Beneteau First 18 SE AU $59,000 Available to order

Boat detail
Price AU $59,000 Available to order
Length 5.56m  |  18ft
Location Sydney NSW
Year 2022

The Beneteau First 18 SE is a modern and fun gateway to keel-boat sailing.
With a wide, flat and stable hull, ballasted swinging keel, gennaker snuffer system; furling jib and minimised deck controls she really enables an easy-to-handle and exciting planing and sailing experience.
Being easily trailerable and dismantled, she will fulfil your racing ambitions as well as having the room for two to sleep on board.

EASY HANDLING
She can be easily sailed by a crew from 1 to 3 thanks to the large and clean cockpit, the furling jib, the gennaker snuffer system,
high boom and a mast without a backstay, allowing for a bigger square-top mainsail.

GO ANYWHERE
A retractable keel, removable rudders blades and a light carbon mast make First 18 SE truly trailable and slip-launchable, which will
enable you to discover new places, attend interstate events and meet new sailors.

SAFETY
The First 18 SE is one of the safest in her category. Insumbersibility chambers make her unsinkable, a swinging keel prevents structural
damage in case of grounding and twin rudders give you complete control for safe and fun downwind planing.

SAILING
The First 18 SE delivers a dinghy-like sailing experience but on a more stable and safer platform, thanks to the wide and
flat hull shape and deep-ballasted swinging keel. Twin rudders ensure complete control even when planing at double digit speeds.
Boat handling and deck controls are simplified as much as possible for the best sailing experience.
The jib is furling, the gennaker is easily operated with a snuffer system and a carbon mast without a backstay supports the
powerful square-top mainsail, ensuring fast sailing even in light wind conditions. Thanks to its ergonomic and
spacious open cockpit, the boat can be easily sailed solo or with 2 or even up to 3 crew members. On challenging
regattas or joyful day sailings, you'll always have a chance to explore, learn and grow with the boat's potential.

LIVING ABOARD
Despite being small, the First 18 SE cabin can still accommodate up to two adults in a camping manner. The front
V-berth is decently sized for a 5,55 m boat. There are also smart crew bags for personal belongings and storage under the cockpit spacious enough for all the technical equipment. Traditional comfort might be limited, but she can get you into the most unreachable places you've never discovered before and connect you with the elements like no other boat.

General

Launch Year 2022
Beam 2.38m  |  8ft
Draft 1.5m  |  5ft
Displacement 0.5
Hull construction Fibreglass/GRP
Vacuum infused

Sail / Rigging

Deck Gear DECK EQUIPMENT
o Stainless steel chain plates for shrouds and forestay
o Semicircular opening hatch on the foredeck for light and ventilation
o Ronstan blocks and cleats for the mainsail, jib and gennaker control lines
o Ronstan jib track
o Composite tiller with Ronstan tiller extension
o Soft (neoprene) cover while sailing and hard (plexiglass and GRP) cover for storage and transport
o Attachments for engine bracket on stern
o Bilge pump operated from the cockpit

KEEL ARRANGEMENT
o Cast iron swinging keel with PE epoxy primer and antifouling
protection
o Stainless steel winch with dyneema high modulus rope for hoisting
the keel
o Safety pin arrangement for fixing the keel in the keel box
o Slots trip keel lips closing the exit of the keel box
o Lifting straps attachment point on the top of the keel box
Sail Inventory SAILS
o North Sails OneDesign racing square-top full-batten mainsail,
Pentex laminate, 15,6 m2 / 168 ft2
o North Sails OneDesign racing furling jib with vertical battens and
zipper along the luff, Pentex laminate, 9,0 m2 / 97 ft2
Mast / Rigging MAST & RIGGING
o Carbon fibre mast and boom with reinforcements
o Mast protected with UV resistant foil, boom and bowsprit spraypainted with UV clear coat
o Retractable carbon fibre bowsprit
o On-deck gennaker snuffer system
o Bartels stainless steel jib furler set
o U-bolt mooring rings on mid-bow and stern (3x)
o Ingenious custom mast foot which allows for easy setting of the mast without a crane
o 1x19 standing rigging with bottle screw adjusters
o Outhaul with 2:1 purchase led inside the boom
o Mainsheet with cleat, swivel, ratchet and four ball-bearing low friction blocks
o 6:1 boom vang purchase
o Two 2:1jib sheets with blocks and cleats
o One 2:1 Dyneema main halyard with cleat
o One Dyneema jib halyard
o One masthead gennaker halyard/gennaker retrieving line
o One bowsprit control line
o Composite shackles for attachments
o Two gennaker sheets
o 8:1 Cunningham control line with blocks and cleats

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