As she whizzes across the waves, the First 18 is nothing but sheer sailing pleasure. Whether you are cruising or racing, this small towable one design has all you need for endless enjoyment of the best sailing sites.
A large progressively chined hull gives you a taste of what is to come. The First 18 offers speed and sensations, whatever your programme. Stable and lightweight, with a planning hull and high-performance rigging, the First 18 makes the most of the slightest puff of wind to reach speeds that can equal it! Stiff in a breeze, she is also perfectly at ease when the wind picks up. Certified for four people aboard, the First 18 handles easily with a crew of two or solo, even under spinnaker. Thanks to her lifting keel, you can beach wherever you want.
The habitable space under the First 18’s coachroof is amazing for a boat this size, making it perfect for coastal cruising. A user-friendly companionway takes you inside where the cabin has a 2.20 m long double berth and lots of clever stowage. A cockpit tent provides additional sleeping space
READY FOR ALL KINDS OF ADVENTURES
There’s an air of adventure about the First 18. Combining all the pleasures of dinghy sailing, her versatility appeals as much to expert regatta racers as it does to novices who dream of coastal raids with family or friends.
Ten Reasons to Say Yes
136 Years of Expertise: Named after one of the first families of boat building, BENETEAU is one of the oldest yards to still be majority owned by the family
A Boat Building Family: Founded by the Beneteau family in 1884, BENETEAU today still shares the history, experience, and passion passed down by generations of boat builders.
A Global Company: Comprised of over 7,000 employees and 12 production sites around the world, BENETEAU holds a strong global presence. Our US factory in Marion, South Carolina has built over 9,000 boats since its opening in 1986.
Part of the Largest Boat Builder in the World: We are the market leader for sailboats, with over 30 years of sailboat building here in the US. In the year 2017- 2018, the group sold 10,000 boats around the world.
High-Quality Service: Trained through the BENETEAU Academy, our 400+ dealers have access to a training program unique to our diverse products and services.
Innovation Since 1884: With every new model, our design team strategically integrates new innovations and technology, while maintaining the cure principals of our boat building expertise.
Superior Quality Control: With a unique set of resources, an advanced R & D program, and strong global teams, BENETEAU has the ability to test 3rd party components for longevity and design their own components to exceed market demands.
A Distinct Warranty Program: BENETEAU is proud to offer an industry leading 7 year structural and 3 year component warranty.
High-End Engineering: We choose the best naval architects and designers to create unrelentingly innovative boats with high quality design
Commitment to Sustainability: BENETEAU has been awarded the 150 50001 certification upon implementing proactive policies which seek to reduce its impact on the environment. From design, to factory operations, to the footprint of each boat, each phase is designed to preserve the world we explore.