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First 14

The First 14 introduces the modern world of fast and planing dinghies to novice sailors. She is a light, fast and exciting dinghy designed with the sailor in mind. The promise of an accessible, easy-to-handle and, foremost, fun sailboat is fulfilled with the design, building technology and quality materials that also simplify maintenance. Adaptable to single- and double-handed crews alike without compromising sailing experience, thanks to two centerboard slots and a furling jib for on-the-go sail changes.

Key Features:

  • High-quality vacuum infusion sandwich technology
  • Flat planing hull design and wave-piercing bow
  • Advanced Stability
  • Clean and ergonomic cockpit;
  • Simplified control lines,
  • Furling and self-tacking jib
  • Gennaker snuffer system
  • Higher boom and no trapeze
  • Two slot centerboard
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The sail configuration can be reduced to suit experienced sailors or novices and children alike. With the jib furled, smaller mainsail, and centreboard moved aft, this gives a smaller sail plan for easily controlled sailing. You’ve got two options when choosing a First 14; where the ‘standard’ version includes a mainsail only which is suited to single-handed sailing or beginners, and the double-handed version includes bowsprit and set of three sails. The standard version can be upgraded at any time when you’re ready for the next challenge! 

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Easily Transportable

Whatever your means of transportation, the First 14 is a breeze to carry around. It is light enough to be transported on the car’s roof, where it can be easily turned upside-down and transported to which ever sailing destination you wish! The dividable mast and equipment easily fit into the hull to make a compact package. The vacuum-infusion sandwich construction means it can maintain optimum weight while still being strong and durable. The trailer features unique removable wheels that will allow you to explore distant shores. 


  • Naval architect: Samuel Manuard / Seascape
  • Hull Length: 4,30 m / 14’1’’
  • Hull Beam: 1,70 m / 5’7’’
  • Light Displacement: Hull: 72 kg Sails: 110 kg
  • CE Certification: D2

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