'Penniless', our Beneteau Oceanis 473 Clipper is for Sale
by owner Konstantin Solvang

'Penniless', our Beneteau Oceanis 473 Clipper is owned by a family of four from Denmark who took one year off to sail in the South Pacific. She is a well built, safe, reliable and comfortable monohull, well equipped and well maintained, she has proven herself as a true blue water cruiser after crossing the Atlantic and Pacific with her previous owner.

Beneteau Oceanis 473 'Penniless' at anchorOur lovely Beneteau Oceanis 473 Clipper is up for sale in the South Pacific, and all set up for new adventures!

'Penniless' is spacious with a great interior, 4 cabins that can easily accommodate a big family, and even visiting family and friends. She has a great cockpit with dual helm stations, plenty of room to comfortably enjoy meals and sundowners, and easy access to a large transom and the water which the kids loved. Below, the large saloon area and galley along side provide plenty of space for preparing and enjoying meals, movie nights, etc.

We had the time of their lives in the South Pacific sailing and living aboard 'Penniless', and are now ready to hand her over to the next lucky owner.

Beneteau Oceanis 473 'Penniless' saloonThe Saloon

Features and Highlights

  • Proven Performer: Penniless, a 2002 Beneteau Oceanis 473 Clipper, combines spaciousness and functionality with a proven track record of safe and unforgettable voyages.
  • Upgraded for Adventure: Equipped with new standing rigging (May 2024) and other numerous upgrades, this sailboat is primed and ready for extended cruising in the South Pacific and beyond.
  • Comfortable Living: With four double cabins, two heads, and ample living space, Penniless offers a comfortable and inviting environment for onboard living and entertaining.
  • Reliable Power: Powered by a well maintained Yanmar 75hp engine, Penniless ensures reliable propulsion for smooth sailing in any conditions.
  • Located in Paradise: Currently in French Polynesia, with plans to visit Niue, Tonga, and Fiji in the coming months.

The engine is in good condition and well maintained, serviced every 250 hours, last 1000 hours service done by Yanmar certified mechanic.

Latest survey report from August 2023 (available on request)

Beneteau Oceanis 473 'Penniless' nevstationThe Navstation

Recent Upgrades

  • New Eno gas oven/stove 3 burners from April 2022
  • New B&G Triton multi instrument from April 2022
  • New Bow thruster Max Power CT80 from May 2022
  • New Quantum mainsail from May 2022
  • New Lofrans Tigres 1500W windlass from May 2022
  • New ground tackle Delta Lewmar 25kg, 100m chain 10mm, from July 2022
  • New high quality madrasses in fore cabins from August 2022
  • New Erayak Thunder 1500W inverter from September 2022
  • New Iridium Go! from October 2022 (option)
  • New antifouling from March 2023
  • New Yanmar alternator 80A from July 2023
  • New Mercury 9.9hp outboard engine from July 2023
  • New house battery bank 400amp from July 2023
  • Propeller painted with SEAJET PellerClean in August 2023
  • New Lewmar overhead hatches in fore cabins from September 2023
  • New TV 24” from September 2023
  • New Rainman water maker from October 2023
  • New B&G Vulcan 9 chart plotter from January 2024
  • New Starlink Gen 2 satellite internet from April 2024
  • New bimini from April 2024
  • New Stand Up Paddle from April 2024
  • New fabric in all blinds in overhead hatches from May 2024
  • New standing rigging from May 2024
  • Furler replaced in May 2024
  • New mainsheet traveller from May 2024
Beneteau Oceanis 473 'Penniless' ashoreFreshly anti-fouled

General Specs

  • Design: Groupe Finot
  • Construction: GRP (reinforced at various points keel, rudder, chain plates, deck line, etc)
  • Length overall: 14.48 m / 47 ft
  • Hull beam: 4.33 m / 14 ft
  • Light displacement: 11010 Kg
  • Draught, cast-iron bulb keel: 1.88m
  • Air draught: 19.20 m
  • Fresh water capacity: 825 L / 218 gal
  • Fuel capacity: 235 L / 62 gal
  • Rigging type:  Sloop (new standing rigging from May 2024)
  • Engine: Yanmar 75 HP
  • CE Certification: A10 / B12 / C12
  • Registration/flag: Denmark

The Beneteau 473 combines extraordinary interior comfort, volume, and light with bluewater strength. Designed by Groupe Finot, this design offers a unique combination of elegant lines with extraordinary space and performance. The 473 boasts more features and creature comforts than ever before in a boat this size. The Beneteau 473 was awarded 2001 Boat of the Year Best Production Cruiser.

