The Beneteau First 40.7 combines breathtaking racing performance with all the comforts of a luxurious blue water cruiser. Over 1,000 of these splendid examples of Beneteau craftsmanship have been built and sold worldwide since 1997 and the First 40.7 continues to win hearts and races on a global scale.
It is not difficult to see why the First 40.7 is currently the most popular yacht in the UK for both race and corporate charter. Her sleek Bruce Farrar designed hull and powerful high-aspect ratio rig, combined with a spacious and well-equipped cockpit, make her a helm’s dream. Her fast, clean passage through the water makes her a model of efficient sailing and over 20 Beneteau First 40.7s sailed in Cowes Week this year. For blue water cruising enthusiasts, there are plenty of extra features to make sailing as effortless and pleasant as possible, such as the genoa furler, electric windlass as standard, and cleverly designed anti-skid deck with optimum genoa sheeting angles.
The impressive racing credentials of the First 40.7 include:
Cowes Week 2004 and 2005 Winner
Beneteau Cup 2004 and 2005 Winner
Rolex USVI 2005 Winner
Heineken St Marten 2005 Winner
Antigua Sailing Week 2005 Winner
Cork Week 2004 Winner
Sydney Hobart Overall Winner Dec 2003
The First 40.7 is also luxuriously kitted out below decks and offers the level of comfort one would expect from a large luxury yacht. The moulded pale wood trim and the many opening ports and hatches give a light, airy feel and make mooring a genuine pleasure. The owner’s cabin is particularly comfortable but and the aft cabins feel larger than they are thanks to their excellent light and ventilation.
The First 40.7 combines serious racing pedigree and sleek design with all the comforts of a luxury blue water and coastal cruising yacht. Her accolades to date are well-deserved and whether you want a racing yacht or a pleasure cruiser, the Beneteau First 40.7 is sure to please.