The First 27 was designed for offshore racing by naval architect Sam Manuard, taking inspiration from his own racing experience. Featuring a hard chine as far as the stem, vertical sides, a good beam on the waterline and twin rudders, she has all the makings of a robust competitive boat. Her hull shape, carbon rig, and deep draught lead keel, combine to make here remarkably stable. With her keel taking up 50% of her weight, she is an incredibly powerful yacht. The cockpit is spacious and comfortable, and has two foot chocks over the full length. With a manually operated hydraulic jack to lift the keel, the First 27 is easy to tow.
Standard Sail Area49sqm
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Designed to withstand winds of up to force 8, the First 27 has been certified in the CE B category (Offshore) and ISAF OSR category 3. The imputrescible foam beneath the soles renders her unsinkable.
Cleverly designed, the forward space has a double berth and a technical service area. In addition, the First 27 features a real head positioned between the saloon and the fore cabin
The sail area of the First 27 is generous, with a split rigging and internal lower shrouds making it easy to hoist the genoa. The bowsprit is quite long.
The removable outboard engine can be placed in the bottom locker of the cockpit, clearing the aft completely.
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Model First 27
Designer Manuard YD
Base Price £61,113 ex VAT
On the Water Price £72,519 ex VAT
Maximum Beam 2.54m
Dry (Light) Weight 1,400kg
Category of Sailing B4 / C6
Standard Sail Area 49sqm
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.