The feedback provided by over 550 owners of the First 40.7 has been instrumental for Farr Yacht Design and the B��n��teau Design Team to create the NEW Beneteau First 44.7. The First 40.7, designed by the same team, is a world best seller with a record of race titles, including an IMS World Championship. Her success is not due to race results alone. The 40.7 offers rare versatility, outstanding value, and consistently high resale value as will the NEW Beneteau First 44.7.
Farr Yacht Design
- FORE CABIN -
Double bed with 1 1.40 m x 2.05 m foam mattress
2 drawers 2 storage lockers are located under the bed.
2 lockers with 2 levels of storage compartments is located under the mattresses (one of the lockers holds the water tank)
Lateral storage spaces run the length of the hull both port side and starboard, as well as the length of the bulkhead at head of the bed.
Two swivelling lights in the bed head as well as 2 overhead spotlights provide the necessary light.
A large cupboard with 2 doors (wardrobe and
shelves) as well as a dressing table (with folding table top, 1 storage space with door and 1 drawer)
surround a seat with cushions.
This seat/locker can be used as further storage space.
Lighting is provided by 1 swivelling light above the seat and overhead lighting.
The headliner is upholstered on the inside of the hull.
The wooded mast locker can be dismantled.
- AFT CABINS -
Headroom : 1.95 m
2x1 size 1 hinged portholes with blind on side of coachroof
2x1 size 1 hinged portholes with blind on vertical sides of cockpit
2x1 fixed hull portholes
2 x 1 2.00m x 1.35 m double beds with foam
2 x 1 1 door storage unit (1 wardrobe 2 shelves) ,
2 x 1 open storage unit with shelf
Lateral starboard and port side storage space along the hull
Shelves located between the two aft cabins
providing a good quantity of storage space in each of the cabins
2x1 swivelling lights and 2x1 overhead lights diffusing light in each cabin.
The cockpit is laid out in such a way that navigation and manoeuvring are easier: lots of storage space, sheets and halyards lead back to the cockpit, etc.
The cockpit has 5 storage lockers: (the locker lids are made using injection techniques which gives them a perfect finish).
2 extra deep stern lockers providing ample
2 easy to access lateral lockers under the cockpit seats
1 storage box capable of holding two large
capacity gas bottles.
There is a specific storage location, which is easy to get at, specially designed for the life raft (under the removable helmsman`s seat).
The cockpit seats are covered in teak and the sides forming the back are reclining for extra comfort. They are divided to provide the helmsman with better seating space (lined with teak). The seats are edged with `drainage grooves` for good water evacuation. The cockpit is self-emptying.
The steering wheel is made of black anodised
aluminium and is sheathed (Lexmar / whitlock Y spoke 1.70m �). It is fixed to a polyester base acting as a foot rest for the helmsman and a stand for the electronic compas.
The engine control panel is to starboard.
An articulated chain-plate used for hanging safety belt hanks can be found right beside the companionway.
Deadrise at Transom
The deck is built in sandwich (fibreglass/ balsa / GRP) for an optimal rigidity-lightness ratio.
There are solid laminate reinforcement areas under the deck gear (winches, tracks, chain plates, cleats). All the working and movement areas on the deck have been
given an non-skid gel coat pattern.
The whole of the deck has been given a solid laminate inner lining, including the structural beams, which are
sealed to the deck to give a perfect finish (integrated lighting, finish, access to deck gear fitting screws, etc.).
- MOORING -
8 aluminium cleats (300 mm ) and their S/S protections are bolted to the deck/hull joint:
2 stem cleats.
4 intermediary springline cleats for greater ease of use.
2 stern cleats
- PULPITS AND LIFELINES -
A bow pulpit at 4 foot is bolted to the deck/hull joints.
The stern pulpits are equipped with opening lifelines and take ensign staffs and lifebuoy supports.
The boat is surrounded by double lifelines held up by 6 simple stanchions and 4 double stanchions (for small gates).
