Jan Guthrie Yacht Brokerage
3248 Elwood Drive ............ Racine, WI 53406

call our cell 847-338-8808

2002 Beneteau 473
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Beneteau 473 Sistership sailing......  A fantastic family cruiser. This is the preferred two stateroom model with the owner's cabin forward. This is a one owner, Fresh Water only, loaded vessel in great condition. Air and heat, generator, bow thruster, In Mast furling, electric winch, windlass, XFM radio, LCD flat panel television .. ..........Click here for larger view of Beneteau 473 salon everything you need for a life of ease and luxury on the water....

Starting forward, the master stateroom features a generous double centerline berth. She has a custom made and fitted inner spring mattress for ultimate sleeping comfort. There is a small settee along the port cabin side for convenience and comfort, lots of storage with hanging lockers, storage cabinets and a huge drawer under the berth.   There are 3 large overhead opening hatches and opening ports for lots of light and ventilation. The roomy private head features Corian countertops, an electric head, duplex GFI 110V outlets,  a molded liner for easy cleaning and a separate shower.

Next aft is the huge luxurious salon.  She has a settee to port.  To starboard is the very generous dinette with a small settee on the centerline and a U-shaped settee wrapping around the other 3 sides of the table to maximize your entertainment options.  All of the interior cushions are done in a beautiful cobalt blue ultrasuede fabric which was an $8000.00 upgrade from Beneteau.  The custom made wool carpet runners throughout the boat were made at a addition cost of $1800.00.

The beautiful traditional woodwork of the interior features tradition teak and ebony style cabin sole,Click for larger image of master stateroom ventilated storage cabinets on both sides of the salon with additional storage under the settees.  The reverse cycle heat and air conditioning with digital controls keeps you and your guests comfortable in any weather condition.  A 15" LCD flat panel television with DVD player is mounted on the port side of the salon.

On port at the aft end of the salon is the traditional forward facing nav station.  She has Raytheon Radar and Chartplotter with an RL70 color display at the nav station (and a RL80 at the helm) with full instrumentation, a Pioneer 10 disc CD changer with remote and much storage for all your reference materials, manuals and charts.

Across to starboard is the generous L-shaped galley.  Featuring a large top loading freezer and a roomy front opening refrigerator for enough food to feed your crew.  Equipped with a four burner Force 10 gimballed stove with oven.  This is a great stove with an oven door that slides under the oven when open, keeping the entire stove still balanced in any sea state. A built in microwave, tons of counter space, deep double S.S. sinks with fitted cutting boards and an under counter "tip-out" garbage can for easy access.  The ventilated cabinets behind the galley and additional storage under all of the counters make this a very functional galley.   The position and design make it easy to use in any sea condition.

One of the very usable and unique features of this boat is the storage room behind the galley.  The bulkhead between the galley and the cockpit lazerette has an access door with makes this usually unwieldy space much more accessable and valuable.  It also allows access to the fully enclosed and sound proofed generator for maintenance.

The companionway stairs lift on pneumatic shocks to allow access to the front of the engine and the batteries.

Aft of the nav station on the port side is the guest head.   With a manual head and its own 22 gallon holding tank, Corian countertops, molded liner, duplex GFI 110V outlet and shower with sump ...  it is accessible from the salon and also has a private entrance from the aft guest cabin.

The aft stateroom has a huge berth with opening hatches and ports for light and ventilation.  Very room with space to dress in private and private access to the guest head.  It has it own controls for heat and air conditioning, lots of reading lights, hanging lockers and storage. 

The well designed interior has multi level lighting available in all cabins.  With 9 opening hatches (all with screens and built-in roller shades) and many opening ports ......... this is a most comfortable boat in any weather condition.

Features at-a-glance
LOD .................... 46' 11"
Beam .................... 14' 2"
Draft ...................... 5' 7"
Displ .......... 27,000 # approx.
Ballast ........  8,157 # approx.

Full electronics with Raytheon Radar and Chartplotter with a Raytheon RL80 color display at the helm and a RL70 display at the nav station with updated data chips.  She has Raytheon ST60 system with Wind direction and speed, depth, GPS,Click here for a larger view of the Beneteau 473 nav station boat speed and log,  There are ST60 displays on each of the port and starboard helms, plus repeaters at the nav station below.  VHF radios at both the nav station and the helm. XFM satelite radio, Autopilot, CD player with 10 disc changer, 15" LCD flat panel TV with DVD player.  Everything you need, where you need it.

Deck and Hull
This model features a huge cockpit with twin leather wrapped wheels on either side of the vessel for optimum visability, varnished teak inlaid seats with a wonderful fold out teak dining table mounted in the center for entertaining.  This design allows you maximum room for moving around while sailing (something many designs do not take into account) and still allows for shoreside entertaining of a crowd.  The teak table is removeable for storage and comes with its own custom canvas storage bag.

Electric windlass, Bombard 4 person inflatable with Nissan 5 hp outboard, Dodger and bimini ....... custom full winter cover.Self-bailing cockpit, generous swim platform and swim ladder for easy boarding, 8 large fenders, 2 anchors with chain and rode, all docking lines, new genoa sheets in 2004, EPIRB (registered), cockpit lighter 12V plug, Bi-color nav light, stern light, spreader lights, combination deck and steaming light, anchor light, VC-17 bottom paint, dual propane tanks in vented storage for cruising, 3 blade fixed prop.

Sails and Rigging
In mast furling mainsail, 140 furling Genoa, Electric furling winch, backstay adjuster, rigid manual boom vang, S.S. standing rigging, mainsheet traveler, oversized self tailing genoa winches, extra halyard .... everything led to cockpit.  Very easy boat to singlehand from the cockpit with the sheet winches right next to the helms.

Mechanical & Electrical
Westerbeke 63hp FWC diesel engine with only 180 hours, Westerbeke 5KW diesel gen set, manual bilge pump, Click here for larger view of the Beneteau 473 galleyelectric bilge pump with automatic switch, ice box drained by pump, fresh water cockpit shower, 209 gal fresh water capacity, anodized aluminum water filler cap, 57 gallon fuel tank,  Hot/cold pressurized fresh water system, 2 x 22 gal holding tanks, grounded rig,  Beneteau has built in conduit for adding electrical or electronic options. These conduits are run from the transom to chart table, mast to chart table and the forward cabin to chart table.

12 volt socket at the chart table, 110 volt control panel under chart table, 110 volt outlets - (1) in each cabin, head, galley, salon and at chart table
110 volt shore power socket on transom
Halogen overhead lighting in cabins, salon, galley
Fluorescent tube lighting in galley
Reading lights in each cabin
Nav station light
Independent switches for lights

These meticulous and caring owners have always had the boat professionally maintained and cleaned on a weekly basis.  Immaculate hull and interior.

Steel Cradle.  This boat is a must see for anyone looking for a comfortable cruising boat.

These owners are ready for their next boat.    Email for more pictures ...... inside and out !!