First 21.7
Lifting keel

The First 21.7 is the evolution of the First 211 from which she takes the hull form from Finot / Conq already sea proven in the First 210 since 1991. This First is a real little trailerable boat that aims to be technologically advanced: infused bridge, casted lifting keel, interior with counter-mold integrating the foam making her unsinkable...

With a large sail plan, the First 21.7 is still stiff and controllable thanks to her deep keel and the twin rudders. These three appendages are hinged to reduce the draft to beach and to be transported.

Only two evolutions compared to her elder : an oval hull porthole and anchor roller... In 2008 she gave way to the First 21.7 S, which adopts a new interior and a new deck layout.

See the First 21.7's specifications on

Main Features

ModelFirst 21.7
VersionLifting keel
Sailboat typeCruising-racing monohull
Trailerable monohull
DesignerJean Marie Finot
Pascal Conq
Building years (first/last)2004 / 2008
PredecessorFirst 211
SuccessorFirst 21.7 S
CE regulationC-6 / D-6
ConstructionFiberglass/polyester, monolithic hull, balsa sandwich deck
Appendage typeKeel retractable
Ballast typeCast iron
Rudder bladeDouble under hull rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Length over all21.0 ft
Hull length20.5 ft
Waterline length19.7 ft
Beam over all8.1 ft
Draft (max./min.)5.9 / 2.3 ft
Mast height34.1 ft
Light displacement2745 lbs
Ballast772 lbs
French customs tonnage3.99 Tx

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 anglePushing
Spinnaker typeSymmetrical spinnaker
Upwind sailarea271 ft²
Downwind sailarea523 ft²
Mainsail area149 ft²
Genoa area123 ft²
Spinnaker area374 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

27.2 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

9.4 ft

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

28.2 ft

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

7.9 ft


Ballast ratio28.1 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement217.9 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement419.9 ft²/Ton

Auxiliary engine

Engine power1 x 11 hp
Fuel typeGas
Transmission typeOutboard


Number of cabin1
Number of berth4
Fresh water capacity9.2 gal
Headroom max4.8 ft
Length of berth7.2 ft
Width of berth*2.0 ft
Fore cabin
Length of berth6.2 ft
Width of berth*4.6 ft

Based on specification2006

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