Beneteau First 24
A smart pocket cruiser, a joyful day-sailor or a solid club racer – whichever way you choose to use your First 24, she’ll be equally ready, with sleeping accommodations for up to four wrapped in an ultramodern performance hull. A completely retractable keel gives you unfettered access to the shallowest cruising grounds and the possibility of quickly launching and retrieving the boat from any ordinary ramp. Her light and stable hull, alu rig, classic backstay and dacron sails make her the ideal holiday cruiser, within operational reach of even the most beginners.
The First 24 will show her true nature under sail. A flat, modern planing hull and a deep ballasted keel deliver a fast and fun sailing experience. The hull shape and the deep swinging keel result in high stability, and the twin rudders ensure complete control in any condition. Because of the very light hull, she’ll keep moving even under light wind. Thanks to a spacious cockpit design, you’ll enjoy easy handling in a solo, double-handed or fully crewed setup, whether you are relaxing on an afternoon sail, partaking in a club race, or cruising with your family. In any case, she will surprise you with fun, comfortable and relaxed sailing.
The interior welcomes you with one big open-space salon that can easily accommodate up to 4 adults, 2 on the bow V-berth and 2 on smart extendable side berths. She provides all the essential amenities you can expect on a modern 24ft boat – crew bags for personal belongings, storage under the benches, indoor/outdoor tables and a dedicated place for the chemical toilet in the back of the salon. For technical storage, there is a big space under the cockpit area, which is accessible from the exterior. The sizeable and clean open-cockpit area offers an excellent ratio between comfort and sailing experience. Wide side benches, together with a stern bench, provide a great relaxing place; they also keep you connected and close to the water, as the cockpit can easily welcome 4 or 5 sailors.
Hull Length: 23’11”
Hull Beam: 8’2″
Light displacement: 2,204 lbs
CE Certification: C8
Draft (Std keel): 6’7″ / 10″
Ballast (Std keel): 705 lbs
Draft (Shallow keel): 3’7″ / 1′
Ballast (Shallow keel): 948 lbs
Mainsail (Dacron): 187.3 sq ft
Jib (Dacron): 138.9 sq ft
Gennaker (Nylon): 532.8 sq ft
Unsinkable compartmentalized volume: 56.5 cubic ft
Building technology: Vacuum-Infused GRP