2005, Beneteau 423

Beneteau 4232005

174900.00New Bern, NC

Beneteau Oceanis 423

  • Year: 2005
  • Length: 43'
  • Price: 174900.00
  • Located in New Bern, NC
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • YW# 4039671

A wonderful example of the 423 wing keeled cruiser.  She's, a extremely well outfitted, comfortable, safe cruiser from Beneteau USA,  with a mile long list of upgrades, and updates for long ocean voyages.  She's a serious vessel ready to take you anywhere in the world.

Starcatcher was spared no expense in 2016 with the intent of the previous owner to cross oceans on his way to Australia and Tahiti.  The present owner has since made many more updates and upgrades and has maintained and cared for her professionally.


Completely Refit 3 Cabin 3 Head Model

  • Full Electronics Package (2020)
  • Liferaft (2022)
  • Bow Thruster (2020)
  • Solar panels, Wind Generator, AGM batteries, Invertor (2021)
  • New HVAC Units (2020)
  • New Tri-Radial Genoa with cover (2020)
  • 3 Coats Bottom Paint (2020)
  • Two Gennakers
  • Watermaker and Watermaker faucet
  • Insurance survey available
  • New Force 10 Stove/Oven and Gas Lines (2018/19)
  • Yanmar reported to have been rebuilt at 3000 hours, new meter reads 830
  • 3 cabin 3 head layout
  • Many spares, galley equipment so much more


  • Liferaft (gifted)
  • Medical AED
  • Sat Comm

The next buyer will benefit from all the thought, work and upgrades made to this vessel over the past 10 years.  She is a MOST IMPRESSIVE and clean vessel.  

A recent (9/21) insurance survey is available. 

** Of note - Dozens of these 423s sailed from factory in France to French Islands and St. Barts Yachts delivered many from our Charleston location to the Islands.  Bluewater cruisers to be sure!


Builder:Beneteau USA
Keel: Winged Keel


length Overall: 43.17 ft
Length Waterline: 38.58 ft
Max Draft: 5.58 ft
Displacement Measure: 19500.00 lb
Ballast Weight Measure: 5836.00 lb
Cabin Head room measure: 6.42 ft
Beam Measure: 12.92 ft


Engine Brand:Yanmar
Year Built: 2005
Engine Model:4JH4E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Hours: 482
Engine Power:54|horsepower


Fresh Water Tanks:2(154 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1(53 Gallons)


Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 3

Beneteau 423 3 Cabin 3 Head

Starcatcher is indeed a big, comfy, safe 42.  She''d make a wonderful family cruiser for long adventures with 3 cabins and 3 heads, a huge galley to port midship and a semi-walk around queen berth in the V with an ensuite head are just a couple highlights. 

This broker found the boat to be in very good condition, especially considering her maturity.  The cockpit is large, and you enter it via an aft swim deck (with ladder) through a transom seat "door".  This made the boarding easy, even if you have knee issues as this broker does.  Easy breezy!  Be great for a ramp for your doggies.  Once you pass through the large cockpit, you step down into the salon over a comfortable set of stairs.  To starboard you''ll find one of the two aft berths.  Both generous in space and both with heads.

Moving forward to starboard is the fully outfitted navigation station.  All the equipment you need to make passages (see list of upgrades) including two computer screens.  Not working? then stretch out on what amounts to a chaise when you turn back towards the salon.  Feet up, book in hand!

The dining table itself could easily accommodate 6-8 with a bench set centerline.  Looking across to port you''ll find a fully equipped galley.  Pristine oven/range, top loading fridge and freezer, double sink, hot and cold water with a foot pump for seawater.  Any chef would be delighted to plan and make meals here!  

Moving forward after stopping to view the volumes of space behind dining seats and under, you''ll find the captains quarters with a queen berth and private ensuite head.  A TV is mounted on a swing out arm for convenience.  Plenty of locker space here as well.  Two bench seats next to the bed will make dressing comfortable.

The entire boat is bathed in light from the opening hatches and overhead ''skylights'', giving it a much larger airy feel, making this a very pleasant place to hang out, play games eat meals, read books, study charts, you name it.  You won''t want for anything equipment wise on Stargazer, and you''ll have the space to spread out and relax.

