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First 53F5 Shoal 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 SHOAL DRAFT Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft16.2 m / 53.1 ft
Designer(s)Farr Yacht Design
VersionShoal draft
categoryOffshore cruiser-racer sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
Number of Hulls Built50
First Hull Built1990
Last Hull Built1993
AppendagesKeel wing keel
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
Draft1.9 m / 6.2 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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