2024 Beneteau America First 18 SE

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. 

Basic Boat Info

Make: Beneteau America
Model: First 18 SE
Year: 2024
Condition: New
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 18'3 ft
Length Of Deck: 23'11 ft
Beam: 7'10 ft
Max Draft: 4'11 ft
Min Draft: 0'7 ft
Bridge Clearance: 27'11 ft
Dry Weight: 1102 lb
Ballast: 2207 lb


Boat Class: Racers
More Info :
  • Hull and deck constructed with hand layup of Soric and foam sandwich with glass fibres reinforced with polyester and vinyl ester resin

  • Chainplates bolted to the hull

  • Hull reinforced with a stringer and bulkheads of the two insubmersibility chambers

  • Deck with moulded high traction non-skid

  • Two transoms hung rudders built of GRP foam sandwich mounted in custom aluminium cassettes

  • Bolts, screws and fittings made of marine grade stainless steel

  • Hull and deck moulded in single tone off-white

  • Hull sheave in a gel coat finish - prepared for the application of antifouling

Keel Arrangement
  • Cast iron swinging keel with epoxy primer and antifouling protection

  • Stainless steel winch with dyneema high modulus rope for hoisting the keel

  • Safety pin arrangement for fixing the keel in the keel box

  • Slots trip keel lips closing the exit of the keel box

  • Lifting straps attachment point on the top of the keel box

Deck Equipment
  • Stainless steel chain plates for shrouds and forestay,

  • Semicircular opening hatch on the foredeck for light and ventilation,

  • Ronstan blocks and cleats for the mainsail, jib and gennaker control lines,

  • Ronstan jib track,

  • Composite tiller with Ronstan tiller extension,

  • Soft (neoprene) cover while sailing and hard (plexiglass and GRP) cover for storage and transport

  • Attachments for engine bracket on stern

  • Manual bilge pump operated from the cockpit

Mast and Rigging
  • Carbon fibre mast and boom with local reinforcements

  • Mast protected with UV resistant foil, boom and bowsprit spray- painted with UV clear coat

  • Extending carbon fibre bowsprit

  • On-deck gennaker snuffer system

  • Bartels stainless steel jib furler set

  • U-bolt mooring rings on mid-bow and stern (3 pieces)

  • Custom mast foot which allows for easy setting of the mast without a crane

  • 1x19 standing rigging with bottle screw adjusters

  • Outhaul with 2:1 purchase led inside the boom

  • Mainsheet with cleat, swivel, ratchet and four ball-bearing low friction blocks

  • 6:1 boom vang purchase

  • Two 2:1jib sheets with blocks and cleats

  • One 2:1 Dyneema main halyard with cleat

  • One Dyneema jib halyard

  • One masthead gennaker halyard/gennaker retrieving line

  • One bowsprit control line

  • Composite shackles for attachments

  • Two gennaker sheets

  • 8:1 Cunningham control line with blocks and cleats

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