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Bènèteau First 325

Brief details

Builder

Bènèteau, France

A fast cruiser with enough speed to be a useful club racer, the Beneteau First 325 is an attractive yacht with good performance and handling. She has well finished cruising accommodation with a double aft cabin, a forward facing chart table, a good galley and a vee-double forecabin

LOA

34' 2"

Sail area

625 sq ft main and genoa

LWL

27' 10"

Rig

Sloop

Beam

11' 0"

Cabins

2 plus saloon

Draught

6' 2" deep keel or 4' 9" shallow keel

Berths

6

Displacement

9,700 lbs

Engine

originally usually a Volvo 2002 diesel

Ballast

3,750 lbs

BHP

19

Keel type

Fin keel and spade rudder

First 325

Designed by Jean Berret, the Beneteau First 325 was introduced in 1985 as a replacement for the First 32. Like all the "First" series yachts from Beneteau, she was marketed as a fast family cruiser with racing potential. The design was regarded as fast and well-mannered.

The hull is single-skin GRP with a moulded inner liner, and the deck is balsa cored GRP. The First 325 was offered with deep or standard fin keels.

The design remained in production until 1988/89, when it was replaced with the First 32s5 - the "S" designation referring to unusual Phillipe Starck designed interiors.

Beneteau First 325 for sale

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Copyright Rick Buettner

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Copyright Rick Buettner
Copyright Rick Buettner

The photo above shows the real difference between racing-derived designs and most modern production cruisers: in a gust the boat heels more but remains in complete control without broaching.

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