Willis Marine Center
17 Mill Dam Rd,
Huntington, NY 11743 , 40 52.949 N
73 25.405 W
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2024 Beneteau America First 53

Year 2024
Length 56'2 ft

Capitalizing on 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.

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 coachroof 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.


Year Built 2024
Category Sail
Beam 16'5 ft
Max Draft 9'11 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Keel Bulb Keel
Min Draft 8'2 ft
Fuel Tank Cap. 106 gal
Water Tank Cap. 190 gal
Dry Weight 34380 lb
Ballast 2207 lb
Bridge Clearance 85 ft
  • Design made following European Directive requirements and according to CE certification

  • ISO 12215 certified structure

  • Balsa sandwich infused hull

  • Vacuum infused structural inner liner (Fabric - resin) bonded to the hull

  • Deck in glass fiber/balsa wood sandwich infusion, with non-slip "diamond point" surface

  • Cast iron keel attached with bolts and bonded stainless steel backplate

  • Twin rudders affixed with stainless steel stock

  • White hull - Aluminum grey hull decoration

  • 8 Hull portlights