BENETEAU have completed the renewal of the FIRST range, launching a new generation of Seascape FIRST sport boats from 14ft – 27ft and announcing the NEW FIRST Yacht – 53 feet of sheer audacity, grace and performance. BENETEAU is reinventing the legendary FIRST range with a beautiful yacht, complimenting the desires of customers to enjoy luxury high-performance yachting.
BENETEAU intend to restore the sailing prestige on which the brand’s reputation was built. A new team that worked on rolling out the FIRST range, they had no qualms in challenging the greatest architects and designers for the FIRST 53 Yacht. A competition was launched in late 2016: “Among the four fiercely contended projects, a new duo stood out. Roberto Biscontini and Lorenzo Argento won us over with their ability to develop features from the very high-performing yachts that they usually design, while remaining loyal to the FIRST legacy, which has marked the history of sailing.
BISCONTINI ON THE HULL
Roberto Biscontini’s thirty years of America’s Cup experience has given the First Yacht 53 a perfectly balanced hull under sail with extremely promising performance. Over twenty drawings and simulations were used to position the center of buoyancy accurately, to achieve the desired result.
ARGENTO FOR THE DESIGN
The deck plan and interior of the FIRST Yacht 53 were the object of Lorenzo Argento’s sharp sense of detail. She is graced with the minimalist features of modern yachting: low coachroof, broad open stern, clean cockpit. The new FIRST Yacht will complement the distinctive style and the racing spirit of its owner.
Beyond her silhouette, stylishness and speed, a few details offer a good idea of what she holds in store. The Yacht has a tender garage, carbon rigging, lots of large spaces inside, with a full lounge area, teak mouldings and top quality materials, all of which will make her a boat to rival those of other yacht enthusiasts.
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