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2005 Beneteau 473

Racine, Wisconsin


 2005 BENETEAU 473

 Traveller is a 2005 Beneteau 473 fresh water "Great Lakes" yacht that has been professionally maintained and is in exquisite "Bristol" condition. The owner upgrades and designer touches are not available on any other Beneteau 473. Including a 75hp Yanmar turbocharged diesel engine, a 6.5 KW Fisher Panda Generator, Max feathering / folding 3 blade prop, bow thrusters, air conditioned, bow and stern shore power connections, a custom built drop leaf cockpit table with ice chest, full canvas including dodger and bimini, upgraded Lewmar 64 primary winches, Lewmar H-2 electric windlass w/ 150' 3/8" bbb chain, bow wash pump, radar and full electronics.


  • Installed Raymarine Axiom 9Pro
  • Installed Sailpod for Axiom
  • Installed Angle Guard
  • Installed Raynet Backbone Connecting legacy, Ray Talk and NMEA together
  • Installed Standard Horizon GX2000 VHF Radio and Remote Mic Helm Station
  • Installed Vesper XB8000 Class B AIS and Vesper SP160VHF antenna Splitter
  • Soda Blasted Bottom
  • Sanded Bottom - 4 Coats of Interlux 2000 - 4 Coats of Micron CSC

  • New Dodger and Connector New Enclosure
  • 2 Enclosure Bags
  • Installed Kato Dinghy Davits and Outboard Lift LED Stern Light
  • New Rocna 25 KG Anchor
  • Installed Shaft Shark 300 Line and Weed Cutter
  • Replaced Salon Bulbs with LEDs
  • Replaced Anchor Light with sealed LED - Anchor Series 34

  • Replaced Steaming Light with LED
  • Replaced Nav lights with LED


  • Rebuild of Outboard Carb
  • Installed Raymarine Quantum Doppler Rader
  • Inspected and Cleaned Sails
  • Replaced bow thruster controller - Gen2
  • Replaced Controller Black Box
  • Installed dividers in anchor locker
  • Replaced Cuttlass Bearing


  • Sail Care - Main Sail


  • Sail Care - Jib
  • Replaced engine impeller
  • Installed New Radar Mount

    Installed New Batteries

    Starter Group 24

    House Batteries (2) 4D

    Aux (Bow Thruster and Windlass) 4D
  • Generator (Group 27)

    Sanded Bottom

    Cleaned with Thinner
  • Applied one Coat of Micron CSC
  • Checked and Charged both A/C units
  • Replaced Black Box on Bow Thruster


  • Replaced throttle and shifter control cables
  • Applied two coats of Micron CSC Blue

    Cleaned and applied 5 coats of Total Boat Lust High Gloss
  • Varnish to Toe Rail
  • Replaced jib sail roller furler line (90ft of 3/8 inch line)
  • Replaced coitter pin in bow thruster

  • Applied 3 coats of Starbright Teak Oil
  • Replaced day head with Jabsco Unit

Please click "additional info" for extensive list of specs and owner upgrades

Basic Boat Info

Make: Beneteau
Model: 473
Year: 2005
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Finot / Conq
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BEY79232D505
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
Displacement: 24,277 lb
Dry Weight: 24277 lb
Ballast: 8157 lb
Single Berths: 8

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 75hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding, Feathering


Fuel Tank Capacity: 56 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 209 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Sloop, Cruisers, Daysailers
More Info :


Racine Riverside Marine, Inc.
950 Erie Street
Racine, Wisconsin, US, 53402
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.

