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 24 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, with sails from North Sails, includes a square-top mainsail with two reefing lines, a furling jib and an 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 18 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 five-foot lifting keel make her quick, fast, and fun, but she makes no concessions when it comes to safety, comfort and easy handling.