44' Beneteau First 44 #003 Racers

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44' Beneteau First 44 #003
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Listing Number: M-8297863
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Max. 7.08'
First 44 #003
Murray Yacht Sales
7356 West Roadway
New Orleans, LA 70124

Available for March 2023 Delivery!


ââ?¬Å?FIRST was born forty-five years ago with the launch of the legendary FIRST 30, and we doubly celebrate the occasion this year with the announcement of the FIRST 36 in January and the arrival of the FIRST 44 today, finalizing the renewal of a standard-bearing range now entirely redrawn and completeââ?¬ï¿½, says Yann Masselot, BENETEAU General Manager. ââ?¬Å? The boat pencils itself in among such great 40ââ?¬â?¢ to 45ââ?¬â?¢ BENETEAU yachts as the FIRST 40.7, the 45f5, or more recently the FIRST 40 and 45ââ?¬ï¿½.

Today, the FIRST 44 embodies a natural link between the FIRST 36 and FIRST 53, equally refining and redefining performance, elegance, and comfort - a new Biscontini/Argento creation that truly denies itself nothing. She�s a lovely sailing yacht with a remarkable design, offering through her architecture and build quality an experience underway that is simply second to none.

  • NAVAL ARCHITECT: Roberto Biscontini
  • Design: Lorenzo Argento


With the new FIRST 44, BENETEAU draws to the noblest expression of the term ââ?¬Å?racer/cruiserââ?¬ï¿½: an elegant and comfortable yacht that provides unequaled pleasure under sail.Ã? In keeping with the scientific approach honed with his work on America Cup racers, Roberto Biscontini went through several revisions and improvements to finally deliver a powerful and well-balanced hull, which is coupled with an ample sailplan to deliver spend and vivacity in any conditions.

The FIRST 44 was imagined with two deck layouts to satisfy a greater variety of wishes and needs.� The FIRST 44 version distinguishes itself with a convivial and comfortable cockpit, wherein wide side-decks converge towards a lovely cockpit table. 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. The rigging and sail setup include a 4 �½â�� bowsprit, a hydraulic backstay, a powerful in-hauler system and a performance keel/mast combo that will satisfy the most demanding captains and crews.

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Beam (ft):
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Model Year:
Model Name:
First 44 #003
Hull Material:
Bridge Clearance:
63.67 feet
Roberto Biscontini / Lorenzo A
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal):
58 gallons
Water Tank Capacity (gal):
87 gallons
Engine Horsepower (hp):
57.0 hp
No. of Engines:
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