Beneteau First 40 Yacht

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Beneteau First 40 Yacht

Loyal to the tradition of the First 40.7 over 750 boats sold, the new First 40 has the distinctive family characteristics unique to the new generation of large First yachts: thoroughbred lines and sophistication.
Designed for cruising, and eminently adaptable for racing, the interior layout is unashamedly modern and comfortable. Comfortable cruising High-performance competition a winning combination.

  • Injection-moulded deck, infusion-moulded hull and balsa sandwich topsides
  • Optimum hull shape and no-overlap foresail for optimum IRC rating
  • Standard aluminium rig or aluminium or carbon racing rig
  • Cockpit adaptable for cruising or racing
  • Eeyelid coachroof, light woodwork, stainless steel and leather
  • 1 layout: 3 cabins / 1 head compartment


Naval Architect Architect Naval: Farr Yatcht Design
Boat Designer Architecture interior: Nauta Design
Length Overall 12.58 m
Hull Length 12.24 m
Hull Beam 3.89 m
Max. Engine Power 40 HP
Fuel Capacity 130 l
Water Capacity 200 l
Dry Weight
Draught 1.95 m
Air Draught 18.00 m
Light Displacement 7 536 kg


Design made following European Directive requirements and according to EC certification.

  • Hull in infusion (Glass - Polyester) - Dead work in sandwich - Monolithic quick works
  • Structural counter moulding made with unidirectional fabrics laminated and stuck evenly to the hull
  • Injection mouulded hull (Sandwich / Glass fibre / Balsa wood / Polyester resin)
  • Accessible areas covered in a ’’picot’’ type non-slip surface
  • Deck hull join screwed, stuck and banded with 1 solid wood bulwark natural
  • The keel is fixed to the boat by a system of screws and stainless steel veneer
  • Keel Shallow keel (Standard) - Bulbous bow - in cast iron
  • Keel Deep keel (optional extra) - T-shape - lead/cast iron mix
  • Hung rudder - Self-aligning rocker bearings - Glass fibre compound stock / resin
  • White coloured hull - Anthracite grey hull decoration

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