Central aisle serving the double cockpit saloon converting into 2 large sun loungers
Solid wood tables
Large lockable storage lockers
Cockpit divided into 2 sections : manoeuvres near the twin helm stations with easy access to the sidedecks and a relaxation space
Spacious swim platform offering access to below the cockpit where an inflatable tender can be stowed (2.40m)
C-shaped fitted galley
Large saloon with two spaces : relaxation and meal
Several hull portholes and deck hatches make the space naturally bright
Capitalizing on 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, 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 53 gets the renewal of the new generation of First sailing yachts truly underway!
New: Seanapps onboard
The mobile app Seanapps and its onboard smart box on the First 53 lets you track your boat’s condition, plan maintenance operations and access the integrated maintenance logbook 24/24.
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.
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.
ENJOYING THE SEA CLOSE UP
A First in every detail, the First 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.
NAVAL ARCHITECT: Biscontini Yacht Design
INTERIOR DESIGN: Lorenzo Argento
EXTERIOR DESIGN: Lorenzo Argento
80 – 110 HP
400 L / 106 US Gal
1 Access via the stairs / 2 Access via the aft cabins
15 599 kg
2,50 – 3,02 m
Fresh water capacity
720 L / 190 US gal
87 – 91 m² Mainsail ; 79 – 82 m ² Genoa ; 179 – 185 m² Code 0 ; 254 – 265 m² Assymetric Spinnaker
Electrical table 12 V ; 11 sockets inside 115V ; 1 shore power 230 V ; 3 service batteries 140Ah and 1 engine battery 100Ah
Electrical windlass ; Bow Thruster ; Electrical winches ; Automatic Pilot ; Air conditioning; Generator