Wednesday, 09 March 2011 11:42

Beneteau Oceanis 40 Yacht

Similar to her sister ships the Beneteau Oceanis 40 was designed by naval architects Berret/Racoupeau with the stylizing colllaboration of Nauta Design for the interior. In the cockpit, the Beneteau Oceanis 40 is appointed with two steering stations with navigation instruments nearby for ease of handling.

The spacious and luminous interior of the Beneteau Oceanis 40 is highlighted with rich, light colored select Maobi hardwood and stainless steel to create an essence of warmth and comfort.

  • Twin helm positions with wheels
  • Comfortable, clear cockpit for sailing aswell as for relaxing
  • Incomparable interior space for a 12m yacht
  • Two levels of finish and equipment - standard or exclusive
  • Separate U-shaped galley and sofa in the saloon with the 2 cabin version

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Naval Architect Berret Racoupeau Design
Boat Designer Nauta Design
Length Overall 12,17 m
Hull Length 11,87 m
Hull Beam 3,96 m
Max. Engine Power 40 cv
Fuel Capacity 200 ltr
Water Capacity 360 ltr
Air Draught 17.35
CE Certification A8/B9/C10
Light Displacement 7 680 kg
Berths 4/6
Sail Area 75,85 m²

HULL -
The hull is of single-skinned GRP construction. Local areas of reinforcement (keel, rudder, chainplates, hull / deck joint) serve to strengthen the structure. A single-skinned structural inner moulding is bonded and laminated to the hull. Its structural role is important as it takes and absorbs the stresses at pressure points (chainplate tie rods, keel, rudder, etc.) ensuring their distribution and so guaranteeing reduced strain on the hull. The surface of the inner moulding makes cleaning easier and provides a better finish. The standard hull colour is white with silver livery; a Steel Blue colour hull is available as an option.

DECK -
The deck is of glassfibre and balsa sandwich construction for optimum strength/weight ratio aswell as excellent heat and sound insulation. All working areas and areasof movement around the deck are provided with a non-slip diamond print finish.

DECK/JOINT-
The hull/deck joint is screwed and bonded andsurrounded by a teak bulwark. This mechanical joint ensures a watertight assembly whilst also improving safety when moving around on deck.

 

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Wednesday, 09 March 2011 08:05

Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 37 Yacht

Handsome and well thought-out, the Beneteau Oceanis 37 follows in the footsteps of its bigger brothers, with a contemporary belowdecks interior by Nauta Design and clean dynamic external lines by Groupe Finot Conq.

Innovation dominates the design of this exceptional new boat, which takes the principle of design serving function to a completely new level.

 
  • High performance hull
  • Ergonomic design
  • Well balanced cruiser
  • Light and spacious below
  • 2 layout versions 2 or 3 cabin

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Naval Architect Groupe FINOT
Boat Designer Nauta Design
Length Overall 12.17 m.
Hull Length 11.11 m
Hull Beam 3.91 m.
Max. Engine Power 30 CV.
Fuel Capacity 140 L.
Water Capacity 346 L.
Dry Weight 7680 Kg
Draught 1.65m / 1.90 m.
Air Draught 17.65 m.
CE Certification A8 / B79 / C10 / D10 in progress
Light Displacement 7680 Kg
Sail Area 78.40 m2

 

HULL
The hull is of single-skinned GRP construction. Local areas of reinforcement (keel, rudder, chain plates, hull-deck joint) serve to strengthen the structure. A single-skinned structural inner moulding is bonded to the hull.
Its structural role is important as it takes and absorbs the stresses at pressure points (mast foot, keel, rudder etc.) so guaranteeing reduced strain on the hull.
The surface makes cleaning easier and provides a better finish.
The standard hull colour is white with silver livery.

DECK
The deck is sandwich injection construction (glass fibre and balsa) for optimum strength/lightness ratio as well as excellent heat and sound insulation.
All working areas and areas of movement around the deck are provided with a "diamond point" non-slip finish.

