FIRST 42 (BENETEAU) Detailed Review

If you are a boat enthusiast looking to get more information on specs, built, make, etc. of different boats, then here is a complete review of FIRST 42 (BENETEAU). Built by Beneteau and designed by German Frers, the boat was first built in 1981. It has a hull type of Fin w/spade rudder and LOA is 13.08. Its sail area/displacement ratio 17.80. Its auxiliary power tank, manufactured by Perkins, runs on Diesel.

FIRST 42 (BENETEAU) has retained its value as a result of superior building, a solid reputation, and a devoted owner base. Read on to find out more about FIRST 42 (BENETEAU) and decide if it is a fit for your boating needs.

Boat Information

Boat Specifications

LOA:13.08 m / 42.91 ft
Rigging Type:Masthead Sloop
Hull Type:Fin w/spade rudder
S.A. (reported):72.65 m2 / 782.00 ft2
Draft (max):2.21 m / 7.25 ft
Displacement:8499 kg / 18737.07 lbs
Ballast:4000 kg / 8818.48 lbs
Construction:FG/ balsa sand. deck
Ballast Type:Iron
Last Built:1985
Designers:German Frers
LWL:10.97 m / 35.99 ft

Sail Boat Calculation

Comfort Ratio:24.78
Capsize Screening Formula:1.97

Rig And Sail Specs

I:16.09 m / 52.79 ft
S.A. Fore:14.2 m / 46.59 ft
E:4.45 m / 14.60 ft
S.A. Fore:41.03 m2 / 441.64 ft2
S.A. Main:31.6 m2 / 340.14 ft2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)72.64 m2 / 781.89 ft2

Auxillary Power Tank

Fuel:151 L / 39.89 gals


Water:379 L / 100.12 gals


Designers:German Frers


Who designed the FIRST 42 (BENETEAU)?

FIRST 42 (BENETEAU) was designed by German Frers.

Who builds FIRST 42 (BENETEAU)?

FIRST 42 (BENETEAU) is built by Beneteau.

When was FIRST 42 (BENETEAU) first built?

FIRST 42 (BENETEAU) was first built in 1981.

How long is FIRST 42 (BENETEAU)?

FIRST 42 (BENETEAU) is 10.97 m in length.

What is mast height on FIRST 42 (BENETEAU)?

FIRST 42 (BENETEAU) has a mast height of 14.2 m.

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