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FIRST 53

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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.

NAVAL ARCHITECT:

Biscontini Yacht

INTERIOR /
DECK DESIGN:

Lorenzo Argento

EXTERIOR DESIGN

The First 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 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.

INTERIOR DESIGN

Moulded wood has made a comeback in the interior of the First 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.

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.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Length Overall: 56'2"
  • Fresh Water Tank capacity: 190 GAL
  • Engine Power: Yanmar 80HP or 110HP
  • Beam Overall: 16'5"
  • Displacement: 34,380 lbs
  • CE Certification: A10/B12/C14
  • Fuel Tank capacity: 106 GAL
  • Air Draft: 85' or 88' performance mast
  • Draft: 8'2" to 9'11" depending on option
  • Cabin number: 3

Profiles

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, solid wood tables, large lockable storage lockers.
  • Cockpit divided into two sections: maneuvers near the twin easy access to the side decks, and 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 saloon with two spaces: relaxation space with a sofa and occasional table and a meal space with a dining table
  • Extra spacious master cabin: one 1.60 m wide double 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 saloon with two spaces: relaxation space with a sofa and occasional table and a meal space with a dining table
  • Extra spacious master cabin: one 1.60 m wide double 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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