First (1977 - 1983)

First 42

First 42

 Designed by the Argentinian architect German Frers, creator of some of the most splendid sailing boats in the world (Helisara, Flyer), the First 42 is an exceptional model, probably one of the jewels of the French nautical industry.    

First 38

First 38

The first 37 is a powerful ocean sailing yacht with superb finishing quality rare indeed in mass production. Whit perfectly functional accommodation designed for cruising in comfort for a crew of eight, it is the obvious choice for charter work. The 38S version will allow ocean racing fans to take part in the main international events.

First 32

First 32

In designing the First 32, Jean Barret has been able to produce a fas boat with a very spacious interior. The considerable beam, which is carried well aft, produces a very stable and roomy yacht.

First 30 / First 30 E

First 30 / First 30 E

For the first time, BENETEAU calls upon an external architect. 1976 was to be a decisive year for Vendée shipyard. With André MAURIC, everything is rethought (the sail plan, the keel, the interior layout, the shape of the roof), this boat is called the First. During its presentation at a boat show in Paris it is a revelation and is to become a legendary series. In 1978, it is chosen as “Boat of the Year”

First 29

First 29

The First 29 is designed with a fast hull, and lots of tastefully fitted living space, appealing to sailors who love fast cruises and satisfying keen regatta racers.

First 28

First 28

The architect J.M Finot  designs the First 28 from the well-known “Eglantine”, joining the fast and safe First line of yachts.

First 27

First 27

Designed for fast ocean cruising, the First 27 is, above all, an extremely safe sailing boat.  

First 26

First 26

Jean-Marie FINOT designs an 8.20-metre vessel with a real aft cabin and a separate fore cabin. Finot and BENETEAU focus on space, favouring privacy.

First 25

First 25

The first concern when taking one’s family on a cruise is safety. Safety in the construction, of course, but also safety in the operation of the boat and its manoeuvrability. The second concern is to have a boat that is fast and pleasant to steer. These were the considerations of the architect, Jean-Marie Finot, for the design of the First 25.

First 24

First 24

In designing the first 24, Jean-Marie FINOT has done the impossible : a real family cruiser, five berths in three separate cabins, a good sailer, and tralable. When holiday time comes, the First 24 is wiling to take the road before the sea.

First 22

First 22

The First 22, based on “Clémentine”, the Finot Group’s well-received mini-tonner, is primarily a high-performance sailing yacht.

First 18

First 18

The First 18 has a century of boat building experience behind it. Its robustness and durability are closely linked to quantity and quality of materials used as well as the care taken with their application.