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2005 Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 523


Seller's Description

Spectacular 2005 BENETEAU OCEANIS 523 Clipper

  • For Sale in Grenada, the Island of Spice *

If you’ve longed for a sailing yacht in this class with this expansive layout, and in “sail away” condition, this last, true, luxury sailing boat built by Beneteau can be yours!

“Carina”, an elegant, newly and lovingly outfitted clipper is now available for the true 523 enthusiast.

“Open Wallet”, professional refitting included:

April 2023

A complete bottom job back to gelcoat with full professional paint job (primers, undercoat and three coats of antifouling) Rudder was dropped, new bearings fitted, new prop shaft bearing fitted; full prop service was completed New Watermaker was fitted, New Paguro 6.5 KW Generator was fitted, Custom designed and built SS High Level Davits with 1.2 KW Solar Panels were fitted A new 3.4 m Highfield Classic Dinghy with new 15 HP Honda 4S outboard is also included. November 2023

New mainsail, new heavy duty staysail/storm jib, rigging survey and overhaul, new Selden spinnaker pole and system. New Raymarine autopilot New Raymarine MFD in pod over starboard helm Two Solar panels (1.2 kw) over davits Two (2) new refrigerator/freezers Yanmar 1000 hr overhaul completed

Sail Away To Your Hearts Content - Entertain Family And Guests, Or Live Aboard with original layout and refreshed amenities, featuring:

Spacious Salon with Fine Cabinetry, Fully-Equipped Galley With 2 Refrigerators & Microwave Owner’s Retreat - Expansive, Tastefully Decorated Owner’s Stateroom (Forward) Queen Berth, A/C, Ensuite Private Electric Head & Shower Two (2) Guest Double Berths (Aft) w/ A/C, Ensuite Private Head & Shower One (1) Twin Berth Crew Cabin (fwd - largest in this category) with A/C and full ensuite head Sails & Rigging: Majestic, Battened Mainsail with Lazy Bag, three (3)reefs and Furling Gennaker w/ roller, four (4) Lewmar, 2-Speed Electric Winches plus a 135 %

Equipment: 2005 Beneteau Oceanis 523 Summary of Recent Refits:

The refit was done in two stages April 2023 and November 2023. All new systems and equipment were supplied and installed on those two time periods each of 2 months.

New mainsail, rigging survey and rigging overhaul by Selden Masts and supply of Selden spinnaker pole with mast storage and launch system,

New as of Nov 2023 - Two (2) refrigerator/freezers.

New Raymarine heavy duty autopilot,

New Raymarine touch screen

MFD over helm and engine service with new mounts by Yanmar agent - all done in November 2023.

Sails and rigging include:

New mainsail Nov 2023

New heavy duty staysail / storm jib,

New Selden spinnaker psole and system

Fuel: Additional fuel capacity of 55 gallons in addition to the main tank of 118 gallons.

Two (2) Bilge pumps are electrical plus one manual in the cockpit. New bilge pump is emerency and quite powerful.

Engine hours is 4,180. 1,000 hour overhaul in Nov 2023 with full set of new injectors and engine mounts.

Carina has a valuable collection of fine Italian chinaware, crystal glasses and wine glasses, plus silverware and expensive pots and pans.

All cabins and staterooms are equipped with “new condition” mattresses and bedding with enough spare linen to equip several yachts.

Seller recently purchased and installed a complete Iridium Go Exec with Data Hub communication and weather system from PredictWind with external antenna located on the highest point of the davits structure. Cost: more than US$2,000.

New 3.4 m Highfield Classic Dingy with new 15 HP Honda 4S outboard.



Jean Marie Finot (Groupe Finot)
# Built
Fin + Bulb


Length Overall
52 11 / 16.2 m
Waterline Length
47 11 / 14.6 m
16 0 / 4.9 m
5 1 / 1.6 m
30,860 lb / 14,000 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
1,344′² / 124.9 m²
Total Sail Area
1,344′² / 124.9 m²
Sail Area
667′² / 62 m²
59 10 / 18.3 m
22 3 / 6.8 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
677′² / 62.9 m²
65 2 / 19.9 m
20 9 / 6.3 m
Forestay Length
68 5 / 20.9 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
119 gal / 450 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
198 gal / 750 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
12.8 kn
Classic: 9.28 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

12.76 knots
Classic formula: 9.28 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
>20: high performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
100-200: light

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
>2.0: better suited for coastal cruising

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


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