modelFirst 24 SE
model year introduced2019
length24
builderBeneteau
loa23’11"
lwl23’11"
beam8’2"
draft10"-6’7"
light displacement2,116 lbs
engine(s)Outboard
max hp
designer (s)Manuard YD
boom10.94’
sprit5.74’
mainSquare Top
mast height36’11"
sparsCarbon

GET TO KNOW HER

The 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.

NAVAL ARCHITECT : Manuard YD

INTERIOR DESIGN : GIGODESIGN

Concept and R&D : Seascape

PERFORMANCE

Ultimate performance & high-tech building technology deliver the promised performance of the Seascape Edition: a very light, modern vacuum-infused vinyl-ester hull, composite-build swinging keel with lead bulb, carbon-fibre rig, and extensive sail area.

EASY TO USE

Well-thought-out cockpit ergonomics, minimized controls, a carbon mast without a backstay, a light but precise steering system, and a stable hull significantly simplify boat handling, whether solo, double-handed or fully crewed. 

SAFE

The First 24 SE is unsinkable with insubmersibility chambers, a swinging keel system which will protect the structure in case of grounding, and twin rudders to always ensure complete control. Expanding your comfort zone has never been safer!

RACING

Whether you prefer classical windward-leeward races or exploring new shores through single or double-handed adventurses, you’ll always enjoy the company of the growing worldwide owners’ community.

MOBILITY

A light structure and a swinging keel system enable easy road transportation. Handling of the light carbon mast is easy, and a provisional mast crane does not limit you to on-land facilities. She allows a user to simply launch and go.

SAILING EXPERIENCE

The First 24 SE is a true pocket-rocket, defined by a racing background of the design team. An incredible sail area to displacement ratio ensures fast sailing in strong and light wind conditions. Downwind planing in stronger breezes is a real blast and a pure joy because of the stable hull, and the deep, ballasted keel and twin rudders, which give you complete control.  The First 24 SE is enjoyable in lighter conditions too, as she reacts to the slightest wind gusts and can easily reach the wind-speeds. Spacious, open and carefully thought-out cockpit ergonomics work in solo, double-handed or fully-crewed setups and guarantee easy handling and comfortable sailing, no matter if you’re on a relaxed afternoon sail or racing in one-design regattas.

LIVING ONBOARD

Despite being small, the First 18 SE cabin can still accommodate up to two adults in a sea-camping manner. The front V-berth is sized for an 18ft boat and she also comes with smart crew bags for personal belongings and storage under the cockpit, spacious enough for all the technical equipment. Traditional comfort might be limited, but she can get you into the most unreachable places you’ve never discovered before and connect you with the elements like no other boat. Her large, open cockpit makes her an ideal family sea-camping platform and offers direct access to the sea in cruising mode. A fully retractable swinging keel and removable rudder blades will give you access to some of  the shallowest bays which you previosuly were incapable of reaching.