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Beneteau First 18
Beneteau First 18
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Type:Monocoque
Manufacturer:Beneteau
Model:First 18
LOA:18
Length over all:5.55 m
Beam:2.38 m
Draft:1.5 m
Mast clearance:7.4 m
Engine:3.5 hp
Naval architect:Manuard YD
Interior design:EP Studio

True sledge marine, the First 18 promises a 100% recreational navigation. In ride or regatta mode, this small towable monotype makes it possible to explore without limits the most beautiful bodies of water. 

EXTERIOR DESIGN

Its large, evolving chine hull announces the color: whatever the program, speed and sensations invite aboard the First 18. With this hull both planing and stable, its high performance rigging and its light weight, the First 18 takes advantage of the slightest rush for a speed that can match that of the wind! Stiff to the canvas, he remains perfectly at ease when the wind forces. Approved for four people, the First 18 is very easy to handle two or solo, including spinnaker. Its lifting keel allows to dock on the beach in complete freedom.

INTERIOR DESIGN

For the coastal cruising, the First 18 shelters under its roof of nice livable volumes for this size of unit. Accessible by an easy descent, the cabin offers a double berth on a length of 2.20 m. and clever storage. A cockpit tent completes sleeping in bivouac.

GOOD FOR ALL ADVENTURES

He blows aboard the First 18 an air of adventure. Combining all the pleasures of light sailing, its versatility enchants both expert racers and neophytes dreaming of discovering with family or friends the coastal raid.

TRANSPORTABLE

With its 5.50m long, full drift and ultra-light carbon mast, the First 18 is easily transported on a classic trailer. In one hour the boat is rigged and its launch, from a hold or a beach, is as simple as a light dinghy.

HIGH BAG OF WATER

With its large 1.50m draft and optimized sail surfaces, the First 18 offers a particularly high level of performance even in light winds. The boat is simple to take in hand and very stable in navigation.

MONOTYPE OF REGATTA

Approved in the Osiris class and benefiting from the federal title of monotype with the French Sailing Federation, the First 18 offers infinite possibilities to stand out in competition.

LIFE ON BOARD

L’implantation de la chaise de moteur à tribord dégage parfaitement le passage de remontée à l’arrière du bateau. Sur l’avant du roof, le bain de soleil offre pour sa part, une aire de détente agréable.