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First 53F5 Deep draft is a Offshore cruiser-racer sailboat built by Bénéteau and designed by Farr Yacht Design. Her first hull was built in 1990 with an overall lengh of 16.2 m or 53.1 ft long and a Keel stepped mast mast configuration.

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FIRST 53F5 DEEP DRAFT Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft16.2 m / 53.1 ft
Designer(s)Farr Yacht Design
VersionDeep draft
categoryOffshore cruiser-racer sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
Number of Hulls Built50
First Hull Built1990
Last Hull Built1993
AppendagesKeel L-shaped keel (with bulb)
HelmTwin helm wheels
RudderSingle spade rudder
CockpitClosed aft cockpit
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi masthead
Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal350 L / 92.5 gal
Ballast Ratio0.31


Overall Length (LOA) 16.2 m / 53.1 ft
Hull Length15.75 m / 51.8 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)13.2 m / 43.4 ft
Beam (width)4.48 m / 14.8 ft
Draft2.45 m / 8 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 14000 kg / 30865 lb
Ballast Weight4300 kg / 9480 lb


Critical Hull Speed8.82 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)172
Ballast Ratio0.31
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement24.1 m²/T / 259 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement41.32 m²/T / 445 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutKeel stepped mast
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders2
Spreaders AngleSwept-back
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing RiggingSingle-strand (ROD) discontinuous
Upwind Sail Area140 m² / 1507 ft²
Downwind Sail Area240 m² / 2583 ft²
Mainsail Area60 m² / 646 ft²
Genoa Area80 m² / 861 ft²
I63.4 ft * 19.3 m
J17.7 ft * 5.35 m
P57.1 ft * 17.4 m
E19 ft * 5.8 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Engine(s) Power80 HP
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity450 L / 118.9 gal
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