2018 Beneteau First 14
First 14 introduces the modern world of fast and planing dinghies to novice sailors. She 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.
First 14 is an ideal entry-level dinghy for one or two sailors – a unique gateway to modern sailing that delivers an exciting sailing experience in an easy-to-handle and accessible package. Furling and self-tacking jib, wide and stable hull, and spacious open cockpit free of tangled ropes guarantee endless fun on the water. She is designed to be sailed without trapeze, and you can easily adjust the sail area depending on the wind strength or crew size without compromising sailing experience, thanks to two centreboard positions. With easy-to-maintain deck equipment, aluminium rig and dacron sails she brings hassle-free ownership.
Effortless-to-handle, entry-level dinghy thanks to smart design features – stable hull; big, clean and ergonomic cockpit; simplified control lines, furling and self-tacking jib, gennaker snuffer system, higher boom and no trapeze.
Adaptable to single- and double-handed crews alike without compromising sailing experience, thanks to two centreboard slots and furling jib for on-the-go sail changes. Ideal for newcomer's introduction to sailing.
Light, modern, wide and flat planing hull design and wave-piercing bow result in a very stable dinghy, built with high-quality vacuum infusion sandwich technology. Modern wide and flat hull shape with strong chains and piercing bow results in an extremely stable and safe dinghy which gives the crew sufficient hiking momentum. That's why she can be easily sailed without a trapeze.