Neff Yacht Sales / Used 42 foot BENETEAU 423 Sloop - Passeport III

BENETEAU 423

Passeport III

2004 • 42' (12.80 m) • Sloop
United States

$139,000 USD

This exceptionally clean 423 is a powerful sloop that is easy to see cutting through the water. The sheerline is a little softer than Beneteau's racy First Series boats, and there is a subtle curve to the hull that speaks to the cruiser. The bow is not plumb, there is a short but appealing rake and the reverse transom allows for easy-access swim steps. The cabintop gracefully flows into the hull giving her a stately profile when viewed from the side.

Construction

The robust, hand-laid solid fiberglass hull is built to CE Offshore A category standards. The hull is supported by Beneteau's proven grid system-a bonded fiberglass hull liner that stiffens the hull and spreads loads from the rig throughout the boat. The deck is a cored sandwich construction to keep weight down, although a solid laminate is used to support high-load areas. The bulkheads are bonded 360 degrees to hull and deck.

Below the water the forefoot is relatively narrow and somewhat flat. The 423's lack of wetted surface translates into good performance in most conditions with a hull shape not prone to heeling. The cast-iron bulb keel is externally fastened to the hull. The shoal-draft keel at 4' 9" is ideal for coastal and Caribbean cruising. The prop is well protected in a small skeg as opposed to a more vulnerable strut. The balanced rudder is positioned well aft for good steering control, and the rudder is composite construction, including the stock.

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Vessel Information

Builder: BENETEAU
Model: 423
Model Year: 2004
Type: Sailboat
Category: Sloop
Sub Category: Cruising Sailboat
Condition: Used

LOA: 42' (12.80 m)
Beam Feet: 12' (3.94 m)
Draft Feet: 4' (1.45 m)
Engine Info: 55 HP, Single, Inboard, Diesel, Volvo Penta
Staterooms: 2

Location: Green Cove Springs, Florida United States
City: Green Cove Springs
Country: United States

Overview

Equipment

  • Promariner 50A charger 2019
  • AIS Vesper XB80002018
  • Bimini-Dodger 2018
  • New upholstery 2013
  • New mattress 2013
  • Honda 2000 gen.
  • 2 cruise air a/c
  • 2 x 135 watt solar panels
  • 2 x 210 AGM 2018

On Deck

The molded raised bulwarks with teak caprail, beefy amidships cleats for spring lines, teak or stainless steel grab rails, a well-designed external chain locker housing the vertical windlass and husky stainless steel stemhead fitting with twin anchor rollers were some of the highlights. The sweptback double-spreader spar is deck stepped. She has a roller-furling mainsail and Profurl headsail furling and Neil Pryde sails.

The cockpit is large, comfortable and very well thought out. A fiberglass steering pedestal and console incorporates instrument pods and a huge table with folding leaves. The wheel is a 42-inch stainless steel Destroyer type wrapped in leather. The helmsman's seat folds up to allow easy access to the transom steps where you will find a hot water shower. Lewmar 48 CSTO winches mounted on the cockpit coamings are the standard primaries. The cockpit is quite wide as the 423 carries its beam well aft. The cockpit can easily accommodate six people without feeling crowded. All other sail control lines are led aft and there are two Lewmar 40 CSTO winches on the coachroof with stoppers port and starboard.

Below decks

Dropping below the joinerwork is very nice indeed. Douka, a light wood from the mahogany family, is used throughout and finished with a cherry stained varnish. Overhead skylight hatches offer an abundance of natural light and numerous opening ports and hatches provide excellent ventilation. The headliner is white vinyl, held up with removable wood battens.
This 423 has the two cabin interior plan featuring a single aft cabin to port. The 423 features a lovely owner's stateroom forward with a centerline double and a settee to port. Shelves line the hull and there is storage in drawers beneath the berth. The ensuite head includes a separate stall shower.
The saloon is spacious, as the designers have pushed the interior right out to the hull sides. A U-shaped dinette is to starboard with all around seating. There are lockers with louvered doors outboard and a handsome bookshelf on the bulkhead. A settee is opposite to port with additional storage above and behind.

The galley is to starboard and very well arranged with plenty of space for preparing food while under way, and the front-and top-loading 12-volt refrigeration and a three-burner Force Ten stove and oven are standard. The counters are Granicoat with hardwood fiddles. Storage is in lockers above the stove and drawers below. A clever, removable stainless steel basket system is a good way to store fresh goods and there is also a built-in microwave locker.

The nav station is to port and includes a large chart desk with storage beneath. The electrical panel is outboard and there is room for instrumentation just forward of the panel. There is a second head aft to port. The aft stateroom features an athwartship double. There is a hanging locker with a dressing seat just inboard.
The 423 carries 154 gallons of freshwater. The bow tank is integrated into the hull liner in the bow and the plumbing system is very well laid out and accessible. The rotomolded fuel tank is aft with a capacity of 54 gallons. A Volvo D255-horsepower high-torque low-rev diesel is standard. This engine is extremely quiet and very efficient. Access is from behind the companionway step.

Exclusions

Not included in the sale or the dinghy, outboard and SSB radio

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