Beneteau First 44.7: Fast and Easy

Beneteau First 44.7 debuts at the 2003 Paris Boat Show

5th December 2003.
By Staff

img1671The feedback provided by over 550 owners of the First 40.7 has been instrumental for Farr Yacht Design and the Beneteau Design Team to create the new Beneteau First 44.7.

The First 40.7, designed by the same team, is a world best seller with a record of race titles, including an IMS World Championship. Her success is not due to race results alone. The 40.7 offers rare versatility, outstanding value, and consistently high resale value as will the NEW Beneteau First 44.7.

Fast and easy cruising or club racing


Whatever your choice, the Beneteau First 44.7 will deliver the same full cup of pleasure. Until the new IMS trends are known, the first units will be cruising and IRC oriented with a deep keel (2,65 draft), a 2 spreader mast with dyform rigging, and a 3 cabin – 2 toilet standard accommodation. Even so, the hull shape benefits from the same research and attention to detail the team at Farr Yacht Design is famous for.

Farr Yacht Design has developed a simple, efficient, and easy deck layout that will please both racers and cruisers alike. The helm station including a Y-spoke wheel (1.70m dia.) on an instrument console is surrounded by 4 fixed lockers situated under the cockpit seats. They can store a large volume of race gear or cruising equipment and are covered by long cockpit seats to comply with IRC and IMS cruising division rules.

The cabinet work features the best First style and standard in a new lighter color (Beachwood). The front toilet and shower “ensuite” is an addition required by previous First 36.7 and 40.7 owners. Fixed hull ports, fixed and opening roof ports, plus deck hatches supply plenty of natural light and ventilation.

This First 44.7 will be debuted for the first time at the Paris Boatshow (December 5 thru 15) and then London and Dusseldorf in January 2004.


Naval Architect Farr Yacht Design
Length Over All 13.68 m
Hull Length 13.37 m
Hull Beam 3.98 m
Max Engine Power (Hp) 60 Cv /HP
Fuel tank capacity 200 L
CE Certification A/12
Sail Area 127.8 m2

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