2001 Beneteau First 47.7


Beneteau First 47.7The Bruce Farr-designed 47.7 is a dual-purpose racer-cruiser created without regard to handicap rules so the hull lines are both powerful and slippery. It has a fine entry and a comfortably wide transom making for a modern, performance-oriented boat.

The 48-footer follows in the footsteps of the highly successful First 40.7 and the interior styling of the 45f5 and has created a sleek and sophisticated racer with all of the comforts of a luxurious cruiser. The Farr designed hull and powerful rigging provide excellent winning performance.

On Deck

The deck plan indicates a boat with fairly full ends. The canoe body shows the typical IMS-style profile going flat through the midsections and kicking up at the ends. It has a large cockpit and wide decks ensuring both comfort and safety of the crew.

  • Aft deck swim platform
  • Dodger and bimini
  • Inflatable RIB w/outboard
  • Feathering Prop
  • Bow Thruster
  • Anchor Windlass
  • Cruising Spinnaker
  • Profurl in-boom furling mainsail
  • Roller furling Genoa headsail

Below Deck

Aegir Expeditions 2001 Beneteau 47.7Below deck, the interior layout has 3 private staterooms for up to 6 guests. The forward cabin has an ensuite head with the second one located aft. The salon area has a large elliptical dining area and the nav station. The galley is located alongside the starboard side of the companionway steps and is fully equipped with front load refrigerator, a freezer, 2-burner stove, double sink, and plenty of counter space.

  • Hot/Cold Water
  • Autopilot
  • Fully interfaced electronics, navigation, GPS, and chartplotter
  • Radar
  • Genset
  • Air Conditioning


Aegir Expeditions 2001 Beneteau 47.7This is a fun boat, although it’s neither an easy single-hander nor a ma-and-pa boat, because there’s a lot of sail to trim. But it’s light and responsive on the helm, with good visibility over the house and from the lee side. As the breeze builds, the 47.7 seems to heel easily until the lee rail nears the water, at which point it stiffens up and feels like it would take a gale to put it down another inch. Once settled comfortably into this groove, the 47.7 goes upwind like the proverbial scalded cat, knocking off eight knots in a 15 knot breeze. The 47.7 is broad-reaching, which is another strength, and the wide beam carries a big chute easily.


LOA 47'7"
LWL 41'4"
Beam 14'10"
Draft 7'6"

Displacement 25,353 lbs
Ballast 8,449 lbs.

Sail Area 1,019 sq. ft.
SA/D 19.23
D/L 161
L/B 3.21

Auxiliary Yanmar 75hp

Fuel 66 gals.
Water 185 gals.
Holding 2 - 22 gals.

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