Beneteau prepares to launch First Yacht 53

28 February 2019 | Beneteau

In late 2018, Beneteau renewed the First range with the launch of four small sports boats. Now the brand is preparing to launch the first First Yacht: 53 feet of sheer audacity and performance, perfectly in keeping with the new brand signature 'Avant-garde in boating'. With 24,000 boats produced in nearly 40 years, some of which were real 'winners' and the recipients of top international awards, Beneteau is reinventing the legendary First range with a beautiful yacht, matching the desires of new customers who enjoy luxury high-performance yachting. 


Robert Biscontini's third years of America's Cup experience has given the First yacht 53 a perfectly balanced hull under sail with extremely promising performance. Over twenty drawings and simulations were used to position the centre of buoyancy accurately, to achieve the desired result. 

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The deck plan and interior of the First Yacht 53 were the object of Lorenzo Arento's sharp sense of detail. She is graced with the minimalist features of modern yachting: low coachroof, broad open stern, clean cockpit. The new First Yacht will complement the distinctive style and racing spirit of it's owner. 

Beyond her silhouette, stylishness and speed, a few details offer a good idea of what she holds in store. The Yacht has a tender garage, carbon rigging, lots of large spaces inside, with a full lounge area, teak mouldings, and top quality materials, all of which will make her a boat to rival those of other yacht enthusiasts. 

The First Yacht 53 will be launched officialy at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2019. 

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