Moving topsides, you''ll notice the excellent condition of the decks, no cracks or blisters noticed and again, easy to walk around.  The topside is wide and felt very comfortable when moving forward.  You could picture yourself lounging or putting a chair or two up when at anchor or even a hammock.  

*Blink Security System in place.  Dockage transfer available.

For a long-distance cruising couple or  family, it would be hard to find a  sailboat of this style, comfort and safety at such an affordable price - especially considering the $130K in extras outfitted for the prior owner.  (He planned his trip to Australia which never materialized).  You''ll benefit from all his thoughtful, safe, smart upgrades.

She''s ICW Friendly too!

Construction: Hull is hand-laid solid fiberglass with a vinylester barrier coat. The hull and structural hull liner are bonded using polyester adhesive. The deck is balsa cored.

Come see this lovely vessel in New Bern, NC - Call to make a private appointment today!  She''s bound to see a considerable amount of interest!!





Cruising World:

"The 423 divides this generous volume in alternative ways, a two-cabin and a three-cabin version. Both layouts have the same forward cabin and head, dining area (more or less), aft head, and engine compartment. The three-cabin boat has its galley along the port side, opposite the dinette, a nav desk to starboard with the head opposite, and two essentially identical big-berth cabins on either side aft. ..."


Wheel pedestal helm in open cockpit.

Anchor Windlass Control

Plasmo 4" Compass. 




Mounted at Navigation Station: Raymarine VHF Radio with helm station remote mic

Mounted at main helm:Garmin Multi-Functional Navigation Touchscreen Display with

Mounted at main helm: Garmin GHC-10 Autopilot.

Garmin Multi Display.


Garmin radar with Closed Array Radar Antenna. Powered up. Demonstrated.
Garmin True/Apparent Wind Speed & Direc.on Gauge. Powered up. Demonstrated.
The antennas appeared to be well mounted, where sighted (observed from deck level). VHF, Radar, GPS, FLIR
Icom IC-M802 Single SideBand Radio.
FLIR Mariner Infrared Night Vision Camera. Interfaced with the Mul.-Func.on Naviga.on Displa

Additional Information- Current Owner Upgrades


Current Owners Upgrades since 2016 include but are not limited to:

 Some of this equipment is in possession of owner to free up viewing space on boat.

  • Replaced Gimbled Stove and Gas Lines
  • 2- New HVAC systems 16K btu and 12k btu units (two heat pumps with the associated new electrical service)
  • Some new 110V outlets
  • Bowthruster
  • Replaced Lazy Jacks
  • Stuffing box repacked, and new valve added at thru hull
  • Folding Prop Serviced
  • Fresh Waterpump (higher volume)
  • Lifelines
  • Furler
  • Genoa
  • Gas Grill
  • New bottom coat  when purchased by existing owner 


It''s important to note that all of the upgrades by the prior owner and current owner, on their own, exceed the listing price of this vessel.



DETAIL: Two reverse cycle HVAC units:  12,000 and 16,000 BTU.  $15,600.00


Sidepower model 300 Bowthruster and 24 volt power supply:  $9,300


Selden Furler model 304S with new forestay:  $6,200.00


135 RF radial Genoa $3,885.


Force 10 2 burner stove with new gas lines:  $2,800.


Stuffing box resealed with shaft reset:  $650


New Bottom Coat:  $8,000+


Total for these items:  $46,435


This brings the total value of all major upgrades to the boat being $173,448


Updates for Austraila / Tahiti Passage (2016)


Upgrades in 2016 include (OVER 130k !):

Work completed as of 5/26/2016:

Electronics: GPSMAP 8212 MFD (12") - $4500.00   GMR HD

Radar - 24 x HD - $2000.00 

Radar Mount - $250.00 

FLIR  M 324XP - $7300.00 

*(FLIR Maritime for Recreational Boating | Teledyne FLIR - See the Heat – Night and Day. Thermal imaging cameras detect, and display images based on tiny differences in heat, not light.)

