North Point Yacht Sales

2008 Beneteau 523

  • 52 ft
  • Racer and Cruiser
  • Annapolis (Bert Jabin Yacht Yard), MD, US

Yacht price :




JUST REDUCED FOR THE FALL! Bring any reasonable offer and sail away today! Call for your appointment now. 

When new, her original  owner invested over $750,000 to bring this 523 to complete blue water racer/cruiser capability. Upgraded to offshore specifications to meet the rigorous standards of the 2010 Newport-to-Bermuda Race, she took 2nd in class (of 15) on her first attempt. Her equipment includes Quantum Racing sails, upgrade to Harken roller-furling system, all-electric Harken primary and halyard winches, generator, air-conditioning, Espar heat, high capacity watermaker, dual inverter system and much, much more.

Her second owners recently upgraded to new Raymarine HybridTouch electronics and a new cockpit dodger in 2013 to compliment the existing full cockpit enclosure..

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, is to starboard. The galley sports double stainless sinks, four-burner ENO propane stove with oven, microwave, dual standup Vitrifrigo refrig/freezer units, custom pantry storage and plenty of countertop space.


Basic Information

Annapolis (Bert Jabin Yacht Yard), MD, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Boat Type:
Racer and Cruiser
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Dimensions & Weight

52 ft - 15.85 meter
52 ft - 15.85 meter
16 ft - 4.88 meter
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4JH4 - HTE
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Fuel Type:
100 (Individual), 100 (combined)
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
119 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
250 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
22 gallons - 3 tank(s)


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LOA: 53.08 feet LWL: 47.92 feet Beam: 16 feet Displacement: 32800 pound Bridge Clearance: 73.08 feet


Fuel: 119 gallon      Water: 251 gallon


Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: Folding propeller
Maker: Yanmar
Model: 4JH4 - HTE
Fuel: Diesel
Transmission: Direct Drive
Power: 100.0 HP
Hours: 750


The three cabin layout, with a fourth crew cabin forward, 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 with flat-screen television and ample hanging, drawer and locker storage storage. There are six overhead hatches in this cabin and tons of storage. 

Two mirror image aft staterooms, each with en suite head, are outfitted with sizeable double berths, inner spring mattresses and plenty of hanging and shelf storage.  Each has the adjoining head with shower. 

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, is to starboard. The galley sports double stainless sinks, four-burner ENO propane stove with oven, microwave, dual standup Vitrifrigo refrig/freezer units, custom pantry storage and plenty of countertop space.

The forward facing nav station is just aft to stbd and features electrical panels, additional electronics and radios. 


Additional Information
  • Raymarine HybridTouch chartplotter at helm and nav station (2013)
  • Teak Decks
  • Teak Cockpit Floor
  • Generator - Onan 11.5 kw (approx. 800 hours)
  • Dolphin Inverter
  • Mastervolt Inverter
  • Custom Full Canvas Enclosure(serviceable but worn and available to use for a pattern - (dodger 2013)
  • Custom Cabinetry: Owners's Cabin port and Starboard
  • Custom Cabinetry: Bulkhead Pantry
  • Harken Roller-Furling
  • Stainless Bow Chocks
  • Shore Water System
  • Sharp LCD Flat Screen TVs (Owner's Stateroom and Main Salon)
  • Stainless Arch w Dinghy Hoist System
  • Single Sideband Radio
  • Custom teak cockpit table on order
  • New cockpit cushions (2010)
  • Original cockpit cushions also included
  • Fireboy Fire Suppression System (needs re-certification)
  • Marineair Air-Conditioning w/ Reverse-Cycle Heat (three zones)
  • Espar Heating System model D5 AIRTRONICS
  • SK Watermaker - HI capacity (needs new membranes - est cost $800)
  • LED Lighting
  • Electric flush - fresh water feed toilets


On Deck
  • Welded stainless steel bow fitting w/(2) bow rollers
  • (6) 400mm alum. mooring cleats & SS rubbing strike plate (bow, midships, stern)
  • Self-draining anchor locker w/eye bolt for bitter end
  • Lewmar 1800W horizontal electric windlass 
  • 55#  galvanized Delta anchor with chain rode 
  • Double locker lids for easy access
  • Stainless steel open pulpit forward w/teak step and navigation lights (1 port and 1 starboard)
  • Stainless steel stern pulpit
  • Lifelines supported by (8) single and (4) double stainless steel stanchions
  • Teak caprails
  • (2) hinged boarding gates for transom access
  • (4) stainless steel handrails on coachroof(forward and midships)
  • Custom Stainless Bow Chocks (Port and Starboard)
  • (2) stainless steel mast rails.
  • (2) large sail lockers & storage space for lines
  • (12) opening deck  hatches
  • (2) integrated cowl vents
  • (3) Solar vents
  • Deck skyights
  • (2) lockers under helm seats
  • (1) double gas tank locker to port
  • Teak slatted cockpit floor to port
  • Varnished Teak drop-leaf cockpit table with inlay, stainless steel base and GRP support (bottle and glass storage) and stainless steel handrail
  • (2) glass holders, port & starboard helm positions
  • (2) waterproof speakers
  • Cockpit light w/12V socket
  • Locker for liferaft storage on aft deck
  • Wet locker to port on aft deck
  • Teak slatted swim platform
  • Swim ladder with teak treads
  • Cockpit shower w/pressurized hot & cold water
  • Protective rubber transom guard
  • Solar panels from CanadianSolar mounted over aft arch
  • Jack lines on reels mounted to stern rail
  • Lifesling
  • Outboard bracket
  • HULL - polished to high gloss and bottom freshly painted July 2014

