A true cruiser/racer available in two main setups, FIRST 44 and FIRST 44 PERFORMANCE, each having a different deck plan and options for the rig and keel setup.
In the FIRST 44 version, the cockpit is good for socialising with a lovely cockpit table and a level access to large clear gangways. Four winches, a fixed centerline block for the mainsheet and a mast that is set further aft all maximize the potential of her sailplan, defined by a slender mainsail and generously sized foresails. Two 350-litre ballast tanks, which can be activated electrically from the helm consoles, make it possible to maintain the boat’s full potential.
On the FIRST 44 PERFORMANCE, deck ergonomics were studied and developed with fully crewed regattas in mind. Equipment and systems are totally geared towards racing, among which should be mentioned the foam non-skid surfaces that replace the teak on the cockpit sole, six well-placed winches and a conventional mainsail traveller
Whether you’re looking for a fast cruiser or a real racing boat, the FIRST 44 can deliver.