Beneteau First 53F5

1990
Designer
Bruce Farr
Builder
Beneteau
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull Type
Fin w/bulb & spade rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
52 1 / 15.9 m
Waterline Length
43 4 / 13.2 m
Beam
14 9 / 4.5 m
Draft
8 0 / 2.5 m
Displacement
30,860 lbs / 14,000 kg
Ballast
9,480 lbs / 4,300 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
1,059 ft2 / 98.4 m2
Total Sail Area
1,059.5 ft2 / 98.4 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
514.8 ft2 / 47.8 m2
P
55 4 / 16.9 m
E
18 6 / 5.7 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
544.7 ft2 / 50.6 m2
I
62 2 / 19 m
J
17 5 / 5.3 m
Forestay Length
64 7 / 19.7 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Yanmar
Model
4JH4
HP
110
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
119 gal / 450 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
105 gal / 397 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
8.82 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
17.22
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
30.72
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
169.37
light
Comfort Ratio
28.57
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.88
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Also called BENETEAU 53F5.
Double aft cabin and four cabin versions and shoal draft (wing keel) available(draft: 6.25’/1.9m).


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