The R&D team at Beneteau used input from ASA instructors, schools, and leading competitive sailors to refine and adapt the Finot, Conq & Associates design of its very successful First 20.
The First 22 features a hull with positive flotation and an extended cockpit to accommodate more family, friends or students. Her sail plan is simple and designed to wring the last knot out of any breeze. She also features an extended cockpit to give students and instructors more room, a rig designed specifically for sail training, and ergonomic and safety innovations to ensure that every sail is comfortable and safe.
Although the First 20 has a racing temperament, she makes no concessions when it comes to safety. Built on a high performance Finot-Conq hull, her six foot lifting keel contributes to outstanding stability and improves her performance close-hauled. Yachtsmen are keen on the twin rudder helm and chain locker.