Beneteau First 18

1978 — 1981
Designer
Jean Marie Finot (Groupe Finot)
Builder
Beneteau
Association
Micro Class (IMCCA)
# Built
1065
Hull Type
Swing Keel
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
18 0 / 5.5 m
Waterline Length
16 6 / 5.1 m
Beam
7 10 / 2.4 m
Draft
1 9 / 0.6 m 3 7 / 1.1 m
Displacement
1,390 lbs / 630 kg
Ballast
400 lbs / 180 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
170 ft2 / 15.8 m2
Total Sail Area
169.9 ft2 / 15.8 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
95.8 ft2 / 8.9 m2
P
22 5 / 6.9 m
E
8 6 / 2.6 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
74.1 ft2 / 6.9 m2
I
22 6 / 6.9 m
J
6 6 / 2 m
Forestay Length
23 5 / 7.2 m

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

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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