Annapolis Yacht Sales

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  • Beneteau First 27

    • 38.00 ft
    • Cruiser
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The First 27 is a small towable sports cruiser packed with potential. A born leader, she is ideal for racing offshore where she eats up the miles. Yet she is also perfect for comfortable sailing adventures shared with friends.

The First 27 was designed for offshore racing by naval architect Sam Manuard, taking inspiration from his own racing experience. Featuring a hard chine as far as the stem, vertical sides, a good beam on the waterline and twin rudders, she has all the makings of a robust competitive boat. Her hull shape, carbon rig, and deep draught lead keel, combine to make here remarkably stable. With her keel taking up 50% of her weight, she is an incredibly powerful yacht. The cockpit is spacious and comfortable, and has two foot chocks over the full length. With a manually operated hydraulic jack to lift the keel, the First 27 is easy to tow.

The First 27 has lots of ingenious fittings and she is ideal for a few days cruising with a crew of 4. The fore cabin has a large double berth while two berths sliding below the cockpit double the length of the saloon seats. The style of the interior is simple yet boldly contemporary, featuring many clever details that everyone will love: folding doors held by magnets, shelves that double up as bags to embark/disembark everyone’s personal effects, a large table on keel casing leg, and the companionway steps housing storage with a bottom compartment the perfect size for a fridge.



Basic Information

First 27
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Dimensions & Weight

38.00 ft
37 ft 9 in - 11.51 meter
8 ft 4 in - 2.54 meter
Draft - max:
6 ft 7 in - 2.01 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:
1344 lbs
Deadrise Aft:

Optional Engine

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Tank Capacities

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Fresh Water Tank:
Holding Tank:


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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
  • White gel coat


  • Lifting keel made of lead, cast iron and polyester epoxy composite
  • Hydraulic manual keel lifting pump


  • Fore and aft pulpits 60 cm / 2’’ with 6 stanchions and wires
  • Forward and aft stainless steel mooring cleats
  • Stainless steel chainplates for shrouds and forestay
  • 1 Opening deck hatch for access to the head (580 x 580 mm / 1’11’’ x 1’11’’)
  • 1 Opening panel for access and ventilation of the cabin (255 x 255 mm / 10’’ x 10’’*2)
  • 1 Mainsail traveller with cleats
  • 9 Halyard and sheet blockers
  • Composite tiller, carbon look + Stick
  • 2 Rope bags + 2 Crank bags
  • Manual bilge pump
  • 2 Hull portholes
  • Mooring locker
  • Compartment for outboard engine in cockpit bottom with 2 top covers, 1 lower cover and engine mounting
  • Aft locker
  • Swimming ladder


  • 2 Harken STA15 winches for halyards
  • 2 Harken STA20 primary winches


  • Mast and boom made of carbon fibre; mast with 2 set of spreaders
  • UV protection on carbon parts
  • 19:1 continuous standing rigging and turnbuckles
  • Reef and kicker with 8:1 pulley sets built into the boom
  • Retractable bowsprit. Manœuvres from the cockpit
  • 1 Mainsheet with ball bearing pulleys
  • 16:1 kicker
  • Jib sheets
  • 1 Mainsail halyard Spectra 2:1
  • 1 Spectra jib halyard
  • 1 Spectra foresail halyard
  • 1 Mast head gennaker halyard
  • 1 Split gennaker halyard
  • 3 Reefing lines
  • Asymmetric spinnaker sheets
  • 1 Cunningham
  • 2 Jib altitude settings
  • 2 Jib sheet in-haulers
  • Mainsail car adjustment


  • LED interior lights
  • 1 LED battery light in the head and 2 in the fore cabin
  • Three-color navigation / mooring lights with switch on the dashboard
  • Sentinel boat locating software, monitoring in case of absence (magnetic sensor on the door), battery protection, recording trips, headings, distances, travel time and speed
  • Double USB socket
  • 1 12 V Power outlet
  • Electric dashboard with 5 circuit breakers
  • Battery AGM 12 V / 70 A
  • Control of the battery breaker
  • LCD battery monitoring display
  • Electrical installation for electronic options


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


  • Bright and spacious salon with wide companionway
  • Foam-reinforced aluminium mounts, and galley / sink fastenings
  • Keel well cover with table fastening
  • Cool box 40L / * 2 with refrigerator option
  • Berths 4 m / 13’1’’ with 2 m / 6’7’’ storage, the rest being devoted to the aft insubmersibility volume 2 / 6’7’’
  • Space for reserves or other systems under the companionway steps, with cover
  • 2 Ergonomic companionway steps
  • Companionway, door and sliding plexiglass cover


  • Double V-berth with unsinkable volume underneath
  • Light and ventilation provided by the generous access hatch 255 x 255 mm / 10’’ x 10’’


  • Base for chemical or marine toilet
  • Light and ventilation provided by the deck hatch 580x580 mm/ 1’11’’ x 1’11’’

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Annapolis Yacht Sales
7350 Edgewood Rd.
Annapolis, MD, US