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Race Charter

The Beneteau First 40 is a yacht that many would describe as the ultimate racer/cruiser. With its uncluttered deck layout, spacious cockpit and well fitted out interior, the First 40 offers you not just speed but comfort. The First 40 has proved itself over the years by notching up impressive race results and is a firm favourite for those looking to charter. Great for novice crews, but also a very popular boat with the more experienced teams looking to push for silverware. Winning races has always been very important, so this yacht has been continuously maintained to keep her in peak racing condition, with many deck hardware upgrades to keep her at the front of the fleet.

Coding and crew numbers

The unusual design of the interior layout of the First 40 offers maximum habitability. The shape and size of the saloon seats allow 1.95 m long berths. The wood table has two fold-down flaps and two possible positions. It can therefore seat six people in its usual setup and lowers to free space or extend the berths. She is MCA coded category 2 and ISAF coded to Cat 1 This yacht races with 11 crew and comes with an owner’s representative to help you get the most out of the yacht and help with any regatta or race arrangements.

Yacht Details

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Banks Hydranet Offshore Main

Doyle Ice J1 J2 J3

S4 Masthead Spi

S2 Masthead Spi

A1 Masthead Spi

Code 0

Jib Staysail

The First 40 has a full B&G H3000 instrument package and Expedition race software as well as Iridium satellite communications and AIS. She boasts a full safety inventory for offshore racing to ISAF Cat 1

The First 40 is an internationally recognised and proved race winner.

Podium finishes can be seen in just about every inshore regatta and offshore race

Race charter availability

The Beneteau First 40 is available for skippered charter in the UK from May to September. In November she will both compete in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers starting in Las Palmas. She will then be racing in the Caribbean from January to May.

Cruising charter and sailing holidays

The Beneteau First 40 is a fast blue water passage maker and provides roomy accommodation for groups and families. She is available for sailing in the UK south coast, Channel Islands and France trips as well as Caribbean Island cruising.

looking for more information?

If you would like to know more about our race charter or cruising charter packagers then please get in touch and we would be happy discuss your next sailing adventure