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Beneteau First 14 - Available to order!
The First 14 is an ideal entry-level dinghy for one or two sailors – a unique gateway to modern sailing that delivers an exciting sailing experience in an easy-to-handle and accessible package. With a furling and self-tacking jib, a wide and stable hull, and a spacious open cockpit free of tangled ropes, she guarantees endless fun on the water. She is designed to be sailed without a trapeze, and you can easily adjust the sail area depending on the wind strength or crew size without compromising sailing experience, thanks to two centerboard positions. With easy-to-maintain deck equipment, an aluminum rig, and dacron sails, she guarantees hassle-free ownership.
Effortless to handle, she is the ideal entry-level dinghy thanks to her many smart design features – a stable hull, a big, clean, and ergonomic cockpit, simplified control lines, a furling and self-tacking jib, a gennaker snuffer system, a higher boom, and no trapeze.
Freedom on the water is enhanced by unique removable wheels that will allow you to explore distant shores without the need to return to your starting point. The most hidden, wild and beautiful beaches are now easily accessible like never before.
On land, she is light enough to be transported on a car roof, so you can take her with you anywhere. Thanks to her flat bench design, she can be easily transported when turned upside-down, and her dividable mast and equipment easily fit inside the hull, so you can still fill your trunk up with your family's belongings.
Fun to sail solo or two-handed, the First 14 is a simple, robust sailing yacht.
With an emphasis on design and ergonomics, this dinghy is an ideal introduction
to sailing and the joy of surfing!
Designed by Sam Manuard, the First 14’s planing hull strives to achieve the best compromise between speed and stability.
The dinghy’s double centerboard casing means that she can be sailed solo (centerboard further aft and cat rig) or two-up (centerboard further forward and with a set of three sails).
With a sail area varying between 8.5 and 21.5 m², the First 14 is highly adaptable and suited to all levels of ability.
Designed for a wide range of crew sizes and weights, the cockpit has several seat heights: she is particularly comfortable on the longest sides.
With a set of removable wheels, every detail on the First 14 aims to simplify sailing in every way.