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"|
|Ballast||1,100 kg / 2,425 lbs|
|Design||BENETEAU Racing Division|
|Interior layout / design||Van Petegem - Lauriot-Prevost|