As the song says ‘… going where the weather suits my clothes’. The perfect escape tool, his Beneteau 57 has already circumnavigated the globe over an extended seven-year cruise by the current owners. She has been treated well, never pressed hard for weeks on end trying to meet a deadline. She is a credit to the owners who have updated and maintained this yacht during their travels. Fully spec’d for the next adventure, the detailed sales listing speaks for itself.
If you are considering a ‘cast off’ adventure, a holiday yacht in another part of the world, or a family sailing yacht for more local sailing, then this could be the vessel for you.
Port bulkhead steering
Spade rudder and fin keel
Spray painted in Flag Blue with Alexseal two pack paint in Panama (2011)
Underwater surfaces were grit blasted and inspected during 2013 found to be in excellent condition, three coats of high build epoxy were then applied as well as hard then soft antifouling using airless spray providing an excellent hull surface under the waterline.
Yanmar 160HP 4HLA-HTP diesel engine (2,834 hrs March 2016) Regularly serviced.
Mechanical KM5A gearbox with morse controls.
Gori three blade folding prop with overdrive function.
125kg 24v bow thruster with control at helm.
Motors at 6kts using 1500 RPM with a consumption of less than 4 L/hr
Theoretical range of over 1000 miles.
The fuel system includes an additional electric lift pump and an inline Algae-X magnetic fuel conditioner/bug killer as well as the normal pre filter.
Fuel: 660 litres in 3 tanks (extra tank over standard)
4 x 20L Jerry cans stowed out of sight under rear boarding step
Water: 1,000 litres in 2 GRP tanks built into the hull
3 x holding tanks master cabin, forward cabin and day heads
Hot and cold pressurised water system
Hot water by Raritan 42 litre heater by engine or 110/220v
Water maker - 60L/hr “Dessalator” via Cat pump driven by either 220V AC or 24V DC motors. (Runtime 1051 hrs March 2016)
Inverter - 3KW Victron 24V/3000W/70A Multi with remote control at switch panel
Generator - Onan 8 KW, runtime 2,838 hrs at 03/16. Regularly serviced and in good condition. Salt water pump replaced by 220V AC mag drive pump to make maintenance easier.
Solar panels - on custom framework: 540W operating at 24v and regulated by a Blue Sky MPPT controller. Panels are mounted above dinghy davits. Solar capacity is adequate to be self-sufficient most of the time and batteries are fully charged to float condition almost every day. Prior to fitting panels, generator run time was 2-3 hrs per day. Now it averages 20 mins per day, based on occasional generating for non-essential items such as hot water, microwave cooking and washing.
Batteries - House bank (24V) is 4 x 200Ah Trojan (Nov 2015) wet batteries plus switchable 80Ah auxiliary low maintenance batteries. As well as backup, this allows the main bank to be taken off line or equalised while maintaining power.
Dedicated 12V engine and generator start batteries
Battery condition monitoring via two Victron BMV 602 monitors on both 24V and 12V systems.
The 12V instruments can be powered from a dedicated 12V battery, however the default is to power the 12V system from a 24/12V DC/DC converter from the 24V house batteries. This means all are charged from the solar panels.
12V and 24v alternators
30A x 12v Charger 40A x 24V charger (redundant but serviceable)
Charge divider/isolator 120a
33,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioning
Shore power with cable
All New standing rigging in 2014. Rigging Certificated 2014.
In mast furling mainsail
Harken self-tacking on staysail
Genoa on Facnor electric furler.
Lifting gear in boom.
The furling mainsail bearings have been modified too non-metallic Techtron HTP bushes making for low maintenance and reliable operation.
The electric headsail furler was completely rebuilt with new bearings and seals in 2014.
New halyard swivel fitted in 2015.
2 x Lewmar 66 ESTO/66 CSTO electric genoa winches
2 x Lewmar 48 ESTO/48 CSTO electric halyard winches
Inmast furling Main - Maxiroach – recut, no battens, only used since 2015
Furling Genoa - Maxiroach - recut, no battens, only used since 2015
Symmetric spinnaker - UK Sails
Furling Staysail - UK Sails on Harken self-tacker
Spare main – 2004
Spare genoa – 2004
Owners version comprising saloon, dedicated galley, large aft state room with en-suite plus two double cabins forward and a workshop/crew cabin.
Woodwork is varnished and in good condition and upholstery is blue fabric also in good condition.
Air conditioning/reverse heating is fitted in the saloon, two forward cabins and master cabin aft.