HULL/DECK JOINT
The hull/deck joint is screwed and bonded and is surrounded by a solid wood bulwark. This mechanical join ensures a watertight assembly and also improves safety when moving around on deck.

KEEL
The cast-iron keel is fitted to the boat by a system of screws and stainless steel backing plates and bonded. To increase its life, the keel is given an anti-corrosion treatment and improved finish in the factory before assembly, using epoxy-based coatings and paint.

STEERING SYSTEM

• Underhung rudder with stainless steel stock.
• 1 helm position in aft cockpit
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Thursday, 17 February 2011 16:15

Beneteau Oceanis 34

As a family, between friends or as a couple, it is the boat of dreams for pleasure-seeking customers. With its spacious, welcoming living spaces (cockpit, saloon, galley) the Oceanis 34 offers good living and sharing on board. This sleek, elegant cruiser promises the best performance.

  • Fast, balanced hull
  • Sail plan for ease of use
  • Maximum use of cockpit space:
  • Very large liferaft
  • Gas locker at sea level
  • Patented sliding, foldaway companionway door
  • Huge, well-equipped galley
  • 2 layout versions: 2 or 3 cabins, 1 head compartment

Beneteau Oceanis 34

Boat Designer Finot Conq et associés
Length Overall 10.34 m
Hull Length 9.99
Hull Beam 3.65 m
Max. Engine Power 21 CV
Fuel Capacity 130 l
Water Capacity 15.45 m
Dry Weight 5 700 kg
CE Certification A6/B7/C8 in progress

CONSTRUCTION

  • Design made following European Directive requirements and according to EC certification
  • Monolithic hull design in polyester
  • Monolithic structural counter moulding laminated and stuck to hull
  • Deck in sandwich (glass fibre and balsa wood) - Diamond tip type non-slip surface
  • Deck hull join screwed, stuck and banded with 1 soild wood bulwark, screwed
  • Cast iron keel fixed with bolts and stainless steel veneer and stuck
  • Hung rudder with stainless steel stock
  • White coloured hull - Hull decorated in pearl grey
Boat Designer Finot Conq et associés
Length Overall 10.34 m
Hull Length 9.99
Hull Beam 3.65 m
Max. Engine Power 21 CV
Fuel Capacity 130 l
Water Capacity 15.45 m
Dry Weight 5 700 kg
CE Certification A6/B7/C8 in progress

CONSTRUCTION

  • Design made following European Directive requirements and according to EC certification
  • Monolithic hull design in polyester
  • Monolithic structural counter moulding laminated and stuck to hull
  • Deck in sandwich (glass fibre and balsa wood) - Diamond tip type non-slip surface
  • Deck hull join screwed, stuck and banded with 1 soild wood bulwark, screwed
  • Cast iron keel fixed with bolts and stainless steel veneer and stuck
  • Hung rudder with stainless steel stock
  • White coloured hull - Hull decorated in pearl grey

OCÉANIS 34

All the attractions of an OCEANIS in 9.99 metres!

In response to great demand, BENETEAU are launching on the market a model of under 10 metres length, a cruiser offered with two layout versions. Whether fitted with two or three cabins, the Océanis 34 offers spacious and friendly living spaces.

The lines plan by Finot-Conq guarantees, as one would expect, a high level of performance on the water. The new Océanis 34 thus enthusiastically continues the renewal of the range begun in 2006.

Seaworthy and elegant
Throughout its 9.99m length, the Océanis 34 enjoys a marvellously well-balanced hull with stretched, elegant lines for the thrill of sailing in all weathers. Designed with all types of crew in mind, it gives cockpit and deck ergonomics that allow easy handling and moving around in maximum safety.

