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2004 Beneteau 423

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Welcome to the pristine waters of Nova Scotia! We are excited to present a remarkable opportunity to acquire a 2004 Beneteau 423 Oceanis, meticulously maintained and boasting an impressive condition for its vintage. This sleek cruiser exemplifies the timeless design and craftsmanship Beneteau is renowned for. The hull shines like new, reflecting the care and attention it has received over the years. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a newcomer to the yachting world, this vessel promises comfort, performance, and style for your coastal adventures.

"Heaven Wont Wait" is in fine condition with some nice upgrades when new

  • upgraded alternator and batteries
  • Webasto Hydronic heating system
  • Wind generator
  • Solar panels
  • Davits
  • Full enclosure canvas

This is the 5'7" draft and 2 cabin version with in mast furling.


Notable Recent upgrades

  • 2017 New freshwater cooling pump on engine
  • 2018 Doyle Main Sail 
  • 2018 - 2021 Replaced most running rigging – such as all (4) halyards, furling lines, main outhaul, traveler lines, genoa sheets
  • 2018 Raymarine Axiom MFD chart plotter 
  • 2018 Raymarine Quantum Radar
  • 2019 Doyle Genoa 140%
  • 2019 Victron Smart BMV Energy Monitor w/ Bluetooth
  • 2019 Two new 4D Rolls Surette AGM house batteries (230 amps-hr each for a total of 460 amp-hr)
  • 2019 New Furlex furling system for headsail2019 new fuel gauge sender
  • 2019 new lower rudder bushing
  • 2019 Replaced dripless shaft seal with a PSS seal
  • 2019 New anchor washdown pump (Parmax 4)
  • 2019 replaced head pumps (2)
  • 2019 Changed exhaust manifold and cooling/mixing elbow
  • 2019 4 new Fire Extinguishers
  • 2020 New Lewmar H2 windless
  • 2020 New Balmar M-614 voltage regulator
  • 2021 New polycarbonate glass in dodger
  • 2021 Replaced Stereo with Sony Bluetooth enabled model  
  • 2022 New Starter Battery2021 Salt water cooling pump kit installed and new impeller 
  • 2022 New Macerator Pump in forward head
  • 2022 New Noakes winter cover
  • 2023 High bilge water alarm
  • 2023 New VHF antenna 




Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Heaven Wont Wait
Make: Beneteau
Model: 423
Year: 2004
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Beneteau
Designer: Groupe Finot
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BEYN3062G304
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 42 ft / 12.8 m
Length Overall: 43'1 ft / 13.13 m
Waterline Length: 38'5 ft / 11.71 m
Beam: 12'9 ft / 3.89 m
Max Draft: 5'7 ft / 1.7 m
Dry Weight: 8,845.05 kg
Ballast: 2,647.17 kg
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: D2 55
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 55hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Year: 2004
  • Engine Hours: 3304
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 201 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 583 L
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity: 83 L


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Daysailers, Cruisers


Scott Carroll
Atlantic Yacht Sales


Atlantic Yacht Sales
4425 Hwy 3
Chester, NS, CA, B0J 1J0
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.

Design and Construction

Attractive lines designed by Group Finot. Great reaching and off-wind hull shape. Modest sail plan for ease of handling. Solid glass hull with outer layer of Vinyleser resin for blister resistance. Glass deck, iron keel. Lots of volume
aft provides good form stability and interior volume


• This is the two cabin layout with 6'4" headroom.
• Interior wood work is Douka (Mahogany Family)
• The 423 has a full width skylight providing lots of natural light
• Forward Stateroom has center line berth forward with upgraded mattress in. Forward cabin has hanging lockers and ample storage as well as en-suite head with separate shower stall
• Main Salon features a curved settee that drops to make a double berth.
• Straight settee to port.
• Forward facing navigation station with easy access electrical panels
• Galley features a 3 burner propane stove and gimballed oven (2 aluminum propane tanks)
• Side loading fridge and top loading freezer.
• Double sink with hot and cold pressure water from a 2 water tanks
• Loads of counter space and custom Corian counter tops
• Microwave on shelf, SS storage baskets
• Huge Double aft Cabin, hanging locker,
• Aft head port midships with H&C pressure water, sink with pullout shower
• Macerator for holding tank.
• 5 Opening overhead hatches and 8 opening ports provide excellent ventilation.
• Screens for hatches
• Wabasco Hydronic hot water heating system that works off independent heat exchangers.
• Blue with gold fleck interior cushions
• There is a water filtration system and upgraded fawcets

