Beneteau Oceanis 423 

2003 Beneteau Oceanis 423 Carthago is proudly offered for sale, exclusively with Ray White Marine. With a beautiful, recently renovated interior with all new top quality upholstery, a new galley top, air conditioning throughout and all of the equipment you would need to move onboard today, S/Y Carthago is in Turn-key condition and ready for you to explore.

If you are familiar with the Beneteau Group, you will find that the Beneteau Oceanis 423 and 473 are the most popular models. Inspired by the Open 60 Series, the Beneteau 423 rightly claims its place on the World's Top 40 Cruising Monohulls of All time. Despite offering generously sized living areas and a huge amount of storage space for her size, she is also a responsive, fast and comfortable sailing boat, which balancing capability in all wind conditions is outstanding. Easy to sail, easy to handle, easy to park into a tight marina berth if needed, this remarkable design will never cease to amaze. Built at a time when strength and quality came first, this Beneteau 423 is a big step above more recent production boats in many ways.

When the current owner was shopping for a boat, he was particularly interested in various styles and models including Beneteau 393, 411 and Passport 40 etc. It wasn’t until he stepped onboard the Beneteau Oceanis 423 Clipper edition that he realised that it was the boat that was going to see him blissfully set sail for the past 5 years. Tough and reliable is this design. This has been and will continue to be one of the best Bluewater boats out there for the whole family to enjoy.

Immediately as you step onboard, you will notice the value of an extra foot for long term cruising. It is not just the length, but her super wide and powerful transom complemented beam carried well forward and clipper bow keeps the boat very stable and dry, both upwind and down.

This remarkable example of the highly sought after 2 -cabin version of the Beneteau Oceanis 423 ticks all the boxes for a discerning buyer looking for a fully equipped, fast and comfortable boat to keep cruising or live-aboard.

Both accommodations have access to an en-suite head and shower.

The Aft Cabin can fit a large Queen size berth with several opening hatches and one side hole port. There is lots of hanging lockers and stowage shelves including cubby holes for your shoes and a very handy bench for sitting.

The forward Master Cabin is a very well-designed cabin. There is a large handing locker that is located portside and a large bench seat allowing you to climb into bed with ease. There are 2 overhead opening hatches and 2 port windows allowing great ventilation. There is a full walk-in head and shower with enough space to get change and not feel constricted. There is also plenty of stowage under the bed and within the cabinetry.

One of the main advantages of the owner’s version is that there is a U galley instead of a linear one, which suits the avid chef for safer cooking while at sea.

You will find a huge storage locker large enough to fit a diesel generator, water maker and plenty of room for miscellaneous items including cleaning supplies, toys, spare lines and spare parts for the boat.

The sit down, forward facing Nav Table is also a good size, with plenty of instruments to work with. Being forward facing, this will alleviate seasickness while navigating Bluewater.

S/Y Carthago is equipped with the very best cruising electronics and safety equipment such as AIS, radar, Iridium Go! (A satellite marvel that allows you to transform your own phone into a sat phone, make calls and receive calls, download weather, receive weather routing, send text messages and emails etc.), has a very young set of sails, and all the usual suspects such as rigging, skin fittings, anchor winch, etc. taken care off. Her inventory is simply to die for, and her owners await your visit in the paradise Fiji Islands, where they can move the boat closer to the airport in order to facilitate the logistics of the inspection or the transportation.

S/Y Carthago has been sailing her whole life and has never been a 'marina boat'. Therefore, she has never suffered from the multiple, insidious deteriorations brought by lack of use, such as corrosion to the engine, or environmental electrolysis. 'Use it or lose it' the old adage goes, and for good reason.

An actively cruising boat, whereby everything is used everyday and the owner is always on board to maintain the boat, it is far preferable to their 'sitting ducks' equivalent in local marinas. S/Y Carthago was designed to cruise, and cruise she certainly has done, with tens of thousands of miles logged all around the world, proving herself the right choice of a yacht for this purpose in every way.

As quoted by the current owners of S/Y Carthargo, 'The three priorities in our boat search were speed, modernity and price, and this boat had it all. We feel really lucky having a boat as well equipped as this and know that the next owners will feel the same way. We’ve added over $120K in cruising upgrades and luxuries in the past few years to make Carthago our home on the water...and we’ve got the receipts to prove it. This boat has everything you need to take off on your next adventure.'

Boat delivery to Australia/New Zealand negotiable.


