Beneteau First 38S5

1989 — 1994
Designers
Philippe Stark
Berret-Racoupeau
Builder
Beneteau
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin + Bulb
Rudder
Spade
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
38 3 / 11.7 m
Waterline Length
31 3 / 9.6 m
Beam
12 4 / 3.8 m
Draft
6 5 / 2 m
Displacement
14,520 lb / 6,586 kg
Ballast
4,850 lb / 2,200 kg
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Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
670′² / 62.3 m²
Total Sail Area
671′² / 62.3 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
369′² / 34.3 m²
P
47 10 / 14.6 m
E
15 5 / 4.7 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
302′² / 28 m²
I
47 1 / 14.4 m
J
12 9 / 3.9 m
Forestay Length
48 10 / 14.9 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Volvo Penta
Model
?
HP
28
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
29 gal / 110 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
98 gal / 371 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.5 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
18.01
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
33.4
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
210.78
moderate
Comfort Ratio
23.49
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
2.02
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Shoal draft: 5.16’/1.57m
Similar versions sold to charter trade as MOORINGS 38. (Not to be confused with an earlier MOORINGS 38 that was based on the FIRST 38.)

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