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!
- EASY HANDLING
- SOLO OR DOUBLE
- LIGHT AND FAST
- STABLE & SAFE
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.
SOLO OR DOUBLE
Adaptable to single- and double-handed crews alike without compromising sailing experience, thanks to two centreboard slots and furling jib for on-the-go sail changes. Ideal for newcomer's introduction to sailing.
LIGHT AND FAST
Light, modern, wide and flat planing hull design and wave-piercing bow result in a very stable dinghy, built with high-quality vacuum infusion sandwich technology.
STABLE & SAFE
Modern wide and flat hull shape with strong chains and piercing bow results in an extremely stable and safe dinghy which gives the crew sufficient hiking momentum. That's why she can be easily sailed without a trapeze.