AIS Raymarine Class B - $845.00 

EPIRB - $695.00  

GMI Instrument Bundle - $1200.00  

Extra Display f o r G MI - $ 4 9 5 

Solar panels $7,625

Standing rigging $3,666

General Equipment Upgrades:

Tang for Staysail $150

Tang for Vang $4.5


Quick release for turnbuckle for staysail $795 ( 6 )

Selden Bowsprit $950

Eyebolt s  $155 ( 8 )

Lewmar  blocks  $6 6

Fuse Box Wires  $1,128

Lighting Master $95

Radar Mast Mount $268Ta x 4 0 5

Refrigeration Units $1,558

Storm sails  $2,748

Spinnaker  $1,388

Actisense N M E A a d a p t o r  $208

Cockpit cushions $1,221

Da n b u o y $424

Raymarine V H F $271

Raymarine V H F  r e m o t e  mic  $167

M e t e o m a n w e a t h e r station $286

Batteries  $1,788

Medical A E D  $1231

Flexofold prop  $2,375

Liferaft Dinghy Deposit   $1,000

Liferaft  $3,888 (GIFTED TO BUYER)

Interior LED lights $281

Various electrical  $177

New clutches $700

Maxwell windlass $2,444

New heads $677

New hatches $2,083

Medical kit $419

Misc safety  $737

LED lights  $1,500

Windlass counter and controller  $785

Windlass cabling  $183

S a t C o m m  $5 1 1 4

Handheld VHF x 2 $420

Handheld Garmin $78s

GPS $256

Garmin Vus512l nav chip  $157

Sea Anchor $2,092

Watermaker $5,155

Watermaker faucet $72

Albi Combi NMEA 200 converter $413

Canvas $9,787

Dinghy motor $2,600

Misc lights etc  $879

Bilge pumps $416

Stereo $482

Bose speaker $234

TV $200

Speakers $271

Miscellaneous $2,000

Autopilot $4,346

Lifesling  $180

Lifelines $1,500

Echomax Active XS radar deflector  $1,375

SSB GAM antenna $408

Other miscellaneous  $3,000


Winston work (Refit contractor)  $25,000

More on the list than this...


Why the extensive upgrades?

From prior owner:

“The boat was purchased from Moorings BVI in 2015, sailed back to Annapolis and registered in Maryland. On
collection we were presently surprised by the condition of the interior which was well maintained with clean timber
work and a new sole fitted throughout.

The Beneteau 423 is known as a capable offshore cruiser and the original plan was to upgrade her and sail to Australia via the Pacific Islands of French Polynesia. As a shake down and in order to put some momentum behind the project, we signed up for the 2016 Annapolis to Bermuda yacht race and
began the extensive refit needed to gain Cat 1 racing compliance.

What followed was a major project with no expense spared. All electronics and equipment were replaced and
upgraded including new radar, SSB, VHF, water maker, satellite comms, plotter, anchor windlass and a seemingly
endless list of other items such that only the hull really remains original. We even installed a remote controlled
thermal imaging camera on the mast head so the boat is able to see in the dark and linked it all to both the MFD on
the helm and large monitors on the nav station below.

A wifi system was also installed which allows the boat’s
systems to be operated on a handheld device using the Garmin Helm app. For power, the latest flexible Solbian
panels were installed and recessed into the bimini (new canvas was part of the project) such that the boat is self
sufficient for power but without the windage and unsightly lines of traditional hard solar panels.

At the same time, internal fittings and heads were also replaced to improve the cosmetic appearance of the boat and a highly efficient Engel refrigeration system was installed. The exterior hatches and clutches were replaced in 2016 as was the standing rigging and life lines and the running rigging is in great shape.

The boat also features a new retractable bow sprit and asymmetric spinnaker for light wind conditions.

The boat did compete in the 2016 A2B (Annapolis to Bermuda) and successfully completed the race and return voyage. Since then she has been lightly used on the bay. Unfortunately plans change and although I am still returning to Australia, it will be by plane and the grand vision to sail to Tahiti is no longer an option."

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. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Maura "Mo" Mulcahy 

St. Barts Yachts

Oriental, NC