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FIRST 456 (BENETEAU)
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Hull Type:  Fin w/spade rudder Rig Type:  Masthead Sloop
LOA:  45.50' / 13.87m LWL:  39.33' / 11.99m
Beam:  14.08' / 4.29m Listed SA:  914 ft2 / 84.91 m2
Draft (max.)  8.00' / 2.44m Draft (min.)  
Displacement:  26500 lbs./ 12020 kgs. Ballast:  9000 lbs. / 4082 kgs.
Sail Area/Disp.1:  16.52 Bal./Disp.:  33.96% Disp./Len.:  194.46
Designer:  German Frers
Builder:  Beneteau (FRA)
Construction:  FG Bal. type:  
First Built:  1982 Last Built:   # Built:  
AUXILIARY POWER (orig. equip.)
Make:  Perkins Model:  4-108
Type:  Diesel HP:  60
TANKS
Water:  105 gals. / 397 ltrs. Fuel:  55 gals. / 208 ltrs.
RIG AND SAIL PARTICULARS  KEY
I(IG):  56.30' / 17.16m J:  18.14' / 5.53m
P:  49.50' / 15.09m E:  16.30' / 4.97m
PY:   EY:  
ISP:   SPL/TPS:  
SA(Fore.):  510.64 ft2 / 47.44 m2 SA(Main):  403.43 ft2 / 37.48 m2
Sail Area (100% fore+main triangles):   914.07 ft2 / 84.92 m2
Sail Area/Disp.2:  16.52 Est. Forestay Length.:  59.15' / 18.03m
BUILDERS (past & present)
More about & boats built by:   Beneteau
DESIGNER
More about & boats designed by:   German Frers
NOTES
The FIRST 456 was available with many different rig and keel options/combinations.
Shoal draft keel and keel/cb.
At least 3 different masthead rigs.
SHOAL DRAFT: 6.42'/1.96m
KEEL/CB BD: 8.00'/2.44m; BU: 5.08'/1.55m

TALL RIG:
I: 59.60'/18.17m
J: 18.14'/5.53m
P: 52.81'/16.10m
E: 16.30'/4.97m
Tot. SA (100%): 970.97 ft2 / 90.20 m2

TALL RIG 2:
I: 60.80'/18.53m
J: 17.60'/5.36m
P: 54.30'/16.55m
E: 16.30'/4.97m
Tot. SA (100%): 977.59 ft2/90.82 m2
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