From our point of view, Beneteau’s new First 20 is a breath of fresh air to hit the “entry-level” sailboat market. She was designed by Finot Conq & Associates in France and her bottom shape and some of her attributes come right off the huge round-the-world racing boats the firm has designed. She has twin rudders, a square-top mainsail, and bottom shape that give her both speed and form stability. She is easy to sail and affordable. Isn’t that what the doctor ordered?


Key Features

  • Trailerable
  • Monolithic hull design with polyester
  • Structural hull liner made with unidirectional fabrics
  • 2 retracted polyester rudders with sleeve system
  • Deck-stepped, freestanding aluminum anodized mast, single spreader
  • Genoa furling gear
  • Solid wood tiller with jointed extension
  • Woodwork Alpi Blond oak
  • Double bed (1.90 m x 1.40 m / 6’3” x 4’7”) – foam mattress with cover

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