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First 18 SE

The First 18 Seascape edition is a fun and safe design with all you need to enjoy an exciting sailing experience. Designed to perform thanks to her very light displacement, the boat is set up with simple yet sturdy systems including a ballasted swinging keel; gennaker snuffer system; furling jib and minimised deck controls. Now easier than ever to handle with minimal prep time thanks to straight forward trailering and dismantling. The First 18 SE is suitable for fully crewed or single-handed sailing, and has been superbly designed to maximise every inch of space on the boat both outside and in. 

Key Features:

  • Wide, flat and stable hull
  • Can be sailed by a crew 1 – 3
  • Large clean cockpit
  • Large square top mainsail
  • Ballasted swinging keel
  • Gennaker snuffer system
  • Furling jib
  • Removable rudders blades
  • Light carbon mast
  • Easily slip slip-launchable
  • Great safety - Insumbersibility chambers make her unsinkable, swinging keel and twin rudders for control.
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Stable and lightweight with a wide and flat hull shape, deep-ballasted swinging keel and high performance rigging, the First 18 SE delivers a dinghy-like sailing experience but on a more safe and stable platform. Simple systems make for easy handling and the boat’s responsiveness makes every sail fun and fast. A lifting keel means you can beach wherever you want, or sail right into your favourite bay. System and boat controls are simplified leaving a nice and clear deckspace.  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.

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The interior layout may well surprise you an amazing amount of space for a boat of this size with room for up to two adults to sleep. A user-friendly companionway leads you inside where there is a great sized v-berth with smart crew bags for personal belongings. Suitable for cruising the coastline or racing in the harbour, this is a design that will impress. 


  • Naval architect: Manuard YD / Seascape
  • Length Over All: 5.55 m / 18’ 3’’
  • Hull Beam: 2,38 m / 7’ 10’’
  • Light Displacement: 500 kg / 1102,31 lbs
  • CE Certification: C4
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