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The BENETEAU adventure began more than a century ago on the quays of Croix-de-Vie in Vendée. For 120 years, the core of the Boatyard's profession has been innovation. From the first sardine boat to the First 50, from the shipbuilding tradition to more advanced technologies, our expertise has grown. However, it is still the pioneering spirit of Benjamin BENETEAU that is the driving force behind our 2,500 co-workers. To date, more than 42 000 BENETEAU yachts have sailed the seas of the world. At their helm, keen owners with whom they share the same values of performance, modernity, safety and respect.
1884: Benjamin Bénéteau, founder of the company, launched his first sailing trawler.
1964: Bénéteau looked towards yachting and introduced polyester into boat building.
1965: A new boat design, the 'fishing/excursion motorboat', with the Galions, Piranha, Forban, and Baroudeurs is launched
1973: Creation of the Evasion 32, designed by André Bénéteau.
1977: Creation of one of the most famous Bénéteau yachts, the First 30, designed by André Mauric. The First 30 was voted boat of the year at the Paris Boat Show in 1978. This yacht marked the entry of Bénéteau in the world of yacht racing. Skippered by Michel Malinovski, she finished third in the overall ranking in the Course de l'Aurore (later to become the Figaro). This racing success was accompanied by a large commercial success; more than a thousand boats sold.
1981: The First Evolution landed the title of world half-ton champion at the 'Half Ton Cup'
1982: BENETEAU launched the Idylle range; cruising yachts that were both fast and comfortable.
1984: Centenary year and introduction of BENETEAU securities on the unlisted securities market of the Paris Bourse.
1985: The BENETEAU yacht “Phoenix” won the Admiral's Cup, World Championship of Offshore Racing.
1986: 10 years after the First 30, BENETEAU launched a new generation of yachts, at the Paris Boat Show. These were the OCEANIS cruising yachts, based on the concept of “the pleasure of better living conditions at sea”.
1986: BENETEAU inaugurated the Marion factory in South Carolina.
1987: BENETEAU combined audacity and experience by launching the FIRST 35 S 5: the project was entrusted to Jean Berret, the French designer and to the interior designer Philippe Starck. From the moment it was launched, it was acclaimed by the sailing industry and elected “boat of the year”.
1989: BENETEAU added a reference to beauty with the new large racing yacht: First 45 F 5. This is an outstanding model, co-designed by two legendary talents, Pininfarina and Bruce Farr.
1989: The FIRST CLASS FIGARO Solo was retained as the one-design for the Figaro Single-Handed Race.
1991: The First 53F5 became the RORC champion in 1991 and obtained the envied title of “CHS Yacht of the Year”, which it received again in 1993. In 1992 it was the turn of the First 45F5 to obtain this honorary title, which, for three years consecutively, was awarded to BENETEAU.
1993: Bénéteau was selected by the RORC to build the Mumm 36, Admiral's Cup one-design in 1995 and 1997.
2001: The Océanis 473 was voted boat of the year in the United States. The brand is now present in 33 countries.
2003: The First 36.7 became the IMS World Champion. That same year, the FIGARO BENETEAU 2 was retained as the one-design for the Figaro Class.
2005: The yachting market started to expand and open to new yachters. BENETEAU broadened its ranges by launching the Cyclades, yachts based on a 'holidays and freedom' concept.
2006: BENETEAU launched a new generation of Océanis co-designed by Berret Racoupeau and Nauta design, the large Italian design office. Four models from 40 to 50 foot were launched in a year!
2006-2007: BENETEAU launched a yacht whose unashamed beauty was immediately recognized by professionals: The First 50, designed by Philippe Briand, was voted boat of the year in Italy and “Best Boat” by the American Sail Magazine. This same year 2007, BENETEAU received the highly envied title of “Yard of the Year” from the European Press during the Düsseldorf boat show, rewarding BENETEAU for its creativity and its capacity to innovate, both in the design of its models and in the quality of its construction methods.
Innovation and Competitiveness
Innovation and creativity have guided BENETEAU's expansion for 120 years and any new project aims to make Beneteau boats more competitive. Working on industrialization processes, the R&D department is comprised of twenty experts. They develop, adapt, correct and control, with the sole objective of delivering high quality, durable boats that are available to a wide public.
