The **First 30** is a 28’11” (8.8m) cruiser-racer sailboat designed by *Bureau Mauric* (France). She was built between 1977 and 1981 by *Bénéteau* (France) with 969 hulls completed. The *Fin keel* version adopts a classical fin configuration, the easiest option to provide a low center of gravity.

The**First 30** has also been marketed as Bénéteau R/C 30.

The

- Model
- First 30
- Version
- Fin keel
- Hull type
- Monohull
- Category
- Cruiser-racer sailboat
- Sailboat builder
- Sailboat designer
- Sailboat range
- Sailboat collection
- Country
- France
- Construction
- GRP (glass reinforced polyester):

Single skin fiberglass polyester - Number of hulls built
- 969
- First built hull
- 1977
- Last built hull
- 1981
- Appendages
- Keel : fin without bulb
- Helm
- Single tiller
- Rudder
- Single semi-spade rudder
- Unsinkable
- No
- Trailerable
- No
- Former French navigation category
- 2
- Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
- N/A €

- Overall length
- 29’ 5”8.95 m
- Hull length
- 28’ 11”8.8 m
- Waterline length
- 25’ 5”7.75 m
- Beam (width)
- 9’ 5”2.86 m
- Waterline beam (width)
- 7’ 11”2.41 m
- Draft
- 5’ 8”1.73 m
- Mast height from D
_{WL} - 39’ 10”12.12 m
- Fore freeboard
- 3’ 1”0.95 m
- Mid-ship freeboard
- 3’ 1”0.95 m
- Light displacement (M
_{LC}) - 7826 lb3550 kg
- Maximum displacement (M
_{LDC}) - 8995 lb4080 kg
- Ballast weight
- 3748 lb1700 kg
- Ballast type
- Cast iron
- French customs tonnage
- 7.10 Tx

- Upwind sail area
- 524 ft²48.65 m²
- Downwind sail area
- 922 ft²85.65 m²
- Mainsail area
- 168 ft²15.65 m²
- Genoa area
- 355 ft²33 m²
- Jib area
- 274 ft²25.5 m²
- Symmetric spinnaker area
- 753 ft²70 m²
- I
*iFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay top attachment)* - 36’ 8”11.2 m
- J
*iFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)* - 11’ 2”3.4 m
- P
*iMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)* - 32’9.75 m
- E
*iMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)* - 11’3.35 m
- Rigging type
- Sloop Marconi masthead
- Mast configuration
- Deck stepped mast
- Rotating spars
- No
- Number of levels of spreaders
- 1
- Spreaders angle
- 0 °
- Spars construction
- Aluminum spars
- Standing rigging
- 1x19 strand wire continuous

- HN (French rating)
*iHN or "Handicap Nationale" is an empirical rating system used in France allowing various monohulls, of different sizes and designs, to race each other fairly. It is particularly suitable for cruiser and cruiser-racer. Therefore, by comparing these values, we can have an indication of the relative speed of 2 boats.* - 14.5
- Upwind sail area to displacement
*iThe 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 25 it indicates a fast sailboat. - 225 ft²/T20.91 m²/T
- Downwind sail area to displacement
*iThe 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. - 396 ft²/T36.81 m²/T
- Displacement-length ratio (DLR)
*iThe Displacement Length Ratio (DLR) is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. The 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. - 216
- Ballast ratio
*iThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the mass of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shapes and the position of the center of gravity, only the boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shapes should be compared.*

The higher the ballast ratio is, the greater is the stability. - 48 %
- Wetted area
- 185 ft²17.2 m²
- Righting moment @ 1°
*iThe righting moment is a moment (torque) that tends to restore a boat to its previous position after heeling. 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. - 400 lb.ft55 kg.m
- Maximum transverse section
- 11 ft²1.02 m²
- Critical hull speed
*iAs 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. - 6.76 knots

- Engine(s)
- 1 inboard engine
- Engine(s) power
- 15 HP
- Fuel type
- Diesel
- Fuel tank capacity
- 7.9 gal30 liters

- Cockpit
- Closed aft cockpit
- Cabin(s)
- 1
- Berth(s)
- 7
- Head(s)
- 1
- Freshwater tank capacity
- 23.8 gal90 liters
- Maximum headroom
- 6’1.84 m
- Head headroom
- 5’ 5”1.64 m

- Maximum headroom
- 5’ 8”1.73 m
- Saloon table length
- 3’ 6”1.07 m
- Saloon table width
- 2’ 7”0.78 m
- Berth length
- 6’ 2”1.89 m
- Chart table
- 2’ 10”0.84 m x 1’ 10”0.55 m
- Berth width
- 2’0.61 m

- Maximum headroom
- 5’1.52 m
- Berth length
- 7’ 2”2.18 m
- Berth width
- 6’ 1”1.87 m

- Berth length
- 5’ 11”1.8 m
- Berth width
- 3’0.9 m

Sailboats

First built hull

Hull length

1981

30’ 4”9.25 m

1983

27’ 11”8.5 m

1980

28’ 2”8.6 m

1980

31’ 10”9.7 m

1977

28’ 11”8.8 m

1971

30’9.14 m

1978

26’ 1”7.95 m

1983

27’ 11”8.5 m

1981

30’ 4”9.25 m

1985

29’ 11”9.1 m

1984

30’ 8”9.35 m

1978

26’ 1”7.95 m

1979

24’ 10”7.55 m

1983

28’ 6”8.7 m

1981

30’ 4”9.25 m