DESCRIPTION OF THE BOAT

Capitalizing on 40 years of expertise, the First Yacht 53 is the latest member of the First range, launched by BENETEAU in 1977.

 

With sights set on high-performance cruising and more, if you are keen on regattas, this “Luxury Performance” sailing yacht was designed for expert sailors and demanding owners. With a well-balanced hull and helm for unique sensations, easy-flow deck plan, modern marine interior with a décor of white lacquered bulkheads and moulded wood, the First Yacht 53 gets the renewal of the new generation of First sailing yachts truly underway!

Naval Architect: Biscontini Yacht Design

Interior Design: Lorenzo Argento

Deck Design: Lorenzo Argento

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EXTERIOR DESIGN

The First Yacht 53 is a happy mix of classic and modern lines. With a straight slender bow providing plenty of forward space, and a 5-metre maximum beam further aft, she immediately stands out for her sturdy seaworthy looks. The cockpit has been studied in detail to ensure nothing can obstruct forward movement: manoeuvring close-hauled from the twin helm stations with easy access to the side decks, space given over completely to relaxation near the companionway. With a flush deck, low coachroof and a sleek modern look, she has all the virtues of a thoroughbred. The First Yacht 53 marks a new era with a top quality mast and high-end deck gear and a powerful sail plan that is easily controlled by a shorthanded crew.

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Sailing Experience

INTERIOR DESIGN

Moulded wood has made a comeback in the interior of the First Yacht 53. This noble material with polished finishes contrasts with a modern almost minimalist décor of lacquered white bulkheads with a teak sole. There are lots of fiddles and hand rails, as well as plenty of storage indoors, where three double cabins and two heads make up the accommodation. The major innovation in the interior has been separating the lounge/relaxation area, with a sofa and coffee table, and the galley space with a dinner table. The result is bright, well-ventilated and it communicates well with the exterior by an easy and intuitive companionway.

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Sailing Experience

ENJOYING THE SEA CLOSE UP

A First in every detail, the First Yacht 53 meets a detailed set of specifications, the goal of which is to make it a new gold standard in fast luxurious cruising. She took two years to develop and bring excellence closer to water level, meeting the requirements of highly demanding owners in terms of thrills at the helm, speed and life on board at anchor.

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COCKPIT

The designer Lorenzo Argento focussed on easy-flow and movement between the helm stations, and on winch layout for manoeuvres and easy access to the deck. Behind the lifting transom, which converts to a swim platform, you can easily stow away a 2.40 m (8’) tender in the tender garage.

CHARACTERISTICS

Length overall: 17,16m

Hull Length: 15,98m

Hull Beam: 5,0m

Light displacement: 15.500kg

Fuel tank capacity: 400L

Fresh water capacity: 72L

Engine Power (Hp): 110CV

Propulsion: Sail drive 

CE Certification: A10/B12/C14

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