Sea Swan | Beneteau 47' 2004

Lucaya, Bahamas

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Derek Jarvis

Raised in the small mining towns of northern Ontario, Derek found his interest for all things ocean watching Mike Nelson on Sea Hunt, the 1950s television series. While backpacking in Europe in 1972, Derek was offered his first position as crew on a pre-war wooden cutter bound for Brazil. This is when the passion came to life. Derek learned navigation and seamanship during this voyage, and his talents have grown exponentially over the years.

By 1986, Derek had owned 2 of his own sailing vessels and spent 12 years cruising the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. Derek then captained sailing yachts up to 80 feet in size both privately owned and by charter and has delivered vessels to all corners of the globe.

He has logged over 175,000 nautical miles and completed 7 trans-Atlantic and 3 trans-Pacific crossings. In 2002 Derek began a new chapter as a yacht broker, working for a local brokerage in Fort Lauderdale. It wasn’t long before Derek’s knowledge and expertise brought him to the forefront as the “go-to guy” for sailing vessels within the firm. Honest, easygoing and knowledgeable are a few of the adjectives previous clients have used to describe Derek. He now hopes to help you achieve the dream he has lived.

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Basic Info

Yacht Name: Sea Swan
Builder: Beneteau
Model: 473
Year: 2004
Location: Lucaya, Bahamas
Asking Price: $195,000
Designer: Groupe Finot
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Sea Swan  is a good example of the very popular Beneteau 473. She has the 2 staterooms, 2 head arrangement below and is finished in cherry.

The two stateroom interior allows entry into the large sail locker from the cockpit where dive gear, lines, fenders can be stored without dragging it thru the main salon. Sea Swan has a workshop in this locker.

Other features include:

  • Bow thruster
  • 76 hp Yanmar diesel with low hours (950)
  • Full canvas enclosure
  • New jib (2018)
  • Good electronics





Length: 47'
Beam: 14' 2
Draft: 5' 7
Water Tank Capacity: 222 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 114 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 22 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH3TE
Power: 76 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 950 Hours


The 473 2 cabin configuration offers a spacious and comfortable layout. The master stateroom is located forward features a center-line queen-sized berth, private head with electric toilet and separate shower and a large hanging locker. 

Amidships is a large well-lighted salon featuring a U-shaped settee surrounds the dining table which, when lowered, converts to a comfortable double berth. To port in the main salon is a 6’ 5” settee with full-length shelving above. 

Aft of the port side settee is the navigation station with a large head directly aft of the nav area. 

Opposite the nav area on the starboard side is a large very workable galley featuring a double stainless steel sink with clear splash guard and wooden Newel post, freezer and separate refrigerator. There is plenty of counter space and storage. 

The guest stateroom is aft on the port side with head access from the salon or guest stateroom. 



  • Double SS sink plastic cutting board covers
  • Under counter refrigerator
  • Top opening freezer
  • Built-in toaster oven
  • Built-in Microwave
  • 3 burner propane stove
  • 2 aluminium propane tanks
  • Hot & cold pressure water
  • Trash bin
  • Abundant storage areas with upgraded sliding wire baskets



  • 64 CSTO Lewmar primary winches
  • S/S pulpit with bi-color navigation light.
  • S/S stern rail with life ring holder and flag staff holder.
  • S/S stanchions, double lifelines, lifeline gates (4)
  • S/S handrails on coachroof (2)
  • Dorade vents (ventilation for salon) (2)
  • Dorade vent guards
  • Teak toe rail cap (2)
  • Genoa tracks (3m) with adjustable cars (2)
  • Genoa foot blocks with jammers (2)
  • New Matching custom Black canvas dodger, bimini, table cover and wheel covers.
  • Genoa sheet winches, mounted on cockpit coaming near helm roller furling genoa system, with drum installed above deck, Mainsheet track on coachroof with ball bearing traveller
  • (controls led back to cockpit)(1)
  • 40 CST Electric Lewmar manoeuvring winch on port(1)
  • 40 CST Lewmar manoeuvring winch on starboard
  • All halyards and reefing lines led back to cockpit - genoa and main halyards may be jammed off and stowed at the mast
  • (8) Spinlock clutch stoppers on coachroof
  • (6) Folding pad eyes - 2 for foreguy, 4 for gennaker sheets
  • (2) Winch handles
  • 66 lb CQR anchor w 200 ft of 3/8 chain & 200 ft 5/8 rode
  • Additional 55 lb Delta anchor w 50 ft of chain and 200 ft rode