The Mastery of Composites and their Implementation is a strategic challenge. A boat is a sophisticated structure subjected to continuous assaults. To resist aging and weather conditions, the materials used must have many intrinsic qualities which they should keep after their often complex assembly. The Beneteau R&D teams devote a large amount of their time to optimizing these composites and making them compatible. By continuously keeping up with technological innovations and being highly involved in projects for new boats the R&D office provides technical solutions responding to more and more extensive design, quality and cost control requirements.
In the area of industrial processes, the main aim of the laboratory is to search for ingenious solutions in order to reduce production time. They also now ensure that no shortage in the supply of raw materials should disrupt production. Optimization of processes and securing supplies strongly contributes to BENETEAU's competitiveness.
Last of all, whether they are working on the industrialization or the usage of new materials, the R&D department is particularly committed to the implementation of the Yard's environmental approach.
The design of a BENETEAU boat is the ingredient that marks their creativity. It is by associating the genius of a well-known naval architect, the know-how of the BENETEAU design office and the talent of a daring designer, that boats are created opening the road to tomorrow's yachting.
With Philippe Starck, it was the first time in the world of yachting that a boatyard called on a designer outside sailing circles. The resulting creation was the First S.
In 1987, the First 35S5 was an audacious boat. It was closely followed by the First32S5. These were revolutionary creations which brought sailing tradition and the most modern design concepts together.
In 1989, Bénéteau asked the talented Pininfarina to design the interior fittings of the First 45F5. The First 53F5 was a boat with an Italian style design signed by Pininfarina.
Bénéteau launched a new generation of Océanis in 2006. The design was entrusted to Nauta Design Yacht, a well-known Italian design office, the reference in the super yacht world. The Océanis 50 was the first yacht of the new Océanis generation. The style set by Nauta, brought coherence, as well as clarity of lines and functionalities.
BENETEAU created an event by launching the new FIRST 50. Veerle Battiau worked with designer, Philippe Briand, on this audacious project. Veerle Battiau gave the First 50 very modern and refined traits and this working on the basis of contemporary materials, such as light-coloured wood and dark flooring, light furnishings with soft and yet stressed lines, noble and warm materials (stainless steel and leather). At the same as being particularly beautiful, this yacht exudes simplicity: rationality of function is at the core of the design.
In the last fifty years, BENETEAU has practically doubled the average speed of its yachts. Safety, comfort and simplicity of use have progressed incredibly, making the pleasure of sailing much more intense. Experts in the interpretation of dreams, our marketing teams have multiplied the restrictions in their specifications. Each new boat project is a challenge to which our design offices, production engineers and the best naval architects are committed. Through our loyalty to these outstanding designers, we gain a significantamount of time in the development of models and we are able to entrust each of them with projects that are close to their heart.
Andre Beneteau and Francois Chalain
André Bénéteau was a naval architect and François Chalain in charge of development. For more than 30 years, they cultivated their creative talent and were to give birth to all the BENTEAU ranges and models. Very keen on innovation, driven by their complicity, these two designers were able to create, but also to pass on their know-how. These were the conditions for the success of the business.
Jean-Marie Finot and Pascal Conq (Groupe Finot)
They have been part of the BENETEAU family since 1979, taking part in the design of the continually high-performing First and Océanis boats. Last boat designed for BENETEAU: renewal of the under 40 feet Océanis boats.
Jean Berret and Olivier Racoupeau (Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design)
These experts in long-distance cruisers have actively contributed to developing the First and Océanis ranges by making them more seaworthy and more accessible.
Last boat designed for BENETEAU: renewal of the over 40 foot Océanis boats.
First exterior designer to have worked with the BENETEAU boatyard. He started the First saga in 1978.
Bruce Farr (Farr Yacht Design)
Called upon for the design of the racing cruisers centred on high-performance and one-design.
Last boat designed for BENETEAU: First 34.7.
Actively contributed to the development of the Océanis in the 1980s. He now brings his expertise to the design of maxi yachts and the large First boats. Last boat designed for BENETEAU: First 50.
