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FIRST 38 (BENETEAU)
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Hull Type:  Fin w/spade rudder Rig Type:  Masthead Sloop
LOA:  38.50' / 11.73m LWL:  33.83' / 10.31m
Beam:  12.83' / 3.91m Listed SA:  641 ft2 / 59.55 m2
Draft (max.)  6.90' / 2.10m Draft (min.)  
Displacement:  15655 lbs./ 7101 kgs. Ballast:  6615 lbs. / 3001 kgs.
Sail Area/Disp.1:  16.45 Bal./Disp.:  42.26% Disp./Len.:  180.51
Designer:  Jean Berret
Builder:  Beneteau (FRA)
Construction:  FG Bal. type:  Iron
First Built:  1983 Last Built:   # Built:  
AUXILIARY POWER (orig. equip.)
Make:  Perkins Model:  4108
Type:  Diesel HP:  45
RIG AND SAIL PARTICULARS  KEY
I(IG):  48.25' / 14.71m J:  14.42' / 4.40m
P:  42.33' / 12.90m E:  13.83' / 4.22m
PY:   EY:  
ISP:   SPL/TPS:  
SA(Fore.):  347.88 ft2 / 32.32 m2 SA(Main):  292.71 ft2 / 27.19 m2
Sail Area (100% fore+main triangles):   640.59 ft2 / 59.51 m2
Sail Area/Disp.2:  16.44 Est. Forestay Length.:  50.36' / 15.35m
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:   Beneteau
DESIGNER
More about & boats designed by:    Berret-Racoupeau
NOTES
AKA (in the US) as the BENETEAU 38.
The MOORINGS 38/39 (shoal draft with shorter rig) is similar with some changes to the interior more oriented to the charter trade.
A number of keel and rig options were available.
Shoal draft 1: 5.5'/1.68m.
Shoal draft 2: 4.9'/1.49.
Taller Rig:
I: 50.20'/15.30m
J: 14.42'/4.39m
P: 44.30'/13.50m
E: 13.83'/4.21m
Tot. SA: 667.11 ft2/61.97 m2

Short rig:
I: 47.00'/14.33m
J: 14.42'/4.40m
P: 42.60'/12.98m
E: 13.83'/ 4.22m
Tot. SA: 633.45ft2/ 8.85m2
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