|model||First 27 SE|
|model year introduced||2019|
|draft||3’1" - 6’7"|
|light displacement||3,086 lbs|
|designer (s)||Manuard YD|
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The First 27 SE brings the cutting edge of offshore racing into the hands of recreational sailors – the performance, the technology, the community, and of course, the exhilaration. As an all-weather, one-design offshore racer, her Samual Manuard-designed hull delivers an extraordinary sailing experience.
NAVAL ARCHITECT : Manuard YD
INTERIOR DESIGN : GIGODESIGN
Concept and R&D : Seascape
Thanks to her modern design and building technologies, the First 27 SE is a true high-performance planing sailboat, which easily achieves thrilling double-digit speeds and delivers an incomparable sailing experience.
Her superb seaworthiness, which has crowned the boat with a category B rating, is thanks to meticulous boat design, cutting-edge building technology, and many safety features: three separated insubmersibility chambers, a swinging keel system in case of grounding, and increased bow volume with crash box.
The One Design racing calendar comprises of events from fully crewed windward-leeward races to adventurous long-distance double-handed or solo challenges. Whichever you choose, you can count on the friendly community that will put your skills to the test.
Thanks to her hydraulically-operated swinging keel, light structure, light carbon mast, and a beam just below the width limit, she is entirely trailerable, making her convenient for various races and sailing adventures.
Planing at double-digit speeds is easier than ever. The 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. What might look minimalistic is a extremely weight-sensitive interior, where all components are also functioning as part of the boat’s structure. She can accommodate up to 6 adults, 2 in a separated bow cabin, and 4 in the salon. Thanks to innovative magnetic doors, the mid-section of the boat can be converted to house a proper marine toilet, or used as a front cabin extension or “wet-room” for sail-changes. She also offers crew bags for personal belongings, a fridge, a foldable table and a sail-locker. Combined with other practicalities, these make her the ultimate adventure cruiser for sailing connoisseurs. Lastly, everything is modular so that the weight can be adjusted for racing endeavors.