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First Yacht 53 performance

The First Yacht 53, here in "performance" version, is a 52’5” monohull sailboat designed by Roberto Biscontini. She was built by Bénéteau (France) and made of sandwich balsa / fiberglass / polyester (vacuum infusion). The production started in 2019 .

The First Yacht 53 belongs to the First range. The First Yacht 53 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Standard.

Find out more about the First Yacht 53 on Boat-Spec's blog: European Yacht of the Year 2020 nominated sailboats

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First Yacht 53's   Main Features
Model First Yacht 53
Version Performance
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore cruiser-racer sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Roberto Biscontini
Range First
Construction Hull and deck:
sandwich balsa / fiberglass / polyester (vacuum infusion)
First built hull 2019
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Keel :
T-shaped keel (with bulb)
Helm 2 wheels
Rudder 2 spade rudders
Cockpit Open aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC certification A
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
N/A
First Yacht 53's   Main dimensions
Length overall 56’ 4”
Hull length 52’ 5”
Waterline length 50’ 6”
Beam (width) 16’ 5”
Draft 9’ 10”
Mast height from DWL 84’ 7”
Light displacement 34172 lbs
Ballast weight 9921 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron fin with lead bulb
First Yacht 53's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 1862 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 3832 sq.ft
Mainsail area 980 sq.ft
Genoa area 883 sq.ft
Asymmetric spinnaker area 2852 sq.ft
Code 0 area 1991 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi 9/10
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast in Carbon fiber and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging Single-strand (ROD) discontinuous
Number of levels of spreaders 3
Spreaders angle Swept-back
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 75’ 1”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 21’
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 75’ 6”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 22’ 4”
First Yacht 53's   Performances
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
27.83
Downwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
57.27
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
120
Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
29 %
Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
9.52 knots
First Yacht 53's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 80 HP / 110 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 105.7 gal
First Yacht 53's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) 3
Berth(s) (min/max) 6 / 8
Head(s) (min/max) 2 / 3
Fresh water tank capacity 190.2 gal
Water heater capacity 10.6 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 46 gal
Galley headroom 6’ 7”
Head headroom 6’ 4”
First Yacht 53's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 6’ 7”
First Yacht 53's   Fore cabin
Maximum headroom 6’ 7”
Berth length 6’ 7”
Berth width (head/feet) 5’ 2”
3’ 10”
First Yacht 53's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 6’ 4”
Berth length 6’ 8”
Berth width 4’ 7”

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