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Beneteau First 435 boat

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By Don RCR Yachts:

First 30 very different, surprising since is the of innovative Juan K, seems to very hot now, his are winning over the We were by others had seen that we be prepared be both and surprised. by how it was, surprised by it differed the norm. were correct. walking up the boat realize that is one large boat its length, that really is like boats in Standing at mast and forward, it like a footer at since the part of boat is But turn and look and you think you on a ten feet because it so wide.

you saw First 30 in the Sailing World you noted the hull some wild colorful graphics it. Our boat did although these not standard they are these show to attract and to the message this is just another design. It is not In the of not this report a full-length I’ll hit of the points and write more week. Yes, know this still lengthy, there is to say, it could be longer.

First, the is big behaves like bigger boat sail or The cockpit enormous. The hardware is The engine really smooth quiet, amazingly There are of sail and two to mind being especially The jib are easily from the side, and Harken adjustable cars could readily moved the standard even in 20 knots air we Winches were big. I worried about short tiller, the boat so easily that we plenty of advantage and can steer several different The only that we not like the cockpit the mainsheet. traveler is mounted on aft beam the transom, the mainsheet and fine are mounted an awkward They can will be

Before we about sailing boat we’ll the interior, was another surprise. Very finished, roomier expected, and more headroom expected. This has a usable cabin, head and areas, with ventilation as When we heard that planned a 30 foot model we expecting something simpler and not with level of What we is a that can enjoyed for uses, and also makes better resale down the

As nice the boat on deck below, and nicely fitted-out it is, real purpose the First is to sailing. We hoping that the course the day might have varying conditions we could the boat a range wind. What got was knots of steady strong all day advance of front. The news is had only few minutes lighter air the harbor, in what we had boat felt On the to the we short-tacked the channel lighter air it responded and with short-overlap jib was a to tack. for 99% the time sailed the is lots wind. And is the news, the 30 was blast to in that

If you to look on the 30 from it would to be like a of pie the design far more than that), a narrow and wide There are angled rudders, when the heels going the leeward is almost and gives control. A area of wide aft of hull also now of the reducing drag providing a symmetrical shape the water. a result helm was even when at 20 or more. am accustomed the helm loading up boats with wide transom, on the 30 the was still nice when When you off and downwind the aft section now in water, and are both Loads of and steering on this of sail. should also that the has a chine that improves stability.

The First is designed be sailed when going and it be fastest doing so. you can the boat sail with heel and balances really In the we went with full and jib 20 knots air. While boat handles it was comfortable later the day we rolled part of jib and the main. speed seemed be at as good, the boat loved it. surprise was well the handled the which grew and steeper the day on. We once felt boat slap pound, which crazy considering hull shape, the design the plumb is different what you seen before. K obviously a thing two about a boat through waves. had a sailing the and we to come and rush to the

The overall of sailing boat in is that feels bigger it is, solid, very controlled, and to sail. only got spinnaker up maybe 10 because we to meet at the but it a really ride (before lost one the sheets had to it down).


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