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Figaro 3 is a Single handed racing sailboat built by Bénéteau and designed by VPLP Design. Her first hull was built in 2017 with an overall lengh of 10.85 m or 35.7 ft long and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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FIGARO 3 Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft10.85 m / 35.7 ft
Designer(s)VPLP Design
categorySingle handed racing sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
First Hull Built2017
Last Hull BuiltStill in production
AppendagesKeel and foils L-shaped keel (with bulb) and 2 Chistera foils
HelmSingle tiller
RudderTwin spade rudders
CockpitOpen aft cockpit
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi 9/10
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Ballast Ratio0.38


Overall Length (LOA) 10.85 m / 35.7 ft
Hull Length9.75 m / 32 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)9 m / 29.6 ft
Beam (width)3.47 m / 11.5 ft
Waterline Beam Width2.5 m / 8.2 ft
Draft2.5 m / 8.2 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 2900 kg / 6393 lb
Ballast Weight1100 kg / 2425 lb


Critical Hull Speed7.28 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)113
Ballast Ratio0.38
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement34.42 m²/T / 370 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement71.06 m²/T / 765 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders2
Spreaders AngleSwept-back
Spars ConstructionCarbon fiber mast and aluminum boom
Upwind Sail Area70 m² / 753 ft²
Downwind Sail Area144.5 m² / 1555 ft²
Mainsail Area39.5 m² / 425 ft²

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine