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Beneteau announce NEW First Yacht 53

Beneteau have just announced the NEW First Yacht 53, to be launched at Cannes Yachting Festival later this year – promising 53 feet of sheer audacity and performance!

Just one year on from the 2018 renewal of the First range with the launch of four smaller sports boats, the arrival of the First Yacht 53 marks another exciting development in this legendary range of performance yachts.

First Yacht 53 - Style and Speed

First Yacht 53 - Style and Speed

Designed by Roberto Biscontini and Lorenzo Argento, the First Yacht 53 is graced with the minimalist features of modern yachting: low coachroof, broad open stern, clean cockpit.

Biscontini brings his 30 years of America’s Cup experience to the First Yacht 53, ensuring a perfectly balanced hull under sail with extremely promising performance.

The deck plan and interior of the First Yacht 53 were the object of Lorenzo Argento’s sharp sense of detail.

Beyond the silhouette, stylishness and speed, a few details offer a good idea of what the First Yacht holds in store, including a tender garage, carbon rigging, lots of large spaces inside, with a full lounge area, teak mouldings and top quality materials.

First Legacy

First Legacy

The story of the First range can be traced back to the opening of the Beneteau shipyard in 1884. Almost all of the early Beneteau boats went on to become the prototypes for the First models. In 1977, the First 30 was launched and the legendary First range was officially born.

Today, Beneteau Firsts have given their owners more podium wins around the world in all classes of race than any other production cruiser racer.

With 24,000 boats produced in nearly 40 years, the First range brought the world of performance sailing in reach of all sailors, offering exhilaration, speed and affordability.

The legendary First 40.7 and First 40 have won trophies all around the world and delivered their owners success at all levels. Here in Australia, the First yachts are regulars on the race circuit, including Sydney to Hobart and Hamilton Island Race Week. In fact, First 47.7 Ausreo received line honours at this year’s Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

We’ll be bringing you more details about the First Yacht 53 very soon. You can learn more about our extensive range of Beneteau Performance yachts here and feel free to contact the Sail team for more information. Contact us.

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