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2021 Beneteau First 53

Fort Lauderdale, Florida




Designed by Beneteau to be a Luxurious offshore Performance Cruiser

Shoal draft, Bow thruster, fully air conditioned, generator, full Bimini and Dodger, Tender garage

Huge cockpit with ample seating, built-in tables and loungers, and large aft helm area

3 cabins – 3 heads w/showers plus crew cabin forward with head and shower

Modern-minimalist interior with huge living space – with large functional Galley, and dinette for 6

Well placed hatches and ports for maximum light and ventilation- flush hatches on deck

Fold Down swim platform

Offshore Trim Package

CE Certifications... A10/ B12/ C14 

Capitalizing on over 40 years of expertise, the First Yacht 53 is the latest member of the First range, launched by BENETEAU in 1977. With sights set on high-performance cruising and more, this “Luxury Performance” sailing yacht was designed for sailors who demand speed in absolute comfort. With a well-balanced hull and sensationally responsive helm, free-flowing deck plan, and a truly avant-garde interior, the First Yacht 53 embodies the renaissance of the legendary First name.

Please contact listing broker to set up an appointment to see this exceptional sailing yacht.


Florida Coast Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Denison Yachting.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Beneteau
Model: First 53
Year: 2021
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BEYGH014F021
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 53 ft / 16.15 m
Length Overall: 56'2 ft / 17.12 m
Beam: 16'5 ft / 5.00 m
Max Draft: 6'5 ft / 1.96 m
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH110
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 110hp
  • Type: Inboard


Heads Count: 3
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Cruisers, Racers


LOA ……….     56 ft 2 in ….. 17.12 m

Hull length ….  52 ft 5 in… 15.98 m

LWL …………. 50 ft 8 in …… 15.4 m

BEAM ………..  16 ft 5 in …. 5.0 m

DRAFT ……..  6 ft 5 in ……..1.96 m (shallow draft)

Air draft …… 85 ft ……….. 25.88 m

DISPLACEMENT … 34,800 lbs.… 15,599 kg

BALLAST ………. 9,918 lbs. … 4,510 kg


TANKAGE:         Fuel  ……… 106 gal .. 400 ltr

                           Water……  190 gal.. 720 ltr

                 Holding tank

Engine…  Yanmar 4JH110 -CR   110 hp shaft drive (290 Hours)

Generator . 7.5 kw ( 135 hours)

CE Certification:  A10/B12/C14



3 cabins 3 heads


Headroom 6’7” (2.0 m)

Centerline double bed w/ access from either side, and seat to either side

2 hanging lockers w/LED lighting, shoe storage, central full height cabinet, w/4 drawers and 4 shelf closed storage 

2-night tables

Overhead hatch

2 ports with blinds

LED lighting

2 head compartments – to Starbd head, countertop, sink, deck hatch

                                            To Port – shower, deck hatch



Double beds

Hanging lockers

Drawer under bed


Opening window to cockpit

2 opening windows on coming


Starbd Aft cabin has private access to head and shower

Port cabin has access to Portside day head w/shower


Vessel Walkthrough

Large cockpit has companionway forward with easy access to interior spaces.  There are two double guest cabins aft- Starbd cabin has private access to aft head and shower, Port cabin has access to aft day head

Moving forward along Starbd side is an L-shaped settee with cocktail table. Along Port side is the large U-shaped galley with dinette and facing seats.

Forward is the master suite with private head and shower

Crew cabin with head and shower is accessed from forward deck

Fully air conditioned

Headroom 6’7” (2.0 m)

Salon and Galley



    The First Yacht 53 matches benchmark sailing performance with a completely new interior. It houses a large sofa with a coffee table, plus a convertible dinner table, creating two distinct living areas that are articulated around the moments of the day.


Salon companionway has 5 steps w/LED lighting below each step, and 2 encased SS handrails

Lounging L-shaped sofa to Starbd w/wood coffee table -storage under seating

2 fixed ports – 2 coach roof windows with opening ports – 2 opening deck hatches

Indirect LED lighting below and above portholes

To Port- wooden table with integrated sliding leaf, and facing bench seats -storge under

Deep storage unit against bulkhead


U-shaped galley w/Corian countertop and teak fiddles

Rectangular SS sink – w/ hot/cold pressurized water

3 burner propane stove and oven with storage beneath

12v refrigerator front opening door

Additional 35-liter cool box

Microwave oven

Fitted cupboards and opening cabinets



Electrical and Electronics

Electrical –

12v electric breaker panel (breakers, voltmeter, water gage, fuel gage, battery warning, fuel warning, water warning)-  Navicolor 3.5:”

Wireless control for lights

10 touch screen controls on electric panel to manage all ship electrical functions- or can be controlled on a tablet using an app

5 AGM 140-amp house batteries

AGM 100 AMP Start battery

2 battery chargers

(11)  115 v receptacles

8 USB receptacles

LED NAV lights

Deck searchlight

Underwater lights

LED spreader lights




B & G offshore electronics package:

      B&G H5000 auto pilot with wireless R10 remote

      B&G Zues3-12 touch screen Chart plotter/Radar – multi function (2 – one art each helm)


Vhf – B & G - wireless

Lifting TV in Salon

TV in owner’s cabin

Fusion stereo system

Bose speaker system

Multi-function display for all electrical systems



Yanmar 4JH110 -CR   110 hp shaft drive ( 290 HOURS)

