Beneteau First 53 | 2023

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  • Make Beneteau
  • Model First 53
  • Year 2023
  • LOA 53ft/16m
  • Class Cruiser Racer
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Sail Drive
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 6
  • Cabins 3
  • Aft Cabins 2
  • Ancasta Ref 34970
  • Name Beneteau First 53


Boat available for December 2023.

The First Yacht 53 epitomises power and elegance in a mix of classic and modern lines. From her straight slender bow to her 5-metre maximum beam carried aft to her transom she is a head turning yacht. The cockpit has been ergonomically designed to ensure nothing can obstruct forward movement and ease of sailing. With a flush deck, low coach-roof and a sleek modern look, she has all the virtues of a thoroughbred. The First Yacht 53 utilises high-end mast and deck gear to provide a powerful sail plan that can still be easily controlled by a shorthanded crew.

The First Yacht 53 is the culmination of over 40 years of development by Beneteau of its performance cruiser and race boats. With sights set on high-performance cruising and more, this “luxury performance” sailing yacht was created for demanding sailors and decerning owners.

We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about build options, viewings and Part-Exchanges. We can also offer competitive finance packages. If you are interest in more information please don't hesitate to contact Simon Boote today on +44 (0) 1326 211007 or email [email protected]






Beautiful performance cruiser designed by Roberto Biscontini (Americas Cup designer)
First Yacht 53 luxe trim level 2023 - includes full electronics packs
First Yacht 53 downwind pack

White hull
Balsa sandwich infusion hull
Vacuum infused structural inner liner
Teak-laid deck, cockpit sole, cockpit seats, coach roof
Deep iron keel
Polyester bowsprit with integrated anchoring gear and bobstay with
Spinnaker chainplate (for Code 0 and asymmetric spinnaker)

L.O.A 17.16m - 56’4’’
Hull length 15.98m - 52’5’’
L.W.L. 15.40m - 50’6’’
Beam 5.00m - 16’5’’
Light displacement - 15,500kg


Black lacquered aluminium classical mast tapered, deck
3 Aft swept spreaders,
Dyform Rigging,
Hydraulic vang and backstay
(hydraulic unit optional),
Harken fixed blocks at foot of mast,
Harken Switch mainsail track (without traveller)
Black Racing lacquered aluminium rigid kicking strap with Dyneema
tackle and friction rings (hydraulic available as an option)
Genoa track on the roof with traveller and hauling line controlled
from the cockpit
Electric Genoa furler below deck
1 mainsail attachment point at bottom of cockpit with 1 stand-up
German system (Two-way mainsheet at the helm station)
All lines brought back to the helm stations (except boom topping lift)
Dyneema Complete running rigging:
Mainsheet halyard sheave block,
Genoa halyard,
Boom uphaul (polyester) with cleat on mast,
2 Genoa sheets,
2 Automatic reefing system
7 halyard clutches to port, 4 to starboard
HARKEN Black Magic blocks
2 Spinnaker sheet chain plates/code 0
Running rigging hidden
2 Flag halyards
Windex Windvane

1 Manual self-tailing winch to starboard (H50.2 STP)
1 Electric self-tailing winch to port (H50.2 STP)
2 Electric Genoa winches (H70.2 STP)
2 Aluminium Speed Grip winch handles
Stowage of which handles in dedicated space in rope bags

Custom sails to your requirements

First yacht 53 downwind pack
2 additional halyard clutches to starboard
2 Harken Black Magic blocks for spinnaker/code 0
1 Harken Black Magic block for spinnaker tackline
1 Dyneema sheaved halyard with block for spinnaker/code 0
1 Dyneema spinnaker halyard


Alpi teak woodwork and white lacquered wood on base units and bulkheads
Alpikord teak flooring
Lounge Falcon 162 fabric internal upholstery
Beige padded ceilings (and Macadamia in the central part of the saloon)