Make/Model: Beneteau Oceanis 423

Location: Fiji

Price: $230,000 AUD

- Almost complete refit inside and out between 2015 and 2018

- New Standing rigging, replaced all of it in 2015

- New Running rigging, 2015-2017

- Fisher Panda 4500FCB 4.5Kw Genset, re-wired and re-built in 2019

- All New Through-Hull fittings (highest quality bronze), replaced every single one in 2015

- Galley countertop, replaced in 2019

- Huge 680W solar panel array over the bimini

- 400W Silentwind wind generator with upgraded silent carbon blades

- Diesel Generator, uses fuel from primary fuel tank. Includes silent cover

- CruiseAir Air conditioning throughout the boat

- Radar, AIS Type Transc. Receive and full range of cruising electronics

- Raymarine E90W and E120W Chart-plotter with huge colour touch screens

- New Volvo Transmission, 2015

- All New Wiring, 2015

- New Mainsail and jib, 2015

- New rudder bearings and steering components, 2020

- New Electric winch, makes hoisting the mainsail simple and easy, particularly handy for single handed sailing, 2016

- There are 2 sets of recently updated cushion fabrics to choose from: Bright and airy sunbrella fabric or the washable nautical navy and red themed covers

- 680W Solar power and controllers, 2020

- New covers and new sunshade, 2016

- New 2000W Charger/Inverter, 2015

- AGM Battery Bank (690AH total) plus Optima AGM Start, 2020

- New Volvo 3 Blade Folding Prop, 2018

- New 90A Alternator and spare, 2016

- Updated Bimini, dodger and lazy jacks, 2020

- New Danfoss Fridge/Freezer, 2017

- New 400W Silentwind Generator

- New Aquapro Aluminium Hypalon RIB 10’Dinghy 2017 with 15Hp Outboard

- New Sunbrella Interior upholstery, 2016

- New Galley Countertop, 2017

- New 60’ Screen and Projector 2016

- New Satellite phone Iridium Go! With Antenna, 2016

- All New Led Lights

- New 40L water heater in 2020

- Dinghy weaver davits

- Jacklines and harnesses

- Cruising comforts like outdoor cushions, bimini, dodger

- Lots of spare parts for everything! Designed to be off the grid and self sustainable

- Fast and fuel efficient Takacat inflatable catamaran dinghy, planes easily with 4 people onboard and a Yamaha 15HP 2 stroke

- 200’ Chain, 500’ Rode, oversize CQR Anchor and 4 backup anchors

- rigged for short handed sailing including all reef lines to the cockpit. No need to leave the cockpit for ANYTHING when on passage

Other cruising-specific details:

- Hit by lightning in 2015 so all wiring and electrical, including instruments, were replaced. Huge Raymarine E120 HD screen at helm and Raymarine E80 HD repeater at nav desk.

- Safety: EPIRB, liferaft (needs revision), AIS, man overboard buoy, high quality life jackets, recently updated flare kit

- 3 anchors plus 200ft of chain, plus 400ft of rode + spare 50ft of chain and rode for stern anchor

This opportunity will not last long! Please contact the agent Winnie Le on +61 478 828 675 or email for more information on this stunning sailing yacht.

