Rosario off Conception Island, BahamasWe cruised from Florida to the Caribbean, and then joined the ARC to Portugal. Rosario is a solid boat that sails beautifully. Browse our blog to see how well our 423 has sailed us on this fabulous journey.

Almost all of these items are upgrades or additions to the standard features of the 423. View the photos and PDF links at the very bottom.

Main Details
Diagram of RosarioMake/Model : Beneteau 423
Model Year : 2007
Designer : Groupe Finot
Commissioned : Dec, 2006
LOA : 43′ 2″
LWL : 41′ 8″
Beam : 12′ 11″
Mast length (over water) : 54′ 4″
Draft : 5′ 7″
Engine : Yanmar 54HP (4JH4E)
Prop : MaxProp Folding Propeller

Electrical System
Balmar Three Stage Alternator
Balmar Three Stage Regulator w/ temp sensors
Mastervolt Battery Isolator
Xantrex Three Stage 40AMP Charger
Mastervolt Batteries (Starter [1]: AGM and House [2]: GEL)
Mastervolt Battery / AMP Usage Monitor
Mastervolt Inverter (True Sine Wave)
Kyocera 85 Watt Solar Panels (2)
Blue Sky Solar Panel Regulator/Booster w/ temp sensors
5KV Transformer; boat will take either 220 or 110 shore power

Navigation & Electronics
Masthead Tri Light
Masthead LED Anchor Light
Raymarine E80 Chart Plotter
AIS Radar Installed and Integrated with Raymarine Chart Plotter
External Widescreen Monitor at Nav Station for E80 (Passage Planning)
Raymarine Full Function External Keyboard at Nav Station
Raymarine Autopilot, Compass & Course Computer
Raymarine Wireless Autopilot Controller and Instrument Repeater
Raymarine ST60+ Wind, Speed, Depth Meters
Raymarine Radar 2KW
Weems & Plath Electronic Barometer w/ Trend Pressure Plotting
Raymarine Satellite Weather Module for E80
Navionics Platinum Charts for E80
Navionics Chart Card Reader for use with RayTech Planner Software
Paper Charts for Western Med and Caribbean
Maptech BSB Digital Charts for Med (not all parts) and Caribbean

iCom SSB – M802
USB Pactor III Modem for email at sea via SSB
iCom VHF – M422
Note: All of these are integrated with the Raymarine system for sharing GPS and other data

Sailing Gear
Cruising Genneker with Sock and Full Gear
Furling Main, with vertical battens
Electric Winch (40)
Furling Genoa
Upgraded Genoa Winches (54)
MaxProp Folding Propeller

Dingy and Outboard
Honda 15HP Outboard – 4 Cycle
Caribe CX9 RIB Dingy

Safety Gear
Full Compliance with ARC Safety Regulations for Ocean Crossings
Ocean Flare Kit(s)
Marine Binoculars
Spare / handheld iCom VHF
ACR Rapid Ditch Bag (fully stocked)
Plastimo Ocean Life Raft 4-Person / Purchased Dec, 2006
Extended Cruising First Aid Kit
Four Inflatable PFDs w/ Harnesses and Jacklines.

Anchoring and Docking
Primary Anchor is 45lb Delta with 150′ Chain and 150′ of rope
Two Spare Chain Segments for secondary anchor or spare
Spare/Secondary Anchor: Fortress
Anchor Weight (Kellet/Sentinel) and 50′ of control line – kiwi
Electric Windless
Six Fenders
Dock Lines of Various Types and Lengths

Yanmar Engine – 4JH4E
Radar Arch
Fly Screens for all hatches
Duratouch Interior (White)
Sony Stereo CD Changer with Wireless Remote
Digital Water Tank Meter: measures exact usage
Electric Toilet in Master Cabin
Cordless Drill with spare battery
Two Tool Kits
Galley Saltwater Tap (Foot pump)
Fully Provisioned Galley (nested pots/kitchenware/etc)
Macerators for Waste Tanks (2)
Teak Cockpit
Bimini and Dodger w/ connector
Snorkel Gear for Four, Plus Spears for Fishing
Two Propane/Butane Tanks (10lb each)
Fishing Gear/Tackle
Many Spares (Engine, Pumps, etc)

Downloads and Links

Photos of Rosario
Rosario at the DockThe Main Salon is very light and spaciousThe Nav Station with All the latest electronicsMaster Cabin is wonderful and has plenty of storageGalley layout is perfect for passagesTrack Course, Ship Positions (AIS) and Radar at the HelmGuest Cabin has lots of spaceThe Caribe CX9 and Honda 15HP is the best dinghy comboRosario at sea