2023 Beneteau America First 27 SE

The First 27 SE brings the cutting edge of offshore racing into the hands of recreational sailors – the performance, the technology, the community, and of course, the exhilaration. As an all-weather, one-design offshore racer, her Samual Manuard-designed hull delivers an extraordinary sailing experience.

Planing at double-digit speeds is easier than ever. The First 27 SE promises a thrilling and pure sailing experience. She sources her performance from a modern hull design and a light but stiff vacuum-infused hull construction. She has a hull with very high initial stability, a deep lead-bulb keel, an easily-handled carbon rig,  and a large square-top mainsail without a backstay or runners. Smart cockpit ergonomics and a balanced twin-rudder steering system all empower her sailors to handle her with confidence. No matter if you're sailing solo, double-handed or fully crewed, the First 27 SE will reward you with an astonishing sailing experience and pure joy under the sail.

The First 27 SE is the only Category B trailerable 27ft boat on the market with a fully functional interior. What might look minimalistic is a extremely weight-sensitive interior, where all components are also functioning as part of the boat's structure. She can accommodate up to 6 adults, 2 in a separated bow cabin, and 4 in the salon. Thanks to innovative magnetic doors, the mid-section of the boat can be converted to house a proper marine toilet, or used as a front cabin extension or "wet-room" for sail-changes. She also offers crew bags for personal belongings, a fridge, a foldable table and a sail-locker. Combined with other practicalities, these make her the ultimate adventure cruiser for sailing connoisseurs. Lastly, everything is modular so that the weight can be adjusted for racing endeavors.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Beneteau America
Model: First 27 SE
Year: 2023
Condition: New
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 26'3 ft
Length Of Deck: 26'3 ft
Beam: 8'4 ft
Max Draft: 6'7 ft
Min Draft: 3'1 ft
Bridge Clearance: 40 ft
Dry Weight: 3417 lb
Ballast: 2207 lb


Boat Class: Racers
More Info :
  • Hull and deck constructed with Vacuum Infusion of Vinyl ester resin, foam and Soric GRP sandwich with unidirectional and biaxial laminates

  • Hull is reinforced with Infused GRP stringers in the keel and bow sections

  • Hull and deck are moulded in single tone off-white,

  • Deck with high traction non-skid moulded

  • Carbon fibre beams laminated on keel box and glued to the deck to support mast compression and keel hydraulic ram

  • Two transoms hung balanced rudders, built of GRP foam sandwich,

  • Red chainplates bolted to the main structural bulkhead

  • Bolts, screws and fittings are all made of stainless marine grade stainless steel

  • An underwater area finished in gelcoat, prepared for sanding, epoxy primer and antifouling application

Keel Arrangement
  • Swinging keel with “elephant leg” lead bulb, main steel structural element and epoxy GRP enclosure

  • Laminated areas of the keel are pre-painted with epoxy primer for easier antifouling treatment

  • Manually operated hydraulic pump with stainless steel hydraulic ram built in the Carbon fibre mast support

Deck Equipment
  • 60 cm high stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and six stanchions painted in mat black, with double lifelines

  • Stainless steel bow and stern mooring cleats

  • Stainless steel chain plates for side shrouds and forestay painted in mat red

  • Four Wichard folding pad eyes for lifting straps at mid two stations,

  • 2x Harken STA15 secondary halyard winches and 2x Harken STA20 jib and gennaker trim primary winches

  • 2x Spinlock winchfeeder on the coachroof

  • Two rope bags and two winch handle bags, Outils Océans & First branded

  • Wide mainsail traveller, installed over the tiller

  • Carbon tiller with Spinlock EA1200DS tiller extension

  • Laminated tempered glass windows on both sides of the hull

  • An opening hatch of 58 cm x 58 cm / 23 x 23 inch for light

  • ventilation and deck access to the mid-section compartment

  • An opening hatch of 25,5 cm x 25,5 cm / 10 x 10 inch for front cabin ventilation

  • Bow anchor locker with Dyneema J3 staysail attachment point on the deck

  • Stern storage compartment cover

  • Foldable outboard cockpit compartment with two top, one bottom cover and Tohatsu 9.8HP engine bracket (not mounted)

  • Manual bilge pump operated from the cockpit

Mast and Rigging
  • CompoTech mast and boom with two sets of swept-back spreaders build in high-quality carbon fibre
  • Ronstan aluminium mainsail track (for mainsail cars)
  • All carbon parts UV protected
  • Mast transport & storage bag
  • Continuous 1x19 standing rigging with bottle screw adjusters
  • Retractable carbon bowsprit controlled from the cockpit
  • Dyneema pole-out control line
  • Dyneema gennaker tackline
  • 2:1 Dyneema mainsail halyard with Wichard MX8 halyard shackle
  • Dyneema jib halyard
  • 2:1 Dyneema staysail halyard
  • Dyneema masthead gennaker halyard
  • Dyneema fractional gennaker halyard
  • 9x Spinlock clutches for halyards, mainsail reefs and bowsprit control lines
  • Ronstan blocks and cleats for the mainsail, jibs and gennakers control lines
  • One tapered mainsheet with ball bearing low friction blocks
  • Three mainsail reef lines Control line for the mainsail traveller
  • 8:1 outhaul purchase led inside the boom
  • 8:1 cunningham purchase
  • 16:1 vang purchase
  • Three jib sheets
  • Spliced Dyneema jib inhaulers with a fixed length,
  • 2:1 jib downhaulers with control lines, cleats and blocks
  • Two tapered gennaker sheets with blocks
  • Bulkheads and furniture lightly covered with mat paint with white gel coat on the moulded parts for light, clean and low maintenance finish

Front Cabin

  • Double V-berth with insubmersibility volume underneath
  • Opening hatch of 25,5 cm x 25,5 cm / 10 x 10 inch for front cabin ventilation

Mid-section compartment / Wet room

  • An opening hatch of 58 cm x 58 cm / 23 x 23 inch for ligh ventilation and deck access to the mid-section compartment
  • The base for chemical or flush toilet with monolithic reinforcements for valves on the starboard side


  • Bright and spacious saloon area with large Plexiglass companionway washboard and sliding hatch

  • Dedicated storage place for washboard back of the companionway steps

  • Benches on both sides of the saloon, divided into four wooden covers of the storage space underneath

  • Main electric box and battery in aft port compartment and keel hydraulic pump under aft starboard compartment

  • Padded back-supports with gimbal cooker holder attachment points on both sides and storage behind the nets

  • Wide berths in the stern on both sides, with insubmersiblity chambers underneath

  • Front and aft keel box covers with table attachment point with a screw on the aft

  • GRP boxes under the ceiling and under the companionway for electrical equipment

  • Extra storage room under the companionway and engine box for fresh-water tank or other systems, with cover

  • Two ergonomically shaped wooden companionway steps

  • Well insulated 40L icebox below bottom companionway step, with fridge compressor upgrade possibility

  • Light grey EVA foam floorboards

  • Shrouds attachments counter plates painted in mat red

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