It’s easy to realise from the moment you step aboard “Reso” that this a handsome sloop. It is completely put together like an Aston Martin and balanced to stand her watch and hand steer through a gale but then turn out a stunning meal afterward. A powerful Bluewater performer and a supremely comfortable coastal cruiser, the more you look the more you find that every piece is in place to make the 523 appeal to a wide spectrum of sailors and non-sailors. As she is a thrill to sail and a delight to entertain on.
Such is the well balance of the yacht and ease of use she lends herself to club racing with a IRC handicap to come out a winner even if she passes the line soon after the full-on racing yacht. But they won’t cross the line with a G&T in-hand.


  • US$ 800 per day for cruising (includes skipper)
  • US$ 12,000 per race event see list of Regattas


Type \ Model: Beneteau 523 Oceanis
Builder:  Beneteau 
First Launched: 2007

Length: 16.2 m LOA
Beam: 4.80 m
Draft: 2.30 m
Hull: Kevlar / foam sandwich
Displacement:  15000 kgs.
Ballast: TBA
Keel: Fin
Rig: Fractional Sloop

IRC Handicap Rating: TBA (2015)

Water Tanks: 185 gals. / 700 ltrs.
Fuel Tanks: 66 gals. / 250 ltrs.

Cabins: Forward V-berth convertible to double. Large aft double berth cabin
Toilets & Showers: 4 manual Jabsco c/w holding tank
Number of guests: 8 peson live-aboard in 4 Double cabins up to 14 for day cruise or racing

Engine: Yanmar 100hp
Max motoring speed: 8 knots

Navigation: GPS with Chart plotter Auto-pilot
Radio: VHF Radio
Power: 220 volts and 12 volts

Safety Equipment: Life jackets, Fire Extingushers (all types)

Sails Inventory:
Mainsail: Sobstad Kevlar Taffeta
No1 Genoa, Sobstad Kevlar Taffeta
No3 Genoa, Sobstad Kevlar Taffeta
No4 Jib, White Dacron
Racing Spinnakers:
Masthead AP, Doyle (1.5oz)
Fractional AP, Sobstad (0.9oz)
Fractional HVY (1.5oz)