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First 24 is a Coastal cruiser-racer sailboat built by Bénéteau and designed by Groupe Finot. Her first hull was built in 1982 with an overall lengh of 8 m or 26.2 ft long and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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FIRST 24 Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft8 m / 26.2 ft
Designer(s)Groupe Finot
categoryCoastal cruiser-racer sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
Number of Hulls Built677
First Hull Built1982
Last Hull Built1985
AppendagesKeel fin without bulb
HelmSingle tiller
RudderSingle transom hung rudder
CockpitClosed aft cockpit
Ballast TypeCast iron
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi 9/10
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Number of Cabin(s)1
Number of Berth(s)5
Number of Head(s)1
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal50 L / 13.2 gal
Ballast Ratio0.33


Overall Length (LOA) 8 m / 26.2 ft
Hull Length7.5 m / 24.7 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)6.3 m / 20.8 ft
Beam (width)2.5 m / 8.2 ft
Draft1.22 m / 4 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 1500 kg / 3307 lb
Ballast Weight500 kg / 1102 lb


Critical Hull Speed6.09 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)170
Ballast Ratio0.33
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement24.88 m²/T / 268 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement44.26 m²/T / 476 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders1
Spreaders Angle0 °
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire continuous
Upwind Sail Area32.6 m² / 351 ft²
Downwind Sail Area58 m² / 624 ft²
Mainsail Area15 m² / 161 ft²
Genoa Area17.6 m² / 189 ft²
I28.2 ft * 8.6 m
J8.4 ft * 2.52 m
P26.2 ft * 7.98 m
E10.10 ft * 3.29 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 outboard engine
Engine(s) Power10 HP
Fuel typeGas

Below Deck

Head Headroom4.10 ft * 1.45 m
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