Willis Marine Center
17 Mill Dam Rd,
Huntington, NY 11743 , 40 52.949 N
73 25.405 W
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2023 Beneteau America First 24 SE

Year 2023
Length 23'11 ft

The First 24 SE is a modern high-tech sport cruiser, capable of delivering thrilling performance in a versatile package that is easy to use and maintain. She is of course trailerable, and her smart mast-raising system allows a single user to launch and go, giving her access to a wide variety of cruising and racing grounds, from international one-design regattas to coastal adventure races. And at the end of the day, she will welcome you with a basic but smart interior, offering all basic cruising amenities for four people. No matter the mode, she is a pure sailing sensation.

The First 24 SE is a true pocket-rocket, defined by a racing background of the design team. An incredible sail area to displacement ratio ensures fast sailing in strong and light wind conditions. Downwind planing in stronger breezes is a real blast and a pure joy because of the stable hull, and the deep, ballasted keel and twin rudders, which give you complete control.  The First 24 SE is enjoyable in lighter conditions too, as she reacts to the slightest wind gusts and can easily reach the wind-speeds. Spacious, open and carefully thought-out cockpit ergonomics work in solo, double-handed or fully-crewed setups and guarantee easy handling and comfortable sailing, no matter if you're on a relaxed afternoon sail or racing in one-design regattas.

The First 24 SE interior is minimalistic and very weight-sensitive, but in addition to her performance, she still provides all key amenities you can expect on a modern 24ft high-performance racer. The large open-space salon can easily sleep up to 4 adults, two on the V-berth and two on the extendable side beds. Her removable crew bags house personal belongings, and can be stored under the benches. Her indoor/outdoor table can be used in the salon or cockpit, and there is even a dedicated place for a chemical toilet. For technical storage, there is a large-volume capacity under the cockpit area, accessible from the exterior. All interior components function as parts of the boat structure, as well. Furthermore, the First 24 SE is also highly modular, so one can easily reduce additional weight for racing. 


Year Built 2023
Category Sail
Length Of Deck 23'11 ft
Beam 8'2 ft
Max Draft 6'7 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Keel Bulb Keel
Min Draft 0'9 ft
Ballast 2207 lb
  • Hull and deck constructed with vacuum infusion of Vinyl ester resin, Airex PVC foam and Soric GRP sandwich with unidirectional and multiaxial laminates

  • The hull is reinforced with infused GRP stringers in the keel and in bow sections

  • The deck comes with high traction non-skid moulded antiskid,

  • Two transoms hung rudders built of GRP foam sandwich and

    aluminium casings

  • Hull and deck are moulded in single tone off-white RAL 9003,

  • The hull is prepared for the application of antifouling.

Keel Arrangement
  • Swinging keel build in GRP vinyl ester composite with lead bulb insert

  • Manually operated stainless steel keel winch

  • Keel head and edges protected with epoxy primer

  • Slotstrip / keel lips closing the exit of the keel box

Deck Equipment
  • 45 cm / 18 inch high pushpit, pulpit and stanchions with a single lifeline

  • Two lifeline cushions

  • Stainless steel bow and stern mooring cleats

  • Stainless steel chain plates for shrouds and forestay

  • Coachroof mounted opening hatch 58 cm x 58 cm / 23 x 23 inch for access to the cabin

  • 2x Harken STA20 winches on the coachroof

  • 2x Ronstan jib tracks with blocks on the coachroof

  • Spinlock clutches for halyards and control lines

  • Ronstan blocks and cleats for other controls

  • Carbon-look tiller with Ronstan tiller extension

  • 2x First branded rope bags from Outils Océans

  • Tempered glass windows on each side of the coachroof

  • Spacious storage under the cockpit area with two big hatches

  • Manual bilge pump

  • Attachment point for indoor/outdoor table in the cockpit

  • Attachments for engine bracket

  • Numeric lock for the main companionway

Mast and Rigging
  • Compotech mast and boom with one set of swept-back spreaders, all built in high-quality carbon fibre

  • Carbon parts UV protected

  • Continuous 1x19 standing rigging with bottle screw adjusters

  • 8:1 outhaul and two reefs 

  • Retractable carbon bowsprit controlled from the cockpit 

  • One tapered mainsheet with mainsheet tackle of ball bearing low

  • Friction blocks

  • 12:1 boom vang

  • Two jib sheets

  • One 2:1 Dyneema main halyard

  • One Dyneema jib halyard

  • One Dyneema fractional spinnaker halyard • Two reef lines

  • One bowsprit control line

  • One spinnaker tack line

  • Two tapered spinnaker sheets

  • One 8:1 cunningham control line

  • Facnor FLT jib furler with the furling line

  • Mast transport cover