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Beneteau - First 40
The most successful First 40 is now available at a fraction of the replacement cost. With huge levels of optimisation throughout, 'Zephyr' has led the front of the race circuit over the past 3 years and with plenty of life left in the design and a great inventory she is a great, turn-key platform for someone to jump into some more exciting IRC racing. Ashore in Port Hamble, near Southampton and available for viewings 7 days a week at short notice.

Tactick wireless instruments - wind speed and direction, speed/depth/log - repeaters on mast
Navigation lights plus steaming light and anchor light


Modified pulpit
Standard - cruising equipment, bow roller, rear transom ladder, rear cockpit bar, cockpit lockers
Carbon wheel
Lowered toerail
Gas cooker


BENETEAU FIRST 40 - 2009 #77
Stunning cruiser/racer designed by Farr Yacht Design and Nauta Design
Built by Beneteau, France in 2009.

Injection-moulded GRP hull with balsa core
White GRP hull, deck and superstructure
Faired keel and rudder to Farr templates
Durapox bottom
Spade hung rudder
Carbon Wheel steering

L.O.A 12.58 m
Length of hull 12.24 m
L.W.L. 10.67 m
Width of hull 3.89 m
Air draught 18.00 m
Draft: 2.70m
Fitted with the deep 'T' bulb keel

All figures approximate

Upgraded Carbon rig package from Hall Spars with two-spreader configuration
Upgraded fixed carbon bowsprit to allow use of asymmetric and reaching sails
Carbon symmetric spinnaker pole for windward/leeward racing
Upgraded carbon boom and vang
Push button Holmatro, electrically adjustable back stay
Upgraded 2:1 halyard take off for use with Code 0
All rod rigging tested and overhauled

Harken winches
Winch handles
All from North Sails UK

Delivery main 2010
S5 - 2010 - used a few times
A1 - 2010
J3- 2010
J4 - 2010
Storm and try sail
S2 - 2011

Sails for 2014 were lightly used and were for Commodores Cup 2014

3DL860 Main
3DL 860 J1.5
3DL 780 J2 on future fibres cable
3DL 600 Jib Top

Sails from 2013 were: Used one season
3DL 860 Main
3DL 860 J1.5
3DL 760 J2
3DL 760 J3

A5 2012

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Category:Sailing Boats
Model:First 40
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:2009
Length:12 m/39 ft
Category:fin keel
Engine manufacturer:yanmar diesel engine
Material hull:glass reinforced plastic
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