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Beneteau First 18 Overview

A large progressively chined hull gives you a taste of what is to come. The First 18 offers speed and sensations, whatever your programme. Stable and lightweight, with a planning hull and high-performance rigging, the First 18 makes the most of the slightest puff of wind to reach speeds that can equal it! Stiff in a breeze, she is also perfectly at ease when the wind picks up. Certified for four people aboard, the First 18 handles easily with a crew of two or solo, even under spinnaker. Thanks to her lifting keel, you can beach wherever you want.
  • LOA 5.55m
  • Beam 2.38m
  • Standard Sail Area 23.7sqm
  • Cabins 1

Key Fetures

The First 18 is just 5.5 m long, with a built-in centreboard and an ultra-light carbon mast. This makes it easy to tow. The boat can be rigged and launched from the beach or a slipway inside an hour, making it as simple to use as a light dinghy.
With a deep draught of 1.50 m and optimised sail areas, the First 18 offers excellent performance even in light air. The boat is easy to control and very stable under sail.
The First 18 is a certified member of the Osiris class, and is officially recognized as a one design by the Fédération Française de Voile (French Sailing Federation), so there will be countless opportunities take the lead in races.
The starboard engine mount clears a passageway to climb aboard from the stern. As for the sun lounger on the foredeck, it is an ideal place to relax.

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  • Manufacturer Beneteau
  • Model First 18
  • Designer Manuard YD
  • Base Price £23,727 ex VAT
  • On the Water Price £31,691 ex VAT
  • LOA 5.55m
  • Maximum Beam 2.38m
  • Dry (Light) Weight 500kg
  • Category of Sailing C2
  • Standard Sail Area 23.7sqm
  • Cabins 1
  • Berths 2


Stuart Brotherton - Beneteau Sail

Stuart Brotherton

Beneteau – Brand Manager

Stuart is the Brand Manager for Beneteau. He has recently qualified as a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster as boating has been a big part of Stuart’s life for both work and pleasure. Stuart brings much enthusiasm as well as a wealth of knowledge in many aspects of the marine industry.

Call +44 (0)2380 450 026 or email

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