BENETEAU FIRST 36.1 Announced

8 November 2021

BENETEAU FIRST 36.1 Announced For 40 years, the Firsts were successfully hitting the elusive sweet spot between comfort, performance, utility, elegance, high-tech construction, and reasonable price. The First 36 is no different.

The First 36 is optimised for short-handed sailing, making her perfect for the ever-more-popular short-handed adventure distance races. Her very high sail area/displacement coefficient and balanced nautical design make her a top performer as a club-racer, a safe and fun family cruiser, or simply a thrilling daysailer.

The wide hull of the BENETEAU First 36 offers a spacious interior comparable to much larger predecessors. The new First 36 has about the same living volume as the legendary First 40.7.

Simple, comfortable and multi-purpose, the First 36 interior was developed around three-cabin cruising functionality. Its most notable feature is the large central fridge (with a removable cutting board), making this sailboat's galley the largest of her class. A corridor created together with the foldable and removable table helps sailors move around the saloon safely and offers stacking possibilities.

Key points:
- Very low displacement that brings the experience of planning into the hands of amateur sailors
- Carefully designed deck layout for short-handed and fully crewed racing
- Practical three-cabin interior with innovative details for cruising

The WORLD PREMIERE of BENETEAU First 36 will be at the Du?sseldorf Boat Show in JANUARY 2022.

Sundance Marine is excited to have the first 36.1 hitting Australian shores in late 2022.