Beneteau First 36

Brief history of the First 36

Naval architect Sam Manuard worked on the forefront of the development of the First 36. Subsequently, the design was handed over to Pure Design & Engineering, a team renowned for structural calculations for America's Cup boats, IMOCA, and TP-52, i.e., the fastest boats in the world.

Beneteau First 36

This process repeated in endless cycles during the design process, where Lorenzo Argento and Gigodesign, along with the teams from Beneteau and Seascape, shaped the project into the new First 36. The entire vessel is a vacuum-infused FRP composite structure, including bulkheads and most interior parts. Almost all interior elements contribute to the structural strength of the boat. The First 36 is designed to accommodate a wide variety of sailing styles: cruising with family and friends, short-distance sailing, club racing, or long-distance racing with a full crew.


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