Extensively updated and very well maintained 3-cabin plus crew, 4-heads example of the popular Farr designed Beneteau 57 centre cockpit bluewater cruising yacht.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
Launched in November 2003 TITANIA is now in only her second ownership. Used privately for family cruising, she has recently undergone a comprehensive update with circa US$50,000 spent on updating her systems and cosmetics. These works included new sails, new navigation instruments, VHF, bowthruster, bimini & sprayhood, electric flush heads, bimini, sprayhood, anchor and windlass, 3m tender and also UV protective vinyl to preserve her steel blue topsides.
Fitted out for effortless liveaboard and long-distance cruising, she is easily handled by the smallest of crew thanks to her electric furling main and genoa and her bank of electric winches. She also benefits from a furling Code 0 for downwind sailing which can be poled out with a carbon fibre pole for deeper angles and safe offshore passage-making.
Below decks, TITANIA benefits from the popular 3-cabin plus crew layout which provides a substantial owner’s suite aft plus mirrored double guest cabins forward. All cabins have en-suite heads and there is a further day-heads adjacent to the companionway which also serves the crew cabin located in the walkthrough aft.
Her specification highlights include:-
- Steel blue topsides – protected with vinyl wrap
- Teak laid side decks
- 3-cabin plus crew, 4-heads interior layout
- 2.60m draft keel option for improved windward performance and offshore stability
- 160hp Yanmar engine with low hours run
- 9kva Onan generator
- 24vDC domestic electrics with twin engine alternators and upgraded battery banks
- Reverse osmosis watermaker
- Electrically furled mainsail and genoa, both recently replaced
- Furling Code-0 with carbon pole
- Electric winches
- Recently replaced navigation instruments with chart plotter and radar
- Diesel fired hot air cabin heating
- Extensive refrigeration for long-term liveaboard cruising
- Tender with outboard
- Bimini and sprayhood
TITANIA is British Registered and is now offered for sale ex VAT at a highly attractive price ready for her next owner to enjoy some great sailing in total comfort.
YACHTING PRESS REVIEW:
“Where would we be without dreams? For years, Francois Chalain, Beneteau's chief designer and inhouse conceptualist, dreamed about creating a production boat like the new 57. His vision centered on a powerful sailing machine with the kind of luxurious amenities and long list of standard features that would permanently alter the public's perception of the world's largest sailboat builder, placing it squarely among the ranks of the elite custom boatbuilders. And as lofty as those aspirations are, there is also a practical side to Beneteau's stunning new flagship…
…The new 57 is a leap for Beneteau- this is a departure boat, a statement boat. Designed by Bruce Farr, (with close collaboration from Chalain) this new center-cockpit passagemaker has genuinely raised the bar for production builders as it combines a hull form that allows for luxurious accommodations and yet one that offers surprising performance. What is not surprising is that Beneteau has deployed all of its manufacturing moxie to bring the 57 to market at a base price that will make other builders seasick with envy…
… make no mistake, the new 57 is also designed to win those so-called rally events like the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, and to do very well in the Bermuda races too. The details The first impression upon stepping aboard is one of space. Despite the number of people milling about, the boat rarely felt crowded. And it felt solid in the water as the sails went up in a fresh breeze. The construction is in line with Beneteau's other big boats, featuring a solid hull and balsa-cored deck. The hull also includes a balsa rib band for stiffening. A massive hull liner that is bonded and laminated to the hull provides structural integrity. I have never been overly fond of hull liners, especially in big boats, but the tooling of this liner, which is essentially a hull within a hull, demonstrates Beneteau's commitment to the 57…
…Down below The interior is breathtaking. Beneteau has done a masterful job of finishing the 57, and if you didn't know this was a production model you'd easily be convinced it was a one-off custom boat built in Italy. The finish is cherry-stained Douka wood, and the sole is Iroko parquet. From the padded ceiling sections, to the carved door frames, to halogen lighting throughout to the elegant drape on the portlights and roller shades on the hatches, Beneteau has provided the accents to create a fine yacht…
…Under way Back on deck the wind had eased a bit to 11 knots true and, with a 145-percent roller-furling genoa, we punched through the chop at 8 knots plus on a beat. Easing the sheets, we shot up toward 9 knots, and when the wind freshened to 15 knots true, the speedo hit 9.2. The ride was easy and the motion soft. The steering was effortless. That, of course, is a feature of hydraulic steering. You drive by the sails, not the feedback from the rudder, and until you get used to it, it's easy to oversteer. Cracking off onto a deeper reach, we maintained 8 knots despite a falling apparent wind. Mind you, these boat speeds are obtained with a crowd of people on board and little attention to sail trim. I sure that with a little effort, the 57 will spend a lot of time clipping along in double digits...
