Beneteau First 24 SE
The First 24 SE is a modern high-tech sport cruiser, capable of delivering thrilling performance in a versatile package that is easy to use and maintain. She is of course trailerable, and her smart mast-raising system allows a single user to launch and go, giving her access to a wide variety of cruising and racing grounds, from international one-design regattas to coastal adventure races. And at the end of the day, she will welcome you with a basic but smart interior, offering all basic cruising amenities for four people. No matter the mode, she is a pure sailing sensation.
The First 24 SE is a true pocket-rocket, defined by a racing background of the design team. An incredible sail area to displacement ratio ensures fast sailing in strong and light wind conditions. Downwind planing in stronger breezes is a real blast and a pure joy because of the stable hull, and the deep, ballasted keel and twin rudders, which give you complete control. The First 24 SE is enjoyable in lighter conditions too, as she reacts to the slightest wind gusts and can easily reach the wind-speeds. Spacious, open and carefully thought-out cockpit ergonomics work in solo, double-handed or fully-crewed setups and guarantee easy handling and comfortable sailing, no matter if you’re on a relaxed afternoon sail or racing in one-design regattas.
The First 24 SE interior is minimalistic and very weight-sensitive, but in addition to her performance, she still provides all key amenities you can expect on a modern 24ft high-performance racer. The large open-space salon can easily sleep up to 4 adults, two on the V-berth and two on the extendable side beds. Her removable crew bags house personal belongings, and can be stored under the benches. Her indoor/outdoor table can be used in the salon or cockpit, and there is even a dedicated place for a chemical toilet. For technical storage, there is a large-volume capacity under the cockpit area, accessible from the exterior. All interior components function as parts of the boat structure, as well. Furthermore, the First 24 SE is also highly modular, so one can easily reduce additional weight for racing.
Joining the One Design Class gives you access to the largest recreational community of like-minded sailors. It enables you to test your skills on the racecourse and enjoy good company ashore.
Length overall: 23’11’’
Hull Length: 23’11’’
Hull Beam: 8’2’’
Light displacement: 2,028 lbs
CE Certification: C8
Air Draft: 36’3″
Draft (Std keel): 6’7″ / 10″
Ballast (Std keel): 705 lbs
Draft (Shallow keel): 3’7″ / 1′
Ballast (Shallow keel): 948 lbs
Main sail (Laminate): 24,0 m²
Jib (Laminate): 164.7 sq ft
Gennaker (Nylon): 624.3 sq ft
Insubmersibility volume: 56.5 cubic ft