Beneteau First 40 Charter

Two professionally maintained acing yachts from the latest First series.

Beneteau First 40 for Charter, “Skylander” and “Optimus Prime”, T-keel, 2.5m draft.

Charter our fantastic First 40s for any Solent and Caribbean races. We have two matched yachts available. Multiple winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart since 2009, present on the podiums of the most important races, the First 40 has a unique international record of achievements, with results that are as good in IRC as they are in ORC.

These are comfortable and fast yachts to race, an ideal racer-cruiser. Huge open cockpit and large sail area make for exhilarating racing and performance. Charter a First 40 and you will never look at another boat 🙂

Both “Skylander” and “Optimus Primer” have excellent Quantum sails from 2018 and is well rated under IRC – 1.079/1.088


Vital stats for our First 40 charter, “Skylander” and “Optimus Prime”

Cabins 3 (3 + saloon) Heads 1
Max. crew 10 (offshore), 12 inshore.
8-10 bunks
LW 12.24m
LOA 12.58m Beam 3.89m
Draft 2.50m Disp. 7900kg
Engine Yanmar 40HP Water 200L
Fuel 150L Main 46 sq m
Jib/Kite. 52/128 Build Beneteau Yachts

Available for

  • Fastnet
  • RORC Series
  • Round the Island
  • Cowes week
  • Taittinger Regatta
  • Rolex Middle Sea Race
  • Heineken Week
  • Antigua Sailing Week
  • RORC Caribbean 600
  • BVI Race Week
  • Any other Caribbean, UK or Med Charter on request.

Why charter a First 40

Because she is very easy to handle, forgives helming imperfections and goes really fast! Rating is very good too, so if you are chartering a First 40 you can be sure of a good performance.

Racing sails

We spend a lot of money on getting top performance out of our Skylander, so you can be sure of a clean bottom before each race and a fantastic set of racing sails


Plenty of space

Plenty of space for everyone onboard, 8 comfortable bunks in 3 cabins plus saloon. Charter a First 40 and you have chartered a palace, as far as racing yachts go!


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