**First 41S5**, here in "

*fin keel*" version, is a 40’5”

**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 1989 and 1993 with about 200 hulls completed.

The **First 41S5** belongs to the *First* range. The **First 41S5** is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Lead keel and Wing keel.

First 41S5's Main Features | |
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Model | First 41S5 |

Version | Fin keel |

Type of hull | Monohull |

Category | Cruiser-racer sailboat |

Shipyard | |

Designer | Jean Berret Olivier Racoupeau |

Range | First |

Construction | Hull: monolithic fiberglass / polyester Deck: sandwich fiberglass / polyester |

First built hull | 1989 |

Last built hull | 1993 |

Number of hulls built | About 200 |

Appendages | Keel : Fin with bulb |

Helm | 1 wheel |

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 41S5's Main dimensions | |
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Length overall | 41’ 4” |

Hull length | 40’ 5” |

Waterline length | 33’ 7” |

Beam (width) | 12’ 11” |

Draft | 6’ 7” |

Light displacement | 16314 lbs |

Ballast weight | 5291 lbs |

Ballast type | Cast iron |

First 41S5's Rig and sails | |
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Upwind sail area | 967 sq.ft |

Downwind sail area | 1506 sq.ft |

Mainsail area | 476 sq.ft |

Genoa area | 491 sq.ft |

Symetric spinnaker area | 1031 sq.ft |

Rigging type | Sloop Marconi 7/8 |

Rotating spars | No |

Mast position | Deck stepped mast |

Spars | Mast and boom in Aluminum |

Standing rigging | Single-strand (ROD) |

Number of levels of spreaders | 2 |

Spreaders angle | Swept-back |

IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) |
49’ 2” |

JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) |
13’ 1” |

PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) |
50’ 6” |

EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) |
16’ 8” |

First 41S5's Performances | |
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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. |
23.65 |

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. |
36.85 |

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. |
195 |

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. |
32 % |

Wetted surface | 306 sq.ft |

Prismatic coefficientiThe prismatic coefficient is obtained by dividing the volume of the boat (mass divided by the density of water) by the waterline length multiplied by the area of the maximum transverse section. This coefficient describes the effectiveness of a sailboat for a certain speed range: lower is the coefficient (<0.45), more effective the yacht is below its hull speed; higher the coefficient is, more the boat is suitable for planning speed. |
0.58 |

Righting moment @ 1°iThe righting moment is a moment (torque) that tends to restore a boat to its previous position after a rotational displacement. Its value corresponds to the torque needed to heel the boat for this angle.Higher the righting moment is for an angle, greater is the stability at this angle. |
1049 lbs.ft |

Righting moment @ 30°iThe righting moment is a moment (torque) that tends to restore a boat to its previous position after a rotational displacement. Its value corresponds to the torque needed to heel the boat for this angle.Higher the righting moment is for an angle, greater is the stability at this angle. |
28469 lbs.ft |

Maximum righting momentiThe righting moment is a moment (torque) that tends to restore a boat to its previous position after a rotational displacement. Its value corresponds to the torque needed to heel the boat for this angle.Higher the righting moment is for an angle, greater is the stability at this angle. |
39152 lbs.ft @ 54.16 ° |

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. |
7.77 knots |

First 41S5's Auxiliary engine | |
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Engine(s) | 1 |

Engine type | Inboard engine |

Engine (min/max) | 50 HP |

Fuel type | Diesel |

Fuel tank capacity | 31.7 gal |

First 41S5's Accommodation | |
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Cabin(s) (min/max) | 2 / 3 |

Berth(s) (min/max) | 6 / 8 |

Head(s) | 1 |

Fresh water tank capacity | 158.5 gal |

Fridge/ice-box capacity | 30.4 gal |

Head headroom | 6’ 2” |

First 41S5's Saloon | |
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Maximum headroom | 6’ 5” |

First 41S5's Fore cabin | |
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Maximum headroom | 6’ 1” |

Berth length | 7’ 6” |

Berth width | 5’ 7” |

First 41S5's Aft cabin | |
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Maximum headroom | 6’ 2” |

Berth length | 6’ 2” |

Berth width | 5’ 7” |