Marotta Yachts of Sausalito
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, California, US, 94965
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2002 Beneteau 473

location icon Sausalito, California
Year 2002
Length 47 ft

Designed by Group Finot, the Beneteau 473 won a Sail Magazine's Boat of the Year award for Best Production Cruiser and it's easy to see why: combining amazing interior comfort, volume, and light with bluewater strength, she offers a unique combination of elegant lines with extraordinary space and performance. The bottom line is that the 473 boasts more features and creature comforts than ever before in a boat this size; not surprisingly, it quickly became one of Beneteau's best sellers and remains perennially popular on the brokerage market today. 

This particular low time (only about 650 hours), never cruised two stateroom example has always been a CA boat and shows VERY nicely, she's competitively priced and one of only a handful 473s currently available on the west coast (and most of the the OTHER ones have thousands of hours clocked!).



Year Built 2002
Category Sail
Length Overall 47'11 ft
Length Of Deck 46'5 ft
Beam 14'2 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID ben193459503
Keel Bulb Keel
Min Draft 5'6 ft
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 63 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 56 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Aluminum
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 170 gal
Water Tank Mat. Aluminum
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 44 gal
Holding Tank Mat. Plastic
Ballast 7,275 lb
Displacement 24,277 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Westerbeke
Model: 63D Four
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 63hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
Year: 2002
Engine Hours: 672
Engine Location: Center
Accommodations and Layout

Master stateroom forward with big centerline berth, built in seating and plenty of storage, and private head with stall shower.

Step aft to salon with slightly curved settee port side with C-shaped settee and dinette with bench seat inboard, dinette drops to make into a berth. 

Continue aft to nav table port side with guest head and stateroom far aft, ceneterline companionway and L shaped galley starboard.

Note interior shows almost as new including the striking off white Duratouch cushions, and with a dozen fixed and opening hatches overhead the boat is light and airy throughout, 6'4 minimum headroom (and much is over 6'6!), joinery is Douka wood (which is in the mahogany family) with a cherry stain semi gloss finish, LED overhead lights.


Very functional L shaped galley with white Corian-like countertops, hot/cold pressure water with one-tuch designer faucet and twin polished stainless steel deep sinks, Force 10 three burner propane gimballed stove with oven, built in ATappan microwave oven, 12V Adler Barbour refrigerator freezer with top loading freezer separate from front loading refrigerator. Two Jabsco electric heads.


New (2016) Raymarine 12" color chartplotter and radar at helm with Raymarine RC 520 repeater at nav table, Raymarine ST6001 autopilot, Raymarine ST60 depth sounder and wind indicator, VHF radio, magnetic compass at binnacle.

Sony AM/FM/CD stereo with Bose speakers.


110V AC / 12V DC. Thirty amp shorepowwer service with Heart 20 inverter/charger with Xantrex Link 1000 monitor, two 4D AGM batteries, Group 27 starter battery (batteries new in 2020), galvanic isolator.

Sails and Rig

Double spreader keel-stepped aluminum mast with in-mast furling main sail, 1x19 stainless steel standing rigging. aluminum boom with rigid vang, Lewmar mainsheet with traveller.  Pro Furl roller furling jib with 125% jib, asymetric spinnaker.

Two Lewmar #54 self tailing wiches and two Lewmar #40 self tailing winches (one of which is electric), all lines lead aft thru Spinlock rope clutches. 

Deck and Hull

Hand laid solid FRP hull with vinylester barrier coat and cored decks, spade rudder, deep draft keel with cast iron ballast, nice Kelly Green dodger with bimini.

Polished stainless steel bow, mast and stern pulpits, polished stainless steel stanchions with double lifelines, polished stainless steel folding swim ladder. Horizon 1500 electric windlass, double bow roller with Danforth anchor with ample chain and line rode, six stainless steel mooring cleats. 

12' Zodiac folding hard bottom dingy with 6hp Tohatsu outboard (this rig has only been in the water maybe three times)

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.