Beneteau 35 S5

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At Precision Sails, our primary goal is to design sails to fit your Beneteau First 35 S5 like a glove. With that said, we can do an even better job of helping you make informed decisions if we have an understanding of what makes your Beneteau 35 S5 unique. We have done our research and gathered information that will not only help us, but help you learn more about your boat. This information includes: performance, primary uses, measurements, rig specifications, and the history of the First 35 S5.

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Rig Specifications

These are the specifications provided by the designers, but even from the factory, these boats may not be identical. The reason for this is that the sail industry often contracts manufacturing to different sources in order to achieve economies of scale. What this means is – your Beneteau First 35 S5 may be more unique than you initially thought.

It’s important to note that boats are also frequently customized, so if you suspect that work has been done on yours, it’s best to take your own measurements. When ordering a sail, we will advise you if using the manufacturer’s specifications is appropriate, or if we require you to complete our own measurement forms.

I: 41.66 ft / 12.70 m

J: 11.15 ft / 3.40 m

P: 42.65 ft / 13.00 m

E: 15.09 ft / 4.60 m



Built using a lightweight construction and efficient hull design, the Beneteau 35 S5 is a stable sailboat that enjoys going fast. Equipped with a powerful sail plan and responsive steering, we understand the demand for the First 35 S5 among sailors that are looking for a hybrid of cruising and racing.

Design and Construction

Stability and durability were kept top of mind during the production of the Beneteau 35 S5. Built utilizing a fiberglass hull which helps keep the weight down for racing. The design features a fractional sloop rig, carbon fiber tiller, and high-aspect sail plan. Meanwhile the interior is very spacious with lots of natural light so that the First 35 S5 can also accommodate the cruisers.


Production of the Beneteau First 35s5 began in 1988. The French sailboat quickly built a reputation for being a great racing-cruiser that appealed to a large crowd of sailors thanks to its blend of speed, comfort, and reliability. During the production cycle of the Beneteau 35 S5, roughly 400 units were produced.


Sail Plan

The sail plan of the Beneteau First 35 S5 is designed to be capable in a variety of wind conditions, offering versatility, reliability and stability to sailors. Featuring a high-aspect mast and a large sail area, this vessel is excellent in upwind performance and speed when set up correctly.


The Beneteau 35 S5, also known as the Beneteau First 35 S5, is a notable choice in the realm of racing-cruiser sailboats with a blend of performance and comfort. Being a part of Beneteau’s First series, the 35 S5 leans towards the competitive side of sailing while still offering a comfortable interior for extended voyages.

Recommended Sails For Your Beneteau 35 S5

We would love to help you enhance your sailing experience on your Beneteau First 35 S5. That’s why we have put together a list of expertly curated sail recommendations just for you. You can find more information about each sail and what makes our sails stand out by following the links to our education page.



I (Foretriangle height)

41.66 ft / 12.70 m

J (Foretriangle base)

11.15 ft / 3.40 m

P (Maximum Mainsail luff)

42.65 ft / 13.00 m

E (Maximum Mainsail foot)

15.09 ft / 4.60 m


35.42 ft / 10.80 m

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Looking to buy a new headsail or mainsail for your Beneteau 35 S5? Request a free quote from Precision Sails for a new custom sail. Our team will work with you to design the perfect sail for you.

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