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First 18 SE

 

THE IDEAL SIZE FOR A KEELED DEBUT

Modern, fun with equipment designed for quick and easy learning: stable hull, lifting keel, jib on furling, system for lowering the spinnaker.

It is also easily dismountable and transportable for greater mobility, perfectly adapted to an international regatta circuit or the discovery of new horizons.

 

NAVAL ARCHITECT: SAMUEL MANUARD
INTERIOR DESIGN : EP STUDIO
CONCEPT AND R&D : SEASCAPE

AWARD(S)

FIRST 18 SE, WHY?

FACILITY

The First 18 SE can be handled by 1 to 3 people thanks to its equipment designed for easy sailing: large cockpit, roller furling jib, spinnaker lowering system, high boom and absence of backstay allowing a square top mainsail.

COMMUNITY

The one-design racing program includes banana courses with crews or offshore double or single-handed races. Whatever your specialty, you will always be welcomed by the First community.

MOBILITY

The lifting keel, the movable rudders and the very light carbon mast make the First 18 SE very easily transportable and easy to put in the water. The guarantee of beautiful discoveries and encounters.

SECURITY

The First 18 SE is one of the safest sailboats in its class. It is unsinkable, the lifting keel protects the structure in case it hits the bottom and the rudders give you absolute control whatever the conditions.

SAILING EXPERIENCE

The First 18 SE resembles a drifter in its fieriness, but is much less fickle thanks to its beam and deep lifting keel. The two rudders ensure precise control in all conditions even when planning at full speed.
All maneuvers are simplified to the extreme and favored by a high quality rigging; the jib is on a furling system, the spinnaker is asymmetrical with a reefing system, the carbon mast allows to dispense with a backstay and offers the possibility of a square mainsail on top to improve performance in light winds. The organization of the cockpit facilitates solo use but can also accommodate 2 or 3 crew members.

It’s up to you to imagine the program, the First 18 SE is ready!

LIFE ON BOARD

Despite its modest size, the First 18 SE cabin accommodates two adults in coastal camping mode. The double V-berth is a good size and the movable stowage bags allow you to store your personal belongings while the large locker under the cockpit is dedicated to technical equipment.

Comfort is admittedly reduced compared to more traditional cruising sailboats but the First 18 SE is perfect for extending your sailing radius and giving you access to secret coves and beaches. Thanks to the lifting keel fully integrated to the hull and the movable rudders, it has never been so easy to put your boat on the beach…

COMMUNITY

The International Owners Community and calendar of events allow owners to challenge themselves in long-distance challenges.
One Design across the continent in a great company of supportive and like-minded sailors.

CHARACTERISTICS

TOTAL LENGTH

5,55 m

BEAM

2,38 m

THREAD DISPLACEMENT

500 KG

HEIGHT ABOVE WATERLINE

8,52 m

SHORT SIZE

0,18 m

LONG DRAWING

1,5 m

CE CERTIFICATION

C4

PROFILE