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First 51 Wing keel is a Offshore cruiser-racer sailboat built by Bénéteau and designed by Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering. Her first hull was built in 1986 with an overall lengh of 15.63 m or 51.4 ft long and a Keel stepped mast mast configuration.

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FIRST 51 WING KEEL Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft15.63 m / 51.4 ft
Designer(s)Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering
VersionWing keel
categoryOffshore cruiser-racer sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
First Hull Built1986
Last Hull BuiltDiscontinued
AppendagesKeel wing keel
HelmTwin helm wheels
RudderSingle spade rudder
CockpitClosed aft cockpit
Ballast TypeCast iron
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi masthead
Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal280 L / 74 gal
Ballast Ratio0.46


Overall Length (LOA) 15.63 m / 51.4 ft
Hull Length15.23 m / 50 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)13.15 m / 43.1 ft
Beam (width)4.55 m / 14.11 ft
Waterline Beam Width3.7 m / 12.1 ft
Draft1.81 m / 5.11 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 14000 kg / 30865 lb
Ballast Weight6450 kg / 14220 lb


Critical Hull Speed8.80 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)174
Ballast Ratio0.46
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement24.59 m²/T / 265 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement43.49 m²/T / 468 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL22.5 m / 73.10 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders3
Spreaders Angle0 °
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing RiggingSingle-strand (ROD)
Upwind Sail Area142.84 m² / 1538 ft²
Downwind Sail Area252.6 m² / 2719 ft²
Mainsail Area52.6 m² / 566 ft²
Genoa Area90.24 m² / 971 ft²
I64 ft * 19.5 m
J20 ft * 6.1 m
P56.5 ft * 17.2 m
E18.5 ft * 5.6 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Engine(s) Power80 HP
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity700 L / 184.9 gal

Below Deck

Maximum Headroom6.5 ft * 1.95 m
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