|model year introduced||2021|
|light displacement||148 lbs|
|designer (s)||Manuard YD|
GET TO KNOW HER
Building on the legacy of the legendary BENETEAU Wizz, the First 14 reproduces the exhilarating world of fast planing dinghies. Light, accessible, and easy to handle, the boat is perhaps best described as essentially fun, and the quality of her build simplifies maintenance and guarantees worry-free ownership.
NAVAL ARCHITECT : Samuel Manuard
Design : Gigodesign
Concept et R&D : Seascape
Effortless to handle, she is the ideal entry-level dinghy thanks to her many smart design features – a stable hull, a big, clean and ergonomic cockpit, simplified control lines, a furling and self-tacking jib, a gennaker snuffer system, a higher boom and no trapeze.
SOLO OR DOUBLE
With two centerboard slots and a furling jib for on-the-go sail changes, her design allows for a seamless on-water transition from single to double-handed mode without compromising the sailing experience.
LIGHT AND FAST
A 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.
STABLE & SAFE
A wide and stable hull offers safety and comfort, and her open space cockpit make movement quick and easy.
The First 14 SE introduces the world of modern racing skiffs to recreational sailors in an accessible, stable and easy-to-handle sport dinghy. 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 centerboard positions. This high-performance, fast and exciting sailing boat will directly connect you with the elements – the sea and wind. In addition, joining the One Design Class allows you to become a part of the largest recreational community of like-minded sailors. It enables you to test your skills on the racecourse and enjoy good company ashore.
Freedom on the water is enhanced with unique removable wheels that will allow you to explore distant shores without the need to return to the starting point. The most hidden, wild and beautiful beaches are now as easily accessible like never before.
On land, she is light enough to be transported on a car roof, so you can take her with you anywhere. Thanks to her flat bench design, she can be easily transported when turned upside-down, and her dividable mast and equipment easily fit inside the hull, so you can still fill your trunk up with your family’s belongings.