First 24

Derived from the First 25, First 24 has her width reduced to 2.5m – 8.2ft, thus making the boat to be transported more easily. The interior is simple, yet original. Simplicity keeps her light: plastic sink, gas bottle under the stove, no icebox... you can discover this while lifting the boat on the trailer but also while sailing. Originality comes with the asymmetric saloon, half of which is in front of the longitudinal kitchen, and the accommodation offering 5 berths, while the boat does not have a chart table. This First 25 is seaworthy and well thought out, however the lack of headroom in the dressing room and aft cabin is regrettable.

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Main Features

ModelFirst 24
Sailboat typeCruising-racing monohull
Trailerable monohull
DesignerJean Marie Finot
Building years (first/last)1982 / 1985
Number built677
PredecessorFirst 25
SuccessorFirst 26
Regulation3eme Cat 5/7 pers.
ConstructionMonolithic fiberglass/polyester
Appendage typeTrapezoidal keel
Ballast typeCast iron
Rudder bladeSingle transom hung rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Length over all26.2 ft
Hull length24.6 ft
Waterline length20.7 ft
Beam over all8.2 ft
Draft4.0 ft
Light displacement3307 lbs
Ballast1102 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop (9/10)
MastDeck stepped mast
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging material1x19 strand wire
Number of rows of spreader1
Spreader angleNeutral (0°)
Spinnaker typeSymmetrical spinnaker
Upwind sailarea351 ft²
Downwind sailarea624 ft²
Mainsail area161 ft²
Genoa area189 ft²
Working jib area141 ft²
Jib area86 ft²
Stormsail area43 ft²
Spinnaker area463 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

26.2 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

10.8 ft

IFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachement)

28.2 ft

JFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)

8.3 ft


Ballast ratio33.3 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement233.9 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement416.2 ft²/Ton
HN (French rating)10.5

Auxiliary engine

BrandNo engine
Power max (optional)1 x 10 hp
Fuel typeGas
Transmission typeOutboard
Propeller typeThree-blade propeller


Number of cabin1
Number of berth5
Number of shower room1
Fresh water capacity13.2 gal
Headroom kitchen5.5 ft
Headroom shower room4.8 ft
Headroom5.5 ft
Table dimensions3.2 x 2.7 ft
Saloon width5.8 ft
Length of berth5.9 ft
Width of berth*1.9 / 1.8 / 1.5 / 1.3 ft
Fore cabin
Length of berth7.2 ft
Width of berth*5.4 / 4.6 / 3.7 / 2.9 ft
Aft cabin
Headroom4.8 ft
Length of berth6.6 ft
Width of berth*4.3 / 4.2 / 3.7 / 3.1 ft
Cockpit length6.6 ft
Cockpit width (max./min.)4.9 / 3.8 ft
*Widths of the berths are measured from the head and then every 60cm (2ft), corresponding to the elbows, knees and feet.

Based on specification1985

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