2018 Beneteau First 20

One heck of a number that has continuously evolved these last twenty years and more, with a touch of insolence that has kept it young.  The First 20 has become more aggressive and stylish. Her look is more modern and in her class she offers the best balance between safety, performance and habitability. This classic small boat enjoys playing in the big league in all weather.

The First 20 has a harmonious and high-performing Finot-Conq hull that proves a model of stability.  Thanks to an unstayed mast she features a generous sail plan with a square-top mainsail, 2016 code zero and asymmetric spinnaker on option.  Yachtsmen are keen on 
the twin rudder helm and the chain locker.

Increasingly habitable and comfortable, the First 20’s interior has done away with bulkheads. By replacing the mast prop with a structure built into the deck, this coastal cruiser offers a feeling of interior space second to none. Inside she is bathed in light by the deck hatch, and generously spacious with four berths and many storage spaces. She suits a wide variety of programmes.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Beneteau
Model: First 20
Year: 2018
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 21 ft
Length Overall: 21 ft
Waterline Length: 19'8 ft
Beam: 8'2 ft
Max Draft: 5'11 ft
Min Draft: 2'4 ft
Dry Weight: 2,745 lb
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Engine Power: 10hp


Boat Class: Racers, Daysailers

Design in accordance with European Directive requirements and according to CE certification.
• Monolithic hull design in polyester
• Structural counter moulding made with unidirectional fabrics laminated and stuck evenly to the hull
• Deck made of injection moulding (Fibreglass sandwich / Balsa wood / Polyester resin)
• Accessible areas covered in a «Picot» type non-slip surface
• Hull-deck join screwed, bonded and trimmed with 1 bulwark
• Cast iron keel, pivoted and adjusted with a manual system of lifting screw and handle. Mounted with adjustable plates
• 2 retractable polyester rudders with sleeve system
• White coloured hull - Decoration dark grey

Deck Equipment


• Deck-stepped, freestanding aluminium anodised mast, single spreaders
• Anodised aluminium boom
• Discontinuous stainless steel standing rigging and Dyform
• Shroud chain plates fixed to hull-deck joint
• 1 mainsail tackle mounted on snap shackle in cockpit bottom
• 1 Adjustable boom vang by hoist
• 1 trimming tackle on boom
• Genoa furler
• 2 genoa sheet tracks with back and forth adjustable bearing cars
• Rigging run back to cockpit
• Complete running rigging: 1 Genoa furler line, 1 Genoa halyard,
1 Main halyard, 1 Reef line
• 2 cheek blocks
• 4 clutches
• 1 Jam cleat
• 2 Belaying cleats
• 2 Jamming cleats

• 2 aluminium winches (H08A): Genoa sheet, Halyards and Reef line
• 1 Winch handle

• Self-draining chain locker
• 1 Stainless steel bow fitting 1 stainless steel bow roller
• 4 Aluminium mooring cleats

• 1 stainless steel 3 leg pulpit
• 2 Stainless steel pushpits
• Stainless steel single guardrails and stanchions

• Self-draining cockpit
• 2 wet lockers with locks
• 2 solid wood footrests on cockpit benches
• Solid wood tiller with jointed extension
• Benches cockpit polyester

• 1 Stainless steel bathing ladder
• 1 handhold


• Woodwork: Light Alpi teak
• White ceruse oak laminate flooring, Polyester, Non-slip
• Vinyl fabric spar ceiling on deck counter-moulding
• PVC Arredo upholstery

Headroom: 1,45 m / 4’9’’
• 1 sliding companionway hatch with fitted window

• Double bed (1,90 m x 1,40 m / 6’3’’ x 4’7’’) - Foam mattress with cover
• 1 circular opening deck hatch

• Storage

Headroom: 1,45 m / 4’9’’
• 2 bench seats / Single berths (2,20 m x 0,60 m / 7’3’’ x 2’) with mattress and cover
• Storage
• 2 oilskins pegs
• 2 fixed hull portholes


• 1 12 V 50 Amp battery
• 1 12 V electrical and 6 function panel with fuses
• Navigation lights
• Lighting: Ceiling lights and lamp fittings


• 1 Manual bilge pump

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