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2001 Beneteau 473

Annapolis, Maryland


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The Beneteau 473 is a renowned sailing yacht, blending performance with comfort, making it a preferred choice for cruisers worldwide. Its spacious design, modern amenities, and reliable performance ensure that sailors can journey long distances with confidence and ease. Notably, the Beneteau 473's excellence was recognized when it clinched the prestigious "Boat of the Year" award in 2001.

The 2001 Beneteau 473 "Sanctuary" looks like a 10-year-old boat due to its owner and previous owner taking such outstanding care. 

General Specs:

Two Cabin/ Two Head layout with large aft storage locker, shoal draft, in-mast furling, bow thruster, generator, reverse cycle heat and air, wind generator, davits, RIB, and new outboard motor.

Notable Upgrades since 2021:

New main sail and 120% genoa, added a bow sprit, new standing rigging, new stanchions, boarding gates, and lifelines, new 4D gel batteries, new charger/inverter,  all new electronics including radar and AIS, replaced teak toe rail, ADDED 316 Stainless bolts between existing bolts of hull main deck joint, new epoxy barrier coat on the keel. 

Basic Boat Info

Make: Beneteau
Model: 473
Year: 2001
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Finot / Conq
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BEY79030F101
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 46'5 ft
Length Overall: 46'11 ft
Waterline Length: 43'10 ft
Beam: 14'2 ft
Max Draft: 5'6 ft
Displacement: 27,072 lb
Dry Weight: 27072 lb
Ballast: 8157 lb
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Westerbeake
  • Model: 63 Four B
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 63hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Hours: 1,200


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 62 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 220 gal
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity: 21 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers
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Crusader Yacht Sales


Crusader Yacht Sales
7350 Edgewood Road
Annapolis, MD, US, 21403
Tel:(410) 269-0939

Upgrades and Maintenance

The first owner moved the boat from Massachusetts to Maryland and made the following upgrades. 

  1. Furling main, jib, spinnaker w/sock

  2. Classic wooden interior

  3. 67 HP Westerbeke main engine

  4. Gas Stove and Oven with two gas bottles and safety solenoid

  5. Volvo/Penta Belt driven Bow Thruster

  6. Anchor equipped with 120 Ft chain rode

  7. Emergency helm

  8. ADDED anchor sun awning 

  9. ADDED Wind Generator

  10. ADDED Two Air Conditioning units

  11. ADDED 4KW Westerbeke Generator

  12. ADDED Microwave


    The second owner purchased the Beneteau 473 in November 2013--10 years ago.

The second and current owner purchased the boat in 2013 and made the following improvements.

  1. Repaired all significant issues identified in survey and much more--

  2. REPLACED all through-hull valves (2014)

  3. REPLACED Dodger and Bimini (2014)

  4. TRANSITIONED from ablative hull paint to Trinadad hard epoxy (2014)

  5. UPGRADED rear engine seal-no oil leaks (2014)

  6. INSTALLED electrical isolation between boat and shore power (2014)

  7. REPLACED all main engine belts and hoses, alternator (2014)

  8. REBUILT Water pump (2023)

  9. REPLACED Oil Dip stick-low point in Lube oil system (2023)

  10. ADDED freshwater head forward (2014)

  11. New  triradial main (2022)

  12. New 120% triradial Genoa (2022)

  13. ADDED Bow Sprit (2022)

  14. REPLACED ALL standing rigging-wire rope (2021)

  15. REPLACED ALL lifelines-no plastic coatings (2021)

  16. REPOTTED stanchions at starboard gate (2021)

  17. NEW aft stay insulator (2021)

  18. ADDED LED spreader lights (2021)

  19. REPLACED all cabin overhead lights with LEDs (2014)

  20. Masthead light is now LED (2021)

  21. NEW 4D GEL Batteries (April 2023) $750ea. Rewired for Solar PWR (2023)

  22. REPLACED Engine and Generator Start batteries (2023)

  23. ADDED Power charger/inverter isolation breaker (2023) 

  24. ADDED cross connect btw engine recharging and household battery (2023)

  25. ADDED trickle down circuit from engine battery to generator charging (2021) 

  26. NEW water heater--moved and replumbed (2023)

  27. Mast Spreader properly aligned (2021)

  28. Mast rewired (2021)

  29. NEW TV Antenna (2021)

  30. NEW Raytheon Radar (2021)

  31. NEW Raytheon Nav table and Helm Displays--AIS, GPS, Autopilot (2021), Digital maps/Navigation

  32. ADDED compass with nighttime red lighting (2021)

  33. ADDED USB and cigarette lighter connections at helm (2021)

  34.  NEW stern light wiring to allow select lighting with/without dinghy (2018)

  35. NEW helm engine Instruments Panel (2021)

  36. NAV display includes AIS (2021)

  37. New STEREO /CD player (2021)

  38. NEW VHF Fixed Radio with GPS (2021)

  39. NEW portable/handheld VHF with GPS (2021)

  40. NEW aft stay with Ham radio insulator (2021)

  41. REPLACED companionway slats with teak. Removed plexiglass (2021)

  42. REPLACED Teak toe rail (2021)

  43. ADDED 316 Stainless bolts between existing bolts of hull main deck interface with new 3M 4200 epoxy (2021)

  44. REPLACED ALL cockpit cushions with Scotch guard Sun Brella (2014)

  45. NEW foam in both forward and aft cabin mattresses (2019)

  46. REPLACED kitchen counter (2014)

  47. ADDED sump pump for aft AC unit—condensate pumps overboard (2014)

  48. ADDED splash shield above forward AC unit (under kitchen sink) (2018)

  49. NEW circuit board for forward salon AC unit (2018)

  50. ADDED Volt Meters on port and starboard shore power cables (2018)

  51. REWIRED AC units to load share--one unit per shore power cable (2018)

  52. REPLACED ALL main deck square overhead hatches (2017-2019)

  53. REPLACED and resealed large overhead salon windows (2020)

  54. REPLACED teak sugar scoop (stern) square non-skid pads (2023)

  55. REPLACED old davits with NEW Arched Davits

  56. ADDED NEW Outboard Motor Crane (2014)

  57. NEW 10 Ft Zodiac Dinghy (2017)

  58. ADDED Navigation light kit for dinghy

  59. NEW Outboard Engine 4HP Four Stroke, 1-month-old (4/2023)

  60. REPLACED Cutlass Bearing (2022)

  61. MACHINED speed prop inner gears (2022)

  62. REPLACED shaft zincs, and speed prop zincs (2023)

  63. Took Steel Keel to bare metal w/new base coat and hard epoxy (2023)

  64. REPLACED Leather hand-sown helm grips (2023)

  65. Newer PFDs, EPIRB, horse collar life ring and fire extinguishers

  66. Spare part kits for the generator and engine

  67. Spare/second anchor and Nylon rode


Sail Area

IJPE : 916.00 sq ft
I : 55.42 ft
J : 18.25 ft
P : 48.00 ft
E : 17.08 ft
Working Sail Area : 916.00 sq ft
Manufacturer Provided Description
The Beneteau 473 combines extraordinary interior comfort, volume, and light with bluewater strength. Designed by Groupe Finot, this design offers a unique combination of elegant lines with extraordinary space and performance. The 473 also boasts a large array of features and creature comforts not normally found on a boat of this size.
Standard Disclaimer

Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Engine hours are approximate, may be reported verbally by the seller, and are recorded at the time and date of the original listing of this vessel. Owner's use during the time of this listing may affect the total engine hours upon a prospective buyer's inspection. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.

Additional Contact Information
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Crusader Yacht Sales
(410) 739-4432
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