Boat Reviews

Beneteau First 42s7

A recent addition to the First Series, the 42s7 is a handsome, production racer/cruiser design from Bruce Farr.

Bruce Farr, perhaps the most prominent designer of racing yachts in the world today, has designed the most recent additions to the First line. Russell Bowler of the Farr office in Annapolis, told us that the the challenge in designing the 42s7 was to ameliorate the compromise between Beneteau's desire to have large interior volume and, at the same time, have hull shapes that would satisfy the so-called performance cruiser.

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