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Capitalizing on over 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, this “Luxury Performance” sailing yacht was designed for sailors who demand speed in absolute comfort. With a well-balanced hull and sensationally responsive helm, free-flowing deck plan, and a truly avant-garde interior, the First Yacht 53 embodies the renaissance of the legendary First name.

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NAVAL ARCHITECT : Biscontini Yacht Design

INTERIOR DESIGN : Lorenzo Argento

DECK DESIGN : Lorenzo Argento

EXTERIOR DESIGN

The First Yacht 53 is a deft execution of style and power, an ocean-racing thoroughbred aptly camouflaged behind a sleek, stylish figure. The gentle reverse sheer and low-slung coachroof make her look fast even when she is immobile. Yet, there is simply no compromise to comfort or safety in her cockpit and deck layout, both of which are free-flowing, cleverly arranged, and desperately elegant. Her performance mast, high-end deck gear, and finely tuned hull deliver unparalleled thrills in any conditions, whether enjoying a doublehanded sunset run or a fully crewed offshore race.

INTERIOR DESIGN

The modern, almost minimalist interior represents a true departure from the norm, offering a completely reimagined living space with a focus on practicality, comfort, and style. To starboard, a dedicated home-style couch is the ideal place for lounging and relaxation, and to port, the extendable dinner table offers up to six seats without permanently taking up room in the salon. Polished, molded woods pleasantly contrast with the lacquered white bulkheads, creating a bright feeling that is also undeniably warm. The highly customizable L-shape galley is user-friendly, both at sea and at anchor, and there is plenty of storage space throughout the boat, which is offered in both a three-cabin two-head or three-cabin three-head configuration. Well-placed hatches and windows ensure excellent ventilation and infuse the interior with an abundance of natural light.

Enjoying the Sea Close Up

A First in every detail, the First Yacht 53 took two years to develop and represents the gold standard for performance luxury cruising. The attention to detail and the focus on innovation are evident in all areas of the boat.

RELAXING

The First Yacht 53 matches benchmark sailing performance with a completely new interior. It houses a large sofa with a coffee table, plus a convertible dinner table, creating two distinct living areas that are articulated around the moments of the day.

COCKPIT

The designer, Lorenzo Argento, focused on free-flowing movement between the helm stations, easy access to the foredeck, and judicious sheet and winch positioning. Behind the lifting transom, which converts to a swim platform, you can easily stow away a 8 ft tender in the tender garage.

SENSATIONS AND THRILLS

To achieve maximum exhilaration at the helm, we focused on creating a perfectly balanced hull. The center of buoyancy is aligned on the center of effort. With a  maximum beam carried further aft, three keel configurations and twin rudders, as well as her powerful sail plan, she is as responsive as a dinghy and accelerates in an instant.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Length overall :
56'2"
Hull Length :
52'5"
Hull Beam :
16'5"
Light displacement :
34,380 lbs
Fuel tank capacity :
106 US gal
Fresh water capacity :
190 US gal
Engine Power (Hp) :
80 HP / 110 HP (option)
Propulsion :
Sail drive / Shaft drive (option)
CE Certification :
A10/B12/C14
Air Draft
85'

Profiles

Blue hull

White hull

Main Deck

  • CE Certification A10/ B12/C14 (14 passengers on board)

  • Central aisle serving the double cockpit salon converting into two large sun loungers, solid wood tables, large lockable storage lockers.

  • Cockpit divided into two sections: maneuvers near the twin helm stations with easy access to the side decks, and a relaxation space

  • Spacious swim platform offering access to below the cockpit where an inflatable tender can be stowed (7'10")

  • Wide-beam: Much more interior space for use as a live aboard

  • Straight slender bow

3 cabins - 2 heads

  • C-shaped fitted galley: fridge, sink, 3-ring hob, oven, storage and large worktop

  • Large salon with two spaces: relaxation space with a sofa and a meal space with a dining table

  • Extra spacious master cabin: 5'3" wide island bed, two hanging lockers, plenty of storage and large portholes on either side.

  • Two aft cabins with double berths

  • Two shower rooms with separate shower compartment and sea view

  • Several hull portholes and deck hatches make the space naturally bright

3 cabins - 3 heads

  • C-shaped fitted galley: fridge, sink, 3-ring hob, oven, storage and large worktop

  • Large salon with two spaces: relaxation space with a sofa and a meal space with a dining table

  • Extra spacious master cabin: 5'3" wide island bed, two hanging lockers, plenty of storage and large portholes on either side.

  • Two aft cabins with double berths

  • Private shower rooms for each cabin with separate shower and sea view

  • Several hull portholes and deck hatches make the space naturally bright

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