Beneteau 523

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Beneteau 523

2006 By Kretschmer Boats Gear


Big, beautiful, flagship for new generation

new 523 Beneteau replaces Oceanus 50, of the big boats all time the longtime of charter worldwide. I know if allowed to this kind thing anymore I am to risk From the you first aboard the you realize this handsome is completely together like elegant French who can only stand watch and steer through gale but turn out stunning meal At once powerful bluewater and a comfortable coastal the more look the you find every piece in place make the appeal to wide spectrum sailors.

The design team Finot has a solid with Beneteau, the designs the company’s models 323, and 473. of re-inventing wheel with 523, the has refined upgraded what already been through countless of ocean and countless of chartering

Measured by the 523 huge, the is actually tad more 53 feet the beam 16 feet, well aft. as soon you take of the helms and the pedal the boat surprisingly manageable. fact, we several times a span five minutes we angled more sea during the sail off port of We came the wind a minimum fuss and quickly. Of both main jib sheets led to electric winches, the close a push

button affair.


The has clean lines and fast, flat profile, but is no displacing nearly pounds. This boat requires honest rig the 523 one with square feet working sail An optional forestay adds staysail to equation, although boat is sloop by There are keel options, standard deep-draft that draws feet, 6 and the option with 5-foot, 11-inch Unless shoal is critical the areas you sail, opt for standard deep the performance the motion be better.

523 has solid fiberglass with cored and decks. has developed construction methodology combines the advantages of production with commitment to boats that up to demands of sea. The components are when possible efficiently assembled the boat down the We can and groan the loss craftsmanship in boats but truth is a computer-controlled and laser makes a cut than man with saw.

Beneteau’s is exceptional what is nicer is it builds even 53-footers, a fashion people can Bulkheads are through 360 and furniture are laminated the liner hull where Hull stiffness support for externally fastened keel is with a system in bilge that turn is of the hull liner. liner is a hull a hull. rudder stock carbon fiber.

On deck

cockpit of 523 is It is for a but still up for sailing. The helms are well aft, with a molded seat depending upon point of one helm affords excellent The wheels are bulkhead The engine are to which is but engine on both would make alongside to much easier. helm station have full

There is large drop-leaf table with stout stainless base for support and a stainless features in wide cockpit. aft end the table designed to a full-sized visible from helm. The design creates access to swim platform includes a ladder with treads and hot-and-cold shower. are two aft lockers waterproof speakers. like the raft locker the aft it is in a and keeps raft out the weather. is also convenient wet on the deck, just case you really thirsty your afternoon

All sail save the halyard are aft. And makes sense; clutter up cockpit with long halyard that rarely used? The traveler is of the and a on the side. The vang is which means you might well dispense the standard lift. Seven clutches to and three on the side of aft end the coachroof the circuit of sail The genoa are nearly feet long the sheets led to winches easily from the stations. The furling line also be by an winch. Just wary, I to feel when I a furling the headsail electric winches cause damage.

There is double stainless bow roller stemhead fitting. horizontal windlass, I much to vertical is standard. chain locker deep, stowing ground tackle it should low in hull. The pulpit is meaning that open, with teak boarding This allows to come when Med an increasing option as become more with cruising Also, steering forward is easier than reverse and the cockpit the quay more privacy. hardware is and good

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Down below

are several interior arrangements on the The most plan features owner’s cabin with two double cabins There is the option a separate, crew cabin The huge stateroom features double island with bench to either There are large drawers the berth full-length shelves the hull. are hanging to port starboard and vanity/desk to Halogen lighting used overhead this cabin has five hatches for ventilation. Of when a downpour pops you’ll be to close all. The suite head plenty of room and separate stall

This plan the table settee to with the opposite in saloon. The saloon is large with versatile, modular and a seat that serves as well-placed support working your from the forward in seaway. The of spaciousness from pushing interior components to the of the This sacrifices to some however a inspection reveals of lockers shelves. Panoramic overhead flood interior with but when too bright, pearl colored can be to diffuse light and the cabin

The galley opposite and a three-burner 10 cooker. 12-volt fridge front opening, on port but tricky starboard. There plenty of space and facing double sinks lean the centerline good drainage. are lockers and below. is a directly overhead two opening A galley is necessary cooking in weather. The station is just aft the galley. curved wooden offers a platform on tack. The table is than adequate, in these when many dispense with stations altogether, there is panel for The electrical is located and offers access to wiring behind. standard electronic package includes sailing instruments, and autopilot. and PC are factory

The two cabins each enclosed heads showers. The are legitimate and there also room maneuver so can stand to dress watch. In words, the is not bed. There a small locker, storage the berth shelves along hull. It be nice see a space for large duffel Lighting and are excellent, opening portlights hatches, features turn these cabins into living areas not just quarters. The crew cabin a double forward and head. Access through a Lewmar deck Unless you this cabin additional crew, would prefer see it as a garage—it’s a spot to bulky gear sails and

The plumbing electrical systems the 523 well laid easy to and access repairs. The freshwater capacity 250 gallons, for a or more cruising in tropics, however owners will add a An 11-gallon water heater big enough several showers. are meters all tanks. the electric there are outlets throughout well as 12-volt sockets. 140-amp batteries plenty of for house and a 140-amp battery isolated for starting. A Volvo diesel us along 7-plus knots was very in the Access is from behind companionway and the aft A fuel of 119 translates into cruising range well over miles.


Back on Atlantic, the were fluky. minute we 12 to knots true, next 6 8. In puffs, we along on close reach a 140-percent and fully-battened at 7.5 The helm very light, steering from high side. the wind the 523 momentum, an of a boat, and moving at 6 knots. off onto beam reach, 523 really her stride. was impressed the easy to the sheets from helm. Two can handle boat without lot of and noise. could have a spinnaker deeper reaching that is, the nature new boats fresh after boat show. have the plants and brochures aboard no extra Coming back the wind, caught a lifter and back toward Cut at knots. Overall, was pleased only by 523’s speed also by soft motion the choppy near the

There is doubt that Beneteau 523 another best in the from the largest sailboat If your plans call long-term offshore or occasional escapes, I take a look at new Beneteau

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