The designer of the current Figaro BENETEAU II one-design of the Figaro Single-Handed Race.
It is up to the Beneteau design office to bring to fruition all new boat projects. From 1991, CAD and 3D modelling enabled BENETEAU to significantly reduce the building phases of prototypes.
The latest exploits of the Yard have given birth to 5 new yachts in the space of 12 months and this would not have been possible without the help of Catia and Smarteam expert software, developed for BENETEAU by Dassault Systemes. The level of investment is equal to the challenge. The design office now has an overall digital model solution, which significantly accelerates the design phase. The modelling of complex surfaces, optimization of composite parts, space management and the definition of equipment and fittings aboard are all treated simultaneously. Moreover, from the conception phase, all in-house departments but also exterior designers and suppliers share and view the same information.
In a few years, they have therefore made considerable headway in terms of innovation, reactiveness, quality and cost control.
This technology consists in impregnating fibres placed in an open mould with resin Part of the ancestral know-how of BENETEAU, this contact moulding is carried out with a spray gun, roller or brush depending on the surface being worked on.
Developed for the deployment of one-design racing boats, with this technique the mould is sealed with a plastic sheet and the resin is drawn into the mould under vacuum. It guarantees excellent fibre impregnation, consistency of the mechanical characteristics, control of weight as well as perfect reproduction, essential in the making of one-designs.
Initially used in the manufacture of structural components (rudder and rudder stock), then found in coverings such as hatches, BENETEAU brought this technology into widespread use in 1998 to manufacture the decks and hulls of most of their boats. A high-precision technique, offering perfect weight regularity of components and structure, the resin is injected into a closed mould under pressure.
Developed by BENETEAU, this revolutionary closed mould technology contributes to further increasing the durability and rigidity of key components. It also makes it possible to reduce weight while at the same time optimizing mechanical qualities. In one single operation, infujection combines the moulding of the hull and its reinforcement structure. This single block does away with gluing operations. The First 34.7, was the first boat to have its hull manufactured completely by infujection.
The driving force behind the development of each new boat, the design office keenly undertakes to always look formore advanced compromises between speed, comfort and habitability. The trend is toward lighter boats and betterweight distribution. The progress made in electronic equipment and the automation of many functions calls, furthermore, for the exploration of new avenues with regard to energy management aboard.
From Model to Mould
The great progress made in 3D modelling now makes it possible to produce a boat model that can be used directly in the making of the mould. Since 2003, the prototype workshop is equipped with a 5 axis digitally controlled robot and can handle all the parts used to make the mould at the same time. It is extremely precise and contributes to gaining precious time.
High Technology Production
It is during the composite transformation phase that the technological advance of a yard can be measured. BENETEAU has developed unequalled know-how in this domain, enabling it to attain perfect control of the manufacturing of large laminated parts. It is now the only company in the world to control both open and close mould processes. Wiser for their well-proven know-how on thousands of decks and hulls made by injection or resin infusion, BENETEAU developed a hybrid technology, in 2004, called “Infujection”. Perfectly consistent with the environmental protection approach of the Yard, the technique of the closed mould improves working conditions and reduces the VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions into the air.
Marine Cabinet Work
For more than 120 years, the succeeding BENETEAU cabinet work generations rivalled each other in know-how. Their single passion has always been to perpetuate the tradition, to offer stylishly elegant boats; always with a quality of finish beyond reproach. Associating industrial performance with traditional talent, the Yard's cabinet work now mobilizes highly varied skills and processes, working towards continuously improving boat fittings. There are 300 cabinet workers in the workshop, based in Vendée, and this supplies all production sites, including the United States. The work of this team of men and women is very demanding as much in the choice of woods as in their transformation and treatment. They all use their talents to adapt the production to design trends and remain loyal to the BENETEAU tradition of lavish cabine twork in moulded wood.
Tour of the workshop
The timber is chosen with care and this is where experience is invaluable. It guarantees meticulous shaping. Entering the workshop in the form of rough sawn planks, the solid wood is cut and machined, then sanded down by hand. It is then transformed into door frames, decorative mouldings and connecting parts. Veneered, the moulded wood is shaped using a process unique in the construction of yachts. With fluid and curving lines, it is used mainly in the making of fiddles and decorative parts.
