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Beneteau First 18

1978 — 1981
Designer
Jean Marie Finot (Groupe Finot)
Builder
Beneteau
Hull Type
Swing Keel
Construction
FG
Associations
Micro Class (IMCCA)

Dimensions

Length Overall
18.04 ft / 5.50 m
Waterline Length
16.57 ft / 5.05 m
Beam
7.87 ft / 2.40 m
Draft
3.61 ft / 1.10 m
Displacement
1,389 lb / 630 kg
Ballast
397 lb / 180 kg
Ballast Type
?
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
170.00 ft2 / 15.79 m2
Total Sail Area
169.86 ft2 / 15.78 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
95.83 ft2 / 8.90 m2
P
22.47 ft / 6.85 m
E
8.53 ft / 2.60 m
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
74.03 ft2 / 6.88 m2
I
22.57 ft / 6.88 m
J
6.56 ft / 2.00 m
Est. Forestay Len.
23.50 ft / 7.16 m
Mizzen
PY
EY

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
5.45 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
21.85
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
28.58
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
136.3
light
Comfort Ratio
8.03
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.82
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Designed to Micro Class rule.


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