Beneteau Oceanis 523
Northland, New Zealand
This Beneteau 523 is comfortable, spacious, and luxurious: a true cruisers’ paradise.
This world- renown design is an owners version, with all interior spaces being generously sized including a master suite with island bed. An equally impressive guest cabin also has plenty of storage with Queen bed. The perks of having a two-cabin with forward locker layout can be seen in an enormous saloon. A double settee forward and well-organized galley aft with great bench space, shelving and huge storage locker.
Upstairs offers a spacious cockpit with dual helm stations in molded-in steering pods, allowing the helmsman comfort while having access to all controls. Squabs are in great condition and offer that extra level of comfort while lounging about on deck.
She features a dodger and bimini which connect to shelter the entire back of the boat for great shade while at anchor. It’s easily unzipped and folded away for visibility under sail. Also available is an extra-large two-piece tent which shades from bow to bimini, as well as side and aft curtains for rain and wind protection as well as privacy.
Fully equipped for offshore sailing and well proven in many ocean passages covered by her original owners, this is a vessel with unbeatable space, simple systems for easy short-handed sailing and offers a great opportunity to live or holiday aboard.
Longer voyages are a pleasure thanks to 765 watts of solar electrical, a 250 Amp DC alternator, and 40 gph water maker which is powered by a 6kw diesel motor.
The mast and rigging were recently pulled out, stripped, and serviced. The main sails and genoa have been re-cut and much of the running rigging replaced.
She comes with a full list of Raymarine electronics, and is kitted out for cruising with:
- Water Maker
- Bow thruster
- Solar panels
- AIS Iriduim Go
- Depth Sounder
- SSB Radio
- Chart Plotter