The **First 44.7** is a 43’10” (13.35m) cruiser-racer sailboat designed by *Farr Yacht Design* (United States). She was built between 2004 and 2007 by *Bénéteau* (France).

The**First 44.7** is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in Deep draft version (see all the versions compared).

The

- Model
- First 44.7
- Version
- Standard
- 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 balsa fiberglass polyester - First built hull
- 2004
- Last built hull
- 2007
- Appendages
- Keel : L-shaped keel (with bulb)
- Helm
- Single helm wheel
- Rudder
- Single spade rudder
- Unsinkable
- No
- Trailerable
- No
- EC design category
*iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)*

A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m

B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m

C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m

D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m - A
- Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
- About208 000 €(2004)

- Overall length
- 44’ 11”13.68 m
- Hull length
- 43’ 10”13.35 m
- Waterline length
- 37’ 8”11.5 m
- Beam (width)
- 13’3.97 m
- Draft
- 6’ 11”2.1 m
- Mast height from D
_{WL} - 67’ 11”20.7 m
- Light displacement (M
_{LC}) - 22068 lb10010 kg
- Ballast weight
- 8049 lb3651 kg
- Ballast type
- Lead
- French customs tonnage
- 20.33 Tx

- Upwind sail area
- 1376 ft²127.8 m²
- Downwind sail area
- 2018 ft²187.5 m²
- Mainsail area
- 694 ft²64.5 m²
- Genoa area
- 681 ft²63.3 m²
- Symmetric spinnaker area
- 1324 ft²123 m²
- I
*iFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay top attachment)* - 57’ 5”17.5 m
- J
*iFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)* - 15’ 10”4.81 m
- P
*iMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)* - 56’ 8”17.27 m
- E
*iMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)* - 20’ 5”6.23 m
- Rigging type
- Sloop Marconi 7/8
- Mast configuration
- Keel stepped mast
- Rotating spars
- No
- Number of levels of spreaders
- 2
- Spreaders angle
- Swept-back
- Spars construction
- Aluminum spars (carbon fiber spars as an option)
- Standing rigging
- 1x19 strand wire discontinuous

- 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. - 296 ft²/T27.52 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. - 435 ft²/T40.37 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. - 186
- 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. - 36 %
- 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. - 8.23 knots

- Engine(s)
- 1 inboard engine
- Engine(s) power (min./max.)
- 55 HP / 60 HP
- Fuel type
- Diesel
- Fuel tank capacity
- 52.8 gal200 liters

- Cockpit
- Closed aft cockpit
- Cabin(s) (min./max.)
- 3 / 4
- Berth(s) (min./max.)
- 6 / 10
- Head(s)
- 2
- Freshwater tank capacity
- 105.7 gal400 liters
- Fridge/ice-box capacity
- 29.1 gal110 liters
- Boiler capacity
- 11.1 gal42 liters
- Maximum headroom
- 6’ 7”2.01 m
- Galley headroom
- 6’ 5”1.96 m
- Head headroom
- 6’ 1”1.87 m

- Maximum headroom
- 6’ 10”2.07 m
- Saloon table length
- 4’ 5”1.34 m
- Saloon table width
- 2’ 10”0.85 m
- Berth length
- 7’ 6”2.3 m
- Chart table
- 2’ 7”0.8 m x 2’0.6 m

- Maximum headroom
- 6’ 7”2.01 m
- Berth length
- 6’ 8”2.05 m
- Berth width
- 4’ 7”1.4 m

- Maximum headroom
- 6’ 5”1.95 m
- Berth length
- 6’ 7”2 m
- Berth width
- 4’ 5”1.35 m

Sailboats

First built hull

Hull length

2008

40’ 2”12.24 m

2006

42’ 6”12.95 m

2004

43’ 10”13.35 m

2004

44’ 6”13.55 m

2007

44’ 11”13.68 m

1990

45’ 7”13.9 m

1999

47’ 7”14.5 m

2006

43’ 6”13.25 m

2003

42’ 5”12.93 m

1998

42’ 7”12.98 m

2017

40’12.2 m

1994

41’ 8”12.7 m

2008

43’ 1”13.15 m

1997

39’ 1”11.92 m

1996

40’ 10”12.45 m