These are made of stainless steel, are removable (h 650 mm) and are equipped with a double line of stainless steel lifelines with turnbuckle adjuster. They are
fastened to wide stainless steel base plates, bolted through the deck/hull joint. Untreated bolted teak toe-rails, surround the deck.
Two stainless steel grabrails are bolted to the top of the coachroof for leaving the cockpit.
- BATHING PLATFORM AND TRANSOM -
The transom has a battened teak bathing platform, with a removable articulated bathing ladder (can be stored in one of the cockpit lockers), with teak steps, a step ladder for deck access.
A small cold shower head and a quay jack are attached to the transom in the standard version.
The stern light is fastened to the transom.
Draft Board/Drive Up
20125.98 lb Light Displacement
- POWER SUPPLY -
The 12 V electric circuit is supplied by two 140 A lights and service batteries.
The battery isolation switches (+/-), located in the aft cabin, protect the circuit.
A voltmeter and ammeter enable good management of the battery installation.
- ELECTRICAL NETWORK -
Specific beams are inlaid in the deck to supply the integrated lighting in the deckhead as well as various electrical appliances (pumps, windlass, navigation lights, etc.)
Pre-cabled sheaths are pre-positioned to make it easier to install options.
- BATTERIES CHARGING -
By alternator (power depending on engine
specifications) attached to the engine,
220 V shore power supply (protected by a circuit breaker)
- ELECTRIC PANEL -
A 12 V back lighted electric panel, 16 functions (with labels and identification) is located above the chart table.
A cigarette lighter socket is located on the panel. The electric panel provides power consumption information:
The capacity of the various tanks can be visualised with a water gauge using a selector knob.
- LIGHTING AND SOCKETS -
21 halogen lights (reading spotlights) diffuse light for greater comfort inside.
5 power outlets have been installed (in the cabins, galley and above the chart table).
The Sail Drive diesel engine is mounted in a ventilated and soundproof compartment, on a frame that is structurally part of the hull It was chosen following B�n�teau specification requirements (reliability, low vibration, reduced emission of harmful gases, compactness).
It is equipped with sea water filters.
The propeller (Volvo) is foldable (duckbeak) to reduce underwater resistance and thus improve boat performance. Its size is related to its horse power.
The starter and control panel is located outside near the wheel.
The Spinlock Flush Racing engine control lever, is built-in to the sides of the cockpit.
The rotomoulded diesel fuel tank, located under the portside stern berth, has a 200 L capacity and is equipped with an electric gauge, a primary filter and a remote stop valve. Its aluminium filler hole is located on deck to the rear of the cockpit.
A 12 V 110 A battery is specifically for the use of starting the engine.
Headroom : 1.96 m
1 size 4 hinged porthole with blind on side of coachroof
Laminated white worktop
High moulded wood fiddle around the worktop to prevent objects from falling.
Double sink with mixer tap
Seawater foot pump or refrigerated cabinet drain by three way sluice.
Polyester 110 L insulated refrigerated cabinet, which opens from the top.
Frigo-matic cold generator as standard
Wastebin on door under worktop.
Cabinet with storage shelves under worktop
Gimballed 2 ring stove with oven/grill
S/S stove protection bar/dishcloth rail.
Lateral storage spaces with doors along the hull above the worktop. One of these storage spaces is can take a microwave (electric socket accessible) and a S/S paper towel holder.
Crumb collector in flooring.
The hull is made of solid GRP laminate. Hull capping and occasional reinforced areas (keel, rudder, chain plates, deck line), strengthen the overall structure.
The hull is optimally protected from osmosis
phenomena, thanks to the application of vinylester resin precoating.
A structural solid laminate inner structural grid, is achieved through the use of biaxial and unidirectional material. It is glued to the hull and randomly laminated.
Its structural function is important, since it makes it possible to pick out all the pressure and stress points (chain plate, shroud, keel, and rudder tie rods, etc.) guaranteeing even distribution and less strain on the hull.
The ribes can support mechanical parts (engine, etc.) and water tanks.
The structural bulkheads made of marine plywood are sealed to the hull for extra rigidity.
The hull is white with a grey decoration line (Navy blue is optional).