Beneteau First 44

  • Beneteau First 44
  • Beneteau First 44
  • Beneteau First 44
  • Beneteau First 44
  • Beneteau First 44
  • Beneteau First 44
  • Beneteau First 44
  • Beneteau First 44
  • Beneteau First 44
  • Beneteau First 44
  • Beneteau First 44
  • Beneteau First 44
  • Beneteau First 44
  • Beneteau First 44
  • Beneteau First 44
  • Beneteau First 44



Making serious performance even more accessible.


"The FIRST 44 embodies a natural link between the First 36 and the First Yacht 53. It combines performance, elegance and comfort thanks to the quality of its equipment, which offers unequalled sailing pleasure.


With the new FIRST 44, BENETEAU draws to the noblest expression of the term “racer/cruiser”: an elegant and comfortable yacht that provides unequaled pleasure under sail. The generous sail plan allows the First 44 to be lively and efficient in all conditions."


NAVAL ARCHITECT : Roberto Biscontini
Design : Lorenzo Argento


The First 44 takes full benefit of BENETEAU's expertise and the knowledge of the best experts. More requested by their owners, the Firsts are the subject of very advanced development; the engineering was therefore entrusted to the Mer Forte design office, well known in ocean racing, and which held the same role for the Figaro Bénéteau 3.


The FIRST 44 is presented in two main setups, FIRST 44 and FIRST 44 PERFORMANCE, with a different deck plan and options for keels and masts.


In the FIRST 44 version, the cockpit is very convivial with a lovely cockpit table as well as its fluidity with a level access to the large clear gangways. Four winches, a fixed centerline block for the mainsheet and a mast that is set further aft all maximize the potential of her modern sailplan, defined by a slender mainsail and generously sized foresails.


With the intention of making serious performance even more accessible, BENETEAU used the experience acquired with the Figaro 2 and ballast systems to deliver this technology to FIRST 44 owners; twin 80 gallon ballast tanks, activated electronically from the helm stations, offer the possibility of reaching the boat’s full potential with reduced crew.


On the FIRST 44 PERFORMANCE, deck ergonomics were studied and developed with fully crewed regattas in mind. Equipment and systems are totally geared towards racing, among which should be mentioned the foam non-skid surfaces that replace the teak on the cockpit sole, six well-placed winches and a conventional mainsail traveller.


Perfectly optimised for short-handed sailing, the First 44 is a high performance boat thanks to its very high sail area/displacement coefficient and its balanced nautical design. The First 44 offers a streamlined interior layout that is modern and luminous, with a blend of white lacquered surfaces, moulded woods and tasteful upholsteries.


With three cabins and two heads, the interior is designed with quality finishes and materials to create a refined atmosphere.


The First 44 combines elegance and modernity with white lacquered furniture and moulded wood, carefully positioned indirect lighting and a wide range of upholstery.


In the saloon, the transverse table seats up to six people and faces the sofa and navigation station; its position in relation to the mast facilitates circulation between the galley and the owner's cabin, enhancing the feeling of space.

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Naval Architect:
Roberto Biscontini

Lorenzo Argento

LOA: 14,15 m / 46’5’’

LOA (PERFORMANCE): 14,65 m / 48’1’’

Hull length: 13,15 m / 43’2’’

Hull Beam: 4,25 m / 13’11’’

Fuel capacity: 220 L / 58 US Gal

Fresh water capacity: 330 L / 87 US Gal

Draught - Standard (T-keel): 2,15 m / 7’1’’

Draught - Performance (T-keel): 2,60 m / 8’6’’

Light displacement: 10 300 kg / 22,708 lbs

Light displacement (PERFORMANCE): 9 800 kg / 21,605 lbs

Standard ballast weight (cast iron): 3 300 kg / 7,275 lbs

Performance ballast weight (cast iron / lead): 3 000 kg / 6,613 lbs

Max Engine Power (Hp): 57

CE design category: A


Mainsail: 53 sqm / 570 sq/ft

Genoa: 53 sqm / 570 sq/ft

Code 0: 95 sqm / 1023 sq/ft

Asymmetrical spinnaker: 170 sqm / 1830 sq/ft

CARBON MAST (+1,8 M / 5’10’’)

Mainsail:61 sqm / 657 sq/ft

Genoa:56 sqm / 603 sq/ft

Code 0:105 sqm / 1130 sq/ft

Asymmetrical spinnaker:190 sqm / 2045 sq/ft


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