Central double bed (2,00m x 1,60m - 1,15m / 6’9’’ x 5’3’’ - 3’9’’) with Lounge Greige 160 fabric padded bedstead
Mattress upgraded to 180mm sprung mattress - Luxe trim level
1 Bed access sideboard
1 Chair on each side of bed with Lounge Falcon 162 fabric
Shoe stowage beneath the bed
2 Hanger closets, with incorporated LED lighting 1 Central full-height unit with LED lighting: 4 drawers at the bottom, 1 door with 4 shelves, mirror inside the door
2 Night tables
2 Flexible and adjustable bedside lamps
1 T70 flush deck hatch with blind/mosquito net
2 Portholes with rigid sliding blind
1 230 V power socket on each side of the bed
1 dual port USB outlet on each side of the bed
LED indirect lighting + Spot lighting
Pre wiring for TV

Tecma electric flush toilet - Luxe trim level
80 L / 13 US Gal rigid holding tank
Work top in Corian Glacier White
Integrated polyester basin - hot/cold mixer tap
Cabinet with mirror
Deck hatch with mosquito screen/blind
LED indirect lighting + Spot lighting

Headroom: 1,97m / 6’6’’
Shower with seat and wooden shower base
2 Open stowage trays
Deck hatch with mosquito screen/blind
LED indirect lighting

Lounge type L-shaped sofa on starboard side
Coffee table, wooden top with moulded beading, access to bottle rack opposite the seat
2 Portholes with integrated blind
2 Coachroof windows including opening porthole with mosquito net
2 Opening deck hatches with mosquito screen/blinds
Indirect LED lighting below the soft and the upper part of the portholes
Adjustable reading light
Wooden table with integrated sliding extension leaf on port side with face-to-face bench seats with extension (can seat up to 6 diners)
Apollo amp and Bose speakers
Pre-wiring and lifting system for TV

C-shaped galley
Corian Glacier White work top with moulded teak beading
rectangular stainless steel sink - 1 Mixer tap with hot/cold water
Gas cooker 2 burners - Stainless steel oven on gimbal (17L)
Stowage below the oven with drop-down door
1 Stowage on work top with top opening
12 V 174 L fridge with integrated 16 L freezer (-18 °C), with front opening door
Bin (20L)
Twin Drawer stainless fridge in lieu of standard
Additional 36l coolbox in the galley
Wine cooler

Headroom: 1,92m / 6’4’’
Double bed (2,04m x 1,40m / 6’8’’ x 4’7’’)
1 Hanging locker, 1 Cupboard with shelves, with incorporated LED
2 Lockers with top opening along the hull
1 Bed access sideboard
1 Drawer under the bed
1 Large stowage under the bed, top opening (location for air
conditioning option)
1 Flexible, swivelling reading light at bedhead
1 Flexible and adjustable reading light on the hanging locker
1 USB port dual port
1 230V socket
1 Porthole with rigid sliding blind
1 Opening window with below cockpit seat with pleated blind
2 Opening windows on coaming with pleated blind (1 with the 3
heads version)

Headroom: 1,92m / 6’4’’
Double bed (2,04m x 1,40m / 6’8’’ x 4’7’’)
1 Hanging locker, 2 lockers with top opening along the hull
1 Bed access sideboard
1 Drawer under the bed
1 Large stowage under the bed, top opening (location for air
conditioning option)
1 Flexible, swivelling reading light at bedhead
1 Flexible and adjustable reading light on the hanging locker
1 USB socket
1 230V socket
1 Porthole with rigid sliding blind
2 Opening windows with below cockpit seat with pleated blind
1 Opening window on coaming with pleated blind

