Designed in 1982 by Jean-Marie Finot and Jacques Fauroux,the First Class 8 has appealed many yacht owners as well as yacht clubs with her performance,her reliability and her seaworthiness. With over 1000 units sold in her class, she has been anexceptional startup and an excellent credencial for young competitors.To establish the specifications of hersuccessor, and write another success story, B�n�teau and the French Sailing Federation haveassociated their know-how in performance sailing and high level training.The First 7.5 is a simple, transportable boat built to last.The wellknown expertise of B�n�teau in high level one-design classes is being pushed evenfurther, with the introduction of a new resin infusion process coupled with systematicproduction control online.Designed by Groupe Finot with the insight of the FrenchSailing Federation, the new First Class 7.5 is a modern, versatile and high performance onedesign; which will be equally at ease entering a club race or a high level match racingchampionship.
Deadrise at Transom
5 articulated u-bolts for mooring.
4 dead eyes for fixing the liferaft under the tiller.
Moulded non-slip surface.
Footholds on the cockpit sole.
Ergonomic cockpit dedicated to racing.
Cockpit inspection / ventilation hatches aft.
Large cockpit locker for outboard storage with flush lid.
Stainless steel FWD and AFT pulpits.
1 set of stainless steel guardrails with 4 stanchions.
Teak toe rails forward.
2 halyard bags.
2 winch handle boxes.
2 manual bilge pumps.
Lockable deck hatch (size 44).
Spinnaker well for racing.
All the blocks used have ball bearings.
Stainless steel forestay fitting, shroud and backstay chainplates.
Adjustable pin stop tracks with blocks.
2 winches (size 16) and winch handles.
4 ratchet blocks for the spinnaker sheet.
Mainsail traveller track in the cockpit sole with the ball bearing car.
Raised mainsheet tower.
Backstay and mainsail traveller control lines led back to the helmsman on either tack.
Halyard led back to the winches from the foot of the mast.
Possibility of leading back and jamming the genoa sheets for trimming from the weather side.
Carbon tiller, removable rudder.
Symmetric spinnaker options (the symmetric
spinnaker being optional): mast track.
Draft Board/Drive Up
2579.41 lb Light Displacement
Hull with resin infused longitudinals for optimisation and consistency of the weight, guaranteeing One- Design compliance.
Resin infused glass / balsa sandwich deck for optimisation and consistency of the weight,
guaranteeing One-Design compliance.
Glass / polyester resin injected rudder.
Injected composite keel fin and lead bulb.
Lifting keel by means of a hydraulic jack (Draught: 0.9 m to 2.05 m).