The First 27 was designed for offshore racing by naval architect Sam Manuard, who took 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 seriously competitive boat. Her hull shape, carbon rig, and deep draught lead keel contribute to her remarkable stability. With her manually operated lifting keel taking up 50% of her weight, she is powerful and fast, yet delightfully easy to haul and tow. The cockpit is spacious and comfortable, with two foot chocks running its entire length.
The First 27 has many ingenious fittings and 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 the crew’s personal effects, a large table on keel casing leg, and the companionway steps housing a bottom compartment that is the perfect size for a fridge.
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A light, robust racing yacht, the First 27 has big potential and offers speed and thrills for hours of fun aboard!