Boat Specifications

Make: Beneteau Sailboats
Model: Beneteau 523
Year: 2007
Length: 53 ft. 11 in.
Type: Cruising Sailboats
Listing: 255684
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~Designed by Groupe Finot, one of the most respected names in globe trotting sailboats, the Beneteau 523 is the next statement of elegance. The experience of those who have utilized large Beneteau yachts has undoubtedly contributed important lessons in designing the Beneteau 523. Reliability, performance, comfort both at sea and in port, cruising range and adaptability have therefore been the main criteria adopted in making this ocean-going cruiser.
Draft: 7 ft. 6 in.
Beam: 16 ft. 0 in.
Displacement: 32800
Fuel tank capacity: 119
Water tank capacity: 251
Standard features:
Rudder with glass composite stock
Dual helm station in aft cockpit
Twin 1000mm dia. leather trimmed steering wheels
Twin bulkhead type steering gear
(2) steering compasses w/stainless steel handrail
Emergency tiller
Bow thruster w/separate 12V battery

Welded stainless steel bow fitting w/(2) bow rollers
(6) 400mm alum. mooring cleats & SS rubbing strike plate (bow, midships, stern)
Self-draining anchor locker w/eye bolt for bitter end
1800W horizontal electric windlass w/circuit breaker &
12V relay, integral up & down controls
3/8” gypsy
Double locker lids for easy access
Stainless steel open pulpit forward w/teak step and navigation lights (1 port and 1 starboard)
Stainless steel stern pulpit
Lifelines supported by (8) single and (4) double stainless steel stanchions
Teak caprails
(2) hinged boarding gates for transom access
(4) stainless steel handrails on coachroof (forward and midships)
(2) stainless steel mast rails.
(2) large sail lockers & storage space for lines
(2) lockers under helm seats
(1) double gas tank locker to port
Teak slatted cockpit floor to port
Teak drop-leaf cockpit table, stainless steel base and GRP support (bottle and glass storage) and stainless steel handrail. The chart plotter fi ts into the back of support
(2) glass holders, port & starboard helm positions
(2) waterproof speakers
Cockpit light w/12V socket
Locker for liferaft storage on aft deck
Wet locker to port on aft deck
Teak slatted swim platform
Swim ladder with teak treads
Cockpit shower w/pressurized hot & cold water
Protective rubber transom guard

Stainless steel standing rigging (forestay, upper shrouds, aft lower shrouds, double backstay)
Genoa furling gear
Optional inner forestay

Main halyard led aft to electric winch
(2) automatic reefing lines
Genoa halyard with jammer for mast storage (to free up cockpit space)
Boom topping lift
Mainsail sheet with tackle
(2) genoa sheets
Rigid boom vang with tackle
(1) genoa furling line led aft to cockpit
(2) deck organizers with (6) sheaves
(7) jammers to port (electric winch) and (3) to starboard are standard
(6) cleats for halyards and reefing lines

140 % genoa with anti-UV protection strip
Semi fully battened mainsail
Optional in-mast lazy Jacks, sand or blue colored
Lazy Bag

Mainsheet traveller on coachroof w/control lines led aft to cockpit
Mainsheet block assembly
Mainsheet led aft onto electric winch in cockpit

Genoa furling line is led aft to electric winch
(2) 11’6” genoa tracks w/adjustable cars
Sheets are led aft to winches w/in reach of helm

(2) genoa sheet winches (66.2 STC)
(2) coachroof winches (44.2 STC), including (1) electric winch to port
(3) winch handles and (2) winch handle pockets

Engine mounting built into the hull liner
Foam sound-proofed engine compartment
Engine control panel and control lever at helm
Stainless steel propeller shaft w/GRP skeg
Flexi-fold 3-blade propeller
119 gal fuel tank (optional extra 53 gal capacity)

