BENETEAU First 36, designed by sailors for sailors
The new First 36 is not a sailing boat like the others. Its mission? To bridge the gap between high-performance ocean racing boats and mainstream cruisers. This is a very ambitious challenge for the BENETEAU brand, which wants to position its First range as the reference in the high-performance cruiser sector.
Built in Slovenia by the SEASCAPE shipyard, the First 36 remains faithful to the spirit of the First 30, the first of its name, and revives the success of the 40.7, the latest reference in the field of racing-cruising. The major challenge for the design and production teams was to continue the 40-year tradition of First: to find the right balance between comfort, performance, utility, elegance, construction quality and reasonable price.
The First 36 has met this challenge!
Samuel Manuard, historical naval architect of the First and First SE from 14 to 27 feet, unveils here a brand new model Made in BENETEAU: the First 36.
"People are surprised by the fact that the boat is very rich in sensations and fun to sail. It's a modern boat in the sense that it has a fairly powerful hull that has proven itself in ocean racing. It is quite balanced, which gives the boat a good behavior, especially downwind, and allows it to leave the planning quickly. It is not extreme either, like a racing boat with a too flat hull. It's a good compromise between a thrill boat and a boat for cruising with friends or family."
Although fast, the First 36 is also simple, comfortable and versatile. Its interior living space is comparable to that of its predecessors and offers 3 double cabins.
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