If there is one thing that can be said about BeneteauFirst 40, it is a spacious and elegant sailing boat. Her strong design lines can be witnessed in Beneteau models like Oceanis 411.The boats engineering and architectural team is composed of Berret/Racoupeau and Nauta Design. Several experts agree that the First 40 was successful in duplicating the same style and functionality with the Beneteau 46 model.
This 39-foot-and-10 inch boat has an engine of 54 hp, a hefty fuel tank that has a capacity of 32 gallon and an even bigger water tank that can easily fit 100 gallons. She features of a twin wheel and functional cockpit. Her sail controls as well as instrumentation are accessible and easily handled. It carries a strong coachroof line.
Nauta Design made sure that the below deck details are reflects grace and durability. This is evident through the use of Moabi hardwoods as well as stainless steel on the galley counters. The accommodation area is generally light and well-ventilated. Six people can fit in the two large cabins. Both the guest cabin at the forward and the master cabin at the back feature a comfortable layout. The saloon table is surrounded by a U shaped settee situated at the starboard side. The saloon seating is also a convertible double berth. Located opposite to the seating area the navigation section complete with a chart table and necessary devices. The galley has useful storage space and conventional cooking appliances such as a microwave, burner and oven and fridge.
The clever use of space to promote comfort applied in Beneteau 40s interior is also present in other series such as the Oceanis 400.
The most popular sales locations by state for the First 40 are: California, New York, Louisiana, Minnesota, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Washington, Tennessee, Virginia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, South Carolina, Missouri, Ohio, Delaware and Alabama.