  • Xantrex Link 1000 Battery / Charger status monitor
  • Raymarine Axiom 9 Pro
  • Raymarine ST-60 Multi—Function Display Series Instrument at Navstation
  • Raymarine ST-60 Tridata Instrument at Helmstation
  • RaymarineST60 Wind Instrument at Helmstation
  • Raymarine ST60 Multi-Function Display at Helmstation
  • Raymarine Auto-Pilot 6001 Plus Display & Controls at Helmstation
  • Standard Horizon GTX 2000 VHF Radio @ Navstation
  • Standard Horizon Remote Mic at Helmstation  Vesper XB8000 Class B AIS
  • Engine Instruments include rpm, hours and fuel
  • Warning lights and buzzer alarms for water pressure, oil pressure, and volts
  • Sony Marine TvfP3 Radio AM/FM Stereo with I-Pod connection and Apple iPod
  • Sony XPLOD 10 CD Player w/ three (3) 10 CD cassettes
  • Built-in Sharp Aquos Television in custom Beneteau installed cabinetry
  • Built-in Cyberhome CH-DVD-300 DVD Player for TV
  • XM / Sirus Satellite Weather Antennae, Box, & Computer Hook-up at Navstation  
  • Raymarine Quantum Dopler Radar with Dome on Mast
  • Hailer/Horn on Mast
  • 75 hp Yanmar Turbo-Charged Diesel Engine
    Model # 4JH3-TL
    Serial # E14881
  • ZF Transmission Model ZF30M
    Serial # 332002001
  • 6.5 kw Fischer Panda Diesel Generator
    Model 600ND
    Serial # 02-032-030
  • 3 Bladed MaxiProp folding / feathering prop

