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First Yacht 53 Performance is a Offshore cruiser-racer sailboat built by Bénéteau and designed by Biscontini Yacht Design. Her first hull was built in 2019 with an overall lengh of 17.16 m or 56.4 ft long and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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FIRST YACHT 53 PERFORMANCE Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft17.16 m / 56.4 ft
Designer(s)Biscontini Yacht Design
categoryOffshore cruiser-racer sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
First Hull Built2019
Last Hull BuiltStill in production
AppendagesKeel T-shaped keel (with bulb)
HelmTwin helm wheels
RudderTwin spade rudders
CockpitOpen aft cockpit
Ballast TypeCast iron fin with lead bulb
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi 9/10
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Number of Cabin(s)3
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal720 L / 190.2 gal
Ballast Ratio0.29


Overall Length (LOA) 17.16 m / 56.4 ft
Hull Length15.98 m / 52.5 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)15.4 m / 50.6 ft
Beam (width)5 m / 16.5 ft
Draft3 m / 9.10 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 15500 kg / 34172 lb
Ballast Weight4500 kg / 9921 lb


Critical Hull Speed9.52 knots
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)120
Ballast Ratio0.29
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement27.83 m²/T / 300 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement57.27 m²/T / 616 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL25.8 m / 84.7 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders3
Spreaders AngleSwept-back
Spars ConstructionCarbon fiber mast and aluminum boom
Standing RiggingSingle-strand (ROD) discontinuous
Upwind Sail Area173 m² / 1862 ft²
Downwind Sail Area356 m² / 3832 ft²
Mainsail Area91 m² / 980 ft²
Genoa Area82 m² / 883 ft²
I75.1 ft * 22.9 m
J21 ft * 6.4 m
P75.6 ft * 23 m
E22.4 ft * 6.8 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity400 L / 105.7 gal

Below Deck

Fridge Capacity174 L / 46 gal
Head Headroom6.4 ft * 1.92 m