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First 35 - Berret shoal draft

The First 35 - Berret, here in "shoal draft" version, is a 34’10” offshore monohull sailboat designed by Jean Berret. She was built by Bénéteau (France) and made of monolithic fiberglass / polyester. This sailboat was produced between 1979 and 1984 with 419 hulls completed.

The First 35 - Berret belongs to the First range. The First 35 - Berret is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Deep draft.

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First 35 - Berret's   Main Features
Model First 35 - Berret
Version Shoal draft
Type of hull Monohull
Category Cruiser-racer sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Jean Berret
Range First
Construction Hull:
monolithic fiberglass / polyester
Deck:
sandwich balsa / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1979
Last built hull 1984
Number of hulls built 419
Appendages Keel :
Fin without bulb
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
French navigation category 1
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
First 35 - Berret's   Main dimensions
Length overall 35’ 1”
Hull length 34’ 10”
Waterline length 30’
Beam (width) 12’ 1”
Draft 5’ 7”
Light displacement 10494 lbs
Ballast weight 4850 lbs
French customs tonnage 12.30 Tx
First 35 - Berret's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 763 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1375 sq.ft
Mainsail area 300 sq.ft
Genoa area 463 sq.ft
Jib area 160 sq.ft
Stormjib area 83 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 1074 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi masthead
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle 0 °
First 35 - Berret's   Performances
IOR rating 26.0
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.
25.06
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.
45.13
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.
176
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.
46 %
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.
7.34 knots
First 35 - Berret's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 15 HP / 25 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 26.4 gal
First 35 - Berret's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 2
Berth(s) (min/max) 4 / 10
Head(s) 1
Fresh water tank capacity 114.9 gal
Maximum headroom 6’ 2”

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