Beneteau Group introduced the first carbon edition to the Americas with the First 35.
The First 35 Carbon Edition was developed in collaboration with Farr Yacht Design and includes two double cabins and a salon equal in size to that of the First 40.
The interior layout and design is by Nauta Design.
In 2009, Voile Magazine named it the yacht of the year. In 2010, it was named best yacht of the Helsinki International Boat Show.