Deck Gear

• 2 Speed 52ST Lewmar primary winches
• 2 Lewmar 40ST for the control lines and mainsheet on cabin top
• Double preventer for controlled gybes
• Sheet stoppers on the cabin top. Adjustable vang lead aft
• 3 winch handles
• Lewmar Electric Windlass with stainless anchor roller, anchor locker
• Windlass controls at both helm and forward
• Plow stainless 25 kg anchor with 120' 3/8th chain and 150' rode
• Comfortable large cockpit with good back support and room to move
• Dodger with Bimini and full enclosure (new 2015)
• Pedestal wheel steering with brake, 42" wrapped wheel, integral electronics console
• Cockpit table.
• Dinghy Davit

Sails & Rigging

• US Spars In mast furling sloop rig mast with double spreaders
• Wire rigging , split backstays
• Boom with cabin top mainsheet on adjustable traveller
• Furlex roller furling. 2019
• Doyle Dacron mainsail 2018
• Doyle 140% Genoa 2019


• Volvo D2-55 HP diesel
• Upgraded full instrumentation including temperature and amperage
• 53 Gallon fuel tank. Racor fuel water separator
• 3 Blade Vari Prop. High end variable pitch prop provides excellent performance
• Automatic oil change pump.
• 3303 Hours as of April 2024
• Fuel Polisher to insure good fuel goes through the engine

Electrical and Navigational Systems


  •     30 amp battery charger, Shore power and cord
  •          Xantrax 1750 Inverter
  •          160 Amp Alternator with Balmar M-614 regulator for House batteries. 2020
  •          60 Amp alternator for the engine starting battery
  •          2 Rolls AGM 4D house batteries deep cycle, 230 amp-hr each 2019
  •          1 starting battery 2022
  •         Victron Smart BMV Battery Battery Monitor with Bluetooth 2019
  •         2 x 130 watt solar panels with smart controller
  •          Kiss wind generato

• Raymarine Axiom MFD at nav station 2018
• Raymarine Quantum Radar on back stay with swivel mount 2019
• Autohelm 6000 plus autopilot with linear drive and wireless remote
• Autohelm ST60 speed and depth
• Single Side Band Radio with tuner, ICOM
• AIS system
• Electronic Charts for East Coast and beyond

  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Remote statioi RAM mic at helm pod for VHF
  • Raynav 300 GPS at chart table
Additional Information & Safety Gear


• 6 Offshore Life jackets Vest Style
• 4 Fire extinguishers 2019
• Emergency Tiller
• 2 Electric and 2 manual bilge pump
• Life Sling
• Epirb ACR (battery due for replacement)
• 4 Flashlights

Additional Information:
• Water maker ( plumbed for an instal, no water maker included)
• Fenders and dock lines
• Steel Cradle lying in Halifax
• Water Tankage is 150 gallons, 100 gallons rear 50 gallons forward
• Water tank monitoring system

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.
Additional Contact Information




Atlantic Yacht Sales offers professional and knowledgeable advice whether buying or selling. Our mission is to provide a level of service that our customers rave about.

. We have over 62 years of experience in importing and exporting yachts.
. We offer professional captain Services for short or long distance deliveries.
. We have brokerage representation from  the Atlantic Coast to Ontario.
. We have in house expertise in mechanical and electrical yacht services.

Atlantic Yacht Sales offers a unique approach in putting buyers and sellers together. Our extensive industry experience and yachting industry contacts throughout North America coupled with our customer friendly positive attitude is what makes Atlantic Yacht Sales the right choice for you.