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B31910

Bènèteau First 40.7

Brief details

Builder

Bènèteau, France

The First 40.7 has been one of the most popular production racing yachts, and yet remains a very effective fast cruiser. The example illustrated has a removable bowsprit for setting an asymmetric spinnaker, which is an option.

LOA

39' 4"

Sail area

1,055 sq ft main and genoa

LWL

34' 10"

Rig

Sloop

Beam

12' 4"

Cabins

Saloon, forecabin & two aft cabins

Draught

6' 2" or 7' 10"

Berths

6/8

Displacement

15,366 lbs

Engine

Yanmar diesel

Ballast

5,968 lbs

BHP

30 - 40

Keel type

Deep fin and spade rudder

The Beneteau First 40.7 was designed for Beneteau by Bruce Farr, and introduced in 1997/8. Production continued until 2008 with only minor changes such as interior trim and engine model. Two keel options were available, at 1.9 or 2.4 metres draught.

Over 700 of these yachts are afloat, and they have won many major events, including overall winner of the Sydney-Hobart race in both IMS and IRC divisions. Despite this they also make a good and very fast cruising yacht.

 

In around 2008 the First 40.7 was replaced in the Beneteau range by the First 40, another Bruce Farr design.

Beneteau First 40.7

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Beneteau First 40.7

One of the interesting features of the First 40.7 is that the cockpit lockers
can be removed to leave a wide open space for crew work when racing.

Removable bowsprit for assymetric spinnaker

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Beneteau First 40.7

Most of the eralier First 40.7s had a darker cherry wood interior:
the light wood finish on the yacht illustrated here was an option for later models.

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Beneteau First 40.7
Beneteau First 40.7

There are two mirror-image double aft cabins

Beneteau First 40.7

In the 2000s Beneteau stopped moulding blue hulls, a blue hull remained
a factory option, but it was a standard white hull sprayed blue.

Beneteau First 40.7
 
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