Beneteau First Yacht 53

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  • Make Beneteau
  • Model First Yacht 53
  • Year 2020
  • LOA 57ft/17m
  • 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 Yacht 53


Unexpected May 2020 slot now available!! Ancasta is excited to announce that you can unexpectedly be afloat on a new First Yacht 53 for next season. The spec is still open to be customised for her new owner, but will close very soon. The First Yacht 53 will be on Display at Paris Boat show in December and in Dusseldorf in January. If you are interested in viewing, please do get in contact asap.

This spec is an example to give an idea of what a nicely specified yacht will cost. The spec will remain open for a short time so it can be changed to suit your exacting requirements.

The First Yacht 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. With a flush deck, low coachroof and a sleek modern look, she has all the virtues of a thoroughbred. The First Yacht 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.

Capitalizing on 40 years of expertise, the First Yacht 53 is the latest member of the First range which was first launched by BENETEAU in 1977. With sights set on high-performance cruising and more, this “Luxury Performance” sailing yacht was designed for true 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!



Beautiful performance cruiser designed by Roberto Biscontini (Americas Cup designer)
First Yacht 53 luxe trim level 2021 - includes full electronics packs
First Yacht 53 downwind pack

Blue Grey hull
Balsa sandwich infusion hull
Vacuum infused structural inner liner
Teak-laid deck, cockpit sole, cockpit seats, companionway sunbeds
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 laquered Park Avenue canoe boom
Hydraulic vang & backstay
3 Aft swept spreaders,
Dyform Rigging,
Dyform backstay crowfoot with manual hydraulic piston to starboard (hydraulic unit optional),
Harken fixed blocks at foot of mast,
Harken Switch mainsail track (without traveller)
Lacquered aluminium Racing boom with LED lighting (warm white)
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
Manual Genoa furler below deck
1 mainsail attachment point at bottom of cockpit with 1 stand-up block
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,
- Mainsheet,
- 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


2 Additional halyard clutches to starboard
2 HARKEN Black Magic blocks for spinnaker sheet/code 0
1 HARKEN Black Magic block for spinnaker tackline with return on dedicated cleat in cockpit
1 Dyneema sheaved halyard with block for spinnaker or code 0
1 Dyneema halyard for spinnaker
1 Spinnaker tackline with return on dedicated cleat in cockpit


1 Electric 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


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

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)

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 (Space for optional 36L stainless steel cool box - INCLUDED)
12 V 174 L fridge with integrated 16 L freezer (-18 °C), with front opening door
Bin (20L)

Double bed (2,04m x 1,40m / 6’8’’ x 4’7’’)
1 Hanging locker, 1 Cupboard with shelves, with incorporated LED lighting
2 Lockers with top opening
Drawer under the bed
Flexible, swivelling reading light at bedhead
Flexible and adjustable reading light on the hanging locker
USB port dual port
230V socket
1 Porthole with rigid sliding blind
1 Opening window with pleated blind
2 Opening windows on coaming with pleated blind

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
Flexible, swivelling reading light at bedhead
Flexible and adjustable reading light on the hanging locker
USB socket
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

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 flush toilet - Luxe trim level
80 L / 21 US Gal rigid holding tank
Washbasin - hot/cold Mixer tap
Cabinet + Storage space under the basin
2 Mirrors
Opening porthole on coaming in side window, opaque film, inc mosquito screen


80 HP/80 HP, Sail Drive, Common Rail (standard)
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 (optional), underwater spotlights(optional), Courtesy light in cockpit, Direct lighting, Deck searchlight, Inverter (Option), Fridge, Water unit, Bilge pumps, Air conditioning (Option), Generator (Option), 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 genset
Retractible bow and sternthrusters


Offshore electronics pack (included in Luxe trim level) -
12" B&G plotter at both helms
PC interface
V90S VHF with AIS receiver
H50 wireless VHF handset
H5000 B&G Autopilot with keyboard
WR10 wireless autopilot remote control

32KG Delta anchor
40m x 12mm anchor chain
50m x 22mm anchor warp
4 x XL fenders
2 x L fenders
4 x mooring lines - 15m x 18m

Sprayhood & cockpit bimini - charcoal grey
Cockpit Windlass Control with Chain Counter
Flag halyards
Cockpit cushions & seat backs - terry beige
2 teak cockpit tables with extensions on stainless frame
Charcoal grey covers for cockpit tables
Electric transom with remote control
Retractible bowthruster
Retractible stern thruster
Fusion system with interior and exterior speakers

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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.