Beneteau Oceanis 473 'Penniless' layout'Penniless' is the four cabin layout version of the Beneteau Oceanis 473 Clipper


  • Layout: 4 cabin layout, 2 symmetrical fore, 2 symmetrical aft, saloon area to starboard, chart table to starboard, longside galley to port. 4 double berths, plus extra double berth by lowering saloon table. 2 symmetrical heads, starboard/port.
  • Saloon to starboard: headroom 1,88-2,02m, all-round handrail to saloon for ease of movement, U-shaped saloon with 2 bench seats, stowage under seating, bookcase, inlaid saloon table on aluminium legs with extensions, convertible to double berth, high shelf with slotted doors, bar unit, portlights with curtains, 2 hull ports with curtain, overhead  hatch with blind, large triple panoramic window with blinds.
  • Chart table to starboard: Panel for navigation instruments (B&G Triton 2 multi instrument, Clipper BM-1 battery monitor), navigator’s seat with locker, large oddments locker alongside seat, portlight with curtain above chart table, stereo radio-MP3 player with two speakers in saloon + two speakers in cockpit, 16 switch 12V electrical panel plus 4 x 220V switches protected by a breaker., 2 voltmeters, 1 ammeter, halogen deckhead light with independent switch, stowage under table, red light, USB charging points, 220V outlet.
  • Forecabins: Headroom 1,92m, 1,0-1,35m x 2,2m bed with quality madras from August 2022, USB charging points, 220V outlet, cabin fan, reading light, storage under the bed (incl 2 drawers), hanging wardrobe in large locker, 2 overhead hatches for ventilation with blinds, 1 hull port with curtain.
  • Aft cabins: headroom 1,98m, double berth 2,14m x 1,72m, shelf along hull length, USB charging points, 220V outlet, cabin fan, reading light, hanging wardrobe and lockers, overhead hatch for ventilation with blind, 2 portlight hatches for ventilation with curtain, 1 hull port with curtain.

New fabric in all blinds in overhead hatches from May 2024


  • Port side: Marine toilet with manual pump, washbasin, locker under washbasin, locker behind mirror, light above mirror, extra mirror, portlight hatch for ventilation with blind, hot/cold water mixer shower tap, electric shower drain, shelf storage
  • Starboard side: Same as port side, black water tank 60L instead of shelf storage

There's a cold water shower at the transom


  • Refrigeration: Front opening (serviced in Aug 2023)
  • Freezer: Top opening. Can also switch to extra fridge (serviced in Aug 2023)
  • Stove: Eno 3 burners + oven (gas), from April 2022
  • Watermaker: Rainman petrol portable, 120 L/H, from October 2023 (option)
  • Hot Water System: Quick Water Heater, 42L can be heated by engine or shore power

Double stainless steel sink with fresh hot/cold water (electric and foot pump), and sea water (foot pump)

Plenty of stowage Fully equipped galley with cooking gear, cutlery etc.

2 hull ports with curtain, 2 port lights (1 opening) with curtain, 1 overhead hatch with blind. 4 halogen deckhead lights

2 x 220V outlets


  • Yanmar 4JH3-TE marine diesel, 75hp
  • Year 2002
  • Engine number: E12227
  • Engine hours: 10,500
  • Upgrades: Yanmar Alternator 80A from July 2023, mounts replaced
  • Last service: 250h service in February 2024, and 1000h service in July 2023 by a Yanmar certified mechanic. Well maintained and serviced every 250h.
  • Fuel Capacity/Consumption: 235L / approx 3L per hour
  • Max Speed/Cruise Speed: 7 kn / 6 kn
  • Thrusters: 1 bow thruster, MaxPro Power CT80 from May 2022
Beneteau Oceanis 473 'Penniless' engine 2Her 75hp Yanmar 4JH3-TE marine diesel engine


  • Water: 825L, 4 tanks of which 2 are built into the inner moulding, and 2 are plastic
  • Fuel: 235L, 1 plastic tank
  • Black: 60L, 1 plastic tank from April 2022
  • Hot: 42L
  • Gas: 4 x 3 kg and 1 x 5,7 kg bottles


  • House battery bank: 2 x Ultracell UCG200-12, 200 Amp GEL, from July 2023
  • Starter battery: 1 x Bosch 105 Amp type Acid-led from May 2022
  • Bow thruster and windlass batteries: 2 x Bosch 105 Ah Acid-led from May 2022
  • Battery monitor: Clipper BM-1
  • Shore power: Dolphin Battery Charger 220V 50Hz / 12V 40A
  • Alternator: Yanmar 80A from July 2023
  • Solar panels: 2 x 300 W, EPEVER XTRA MPPT Charge Controller
  • Wind generator: Silent Wind 400+ on Wind & Solar Hybrid Charge Controller
  • Inverter: Erayak Thunder 1500W

USB charging points at port helm station, cockpit table, chart table and all cabins

Electronics & Communications

  • Chart plotter: B&G Vulcan 9 from January 2024
  • Multi instrument: B&G Triton from April 2022
  • Chart table multi instrument: B&G Triton 2
  • AIS: SI-TEX MDA-5 Class B/SO AIS Transceiver
  • VHF: Raymarine Ray53
  • Handheld VHF: Icom IC-M35
  • Depth sounder: Raymarine
  • Log: Raymarine
  • Autopilot: Raymarine ST6002
  • Wind instrument: Raymarine ST60
  • Radar: B&G Broadband 4G
  • Satellite: Starlink Gen 2 satellite internet from April 2024, Iridium Go! from October 2022, Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone, Delorme Inreach Explorer (option)


5 cockpit lockers: 2 side cockpit lockers. Double gas bottle locker to port. Locker under helm seat to starboard. Locker under helm seat to port.