Priority to life on board
Whether for families or friends, on deck or down below, the Océanis 34 gives more than its due to shared moments: wide cockpit; galley designed for concocting great food; spacious, light and comfortable saloon. Principal features:

  • Hull length: 9.99m
  • Fast, balanced hull
  • Sail plan for easy use: Genoa with small overlap (105 %)
  • Maximum use of cockpit space: Ergonomically designed cockpit benches around the steering wheel – Helm seat opens vertically for access to the generous stern skirt –
  • Very large liferaft locker and gas locker giving onto the sea
  • Sliding door and patented folding companionway
  • Vast, well-equipped galley: double stainless steel sinks; refrigeration unit; dresser; 2-burner gas hob and oven and stowage
  • Two layout versions: 2 or 3 cabins, 1 head compartment

The OCEANIS 34 will be introduced at the Cannes, La Rochelle, Southampton, Genoa and Barcelona Boat Shows. Chantiers

 

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Sunday, 06 February 2011 16:15

Beneteau Oceanis 31

Oceanis 31 European Boat of the Year!

Oceanis 31 follows on from the Oceanis 37 by combining elegance with ingenuity for pleasurable cruising with friends and family. With its elegant profile and sleek coachroof, the Oceanis 31 builds on the innovative features introduced by its bigger brother (including the patented companionway hatch and highly-practical liferaft locker with sea hatch). The Oceanis 31 combines functionality with visual appeal and real elegance in a size of boat where design often comes a poor second to function.
beneteau_oceanis_31

  • Fast, well-balanced hull
  • Sail plan designed for easy handling
  • Wheel steering as standard
  • very easy-to-use liferaft locker opening directly to the sea
  • Patented companionway system (sliding foldable companionway hatch)
  • Very large and well-equipped galley
  • Two equipment levels: Standard and Exclusive

 

Naval Architect Finot / Conq Associés
Boat Designer Nauta Design Associés
Length Overall 9.66 m.
Hull Length 9.30 m.
Hull Beam 3.39 m.
Max. Engine Power 20 HP
Fuel Capacity 130 L
Water Capacity 130 L
Dry Weight 4 052 Kg
Draught 1.80 m. or 1.30 m.
Air Draught 14.2 m.
CE Certification B8 / C8 / D8 requested
Sail Area 47.4 m2.

HULL

The hull is of single-skinned GRP construction. Local areas of reinforcement (keel, rudder, chainplates, hull/deck joint) serve to strengthen the structure. A single-skinned structural inner moulding is bonded to the hull.

Its structural role is important as it takes and absorbs the stresses at pressure points (mast foot, keel, rudder, etc.), ensuring their distribution and so guaranteeing reduced strain on the hull.

The surface of the inner moulding makes cleaning easier and provides a better finish.The standard hull colour is white with silver graphics.

DECK

The deck is of glass fibre and balsa sandwich injection construction for optimum strength / lightness ratio as well as excellent heat and sound insulation. All working areas and areas of movement around the deck are provided with a non-slip “diamond point” finish.

HULL / DECK JOINT

The hull/deck joint is screwed and bonded and surrounded by a solid wooden bulwark. This mechanical join ensures a watertight assembly whilst also improving safety when moving about on deck.

 

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Sunday, 06 February 2011 16:01

Beneteau Sense 43

Starting from a blank page the aim of the Sence Range is to create the most seaworthy of yachts and design new ways of living on the water SENSE opens spaces. The many and generous openings let in lots of light and open space from the cockpit to the office. The links between each living area give you plenty of room to breathe

Sense is organised around three major living areas. Aft: outside, life stretches out quite logically between the shore, the uncluttered helm position and the spacious cockpit designed like a terrace. Beneath this space lies ample stowage and all of the machinery.
Sense-43_01

Amidships, the living area is linked in novel ways to the outside. Forward, the peaceful area accommodates the bedrooms and bathrooms

Bringing together under the cockpit all of the systems, machines and stowage areas makes maintenance so easy. This well laid-out technical zone is accessible by real steps and can house a washing machine and even an additional berth

  • Two spacious cabins forward
  • Life on board is organised around three main living
  • Extra-large cockpit
  • Clear access to the water.
  • Vast saloon and galley.
Naval Architect Berret Racoupeau
Boat Designer Nauta Design
Length Overall 43,31 ft
Hull Length 41,99 ft
Hull Beam 14,04 ft
Max. Engine Power 75 hp
Fuel Capacity 58,12 gal
Water Capacity 87,19 gal
Dry Weight
Draught 6,56 ft deep : 5,41 ft shallow
Light Displacement 22 002,13 lbt
Sail Area

