First 36 - The Perfect Blend of Performance and Comfort
The First 36 is a testament to Beneteau's commitment to delivering a sailing experience that is both thrilling and comfortable. As a monohull sailing yacht, the First 36 is designed for those who crave the excitement of high-performance sailing without compromising on onboard comfort. Built by the renowned shipbuilder Beneteau, this model embodies the company's philosophy of blending innovation with tradition. Released as part of the esteemed First series, the First 36 is tailored for both club racers and active cruisers, ensuring that every journey on the water is memorable.
Design and Features
Every aspect of the First 36's design is a reflection of Beneteau's dedication to excellence. The yacht offers a traditional three-cabin layout, ensuring ample space for crew and guests. The innovative foldable sink in the bathroom minimizes its footprint, allowing for a more spacious saloon. This extra space accommodates a navigation table that doubles as an onboard office. The standout feature in the saloon is the standalone fridge island. With a removable cutting board, it can significantly extend the working surface of the standard L-shaped galley, making it the largest kitchen area in its class. High-quality wooden details combined with minimalist GRP elements create a modern, elegant living space below deck.
The cockpit of the First 36 is modular, catering to a wide variety of setups. Removable bench extensions can transform the cockpit into a comfortable cruising lounge. When these extensions are removed, the cockpit offers an ergonomic and efficient setup for racing or shorthanded sailing. The higher wheel position provides the helmsman with direct access to the mainsail winch, a crucial detail for shorthanded sailing.
The First 36 is not just another yacht; it's a sailing revolution. One of its standout features is its ability to achieve double-digit boat speeds with ease and complete control. This is made possible by its lightweight design, the world-class nautical design by Sam Manuard, and an ergonomic and precise steering system. The race-grade rudder blades ensure that the steering remains light and direct, even when planing downwind or at higher heeling angles. Another highlight is the yacht's connectivity. With the Seanapps mobile application and its onboard unit, sailors can monitor the boat's various systems, plan routes, and review sailing statuses using their smartphones.
Where I can rent this model or request a sea trial
For those interested in experiencing the First 36 firsthand, sea trials and rentals are available. More information on renting this exceptional yacht model can be found at Yachtbooker's Beneteau First 36 page.
Sources of information
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