This rare jewel and beautiful example of a 2005 three cabin two head 473 is in very fine condition with low hours on the engine. Continuously maintained in the same Beneteau Dealership that commissioned her from build in Marion NC. Privately owned and never chartered, CECILIA awaits her next owner to sail at speed, with elegance, comfort and safety to the next adventure!
The Beneteau 473 combines extraordinary interior comfort, volume and light with bluewater strength. Designed by Groupe Finot, this design offers a combination of elegant lines with extraordinary space and performance.
Her interior is an amazing combination of volume and light with headroom of 6’8”. The panoramic deck lights – a first for any Beneteau model – flood the interior with natural light.
Exceptional woodwork, plush settees, and increased storage make it a delight to entertain guests in the salon. And any gourmet cook would feel right at home in the 473 galley. It’s fully equipped with a three-burner stove, oven, front loading refrigerator and built-in microwave.
The Beneteau 473 is above all, a bluewater sailing yacht. She performs as well as she looks cutting through the water. Designed by sailors for sailors, the twin steering stations allow for extraordinary visibility and ease of handling. Furling sails is a simple task with standard roller furling main and genoa and convenient electric winch.
Her deck is equipped with ample handrails, wide walkways, and a resilient non-skid surface for easy and safe movement while under sail.
And perhaps the most innovative feature aboard, the cockpit table can be folded away and stowed in its own custom carrying case – leaving you a sturdy footrest and handrail.
Hull Design:GROUPE FINOT
Ron Stoddard CPYB
St. Barts Yachts
3 Lockwood Dr. Suite 301
Charleston, SC 29401
The layout has been designed for short handed sailing - and the two main genoa winches (Lewmar 64 two speed) are placed well within reach of the helmsman, even when he's behind either of the wheels.
There are two music speakers, LED ankle level lights, two huge under-seat lockers, cupholders at the helm positions, and a folding central seat leads to the swim platform with stainless ladder.
The Cockpit roof winches are both two speed Lewmar 40s and rope handling is assisted with 9 rope clutches and six handy rope hangers to keep lines off the deck.
Two deep lazarettes under the helmsman's seats contain the cockpit seat covers, one of the two A/C units, and plenty of room for fenders, power cables etc.
The Port Helm position has: an ST60 Multi, ST6002 Autopilot, the Lewmar Bow Thruster controls, Engine controls, an Olympic 135 magnetic compass, and the engine panel( rev counter, engine hrs, fuel tanks; port & stbd.)
The Stbd posn has: Tridata ST60, ST60 Wind, an Olympic 135 magnetic compass, the whaler manual bilge pump, and turning to the aft guard rail: Kuume Stainless Gas Grill, Outboard Bracket and Life Sling.
Profurl gear on the Genoa. Two sturdy anchors: The main is one is a one piece plough, and the second a Lewmar Claw. The electric windlass is Lewmar, upgraded to a 64cst. The ample light passes through Lewmar hatches. It is worth noting that the jib sheets pass outboard of the shrouds, allowing larger Genoas to be used.
Mast and boom are US Spar
In mast furling on main.
Matching dodger, bimini and wheel covers in 'Captain's Blue'.
The split perspex locking companionway hatches allow light in - yet maintain privacy. Four (wooden) steps down to the tremendously comfortable full width salon. The Navigation station is to port, the L-shaped galley to starboard with corian counter tops, an under counter fridge and chest freezer. The three burner stove also has an over with microwave built in - above.
There are DC fans in every compartment below, in addition to the combined 28,000 BTUs of the airconditioning system.
3 new AMG batteries in 2014
Flat panel TV is new and wired for cable and mast-top antenna reception
The deck head (ceiling) is a beautiful white with inlaid strips of wood highlighting the 6'8" headroom! The decks are wood, picked out with black stripes contrasting off white seat cushion colors.
Custom linens made for all berths spring 2015
A roomy cabin with its own head and shower and plenty of storage.
Both aft cabins have huge beds and plenty of storage as well as DC fans and LED lighting.
This is a BlueWater capable cruising yacht with enough room for guests to relax and sail in great safety and comfort.
In addition to the upgrades and alterations that the boat benefits from, the owner is leaving a full set of tools, Harken bosun's chair, backup handheld VHF radio, wind scoop, and new marine pots/pans
3 Lockwood Blvd., Suite 301
Charleston, SC 29401