Summary of the basics of the SENSE concept:

A – Live the magic of the sea Life on board SENSE is organised around three main living areas, from stem to stern:

1. Exterior living with bathing platform, helm position and a cockpit width never seen before. 2. Daytime life in perfect harmony with the exterior: saloon and galley. 3. Life after dark at the forward end of the boat: bedrooms and bathrooms.

1) An innovative cockpit design

BENETEAU have designed a low cockpit which radically alters life on board. Thanks to this real innovation, SENSE combines stretched and flowing lines with ease of access to the sea and the saloon. The ultra wide, spacious and safe cockpit is designed to accommodate sailors and guests in novel and distinctive spaces, free from the constraints normally generated by aft cabins. Under the cockpit there is still a technical area, which can be converted for use as an occasional cabin on the 50’ and over versions.

2) A well protected living space having perfect communication with the cockpit The companionway is ultra convenient. The cockpit is separated from the saloon by just 3 steps raked at a 45° angle to provide safe and easy access, whilst everywhere the generously wide hand and safety rails ensure safety while moving about on board. A wide glass area and openings on both sides of the companionway promote a sense of harmony allowing life below and above deck to blend smoothly together.

3) Life after dark at the forward end of the boat: bed- and bathrooms Ainsi, les cabines bénéficient d’une meilleure ventilation et l’intimité sera privilégiée avec des chambres éloignées des bruits du cockpit et du quai. These choices confirm the hedonistic commitment of SENSE to provide increased levels of comfort for the owner and his guests. Additionally, all the systems, machines and deck equipment are brought together under the cockpit to ensure that noise is separated from the living area.

B - A boat that simplifies life on board On board SENSE, priority is given to the pleasure of being on the water.

1- Innovative deck plan For the comfort of guests, the controls (winches, halyards, genoa sheets, etc.) are located aft of the ?relaxing? cockpit area. The mainsheet is led back to a fixed arch which allows the companionway to be unrestricted. 2- More freedom!

SENSE is designed for sailing with complete freedom with large fresh water and fuel capacities. It is also ready for renewable energy equipment (solar, wind).

C – SENSE: seaworthy boats designed for sailing on a more even keel When cruising, comfort and therefore enjoyment also include comfort when sailing. The hull design has been created in collaboration with Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design, to deliver maximum performance with 15° heeling angle instead of the normal 20°. The advantage of this is clear - movement around the boat while sailing is safer and easier.

Olivier Racoupeau The trio of BENETEAU, Nauta Design and Berret/Racoupeau together form a team of proven and complementary talents, who already have to their credit the complete renewal of the nine models of the OCEANIS range.

D - Interior beauty Insight into the latest design trends The quality of the design being fundamental to the well-being of the crew, SENSE extends an invitation to view interiors that are elegant and contemporary in style. Gloss Alpi fruitwood finish, bleached oak laminated sole, ?homestyle? upholstery, synthetic resin work surfaces with built in sinks and high-tech equipment have been selected with care in collaboration with the Nauta design studio.

Certain items fold away when not in use such as the gas cooker, TV, seats, etc. SENSE: seaworthy boats which provide owners and their guests an exceptional quality of life on board.

 

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Beneteau SenSe is a fast cruising sailing boat predominantly designed for comfortable, extended periods of life on board. SenSe is not some sort of hybrid between First and Oceanis, and neither is it a boat built to be an alternative to another brand.....SenSe will be a sailing yacht which has been designed to be enjoyed by one and all by keeping one element central in all of the design processes and equipment choices..... maximum comfort for extended periods of life on board.
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The first of the SenSe range will be a 50 foot version and which will be displayed at the Cannes Boat Show 2010 and will also be present at the Southampton show in September.