The transformation of panels of marine plywood, for the making of bulkheads and fitments, is more mechanised. For this, digitally controlled machines are used, chosen for the precision and reliability. Adjustments and finishing touches are however made by hand.
Finally, the varnishing of components is carried out in a varnishing line (plywood) or with a spray gun (solid and moulded wood). Rigour, precision and experience are required to offer a perfect finish, silky to the touch.
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There are currently five different classes of yacht in the Beneteau range :
Yachts especially for cruising, all types of cruising ; that are not afraid to show their elegance and performance.
Through the choice of version, beauty of its woodwork, performance and hull profile, as well as intelligent fittings, you cannot be indifferent to the charm of the OCEANIS.
Created by Bénéteau thirty years ago, the First range still shows incredible vitality. Through the generations it has continued to surprise in its capacity to innovate and now offers a completely renewed vision of cruising. The year 2008 creates a perfect blend of safety, elegance, comfort and performance.
Designed to cruise, the First makes no concessions to safety on board. The choice of materials and manufacturing processes using the latest technology make it possible to combine durability, lightness and ergonomics. The stern transom, cockpit, deck and the fitting layout are especially studied to make sailing safer and moving about easier and more comfortable for the crew. In the choice of equipment favour there is a preference for boat manoeuvrability and ease of handling.
Designed to appeal, the Firsts are boats for those who appreciate beauty and which are noticed at sea or on the pontoon. The talent of their designers is demonstrated by the tight clean lines of these fast cruisers with a very strong temperament.
Imagined for pleasure, the First are comfortable and elegant boats. Entrusted to the great names in design, their interior design re-examines the standards of well-being on board to make relaxed and refined sailing possible. The materials, natural light, living spaces and equipment are combined with a very contemporary feel.
Intended to be leaders, the Firsts remain faithful to their pedigree. The set of design parameters takes extremely high performance requirements into account. The hull design, carrying the dynamic waterline length to its maximum, gives the boat speed that will guarantee strong sensations. In the “racing” version, Firsts can also take to the starting line of important races, be given their full potential and often come out on top.
A range of uncompromising cruising yachts designed for easy sailing: twin helm wheels for more comfort underway and more room to move, a cockpit designed for easy boat handling, genoa winches within easy reach of the helm and instrument mounting points on the cockpit table and helm consoles.
Simplicity and pleasure: 2 words that really do sum up the Cyclades range. Leave the city and civilisation far behind as you set sail with family and friends aboard a Cyclades to live life by the sequence of the sun.
A voyage takes on a whole new dimension aboard a Bénéteau 57. The dream-like silhouette, by Farr Yacht Design, unforgettable comfort, sophisticated materials and luxurious finishes…This top of the line Bénéteau will satisfy even the most demanding owner.
one-design class is only possible thanks to the existence and initiative of owners’ clubs and national or international organizations.
The one-design BENETEAU yachts fall into two different programmes:
• The FIGARO BENETEAU II: developed for the FIGARO owner’s class
• The BENETEAU 25: complies with an ISAF (international) class rule.
At BENETEAU, one-design is not only a real challenge, but also a real manufacturing success story, since the specification of a one-design (the aim being to produce racing boats that can compete on equal terms) reduces tolerances and imposes the need for very high levels of precision in production.
Popular Beneteau Sailboats Models
As the range entry model, the Océanis 31 bears a strong family resemblance to its larger siblings by combining elegance with ingenuity for maximum cruising pleasure.
Both hull and deck plan are the work of Finot-Conq & Associés. Their design has created a roomy, efficient and well-balanced hull. The concept of this boat is pure innovation. The interior architecture and design are by Nauta Design. This great Italian name, a benchmark in the super yacht world, has helped the Océanis 31 achieve her true personality – one of contemporary lines where luminosity, comfort and wellbeing take precedence on board.
The boat is ideal for sharing with friends and family as the space is uncluttered giving room to move; the Oceanis 31 is the perfect combination of functionality and elegance. The gallery is generous with a large worktop and double sink. The boat comes equipped with a high specification including an easy sail pack with genoa traveller trimming from the cockpit, the exclusive Beneteau companionway door system and plenty of storage with stainless steel gas strut-assisted lids.
