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First and First SE: The Seventh Generation of Beneteau First is Born

Beneteau first 27
Credits Ana Šutej and Andraž Mihelin

Beneteau together with Seascape presents three new members of the seventh generation of First. First 24 and 27 are exciting sports cruisers, while First 14 is an innovative dinghy that brings fun and exciting sailing to everyone.

In addition, a new product line of First SE — Seascape Edition, consisting of four models: 14SE, 18SE, 24SE and 27SE, was created. First SE is building on the legacy of Seascape boats and has the mission to bring modern one-design racing and adventure sailing in every sailor’s hands.

New Firsts are drawing power from the same exhilarating hulls designed by talented Samuel Manuard as their SE cousins while offering simpler systems, aluminium masts, more comfortable interiors and cockpits geared towards daysailing and coastal cruising. Adapting to the different needs and expectations of a wide variety of users has always been a staple of the Beneteau brand.

First 14: a double-handed dinghy for everyone

Beneteau first 14
Credits Ana Šutej and Andraž Mihelin

First 14 is a light, fast and exciting dinghy designed with the sailor in mind. The promise of an accessible, easy-to-handle and, foremost, fun sailboat is fulfilled with the design, building technology and quality materials that also simplify maintenance.

She features furling and the self-tacking jib together with twin slot for the daggerboard allowing on-water transition from single-handed to double-handed mode. Safety and comfort are provided by wide and stable hull, spacious open-space cockpit free of tangled ropes. With easy-to-maintain deck equipment, aluminium rig and Dacron sails she brings hassle-free ownership. Integrated removable wheels and very light hull provide you with extra freedom, especially when you take her to new unexplored shores.

First 24: the family daysailer

A smart pocket cruiser, fun day-sailor or an exciting club racer all-in-one, she is keeping the First promise of modern performance sailing. She can easily sleep up to four persons but at the same time still delivers fun, planning sailing experience. A completely retractable keel gives you access to cruising spots you missed so far and a possibility to launch and recover your 24 on an ordinary slipway, opening new opportunities.

Beneteau first 24

The open-space interior is based on huge sleeping surfaces and offers innovative solutions for the toilette, storage, and living space transformation. Winch operated deep composite/lead retractable keel, and removable rudder blades give you access to as little as 30cm of water while keeping the boat fast and stable while sailing.

First 27: an eight-meter cruiser

Beneteau first 27
Credits Davor Kralj

First 27 delivers fun and modern planing sailing thanks to modern design and building technologies. Families and couples will love taking her cruising, she will transform a light or strong wind day into a great sailing experience, and she will win trophies on the club races.

Aluminium rig with classic backstay and dacron sails simplify life with the 27. On the other hand, her striking performance ts ballanced by number of safety features, including the deep, 1.7-meter lead fixed keel, twin rudders, and insubmersibility volumes.

Stay tuned to discover also the new First SE line…

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