Beneteau First Class 8

1982 — 1994
Designers
Jean Marie Finot (Groupe Finot)
Jacques Fauroux
Builder
Beneteau
Associations
?
# Built
969
Hull Type
Swing Keel
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
25 5 / 7.8 m
Waterline Length
21 8 / 6.6 m
Beam
8 2 / 2.5 m
Draft
2 3 / 0.7 m 5 9 / 1.8 m
Displacement
3,100 lbs / 1,406 kg
Ballast
1,150 lbs / 522 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Fractional Sloop
Reported Sail Area
316 ft2 / 29.4 m2
Total Sail Area
315.1 ft2 / 29.3 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
183.8 ft2 / 17.1 m2
P
32 11 / 10.1 m
E
11 1 / 3.4 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
131.3 ft2 / 12.2 m2
I
28 7 / 8.7 m
J
9 2 / 2.8 m
Forestay Length
30 0 / 9.2 m

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
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HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.24 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
23.78
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
37.1
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
136.0
light
Comfort Ratio
12.74
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
2.24
better suited for coastal cruising

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