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2020 Beneteau First 53

Greenwich, Connecticut


Luxury, comfort and speed: the Beneteau First 53 offers all three. "ZUMA" has all of the right upgrades including generator, air con, bow thruster, electric winches and more. With her gray hull, black mast and full teak decks, she is simply stunning. 

The V-boom, self-tacking jib, electric winches and twin rudders make her remarkably easy to sail.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Beneteau
Model: First 53
Year: 2020
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BEYGH006C020
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 53 ft
Length Overall: 56'2 ft
Length Of Deck: 53 ft
Waterline Length: 50'6 ft
Beam: 16'5 ft
Max Draft: 8'2 ft
Min Draft: 8'2 ft
Displacement: 34,500 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'5 ft
Ballast: 9,900 lb
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH110
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 110hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Engine Hours: 199
Cruising Speed: 8.5 kn
Propeller RPM: 2700
Maximum Speed: 9.1 kn
Displacement Type: Half Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 105 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 190 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Racers, Sloop


Michael Beers (718)764-7215
Flagship Yacht Sales


Flagship Yacht Sales
500 Rushmore Ave
Mamaroneck, New York, US, 10577
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

On Deck:

Large cockpit with teak decking throughout. Twin helm stations, each with chartplotters. All running rigging is led aft to electric winches (both primary and secondary) just forward of helms, allowing full sail operations to take place without disruption guests in forward cockpit. 


Twin folding cockpit tables in teak/stainless allow for easy access moving forward or aft. Deep cockpit benches with full cushions allow seating for 10+. A large dodger provides shade and weather protection for the forward cockpit. Lighting via boom and dodger lights. 


The low-profile coachroof and clean uncluttered side decks covered in teak (glued, not screwed) not only provide a striking appearance but also make it easy to walk forward, whether underway or at anchor. The headsail furler is recessed below deck, and the optional headsail tracks with adjustable leads are all recessed into the sides of the coachroof for tight sheeting angles with the self-tacking jib is not in use. 


A black Sparcraft Performance mast with V-boom, rod rigging, black stanchions and Dyneema lifelines complete the package. 

Interior Accomodations

Master stateroom with island queen berth, hanging lockers on port and starboard, head w/sink on starboard and shower on port, cabinet and drawers aft. Reading lights, overhead hatches and large hull windows with privacy screens. 


Main salon w/fore and aft bench seating around dinette table that drops down to convert to double berth on port. An L-shaped starboard settee w/retractable TV and distribution panels aft. Gray Sunbrella upholstery throughout. Teak Alpi solid wood trim with veneered ply. 


Sunken galley on portside, aft head on starboard w/ separate shower stall. 


Twin aft guest cabins on port and starboard w/hanging lockers outboard and access to engine and generator inboard.  


Air conditioning throughout via 4 Dometic units (see below)



  • Force10 2-burner propane stove/oven
  • Vitrifrigo refrigerator and separate top-opening freezer, 12 volt air cooled via Danfoss compressor 
  • 10.5 gallon water heater (engine or 110v) by Quick
  • Vesta dishwasher
  • Jabsco PAR-MAX4 pressure water 




Toilets: Tecma electric saltwater fwd; Jabsco Quiet Flush w/saltwater aft 

Showers:  Hand held in fwd and aft shower stalls, with transom swim shower 

Sumps: Shower pans w/Rule-a-matic float switches to Whale discharge pumps




Diesel: 106 gallons in (2) 53-gallon Roto-molded PVC tanks under aft bunks. Tank monitor on touchscreen panel. 

Water: 190-gallons in (3) Roto-molded PVC tanks (100-gallons fwd, 45-gallons port and starboard). Tank monitor on touchscreen panel.

Holding Tanks: (2) 13-gallon PVC tanks behind cabinetry outboard in heads w/Tech-Edge tank monitors (discharge via gravity or deck plate pump-out)


B&G H5000 system including:

            Twin Zeus3 12” MFD’s at each helm

            H5000 Autopilot with wired control head and wireless remote

            H5000 Ultrasonic transducers

            AIS Class B transceiver 

            (3) 2020 mast displays

            V90 VHF with remote handset 

            HD radar at mast 

Sails and Rigging

Sparcraft performance black mast with rod rigging

Park Ave boom with integral cover and lazyjacks (factory option)

Upgraded running rigging

Electric Facnor headsail furler (below-deck)

Facnor continuous line CodeZero furler on bow spritSplit backstays with hydraulic adjusterHydraulic vang

Harken 70ST Performa electric primary winches

Harken 50ST Performa electric secondary winches (mainsheet)

Deck hardware by Harken and Spinlock

North Sails NPL mainsail

North Sail NPL roller furling jib (self tacking)

North Sails Code Zero

North Sails spinnaker 

All hardware and running rigging for Code Zero and spinnaker (including Facnor CZ furler)



Shore power: Marinco 50A/125/250V connector, 50’ 50A/250V cordset, good condition.

Distribution Panel: Scheiber remote electronic AC power selectors; circuit breakers in aft lazrette and at panel board starboard side salon; touchscreen control panel with voltage meters

Transformers/Inverter: Mastervolt AC Master 12/2000, 2000-watt; Mastervolt AC Master 12/500,

Battery chargers: Cristec 12V60A model YPO12-60COMOE house charger; (1) Cristec 12V25A model YP012-250E start battery charger; Dolphin Booster 12V/24V 30A thruster battery charger




(4) Exide EP450 12-volt Dual AGM thruster batteries under v-berth

(1) Exide EM960 Start AGM 12-volt engine start fwd of engine

(1) Exide EP450 12-volt AGM genset start aft of generator

(3) SuperB 12-volt 100 ah Lithium batteries under cabin sole


Isolators/Switches: Remote electronic power switches and meters at panel w/rotary on/off switches and high amp circuit breakers in cabinet in main salon

Hull and Deck Construction

Hull is vacuum bagged resin infused fiberglass sandwich composite with balsa wood coring. internal structural grid with incorporated FRP floors and stringers. Deck is vacuum bagged resin infused FRP sandwich composite with balsa wood coring.  Interior is molded FRP pan liner.  Hull to deck joint is shoebox type in-turning overlapping flange glued and bolted.  



Harken electric-actuated opening transom

Aqualuma underwater lights

Dinghy garage 

Fenders, docklines and safety gear 

Engine and Mechanical



Yanmar 4JH110 diesel shaft drive (factory upgrade vs. standard 80 hp sail drive)

Under 200 hours

Electronic controls/shifter at starboard helm




Cummins/Onan 7.5 MDK diesel generator, 7.5 kW output


Air Conditioning:


Dometic 12k BTU for owner’s cabin

Dometic 16k BTU for salon

Dometic 8k BTU aft portside cabin

Dometic 8k BTU aft starboard cabin



Lewmar windlass with Quick controller/chain counter at helm

Manufacturer Provided Description

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, if you are keen on regattas, this “Luxury Performance” sailing yacht was designed for expert sailors and demanding owners. With a well-balanced hull and helm for unique sensations, easy-flow deck plan, modern marine interior with a décor of white lacquered bulkheads and moulded wood, the First Yacht 53 gets the renewal of the new generation of First sailing yachts truly underway!

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Contact Michael Beers, CPYB

(718)764-7215 mobile