Beneteau First 36 - Horizon Yacht Sales

With the Beneteau First 36, you can experience the thrill of high-performance sailing on family holidays.

Beneteau First 36

With the Beneteau First 36, you can now experience the thrill of high-performance sailing – not only on the race course but also on family holidays or day-sailing trips.
We have made this possible through the carefully placed high-tech and meticulously designed deck and interior ergonomics, which bring the most important features of Grand Prix racing boats into the hands of a club racer or active cruiser.
First 36 is the first mainstream racer/cruiser where onboard comfort doesn’t affect the experience of high-performance sailing.


A whole new sailing experience opens up when you can achieve double-digit boat speeds easily and in complete control.

The main components of making this possible are the lightweight and world-class nautical design of Sam Manuard. An ergonomic and extremely precise steering system is also vital. With race-grade rudder blades, the steering wheels remain light and direct even when planing downwind or at higher heeling angles.

To stay true to its 40 years of Beneteau heritage, a First needs to excel in fully-crewed club racing, relaxed family cruising as well as shorthanded sailing. Cockpit ergonomics was one of the main focuses of the design process. The higher wheel position gives the helmsman direct access to the mainsail winch, an important detail for shorthanded sailing.


Beneteau First 36 LIVING ONBOARD

The First 36 features a traditional three-cabin layout. To maximize living space in the saloon, the bathroom footprint is minimized, using an innovative foldable sink. The extra space makes room for a navigation table/onboard office.

Another innovation standing out in the saloon is the standalone fridge island. A removable cutting board can significantly extend the working surface of the standard L-shape galley and make it the largest kitchen area in the class.

High-quality wooden details, in combination with minimalistic GRP, provide a modern, elegant living space below the deck.



The mobile application, Seanapps, and its onboard unit let you view the status of the boat’s various systems (battery charge, fuel or water tank levels, maintenance scheduling) via your smartphone, as well as plan your route or review your sailing status using your mobile phone.


If you would like to buy a Beneteau First 36 for private use, or for placing in our highly regarded charter fleet in the Caribbean, or would simply like to learn more about other yachts email Robin Hodges at Full contact details for our team can be found here.

Beneteau First 36 Specifications
Design Year
Hull type
Length (LOA)
10.97 m / 36 ft
Beam (width)
3.8 m / 12 ft 6 in
4,800 kg / 10,582 lbs
Draft (depth)
2.25 m / 7 ft 5 in
No. of engines
Interior layout options
3 Cabins / 1 Head
Max people
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