  • Fast cruising sailing
  • Designed for comfortable
  • Extended cruising
  • Ses the new Sense 50 at Southampton Boat Show
  • The Sense 42 will be launched at Paris boat show 2010
Naval Architect Berret Racoupeau
Boat Designer Nauta Design
Length Overall 14.98 m
Hull Length 14.98 m
Hull Beam 4.86 m
Max. Engine Power 75 CV
Fuel Capacity 415 L
Water Capacity 530 L
CE Certification A8/B9/C14

SENSE : Live the magic of the sea

Give full expression to all your senses, beginning with the pleasure of living on board a contemporary yacht with a totally innovative design. One does not need to be a great sailor to enjoy the happiness of life at sea and discover new horizons, sense is moving the boundaries of pleasure. From stem to stern, you will be surprised by the extremely well thought-out organisation of your life aboard with a sense of well-being, simplicity and beauty

 

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Sunday, 16 January 2011 20:14

Figaro Beneteau II Yacht

Figaro Beneteau II Yacht

Naval Architect Marc Lombard
Length Overall 10.15 m
Hull Length 10,11 m
Hull Beam 3.43 m
Max. Engine Power 20 CV
Fuel Capacity 40 L
CE Certification A
Light Displacement 3 030 Kg

CONSTRUCTION

HULL

Balsa cored sandwich, multiaxial E- glass, vinylester resin made by infusion techniques

Viewing porthole for the keel and the propeller

Cone-shaped keel casing

STRUCTURE

Polyester structure of the open inner lining type, structural bonding and repetition of the

stratification in areas under strain.

Infusion made structural bulkheads in balsa cored sandwich, structural bonding of the hull and

repetition of stratification

Watertight bulkhead to the aft with Lewmar 44 x 44 hatch to gain access from inside.

DECK

Balsa cored sandwich deck, multiaxial E- glass, vinylester resin made by infusion moulding

CP reinforcements for fittings

Screwed down toerail between the deck and hull

1 44 x 44 Lewmar hatch to the bow

2 lateral portholes bonded to the coachroof sides

1 T0 hinged ventilation panel in the cabin

2 T 0 hinged portholes on the vertical side of the cockpit

1 Dorade style ventilator in the cabin

1 drainage hole for passing the hoisting sling through

2 stainless steel hand rails

INTERIOR FITTINGS

GALLEY

Polyester storage unit with 1 burner gimballed stove to starboard

Polyester storage unit with plastic basin

NAVIGATION STATION

Fixed chart table unit with seat and instrument holder

SALON

2 watch seats on either side of the hatchway

2 aluminium framed berths with canvas on either side underneath the cockpit

Stainless steel companionway ladder with wooden steps

ENGINE / ELECTRICITY

Volvo 2030 engine

Power pack including tank, batteries, engine control panel,

Rotomoulded 40 L diesel tank

140 amph alternator

Load dispatchor

Propellor shaft/bracket propulsion

Retractable clutch lever in the cockpit

Anti- fouling on the shaft

Folding propellor

1 70 amph starter battery

2 140 amph engine compartment batteries

Electrical panel with 7 functions on instrument panel

Electrical panel with 7 functions in the companionway

Manual bilge pump

Electrical bilge pump

BALLAST

1 260 L ballast in stratified polyester on portside and starboard plating with inspection hatches

Diaphragm 45 L/minute electric filling pump, which can be handled from the cockpit.