Engine controls at Starbd helm

Foam soundproofing in engine compartment

2 rotomolded diesel tanks (2x53 gal each)

Full air conditioning system

Retractable bow thruster

Retractable stern thruster

Electric deck wash pump

Generator – 7.5 kw ( 135 HOURS)

washer / dryer pre- install electric and plumbing




1-Rotomolded freshwater tank 100 gal, under forward berth

2 Rotomolded freshwater tanks (2 x 40 gal) under Salon sole

Water pressure system

Rigid blackwater tank for each head

11-gal water heater

Electric shower drain pumps

Electric bilge pump

Manual bilge pump



Hull and Deck


ISO 12215 Certified structure

Fiberglass construction with Balsa sandwich infused hull, with vacuum infused structural inner liner bonded to the hull

Twin rudders affixed with SS stocks

Metal keel attached with bolts and bonded SS backplate

Fiberglass bowsprit with integrated SS anchoring rollers and bobstay

Self-draining chain locker

6 mooring cleats and SS chafing plates

8 hull portlights

Side boarding ladder

Forward sail locker/ crew quarters w/SS ladder

Forward SS bow pulpit

2 aft p SS pulpits

SS handrails on coach roof

Dual Dynema lifelines and SS stanchions

Propane locker on forward deck w/space for 2 tanks



Coach roof spray hood- dodger

Cockpit Bimini

2-White composite steering wheels in pedestals – engine controls and panel on Starbd console

Cockpit is essentially divided into two sections.  Forward is a comfortable seating area, with a central isle dividing the two settees that convert to sun loungers, and two solid wood tables, and lockable storage lockers. Aft are twin helms with open maneuvering space and easy access to the side decks

A spacious swim platform deploys electrically with access below the cockpit for and inflatable tender (7’10”)

Fully self-bailing cockpit

Teak decking, and teak slatting on cockpit benches – side helm seats w/teak slatting

Folding helmsman footrests

Access hatch to tender garage

2 lockers below settees

2 stowage lockers behind cockpit with SS fender supports

Cockpit shower w/mixer tap

Life raft locker in front of companionway

LED curtesy lighting

Sails and Rigging

Aluminum mast – black lacquered, and sail package

North sails - Main and Genoa

Furling Asymmetric Spinnaker

Park Avenue boom – Black lacquered

3 Aft swept back spreaders

Dyform rigging

Dyform backstay with l hydraulic backstay adjuster

Single mainsheet attachment in cockpit with stand-up block

Electric Genoa furler – below deck

All lines led back to helm stations – under deck, w/Dyneema running rigging

2-Electric Genoa sheet winches – Performa

I… 72 ft… 21.95m

J… 21 ft… 6.4 m

P… 72 ft 2 in… 22 m

E… 22ft 4 in… 6.8 m

Mainsail/Sheet winch pack – with harken electric ST winches



Additional Equipment

Offshore trim package:

Harken Performance electric maneuvering winch

Windlass control in cockpit w/chain counter

Tilting transom remote control

Retractable bow thruster – w/4 batteries& charger

2 additional service batteries

Techma electric fresh/saltwater WC in owner’s head

Additional 40-amp battery charger

Electric engine control on Starbd console

2 teak cockpit tables w/extensions on SS pedestal

Cockpit cushions- seats and backrests 3” thickness

Spring mattress in owner’s cabin- 7” thickness

Quite- Flush fresh /sea water electric head in aft Starbd bathroom

Downwind package:

         2 additional halyard clutches to Starbd

2 Harken black magic blocks

1 Harken black magic block for spinnaker tachline

Dynema halyard with block for spinnaker

Spinnaker tack line

Mooring – Anchoring pack

         Delta SS 71 lb. anchor


         Lines and fenders

Manufacturer Comments

Exterior design - The First Yacht 53 is a deft execution of style and power, an ocean-racing thoroughbred aptly camouflaged behind a sleek, stylish figure. The gentle reverse sheer and low-slung coach roof make her look fast even when she is immobile. Yet, there is simply no compromise to comfort or safety in her cockpit and deck layout, both of which are free flowing, cleverly arranged, and desperately elegant. Her performance mast, high-end deck gear, and finely tuned hull deliver unparalleled thrills in any conditions, whether enjoying a doublehanded sunset run or a fully crewed offshore race.

Interior design - The modern, almost minimalist interior represents a true departure from the norm, offering a completely reimagined living space with a focus on practicality, comfort, and style. To starboard, a dedicated home-style couch is the ideal place for lounging and relaxation, and to port, the extendable dinner table offers up to six seats without permanently taking up room in the salon. Polished, molded woods pleasantly contrast with the lacquered white bulkheads, creating a bright feeling that is also undeniably warm. The highly customizable L-shape galley is user-friendly, both at sea and at anchor, and there is plenty of storage space throughout the boat, which is offered in both a three-cabin two-head or three-cabin three-head configuration. Well-placed hatches and windows ensure excellent ventilation and infuse the interior with an abundance of natural light.




Owner Exclusion

Owner’s personal items

Broker Comments



This is an opportunity to purchase a fully equipped Beneteau-53 First Series at a

substantial discount from a new build

Please contact listing broker for additional information, 

or to set up an appointment to see this extraordinary sailing yacht



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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