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First 44.7 deep draft

The First 44.7, here in "deep draft" version, is a 43’10” monohull sailboat designed by Bruce Farr. She was built by Bénéteau (France) and made of monolithic fiberglass / polyester. This sailboat was produced between 2004 and 2007.

The First 44.7 belongs to the First range. The First 44.7 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Standard.

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First 44.7's   Main Features
Model First 44.7
Version Deep draft
Type of hull Monohull
Category Cruiser-racer sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Bruce Farr
Range First
Construction Hull:
monolithic fiberglass / polyester
Deck:
sandwich balsa / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 2004
Last built hull 2007
Appendages Keel :
Fin without bulb
Helm 1 wheel
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Closed aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC certification A
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) About
208 000
(2004)
First 44.7's   Main dimensions
Length overall 44’ 11”
Hull length 43’ 10”
Waterline length 37’ 8”
Beam (width) 13’
Draft 8’ 6”
Mast height from DWL 67’ 11”
Light displacement 21572 lbs
Ballast weight 7518 lbs
Ballast type Lead
French customs tonnage 20.33 Tx
First 44.7's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 1376 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 2018 sq.ft
Mainsail area 694 sq.ft
Genoa area 681 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 1324 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi 7/8
Rotating spars No
Mast position Keel stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum (carbon fiber as an option)
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) 57’ 5”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 15’ 10”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 56’ 8”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 20’ 5”
First 44.7'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.
27.94
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.
40.99
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.
182
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.
35 %
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.
8.23 knots
First 44.7's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 55 HP / 60 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 52.8 gal
First 44.7's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 3 / 4
Berth(s) (min/max) 6 / 10
Head(s) 2
Fresh water tank capacity 105.7 gal
Water heater capacity 11.1 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 29.1 gal
Chart table 2’ 7” x 2’
Maximum headroom 6’ 7”
Galley headroom 6’ 5”
Head headroom 6’ 1”
First 44.7's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 6’ 10”
Saloon table length 4’ 5”
Saloon table width 2’ 10”
Berth length 7’ 6”
First 44.7's   Fore cabin
Maximum headroom 6’ 7”
Berth length 6’ 8”
Berth width 4’ 7”
First 44.7's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 6’ 5”
Berth length 6’ 7”
Berth width 4’ 5”

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