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Priced to sell!
- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- £ 84,680 Tax Paid (US$ 103,513)
- Sale Pending
Motivated Vendor - Price reduced March 2016
Recent Hull and Rigging survey
Currently in Turkey however easily moved for a new owner
This Beneteau First 53f5 is a yacht for ocean-going cruises but is also perfectly at ease amongst a race fleet.
It has a hull with a minimum wetted surface. Ultrafine "V" entry. Rounded aft sections. A keel inspired by the great maxi yachts: streamlined, composite (of iron and lead), cleanly cutting drag, and lowering the centre of gravity. The First 53f5 awakens with the slightest breeze, and shows her true capabilities in a strong wind. Astonishingly powerful, the First 53f5 equally demonstrates a highly developed sense of conviviality and comfort.
Wide teak laid cockpit, sunbathing area with direct access to the sea, a deck plan totally clear of any hindrance to movement - the halyards are led under a false deck cowling; handrails are recessed into the coachroof. There is the precision of the elliptical rudder.
This Beneteau First 53f5 benefits from a custom coachroof sunbathing area with side rails and sun lounge cushions (see pictures, short video clip also available).
All the great names in yachting equip the First 53f5. All deck handling effected in seconds and movement greatly eased by the very efficient non-slip surface.
The twin steering wheels leave the cockpit clear and allow the helmsman to be in the best observation position constantly, upwind or downwind.
Beautifully moulded companionway steps of wood and polished aluminium take you inside. Unique surroundings created by the finest materials, curved forms, intelligently distributed lighting, an inventory both aesthetic and functional. Wood veneer, marble and alcantara dominate. Leather sheaths the handrails and contributes elegance to the charm of the "oval saloon" with its twin, rounded settees, and large oval dining table. Recessed handrails ingeniously incorporate roller blinds.
At the chart table, comfortably seated, the navigator has all he needs within reach and sight. Full navigation instrumentation and an electric switch panel.
The galley has storage space with cupboards on rails and moulded drawers, ample refrigerator space, a practical work surface in white marble, and twin stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressurised water.
There are 3 double-bed cabins, one of which is a roomy master, 2 heads with showers and a separate single crew cabin.
Adrian Nicolle has been a Professional Yacht Broker for many years, Adrian Nicolle founded Nicolle Associates in 2001. His background is from a customer focused and service led industry and has a broad range of management skills having grown companies from start up to London stock exchange listed businesses with over 200 employees. An experienced sailor (200gt Commercially endorsed Master of Yachts) having extensively raced sailing yachts internationally and cruised motor yachts in many areas including the canal system through the length of France, he has served on the executive board of the Royal Southern Yacht Club as Chairman of Sailing and at Cowes Week as Chief Race Officer. While handling most types of yacht sales, Adrian specializes in large sail and motor yachts; he has the marketing and conveyance knowledge, experience, expertise and integrity to represent your needs before, during and long after your purchase.
Contact Adrian Nicolle by email using the link below, or at DDI +44 (0)23 8115 7013, M +44 (0)77 6883 4664 for more details.
Please contact Adrian Nicolle at +44 (0)23 8115 7013
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Bruce Farr - Pininfarina
Hull Shape: Monohull
Beam: 4.50 m
LWL: 13.21 m
Maximum Draft: 2.46 m
Displacement: 14000 kgs
Ballast: 4300 kgs
Headroom: 1.98 m
Dry Weight: 13999 kgs
Total Power: 80 HP
Engine Brand: Perkins
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 80 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (600 Liters)
Fuel Tanks: (450 Liters)
Holding Tanks: (150 Liters)
As well as the large saloon and galley there are 3 double-bed cabins, one of which is a roomy master, 2 heads with showers, a navigation desk and a separate single crew cabin.
Clarion/JBL sound system with 3 sets of speakers
Large screen TV & DVD player
15 inch silent fans in the cabins
This Beneteau First 53f5 is comprehensively equipped including duvets, sheets, pillows, kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery etc.
Double fridge unit with Frigo electric unit and engine compressor. One of the fridges can cool to freezing levels for ice etc.
Force 10 cooker with three burners, grill and oven
Two Jabsco toilets with two new holding tanks - Total 150lt.
80hp Perkins turbo diesel engine with a Maxi prop.
This boat benefits from a complete engine out refit / engine rebuild and has only been used for a couple of seasons since (approx. 600 hours / 2 seasons use with approx. 250 (sail and power) miles a season.
The owner of this Beneteau First 53f5 says the engine is 'delightful' and has had absolutely no problems with it.
Diesel Panda Generator 4.2kw that runs silently in the aft locker
Two fuel tanks holding 450lt.
Hot water heater and pressurised water system. 600lt in three tanks
Two new holding tanks - Total 150lt.
Manual bilge pump
3 electric bilge pumps
2 electric shower pumps
The deck area is custom built with cushioned seating and lounge beds etc.
Two large Lewmar 70's with six more winches and a Lewmar 56 electric winch which does most of the hard work.
Deckware and cars are Harken with 16 rope jammers
Hydraulic pump system for back stay and kicker.
Recently Dye Tested Rod Riggingat time of Mast Survey
There is also a removable inner fore stay for storm sails etc
Removable inner fore stay for storm sails etc.
30kg Anchor and chain (New August 2015)
Large Fortress kedge anchor
Large fixed Bimini
Solid teak cockpit table
Wide, custom made passerelle with handrail
Spars, Rigging and Sails
Recent mast survey
Mainsail stackaway system with Harken mast cars
New Roll Bar for main sheet
- Mainsail - approx. 10 yrs - sound but grubby
- New Furling Genoa - Crusader Sails approx. 8 yrs - first used 3 yrs ago, Very good
- Assorted racing sails (small red 'drifter, working jib, blade jib - all unused)
- Cruising chute (with pole) - approx. 15 yrs - lightly used, dye colours have run, needs new sock
- Spinnaker - never used, immaculate condition (no spinnaker pole)
- Storm sails - unused
2 flexible solar panels
1500 watt Inverter
2 flexible solar panels
600 amps domestic batteries plus engine battery
Large battery charger
Shore power cables
Electronic and Navigation
Twin wheels with Autohelm 7000 system
B and G instruments, repeaters with three 20/20 mast readouts
GMDSS radio and EPRIB
10 man life raft
Two Lifesling packs
Tender and Outboard
Six man Plastimo dinghy
6Hp Yanmar outboard motor
Electric outboard motor
Nicolle Associates 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.
- This vessel is VAT paid, subject to Completion of any purchase within EU Tax zone.
- As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
- This boat is lying in Marmaris, Turkey and will be sold in Greece (or other EU Tax zone country to suit any purchaser and to maintain her EU VAT paid status) .
- © 2016 Nicolle Associates
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