Beneteau First 51

1987
Designer
German Frers
Builder
Beneteau
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull Type
Fin w/spade rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
51 3 / 15.6 m
Waterline Length
43 1 / 13.2 m
Beam
14 11 / 4.6 m
Draft
9 2 / 2.8 m
Displacement
28,660 lbs / 13,000 kg
Ballast
14,220 lbs / 6,450 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
1,248 ft2 / 115.9 m2
Total Sail Area
1,248.3 ft2 / 116 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
557.8 ft2 / 51.8 m2
P
60 3 / 18.4 m
E
18 6 / 5.6 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
690.5 ft2 / 64.2 m2
I
69 4 / 21.2 m
J
19 10 / 6.1 m
Forestay Length
72 2 / 22 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Perkins
Model
4236
HP
80
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
79 gal / 299 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
185 gal / 700 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
8.8 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
21.32
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
49.62
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
159.36
light
Comfort Ratio
26.36
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.95
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Lead ballast available as an option.
SHOAL DRAFT WING KEEL: 5.93’/1.81m


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