  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Raymarine RL70 7" color radar/2 kw dome
  • Raychart 520 b/w 10" plotter
  • Raymarine ST60 wind indicator
  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata
  • Raymarine ST60 multifunction display AM-FM stereo w/salon & cockpit speakers
  • Sony receiver and 10 CD multi-changer with 8 speakers
  • VHF radio with emergency locator
  • ICOM single side-band receiver



  • Grounded rig
  • Conduit for options - transom to chart table, mast to chart table, forward cabin to chart table.
  • 12 volt socket at the chart table
  • 110 volt control panel
  • 110 volt outlets - (1) in each cabin, head, galley, salon and at chart table
  • 110 volt shore power socket on transom
  • Halogen overhead lighting in cabins, salon, galley
  • Fluorescent tube lighting in galley
  • Heart 2000w inverter/charger with link
  • Reading lights in each cabin
  • Nav station light
  • Independent switches for lights
  • Cockpit light plug
  • Cockpit lights at dodger and swim platform
  • Bi-color nav light
  • Stern light
  • Combination deck and steaming light
  • Anchor light
  • 2-50' Shore power cords
  • Cable TV cables to bow and stern connections



  • Yanmar 76 hp. engine
  • Morse engine controller
  • MS 25 S Transmission
  • Bow thruster
  • Fuel capacity 114 gal - polyurethane port and starboard tanks
  • 60 amp alternator
  • 2000 w/100 amp inverter/charger
  • 1 x 100 amp 12 volt - Engine battery
  • 3 x 200 amp 12 volt - House battery Gear reduction 2.27 : 1
  • Engine beds integrated into hull liner
  • Engine control panel integrated in port cockpit coaming
  • 17 x 16 RH 3 blade propeller
  • Engine compartment soundproofed with foam
  • S/S prop shaft with composite epoxy/glass stern tube
  • Shaft diameter 30 mm
  • Fixed prop


Standing Rigging

  • Discontinuous S/S 1X19 rigging: forestay, babystay, twin backstays, upper and lower cap shrouds, intermediates and aft lower shrouds
  • Shroud rollers on babystay



  • Furling main sail
  • New Genoa (218) unused


Upgrades & Features

  • Yanmar 76 HP ENGINE
  • Morse engine controller
  • Bow thruster
  • Primary winches upgrades to Lewmar 64 (2)
  • Autohelm 6000
  • Cockpit remote control for windlass
  • Portable Honda generator 2000
  • Raymarine radar with split screen monitor
  • Anchors- 66 lb CQR with 200' chain, 55 lb Delta with 50' chain (200' rodes)
  • Stand alone EPIRB emergency system
  • VHF radio with emergency locator
  • Engine room sprinkler system
  • Starboard locker converted to workshop with bench and storage system
  • Single side-band receiver
  • Full dodger and bimini with side and transom sun screens with matching wheel and table covers
  • Custom stainless steel combination dinghy/davit/bimini frame (250 lb capacity)
  • Stainless steel barbeque
  • Stainless steel grab bars at both steering stations
  • 10' zeppelin hypolon hard bottom dinghy with 2006 Tohatsu 9.9 hp outboard motor
  • Deck jack straps
  • Stainless steel turnbuckle covers
  • Stainless steel grab bar at swim platform transom
  • Stainless steel grab bars and door handles at companionway
  • Upgraded laminate flooring
  • Custom bronze mirror on the main bulkhead in the main cabin
  • Built-in toaster oven and microwave
  • Television cabinetry with 12v combination TV and DVD player
  • Brand new mainsail in 2007, new Genoa 2018