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Henri-Lloyd 2022 December - SW LEADERBOARD

First is back, guns blazing

by Beneteau 11 Nov 2022 06:39 PST
Beneteau First 44 © Groupe Beneteau

Full 45 years ago, the first Firsts were built. Since then more than 25,000 boats in this line have been made and sailed around the entire world.

This year, with two new models, the portfolio of new generation of First is rounded out. From 14 to 53 feet, there is a boat for anyone who searches for a true benchmark in racer-cruiser sailboats.

We are happy to see these boats capturing the eyes and hearts of sailors around the world, and hopefully we get to represent some of their stories in this First newsletter.

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First history revisited

The First range was launched exactly 45 years ago and to celebrate this anniversary we teamed up with expert media Tip & Shaft and went back to our roots to revisit history. From the very First 30 to the newly launched First 36 and 44 we got some great stories, we hope you will enjoy the journey as much as we did!

Read the article... Interview with Sam Manuard on First 36
Naval architect superstar's impressions of First 36

Sam Manuard, took a short break from making the news with his new IMOCAs and Class 40 designs, and climbed on board First 36, his 8th design for the BENETEAU First line, to talk to us. Here are his first impressions.

The First 44 sailboat in video

The official video of the First 44 is out!

Silverruder and Europeans for First 27 SE

Biggest solo offshore race in the world includes a European Championship for the First 27 SEs for second year in the row.

Read the article...

The special class of First 18 SE

Report after the 5th European Championship for First 18 SE.

Read the article...

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