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Looking at a Beneteau First32

Anybody know anything about First 32's??
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Re: Looking at a Beneteau First32

Pete.. these are good looking boats that probably perform pretty well. However from that size down to the 29/30 foot range it's as if Beneteau 'crammed' a 35 foot interior into the smaller space. This looks good on paper but leaves you with rather cramped berths, esp the V berth that gets pushed forward into the point of the bow. The aft cabins are equally tight. For tall or large people I think this would be a perpetual nuisance.

But they have decent cockpits, nice rigs and sail pretty well. Good 'row away' factor too.

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Re: Looking at a Beneteau First32

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Yeah, thanks for that. Too bad they didn't eliminate the nav station and use that space for reaxing the crammed interior.

Do you think a Volvo MD7B is an anchor or will it actually propel the boat? And for how long?

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Re: Looking at a Beneteau First32

I looked at one when I was searching. If memory serves me, the headroom was less than what I was expecting and as stated above, a cramped feeling down below.

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