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First 44

Exclusive Special available on a new First 44 available NOW!

$1,090,000 NZD delivered, taxes paid, fully spec'd - Save $105K off the current RRP!
€459,000 EURO European ex-factory pickup, fully spec'd.

Check out the First 44 Cruiser Special page for more information. 


The First 44 is a remarkable yacht that offers two main set-ups: cruising and performance-oriented. It boasts top-quality equipment and fittings, and multiple rig options that make it an excellent choice for sailing enthusiasts. Its powerful and well-balanced hull shape, combined with its generous sail plan, delivers an exciting and satisfying sailing experience. With 3 cabins, 2 heads, and a full galley, this cruiser-racer is fast and fun to sail and also perfect for cruising. The F44 is the link between the First 36 and First Yacht 53 in Beneteau's latest line of cruiser racers.


Key Features:

  • Performance version option
  • Generous Sail Plan
  • Racing or cruising deckplan
  • Aluminium or Carbon mast option (+1.8m racing rig)
  • Streamlined interior layout
  • Shoal, Standard, or Racing draft options
  • Hydraulic adjustable backstay


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With sleek lines and impressive design, this new build is sure to turn heads on the water. Featuring a spacious cockpit and comfortable interior, you'll enjoy the ultimate in comfort and relaxation while sailing. With multiple cabins and bathrooms, everyone will have their own private space to unwind in. Plus, with innovative technology and high-quality materials, this yacht is built to perform and impress. Experience the thrill of sailing on the Beneteau First 44 today.

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This boat was built with fully crewed regattas in mind, and its deck ergonomics have been studied and developed to help you achieve your best results. With equipment and systems that are geared towards racing, you'll find everything you need to stay ahead of the competition. One standout feature is the foam non-skid surfaces that replace the teak on the cockpit sole, which provides extra grip and stability even when the boat is heeling over. Additionally, the six well-placed winches and conventional mainsail traveller make it easy to adjust your sails and maintain control even in the most challenging conditions

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Experience the ultimate in comfort, relaxation, and thrill with the Beneteau First 44 fast cruiser boat. With its well-designed and spacious cockpit, easy access to large clear gangways, four winches, a fixed centreline block for the mainsheet, and a mast that is set further aft to maximize the potential of her modern sail plan, this yacht ensures that you sail with ease and confidence. The slender mainsail and generously sized foresails make for an exhilarating sailing experience.

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A sleek and stylish addition to the collection. Featuring a variety of interior upholstery options and innovative lighting to compliment the Apli Teak you'll have plenty of choices to make it your own. Plus, with built-in ventilation and a spacious L-shaped galley, entertaining has never been easier. And with 3 cabin, 2 bathroom layout, everyone will have their own private space to relax and refresh. Experience the ultimate in comfort and style with our new product.

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"This is a desirable yacht with potential to bring owners, their families and friends a lot of pleasure. There’s enough space and comfort for very civilised fast cruising, plus scope to race, with enough room to take a full team offshore. In light airs the combination of hull shape and powerful rig enable more passages to be completed predominantly under sail." Yachting World Review

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The First 44 secured its position as a frontrunner in the sailing world when it clinched the esteemed title of the "Performance Yacht Of the Year" category at the 2023 British Yachting Awards. The accolade, presented by prestigious Sailing Today with Yacht and Yachting Magazine, placed the Beneteau First 44 in the top spot, surpassing competitors like the Arcona 50, RM1380, Shogun 43, Italia 12.98.


  • Naval architect: Roberto Biscontini
  • Interior design: Lorenzo Argento
  • Length Over All: 14.15 /14.65
  • Hull Length: 13.15
  • Hull Beam: 4.25m
  • Light Displacement: 9,00kg/ 10,300kg
  • Fuel tank capacity: 220L
  • Fresh water capacity: 330L
  • Max Engine Power (Hp): 57hp
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