Whether you sail as a family, a couple or with friends, this yacht is a dream for everyone who loves to get away from it all. With its welcoming, light-filled living space, life is good aboard the Océanis 34. The Finot-Conq design keeps its promise of maximum performance from this elegant thoroughbred cruiser.
Finot-Conq & Associés has been working with BENETEAU for some years now, showing a natural talent for designing hulls that combine spaciousness and performance. For their boats in the Océanis range under 40’, BENETEAU have instinctively turned to this prestigious design office, winners of the last four Vendée Globe events. The brief is ambitious – to design boats which follow the inspiration of models that are over 40’ in length, yet which still have their own identity, and to achieve the most harmonious balance between flowing lines, comfortable layout and performance. The designers have concentrated on the naval architecture and exterior design, out of which the famous Italian design studio Nauta Design has drawn the essence in order to design the interior layout. Mission accomplished!
The Oceanis 34 has been fitted out to the highest specification to provide a boat that is harmonious, comfortable and pleasurable to sail. The galley is large with a front opening fridge, the 3 cabins are comfortable with plenty of stowage and the interior is light and spacious. The exterior has been equipped to give easy and comfortable cruising.
Meticulously planned and with striking lines, the OCEANIS 37 follows in the tradition set by her larger siblings. The contemporary interior comes from Nauta Design, whilst the extended and taut exterior lines are the work of Finot-Conq & Associés. Innovation is the most prominent feature in this boat’s design concept.
The Finot Conq Group has been working with Beneteau for some years now, showing a natural talent for designing hulls that combine spaciousness and performance. For their boats in the Océanis range under 40’, Beneteau have instinctively turned to this prestigious design office, winners of the last four Vendée Globe events. The brief is ambitious – to design boats which follow the inspiration of models that are over 40’ in length, yet which still have their own identity, and to achieve the most harmonious balance between flowing lines, comfortable layout and performance. The designers have concentrated on the naval architecture and exterior design, out of which the famous Italian design studio Nauta Design has drawn the essence in order to design the interior layout. Mission accomplished!
The Oceanis 37 is designed to give you the most pleasurable family sailing experience by providing you with all the equipment you could need. There are lots of space saving ideas in the generous galley including sliding drawer compartments, bottle storage and a front opening fridge. There is also plenty of storage available in the cabins, whether you choose the two or three cabin layout.
A new generation of cruising yachts. The Océanis 40 is an unequivocal invitation to delight in her design, comfort and performance. The hull and deck plan are the work of the Berret-Racoupeau design office. Their designs have led to the creation of an aesthetically powerful and attractive yacht with remarkable sea keeping qualities. The interior architecture and design are by Nauta Design. This great Italian name, a benchmark in the super yacht world, has helped the Océanis 40 achieve her true personality – one of contemporary lines where luminosity, comfort and wellbeing take precedence on board.
The Oceanis 40 has been designed to stir the senses with its rich wood surroundings and elegant design giving a hushed atmosphere. She is attractively lavish down to the finest detail such as gently curved surfaces in the choicest materials. The Oceanis 40 can have a 2 or 3 cabin layout both providing a large galley and plenty of storage. On the outside she is beautiful and practical with cockpit lighting and lots more stowage lockers. The Oceanis 40 is inherently ergonomic.
A prestigious yacht that heralds a new era in the history of blue water cruising yachts. The Océanis 43 is an unequivocal invitation to delight in her design, comfort and performance.
The hull and deck plan are the work of the Berret-Racoupeau design office. Their designs have led to the creation of an aesthetically powerful and attractive yacht with remarkable sea keeping qualities. The interior architecture and design are by Nauta Design. This great Italian name, a benchmark in the super yacht world, has helped the Océanis 43 achieve her true personality – one of contemporary lines where luminosity, comfort and wellbeing take precedence on board.
The Oceanis 43 combines tranquillity and power to give a boat that is lavish and bewitching. As all Beneteau boats are by nature it is safe and seaworthy to give a unique way of living. The interior has rich wood surroundings and an elegant design to give a hushed atmosphere in either a 2, 3 or 4 cabin layout.
