First Yacht 53

Beneteau’s latest release represents 53 feet of sheer audacity and performance, perfectly in keeping with the new brand signature ‘Avant-garde in boating’.

The First Yacht 53 is a high-end sailing yacht marrying luxury and performance, making her comfortable and easy to move around. Two stars aligned for her creation: Roberto Biscontini of America’s Cup fame for the hull design and Lorenzo Argento for the interior and exterior design. Designed for sailing purists, with high expectations of excitement at the helm and life at sea, the First Yacht 53 boasts strong features making her above all…very much a First!

“I have always looked for performance on the boats that I sail and build. The First Yacht 53 is a lot like me!” said Hull designer Robert Biscontini. To achieve maximum thrills at the helm, we focused on balancing weight and balance under sail when we designed the boat. We worked hard to optimize the position of the centre of buoyancy in relation to the centre of effort, guaranteeing a lively yacht under sail, responding quickly to the helm. We asked the best outfitters to provide their top performing products: North Sails for the sails, Harken for the deck gear, Lorima for the mast, and Lemer for the keel. They were all involved on the recent design of the Figaro BENETEAU 3 with foils.

And it doesn’t stop with the hull. Deck circulation, from the helm station to the foredeck, has been improved considerably on the First Yacht 53, by Lorenzo Argento, one of the founders of “Modern Yachting”. The Italian designer has succeeded in taking ease of movement one step further! “There is no need to step over anything or to obstruct a crew member. Everything flows, with the cockpit divided into two distinct sections: the helm and manoeuvre, and a relaxation area. There is just one watchword for this First Yacht 53: “intuitive”, stresses Lorenzo Argento, who is a sailor himself.

With 24,000 boats produced in nearly 40 years, some of which were real ‘winners’ and the recipients of some of the top international awards, BENETEAU is reinventing the legendary First range with this beautiful yacht, matching the desires of new customers who enjoy luxury high-performance yachting.