FIRST 38 (BENETEAU)

FIRST 38 (BENETEAU) photo FIRST 38 (BENETEAU) drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Fin w/spade rudder
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
38.50 ft / 11.73 m
LWL:
33.83 ft / 10.31 m
Beam:
12.83 ft / 3.91 m
S.A. (reported):
641.00 ft2 / 59.55 m2
Draft (max):
6.90 ft / 2.10 m
Displacement:
15,655 lb / 7,101 kg
Ballast:
6,615 lb / 3,001 kg
S.A./Disp.:
16.45
Bal./Disp.:
42.25
Disp./Len.:
180.51
Construction:
FG
Ballast Type:
Iron
First Built:
1983
Builder:
Beneteau (FRA)
Designer:
Jean Berret

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make:
Perkins
Model:
4108
Type:
Diesel
HP:
45

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
16.45
Bal./Disp.:
42.25
Disp./Len.:
180.51
Comfort Ratio:
22.95
Capsize Screening Formula:
2.06
S#:
2.88

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
48.25 ft / 14.71 m
J:
14.42 ft / 4.40 m
P:
42.33 ft / 12.90 m
E:
13.83 ft / 4.22 m
S.A. Fore:
347.88 ft2 / 32.32 m2
S.A. Main:
292.71 ft2 / 27.19 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
640.59 ft2 / 59.51 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
16.44
Est. Forestay Len.:
50.36 ft / 15.35 m

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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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