…The new Beneteau 57 is a worthy flagship for the world's largest sailboat builder. It's a world-class yacht and an excellent big boat value…”
Article taken from Boats.com –October 2004
- We understand the yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
- Solid GRP hull and balsa-cored deck.
- The hull also has a balsa rib band for stiffening.
- Bonded and laminated hull liner bonded to the hull for structural integrity.
- Blue steel coloured GRP hull topsides with a protective vinyl wrap added – May 2019.
- Teak and caulking to the deck, cockpit sole, cockpit seat bases and the hinged bathing platform.
Keel & Rudder:
- Cast iron keel fixed with stainless steel bolts.
- balanced spade rudder blade the stock and bearings are of composite glass and stainless steel.
Engine & gearbox:
- Yanmar 4LHAHTP 4-cylinder turbo charged inboard diesel engine producing approximately 160hp at 3,300rpm.
- Vertical water cooled.
- Direct injection.
- Constant high temperature fresh-water cooling (2-systems: sea and fresh water).
- Forced lubrication system with trochoidal gear pump.
- Counter-clockwise engine rotation (viewed from the flywheel side).
- Single lever engine control.
Engine Hours & Maintenance:
- Engine hours – approx. 2,890 as of February 2020.
- Engine last serviced - May 2019 by Yanmar approved engineer.
Propulsion & Steering:
- Maxi-prop 3-blade folding propeller.
- Shaft driven.
- Stainless steel steering wheel with a leather cover positioned to the forward end on the port side of the cockpit.
- Hydraulic steering system.
- Emergency tiller.
- 24vDC Bowthruster – May 2019.
- 24vDC domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 240vAC via shore power, generator or inverter.
- 12v Engine start battery. – May 2019
- 12v Bank of service batteries joined in parallel and series to provide 24vDC. – May 2019
- Bowthruster battery. – May 2019
- Additional 24v battery set. – May 2019
- Upgraded 12vDC/240vAC battery chargers.
- 9kva 220vAC Onan Generator.
- Generator hours – has done less than 1,000 hours as of May 2020.
- Generator last serviced – May 2019 and planned to be serviced again in May 2020.
- 24vDC/240vAC 2,000w inverter – May 2019.
- 12vDC & 24vDC engine-mounted 80Amp and 60Amp alternators.
- Electrical control panel with thermal breakers.
- 12v sockets, voltmeter, ampere meter and battery test at DC panel.
- 240vAC shore power supply protected with differential breaker and distribution system.
- 240vAC sockets throughout interior.
- Additional 240v interior sockets.
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
- The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well-insulated hot water tank, heated by engine or 220v AC immersion heater element.
- Hot & cold fresh-water shower at bathing platform.
- Spectra Z-Brain’ 240v 60 ltres/hr water maker (we are told it is currently not working and requires maintenance).
- Electric bilge pumps.
- Manual bilge pump.
- 2x Fuel tanks with a total capacity of 480 litres.
- Filling of fuel tanks is through deck inlets.
- 2x freshwater tanks with a total capacity of 1,000 litres.
- Filling of water tanks is through deck inlet.
- Holding tanks with deck and sea outlets to the forward and aft heads.
