2008 Beneteau 523 Marina Del Rey, CA
Posted on October 2, 2017 / 95
Price : $319,900
Builder | Manufacturer : Beneteau
Condition : Used
Year : 2008
Length : 52ft
Model : 523
Hull Material : Fiberglass
Fuel Type : Diesel
Engine/s : Single Inboard
Engine Make : Yanmar
Engine Model : 4JH4-HTE
Engine/s Year : 2008
Total Power : 60hp
Max Speed : 9 kn
Cruising Speed : 7 kn
LOA : 52'
Beam : 16.08
Max Draft : 7.5
Hull Type/Shape : Monohull
2008 Beneteau 523
2008 Beneteau 523

 52 : Beneteau 523 : 2008

  Only 523 model available on the West Coast!

 Possible end tie slip transferable in Marina del Rey! 

Special Features: 

  • Raymarine: GPS, AIS, Radar, & Autopilot
  • Layout: 3 Cabins & 3 Heads
  • Yanmar Engine: 254 hours, Recent Service: Oct. 2016
  • Onan Generator 11.5 kW
  • Side Power Bow Thruster
  • 3 Harken Electric Winches
  • New Tall Mast & Standing Rigging – 2016
  • Custom Designed Rudder for Better Handling
  • Large Ullman Sail Inventory – Code 0, x2 Spinnakers, etc.
  • Harken MKIV Furler w/ Removable Drum for Racing – 2017
  • Custom Stainless Steel Bow Sprit
  • Custom Carbon Spinnaker Pole – 2016
  • AGM Batteries – maintenance free
  • Recent Survey – August 2016
  • Faired Race Bottom Paint 

Description & History:

This Beneteau 523 was fully customized for blue water cruising and offshore racing. The previous owner spent a fortune preparing her for the famous Trans Pacific Yacht Race (Los Angeles to Hawaii) in summer 2015. Racing under the previous name “Transformer”, the owner and crew finished the race successfully! 

The yacht later sold to her current owner, my father-in-law, and the growing family has enjoyed cruising her locally in Marina del Rey and to Catalina for the past year. Plans have now changed and it is time to sell. 


Interior Layout Description

The three cabin layout, with a fourth crew cabin/storage locker, provides comfortable stateroom accommodations for six guests. The owner’s stateroom is forward with centerline queen island berth, ensuite head with stall shower, beautiful custom cabinetry, workstation/vanity and ample hanging, drawer and locker storage.Two mirror image aft staterooms, each with ensuite head, are outfitted with sizeable double berths with plenty of hanging and shelf storage. 

The spacious main salon, also outfitted with custom cabinetry, flat-screen television and comfortable leatherette fabric is the perfect gathering area for owner and guests. Seating for six or more surrounds her dining table to port while her galley, quite suitable for the gourmet chef, is to starboard.The galley sports double stainless sinks, three-burner Force 10 propane stove with oven, microwave, dual standup Vitrifrigo refrigerator/freezer units, custom pantry storage and plenty of countertop space.

