Oceanis 55

Monday, June 21, 2010

Beneteau Reveal First 30 (Press Release)

Beneteau USA, Inc.
1313 West Highway 76
Marion, SC 29571
Phone (843) 629-5300
Fax (843) 629-5309
Contact: Erika Gay
Phone: (843) 629-5300
9 A.M. EDT, June 18, 2010
MARION, SC, JUNE 18, 2010: BENETEAU is launching the new FIRST 30, designed
by the talented Juan Kouyoumdjian, well known for his contributions in the
America’s Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race. The new FIRST 30 by Beneteau combines
the best of both worlds, Beneteau comfort and First performance.
BENETEAU comfort
The First 30 is a performance boat with a high level of comfort for cruising due to
the layout being conceived in collaboration with the interior design firm Nauta
The interior features the basic framework with two improvements:
- the forward cabin has a double door for privacy yet still an open feeling
- the salon table is forward of the mast post thanks to the aft positioning of the mast
Also worth noting are bulkhead recesses built into the bottom of the forward cabin
lockers and at the front of the salon seating which allow full length providing good
settee berths.
An aft cabin and generous head compartment with shower complete the
Woodwork is light oak tinted Alpi retaining the FIRST rich attributes, such as solid
wood moldings on the chart table and galley.
On deck the boat is fitted with an anchor well for coastal cruising, a dedicated
liferaft locker in the cockpit benches and a large storage locker with area for the
stove gas bottle.
A 20HP Yanmar diesel with sail drive and folding propeller is also standard.
FIRST performance
Don’t be deceived by the all the comfort, as the new FIRST 30 includes the best
innovations developed by Juan K’s vast racing experience. What is revolutionary in
a production 30 is the set back position of the mast, reflecting the Volvo 70’s and
Open 60’s. To this there are several benefits:
- large easy to handle genoas without overlap
- flexibility in the interior layout with centralized weight concentration
- absence of backstay with the mast controlled by the 25° angle of the upper
spreaders and the main sheet at the end of the boom with a track on the transom
Other Performance innovations include:
- A deep draft T-shaped keel for the lowest possible center of gravity and
optimization of the longitudinal trim
- 1 single tiller activating the two rudders fixed to the transom for maximum
efficiency and minimum drag
- The maximum beam moved aft towards the twin rudders for control under any
- Deck gear with 4 winches and all control lines brought back to the cockpit, with
optional symmetric or asymmetric spinnaker gear available
Length overall : 32’ 2”
Beam : 10’ 6”
Displacement : 8,267 lbs
Draft (Std deep keel): 6’ 3”
Ballast (Std deep keel) : 2,403 lbs
Engine power : 20 HP
For more information visit the interactive site at www.teamfirst30.com/. The First
30 will make its North American debut at the United States Sailboat Show
taking place October 7th-11th in Annapolis, MD. (http://www.usboat.com)
Beneteau USA, the American division of the world’s largest sailboat manufacturer,
builds hundreds of 31-50 foot production sailboats in Marion, SC and imports power
and sailing yachts up to 58 feet in length from its parent company in France.

Beneteau 46, "Thriller"

Congratulations David Wells! Welcome to the Beneteau family! David recently purchased a brokerage Beneteau 46 that he named "Thriller".

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sail Now Sale!

For more information click HERE!
Beneteau USA and its dealers have invested in having inventory available for fast delivery on select models so that you can be sailing your dream this summer.

Ends July 2nd, 2010