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
- Raymarine Axiom 12 RV multi-function display radar and chart plotter – May 2019.
- Raymarine RMK-10RMK-10P remote control keypad – May 2019.
- Raymarine RL80C GPS chartplotter at the chart table.
- Raymarine ST290 Multi-display at the chart table.
- ICS Navtex 6 navtex receiver.
- Raymarine P70S autopilot control head – May 2019.
- Raymarine I70s multifunction display – May 2019.
- ST1 to STNG adaptor – May 2019.
- ITC-5 Transducer – May 2019.
- Electronic and paper charts for western Mediterranean, Croatia and the Ionian islands.
- Steering compass
- Raymarine dual station VHF radio.
- Raymarine 90/91 wireless hub – May 2019.
- Raymarine 90/91 active speaker – May 2019.
- Paymarine 90/91 wireless handset – May 2019.
- Raymarine 73 VHF radio with AIS – May 2019.
- Gimballed stainless steel 4-burner gas stove and oven.
- Twin stainless steel bowl sink.
- Extractor fan.
- 130 litre front-opening stainless steel refrigerator.
- 100 litre GRP top-opening refrigerator.
- Pots, pans, crockery and cutlery.
- Electric flush marine heads discharging to holding tanks – replaced May 2019.
- Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with showers.
Heat and Air conditioning:
- 3x warm air diesel fired heaters with outlets.
- Interior deckhead and reading lights as appropriate to each cabin.
- CD player in the saloon with speakers to the saloon and cockpit.
- Pioneer MP3 stereo radio.
- LCD TV & DVD player with 220v antenna.
Summary of Accommodation:
- Up to 8-berths in 4-cabins (includes the crew cabin to starboard) plus the saloon. Four heads.
- Cherry stained Douka interior joinery.
- Iroko parquet covering to the cabin sole.
- Ivory coloured Alcantara upholstery to the saloon.
- TITANIA customised linen as well as duvets pillows and towels.
Accommodation Description from Forward:
Port and Starboard En-suite Heads Each Have:
- Electric flush Marine head – May 2019.
- Wash basin inset to a countertop with hot and cold mixer tap.
- Each of these forward guest en-suite heads shares a shower cubicle with a thermostatic valve and shower head, grating to the sole of the shower cubicle with a sump bilge pump.
- Cabin superstructure hatch for ventilation.
Port and Starboard Guest Cabins to Forward Each Have:
- A double berth positioned to the side of the cabin.
- Door to en-suite heads.
- Hanging locker.
- Fixed porthole to the hull side with a curtain.
- Cabin superstructure hatch with blind for ventilation.
- Door to the Saloon.
- U-shaped sofa positioned with ivory colour Alcantara upholstery to the portside with a central table and two freestanding dining chairs.
- Further pair of armchairs to the starboard side with ivory coloured Alcantara.
- Cabin superstructure opening hatches and further port holes.
- Port holes to the hull on both sides.
- Book shelving.
- Reading lights.
- U-shaped galley area positioned to the portside making for a safe enclosed area to work in, particularly whilst at sea.
- Range of cupboards and draws with worktops and raised fiddled edges.
- Twin bowl stainless steel sinks with hot and cold mixer tap.
- Gimballed stainless steel gas oven with a 4-burner stove on top.
- Extractor fan.
- Fixed port hole to the hull side.
- 1x 130 litre front opening stainless steel refrigerator.
- 1x 100 litre GRP top opening refrigerator.
- 1x 220v Dishwasher.
- Positioned to the starboard side aft of the Saloon and adjacent to the Galley.
- Chart table with opening lid providing for internal storage.
- Navigator’s seat.
- Panel the hull side for electronics to be mounted to.
- Positioned to starboard aft of the Chart Table area.
- Electric flush Marine Heads – May 2019.
- Wash basin inset to a countertop with hot and cold-water mixer tap.
- Positioned to the starboard side aft of the Day/Guest Heads.
- Twin single bunk berths.
- Cupboard space.
