|Length:||12.8m / feet|
|Beam:||3.93 / 12.89 feet|
The Beneteau 423 is one of the best cruising boats ever designed. The hull shape gives stellar performance in light and heavy air. It is really fun to sail and sailing is made easy with the inmast furling mainsail and furling genoa with primary winches that are easy to reach from the helm. The fin keel with modified bulb and long rudder, along with the bowthruster and folding prop, make Rhapsody easy to maneuver in tight spaces - in forward gear or reverse! The large cockpit with walk-through transom and wide transom step allows a crew of 4 or more to live comfortably as well giving easy access to the dinghy and to the water. The uncluttered side decks and bow make moving about, either at anchor or under way, a simple task. The traditional cherry wood joinery below is rich and warm and is enhanced by an abundance of light provided by fixed overhead windows as well has numerous hatches and portlights which provide excellent ventilation. The layout is extremely 'liveable', with the galley tucked to starboard, guest cabin and day-head to port, comfortable salon and large master cabin with en-suite head in the bow. Rhapsody has a generator and an inverter, which allows one to run the airconditioning, microwave oven and other appliances while on anchor - you can gunkhole to your heart's delight. Rhapsody (in Blue) is a one-owner boat and unusual for Beneteaus of that era in that she has blue trim, canvas and interior upholstery. The boat has spent it's life on the lower Chesapeake Bay, so is lightly used and has been hauled, waxed, bottom painted and engine serviced regularly. Rhapsody's equipment includes: Fischer Panda 5KW Generator (129 hours) 54 HP Yanmar Engine w/ low hours Xantrex 3000W inverter Lewmar electric windlass Bowthruster Flex-o-fold Folding Prop CruiseAir Reverse Cycle Airconditioning (2 Units) Raymarine Autopilot Raymarine C80 Chartplotter Inmast furling mainsail Cockpit Cushions Galvanic isolator Dodger, bimini, connector 2 Cabin, 2 Head layout Let Rhapsody be your passport to the weekend getaway on the water.