Beneteau Oceanis 523


Length Overall (m): 16,25

Hull length (m): 15,89

Maximum beam (m): 4,88

Draft (m): 2.30

Light displacement: 15.000 kg

Sailing area: 151 m2

Main sail: 70 m2

Genoa: 80 m2



Flag: BEL

Number of guests: 13 + 1 skipper, overnight 7 + skipper

Cabins: 4

Average speed: 7 knots


The Oceanis 523 is a wide boat with a good hull stability.
The keel is moderately deep.
Two possibilities for the draft : 2;30 m and 1,80 m.
The center of gravity is placed very low.
This gives a stable boat, with a good balance under heel and a good steering control


The generous sail area give good performance even in light air. The majority of handling operations is brought back to the cockpit.

Deck design

The deck is very clear. A large aft platform allows to bath, to go up and down to the dinghy easily. The roof has two levels with panoramic portholes. The helmsman’s cockpit is well separated, with the genoa manoeuvres at hand. 2 steering wheels.

The main cockpit is wide with a folding table around which the crew can easily sit down to take a meal. It is protected by a sprayhood above the companionway and a bimini for the sun.


The Oceanis 523 was entirely designed in 3D CAD, some of its moulds have been CNC milled.
The boat is built out of fibreglass reinforced polyester, stiffened by an inner moulded structure.

Tanks are gathered in the centre of the boat, under the cabin floor in order to concentrate the masses and avoid trim variations. The engine is under the companionway, its compartment extend aft to provide space for the generator.


Large luminous central saloon. Fully equipped galley.

Classic and microwave oven
Washing machine
Two electric fridge, one with front opening
Accessible and efficient storage spaces
spacious cabins, well-lit, well-ventilated, with dedicated toilet

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