A prestigious yacht that heralds a new era in the history of blue water cruising yachts. The Océanis 46 is an unequivocal invitation to delight in her design, comfort and performance.
The hull and deck plan are the work of the Berret Racoupeau design office. Their designs have led to the creation of an aesthetically powerful and attractive yacht with remarkable sea keeping qualities. The interior architecture and design are by Nauta Design. This great Italian name, a benchmark in the super yacht world, has helped the Océanis 46 achieve her true personality – one of contemporary lines where luminosity, comfort and wellbeing take precedence on board.
The Oceanis 46 designed to be as luxurious and comfortable as it is fast and seaworthy is innately Beneteau. It has a spacious interior with a 2 or 3 cabin layout and a generous galley including a double sink and front opening fridge. There is plenty of interior and exterior stowage as well as a very spacious cockpit with lighting. As passengers you are well protected with efficient doors, a bimini and sprayhood.
A prestigious yacht that heralds a new era in the history of blue water cruising yachts. The Océanis 50 is an unequivocal invitation to delight in her design, comfort and performance.
The hull and deck plan are the work of the Berret Racoupeau design office. Their designs have led to the creation of an aesthetically powerful and attractive yacht with remarkable sea keeping qualities. The interior architecture and design are by Nauta Design. This great Italian name, a benchmark in the super yacht world, has helped the Océanis 50 achieve her true personality – one of contemporary lines where luminosity, comfort and wellbeing take precedence on board.
The Oceanis 50 is another innately Beneteau boat thanks not only to its safety and seaworthiness but also to its looks and handling. She is beautiful to look at and fun to handle. From the generous galley below decks to the spacious cockpit everything in the Beneteau Oceanis 50 has been finished to a very high specification.
The Oceanis 54 offers long-distance travellers a magnificent yacht with flowing lines designed by Berret-Racoupeau. On board, everything is focused on maximum comfort and light to fulfil the promise of outstanding coastal cruising and carefree ocean passages. In a very real sense, choosing your boat is the beginning of your voyage; experiencing the Oceanis 54 is like opening your eyes to new horizons.
A hull that combines performance with comfort for maximum safety at sea with innate elegance. Close-up or from a distance, the Oceanis 54 dares to be distinctive. The boat is comfortable to handle on any ocean combining pure pleasure with excellent sea-keeping.
Below deck the interior provides a sea-going lifestyle by Nauta Design: light, space, materials, fluidity and harmony… the spirit of the super yacht. The interior is light and airy with plenty of space for extended overnight trips. The 3 or 4 cabin layout is as practical as it is beautiful.
With over 2300 boats sailing worldwide since the introduction of the First 210, the success story continues with the First 21.7S! Following in the wake of the First 50, the new First 21.7S will feature a hull livery from autumn 2008. A completely new interior with more living space, more stowage and light wood finishes… and a new deck layout, with even more comfortable coamings!
More than ever before, the smallest of the FIRST family is a big cruising yacht with plenty of style!
Good breeding shows – the youngest Firsts are sleek like their older siblings, whilst at the same time so easy to use. They give anyone the best feeling when coastal cruising and the incomparable pleasure of getting back to the mooring before all the others…
A new style interior and ever greater comfort.
The First 27.7 is a most seductive boat with extended lines giving her a silhouette that is instantly recognisable among thousands.
Her eminently adaptable nature can fulfil any sailing desire, at any tempo: surfing under spinnaker or tacking close-hauled, competitive racing or exploring small remote creeks.
The First 31.7 combines pleasure on the helm, sensitivity in tuning, simplicity and safety of use with precision.
With the racing season over, you will set sail on board your First 31.7 for some coastal cruising - conviviality and unbelievable pleasure! Two private cabins and a separate head compartment make cruising comfortable for several people. With accommodation in two cabins, the interior is stylish with a generous galley and lots of storage.
The First 34.7 is the sum of a world leaders technological progress – so you can be out in front. Choose to be in front. To achieve this ambitious objective, Bénéteau have made the best use of their know-how and technological skills.
