The BENETEAU First 44 is available in two main setups, a standard, and a performance option. A natural link between the First 36 and the First 53, the BENETEAU First 44 delivers a refined approach to performance, elegance, and comfort.
The standard version distinguishes itself with a convivial and comfortable cockpit, wherein wide side-decks converge towards a lovely cockpit table. Four winches, a fixed centerline block for the mainsheet, and a mast that is set further aft all maximize the potential of her modern sail plan, defined by a slender mainsail and generously sized foresails. The performance version offers equipment and systems that are totally geared towards racing, among which should be mentioned the non-skid foam surfaces that replace the teak on the cockpit sole, six well-placed winches, and a conventional mainsail traveller.
Her three cabin, two head layout offers spacious living including seating for six around a transversal table opposite the couch and nav station.
The BENETEAU First 36 has a mission to bridge the gap between high-tech development in the world of racing and mainstream racer-cruisers. To be specific, even the standard version of First 36 will fully plane in a moderate breeze. However, this by itself was not the main challenge for the design and production teams. For 40 years, the Firsts were successfully hitting the elusive sweet spot between comfort, performance, utility, elegance, high-tech construction, and reasonable price. The First 36 is no different. The First 36 is optimized for short-handed sailing, making her perfect for the ever-more-popular short-handed adventure distance races. Her very high sail area/displacement ratio and balanced nautical design make her a top performer as a club racer, a safe and fun family cruiser, or simply a thrilling daysailer.
The BENETEAU First 27 SE promises a thrilling and pure sailing experience. She sources her performance from a modern hull design and a light but stiff vacuum-infused hull construction. She has a hull with very high initial stability, a deep lead-bulb keel, an easily handled carbon rig, and a large square-top mainsail without a backstay or runners. Smart cockpit ergonomics and a balanced twin-rudder steering system all empower her sailors to handle her with confidence. No matter if you’re sailing solo, double-handed, or fully crewed, the First 27 SE will reward you with an astonishing sailing experience and pure joy under the sail. The First 27 SE is the only Category B trailerable 27ft boat on the market with a fully functional interior.
The BENETEAU First 24 SE is a modern high-tech sport cruiser, capable of delivering thrilling performance in a versatile package that is easy to use and maintain. She is of course trailerable, and her smart mast-raising system allows a single user to launch and go, giving her access to a wide variety of cruising and racing grounds, from international one-design regattas to coastal adventure races. And at the end of the day, she will welcome you with a basic but smart interior, offering all basic cruising amenities for four people. No matter the mode, she is a pure sailing sensation.
The BENETEAU First 18 SE is a modern and fun gateway to keel-boat sailing. A wide, flat, and stable hull, ballasted swinging keel, gennaker snuffer system, furling jib, and minimized deck controls all facilitate an easy-to-handle yet lively sailing experience. Easily dismantled and trailered, she’ll surely fulfill racing ambitions in international one-design classes as well as adventurous sea-camping.
The BENETEAU First 14 SE delivers the excitement, speed, and fun of high-performance racing skiffs in a modern, accessible, safe, and easy-to-handle sport dinghy. The build quality and the high-tech materials allow you to push the boat in stronger winds, additional sail area options will also guarantee thrills in even the lightest of airs. Her removable wheels and overall weight – which allow her to be transported on the roof of a car – make it the ideal answer to an active lifestyle.
The BENETEAU First 27 is unquestionably the fastest and safest cruiser in this size range. Her modern and state-of-the-art design delivers the magic of planing sailing to families, couples, and solo sailors alike, wherever the cruising ground and whatever the weather conditions. A true pocket yacht, she has an inboard Yanmar diesel, a working galley, a real head, and plenty of storage, as well as room for up to six crew members for overnight adventures.
The BENETEAU First Yacht 53 took two years to develop and represents the gold standard for performance luxury cruising. The attention to detail and the focus on innovation are evident in all areas of the boat. The cockpit of the First Yacht 53 has been studied in detail to ensure everything is of the greatest ease: the twin helm stations make for free-flowing movement about the cockpit and access to the side decks is completely unimpeded. Near the companionway, there is ample room to relax on the low-slung and cozy cockpit seats. The interior of the First Yacht 53 comes with three cabins and two heads, including a forward-owner cabin. The other option is a layout with three cabins and three heads and a skipper’s cabin. She is bright and well ventilated, with a gently sloping companionway for good communication between the interior and exterior spaces and her service area is easy to access.
The BENETEAU 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. With a furling and self-tacking jib, a wide and stable hull, and a spacious open cockpit free of tangled ropes, she guarantees endless fun on the water. She is designed to be sailed without a trapeze, and you can easily adjust the sail area depending on the wind strength or crew size without compromising sailing experience, thanks to two centerboard positions. With easy-to-maintain deck equipment, aluminum rig, and dacron sails, she guarantees hassle-free ownership.
The BENETEAU First 24 will show her true nature under sail. A flat, modern planing hull and a deep ballasted keel deliver a fast and fun sailing experience. The hull shape and the deep swinging keel result in high stability, and the twin rudders ensure complete control in any condition. Because of the very light hull, she’ll keep moving even under light wind. Thanks to a spacious cockpit design, you’ll enjoy easy handling in a solo, double-handed, or fully crewed setup, whether you are relaxing on an afternoon sail, partaking in a club race, or cruising with your family. In any case, she will surprise you with fun, comfortable and relaxed sailing.
The interior provides one big open-space salon that can easily accommodate up to 4 adults, 2 on the bow V-berth and 2 on smart extendable side berths. She provides all the essential amenities you can expect on a modern 24ft boat – crew bags for personal belongings, storage under the benches, indoor/outdoor tables, and a dedicated place for the chemical toilet in the back of the salon. Additional storage space under the cockpit area is accessible from the exterior as well.