The **First 32S5** is a 31’10” (9.68m) cruiser-racer sailboat designed by *Berret Racoupeau Yachts Design* (France). She was built between 1989 and 1993 by *Bénéteau* (France) with 280 hulls completed. The *Wing keel* version is offered with a short keel fitted with large winglets. This configuration provides an interesting draft / low center of gravity / upwind performance trade-off.

The**First 32S5** is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in Lead keel and Fin keel version (see all the versions compared).

The

- Model
- First 32S5
- Version
- Wing keel
- Hull type
- Monohull
- Category
- Cruiser-racer sailboat
- Sailboat builder
- Sailboat designer
- Sailboat range
- Country
- France
- Construction
- GRP (glass reinforced polyester):

- Hull: Single skin fiberglass polyester

- Deck: Sandwich honeycomb fiberglass polyester - Number of hulls built
- 280
- First built hull
- 1989
- Last built hull
- 1993
- Appendages
- Keel : wing keel
- Helm
- Single tiller (helm wheel in option)
- Rudder
- Single spade rudder
- Unsinkable
- No
- Trailerable
- No
- Former French navigation category
- 2
- Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
- N/A €

- Overall length
- 32’ 6”9.9 m
- Hull length
- 31’ 10”9.68 m
- Waterline length
- 27’ 11”8.49 m
- Beam (width)
- 10’ 10”3.3 m
- Waterline beam (width)
- 8’ 6”2.6 m
- Draft
- 4’ 5”1.35 m
- Mast height from D
_{WL} - 48’ 11”14.9 m
- Fore freeboard
- 3’ 8”1.13 m
- Mid-ship freeboard
- 3’ 1”0.96 m
- Light displacement (M
_{LC}) - 9259 lb4200 kg
- Maximum displacement (M
_{LDC}) - 11244 lb5100 kg
- Ballast weight
- 2976 lb1350 kg
- Ballast type
- Cast iron
- French customs tonnage
- 8.65 Tx

- Upwind sail area
- 602 ft²55.9 m²
- Downwind sail area
- 936 ft²87 m²
- Mainsail area
- 301 ft²28 m²
- Genoa area
- 300 ft²27.9 m²
- Symmetric spinnaker area
- 635 ft²59 m²
- I
*iFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay top attachment)* - 38’ 8”11.8 m
- J
*iFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)* - 10’ 4”3.15 m
- P
*iMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)* - 38’ 11”11.85 m
- E
*iMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)* - 13’ 10”4.2 m
- Rigging type
- Sloop Marconi 7/8
- Mast configuration
- Deck stepped mast
- Rotating spars
- No
- Number of levels of spreaders
- 2
- Spreaders angle
- Swept-back
- Spars construction
- Aluminum spars

- 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.* - 18.5
- 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. - 231 ft²/T21.47 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. - 360 ft²/T33.42 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. - 194
- 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. - 32 %
- Wetted area
- 229 ft²21.3 m²
- Prismatic coefficient
*iThe 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. - 0.54
- 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. - 546 lb.ft76 kg.m
- Righting moment @ 30°
*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. - 11848 lb.ft1638 kg.m
- Maximum righting moment
*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. - 16130 lb.ft2230 kg.m @ 50.00 °
- Maximum transverse section
- 13 ft²1.25 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. - 7.07 knots

- Engine(s)
- 1 inboard engine
- Engine(s) power
- 28 HP
- Fuel type
- Diesel
- Fuel tank capacity
- 17.2 gal65 liters

- Cockpit
- Closed aft cockpit
- Cabin(s)
- 2
- Berth(s)
- 6
- Head(s)
- 1
- Freshwater tank capacity
- 39.6 gal150 liters
- Fridge/ice-box capacity
- 19.8 gal75 liters
- Maximum headroom
- 6’ 4”1.93 m
- Galley headroom
- 6’ 1”1.86 m
- Head headroom
- 5’ 11”1.79 m

- Maximum headroom
- 6’ 1”1.86 m
- Saloon table length
- 3’ 8”1.12 m
- Saloon table width
- 2’ 11”0.88 m
- Berth length
- 6’ 2”1.9 m
- Berth width (head/feet)
- 2’0.6 m / 2’0.6 m

- Maximum headroom
- 5’ 10”1.77 m
- Berth length
- 6’ 7”2 m
- Berth width (head/feet)
- 5’ 2”1.6 m / 1’0.3 m

- Maximum headroom
- 5’ 11”1.8 m
- Berth length
- 6’ 7”2 m
- Berth width (head/feet)
- 5’ 5”1.65 m / 4’ 7”1.4 m

Sailboats

First built hull

Hull length

1987

30’ 4”9.25 m

1989

31’ 10”9.68 m

1980

31’ 6”9.6 m

1971

30’9.14 m

1992

34’ 7”10.55 m

1988

34’ 10”10.6 m

1987

27’ 2”8.3 m

1980

31’ 6”9.6 m

1984

30’ 8”9.35 m

1996

32’ 2”9.8 m

1984

32’ 6”9.9 m

1981

30’ 4”9.25 m

1990

30’9.14 m

1995

34’ 5”10.49 m

1997

31’ 2”9.5 m