Price $230,000 AUD
Brand Beneteau
Length 43.00 Feet
Year 2003
Category Yacht and Sail Boats
Hull Type Fibreglass
Hull Style Single
Power Type Sail
Type Of Sales Dealer
Engine Make Volvo D2-55A
Engine Type Volvo D2-55A
Condition Used
State International
Suburb Fiji
Stock Number WL1921
Engine Make Volvo D2-55A
Engine Hours 3900
Horse Power 80
Fuel Type Diesel
Drive Type Inboard / Shaftdrive
Fuel Capacity 200
Propeller 3
Designer Beneteau
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) 581 l
Hull Construction Material Fibreglass (GRP)
Hull Type Monohull
Deck Construction Material Fibreglass (GRP)
Country Origin France
Length (feet) 43 feet
Length (m) 13.16 m
Length Waterline (m) 11.80 m
Beam/Width (feet) 12 feet
Beam/Width (m) 3.65 m
Draft (m) 1.8 m
Draft (feet) 6 feet
Keel/Ballast 5569lb
Dry Weight (kgs) 8858.659 kgs
Colour White
Engine Notes -Engine Max 60kW / 80hp Volvo Penta D2-55A HP Shaft drive -Gearbox MS25L-A -Propeller Folding 3 blade Volvo 358340 prop, rebalanced and profiled -Stern Gland Seal (2011) -Rudder Bearings and bushes (2015) -Diesel Tank 200L -Fuel Filters: 1x Racor 500 Turbine primary, 1x Volvo backup primary, 1x Volvo secondary • Fuel polishing system runs through either primary filte
Number Of Engines 1
Engine Standard Volvo D2-55A
Engine Hours 3900
Horse Power (hp) 80
Drive Type Shaft Drive
Generator Silentwind 400W wind generator (2016)
Accomodation Notes Number of Cabins: 2 Number of Bathrooms: 2 Number of Heads: 2
Number of Berths 2
Number of Showers 2
Number of Toilets 2
Toilet Type -Heads Foreward 1x manual • Heads Aft 1x manual
Air Conditioning Cruiseair Air Conditioning
Number of TVs Video Panasonic LCD TV (12V) interfaced to stereo surround sound with remote control
Holding Tank (L) 500 litre Water Tanks Under Fwd & Aft bunk 1x 300L, 1x 200L
Galley Notes -Cooker Galley ENO 2 burner gas stove and oven -12V Danfoss 35 Fridge & freezer -Weber Q120 transom-mounted BBQ -Samsung Microwave -Gas 2x 4kg gas bottles -Kitchenware Galley Pots, pans, Stainless utensils, crockery, plastic cups & glasses -Salt water rinse Galley Foot pump operated
Number of Sinks 1
Anchor / Winch Anchor Winch, 2015
Mast/Rigging Battened Mainsail - plus spare Furling Genoa -Mast Classic Z-Spar main, double spreaders with lazy jacks and boom bag. • Mast step. -Boom Z-Spar with aluminum vang -Spinnaker Pole Mounted to mast Z-Spar with mast car system -Standing rigging (2015) -Running New Spectra main halyard (2016) - New jib and reefing lines (2016) -New Spectra headsail halyard (2015) -New jib furler, topping lift, mast climbing halyard, spinnaker halyard & sheets (2016) -2x Lewmar 48 self-tailing winches -1x Lewmar 30 self-tailing winches (starboard). - 1x Electric Lewmar 30 halyard winch (port side)
Sail Inventory -Main Sail Full batten 3 reef Dacron 9.6oz Mainsail with mast car system. -Genoa 51.9m2 Elvstrom Roller furling 140% genoa. -Spare jib
Electronics Navigation -(All Raymarine equipment & AIS interfaced together) -Raymarine E90W HybridTouch chartplotter with European Charts at Nav Station. -Raymarine E120W HybridTouch chartplotter with Rest Of World Charts at Helm. -Navigation Alarm External alarm buzzer with on/off switch -Raymarine 48nm RD418HD 4kW 18′′ HD Digital Radar. -Raystar 125 GPS receiver -Raymarine ST60 Rudder Indicator Instrument -Raymarine ST60 Tri-data Depth, Speed, Log Instrument -Raymarine ST60 Trasducer Wind Vane Wind Instrument (4/2015) -Raymarine ST6001 Autopilot & Rudder instrument -Raymarine ST6001 Autopilot & 150/400 quadrant -Raymarine DSM300G Digital Sounder module -Raymarine STHS Network Switch -Raymarine B744L tri-data Sonar Transducer (A66091) -Raymarine 218E VHF radio -Raymarine RayMic 2nd Station -VHF Antennae Shakespeare 5400-XT Antenna with new RG-8 cable (2015) -Motorola SAF5350-B Fixed Mast Antenna for Iridium Sat phone (2015) -Spare Supercal MV3S (Shark 3) VHF Antenna with new RG-58 cable -AIS CSB200 Class B AIS Transponder (MMSI 503418800) -Shakespeare VHF AIS stainless steel 3 foot whip antenna # 5215-AIS (2015) -Plastimo Olympic 135 Pedestal Compass -Shore Power 240V Switch panel, shore power cables and adapters -Hot Water 240V and engine heated 42L HWS -Crusair 1 x 12,000 BTU, 1 x 7000 BTU Air Conditioners -Nav / Anchor Lights Replaced with LED bulbs. (High or low switchable stern lights for dinghy davits) -All incandescent light bulbs replaced by low energy ‘warm’ LEDs and Mood LED’s
Dinghy -Dinghy – aluminum bottom Aquapro 3M (2017) • Dinghy Davits – Removable stainless steel Weaver dinghy snap davits
Safety Gear -Life Raft Zodiac MP6C Open Sea Class 11 (6 man) with support bracket. Serviced Nov 2012 -Life Preservers 2x Mustang Deluxe inflatable, 6x adult PFD, 1x children PFD, 4x safety harness, 4x Tethers -Self inflating Danbuoy -Two Horseshoe life buoys with new automatic float Lights -406MHz GME MT403G Auto GPS EPIRB. -Gas Detector SA-1 XL Safe-T Gas Fume Detector. Gas sensor mounted by alternato -Flares Numerous red light and orange smoke. -Comprehensive First Aid Kit, replenished Dec 2012 -Horn -Fire Extinguishers 2x 2kg ABC (May 2011), 2x 1kg ABC Fire extinguisher (Jan 2010) -Fire Blanket New May 2011 May 2011 -Boat hooks 1 on coach roof, one in stbd lazarette -Flags Many various, mostly Asian and European countries -Signalling ‘Anchor ball’ and ‘motoring cone’ day shapes
Covers -Spray Hood -Lazy Bag -Lazyjacks -Bimini Top -Mainsail Cover- Cockpit Cover - Genoa Cover
Ground Tackle -Foreward Electric Leroy Somer G16011 Anchor Windlass -200′ or 65m hot galvanised 10mm anchor chain and snubber plus 500′ or 150m 16mm nylon rode -60 lb Manson NZ hinged CQR plough anchor -20kg / 45lb CQR anchor -15kg / 33lb Fishermans anchor -14kg / 30lb Danforth anchor -Dinghy anchor -Mooring 200ft multi-plait warp, 6 sprung warps, assorted warps and old halyards -Fenders 8x F3, 1x F2, 1x A2, 1x A3.
Has Navigation Lights Yes
Vessel Name Carthago
Availability Now
Cruising speed 7.5Kn
Maximum speed 9Kn
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