DESCRIPTION OF THE BOAT
First 14 introduces the modern world of fast and planing dinghies to novice sailors. She is a light, fast and exciting dinghy designed with the sailor in mind. The promise of an accessible, easy-to-handle and, foremost, fun sailboat is fulfilled with the design, building technology and quality materials that also simplify maintenance.
Naval Architect: Samuel Manuard
Concept et R&D: Seascape
WHY FIRST 14?
Effortless-to-handle, entry-level dinghy thanks to smart design features – stable hull; big, clean and ergonomic cockpit; simplified control lines, furling and self-tacking jib, gennaker snuffer system, higher boom and no trapeze.
First 14 is an ideal entry-level dinghy for one or two sailors – a unique gateway to modern sailing that delivers an exciting sailing experience in an easy-to-handle and accessible package. Furling and self-tacking jib, wide and stable hull, and spacious open cockpit free of tangled ropes guarantee endless fun on the water. She is designed to be sailed without trapeze, and you can easily adjust the sail area depending on the wind strength or crew size without compromising sailing experience, thanks to two centreboard positions. With easy-to-maintain deck equipment, aluminium rig and dacron sails she brings hassle-free ownership.
Freedom on the water is enhanced by unique removable wheels that will allow you to explore distant shores without the need to return to the starting point. Most hidden, wild and beautiful beaches are now easily accessible as never before.
On land, she is light enough to be transported on the car's roof, so you will be able to take her everywhere with you. Thanks to flat bench design, she can be easily transported turned upside-down, and dividable mast and equipment easily fit into the hull, so the car's backpack remains free for your family's belongings.
Hull Length: 4,30m
Hull Beam: 1,70m
Light displacement: 74kg
CE Certification: D2
Mainsail (dacron): 7,7m²
Jib (dacron): 2,9m²
Gennaker (nylon): 13,2m²
Building technology: vacuum-infused GRP
Air draft: 6,10m