FIRST 42 (BENETEAU)

FIRST 42 (BENETEAU) photo FIRST 42 (BENETEAU) drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Fin w/spade rudder
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
42.92 ft / 13.08 m
LWL:
36.00 ft / 10.97 m
S.A. (reported):
782.00 ft2 / 72.65 m2
Beam:
13.08 ft / 3.99 m
Draft (max):
7.25 ft / 2.21 m
Draft (min):
Displacement:
18,738 lb / 8,499 kg
Ballast:
8,818 lb / 4,000 kg
S.A./Disp.:
17.80
Bal./Disp.:
47.06
Disp./Len.:
179.29
Construction:
FG/ balsa sand. deck
Ballast Type:
Iron
First Built:
1981
Last Built:
1985
# Built:
Builder:
Beneteau (FRA)
Designer:
German Frers
Website:

Auxiliary Power/Water (orig. equip.)

Make:
Perkins
Model:
4108
Type:
Diesel
HP:
50
Water:
100 gals.
Fuel:
40 gals.

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
17.80
Bal./Disp.:
47.06
Disp./Len.:
179.29
Comfort Ratio:
24.78

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
52.80 ft / 16.09 m
J:
16.73 ft / 5.10 m
P:
46.60 ft / 14.20 m
E:
14.60 ft / 4.45 m
SPL/TPS:
ISP:
S.A. Fore:
441.67 ft2 / 41.03 m2
S.A. Main:
340.18 ft2 / 31.60 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
781.85 ft2 / 72.64 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
17.80
Est. Forestay Len.:
55.39 ft / 16.88 m

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Notes

Sold in US as BENETEAU 42. This boat was available with a number of different rig and keel combinations. Shallow draft: 6.17'/1.88' (lead ballast available as an option) TALL RIG: I:55.43'/16.90m J:16.73'/5.10m P:49.20'/15.00m E:14.60'/4.45m



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