First 40

With an outstanding level of equipment for a production cruiser, the First 40 has won fame for a unique international record of achievements in IRC, as well as ORC.  A reference in the forty foot class, this boat does not compromise on safety and yet its level of comfort makes living on board very pleasant.

The First 40 ‘Carbon Edition’ is delivered ready to race. In this format she has a carbon mast, lead keel, a black composite steering wheel, and a Raymarine electronics pack adapted to regatta racing.

The unusual design of the interior layout of the First 40 offers maximum liveability. The shape and size of the saloon seats allow 1.95 m long berths. The wood table has two fold-down flaps and two possible positions. It can therefore seat six people and lowers to free space or extend the berths.

Designed to win the race, the First 40 supplements its choice of performance with solutions that provide crews with a high level of comfort.

The boat can accommodate a crew of eight, offering two symmetrical aft cabins with double berths (2.00 m by 1.50 m), a master fore cabin (1.90 x 1.40 m) with shower and two single berths can be made up in the saloon.

The retractable carbon bow-sprit makes the use of an asymmetric spinnaker much simpler

Both light and strong, the equipment has been chosen for its high level of performance: carbon mast, rod rigging, fibre adjustable backstay, rigid boom vang, tilting composite steering wheel.


  • Naval architect: Farr Yacht Design
  • Interior design: Nauta Design
  • Length Over All: 12.58 m - 41'3"
  • Hull Length: 12.24 m - 40'2"
  • Hull Beam: 3.89 m - 12'9"
  • Light Displacement: 7,900 kg - 17,412 lbs
  • Fuel tank capacity: 130 L - 34 US Gal
  • Fresh water capacity: 200 L - 53 US Gal
  • Max Engine Power (Hp): 40 HP
  • Propulsion: Sail Drive
  • CE Certification: A12/B12/C12

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