Beneteau First 40

The Beneteau First 40 is based on the design of the popular Beneteau 40.7 but with increased focus on style, performance and comfort. The result is a thoroughbred amongst racer/cruisers.

The interior layout is modern and comfortable and yet the First 40 has achieved a number of highly impressive racing results, demonstrating a winning combination of style and performance.


Britannia is proud to offer the only fleet of true racing-spec Beneteau First 40 yachts for charter in both the UK and Caribbean.  With a perfectly balanced keel and rig, even a crew of novice sailors can achieve competitive race results. Responsive and fast, this boat type is perfect for team building days, racing in sailing events such industry regattas and open race events such as Cowes Week.

For more adventurous racers, consider a skippered or bareboat race charter (subject to experience) for RORC Races, the Rolex Fastnet Race, Round Ireland or one of the many Caribbean regattas.


As well as superb sailing experience, these yachts are ideal for corporate hospitality – with an uncluttered deck layout, spacious cockpit and plenty of room for crew to move about both above and below decks.  

The First 40 offers racing places for 10 guests in addition to the 2 professional crew, and provides sleeping space for up to 8 (additional shoreside accommodation may be required for overnight events).


The Beneteau First 40 has proven itself worldwide in a number of inshore and offshore events and to date is the most popular 40ft racer cruiser available for charter

The Beneteau First 40 is available to charter for industry regattas, race events and your own private sailing days.

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Britannia offer a fleet of 12 premium racing-spec Beneteau First 40 yachts.  

Only Britannia offers genuine racing specification Beneteau First 40 CR yachts with full size rig and deep keel options. Accept no imitations. 

Close and competitive First 40 racing

Prue NashSailing Co-ordinator

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Postal Address

Unit A Waterside
Port Hamble Marina, Hamble 
Hampshire SO31 4PL 
United Kingdom

Phone Number

+44 (0)2380 458900

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