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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.
NAVAL ARCHITECT : Biscontini Yacht Design
INTERIOR DESIGN : Lorenzo Argento
DECK DESIGN : Lorenzo Argento
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ten Reasons to Say Yes
136 Years of Expertise: Named after one of the first families of boat building, BENETEAU is one of the oldest yards to still be majority owned by the family
A Boat Building Family: Founded by the Beneteau family in 1884, BENETEAU today still shares the history, experience, and passion passed down by generations of boat builders.
A Global Company: Comprised of over 7,000 employees and 12 production sites around the world, BENETEAU holds a strong global presence. Our US factory in Marion, South Carolina has built over 9,000 boats since its opening in 1986.
Part of the Largest Boat Builder in the World: We are the market leader for sailboats, with over 30 years of sailboat building here in the US. In the year 2017- 2018, the group sold 10,000 boats around the world.
High-Quality Service: Trained through the BENETEAU Academy, our 400+ dealers have access to a training program unique to our diverse products and services.
Innovation Since 1884: With every new model, our design team strategically integrates new innovations and technology, while maintaining the cure principals of our boat building expertise.
Superior Quality Control: With a unique set of resources, an advanced R & D program, and strong global teams, BENETEAU has the ability to test 3rd party components for longevity and design their own components to exceed market demands.
A Distinct Warranty Program: BENETEAU is proud to offer an industry leading 7 year structural and 3 year component warranty.
High-End Engineering: We choose the best naval architects and designers to create unrelentingly innovative boats with high quality design
Commitment to Sustainability: BENETEAU has been awarded the 150 50001 certification upon implementing proactive policies which seek to reduce its impact on the environment. From design, to factory operations, to the footprint of each boat, each phase is designed to preserve the world we explore.
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!