If you're one of the fortunate few who have experienced the pure joy of sailing, you are probably familiar with the First range. These finely tuned sailboats are meant to join in the dance between the wind, the water and you. If you're new to sailing or even thinking about it, make First your starting point. You won't be disappointed.
With her slender profile and generous sail plan, the First 25 introduces an entirely new level of speed and maneuverability to coastal cruising. Below deck is a surprisingly roomy and bright salon making onboard comfort standard even when you decide to stretch her sea legs.
Her balanced and versatile sail plan includes a square-top mainsail, a furling genoa, a code 0 and an optional asymmetric spinnaker so quickness will never be an issue.
To create her spacious salon, the mast prop was built into the forward bulkhead. Fitted in gorgeous, light-colored teak woodwork, the interior offers a double fore cabin, lots of storage, a washbasin, head, galley, and two berths in the salon with a modular table.
The First 22 is the teacher of the First range. Beneteau utilized input from the American Sailing Association and leading competitive sailors to create one of the best training sailboats on the market. Her quick yet forgiving handling gives students a taste of what real sailing is like, while her hull, featuring positive floatation, keeps safety the number one priority. Her deck plan has an extended cockpit, making it the perfect classroom for an instructor and four students, and her simple sail plan is designed to wring the last knot out of any breeze.
The First 20 was designed to be the springboard for every sailor from future America’s Cup skippers to those who just want to feel the freedom of being on the water. Her racing genes are evident when you first take the tiller. Twin rudders and a six-foot lifting keel make her quick, fast, and fun, but she makes no concessions when it comes to safety, comfort and easy handling.
Having her mast built into the deck opens up a surprising amount of space below deck, making room enough for four berths and plenty of storage when you really want to push the limits!