Beneteau 473 Blue Water and Coastal Cruiser LIVEABOARD


Price
AU $295,000 Make an offer Finance
Currency
Length
46' 11" - 14.30m
Use
Cruising, Racing, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Townsville Qld
Launch Year
2005
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP

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The Beneteau 473 is an exceptional yacht, very popular due to its excellent sailing performance and large comfortable living areas. "Sea Wafer" is ideal for the cruising enthusiasts and is in outstanding turn-key condition - just stock up the food and personal gear and you are ready to go.
Australian registered, allowing you to sail out of Australia to international ports and back in to Australia with ease.

OPTIONAL MARINA BERTH FOR ADDITIONAL $20K

HISTORY:
"Sea Wafer" was commissioned and built in the USA and launched in San Diego in 2005. In 2009 the current owners (2nd owners) sailed her across the Pacific to Melbourne where she enjoyed time cruising from Port Phillip, Refuge Cove and Sydney. Over the last 7 years "Sea Wafer" has cruised up and down the Queensland coastline, mainly from the Whitsundays to Hope Island. During this time she was successful at Hamilton Island races, picking up a trophy, as well as being raced competitively at Magnetic Island.

"Sea Wafer" is very well maintained with a large number of upgrades. Regularly antifoul every 12-18 months, the owners have made use of this time to check any minor issues and ensure the ongoing safety and comfort at all times.

COMFORT:
The very roomy cockpit is ideal for entertainment as well as having plenty of room for comfortable and efficient sailing. The steps make for easy access to both the cabin area as well as great water access from the transome.

Below deck she is very spacious and comfortable, beautifully finished in mahogany and polished cherrywood with fabric seat coverings and cushions. There are 2 spacious double berth cabins, large saloon with dinette to easily fit 6+, 'L' shaped galley, two bathrooms (both with shower, basin and electric toilet) and very generous storage areas.

UPGRADES & MAINTENANCE:
HF radio, autopilot drive motor both serviced (2015);
Chain and rod anchor line replaced with 100M chain (2015); rod and anchor now used as back up;
New furling mainsail (2016), new asymmetrical spinnaker (2017) and new genoa (2019);
New rigging 2018, along with removal of mast and all mast fittings removed, lubriacted and refitted with all mast wiring and cabling replaced.
S/s backstays and lifelines have been replaced with Dyneemar (2018), which give increased strength as well as decrease weight;
New Sunbrella bimini, dodger, infill, strata-glass clears, side cockpit clears and shades (2018).
All interior halogen down lights replaced with LED (2016) and navigation, deck, steaming and anchor lights replaced in 2018;
All toilet plumbing replaced with odourless system and modified with gravity assisted macerator (2016); new Jabsco electric toilets (2021)
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE:
Having very little use over the past 3 years, the time was put into preventative maintenance:
Sandblast and full repaint as per International painting system (2021);
All prop seals, cutlass bearing, rudder removed and all rudder bearings replaced, prop shaft removed and new prop shaft installed, all skin fittings removed and replaced with tru-design composite non-corroding fittings (2021)
New hatch lids - x 3 (2022)
New covers for cockpit seating backrests (2022)

OPTIONAL MARINA BERTH FOR ADDITIONAL $20K:
According to the owner, the berth is one of the best in the marina!! 14.4m catamaran size, easy access, airy for those hotter months, with a view that lets you think you are on a mooring. Currently accommodating at 47' Beneteau with ease.

PERFORMANCE:
Set up for two-handed cruising, "Sea Wafer" makes a perfect liveaboard cruiser whilst also being fun to race.
Sail the oceans of the world with this magnificent yacht!!!

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The above information has been compiled by TSBS from information provided by the owner, whilst all care is taken TSBS accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies which may appear on this site. This information is to be used as a guide only. Purchasers need to make and rely on their own enquiries and independent expert advice.


