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First 50 Standard is a Cruiser-racer sailboat built by Bénéteau and designed by Philippe Briand. Her first hull was built in 2006 with an overall lengh of 14.99 m or 49.2 ft long and a Keel stepped mast mast configuration.

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FIRST 50 STANDARD Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft14.99 m / 49.2 ft
Designer(s)Philippe Briand
categoryCruiser-racer sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
First Hull Built2006
Last Hull BuiltDiscontinued
AppendagesKeel T-shaped keel (with bulb)
HelmTwin helm wheels
RudderSingle spade rudder
CockpitClosing aft cockpit with opening system
Ballast TypeCast iron
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi 9/10
Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Number of Cabin(s)3
Number of Head(s)2
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal568 L / 150 gal
Ballast Ratio0.35


Overall Length (LOA) 14.99 m / 49.2 ft
Hull Length13.25 m / 43.6 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)13.25 m / 43.6 ft
Beam (width)4.41 m / 14.6 ft
Draft2.4 m / 7.11 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 13585 kg / 29950 lb
Ballast Weight4770 kg / 10516 lb


Critical Hull Speed8.83 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)165
Ballast Ratio0.35
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement24.36 m²/T / 262 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement40.15 m²/T / 432 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL22.35 m / 73.4 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders3
Spreaders AngleSwept-back
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing RiggingSingle-strand (ROD) discontinuous
Upwind Sail Area138.7 m² / 1493 ft²
Downwind Sail Area228.6 m² / 2461 ft²
Mainsail Area68.6 m² / 738 ft²
Genoa Area70.1 m² / 755 ft²
I62.5 ft * 19.03 m
J17.7 ft * 5.36 m
P60.8 ft * 18.5 m
E21.4 ft * 6.5 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Engine(s) Power75 HP
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity237 L / 62.6 gal

Below Deck

Fridge Capacity160 L / 42.3 gal
Maximum Headroom6.7 ft * 2.01 m
Head Headroom6.5 ft * 1.96 m