Headroom: 1,95m / 6’5’’
Access from the saloon or the starboard aft cabin
Separate shower - 1 Mixer tap - White polyester shower base
Corian Glacier White work top with self-draining storage
Tecma Electric toilet
1 80 L / 21 US Gal rigid holding tank
1 Washbasin - 1 Mixer tap
1 Cabinet + Storage space under the basin
2 Mirrors
Toilet accessories
1 Opening porthole on coaming in side window, opaque film,
mosquito screen
3 cabins 3 heads version (Option)
This head stands between the galley and the after port cabin: single
hanging locker and one opening porthole in the aft cabin

Accessed from foredeck hatch
Stainless steel ladder


110HP, Sail Drive
Engine control at the starboard helm station -upgraded to electric in Luxe trim level
Engine compartment:
Soundproofing foam
Ventilation: 2 air intakes and 1 forced air outlets
Automatic LED lighting
Engine data visible on the B&G screen
Alternator (12V / 125 Ah)
Filters: Seawater - Diesel - Water separator
Foldaway three-blade propeller
Engine access through companionway (opening with 2 gas struts)
2 Engine access through aft cabins

2 Rotomoulded diesel tank 2 x 200 L/2 x 53 US Gal (under aft berth port and starboard)
Electronic gauge - Low level alarm - 1 Deck filler
1 Rotomoulded freshwater tank 380 L / 100 US Gal, under berth in
forward cabin - 1 Deck filler

12 V electrical panel in saloon (Breaker, Voltmeter, Water gauge, Fuel gauge, Battery warning, Fuel warning, Water warning) + USB port dual port
Radio controlled wireless light switches (no battery) for lighting (excluding heads)
Ship Control technology control numerous functions from the navigation screens (or from a tablet or smartphone using a dedicated app):
Anchoring and masthead navigation lights, Lighting of boom, spreaders, underwater spotlights, Courtesy light in cockpit, Direct lighting, Deck searchlight, ), Fridge, Water unit, Bilge pumps, Air conditioning, Generator, Audio, Monitoring of tanks, Battery monitoring
12V circuit
3 AGM service batteries (140 Ah) - plus 2 more in Luxe trim level
1 AGM engine battery (100 Ah)
Battery cut-off switch easily accessible from the companionway
1 Battery charger (60 Ah) plus another 40AH in Luxe trim level
1 Power distributor
10 230V sockets throughout the boat
6 Dual USB sockets throughout the boat
LED lighting throughout
LED navigation lights:
- 1 Masthead light
- 1 Steaming light
- 1 Anchor light on masthead
Deck searchlight (Halogen)
Wire runs for option cables

7.5KVA Generator
Retractable bow thruster
Retractable stern thruster


(Coastal and Offshore electronics packs)
GPS MAP 1223 12" MFD to port & stbd helm
gWind windvane & anemometer
Airmar DST810 sensor (log, speed, temp)
PC interface
315i fixed VHF at chart table (NO AIS)
Charcoal grey covers for port & stbd helm
Reactor 40 autopilot with GHC50 control at port helm
Wireless autopilot remote control
Quatix 7 connected watch

Options included:
Twin carbon wheels
Carbon Flagstaff
Cockpit windlass control and counter
IBS Sensor
Side boarding ladders
2x cockpit tables with stainless steel frame
Cockpit table covers - charcoal grey
Sprayhood - charcoal gey
Cockpit bimini - charcoal grey
Exterior upholstery in Dolce 51
220v Air Conditioning
Pre-wiring and lifting system for TV in saloon
Anchor -Delta 32kg
Anchor chain 12mm x 40m
50m x 22mm anchor wrap
Mooring lines, pack of 4 - 15mm x 18m
Fenders including line (x6)

Broker Comments

Part-Exchanges welcome and competitive finance packages available.

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Purchase Information

Ancasta are acting as brokers for the vendor who is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. These details are prepared from information provided by the vendor and are intended only as a guide to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute part of any contract.

A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and to have the vessel fully surveyed by a qualified marine surveyor. Details are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Ancasta brokerages. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice. Please Note: where the vessel’s status shows as “Preliminary”, details of the vessel have not yet been confirmed by the Vendor.

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