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  • Beneteau First 24

    • 24.00 ft
    • Cruiser
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The First 24 is a stylish racer and a fast cruiser, an unparalleled compromise in the category of high-performance, transportable, cruising yachts. Ideal for racing with a crew of four, it can accommodate six on a coastal cruise, and eight on day trips.

The First 24, designed by Sam Manuard is a high-performance thoroughbred with a boldly modern hard-chine hull. Most of the standing rigging is led back to the clutches located on the companionway and two winches combined with jammers making trimming child’s play. The First 24 performs particularly well in light and medium air, progressing moderately and with ease at speeds of 15 knots.

Two hatches open a large sail locker built into the bottom of the cockpit. Fenders can be stored here along with a small thermal or electric engine.

Below deck, the vast open interior of the First 24 has a large forward double berth and single berths on either side of the keel box. An ingenious cushion system means you can unite the two single berths to turn them into a double berth. The table can be carried in a bag and set up inside or outside in the cockpit and can be left on shore to make the boat lighter for racing. A small galley with hob and icebox, chemical toilets and an electric pack combined with solar panels make the yacht fully autonomous.

The First 24 is very easy to handle, with similar sensations to a dinghy at the helm, and she sails a good speed in all points of sailing. Competitive but compliant, she performs well in regattas while remaining safe and comfortable for coastal family cruising. She has a swing keel that lifts completely, making her readily transportable and easy to launch, so mooring in shallow waters is practicable.


Basic Information

First 24
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Dimensions & Weight

24.00 ft
23 ft 11 in - 7.29 meter
8 ft 2 in - 2.49 meter
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Dry Weight:
2116 lbs
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Tank Capacities

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  • Design made following European Directive requirements and according to CE certification
  • Hull and deck in vacuum-infused vinylester resin, and polyester sandwich with multi-axial unidirectional lamination
  • Reinforced infused polyester hull in keel and bow parts
  • Moulded deck with anti-slip surface
  • 2 Transom hung polyester sandwich rudders


  • Polyester vinyl composite liftable keel with lead bulb insert
  • Epoxy protection primer on the edges of the keel
  • Stainless steel manual winch
  • Closing seals for the keel well


  • Stainless steel aft pulpit 30 cm / 12’’ with lifebuoy
  • Forward and aft stainless steel mooring cleats
  • Stainless steel chainplates for shrouds and forestay
  • Opening hatch on foredeck 580mm / 1’11’’
  • 2 Jib sheet rails and traveller on the coachroof
  • Halyard and sheet blockers
  • Travellers and cleats
  • Composite tiller + stick
  • 2 Rope bags
  • 2 Roof side glazing
  • 2 Aft boxes in the cockpit


  • 2 Winchs Harken STA20 on the roof


  • Carbon fibre mast and boom, mast with a set of pushing spreaders
  • UV protection on carbon parts
  • 19:1 continuous standing rigging and turnbuckles
  • Retractable bowsprit. Manœuvres from the cockpit
  • 1 Mainsheet and ball bearing sheet tackle
  • Friction rings
  • Kicker tackle
  • 2 Jib sheets
  • 1 Dyneema mainsail halyard
  • 1 Dyneema jib halyard
  • 1 Dyneema spinnaker halyard
  • 2 Reefing lines
  • 1 Spinnaker tack
  • 2 Spinnaker sheets
  • 1 Cunningham
  • Jib furler
  • Transport bag for the mast


  • North Sails 24 m² / 258 sq/ft pentex triradial square headed mainsail with 2 reefing lines and headline
  • North Sails 16 m² / 172 sq/ft battened pentex triradial jib with closure along the luff
  • North Sails 63 m² / 678 sq/ft 0,75 oz asymmetric spinnaker (White)


  • Partition walls and furniture in satin top coat and gel coat RAL 9003 white on moulded parts for a clean and easy-care finish


  • Double V-berth with unsinkable volume underneath
  • Light and ventilation by deck hatch 580 mm / 1’1’’
  • Cushions for the V-berth


  • Companionway with plexiglass access door, code lock
  • Bright and spacious cabin space
  • Long berths, with 1,5 m / 4’11’’ of storage, the rest being devoted to the unsinkability volume
  • Textile storage bags
  • 2 Retractable steps on both sides of the keel well
  • Cushions for the berths
  • Small cushions to widen the berth
  • Foam lined floor

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  • Beneteau First 24


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