Fun to sail solo or two-handed, the First 14 is a simple, robust sailing yacht. With emphasis on design and ergonomics, this dinghy is an ideal introduction to sailing and the joy of surfing
Designed by Sam Manuard, the First 14’s planing hull strives to achieve the best compromise between speed and stability. The dinghy’s double centre-board casing means that she can be sailed solo (centreboard further aft and cat rig) or two-up (centreboard further forward and with a set of three sails). With a sail area varying between 8.5 and 21.5 m², the First 14 is highly adaptable and suited to all levels of ability. Designed for a wide range of crew sizes and weights, the cockpit has several seat heights: she is particularly comfortable on the longest sides. With a set of removable wheels, every detail on the First 14 aims to simplify sailing in every way.
FUN FOR EVERYONE
Stable, fast and easy to handle, the First 14 is remarkably versatile. She is all fun and thrills for all ages!
Ten Reasons to Say Yes
136 Years of Expertise: Named after one of the first families of boat building, BENETEAU is one of the oldest yards to still be majority owned by the family
A Boat Building Family: Founded by the Beneteau family in 1884, BENETEAU today still shares the history, experience, and passion passed down by generations of boat builders.
A Global Company: Comprised of over 7,000 employees and 12 production sites around the world, BENETEAU holds a strong global presence. Our US factory in Marion, South Carolina has built over 9,000 boats since its opening in 1986.
Part of the Largest Boat Builder in the World: We are the market leader for sailboats, with over 30 years of sailboat building here in the US. In the year 2017- 2018, the group sold 10,000 boats around the world.
High-Quality Service: Trained through the BENETEAU Academy, our 400+ dealers have access to a training program unique to our diverse products and services.
Innovation Since 1884: With every new model, our design team strategically integrates new innovations and technology, while maintaining the cure principals of our boat building expertise.
Superior Quality Control: With a unique set of resources, an advanced R & D program, and strong global teams, BENETEAU has the ability to test 3rd party components for longevity and design their own components to exceed market demands.
A Distinct Warranty Program: BENETEAU is proud to offer an industry leading 7 year structural and 3 year component warranty.
High-End Engineering: We choose the best naval architects and designers to create unrelentingly innovative boats with high quality design
Commitment to Sustainability: BENETEAU has been awarded the 150 50001 certification upon implementing proactive policies which seek to reduce its impact on the environment. From design, to factory operations, to the footprint of each boat, each phase is designed to preserve the world we explore.