A sturdy grab post and two storage shelves have been fitted at the chart table and additional stainless steel grab handles have been fitted on forward saloon bulkhead and adjacent to the galley door.
‘U’ shaped seating to port with folding table and 2 additional seats
Settee seat too starboard
Nav station with large chart table to starboard with good storage drawers and lockers
The galley work surfaces and splash backs have been upgraded to “Corian” type surfaces in 2013.
Front opening air cooled fridge
Top opening water cooled freezer (the latter with improved insulation and digital controller)
Four burner gas cooker/oven
Dishwasher (unplumbed and unused).
A new crisping microwave was fitted in 2013 together with cooling fan to prevent overheating.
Forward Port Cabin:
Large Double berth
2x opening deck hatches
In hull window
En-suite heads with separate shower
Forward Starboard Cabin:
Large Double berth Hanging locker
2x opening deck hatches
In hull window
Large walk in storage cupboard with 3 large shelves and hanging space.
Modified to provide a workshop with dedicated tool storage.
Large storage cupboard
Good sea berth.
(Workshop bunk could easily be converted back to berth to create a 2 (bunk bed) Berth cabin)
Aft Owners cabin:
Spacious, light, airy and very comfortable.
Large centreline double berth.
Sofa seating on portside
Large hanging locker space
Many opening hatches plus hull windows and dorade vents
En-suite heads with electric toilet, and separate shower cubicle
Bulkhead steering and helmsman seat.
Varnished cockpit table and varnished teak cockpit cap rails.
Fitted seat cushions.
Large aft deck area and lowering transom that becomes bathing platform.
The cockpit is fitted with the most practical, effective and good looking integral dodger, bimini and cockpit enclosure available on any Beneteau 57. New in 2014. Provides total all weather protection whether at anchor or under way.
Sony Radio/CD player
Raymarine RL80C chart plotter/radar at helm with repeater at nav table. (Charts available for Eastern and Northern Australia, Pacific islands, New Zealand and Caribbean). Raymarine autopilots - ST6001 and/or ST7002 (Two complete gyro systems giving 100% backup, driving hydraulic steering)
Raymarine ST60 Tridata for speed, depth and log.
Vesper 850 (2014) stand-alone AIS transponder located at helm.
ACR AIS receiver connected to laptop.
Garmin GPS 72 connected to laptop, and lap top interfaced with Raymarine instruments. Standard Horizon GX1600E VHF at chart table with Ram 3 control set at helm (All 2015). Mast head antenna.
GME GX800 VHF at nav table with stern mounted antenna.
ICOM M802 SSB radio with AT40 tuner.
Sailor ST4120 Iridium Sat phone.
ICS nav6 navtex.
La Crosse electronic weather station at chart table.
Fitted cockpit cushions in dark blue
Hundreds of metres of lines, warps, fenders etc.
15HP Mercury outboard
Avon Rib 3.4m - used but servicable.
Jerry cans for water and petrol for outboard
Mosquito nets for hatches
Coachroof Sprayhood in dark blue
Cockpit bimini in dark blue with side window panels
Simpson Lawrence electric davits
Hot and cold transom shower
Sun canopy / awning
Lofrans electric windlass with controls in cockpit and foredeck.
Windlass motor replaced in 2013 and gearbox completely overhauled.
40Kg Rocna bow anchor on 100m 12mm chain. (All new 2012).
20Kg Brittany type stern anchor kept on stern adjacent to a reel of 100m x 16mm nylon rode.
A 25Kg Delta and a 35Kg CQR are kept in lazarette lockers, together with suitable chain and rope.
Avon 8 man liferaft. (serviced 2015 and valid until 2018)
McMurdo 45S EPIRB - 2011
Lifebuoys, lights, flares, lifejackets, harnesses, etc.
6 x fire extinguishers – serviced 2016
Jackstays and cockpit jackstays
Manual and electric bilge pumps
Full navigation lights
Seabrake type drogue
Superted V was built in 2004 and was bought by the present owners in 2008. Since 2009 her current owners have been on a circumnavigation from the Caribbean via the Panama Canal through the South Pacific to New Zealand, Tasmania, Northern Australia, S Africa, Caribbean.and then finally back into the UK
The boat is set up for comfortable live-aboard ocean cruising by two people, but can accommodate six in comfort.
She has been constantly maintained and upgraded over the last seven years to reflect the true needs of a cruising couple, she continually turns heads and receives many compliments wherever she travels. She is well arranged practical yacht in sail-away condition with many spares, tools etc.