- Fixed porthole to the hull side.
Owner’s Aft Cabin:
- Impressive full width aft cabin accessed via a passageway to the starboard side.
- Centrally positioned double bed.
- Sofa to the starboard side.
- Hanging locker and draw space.
- Dressing table. To the centreline facing forward.
- Port holes to the hull side and further ones to the cabin superstructure.
- Cabin superstructure opening hatches for ventilation.
Owner’s En Suite Heads:
- Positioned to the portside.
- Electric flush marine heads – May 2019.
- Wash basin inset to a countertop with a hot and cold-water mixer tap.
- Shower cubicle with a thermostatic valve and shower head, grating to the sole of the cubicle with a sump pump.
- Anodised aluminium keel stepped masthead rigged mast with Facnor electric in-mast furler and three sets of swept back spreaders (with spreader lights).
- Anodised aluminium boom useable as a cargo boom for launching and retrieving the tender.
- Anodised aluminium boom vang.
- Facnor electric genoa roller furler.
- Stainless steel standing rigging with twin backstays.
- Factory fitted spinnaker gear.
- Carbon spinnaker pole stowed on the front of the mast.
- Side deck positioned genoa tracks and cars.
- Mainsheet track positioned to the aft of the cockpit on the aft cabin superstructure.
- Running rigging including burgee halyards as appropriate.
- 2x Lewmar L66ESTO/66CSTO electric self-tailing genoa sheet winches.
- 1x Lewmar ST48 electric self-tailing the mainsheet winch.
- 1x Lewmar ST48 manual self-tailing winch.
- Roller furling dacron genoa – 2018.
- In-mast furling dacron mainsail - 2017.
- 1x North Sails gennaker (approximately 2,500 sq ft) – 2008.
- 1x North Sails Code 0 - 2008
- 2x stainless-steel aft pushpits.
- Stainless-steel pushpit with bow roller.
- Stainless steel wire guardrails with stainless steel stanchions.
- Gates in guard rails to the; port, starboard and the transom.
- Hinge down bathing platform to the transom with a folding stainless-steel bathing ladder, matching grab rails and teak and caulked covering.
- Teak capping to the raised bulwarks.
- Hatches to the aft deck giving access to underdeck storage.
- Stainless steel bimini framework.
- Folding aluminium passarelle.
- Fixed windscreen with an aluminium frame and toughened glass.
- Fixed timber cockpit table with drop leaves, a raised stainless-steel grab rail and internal storage compartment.
- Helming position to the port side forward end of the cockpit with the leather covered stainless steel steering wheel, engine throttle lever control, bow thruster control and navigation equipment. Helming seat with a stainless-steel frame back support and cushion.
- 4x Durade ventilators with protective stainless-steel frameworks.
- Stainless-steel grab rails to the roof of the cabin superstructure.
- 2x 10-litre diesel jerry cans.
- 2x 10-litre petrol jerry cans.
- Engine and generator spares.
- Vacum cleaner.
Anchoring & Mooring:
- 800w Electric anchor windlass with controls in the cockpit and on the foredeck replaced – May 2019.
- Replaced main anchor and approximately 80m of Lewmar anchor chain - 2019.
- Spare 25kg Britany anchor with 5m of anchor chain.
- 50m or supplementary anchor warp with a stainless eye.
Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
- Blue coloured sprayhood with stainless steel frame and windows – replaced May 2019.
- Blue coloured bimini top with stainless steel frame – replaced May 2019.
- Cockpit cushions replaced – May 2019.
- Cockpit table cover.
Tender & Outboard:
- 3m inflatable tender – May 2019.
- 2.5hp outboard motor.
Navigation & Exterior Lighting:
- Navigation lights as appropriate.
- 35w Spreader Lights.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
- Fire extinguishers.
- 8-person ISAF cannister liferaft with Solas B Pack and lashing strap – last serviced May 2019.
- Fire blanket.
- 2x white coloured horseshoe buoys with lights.
- Mast mounted radar reflector.