2022 Beneteau

First 18 SE

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The First 18 SE is a modern and fun gateway to keel-boat sailing. A wide, flat and stable hull, ballasted swinging keel, gennaker snuffer system, furling jib, and minimized deck controls all facilitate an easy-to-handle yet lively sailing experience. Easily dismantled and trailered, she'll surely fulfill racing ambitions in international one-design classes as well as adventurous sea-camping. 


The First 18 SE can be easily sailed by a crew of 1 to 3 people thanks to a large and clean cockpit, a furling jib, a gennaker snuffer system, a high boom and a mast without a backstay, which allows for a bigger square-top mainsail.


The First 18 SE delivers a dinghy-like sailing experience but on a more stable and safer platform, thanks to the wide and flat hull shape and deep-ballasted swinging keel. Twin rudders ensure complete control even when planing at double-digit speeds. Boat handling and deck controls are simplified as much as possible for the best sailing experience. 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, which ensures fast sailing even in light wind conditions. Thanks to its ergonomic and spacious open cockpit, the boat can be easily sailed solo or with 2 or even up to 3 crew members. Whether in challenging regattas or joyful day sails, you'll always have a chance to explore, learn, and grow with the boat's potential.


Despite being small, the First 18 SE cabin can still accommodate up to two adults in a sea-camping manner. The front V-berth is sized for an 18ft boat and she also comes with smart crew bags for personal belongings and storage under the cockpit, spacious enough for all the technical equipment. Traditional comfort might be limited, but she can get you into the most unreachable places you've never discovered before and connect you with the elements like no other boat. Her large, open cockpit makes her an ideal family sea-camping platform and offers direct access to the sea in cruising mode. A fully retractable swinging keel and removable rudder blades will give you access to some of  the shallowest bays which you previously were incapable of reaching.


Category sail
Condition New
Model Year 2022
Make Beneteau
Model First 18 SE
Class Daysailer, Racer
Hull Material Fiberglass


Length Overall 18' 3"
Beam 7' 10"
Keel Lifting Keel
Draft With Keel Up 7"
Draft With Keel Down 4' 11"
Ballast Weight 276 lbs
Displacement 1,102 lbs

Other Information

Hull Type Planing
Builder Seascape

More Details

Standard Lifting Keel

Comfort Pack Grey

Mainsail and Boom Cover

Rudder Storage Bag

Boat Top Cover - for Transport

Locakable Storage Hatch

2 Rope Bags

Removeable Outboard Bracket

Carrying Bag for the Boom

2 Crew Storage Bags - Grey

Instrument Bracket on Mast

3 to 1 Point Lift System



Trailer Triad trailer


Sails & Rigging


Main North Sails Square top battened main
Furling Genoa North Sails Laminated jib with furler
Asymmetric Spinnaker North Sails Asymmetrical - A5 Heavy Asymmetrcial - Red
Gennaker/Cruising Spinnaker North Sails Gennaker White
Code Zero North Sails Black Code 0 with Top Down Furling System

Sail Details

Mainsail - 156 sq/ft

Jib - 99 sq/ft

Asymetrical Spinnaker - 344 sq/ft

Code 0 - 204 sq/ft

Gennaker - 75 Sq/FT




Mast Material carbon_fiber

Rigging Features

  • Wire Rigging
  • Bow Sprit

Rigging Details

Dyneema Jib Halyard

Dyneema Main Halyard

Spinnaker Halyard

2 Rope Bags

Retractable Bow Sprit - 4'7"

Stainless steel jib furler


Listing Broker: OYS OYS

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.