The **First 27 - 2018** is a 26’2” (7.99m) cruiser-racer sailboat designed by *Sam Manuard Yacht Design* (France). She is built since 2018 by *Bénéteau* (France). She has been awarded "*2015 - Cruising World - Boat of the Year: Cruiser/Racer*".

The**First 27 - 2018** has also been marketed as Seascape 27.

The

- Model
- First 27 - 2018
- Hull type
- Monohull
- Category
- Cruiser-racer sailboat
- Sailboat builder
- Sailboat designer
- Sailboat range
- Country
- France
- Construction
- GRP (glass reinforced polyester):

- Hull: Sandwich foam fiberglass vinylester (vacuum infusion)

- Deck: Sandwich foam fiberglass vinylester (vacuum infusion) - First built hull
- 2018
- Last built hull
- Still in production
- Award(s)
- 2015:
*Cruising World - Boat of the Year: Cruiser/Racer*

- 2015:
- Appendages
- Keel : swing keel
- Helm
- Single tiller
- Rudder
- Twin transom hung rudders
- Unsinkable
- Yes
- Trailerable
- Yes
- EC design category
*iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)*

A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m

B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m

C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m

D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m - B
- Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
- About65 500 €(2020)

- Hull length
- 26’ 2”7.99 m
- Waterline length
- 26’ 2”7.99 m
- Beam (width)
- 8’ 4”2.54 m
- Draft
- 6’ 5”1.95 m
- Draft when appendages up
- 3’ 1”0.95 m
- Light displacement (M
_{LC}) - 3042 lb1380 kg
- Ballast weight
- 1345 lb610 kg
- Ballast type
- Cast iron / lead fin

- Upwind sail area
- 517 ft²48 m²
- Downwind sail area
- 1163 ft²108 m²
- Mainsail area
- 301 ft²28 m²
- Genoa area
- 215 ft²20 m²
- Asymmetric spinnaker area
- 861 ft²80 m²
- Rigging type
- Sloop Marconi (square top mainsail) 9/10
- Mast configuration
- Deck stepped mast
- Rotating spars
- No
- Number of levels of spreaders
- 2
- Spreaders angle
- Swept-back
- Spars construction
- Carbon fiber spars
- Standing rigging
- 1x19 strand wire continuous

- Upwind sail area to displacement
*iThe 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 25 it indicates a fast sailboat. - 417 ft²/T38.72 m²/T
- Downwind sail area to displacement
*iThe 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. - 938 ft²/T87.13 m²/T
- Displacement-length ratio (DLR)
*iThe Displacement Length Ratio (DLR) is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. The DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).*

The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length:

a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat. - 77
- Ballast ratio
*iThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the mass of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shapes and the position of the center of gravity, only the boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shapes should be compared.*

The higher the ballast ratio is, the greater is the stability. - 44 %
- Critical hull speed
*iAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".*

The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34. - 6.86 knots

- Engine(s)
- 1 outboard or inboard engine
- Engine(s) power (min./max.)
- 3 HP / 10 HP
- Fuel type
- Diesel for inboard engine, gas for outboard

- Cockpit
- Open aft cockpit
- Cabin(s)
- 1
- Berth(s) (min./max.)
- 2 / 6
- Head(s)
- 1
- Fridge/ice-box capacity
- 10.6 gal40 liters

Sailboats

First built hull

Hull length

2012

27’ 5”8.35 m

2017

32’9.75 m

2015

23’7 m

1994

29’ 6”8.98 m

2017

40’12.2 m

2013

24’ 7”7.5 m

2013

28’ 7”8.72 m

2016

24’7.3 m

2018

24’7.3 m

2016

22’6.7 m

2002

27’ 2”8.3 m

1999

27’ 11”8.5 m

2013

29’ 2”8.9 m

2012

26’ 2”7.99 m

2005

29’ 11”9.12 m