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.
Standard Sail Area23.7sqm
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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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Model First 18
Designer Manuard YD
Base Price £20,340 ex VAT
On the Water Price £31,714 ex VAT
Maximum Beam 2.38m
Dry (Light) Weight 500kg
Category of Sailing C2
Standard Sail Area 23.7sqm
Beneteau Sail Brand Manager
Stuart is the Brand Manager for Beneteau Sailing Yachts. 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.