For you to achieve victory in sailing races and brilliant success in championships is the obsession of the designers of this new First (of the ".7" series), conceived in a resolutely one-design spirit. For the realisation of such an ambitious objective, Bénéteau have called on the services of Bruce Farr to provide the 34.7 with a revolutionary hull. But that isn't all. We can truthfully say this new boat contains a distillation of world leader Bénéteau's skills and technological advances. Just like you – we love to be ahead of the field.
The First 34.7 has been designed by Bruce Farr at Farr Yacht Designs. Because of the size of their production, the Bénéteau yard has considerable mastery of the latest manufacturing techniques such as injection and infusion. For the 34.7, the Bénéteau yard has chosen to draw on the best of these two techniques to create a new process that we have called INFUJECTION. In this instance the hull and structure have been infujected, whilst the deck has been manufactured by injection. That’s what being out in front means.
The new First 36.7 holds the same delights in store that lovers of Firstdiscovered : character, style, performance and all the equipment of a true 36’ racer, plus easy live-aboard comfort… pure sensations. An effective deck plan, a large ergonomic cockpit perfect for genoa trimmers, mainsheet-trim position tucked behind the helm and a deep lead keel.
For racing, fill the removable cockpit lockers with all the spare kit and put them ashore, leaving a true “trim pit” in front of the primary winches. In the saloon, the patented solid wood table can be folded away for extra sail handling space. There can be no greater pleasure than taking your position at the helm of the First 36.7. Her double-spoked, leather-trimmed large diameter wheel will give you a great feeling. With her practical console you can be comfortably seated when sailing to windward with your feet firmly braced.
The choice of materials, spacious layout and finishing touches, the First 36.7 goes further: live the sea intensely, for long and whatever the weather conditions, cook or sleep comfortably on a wild reach or upwind… Everything becomes possible on this 36’!
For the First 36.7 to be a true successor to the versatile cruiser-racer, the legendary First 35, Farr Yacht Design and the Bénéteau design team have had to meet very demanding specifications : a no-compromise 36’ cruiser-racer, adaptable, built to tight weight tolerance and with the possibility of optimisation for IRC or IMS.
Continuing the tradition of the First 40.7, the new First 40 is clearly part of the new generation of larger Firsts: a sophisticated thoroughbred. Designed for cruising, but adaptable for racing, the interior layout is uncompromisingly modern and comfortable. A winning combination: Comfortable cruising and Real performance.
A scaled down version of the First 50 the First 45 is a sucessful racer, being used to great effect in races such as the Rolex Commodore's Cup. The First 45 is focused on performance, and as such is available with multiple mast heights to counteract the IRC penalty ratings for overlapping genoas whilst still maintaining the same sail area and performance obtainable with larger headsails.
Infusion-moulded deck, T-profile torpedo-bulb keel and sleek underwater hull with modern foils. Pure, sleek lines and lowered coachroof. Below decks, the design is stunningly contemporary with light wood finishes. The First 50 is unashamedly beautiful and daringly perfect.
The First 50 is the largest boat in the current run of Beneteau's sporty First range. With a design that was the origins of the current First 45, which is a sucessful racer, the First 50 has a high performance standard.
Simplicity and pleasure, 2 words which neatly sum up the Cyclades 50.4. The Cyclades 50.4 is a genuine blue-water cruising yacht, optimised for easy sailing. The Cyclades 50.4 has a wide cockpit with twin pedestal wheels to improve the comfort of the helmsman. All genoa trimming winches are also located close to the helm.
The Cyclades 50.5 is a part of a range of real cruising yachts where convenience is everywhere - double helm position to improve comfort when sailing and moving round the boat, a cockpit designed so that all manoeuvres are really simple, genoa winches near the helm, instrument supports at the cockpit table and on the helm consoles, etc
A voyage takes on a whole new dimension aboard a Bénéteau 57. The dream-like silhouette, by Farr Yacht Design, unforgettable comfort, sophisticated materials and luxurious finishes…This top of the line Bénéteau will satisfy even the most demanding owner.
Here is theinternational single handed and crew handed one design.
The new Beneteau Figaro II is the fruit of the synergy between the best sailors from the Figaro Bénéteau class, Chantiers Bénéteau and the designer Marc Lombard.
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 25 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.