Sapphire is by far the nicest and best equipped 473 available today.
We guarantee that Sapphire will draw attention in any harbor.
She has been modified aft to provide a spacious, teak decked swim platform for diving or sitting. More importantly, this provides for much safer and easier boarding from the tender. The beautifully engineered, stainless arch above, makes for secure and easy stowage of the tender while providing an ideal location for GPS, VHF and wi-fi antennas. It is also the perfect platform for the vast array of solar panels and cockpit / swim step lighting.
The redesiged 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 boasts more features and creature comforts than ever before in a boat this size. The Beneteau 473 was awarded 2001 Boat of the Year Best Production Cruiser.
Sapphire has just been fitted with a new suit of 2016 Quantum Sails and a new Quantum Stack Pack and will be sailing South to Florida and the Bahamas for the winter 2016-2017.
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Sapphire is a 3 stateroom/3 head version. One (Stbd) head has been converted to accommodate a washing machine (Haier HLP21N) and Village Marine water making system. Custom made matching cabinetry to enclose and add storage.
Custom made and perfectly matching cabinetry has also been added in forward stateroom to add storage.
Custom innerspring mattress in master bedroom by Handcraft mattress Co (HMC)
New LED lighting in all cabins (Ceiling recessed)
Cantalupi fixtures in cabins (4) and salon (1) with LED bulb
Hella turbo fans (4)
Heads: Separate shower stall in fwd Electric Jabsco head in fwd Lavac popular head in aft Holding tanks (2) with Y valves
Entertainment: Fusion MS-AV600 DVD-CD-Ipod and radio player Fusion Ipod docking station / Bluetooth Adapter 2015 New Bose speakers in cockpit 2015 Samsung 19’’ LCD TV
Eno: "Le Chef" propane stove, 4 burners and broiler oven (Upgrade) Propane tank sealed and drained compartment in cockpit (10 lbs x 2) Solenoid control with sensors for propane Corian countertop (upgrade) Drinking water filtration system (0.3 micron) with separate tap Double SS sinks Hot and cold pressurized freshwater system with charcoal filter Fridge 4.7 cu feet front load, water cooled holding plate compressor for fridge and freezer. Freezer 4.5 cu feet top load Seawater foot pump Dickenson BBQ Large
Electrical and Navigation
New Lifeline AGM 4D x 3 house batteries 2015
New starting battery
Dual alternator on engine: Hitachi 80 amp and Leece-Neville 200 amp large frame with heavy duty rectifier bridges
Balmar ARS5 multistage regulator Echo charger on starting battery
Lofran Tigres Windlass (Upgrade) with Quick windless remote with chain counter with controls from the cockpit)
Deck wash fresh or salt water(upgrade)
Winches: Lewmar 54 CST (2) and Lewmar 40 CST (2)
Winch handles: Lewmar chromed (2) and Lewmar carbon fiber two hands (2)
Spinlock clutches (XT) (14) on roof (Upgrade)
Spinlock clutches (XAS) (5) on deck (Upgrade)
Wichard folding padeye on deck (8)
Stainless steel dorade vents (2) (Upgrade 2013)
Lewmar hatches (11) and opening ports (7)
Custom cockpit door with screen to plexi and combi lock in addition to stock drop plexi board(2013)
Large fiberglass cockpit table with folding leaves
SS Arch custom very sturdy integrating push pit, elegantly respects lines of boat and includes dinghy lift, GPS antenna and tilting solar panel mount. (Upgrade 2013)
LED lights in Arch and spreaders, providing mast illumination at each spreader level
LED mast light (anchor/tricolor navigation)
LED navigation light at deck level
Transom redesigned and extended 25’’ in 2012; Plus adding 22’’ of LWL but mostly lifts out of the water a few inches the edge of the transom, a problem for which this boat design has been criticized.
On top of this the beautiful teak platform comes in very convenient for boarding, loading anything from the dinghy and even lounging.
All of this at the same time adding greatly to the look with classy and harmonious aesthetic lines to the stern of the boat.
Folding transom ladder on track integrated in swim platform (Upgrade 2012)
Awl craft 2000 paint top side Color: Majesctic Blue (Upgrade 2014) with gold cove stripe
Deck/transom shower with hot/cold water
Dock lines and fenders:
2 sets of docking lines (stranded nylon and braided nylon)
Extra-long docking lines
Fenders (6) with covers
Mooring bridle with SS plate
AB 10’ RIB aluminium bottom with chaps (2010)
Yamaha outboard 20hp, four stroke (2009)
Outboard storage bracket on pushpit
Lewmar 6:1 blocks and tackle for dinghy lift and storage under arch
Rivere 6 person life raft (New 2015)
Jack lines heavy duty 4000 kg test webbing Life sling in fiberglass life sling case
Horse shoe life ring with strobe Canvas:
Full dodger\bimini with connecting section. (Sunbrella Toast color)
Winch, wheels, and main sail cover (stack pack)
Textilene dodger windows shades
No-see-um screens for hatches and doors
North sail bosun chair
Mast step webbing ladder
Large inventory of spares (oil filters, fuel filters (for main engine and genset), Raycor filters, impellers, zinc anodes, etc.
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.