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Beneteau First 32

1980 — 1984
Designer
Berret-Racoupeau
Builder
Beneteau
Hull Type
Fin w/spade rudder
Construction
FG
Associations
?

Dimensions

Length Overall
32 6 / 9.9 m
Waterline Length
27 11 / 8.5 m
Beam
10 9 / 3.3 m
Draft
5 9 / 1.8 m
Displacement
8,390 lbs / 3,806 kg
Ballast
3,310 lbs / 1,501 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
499 ft2 / 46.4 m2
Total Sail Area
499 ft2 / 46.4 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
259.2 ft2 / 24.1 m2
P
40 5 / 12.3 m
E
12 9 / 3.9 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
239.8 ft2 / 22.3 m2
I
40 3 / 12.3 m
J
11 10 / 3.6 m
Est. Forestay Len.
42 0 / 12.8 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Volvo Penta
Model
?
HP
17
Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
12 gal / 45 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
53 gal / 201 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.08 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
19.34
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
39.45
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
172.09
light
Comfort Ratio
18.47
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.13
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Shoal draft:4.42’/1.35m
Fractional and shorter, masthead rig also available.
Also called BENETEAU R/C 32 in US.
Masthead Rig:
I: 40.3
J: 11.9
P: 34.8
E: 11.5

Masthead (tall):
I: 41.8
J: 11.9
P: 36.1
E: 11.8


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