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FIRST 27 - 2018

First 27 - 2018 is a Cruiser-racer sailboat built by Bénéteau and designed by Sam Manuard Yacht Design. Her first hull was built in 2018 and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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FIRST 27 - 2018 Sailboat Specifications​


Designer(s)Sam Manuard Yacht Design
categoryCruiser-racer sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
First Hull Built2018
Last Hull BuiltStill in production
AppendagesKeel swing keel
HelmSingle tiller
RudderTwin transom hung rudders
CockpitOpen aft cockpit
Ballast TypeCast iron / lead fin
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi (square top mainsail) 9/10
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Number of Cabin(s)1
Number of Head(s)1
Ballast Ratio0.44


Hull Length7.99 m / 26.2 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)7.99 m / 26.2 ft
Beam (width)2.54 m / 8.4 ft
Draft1.95 m / 6.5 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 1380 kg / 3042 lb
Ballast Weight610 kg / 1345 lb


Critical Hull Speed6.86 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)77
Ballast Ratio0.44
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement38.72 m²/T / 417 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement87.13 m²/T / 938 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders2
Spreaders AngleSwept-back
Spars ConstructionCarbon fiber spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire continuous
Upwind Sail Area48 m² / 517 ft²
Downwind Sail Area108 m² / 1163 ft²
Mainsail Area28 m² / 301 ft²
Genoa Area20 m² / 215 ft²

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 outboard or inboard engine
Fuel typeDiesel for inboard engine gas for outboard

Below Deck

Fridge Capacity40 L / 10.6 gal