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First 33.7 standard

The First 33.7, here in "standard" version, is a 32’2” offshore monohull sailboat designed by Jean Berret and Olivier Racoupeau. She was built by Bénéteau (France) and made of monolithic fiberglass / polyester. This sailboat was produced between 1996 and 2000 with about 300 hulls completed.

The First 33.7 belongs to the First range. The First 33.7 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Deep draft.

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First 33.7's   Main Features
Model First 33.7
Version Standard
Type of hull Monohull
Category Cruiser-racer sailboat
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Shipyard
Designer Jean Berret
Olivier Racoupeau
Range First
Construction Hull:
monolithic fiberglass / polyester
Deck:
sandwich balsa / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1996
Last built hull 2000
Number of hulls built About 300
Appendages Keel :
L-shaped keel (with bulb)
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
French navigation category 1
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
First 33.7's   Main dimensions
Length overall 32’ 8”
Hull length 32’ 2”
Waterline length 28’ 6”
Beam (width) 11’ 2”
Draft 5’ 2”
Mast height from DWL 52’ 6”
Light displacement 10582 lbs
Ballast weight 3307 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron
French customs tonnage 10.31 Tx
First 33.7's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 694 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1060 sq.ft
Mainsail area 328 sq.ft
Genoa area 366 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 732 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi 19/20
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire discontinuous
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle Swept-back
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 41’ 8”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 11’ 7”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 38’ 5”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 14’ 7”
First 33.7's   Performances
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
22.67
Downwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
34.62
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
208
Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
31 %
Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
7.15 knots
First 33.7's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 28 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 11.9 gal
First 33.7's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 2 / 3
Berth(s) (min/max) 4 / 8
Head(s) 1
Fresh water tank capacity 39.6 gal
Water heater capacity 5.8 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 18.5 gal
Maximum headroom 6’ 4”
Galley headroom 5’ 10”
Head headroom 5’ 11”
First 33.7's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 5’ 11”
First 33.7's   Fore cabin
Berth length 6’ 11”
Berth width 5’ 11”
First 33.7's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 5’ 10”
Berth length 6’ 7”
Berth width 4’ 5”

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