Below Decks
  • Island Berth type double berth w/slatted base
  • Shelving along the hull
  • Two drawers under the berth
  • Hanging locker to port & starboard
  • Closed shelving w/vented doors
  • Bench seat to port
  • Dresser table w/courtesy mirror & bench seat
  • (2) reading lamps with shades on bulkhead
  • (3) halogen ceiling lights with two-way switch and (2)
  • lightbars
  • (5) opening hatches
  • Separate shower Stall
  • Acrylic large bowl marine toilet
  • Electric flush toilet with fresh water flush
  • Molded washbasin and glass counter
  • Hot and cold mixer tap (washbasin)
  • Hot and cold mixer tap w/flexible hose & shower head
  • Mirrors
  • Cupboard
  • (2) halogen ceiling lights and lightbar
  • Opening hatch
  • Double berths
  • Shelving along the hull, storage under cockpit
  • Hanging locker
  • (2) opening ports to cockpit with curtains
  • (2) opening ports w/curtains on coachroof
  • (2) opening hatches with blinds
  • (1) ceiling light and (2) reading lights
  • 3 Cabin, 3 Head version (4th captain's cabin forward with 4th head)
  • U-shaped salon with settee and centerline bench 
  • Modular salon table on stainless steel base and hidden leaf extension
  • Bar unit and cupboard 
  • White hull liner to sides
  • (2) opening ports and (1) fixed port w/curtains
  • Hull ports with curtains
  • (1) opening deck hatch
  • Large panoramic windows
  • OCEANAIR pleated blinds for windows
  • (2) opening hatches with blinds
  • (5) halogen ceiling lights
  • ENO gimballed stainless steel 4-burner Force 10 w/oven and broiler and stainless steel stove protection bar
  • Vitrifrigo 12V front opening electric fridge and freezer
  • Microwave built into work surface unit
  • Synthetic resin counter top
  • Rectangular double polished stainless steel sink
  • Mixer tap with hot and cold water
  • Trash bin integral to counter top
  • (2) opening ports with curtains
  • Opening hatch with blind
  • (3) halogen and (1) fluorescent ceiling lights
  • Access to bow cabin thru opening deck hatch with stainless steel ladder on bulkhead
  • Double berth
  • Shelving along both sides of hull
  • Hanging locker
  • White vinyl hull liner
  • (3) ceiling lights and two reading lights
  • Shower
  • Large marine toilet bowl w/GRP lid
  • Holding tank (option)
  • Washbasin & mirror
  • Hot and cold mixer shower tap
  • Locker
  • Lewmar opening hatch
  • (2) ceiling lights and lightbar

Electronics and more
  • Nav Station
  • New Raymarine Hybrid Touch E95 Color Plotter/GPS/Radar (2013)
  • Raymarine autopilot remote mounted at nav station
  • Icom ICM802 Single Sideband Tranceiver radio
  • Icom ICM604 VHF radio
  • Pioneer AM/FM/CD/Sirius Sat-Ready Stereo System
  • Helm Stations
  • New Raymarine Hybrid Touch E 125 GPS/Plotter/Radar mounted on Cockpit Table (2013)
  • New Raymarine Digital Radar (2013)
  • Raymarine Autohelm ST6002 Smartpilot Autopilot Control
  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata display to port
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind display to port
  • Raymarine ST60 Graphic display to stbd
  • MaxPower Bowthruster Control
  • Pioneer Remote Stero Control
  • Plastimo binnacle compasses to port and stbd
  • Receptacle for cable TV on transom

  • Yanmar 4JH4 HTE (hours TBD)
  • ZF transmission
  • Single lever control
  • Racor 500 fuel filter and water separator
  • Dripless shaft seal
  • Flexofold three blade folding prop
  • Bow Thruster
  • Onan EDO 11.5 kw generator (with 800 hours)
  • Generator sound shield
  • Spares for engine and genset

  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Cockpit shower
  • Jabsco electric flush toilets - fresh water flush
  • Holding tanks with macerators
  • High capacity SK water maker (needs new membranes and service)

Electrical and more
  • 12V, 24-function electrical panel & 4-function 110V panel
  • 12V sockets
  • solar panels on arch
  • Onan EOD 11.5 kw generator in sound shield in engine room
  • Voltmeter and ammeter at electrical panel
  • Battery charge warning light
  • Monitor for water and fuel tanks
  • 110V shore supply with 40 Amp battery charger
  • Alternator with power distributor
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning / heat - three units including one 16,000 btu Cruisair aft and two 12,000 btu Cruisair units in the main salon and fwd
  • Espar Diesel heater

Spars, Sails and Rigging
  • Harken Mark IV - 3 Headsail Roller-furling System
  • Dual Backstay System w Navtec Single Pump Hydraulics
  • Harken 44 2Spd Electric Halyard Winch
  • Harken 44 2Spd Electric Maneuvering Winch
  • (2) Harken 70 2Spd Electric Primary Winches
  • Sparcraft Aluminum Double Spreader Mast W Main Roller-Furling
  • Sparcraft Rigid Vang
  • Sparcraft Aluminum Boom
  • Elvstrom/Sobstad In Mast Roller Furling Main (Recut by Quantum)
  • Quantum 135 Jib
  • Quantum Asymmetrical Spinnaker w Sock
  • Neil Pryde 110 Jib
  • Storm Jib on Hall Inner Forestay
  • Storm Trysail

Additional Equipment
  • Lifesling
  • Web jack lines on reels from stern
  • Life jackets, dock lines, fenders,
  • Spare parts for engine and generator
  • 12' AB inflatable (2014) with 25hp Yamaha Outboard




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.

North Point Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Denison Yachting - Annapolis.


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