Take a look at the first still photos of Beneteau’s brand new First 44! Premiering at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival, and bearing the legendary “First” name, this new 44 feet cruiser embodies a natural link between the First 36 and First 53, equally refining and redefining performance, elegance, and comfort.
“First was born forty-five years ago with the launch of the legendary First 30, and we doubly celebrate the occasion this year with the announcement of the First 36 in January and the arrival of the First 44 today, finalizing the renewal of a standard-bearing range now entirely redrawn and complete,” says Yann Masselot, Beneteau General Manager. “The boat pencils itself in among such great 40’ to 45’ Beneteau yachts as the First 40.7, the 45F5 or more recently the First 40 and 45.
Beneteau engaged its long-term design partner, Lorenzo Argento, for the First 44’s superior accommodation design, with the result being an interior with a distinctive blend of elegance and modernity. Her three-cabin, two-head layout is an assemblage of quality materials interwoven into a masterful finish. In the salon the six-seater transverse table sits opposite the couch and navigation station; its positioning in relation to the mast eases the movement between galley and master stateroom, thereby accentuating the feeling of voluminous space.
Her interiors are streamlined, enhanced by superb craftsmanship, a refined combination of white lacquered surfaces, moulded woods, touches of indirect lighting, and a large selection of luxurious upholsteries.
Assembled in a specially dedicated workshop, the First 44 takes the full benefit of Beneteau’s expertise and the knowledge of the industry’s sharpest minds. Subjected by their owners to the demands of offshore racing, Firsts are always the result of a rigorous development and perfection process.