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2004 Beneteau Oceanis 423

Lefkas, Greece


Beneteau Oceanis 423 Clipper built 2004. White hull, bulb keel and full teak decks. Always privately owned.  Powered by Yanmar 54 hp (original), bowthruster, Fully battened main, genoa by Elvstrom (original). Accom 4 6/8 in 3 double cabins + saloon, 2 heads, webasto heating, calorifier, holding tank. Her gentle use and care over the years is evident especially on seeing the interior.  Bought by current British owners in UK 2010 – 2nd owners, never chartered. VAT paid £77,500

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Beneteau
Model: Oceanis 423
Year: 2004
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Beneteau Yachts
Designer: Group Finot
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 43 ft / 13.11 m
Length Overall: 42'3 ft / 12.88 m
Beam: 12 ft / 3.66 m
Max Draft: 6 ft / 1.83 m
Min Draft: 6'11 ft / 2.11 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH4E
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 54hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
  • Year: 2004
  • Engine Location: Center


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Sloop


Williams and Smithells Ltd
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


Williams & Smithells UK
Wicormarine Cranleigh Road, Portchester
Fareham, GB, PO16 9DR
Tel:+44 (0)1329 827 053


Beneteau Oceanis 423 Clipper
Built by Beneteau Yachts in 2004 to Group Finot design
White GRP hull, deck and structure
Teak decks & cockpit
Cast iron bulb fin keel
Spade rudder
Wheel steering
Last survey on purchase in 2010

Out of the water November 2020 until August 2021, professionally antifouled etc ( 2+ coats - International Micron extra) July 2021

LOA:          43.14 ft / 13.15m
LWL:          38.55 ft / 11.75m
Beam:        12.93 ft / 3.94m
Draft (max): 6’11 ft / 2.1m
Displacement: 8,800 kg
Ballast:            2,647 kg


Yanmar 4JH4E (original) 54hp
Engine hours – see owners note below.
Shaft drive (seal last changed 2012)
3 blade folding prop

Volvo bowthruster

Engine hours logged since leaving UK (April 2012 ) = 1686
We did much less motoring in 2010/11 as did the previous owner 2005/2009.
I am confident it would be well below 2300 max.


12v & 220v systems
2 domestic batteries (2019)
1 engine start battery (2018)
2 bowthruster batteries
Charging by engine and Shore power 240v
Dolphin battery charger 40 amp


Fuel:      1 x 200 ltr s/s tank
Water:    2 x 540 ltr (total) plastic tanks
Holding: 1 x 80 ltr plastic tank (plumbed into stern heads)

Rig and Sails

Sloop rigged
Aluminium spars
S/S standing rigging (original but with back stay replaced in 2012)

Mainsail single line slab reef – fully battened (4), polyester by Elvestrom (original)
Genoa - polyester by Elvestrom (original)

2 x Harken 48 genoa winches
1 x Harken 40 electric halyard winch
1 x Harken 40 main winch


Accom for 6/8 throughout
3 double cabins & double in saloon
Cream upholstery
Two heads and showers (3rd shower on stern platform)


Webasto cabin heating
Quick 40L water heater
New mattresses in fore cabin 2018
ENO Cooker – Oven/Grill
2 burner gas hobs
Double SS sinks
General cooking equipment
Clock & Barometer
(note crack in galley work surface, a Beneteau fault from new)


Lofrans Caymen electric windlass (2019)
25 kg Kobra 2 anchor, 55m, 10mm chain +40m warp
10 kg kedge anchor 10m chain + rope
8 warps
12 fenders
Bimini (extra large)
Passerelle - folding
Swim/boarding ladder on swim platform
Boat hooks
Deck shower

Other items included in sale.
Navtex receiver
Solar panels - 3 * 15W small portable, plus 2 regulators
fitted Cockpit cushions - custom -made to measure
Service kits/spares - engine, heads, water pumps, shower pumps etc.
Tools/tool kits
Spotlight - portable marine 12 v
Cockpit light/portable 12v anchor light
Jackstays Bosons chair/harness
Pilot books/ charts - Greece + surrounding areas
Small hand held vacuum cleaner



Raymarine E80 Radar/Plotter – at the helm & nav station
Raymarine ST60 Tridata
Simrad VHF RD68
ST6007 Autopilot
AIS receiver
Plastimo compass
Navigation lights


Suzumar S265 tender (2.65m)

Owners Comments

We were second owners, bought from Fox’s Ipswich (Beneteau Agent) who supplied boat to original owner. VAT paid.

1st owner used little, shrink wrapped each winter etc for 5 years. We were based in Ipswich until 2012 when we sailed to the Mediterranean. Most sailing has been myself + my wife (who only likes calm sailing). We have spent Spring and Autumn sailing, returning to the UK in July and August + through the winter October to April. Whilst we have covered quite a few miles it has been almost all day sailing and in lightish winds (my wife doesn’t like wind). We wintered in Spain, Balearics, Italy, Sicily, Lefkas (1 year contract), Croatia, Lefkas, Crete and Aegina (Planaco Yard).

We have maintained throughout (ourselves day to day and various yards ). We were, for example, maintained by Paleros when in Lefkas - normal antifouling, batteries, heads plumbing, etc + replacement windlass.

Below it is almost as new (mats/carpet covering floor from new, covers over the saloon seating).  She has never looked like a ‘live aboard ‘ yacht and has always looked good.


Plastimo life raft – 8 person (2016 last service)
Radar reflector
Emergency tiller
2 life jackets
Life buoy
1 electric bilge pump
2 manual bilge pumps
3 Fire extinguishers
Fire blanket

The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.

Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.

Title Documents and Tax

Listed below are the documents/or copies of what we have seen on listing this yacht.

British Certificate of Registry (SSR)
Copy - EU T2L European Transit document 2019 issued British HMRC
Copy - Bill of Sale to current British owner (2010)
Copy - VAT invoice on first supply in UK (Nov 2004)
Copy - Builders Certificate Beneteau to Foxes (UK agents) (Oct 2004)
Copy - Certificate of Origin

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

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