  • All cockpit benches are teak-slatted.
  • The two steering consoles hold the navigation instruments
  • Gas control lever on console to port
  • USB charging points by console to port
  • Cockpit table with light and USB charging points
  • 2 waterproof speakers
  • 2 compasses

Covers/Enclosures: Sprayhood (serviced in April 2024) and Bimini (new from April 2024), Cockpit cushions in same colour as sprayhood and bimini.

Beneteau Oceanis 473 'Penniless' cockpit 4Twin wheel steering


Standing rigging:

  • Discontinuous stainless steel rod rigging (1 x 19)
  • 1 forestay, 2 backstays, 1 inner forestay.
  • All chainplates are in stainless steel and fixed to the side decks.
  • Shroud chainplates secured to the inner moulding by stainless steel tie-rods
  • Keel-stepped in mast furling anodised aluminium mast with gland-type seal
  • Anodised aluminium boom

Running rigging:

  • Main, genoa and 2 spinnaker halyards. Spinnaker halyards led back to cockpit
  • Boom topping lift led back to cockpit
  • Mainsail sheet with blocks led back to cockpit
  • Mainsail in and outhaul (from June 2023) led back to cockpit
  • 2m mainsheet traveller from May 2024 on coachroof with control lines led back to cockpit.
  • Genoa sheets from November 2023
  • Genoa furling line from November 2023
  • Rigid boom vang with tackle led back to cockpit

Rope handling hardware

  • Spinnaker boom
  • 2 Lewmar 44 winches for halyards etc
  • 2 Lewmar 54 winches for Genoa sheets
  • 2 flat deck organisers with 6 sheaves for sheets and halyards
  • 4 double jammers
  • 3 single jammers


  • Mainsail: Quantum In mast furling sail from May 2022
  • Headsail: Quantum overlapping furling genoa with anti-UV protection strip, last serviced in May 2024
  • Spinnaker: Yes with sock
  • Spares: Old Mainsail (serviced) and Genoa (not full size) from another boat

Large sail locker in front between anchor well and fore cabins with deck access

Mooring & Anchoring

  • Welded stainless steel bow fitting.
  • 2 bow rollers starboard roller offset for permanent anchor stowage
  • Ground Tackle: Delta Lewmar 25kg, 100m chain 10mm, from July 2022
  • Second Anchor: SL Claw (Bruce) 20kg (25m chain 10mm + 25m rope)
  • Windlass: Lofrans Tigres 1500W, from May 2022, control on deck and at the helm
  • 6 x 400 mm aluminium mooring cleats with stainless steel protection on teak capping
  • Lots of mooring lines and fenders

Safety Equipment

  • Safety Gear: 2 Safe U Ladders, Horse shoe with light, Horse shoe with 50m line, inflatable buoy with light, Lalizas Life Link
  • Bilge Pumps: 2 bilge pumps (1 manual, 1 electric) in compartment above keel. Spare 2000GPH 12V bilge pump from September 2023.
  • Life Raft: Youlong KHY-6 for 6 persons from June 2019, last inspected in June 2021
  • Epirb: ACR GlobalFix V4 EPIRB, mounted in the cockpit for self-release
  • Life Jackets: 6 automatic inflatable, 6 spare (old) automatic inflatable, 6 for water sports (not inflatable). Recharge cartridges for the inflatable.
  • MOB: 4 MOB1 Personal Locator Devices (AIS and DSC transmitters) integrated in life jackets
  • Flares: 3 Red Handflares MK8 (Exp 06/2026), 3 Rocket Parachute Flares (Exp 08/2026), 1 Para Red Rocket MK8 (Exp 09/2026), 1 battery driven "flare"
  • Fire protection: 4 modern Fire Stryker FS-100. Engine room automatic fire extinguisher, Fire blanket, 2 old fire extinguishers (serviced in August 2023)

Emergency tiller, Banten Emergency VHF Antenna, Radar Reflector

Dinghy & Outboard

Dinghy: Vetus VB300, stored on transom during passages

  • Year: approx 2020
  • Condition: used
  • Items included: anchor, tiller/throttle extension handle, oars, 2 lines for water sports

Outboard: Mercury 2 stroke

  • Year: July 2023
  • HP: 9,9
  • Condition: good


  • TV: 24” (Philips) 12V, from September 2023
  • Radio: Alpine UTE-204DAB, 2 speakers in saloon + 2 speakers in cockpit

Asking Price & Contacting the Owner

Beneteau Oceanis 473 'Penniless' THUMB'Penniless'

We're asking $145,000 / €135,000 for 'Penniless', our Beneteau Oceanis 473 Clipper.

If you're looking for more pics and information or would like to make an offer for her, you can contact me, Konstantin Solvang (her owner), here...

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