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First Yacht 53

First Yacht 53
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Model:First Yacht 53
Length over all:17.16 m
Beam:5 m
Draft:2.5 m
Mast clearance:25.8 m
Engine:80 HP
Naval architect:Biscontini Yacht Design
Exterior design:Lorenzo Argento
Interior design:Lorenzo Argento

Heir to more than 40 years of experience of the range First launched by BENETEAU in 1977, the First Yacht 53 sets the course on the performance cruise and more if affinities. This “Luxury Performance” unit has been designed for demanding owners and connoisseurs of sailing. Hull and balance of bar for unique sensations, fluid deck plan, marine and modern interior against white lacquered walls and molded wood: with the First Yacht 53, the new generation First is running!


Happy marriage of lines both classic and modern marked by a fine right bow but with the front volume, and a 5 m beamer very far back, the First Yacht 53 immediately displays a strong character sailboat sailor. The cockpit has been specially designed so that nothing hinders forward traffic: maneuvers near the double helm station with easy access to the gangways, space entirely dedicated to the relaxation close to the descent. The little prominent deckhouse confers a racy style, the bridge flush a modern look. With the powerful but perfectly maneuverable sail plan, a high-end mast and fittings, the First Yacht 53 marks a new era.


This is the great return of molded wood, a noble material with licked finishes, lacquered walls and teak floor for the interior of the First Yacht 53 which is not too extreme in its modernity. Fargues and handrails, complete storage make up the arrangement equipped with three double cabins and two toilets. The main innovation of this interior lies in the lounge / lounge area with a sofa with a coffee table, separated from the kitchen area equipped with a dining table. The whole is bright, airy and communicates easily with the outside by an easy and intuitive descent.


First and foremost, the First Yacht 53 meets the precise specifications of being the new, fast and luxurious reference sailing yacht. Two years of development will have been needed to bring excellence to the water and meet the demands of the most demanding owners for bar experience, speed and life on board at anchor.


The fluidity of the movements was a workhorse of the designer Lorenzo Argento between the helm stations, the arrangement of the winches for the maneuvers and the access to the bridge. Behind the removable transom that becomes bathing beach, a garage allows to slide effortlessly an annex of 2.40 m


The interior of the First Yacht 53 breaks new ground with this large sofa and coffee table. To meet the demand for the new way of sailing, there is no longer a large square table, but two distinct spaces that are more practical to use: the relaxation area and the dining area.


For a maximum of bar sensations, the balance under sails and the balance of the weights were the workhorse during the design of the boat. The center of flotation is for example aligned with the center of wing. Straight bow with volume, master bau far back, draft of 2.50 m or 3 m (with lead bulb), double rudders to control perfectly this living hull, the First Yacht 53 has all the assets of a hull that swallows the miles quickly.