ft .

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


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