2011 Beneteau First 40.7
A Success Machine!
Hundreds of owners have made a leader of this Bénéteau by Farr Yacht Design. Altogether, they have won all of the major �round the cans� and offshore regattas, worldwide. Meanwhile, fast cruising with family and friends, they are just as successful. And, they can be very proud that the First 40.7 is collecting the most prestigious awards: best yacht of the year, best all-round cruiser-racer, best design, best buy, best resale value� The First 40.7 is consistently at the top of her class and one may even ask the legendary 1851 question �Who is second?��
|Naval Architect||Farr Yacht Design|
|Length Over All||12.26m|
|Light displacement (approx.)||6 900Kg env.|
|Sail Area (sqm)||98m²|
Born to win
Farr Yacht Design and Bénéteau have pleased many trophy-hunters; the First 40.7 is holding more titles than any other 40-footer: from IMS World Championship to Sydney-Hobart overall, in IMS and IRC, Cowes Week
and RORC Championships, year after year� Still, she is an owner-driver club racer and, with over 650 yachts launched, there are fleets, classes and circuits to access high-level and friendly regattas, everywhere.
The First's signature - Elegance
Clean lines, a sleek hull, a well-balanced roof shape, a high-aspect ratio rig, the First 40.7 has become a paragon of elegance and pride for owners willing to sail in style.
Short race ergonomics. Blue water comfort.
Fans of regattas are loving the sensitivity of the big wheel with its pyramid pedestal, the double wave helmsman seat, the acclaimed cockpit
design, the removable lockers, the clever deck layout with optimum genoa sheeting angles, the new and higher fractional rig and the wealth of gear offered by the First 40.7� Performance cruising enthusiasts further appreciate the comfort of the cockpit with rails, footrests and round edges everywhere; the genoa furler and the electric windlass as standard equipment are a must and the interior layout is really designed for ocean passages.
Seaworth and nice, the hallmark of the First, inside too
Entering a First 40.7 is meeting a style; the spirit of the First is inside, too: typical design enhanced by lighter cabinetry and stainless steel touches, spacious accommodation, quality materials,
moulded wood, curved settee, natural light and air through many hatches and ports, an innovative layout and equipment to make easy moving around, relaxing, storing, cooking or sleeping, regardless of the conditions� Forward of the mast is the owner�s domain, with a roomy cabin bordering the heads and shower. The Aft cabins are a real treat for the crew; a leeboard can be set on each double berth. The
true nav station and the galley are owner and crew friendly, whether beating or surfing. No wonder the First 40.7 is the top ranking 40�-footer in the ARC transats and in the heart of passionate performance cruisers!
To comply with Farr Yacht Design specifications, Bénéteau have further developed manufacturing techniques: a very strong inner grid bonded and laminated to the hull distributes the loads from the rig, the keel, the engine and the rudder; the whole rudder assembly is benefiting from advanced composite technology with vinylester injection; the deck, in sandwich, is balsa-cored and its anti-skidding design proves very efficient. Chantiers Bénéteau have proved this technology to be the best for performance and strength, on the long run.