The Beneteau First 53 F5 is the result of a great collaboration between Bruce Farr s design genius and the timeless styling of Pininfarina. This model is one of Beneteau’s most successful and they have done incredibly well on both the race course and cruising. This particular yacht is in exceptional condition after having been purchased by her owner in Spain a few years ago and then refitted and continually maintained and upgraded since. On the Asian racing scene she is very well known with 3 Raja Muda wins and 2 Kings Cup wins and has a string of podium finishes to her name. Her sail wardrobe is BRAND NEW including a Evolution full carbon race mainsail.

She has a very extensive inventory, including NEW Yanmar engine, and has enjoyed many comfortable cruises with family and friends. On deck you can see that she has been set up to race but she is very easily sailed by a small crew when not on the race course. A very well laid out cockpit and excellent transom access makes her a pleasure to sail. Down below she has three large double cabins all with new mattresses and an enormous saloon which is ideal for entertaining. The quality of fit out on these earlier Beneteau’s is legendary and this yacht will be looking good for many years to come. She has all home comforts such as fridge/freezer, microwave, oven and gas hob. Each of the bedrooms have their own bathrooms with shower and the whole yacht is fully air conditioned throughout with quite running generator 220V.


  • US$ 880 per day for cruising (includes skipper)
  • US$ 15,000 per race event see list of Regattas
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Type: Beneteau (France)
Model: First 53 F5 Twin Helm
Designer: Bruce Farr

Interior Design: Pininfarina
First Launched: 1992
Major Refit: 2008

Length: 52.17′ / 15.90m LOA
Beam: 14.75′ / 4.50m
Draft: 8.08′ / 2.46m
Displacement: 30864 lbs./ 14000 kgs.
Ballast: 9480 lbs. / 4300 kgs.
Keel: Fin Type
Rig: White aluminium Sloop

IRC Handicap Rating: 1.169 (2013)

Water Tanks: 105 gals. / 397 ltrs.
Fuel Tanks: 119 gals. / 450 ltrs.
Cabins: THREE double with air con and fan
Toilets & Showers: All cabins have their own private toilets with own showers.
Number of guests: 6 live-aboard in 3 cabins
up to 15 for day cruise or racing

Engine: Yanmar 80hp (NEW 2012)

Navigation: Autopilot, Raymarine ST 90, depth sounder
Radio: VHF Radio
Generator: Kohlar 14KVa
Power: 220 volts and 12 volts

Safety Equipment: Life jackets, Fire Extingushers (all types) and man-overboard devices linked to the yachts chartplotter
Life raft: 6 man life raft

Sails Inventory: 13 sails, including cruising sails. New full carbon racing main by Evolution no. 1,2,3,5. Spinnakers, drifter and stormsail.
Tender: 6 man inflatable tender with 5 HP two-stroke outboard engine. Ideal for runs to the beach…

Onboard Equipment:
Gas Oven with 3 Burners and Grill
Coffee Machine
Large Fridge Ice Boxes
Multimedia Laptop with DVD 15″ screen
Audio system with iPod and CD player.
Music Zones: Master Bedroom, Saloon and Cockpit areas
Double Sink
All Pots and Pans, Plates and Cutlery

All Bedding is provided with sheets, Pillow Covers, Quilt

Just Bring Towels and Toiletries…