2018 Beneteau First 18
Wide, flat and stable hull; ballasted swinging keel; gennaker snuffer system; furling jib and minimised deck controls all enable an easy-to-handle and exciting planing and sailing experience. Being easily trailable and dismantled, she would fulfil racing ambitions in international one-design class as well as adventurous sea-camping.
First 18 SE delivers a dinghy-like sailing experience but on a more stable and safer platform, thanks to the wide and flat hull shape and deep-ballasted swinging keel. Twin rudders ensure complete control even when planing at double-digit speeds. Boat handling and deck controls are simplified as much as possible for the best sailing experience. The jib is furling, the gennaker is easily operated with a snuffer system and a carbon mast without a backstay supports the powerful square-top mainsail, which ensures fast sailing even in light wind conditions. Thanks to its ergonomic and spacious open cockpit, the boat can be easily sailed solo or with 2 or even up to 3 crew members.
On challenging regattas or joyful day sailings, you'll always have a chance to explore, learn and grow with the boat's potential. She can be easily sailed by a crew from 1 to 3 persons thanks to the large and clean cockpit, the furling jib, the gennaker snuffer system, high boom and a mast without a backstay, which allows for a bigger square-top mainsail.
A retractable keel, removable rudders blades and a light carbon mast make First 18 SE truly trailable and slip-launchable, which will enable you to discover new places, attend international events and meet new sailors.
First 18 SE is one of the safest in her category. Insumbersibility chambers make her unsinkable, a swinging keel prevents structural damage in case of grounding and twin rudders give you complete control for safe downwind planing.
Performance & Ratios
This boat can be found in Fin Keel, Swing Keel, Standard and Shoal Draft.