Gravitational transfer through Ø 125 mm pipe

Transfer sluice in the bottom of the cockpit near the helm

Filling and draining bailer

EXTERIOR FITTINGS

2 T44 Lewmar primary winches

Transverse genoa car with vertically adjustable ball-bearing sheave

Clews inside for tweaker tuning

2 genoa flying blocks

Mainsail ball-bearing traveller track on aluminium base

Mainsail tackle with fine tune tackle leading back to the helmsman

Traveller tuning leading back to the helmsman

Cascade kicking strap tackle

Mainsail Cunningham blocks

Cascade running blocks and tackles or split backstays leading to the helmsman

4 spinnaker blocks

Spinnaker tweaker blocks

Kicking strap spinnaker pole blocks

Helmsman adjustable toe-clip bracket

Stainless steel extendable tiller

2 manoeuvring winches on T40 Lewmar coachroof

8 halyard and manoeuvring blocks and jammers on protective companionway bulwark

6 sheaves organizer astern of jammers

2 mini towers for cascade tuning of the vang

2 cleats on coachroof for tuning the spinnaker pole downhaul

1 mainsail Cunningham cleat

1 mainsail foot cleat

1 pulpit with emergency lights

2 stern pulpits

8 stanchions with struts

Deck eyes to tie safety harness to in the cockpit

1 bulkhead compass

2 simple winch crank handles

RIGGING

MAST

Carbon mast in two sections painted white with bolt rope fixed to deck

Spreaders at an angle of 20° to the stern

Red, white and blue lights on masthead

Flexible batten on masthead for forestay downwash

Exterior shroud chain plates

Lower shroud sunken chain plates for the jib to pass through

BOOM

Anodized aluminium boom with rear mainsheet system.

Foot tuning by boom tackle

Sheet and vang blocks on straps

Rigid boom kicker vang

SPINNAKER POLE

Ø 75mm carbon spinnaker pole

Automatic end pieces

Pennants

STANDING RIGGING

Discontinuous rigging rod

Dyneema backstay

Full Nord Foil foresaty

RUNNING RIGGING

Complete mainsail tackle

Complete kicking strap

Complete jib and sheet tuning system

Spinnaker sheets

Spinnaker tweaker

Spinnaker pole downhaul

Mainsail halyards, 2 genoas/spinnakers, spinnaker pole uphaul

Complete backstay system with safety device

STEERING SYSTEM

Twin rudder with sandwich oar blade on stainless steel core

2 automatically aligning engine bearings with needle bearing

Main piece with aluminium crossbeam on automatically aligning engine bearings with needle

bearings.

Pilot guy on main piece

Aluminium tiller stops

Stainless steel extendable tiller

LEST

Composite cast iron lead with calibration flyweights

Epoxy resin protection injected from the exterior into a mould

Assembly by bell- shaped joining in a moulding casing

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Sunday, 16 January 2011 20:05

Beneteau 25 Platu Yacht

Beneteau 25 Platu Yacht

This yacht is designed as a moderated cost, fast but easily handled, one design club racer. It is also capable of being raced in the IMS Racing Division with few minor addition to the otherwise empty interior to suit IMS Regulations.

Farr Yacht Design, Ltd. was commissioned to design the Platu as a racing sailboat suitable for teaching sailing skills and racing skills to “new sailors”. The yacht will be fast and sporty with no interior fit out as it is intended for day racing only. The light displacement hull shape combines a long waterline, fine bow sections and powerful stern sections, all carefully balanced to deliver exceptional performance. The combinations of wide, flaring topsides that increase the effective stability from crew weight and a highly refined keel geometry will give the high stability essential for a well-rounded, light displacement design.
Beneteau 25 Platu Yacht

The SG cast iron keel design has evolved from the keels seen on our most recent Whitbread designs featuring a large bulb carefully integrated into a slender fin. The highly refined rudder profile and sections shapes, unique to Farr designs, call for a carbon rudder stock, glass and foam rudder blade.

An efficient, no nonsense deck layout has been designed to make the yacht easy to sail for either the novice or regatta veteran. Complete with sail and rig controls, emphasis has been placed on the careful placement of gear.

Configuration of a double swept-spreader, fractional rig with short over-lapping headsail and large mainsail will allow for a high performance rig that is strong and reliable yet allows for effective adjustment of sails for varying wind conditions. The large spinnaker is set on an “over-length” pole.

