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First 27

Designed to race and cruise, the First 27 exceeds expectations with great performance features as well as a well optimised interior space. We all know kiwi sailors love to put up as much sail as possible, and the 27 does not disappoint with it’s further aft mast positioning and high weight-to-ballast ratio. The result? A fast, safe ride which fits a wide range of needs, including regattas, family trips, and leisurely jaunts along the coastline. You decide!

Key Features:

  • Light, vacuum-infused hull
  • Deep, low-centre-of-gravity keel
  • Reliable 15-hp engine
  • Simple linear shaft drive and foldable propeller
  • Minimised and simplified deck space
  • Sleeps 6 adults
  • Gas-burner, sink and fresh water
  • Fixed keel
  • Fully trail-able
  • Swim ladder
  • Very safe - stable, unsinkable hull due to three insubmersability chambers, crash-box, inboard engine and balanced twin rudders for complete control.
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The First 27 promises great performance and a unique sailing experience, capable of planning at as little as 12 knots of wind. With special attention to where the weight is placed, the design is intended to maximise performance and keep it clean and organised. Features such as the clean cockpit layout and deck gear mean this boat is simple to sail while providing a fun, easily managed experience for all. She’s stable and safe thanks to an unsinkable hull with three insubmersability chambers, a crash box, an inboard engine, and balanced twin rudders for complete control. Whether you’re keen to take a crew out racing or family and friends up the coast, this is a versatile, seaworthy design that is easy to set up and sail. 

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Inside, the layout includes a sleeping room for up to 6 adults, with two in the bow cabin and 4 in the saloon. The interior is a very bright and airy space equipped with a removable table and fridge, a galley gas burner, and a fresh water sink. A foldable magnetic door in the midsection can be cleverly converted to a marine toilet with a black water tank or else used as a front cabin extension. The cockpit welcomes convertible benches, a removable table, and a swim ladder with shower. All in all it makes for a clever cruiser/ racer with space for family or friends to enjoy.


  • Naval architect: Samuel Manuard / Seascape
  • Interior design: Gigodesign
  • Length Over All: 7.99 m / 26’ 3’’
  • Hull Beam: 2.54 m / 8’ 4’’
  • Light Displacement: 1700 kg / 3902,18 lbs
  • Max Engine Power (Hp): 15 hp
  • Propulsion: Yanmar Inboard
  • CE Certification: B6

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