Beneteau 473 Oceanis Clipper


Price
AU $165,000 Finance
Currency
Length
46' 5" - 14.15m
Use
Cruising
Vessel Location
Preveza, Greece Insurance
Launch Year
2002
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP

For the last ten years Aquarius 2 has been a wonderful part of our lives. Spurred on by the book "Letters from the Med" we decided to take three months off each year and sail around the Mediterranean. Its been a fantastic journey over the ten years and the Beneteau 473 has exceeded every expectation. It's very easily handled by one or two and has proven safe in all conditions that we have experienced. It's a very roomy yacht sleeping up to 8 in comfort with two roomy aft cabins and massive forward cabin where we removed the centre partition to create a large airy spacious cabin forward. The partition has been retained should new owners want to return to the twin configuration that would be a simple process. There are two separate well maintained heads both with showers and large holding tank in one.
New North tri cut headsail in 2012 and new North tri cut in mast furling main 2018. Sails have been removed cleaned and stored every year making Aquarius a quick boat and we are seldom out-paced. A new dodger and bimini in 2019 and. Easily erected sun shade. The Yanmar 103HP 4JH3-HTE is a brilliant economical engine (5000hrs) Expect 8000 -10000 hours from these engines. It's a lovely clean engine, no oil leaks of fumes. (Fuel 250 l).
Aquarius is a very dry boat and the bilge remains clean and dry.
There is 60 m of 10 mm chain new in 2015,30 kg Bruce anchor and Danforth style spare. Handy Manson racing anchor with 8m of chain for a stern anchor/kedge with 60m nylon tape on spool.
New hatch acrylics (2019) to 5 hatches.
Port side galley, large 12 volt fridge, 2 burner stove and h/c pressured water (750 litres).
Instrumentation Raymarine C70 chart plotter with integrated, speed, log windspeed, depth instruments and autopilot. Vesper marine AIS, VHF, flares, EPIRB.
Other extras include 2 spinnakers (one with North sock). All LED lighting, 260 amp/hour house AGM batteries + separate cranking battery, 150 w solar panel for in-season use, (30 w trickle while laid up) Arimar inflatable 2.4hp Honda. Comes with all bedding kitchenware, charts and cruising guides from Turkey to Gibraltar.
Survey and valuation undertaken in 2018 supports the quality that went into the Beneteau building program in the early 2000s.
Currently on the hard in Preveza, Greece a wonderful starting point for your new adventure. Asking price of AUD$165,000 reflects the value of these great yachts in the Med region but NZ flag makes the hazards of overseas sales and change of ownership a breeze. VAT is not paid which means the boat has to leave the EU every 18 months or 2 years depending on which country you are in. The closest to Greece is Albania about 60 miles from Preveza.

Check out Youtube video of Aquarius 2 in light conditions off Ithaca, Greece and in 20 knots in the Aegean


Price
AU $165,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Aquarius 2
Launch Year
2002
Length
46' 5" - 14.15m
Beam
4.13m
Draft
1.9
Displacement
13
Keel / Ballast
Steel bulb
Vessel Location
Preveza, Greece
Region
Europe
Registration
NZ1734
Builder
Beneteau
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP
Decks Material
Fibreglass
Engine
4JH3 75kw (103 HP)
Engine Make
Yanmar
Engine Hours
5000
Fuel Consumption
3-4 litres per hour
Max Speed
8knts+
Cruise Speed
6.5kts
Propulsion
Three blade shaft
Thrusters
Bowthruster
Fuel
250litre
Water
750 litres
Dinghy
Arima
Outboard
2HP Honda
Covers
Bimini new 2019, Spray hood new 2019, Sunshade 2012
Accommodation
Very large owners style cabin forward with two roomy cabins aft.
Table drops down to form double bed
Cabins
1 small storage cabin forward of owners cabin for sails fenders etc. Access through deck hatch
3 accomodation cabins plus saloon
Berths
8 but if forward cabin converted back to two double would be 10
Shower
H&C Showers in both heads electric pump out. Shower off stern
Toilet
2 heads well maintained, no smell- 1 holding tank
Entertainment
Stereo
Air-Con
No
Galley
Portside
Refrigeration
Larbe 12v electric refigerator with Frigomatic control
Large Ice box/
Freezer
No
Stove
Two burner gas stove with oven, two gas bottles ( in dedicated external gas locker)
Water-Maker
No
Hot Water
Pressurised electric and off engine ( new element 2019)
Ground Tackle
Main: 30kg Bruce- 60m with 10mm chain + 50m rope, Spare danforth type 30kg with 20m chain, Stern/kedge lightweight manson racing danforth type anchor for kedge/stern anchor 8m chain and 60m nylon tape on SS spool.
Lorans Anchor winch 1200w - new brushes 2019 plus spares
Anchor winch switch to wheel.
Safety Gear
Flares, 6 lifejackest, assorted harnesses, flares (not expires). EPIRB, Gas detector, radar detector, lifebuoy, dan buoy
6 fenders and stern ball fender These can be all stwoed in a small cabin forward
Bilge Pumps
Electric and manual
Life Raft
10 man but not recently checked
Epirb
Yes
Life Jackets
6
Flares
Assorted parachute, hand held and smoke
Fire Protection
Two fire extinguishers.
Electrics
Two 135 ah AGM Victron Batteries with matched Victron regulator (270 ah house)
Separate cranking battery
150w Solar panel on SS bimini roof rack plus 30W trickle charge while boat winterised
Shore power connection to battery charger - charges batteries, supplies 220v thoughout boat and heats water
Typically the solar panel has the batteries topped back up by midday
Electronics / Navigation
Raymarine C70 Chartplotter, Vespermarine AIS, Integretaed Raymarine Speeed, log, depth and wind instruments ( new wind transducer 2019)
Sail Inventory
North Tricut furling main main new 2018
North Tricut furling genoa 2012 - new UV protection 2016
Sails used for 8 to 10 weeks per year then brought down, washed and stored for winter months
MPS in sock
Light wind spinnaker
Storm sails
Spare (old main, old genoa )
Mast / Rigging
Mast with in mast furler
SS rigging - checked annually
Deck Gear
9 hatches - five have had new lenses fitted 2019
Spinnaker pole on mast
High quality Harken furling blocks
Remarks
New boot strip painted 2020, gas lines replaced.
Aquarius will come with fresh antifouling, polish and sacrifical anodes.
Aquarius 2 is currently on the hard at Preveza in Greece, a very pretty Greek town and excellent boat yard. Greece is currently welcoming foreign sailors and currently there is no COVID isolation period required.

CONTACT DETAILS
Name
Bruce ADLAM
Telephone
City / Suburb
Auckland
State
Country
New Zealand


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