Beneteau Sailboats

Figaro Beneteau 3

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The Figaro BENETEAU 3 is the first production foiling one-design monohull ever to grace the seas. A distillation of technology and innovation, the Figaro BENETEAU 3 is the result of a collaboration between BENETEAU and Van Peteghem Lauriot-Prévost, the architects of the last two Vendée Globe winners.

Her most visible innovation is her inverted foiling system. These foils have a downward profile contrary to most other sailing foils. They reduce drift and improve the righting moment without increasing movement, thus improving overall performance. Her keel consists of a low-drag, deep straight blade, and her sail plan features a square-top mainsail, genoa, jib, masthead spinnaker and small gennaker – all of which can be sailed single-handed.

Length overall 10.85 m / 35'6"
Hull length 9.75 m / 31'
Hull beam 3.47 m / 11'4"
Light displacement 2,900 kg / 6,393 lbs
Draft 2.50 m / 8'2"
Deep Draft 0
Ballast 1,100 kg / 2,425 lbs
Design BENETEAU Racing Division
Interior layout / design Van Petegem - Lauriot-Prevost
CE certification A