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2001 Beneteau Oceanis 473

Listed
Expired
$185,000 USD

Seller's Description

Gitana is the popular Beneteau 473 with the two stateroom version that has a (brand new) easy-to-use in mast roller furler mainsail and Genoa, which won Boat of the Year when it was released! She is a very comfortable, 2 cabin/2 head version, with a large aft storage that is accessible from the cockpit or from inside.

This boat has had top of the line solar power installations, with a large capacity power bank, new energy efficient appliances, and many more upgrades. The owner has a 35 year yacht systems design company, specializing in sustainable cruising. She spent the first 16 years of her life in freshwater only.

Im writing this with some regrets because selling Gitana at this time was not our plan. We purchased her in her previous Lake Michigan location (no marine environment degradation) and brought her down to our home in the Florida Keys 6 years ago. In that time we, as did many, struggled through business and financial challenges brought on by hurricanes Irma, Ian and COVID. We did have the opportunity to cruise her many times in this region but never went into the southern Caribbean as we planned. The Oceanus design, with her flat beam aft and high aspect ratio rig allowed for high spirited sailing, especially to windward, many times over 8 knots in 15 - 18 knots apparent, with little healing (due to beam aft). After delivering throughout the Caribbean, and owning many sailing yachts over the past 40 years, this is the first design that Ive found doing domestic chores and onboard projects sailing offshore feasible, including Karens ability to bake amazing Italian dishes while beating to windward. If you experience any heal angle more than 20 degrees youre wasting hull speed by dragging weather helm because you need to reduce sail area. We are passionate about diving on the reef and enjoyed the open access, between paired steering stations to the sugar scoop transom and convenient drop down ladder designed into the transom. This is the first dual helm vessel weve owned and I really love being able to choose between windward and leew…..

Equipment: UPGRADES

Refrigeration

Air conditioning (new)

Navigation system (new)

AGM battery bank (new)

Custom solar/davit arch

Spectra RO system

Water heater - 6 gallon stainless steel (with engine heat exchanger)

Victron

3kw inverter/charger

Battery monitor

Solar charge controller (new)

720W of SunPower PV

Balmar high out-put alternator/regulator (new)

Max prop

Force 10 stove and oven (new)

In mast main sail furler (new)

Underwater lights (new)

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Specs

Designer
Bruce Farr
Builder
Beneteau
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin + Bulb
Rudder
Spade
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
47 0 / 14.3 m
Waterline Length
39 4 / 12 m
Beam
14 2 / 4.3 m
Draft
5 6 / 1.7 m
Displacement
20,940 lb / 9,500 kg
Ballast
7,500 lb / 3,400 kg

Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
832′² / 77.3 m²
Total Sail Area
832′² / 77.3 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
397′² / 36.9 m²
P
46 6 / 14.2 m
E
17 0 / 5.2 m
Air Draft
59 0 / 18 m
Foresail
Sail Area
435′² / 40.4 m²
I
54 6 / 16.6 m
J
15 11 / 4.9 m
Forestay Length
56 9 / 17.3 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Yanmar
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
53 gal / 201 l
Engine Hours
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
145 gal / 549 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
2

Calculations

Hull Speed
10.8 kn
Classic: 8.41 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.

Formula

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

10.84 knots
Classic formula: 8.41 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
17.5
16-20: good 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.

Formula

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.
17.52
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
Ballast/Displacement
35.8
<40: less stiff, less powerful

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.

Formula

Ballast / Displacement * 100

35.79
<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
153.2
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.

Formula

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
153.22
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
23.1
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.

Formula

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
23.14
<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
>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.

Formula

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
2.02
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

See BENETEAU 461.
Similar to BENETEAU 461, MOORINGS 463, 464 & 465.
AKA OCEANIS CLIPPER 461.

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