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First 18 - 2018 standard

The First 18 - 2018, here in "standard" version, is a 18’ coastal monohull sailboat designed by Samuel Manuard. She was built by Bénéteau (France) and made of sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester. The production started in 2018 and has been awarded the title of "European Yacht of the Year - Category : Special Yacht" in 2010.

The First 18 - 2018 belongs to the First range. The First 18 - 2018 has also been marketed as Seascape 18 and is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Shoal draft.

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First 18 - 2018's   Main Features
Model First 18 - 2018
Version Standard
Type of hull Monohull
Category One design sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Samuel Manuard
Range First
Award 2010 European Yacht of the Year - Category : Special Yacht
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 2018
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Keel :
Swing keel
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 2 transom hung rudders
Cockpit Open aft cockpit
Unsinkable Yes
Trailerable Yes
EC certification C
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) About
21 300
(2019)
First 18 - 2018's   Main dimensions
Hull length 18’
Beam (width) 7’ 10”
Draft 4’ 11”
Draft when appendages up 0’ 6”
Light displacement 1102 lbs
Ballast weight 276 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron
First 18 - 2018's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 255 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 501 sq.ft
Mainsail area 156 sq.ft
Genoa area 99 sq.ft
Asymetric spinnaker area 344 sq.ft
Code 0 area 205 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi (square top mainsail) 7/8
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Carbon fiber
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire
First 18 - 2018's   Performances
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
37.62
Downwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
73.81
Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
25 %
First 18 - 2018's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Outboard engine
First 18 - 2018's   Accommodation
Berth(s) 2

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