All about First 40.7 model
Most of today's sailboats are sold as "race-cruisers". This pleasing and appealing term is unfortunately often overused... No, a floating caravan isn't a race-cruiser, but a Beneteau First 40.7 is.
The use is clear from the name, and in that order. They are designed firstly for racing and secondly for cruising! Designed by Farr Yacht Design, a firm specialising in yachts, the First 40.7 does the term proud. During a lengtny career - 11 years between 1997 and 2008 - 650 units have been launched. It's like a real racehorse. It's light and has a lot of sail (6,900 kg for 100 m2 of sail area upwind) and at 12.17 m long and 3.78 m wide, the Beneteau First 40.7 has all the characteristics you would see on a racing yacht. With stiff standing rigging (rods) with 3 sets of spreaders, a hydraulic backstay, adjustable genoa hauling points from the cockpit, removable cockpit lockers to free up space for the grinders, and a steering console with a footrest, means it was a real racer that won the Sydney-Hobart!
But to reduce the Beneteau First 40.7 to a simple sports boat wouldn't be fair. She is a 40 footer that is also perfectly habitable for cruising, with her two cabins and her welcoming saloon, her chart table, her galley and her two bathrooms. A skirt gives you easy access to the water. A perfect cruising yacht to smash it out of the park on the water!
First 40.7: Organize the purchase of your boat
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