 
  • A strict one design
  • Keel : whitbread 60 type deep fin and bulb (1.58 m)
  • Outboard engine locker in cockpit sole
Naval Architect Farr Yacht Design
Length Overall 7.51m
Hull Length 7.48 m
Hull Beam 2.52 m
CE Certification C
Light Displacement 1 180 Kg env.
Sail Area 29.35 m²
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Thursday, 13 January 2011 08:53

Beneteau First Class 7.5 Yacht

Beneteau First Class 7.5 Yacht

Designed by Groupe Finot with the insight of the French Sailing Federation, the new First Class 7.5 is a modern, versatile and high performance one design; which will be equally at ease entering a club race or a high level match racing championship.

  • Trailer-sailer
  • Strictly a one-design
  • Single rudder for greater feel and fun at the helm
  • Asymmetric spinnaker with retractable carbon fibre bowsprit
  • Hydraulically-lifted composite (lead/GRP) keel
  • Ergonomically-designed deck layout for smooth handling

first_class_7.5

Naval Architect Groupe Finot
Boat Designer Groupe Finot
Length Overall 7,90 m
Hull Length 7,49 m
Hull Beam 2,54 m
Max. Engine Power 7 cv
Dry Weight 3.28 Tons
Draught 0.90 / 2.05 m.
Air Draught 12.1m.
CE Certification C6 / D6
Light Displacement 1175 Kg
Sail Area 36.6 m²


CONSTRUCTION

  • Hull with resin infused longitudinals for optimisation and consistency of the weight, guaranteeing One-Design compliance.
  • Resin infused glass / balsa sandwich deck for optimisation and consistency of the weight, guaranteeing One-Design compliance.
  • Glass / polyester resin injected rudder.
  • Injected composite keel fin and lead bulb.
  • Lifting keel by means of a hydraulic jack (Draught: 0.9m to 2.05 m).

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Thursday, 13 January 2011 08:38

Beneteau First 50 Yacht

Beneteau First 50 Yacht

  • Flush deck
  • Exceptional price
  • Improved 'S' Version
  • Many new design innovations
  • Sail drive with folding propeller
  • Keel options available

A sports cruiser inspired by the Megayachts
beneteau-first-50

Naval Architect Philip Briand Yacht Design
Boat Designer Veerle Battiau
Length Overall 14.98 m
Hull Length 14,98 m
Hull Beam 4,37 m
Max. Engine Power 75 cv (proposé)
Fuel Capacity 237 ltr
Water Capacity 568 ltr
Draught 2.8 m
CE Certification A8/B9/C14
Light Displacement 13780 kg
Berths 8
Sail Area 138,70 m²

HULL
The hull is monolithic GRP and glass fibre construction. Its overall structure is reinforced by longitudinal and local reinforcements (e.g. near keel, rudder, chain plates, deck line). The hull is given optimal protection from osmosis by applying a first coat of protective resin. A structural monolithic inner moulding of bi-axial and unidirectional fabrics is bonded and laminated to the hull at various points.
Its structural role is important as it takes and absorbs the stresses at stress points (e.g. chain plate tie rods, keel, rudder, etc.) and spreads any loads, guaranteeing reduced strain on the hull. It also ensures a good finish to the bilges and makes cleaning and maintenance easier.
The floors support the mechanical elements (engine, et.) and wate tanks. Structural marine plywood bulkheads are fixed to the hull for improved rigidity. The hull is white or grey in colour with grey livery.

DECK
The deck is manufactured by infusion (sandwich/glass fibre/balsa/synthesis polyester) construction for optimal strength/weight ratio. Reinforced monolithic areas are laid under the deck gear (winches, rails, chain plates, cleats). All working and circulation areas on deck are non-slip. An inner moulding is bonded to the deck interior to improve its finish.
An integral monolithic inner moulding containing the structural deck-beams is bonded to the deck for a perfect finish (integral lighting, finish, acccess to screw points for fixing the deck gear, etc.).

HULL/DECK JOINT The deck is fixed mechanically to the hull by screws fixing the teak toe rails and items of deck gear (cleats, chain plates, bow fittings etc.).
The deck is bonded to the hull with polyurethane bonding for improved holding, and a joint guarantees watertightness.
At stress points the hull/deck is reinforced with lamination around the transom.
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