Beneteau First 25.7: World’s coolest yachts

Published on September 20th, 2021

Yachting World has been asking top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times, and sailing rally organizer Jeremy Wyatt nominated the Beneteau First 25.7. Here’s the report:


Although he is something of an expert on ocean cruising subjects, ARC organizer Jeremy Wyatt says his ideal is smaller, and more local, a Beneteau First 25.7.

“A boat I sail often and have raced locally for the last seven years is Starborn 4, a Beneteau First 25.7 from 2004. Each time I am on board, I am struck by the excellence of the design package.

“In under 26ft, Beneteau has delivered a real pocket cruiser that provides a lot in very little. Five of us to have great fun racing around the Solent, picking up the occasional trophy along the way.”

Peter, the owner, can weekend cruise with his wife, Carol, and not feel that they are camping as the boat has a forward double vee berth, a heads and a galley with sink and tiny stove.

“And, with her trailer-sailer lifting keel, Starborn spends the winter parked on Peter’s driveway, keeping running costs to a minimum. So, for a modest investment, this little Beneteau delivers huge amounts of fun per pound spent.”


For Yachting World’s list of cool boats, click here.

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