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FIRST 25 SWING KEEL

First 25 Swing keel is a Cruiser-racer sailboat built by Bénéteau and designed by Groupe Finot. Her first hull was built in 1979 with an overall lengh of 8.56 m or 28.1 ft long and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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FIRST 25 SWING KEEL Sailboat Specifications​

Features

Overall Length (LOA) m / ft8.56 m / 28.1 ft
Builder(s)Beneteau
Designer(s)Groupe Finot
BrandBeneteau
SeriesFirst
VersionSwing keel
categoryCruiser-racer sailboat
CountryFrance
Hull TypeMonohull
Number of Hulls Built1115
First Hull Built1979
Last Hull Built1984
AppendagesLifting keel swing keel
HelmSingle tiller
RudderSingle transom hung rudder
CockpitClosed aft cockpit
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi masthead
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Number of Cabin(s)1
Number of Head(s)1
UnsinkableNo
TrailerableNo
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal90 L / 23.8 gal
Ballast Ratio0.39

Dimensions

Overall Length (LOA) 8.56 m / 28.1 ft
Hull Length7.55 m / 24.10 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)6.5 m / 21.4 ft
Beam (width)2.8 m / 9.2 ft
Draft1.7 m / 5.7 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 1800 kg / 3968 lb
Ballast Weight700 kg / 1543 lb

Performance

Critical Hull Speed6.19 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)186
Ballast Ratio0.39
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement24.33 m²/T / 262 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement42.1 m²/T / 453 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders1
Spreaders AngleSwept-back
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire continuous
Upwind Sail Area36 m² / 388 ft²
Downwind Sail Area62.3 m² / 671 ft²
Mainsail Area12.3 m² / 132 ft²
Genoa Area23.7 m² / 255 ft²

Engine Room

Engine(s)Outboard or inboard engine
Engine(s) Power9 HP
Fuel typeDiesel for inboard engine gas for outboard
Fuel Tank Capacity25 L / 6.6 gal

Below Deck

Head(s)1
Maximum Headroom5.10 ft * 1.76 m
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