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FIRST 285 KEEL AND CENTERBOARD

First 285 Keel and centerboard is a Cruiser-racer sailboat built by Bénéteau and designed by Finot Conq Architectes. Her first hull was built in 1987 with an overall lengh of 8.77 m or 28.10 ft long and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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FIRST 285 KEEL AND CENTERBOARD Sailboat Specifications​

Features

Overall Length (LOA) m / ft8.77 m / 28.10 ft
Builder(s)Beneteau
Designer(s)Finot Conq Architectes
BrandBeneteau
SeriesFirst
VersionKeel and centerboard
categoryCruiser-racer sailboat
CountryFrance
Hull TypeMonohull
Number of Hulls Built451
First Hull Built1987
Last Hull Built1992
AppendagesCenterboard pivoting centerboard in the keel
HelmSingle tiller
RudderTwin spade rudders
CockpitClosed aft cockpit
Ballast TypeCast iron exterior ballast with steel centerboard
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi 9/10
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Number of Cabin(s)2
Number of Berth(s)6
Number of Head(s)1
UnsinkableNo
TrailerableNo
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal100 L / 26.4 gal
Ballast Ratio0.33

Dimensions

Overall Length (LOA) 8.77 m / 28.10 ft
Hull Length8.3 m / 27.2 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)7.4 m / 24.4 ft
Beam (width)2.99 m / 9.10 ft
Maximum Transverse Section0.77 m² / 8 ft²
Draft0.66 m / 2.2 ft
Wetted Area16.43 m² / 177 ft²
Light Displacement (MLC) 2450 kg / 5401 lb
Ballast Weight800 kg / 1764 lb

Performance

Critical Hull Speed6.60 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)171
Ballast Ratio0.33
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement23.26 m²/T / 250 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement43.19 m²/T / 465 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL12.16 m / 39.11 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders1
Spreaders Angle5 °
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire continuous
Upwind Sail Area42.28 m² / 455 ft²
Downwind Sail Area78.5 m² / 845 ft²
Mainsail Area18.5 m² / 199 ft²
Genoa Area23.78 m² / 256 ft²
I32.6 ft * 9.91 m
J10.4 ft * 3.14 m
P31.2 ft * 9.52 m
E11.1 ft * 3.38 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity27 L / 7.1 gal

Below Deck

Head(s)1
Maximum Headroom6.4 ft * 1.91 m
Head Headroom5.8 ft * 1.75 m
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