Monique Says: This yacht was built for chartering, she’s a Beneteau 523. With beautiful teak interior, spacious salon, large cockpit table, soft cockpit cushions, a bimini for shade over the cockpit, and a scoop stern that opens for easy access to the swim ladder. This vessel is a comfortable home away from home. She has four double cabins each with en-suite heads, fans and opening hatches. On deck, on both sides there are lockers for dive/snorkel gear.
The Beneteau 523, designed by Groupe Finot, is a masterpiece and flagship of the Beneteau fleet. Performance, and comfort both at sea and in port have been combined which led to Cruising World magazine’s prestigious “2006 Boat of the Year award”.
The Beneteau 523, equipped with air-conditioning and generator, boasts a spacious and bright interior with 5 queen sized double cabins with en-suite heads and showers.
The customized layout of this 523 features a unique extended aft head with separate shower area. The fifth double cabin forward can be accessed either through an adjoining door from the forward starboard cabin (making it ideal for a family with young children) or from the deck hatch and ladder to allow for complete privacy between cabins.
The connecting door also adds increased ventilation throughout the yacht. The galley comes fully equipped with microwave, blender, toaster and stove.
It is sociably positioned facing the luxurious leather upholstered saloon to enable easy banter between crew and chef du jour! Above decks, the extra large cockpit provides ample seating for all aboard.
All sail handling is done from the cockpit, and twin steering positions allow for ease of passage making and excellent visibility when maneuvering.
The generous transom makes water sports and getting to shore by dinghy, a breeze. Ample equipment includes oversize winches, electric windlass and a bow thruster.
LOA 52′ 2″ (15.89 m.)
LWL 48′ 0″ (14.63 m.)
Beam 16′ 1″ (4.90 m.)
Draft 7′ 6″ (2.30 m.)
Sail Area (100%) 1,342 sq. ft. (124.7 sq. m.)
Ballast 9,680 lb. (4,391 kg.)
Displacement 34,265 lb. (15,575 kg.)
Water 251 gal. (950 l.)
Fuel 119 gal. (450 l.)
Mast Height 72′ 0″ (21.94 m.)
Engine Yanmar 100-hp. Diesel
|Weekly rates (full 8 days / 7 nights) listed above daily rates. Charters start and finish at noon. Minimum 5 night requirement||July 10-Oct 31/09||April 21-July 9/09||Jan 5-Jan 30’09
Nov 1-Dec 17/09
Jan 31-Apr 10/09 Min 7 nights