Beneteau First 27 & First 27 SE

  • Beneteau First 27 SE
  • Beneteau First 27
  • Beneteau First 27 SE
  • Beneteau First 27 SE
  • Beneteau First 27
  • Beneteau First 27 SE
  • Beneteau First 27 SE
  • Beneteau First 27 SE
  • Beneteau First 27 SE
  • Beneteau First 27 SE
  • Beneteau First 27
  • Beneteau First 27 SE


first 27 rig


The First 27 & First 27 SE


The First 27 is a small towable sports cruiser packed with potential. A born leader, she is ideal for racing offshore where she eats up the miles. Yet she is also perfect for comfortable sailing adventures shared with friends."


The First 27 was designed for offshore racing by naval architect Sam Manuard, taking inspiration from his own racing experience. Featuring a hard chine as far as the stem, vertical sides, a good beam on the waterline and twin rudders, she has all the makings of a robust competitive boat. Her hull shape, carbon rig, and deep draught lead keel, combine to make here remarkably stable. With her keel taking up 50% of her weight, she is an incredibly powerful yacht. The cockpit is spacious and comfortable, and has two foot chocks over the full length. With a manually operated hydraulic jack to lift the keel, the First 27 is easy to tow.


Designed to withstand winds of up to force 8, the First 27 has been certified in the CE B category (Offshore) and ISAF OSR category 3. The imputrescible foam beneath the soles renders her unsinkable.


Planing at double-digit speeds is easier than ever. First 27 SE promises a thrilling and pure sailing experience. She is sourcing her performance from a modern hull design and light but stiff vacuum-infused hull construction. Hull with very high initial stability and deep lead-bulb keel easily handle carbon rig with large square-top mainsail without a backstay or runners. All the power is nothing if you can't manage it. Well-thought cockpit ergonomy, no runners, balanced twin-rudder steering system all empower the sailors. No matter if you're sailing solo, double-handed or fully crewed, First 27 SE will reward you with an astonishing sailing experience and pure joy under the sails.


With the SE's carbon, or the standard aluminium the sail area of the First 27 is generous, with a split rigging and internal lower shrouds making it easy to hoist the genoa. The bowsprit is quite long.



The removable outboard engine can be placed in the bottom locker of the cockpit, clearing the aft completely.



The First 27 has lots of ingenious fittings and she is ideal for a few days cruising with a crew of 4. The fore cabin has a large double berth while two berths sliding below the cockpit double the length of the saloon seats. The style of the interior is simple yet boldly contemporary, featuring many clever details that everyone will love: folding doors held by magnets, shelves that double up as bags to embark/disembark everyone's personal effects, a large table on keel casing leg, and the companionway steps housing storage with a bottom compartment the perfect size for a fridge .


Cleverly designed, the forward space has a double berth and a technical service area. In addition, the First 27 features a real head positioned between the saloon and the fore cabin

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Naval Architect
Naval Manuard YD

Outside & interior design

Length Over All: 11,50 m

Hull Length: 7,99 m

Hull Beam: 2,54 m

Draught - Lifting keel: 2,00 m / 0,95 m

Draught - Fixed keel: 1,70 m

Unsinkable volume: 3 m3

Light displacement: 1600 kg

Light displacement SE: 1450 kg

Height of boat on trailer: 2,40 m

Length on trailer: 11,50 m

CE Certification:B6 / C8

Mainsail (Dacron): 20 m²

Mainsail SE (laminate): 26,20 m²

Jib (Dacron): 17,3m²

Jib SE (laminate): 19,50m²

Gennaker (nylon): 70 m²

Gennaker SE (nylon): 80 m²

Max Engine Power (Hp): 10 HP


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