The new boat we were working on together with our friends from Beneteau for almost 4 years has finally stepped into the light.
The new First 36 has been sailing for month now, and we have quietly collected the pictures and data to share. She is a true beauty which sails in a way that brought smiles to the faces of even most die-hard Seascapers. The true best-of-both-worlds cooperation with Beneteau.
We cannot wait to show her to you. The number one is on her way to Baltic, number two to Beneteau's demo center in Spain and the third one will stay in Adriatic - their main purpose is to be available for sailors to get a feel of them. In the meantime, here are some pictures and informations to keep you curious.
Speed made easy:
Welcome to the latest model in our new breed of high-performance cruiser-racers.
With a weight of 4,8 tons and an upwind sail area of 80 square meters, the new First 36 simply presents a different sailing experience.
Actually, we believe this is the first time a mainstream-production boat with full-cruising facilities, a mid-market price tag and the full support of a worldwide dealer network has been pushed this far towards true high-performance sailing.
How it was done
The entire boat is a vacuum-infused, fully-cored GRP composite structure—including bulkheads and most interior parts. Almost all interior elements contribute to the structural strength of the boat.
Variety of sailing styles
First 36 is designed to fit a variety of sailing styles: cruising with family and friends, shorthanded sailing, club racing or distance racing with a full crew.
To facilitate all of this, the cockpit has two distinct modes: one for racing/shorthanded sailing and one for cruising.
In racing mode, the open T-cockpit has space enough to move effortlessly between ergonomic work positions.
More than just 36 feet
The living quarters below deck are a reinvented layout of the legendary First 40,7. Their huge volume comes as a natural consequence of the modern, performance-optimized lines of the hull.