12V, 24-function electrical panel & 4-function 110V panel
12V sockets
4 x 140 Amp service batteries
1 x 140 Amp engine battery
Voltmeter and ammeter
Battery charge warning light
Monitor for water and fuel tanks
110V shore supply with 40 Amp battery charger
Alternator with power distributor
For the Salon-to-port Version:
(8) sockets
(36) halogen ceiling lights
(7) reading lights
(2) fluorescent lights
(3) lamps with shades
(4) courtesy lights (in plinths)
(2) indirect lights in salon
Navigation lights (stern & bow), combined
steaming and deck light, and anchor light

Draining: Water system w/filters & expansion tank
All sea-cocks are fitted with turn-off valves
Electric shower pump in the head compartments
Manual and electric bilge pump
Fresh water : 250 gal standard
Hot Water: provided by a 11 gal water heater or by a
110V shore power supply
Cold water shower on swim platform
Hot and cold shower on transom

Island Berth type double berth w/slatted base
(6’6” x 4’7”) with high density foam mattress
Shelving along the hull
Two drawers under the berth
Hanging locker to port & starboard
Closed shelving w/vented doors
Bench seat to port
Dresser table w/courtesy mirror & bench seat
(2) reading lamps with shades on bulkhead
(3) halogen ceiling lights with two-way switch and (2)
(5) opening hatches


Separate shower
Acrylic large bowl marine toilet
Molded washbasin and glass counter
Hot and cold mixer tap (washbasin)
Hot and cold mixer tap w/flexible hose & shower head (shower)
(2) halogen ceiling lights and lightbar
Opening hatch

SALON TO PORT 3 Cabin, 3 Head version
U-shaped salon with settee and (4) cushions
Modular salon table on stainless steel base
Bar unit and cupboard closed by fitted door with ventilation slots
White hull liner to sides
(2) opening ports and (1) fixed port w/curtains
Hull ports with curtains
(1) opening deck hatch
Large panoramic window 3 x (320 x 600) with
OCEANAIR pleated blinds
(2) opening hatches with blinds
(5) halogen ceiling lights
Ceiling with lined wood finish

Chart table w/chart storage & molded wood Panel for navigation instruments
Curved navigator’s seat with storage
Shelf under chart table
Opening hatch w/curtain over chart table
Stereo radio/CD player with (2) speakers in salon and (2) speakers in the cockpit
Electrical panel
(2) halogen ceiling lights

Gimballed stainless steel 3-burner Force 10 w/oven and stainless steel stove protection bar
(1) 12V, 34 gal front opening electric fridge
Microwave built into work surface unit
Synthetic resin counter top
Rectangular double stainless steel sink
Mixer tap with hot and cold water
(2) opening ports with curtains
Opening hatch with blind
(3) halogen and (1) fluorescent ceiling lights

Acrylic large bowl marine toilet
Holding tank in all heads
Moulded washbasin with glass countertop
Hot and cold mixer tap
Locker in starboard heads for holding tank
Opening port
Halogen ceiling light and lightbar

Molded wooden steps & solid wooden sides
Hinged with gas struts for easy engine access
1.6” sound-proofing foam
Sliding companionway hatch & removable varnished wood door w/permanent ventilation
Tinted plexiglass hatch boards

TWO AFT CABINS (port & starboard)
Double berth 6’7” x 5’8”
Shelving along the hull, storage under cockpit
Hanging locker
(2) opening ports to cockpit with curtains
(2) opening ports w/curtains on coachroof
(2) opening hatches with blinds
(1) ceiling light and (2) reading lights

Compass; Stove; Vhf radio; Stereo; Shore power; Fridge; Shower; Swim platform;

Optional features:

CREW CABIN (option)
Access to bow cabin thru opening deck hatch with stainless steel ladder on bulkhead
Double berth 6’7” x 5’3”
Shelving along both sides of hull
Hanging locker
White vinyl hull liner
(3) ceiling lights and two reading lights
Large marine toilet bowl w/GRP lid
Holding tank (option)
Washbasin & mirror
Hot and cold mixer shower tap
Lewmar opening hatch
(2) ceiling lights and lightbar
Two cabin
Three cabin

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