Beneteau First 36

*Available to order*

Whether racing or cruising, the First 36 offers comfort, performance, utility, elegance, build quality and reasonable price.

NAVAL ARCHITECT : Samuel Manuard

Design : Lorenzo Argento

Structural engineering : Pure Design & Engineering

Innovation and research : Gigodesign

Why First 36?

Perfectly optimised for short-handed sailing, the First 36 is a high performance boat thanks to its very high sail area/displacement coefficient and its balanced nautical design.

A standard aluminium mast, a cast iron keel and a 2.25m draught have been chosen to offer the best compromise between performance and ease of use.

In this configuration, the wide and modern cockpit offers the possibility to sail efficiently either for short-handed or fully-crewed sailing.
A higher than average steering wheel position leaves to the helmsman to move forward to the mainsail winch when sailing shorthanded.
The mainsail trimmers work efficiently thanks to the position of the winches.

In cruising mode, the additional lockers and their cushions offer increased seating capacity and comfort.
In the cockpit, 6 guests can sit around the table.
The ultra-light bathing platform extends the living space without compromising the boat’s performance.


Going against the trend, the 36 features a full-sized navigation table. While vital to navigation, it is also a suitable home office. Two portlights in every cabin allow air flow and natural light, while sectional indirect lighting with a red racing option illuminates the boat at night. Three cabins with easily accessible full-sized double berths and innovative heads round up the features of this bright and spacious interior.

The wide hull of the BENETEAU First 36 offers a spacious interior comparable to much larger predecessors. The new First 36 has about the same living volume as the legendary First 40.7.

Simple, comfortable and versatile, the First 36 interior was developed around three-cabin cruising functionality. Its most notable feature is the large central fridge (with a removable cutting board), making this sailboat’s galley the largest of her class. A corridor created together with the foldable and removable table helps sailors move around the saloon safely and offers stacking possibilities.

Contact Us About This Boat


  • Hull Length : 11.00 m
  • Hull Beam : 3.80 m
  • Light displacement : 4800 KG / 10580 lbs
  • Draft standard keel 2,25 m / 7′ 4,6”
  • Ballast 1550 kg / 34210 lbs
  • Upwind sail area 80 m² / 860 sq. ft
  • Downwind sail area 180 m² / 1930 sq. fr