  • Raymarine E80 Chartplotter At Nav Station
  • Raymarine E120 Chartplotter At Helm
  • Raymarine AIS Transceiver & Digital Radar
  • Raymarine ST60+ Wind Direction & Speed
  • Raymarine ST60 Multi Function Display At Helm
  • Raymarine ST60 Multi Function Display At Nav Station
  • Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot
  • X3 i70 Raymarine Multi Function Displays at Companion Way
  • VHF Raymarine Ray240 Remote Mic At Helm & Nav Station
  • Raymarine Cockpit VHF Speaker
  • Sateliite Phone at Nav Station
  • VDO – CD, AM/FM, MP3 Stereo
  • Cockpit and Salon Speakers
  • LG FlatScreen Television
  • TracPhone KVH FB 150 Satellite Phone
  • MasterVolt Chargemaster 12/70-3 Auto Battery Charger
  • 8 MasterVolt AGM Batteries
  • x2 12 V Sockets
  • 110 V Outlets Throughout
  • Electrical Panel 12V DC & 110V AC
  • X2 50-amp/125-volts Shore Power Inlets
  • Xantrex Pro XM1800 Inverter
  • Alternator with Power Distribution
  • Navigation Lights, Deck Light, & Anchor Light
  • Halogen Lights Throughout
  • Red LED lights in Galley, Heads, Nav Station for Nighttime
  • Automatic closet lights
  • Onan e-QD11.5 kw Model #5867786 / Hours – 1734
  • Village Marine Tec. WaterMaker (Desalinator)
  • SidePower Bow Thruster w/ Seprate 12V Battery
  • X3 CruisAir Reverse Cycle Air-Conditioning/Heating Units w/ Digital Controls
  • Rule Automatic Bilge Pumps
  • Manual Diaphram Keel Bilge Pump
  • X3 Jabsco Electric Quiet Flush Heads
  • Hot Water Heater 11 Gallons
Yanmar Engine
  • Recent Service October 2016
  • VDO Gauges Fuel, Oil Pressure, & Water Temp
  • Yanmar Engine Panel w/ RPM gauge & digital hour meter
  • Racor Fuel Water Separator
  • Engine Mounting Built into the Hull Liner for Added Strength
  • Foam Sound-Proofed Engine Compartment w/ Gas Struts for Easy Access
  • Engine Control Panel and Control Lever at Helm
  • Stainless Steel Propeller Shaft w/ Dripless Seal
  • Flexi-Fold 3-blade Propeller For Better Sailing Performance
  • 119 Gallon Fuel Tank
  • Force 10 Marine Gimbaled 3 Burner Propane Stove & Oven
  • Keurig K155 Coffee Maker w/ Custom Stainless Gimbal – so you can make coffee safely while sailing !
  • LG Microwave
  • Refrigerator & Separate Freezer
  • Double Stainless Steel Sink
  • Lots of Storage & Counter Top Space
  • Ullman Sails Carbon Mainsail New 2015
  • Ullman Sails 115% Dacron Furling Genoa w/ Sun Cover New 2016
  • Ullman Sails Carbon No. 4 Race Genoa
  • Ullman Sails Code 0 Asymmetrical Gennaker
  • Ullman Sails ORR Symmetrical No. 4 Spinnaker
  • Ullman Sails ORR Asymmetrical No. 2 Spinnaker
  • New Tall Standard Mast & Standing Rigging New 2016
  • Harken Fast Track Mainsail Track w/ Sliding Cars
  • Harken Hydraulic Adjustable Backstay
  • Spectra Spilt Backstay
  • Harken MKIV Furler w/ Removable Drum for Racing New Jan. 2017
  • X2 Genoa Halyards
  • X2 Spinnaker Halyards
  • Custom Reinforced Traveler & Mainsheet
  • X2 Harken #70.2 Electric Self-Tailing Winches
  • X2 Harken #44 Electric Self-Tailing Winches
  • X2 Harken Secondary Winches
  • Adjustable Genoa Lead Tracks
  • Lewmar Rope Clutches 8 Stbd & 8 Port
  • Lewmar Claw Galvanized Anchor New Oct. 2016
  • Lewmar V6 Vertical Electric Windlass Deck Unit
  • Custom Stainless Steel Bow Sprit w/ Dual Anchor Rollers
  • X2 Propane Tanks in Aft Port Locker
  • Blue Sunbrella Dodger w/ Strataglass Removable
  • Mainsail Cover w/ Port & Stbd Removable Cockpit Biminis
  • Custom Stern Mount for Radar & GPS
  • Twin Wheels with Leather Wrap
  • X2 Ritchie Helm Compasses
  • Teak Cockpit & Cap Rails
  • Blue Sunbrella Cockpit Cushions
  • Whale Hot & Cold Stern Shower
  • Wet Lockers on Aft Swim Platform
  • Lewmar Hatches Throughout
  • Custom Designed Rudder for Better Handling & Performance
  • End Tie Slip Available with Views of Burton Chace Park
  • Faired Racing Bottom Paint
  • Classic Decorative Wall Barometer & Clock
  • Fenders & Dock Lines New 2016
  • Flares & Fire Extinguishers
  • Bronze Ships Bell
  • Plenty of LifeJackets

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Contact Information

I have personally cruised and raced this particular Beneteau 523 with the last two owners. I know the boats history and how she performs. Give me a call, text, or email directly if you have any specific questions.

Will Petersen



Raymarine E80 & E120 Raymarine Digital Radio Raymarine ST6002 Raymarine Ritchie x2 Raymarine Radar Detector Repeater(s) Navigation Center MasterVolt Xantrex Electric Bilge Pump Sea Water Pump x2 50-amp/125-volt inlets 110 Whale Brand Cockpit Table Dark Blue Cockpit Speakers Swimming Ladder SidePower Manual Bilge Pump

Jabsco Quiet Flush Hot Water Heating Cruise Air Refrigerator Microwave Oven Force 10 (3 burner) Deep Freezer Samsung Flatscreen Computer

Electric Ullman Ullman Lazyjacks Ullman Sails Carbon Ullman Code 0 Mainsail Cover Genoa Genoa Cover Ullman Sails Dacron x3 Harken Carbon Fiber Spray Hood Outboard Engine Brackets Raymarine ST60 Tridata Steering Wheel Sea Recovery Teak Cockpit

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