Designed by Groupe Finot and built by Beneteau in 2003.
Twin aft cabin, shallow keel example of the popular Beneteau Oceanis 423, an 8 berth, aft cockpit cruising yacht. “Sapphire” has been chartered, based in Scotland, regularly maintained and stored ashore Oct’ – March annually. Owner would consider offers.
VAT reclaimable. British SSR Registered.
Blue GRP hull with external cast iron shallow fin keel. Spade rudder with wheel steering on pedestal. Leather covered wheel. Emergency tiller. White GRP deck with raised teak capped toe rail, white GRP superstructure and self draining aft cockpit. Teak laid side decks and cockpit seats. Opening stern seat with access to stern bathing platform with laid teak. GRP internal moulding. Varnished Cherry internal woodwork.
Volvo D2 55HP four cylinder diesel engine. Access beneath hinged steps with gas strut and panels to sides & rear. Fresh water heat exchanger cooling. Flex mounts. Single lever controls. Reversing reduction gearbox with skeg supported shaft driven 3-bladed fixed propeller. Cruising speed approx 7 knots, maximum approx 9 knots. 5,250 Engine hours Engine spares.Serviced annually in the spring, plus mid season oil & filter change. Gearbox drive plate and crack seal replaced winter ‘14.
Fuel: 200 litres in rotomoulded rigid plastic tank
Fresh water: 540 litres in two in rotomoulded rigid plastic tanks
Hot water: Calorifier tank with immersion heater
12 volt system - 3 x 140 Ah 12v service batteries (new May 2011) and 1 x 110 ah engine start. Charging by engine driven 60 amp alternator. Isolation switches plus parallel switch & distribution panel. 12v socket. Loose inverter.
Interior lighting throughout. Navigation lights including bow, stern, steaming, deck and masthead Tri/white light.
240 volt system – Shore cable and connection, RCB, sockets below, 20 amp battery charger and immersion heater in calorifier tank.
Deck stepped masthead sloop. Z Spar silver anodised alloy double spreader mast and single line (1st & 2nd reefs) slab reefing boom. Facnor twin groove furling headsail system. Spring loaded kicker. Original 1 x 19 stainless steel wire standing rigging with twin backstays. Terylene running rigging with controls led back to 9 x Spinlock cockpit clutches. Spinnaker halyard. Adjustable Genoa and mainsheet tracks.
Mainsail – slab reefing with 3 points. – New 2015
Furling Genoa – New 2015
Older furling Genoa & mainsail approx 2009
Blue & grey Stakpack type mainsail cover with Lazyjacks
Lewmar – 2 x 48 self tailing Genoa winches
Lewmar – 2 x 40 self tailing halyard winches
Plastimo binnacle compass
Raymarine ST60 Tri-Data speed & depth
Raymarine ST60 windspeed direction
Furuno 1650W GPS plotter
Furuno NX300 navtex
Radio Ocean DSC VHF radio
Plastimo SX2000 handheld VHF radio
Cockpit Nav Pod – removable iPad, loaded with Navionics chart programme
8 berths Includes:
Webasto diesel fired hot air heating system.
Blue fabric upholstery in saloon and cabins, curtains.
JVC AM/FM Radio CD player with saloon and cockpit speakers.
Hot and cold pressurised water to both heads and galley.
Clock & Barometer.
Full width sectioned skylight over saloon with blinds. Six deck hatches for ventilation. 8 opening ports.
Forward cabin with good size double berth, seat to port, hanging locker, stowage under bunk; en-suite head with Jabsco sea toilet, wash basin and shower and shower drain.
Saloon dinette to starboard with extending & lowering dining table (converts to double), midships adjustable bench seat.
Galley to port with two stainless steel sinks, large top opening fridge with Frigoboat 12v fridge unit, s/s two burner gimballed gas cooker with oven, assorted crockery/cutlery and good stowage.
Separate aft head to port, access from saloon and port aft cabin, equipped with wash basin, Jabsco sea toilet, stowage lockers, shower and shower drain.
Chart table to starboard with navigator’s seat, stowage, instrumentation and distribution panels.
2 x Aft cabins to port and starboard, each with large double berth fitted with lee cloths, shelving and hanging locker.
Stainless steel pulpit, split pushpit, stanchions with gates, PVC covered guardwires. S/s double bow roller. Draining anchor locker. Electric anchor winch with Danforth type anchor & 60m chain. Kedge anchor with chain and warp. Teak hand rails on coachroof. 2 x Dorade vents with s/s protection bars. Blue stackpack mainsail cover with zip and lazy jacks. Blue folding sprayhood –with s/s grabhandle. Spacious cockpit, central table with opening leaves. Pedestal with engine control and instrumentation. Winch handle pockets. 3 cockpit lockers and gas locker. Lifting stern seat with access to teak laid bathing platform. Cold transom shower. Folding boarding ladder. Outboard stowage bracket. Fenders & mooring warps. Boathook. Motoring cone & anchoring ball. Inflatable dinghy, pump, oars.
Plastimo 8 man liferaft in canister – serviced to 2/16
Danbuoy, 2 x Horseshoe lifebuoys with lights
2 x webbing Jackstays
Pack of Thermal Protection Suits
Fire extinguishers to cockpit locker, engine (auto), galley & forecabin
Single sensor gas alarm
Assorted life jackets and harnesses
In this instance Fox’s Yacht Sales are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor has provided the information enclosed and whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy, the details are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed. Any prospective purchaser is advised to check the boat specification thoroughly and to employ at their expense a qualified marine surveyor and/or engineer to check the specification and condition of this craft and its equipment.
Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 8SA