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Capitalizing on over 40 years of expertise, the First 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 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 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 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 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

VIRTUAL TOUR

PARTNERS

GARMIN HARKEN HARDWARE North Sails Yanmar

OTHER MODELS

First 44

First 44

The FIRST 44 embodies a natural link between the FIRST 36 and FIRST 53, equally refining and redefining performance, elegance and comfort - a new Biscontini/Argento creation that truly denies itself nothing. Drawing to the noblest sense of the term “racer/cruiser”, she’s a lovely sailing yacht with a remarkable design, offering through her architecture and build quality an experience underway that is simply second to none.

First 36

First 36

The BENETEAU First 36 has a mission to bridge the gap between high-tech development in the world of racing and mainstream racer-cruisers. To be specific, even the standard version of First 36 will fully plane in a moderate breeze. However, this by itself was not the main challenge for the design and production teams. For 40 years, the Firsts were successfully hitting the elusive sweet spot between comfort, performance, utility, elegance, high-tech construction, and reasonable price. The First 36 is no different. The WORLD PREMIERE of the BENETEAU First 36 will be at the Düsseldorf Boat Show in JANUARY 2022.

First 27

First 27

Flagship of the new FIRST line, the First 27 is unquestionably the fastest and safest cruiser in this size range. Her modern and state-of-the-art design delivers the magic of planing sailing to families, couples, and solo sailors alike, wherever the cruising ground and whatever the weather conditions. A true pocket yacht, she has an inboard Yanmar diesel, a working galley, a real head and plenty of storage, as well as room for up to six crew members for overnight adventures. 

First 24

First 24

A smart pocket cruiser, a joyful day-sailor or a solid club racer – whichever way you choose to use your First 24, she'll be equally ready, with sleeping accommodations for up to four wrapped in an ultramodern performance hull. A completely retractable keel gives you unfettered access to the shallowest cruising grounds and the possibility of quickly launching and retrieving the boat from any ordinary ramp. Her light and stable hull, alu rig, classic backstay and dacron sails make her the ideal holiday cruiser, within operational reach of even the most beginners. 

First 14

First 14

Building on the legacy of the legendary BENETEAU Wizz, the First 14 reproduces the exhilarating world of fast planing dinghies. Light, accessible, and easy to handle, the boat is perhaps best described as essentially fun, and the quality of her build simplifies maintenance and guarantees worry-free ownership.