Price
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Vessel Name
Sea Wafer
Launch Year
2005
Length
46' 11" - 14.30m
Beam
4.32
Draft
2.1
Displacement
11012kg
Vessel Location
Townsville Qld
Region
Queensland
Designer
Jean Marie Finot (Groupe Finot)
Builder
Beneteau USA
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP
Decks Material
Non-skid gelcoat
Engine
Yanmar 4JH3-TE diesel engine in very good condition; 75 hp (turbo charged), regularly serviced. 2650 hours. Fuel consumption - approx 3-5l ph. Max speed 8 knots; cruise 6-7 knots
Engine Make
Yanmar
Propulsion
Shaft driven - Gory 3-blade folding prop
Thrusters
Lewmar bow thruster
Genset
Pagur 4000 4kva (327 hopurs)
Fuel
440L
Water
600L
Dinghy
Achilles 3M RIB (hypalon) on davits; new chap covers (2020)
Outboard
Mercury 8hp 2-stroke (nounted on stern rail with crane)
Covers
Bimini, dodger, Infil, cockpit clears (2019). All hatches and winches have covers.
Accommodation
Fully airconditioned (or heated) spacious saloon/galley, beautifully finished with mahogany and polished cherrywood. Head space 7 foot. Master cabin with ensuite (double), second cabin (double) with ensuite acessibility. Extensive storage throughout.
Cabins
2 sleeping plus saloon and galley
Berths
Sleeps 8+
Shower
3 - 2 in ensuites plus deck shower
Toilet
2
Entertainment
Smart TV (Engalaon 0 new 2022); Fusion Bluetooth Radio (RA70N), speakers in both cockpit and below
Air-Con
2 Dometic factory fitted, outlets in both cabins as well as saloon and galley.
Galley
Very functional and user friendly 'L' shaped galley; double s/s sink; bench space; plenty of cooking options with a Force 10 -Oven and 3 burner cook top as well as a Microwave; Front opening refrigerator and top opening freezer
Hot Water
20l h/w heated via electric or heat exchanger
Ground Tackle
Lewmar Windlass; main anchor has 100M chain; second anchor has 30M chain and 80M rode; prodder for asymetrical spinnaker; 2 x primary winches (electric) and 2 x secondary (1 electric )
Safety Gear
10 adult life jackets, including 2 spinlock self inflating, which include a PLB and AIS beacon in the pocket, and 2 west coast marine inflating - offshore ;
2 x Reslink PLB's, 2 x AIS Beacon; EPIRB, throw bag, life ring, retriever float; flares (2 x orange, 2 x red), danbuoy; Burke Seabrake GP30 Drogue
Bilge Pumps
Electric and manual
Life Raft
Revere 6 person off shore (not in test)
Fire Protection
Fire blanket, 4 x fire extinguishers, smoke alarm
Electrics
Universal electrical system - 3 shore power inlets (2 x 240) (1 x 110); 5 Decka 8A31DTM (86) Seamate AGM (USA)105 Ah - 1x start battery; 4 x house batteries (2020)
Electronics / Navigation
Raymarine: Chart table - E80 charter plotter, AIS, ST60 Multi,
Helm - E80 Chart Plotter, ST60 Multi, ST60 Tri Data, ST60 Wind & Close Hauled, ST8001 Smartpilot Controller.
Autopilot - Pathfinder Smart Heading System.
Fishfinder - DSM300.
Radios - VHF (iCom IC-M402); HF Radio (iCom M-700Pro), Handheld (iCom BC204).
Compass at helm - Plastimo Olympic 135
Sail Inventory
Genoa (2019), mainsail - inmast (2017), asymetrical spinnaker (2017); unused orange storm sails
Mast / Rigging
Rigging replaced (2018); Masthead sloop, with US Spars inmast furling, boom and vang
Deck Gear
Prodder for asymetrical spinnaker; spinnaker pole

CONTACT DETAILS
Dealer
Townsville Slipways Pty Ltd
Telephone
Address
Crn Plume & Palmer Street
City / Suburb
Townsville
State
QLD
Country
Australia


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