  • Spare 3 Bladed fixed prop

  • Spare parts kit for 75 hp Yanmar

  • Spare parts kit for 6.5 kw Fischer Panda Generator

  • Lewmar Bow Thruster with wired remote at port helm station
  • Lewmar H-2 Electric Windlass with wired remote
  • 25 kg (531b) Rocna Anchor w/ 149 feet 3/8" BBB chain plus 150 feet 5/8" nylon rode  
  • Forfress FX-23 Aluminum Danforth type spare anchor w/ two (2) 200 foot spare nylon rodes
  • Bow Wash Pump w/ 10 ft hose  
  • Orange mooring buoy
  • Fuel capacity 57 gallon aluminum tank
  • 90 amp alternator
  • Freedom Marine 20 Inverter / Charger 2000 watts, 100 amps
  • Engine control panel integrated in port cockpit coaming
  • 1 X 100 amp 12 volt — Engine Battery
  • 3 X 100 amp 12 volt House Batteries
  • 1 X 100 amp 12 volt — Generator battery
  • Manual Bilge pump
  • Electric Bilge pump with automatic switch
  • Ice box drained by pump
  • Fresh water cockpit shower
  • 222 gallon fresh water capacity in four (4) tanks
  • Hot / cold pressurized fresh water
  • 2 X 22 gallon holding tanks
  • Hot Water Heater
  • Cherry stained interior finish
  • Wooden floorboards with black striping throughout
  • Matching optional Cherry stained TV cabinet installed by Beneteau
  • Mattresses & cushions — high density foam w/ removable covers
  • Custom covers were made for Traveller in the matching blue fabric for the
  • Fwd & Aft cabin mattresses to match the fabric in the salon
  • Custom navigation seat cushion in matching blue fabric
  • An additional spare 7 yards of blue fabric are included with the boat
  • Ocean Air Shades on all ports and hatches
  • Aluminum screens for most all opening windows
  • Cruise Air air conditioner and heater units
  • Main Salon 16,000BTU Model SLXR16•, Ser # 44872087
  • Aft Cabin 12,000BTU Model SXR12 Ser # 44680167
  • U shaped salon with setee
  • Salon table with inlays and extending leaves with aluminum legs
  • Cenfral bench seat with storage
  • Hull sides in all cabins lined with cherry wood
  • Wood companionway steps have rubber non skid surfaces in addition to the Beneteau provided non-skid strips.
  • Hinged with pneumatic lifting arms for access to engine room  
  • Weems & Plath brass clock, barometer, and gimbaled oil lamp  
  • Side windows throughout boat are fitted with Oceanair Port Shades  
  • 12v USB charging ports
  • Corian Counter Tops
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • SeaGull Stainless Steel Water Filter and separate tap for drinking water
  • 12 V Adler Barbour electric freezer / refrigerator 5.6 cu feet capacity with drain pump  
  • Top loading freezer and front loading refrigerator
  • S/S 3 burner Force 10 stove with protective S/S bar and galley belt eyes
  • Built in Tappin Microwave oven
  • Generator control panel
  • Trash can under counter
  • Beneteau signature "Galleyware" complete dish set for 8 persons
  • Cutlery for 8 persons and galley utensils included
  • Magma 10 piece stainless steel & Teflon nesting cookware set
  • Forward (Owners Stateroom)
  • 12v VacuFlush Head with Holding Tank and Pumpout - 12v macerator pump - White fiberglass shower stall with glass door
  • Day Head - New Jabsco head (2023) - Handheld shower
  • Primary winches were upgraded at factory from the 54 to 64 Lewmar two- speed primary genoa sheet winches
  • Two Lewmar #40 self-tailing winches, the port winch is electric
  •  Lewmar mainsheet traveler system
  • Equipped with E-Z Glide adjustable genoa car system with port & starboard control lines led to cockpit
  • Two spare genoa / spinnaker halyards led aft to Spinlock clutches on coach roof  Rigid Boom Vang
  • Beneteau factory-installed Rub Rails
  • XM/Sirius Satellite Weather Antennae
  • Radome Radar Antennae on mast
  • Cell phone blue tooth amplifier mounted on top of mast
  • A custom-built teak drop leaf table with & built-in ice chest, stainless steel handrails, and 4 cup holders is unique to Traveller.
  • The table includes a custom-designed Sunbrella canvas cover.
  • Custom-designed Sunbrella fabric cockpit cushions and four matching pillows
  • Custom-designed full view Sunbrella canvas dodger with isinglass windows, & stainless tubing
  • Custom designed Sunbrella canvas bimini w/ stainless tubing, and zip out connector piece to dodger
  • Custom cockpit enclosure with isinglass window and screens
  • Custom-designed Sunbrella companionway screen and cover  
  • Custom designed Sunbrella covers for both leather covered wheels
  • 12v USB outlets at both Helm stations
  • Roller furling mainsail
  • 140% Roller furling genoa
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker with ATM Sock
  • Wisker Pole
  • Two (2) 120 volt heating and air conditioning units are included each with its own thermostat located in both the main salon and in the aft cabin. Both units can operate individually or simultaneously off shore power or the generator.
  • Two shore power connections 125v 30 amp on both the stern and in the forward anchor locker (4) total. each with its own breaker panel separate for "ships' power and "A/C" power... including switch panels at nav station for "110 Volt" or "Generator"  Four 125 v 30 Amp shore power cables  
  • Fused and Circuit breaker power system
  • 3 on/off battery switches
  • Polarity indicator
  • Crossover lockouts for AC Source
  • Xantrex 12 volt Marine Battery Charger/lnverter o Model 81-2011-12 Freedom 20 - Ser # F0011953
  • Xantrex Link 1000 Battery Monitor
  • 5' 7" Draft
  • Factory installed Rub Rail
  • Boat was ordered with custom Navy Blue waterline and shear stripe rather than the standard Green color
  • Teak toe rails finished with Total Boat Lust Gloss varnish
  • Teak cockpit seats and teak boarding platform finished with Teak Oil
  • Three (3) 50 foot shore power cords
  • One (1) 25 foot shore power cord
  • One (1) 30 amp to (2) 30 amp splitter cable
  • One (l) 50 amp to (2) 30 amp splitter cable
  • Two (2) round fenders & lines
  • One (1) fender board & pads
  • Four (4) round end fenders & Lines
  • One (1) anchor ball / fender
  • Spare winch handles
  • Spare halyards, sheets, outhauls, misc lines
  • Ten (10) dock / spring lines
  • Ships Bell
  • Ships horn
  • Fire and vapor detectors in fwd & aft cabins
  • (3) Fire Extinguishers
  • Off shore Life jackets
  • One (1) horseshoe life preserver
  • Two (2) 12 gauge flare pistols
  • Hand held flares
  • Anchor Chain Snubber
  • Boom Preventer Block & Tackle
  • Through hull plugs tied to all through hull fittings plus spares
  • Comprehensive spare parts
  • Aluminum screens for all hatches
  • 2 Cabin fans
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.
Additional Contact Information
Racine Riverside Marine 950 Erie Street Racine, Wisconsin 53402 262-636-8020