Super performing yachts for race charters and comfortable cruising

First 40 charter yachts

Winston First 40 charter yacht

First 40 racing charter yachts

In the last decade the Bruce Farr designed Beneteau First 40s have proved to be phenomenally successful class of cruiser racers.
The First 40 yachts are the leaders in the trend towards crossover yacht designs. They offer a performance racing boat and a family friendly cruiser that covers the distance between ports quickly.

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Skylander First 40 charter yacht Prometheus Sailing

Beneteau First 40 layout

Much consideration has gone into the deck layout, steering, sheeting and crew positions. Making them easy to handle, fast and forgiving for inexperienced sailors. They have a great racing rating too which helps achieve great results on the race course too.
The spacious interior benefits from Italian designers giving an elegant, contemporary and luxurious feel.

First 40 boat specification

12.58m length overall (LOA)
Beam 3.89m
Draft 2.5m
Displacement 7900kg
Fuel tank capacity 150L
Fresh water capacity 200L
Engine power HP 40 CV
CE Certification A12/B12/C12

3 double cabins + saloon
8-10 berths
1 heads/shower

First 40 interior layout Prometheus Sailing

First 40 interior layout

Key racing features

Symmetric spinnaker.

Deep keel for great upwind performance. 

Comprehensive sail wardrobe with multiple spinnakers and jibs.

Key cruising features

Option for roller furling jib for easy cruising.

Single rudder & steering wheel – with great vision of the jib from either side.

Galley – with deep fridge, twin burner hob, gas oven & sink.

Plenty of storage below. 

Skipper / On board instructor: Will need to be allocated one of the 8 berths.