2016 Beneteau Sense 55 Custom

€390,000 Tax paid

Extensively customised and huge spec Sense 55

General Information

Manufacturer/Model Beneteau Sense 55 Custom
Designer Berret Racoupeau / Nauta
Year 2016
Category Sail
New or Used Used
Sale Status Available
Price EUR390,000
Tax/VAT Status Tax paid
Lying La Spezia, Italy
Reference 1574307


LOA 17.2m
LWL 15.93m
Beam 4.97m
Draft 2.35m
Displacement 18560kg
Engine Yanmar 4JH80 75hp
Fuel diesel
Fuel Capacity 415l
Hull Construction GRP
Keel Type Fin Keel
Berths 8
Cabins 4
Drinking Water Capacity 600l


Extensively customised and very highly specified 2017-model Beneteau Sense 55 with almost every available option fitted plus more besides.


Constructed in 2016 as a 2017 model, for the president of one of Italy’s most prestigious builders of custom motor yachts, this huge spec example of the innovative Beneteau Sense 55 has been recently customised to include:-
• Wider bed in the master cabin.
• Larger sink in the master cabin ensuite.
• More locker space in the master cabin ensuite.
• Chart table removed to create larger U-shaped saloon seating.
• Removal of central bench settee.
• Remodelling of cockpit to create larger U-shaped seating area to starboard with a larger table capable of accommodating 6 guests.
• Creation of dedicated crew cabin entrance further aft offering up to 2m headroom in cabin area.
• Aft of helm, the creation of two larger locker spaces for bicycles and other accessories.
• Custom stainless steel sprayhood frame with LED lights and B&O speakers.
• Fitment of hydraulic Besenzoni passarelle.
• Carbon fibre fold-down swimming platform able to accommodate supplied Valdanessi deck chairs.
• Fitment of synthetic teak decking in cockpit and on bathing platform.
• Fitment of cockpit grill.
• Fitment of stern thruster.
• Fitment of carbon fibre rudders

Fitted out with almost every possible optional extra, her highlights are many and include:-
• Three double cabin layout with ensuites and electric heads
• Additional aft crew cabin and electric ensuite heads
• Upgraded interior joinery and upholstery
• Electric height-adjustable folding saloon table
• Electric blinds in saloon
• Bow and stern thrusters
• Onan generator
• Upgraded battery capacity
• Inverter
• Idromar 130lph watermaker
• Cruisair reverse-cycle air-conditioning/heating
• Dishwasher
• 5kgs washing machine
• Microwave oven
• Fridge and freezers
• Large retractable LCD TV in saloon and further large LCD TV in master cabin
• Satellite TV antenna with Sky TV, terrestrial TV and Apple TV decoders
• Bose sound system
• WiFi access point
• B&G instrument package with 4G radar and 4x touchscreen plotters
• 3.3m console rib with Yamaha 20hp outboard (stowed on foredeck)
• All electric winches (x4)
• White painted Selden rig
• Mast spreader lights and underwater lights
• Mantus anchor
• Anchor chain counter

**Please note. The customisation process is still in progress. The asking price includes all the listed works completed.**



RCD Status:
• The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• Monolithic hull design in polyester
• Monolithic structural counter moulding laminated and bonded to the hull
• Deck in balsa and glass fibre sandwich covered in “diamond point” type non-slip surface
• Hull/deck joint screwed, bonded and covered with a single solidwood rubbing strake screwed in place
• Synthetic teak in cockpit and bathing platform
• White coloured hull

Keel & Rudder:
• Cast iron keel bonded and bolted using stainless steel bolts and counter plate
• Twin underhung carbon fibre rudders with stainless steel stock


Engine & gearbox:
• Yanmar 4JH80 75hp 4-cylinder diesel engine
• Yanmar SD saildrive gearbox
• Fresh¬water cooled engine.
• Panel for engine instruments in the steering pedestal within easy reach of helmsman.

Propulsion & Steering:
• 3-blade fixed propeller
• Quick electric bow and retractable stern-thruster with remote control at helm
• 2 Steering wheel consoles: White Carbonautica composite helm wheels
• Emergency tiller


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power, generator or inverter

Battery Banks:
• 110Ah 12vDC engine start battery
• 12vDC service batteries

• 2x 12vDC/230vAC 40amp Automatic battery chargers

• 12vDC 125Ah engine-mounted alternator

• Cummins Onan 7kva 220vAC diesel generator
• Engine hours – approx 50 as of February 2018

• Victron 2kva inverter with Pheonix control unit at DC panel

Other Electrical:
• Electrical control panel with thermal breakers
• 12v sockets, voltmeter, ampere meter and battery test at DC panel
• 230vAC shore power supply protected with differential breaker and distribution system.
• 230vAC sockets throughout interior


Fresh Water:
• The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well insulated 40 litre hot water tank, heated by engine or 230v AC immersion heater element
• Hot & cold fresh water shower at bathing platform
• Fresh water connection for pressurised system

• Idromar 130 litre per hour reverse osmosis watermaker

Bilge Pumps:
• 2x electric bilge pumps
• Manual bilge pump


• 415 litres fuel capacity in 1x rotomoulded plastic tank
• Fill¬i¬ng of fuel tank is through deck inlet.

Fresh Water:
• 600 litres fresh water capacity in 3x rotomoulded plastic tanks
• Fill¬i¬ng of water tanks is through 2x deck inlets

• Idromar 60 litre per hour reverse osmosis watermaker

Holding Tanks:
• Black water holding tank with discharge on deck or sea

• 2x B&G Zeus T12 radar GPS radar chart plotter displays at helms
• 2x B&G Zeus T9 radar GPS radar chart plotter displays at chart table and in master cabin.
• B&G wind, speed, depth and rudder angle transducer and indicators
• B&G radar scanner
• B&G autopilot
• Forward looking echo-sounder
• Plastimo steering compasses
• Mast-mounted camera system with 3x cameras

Communications Equipment:
• B&G V90 VHF with DSC
• B&G H50 secondary wireless handset for V90


• ENO Gimballed stainless steel 3-burner gas cooker with oven
• Hotpoint microwave oven
• Ice box 200 litre, Refrigeration unit 12 V, top and front opening
• Second Ice box 100 litre freezer – top opening
• Electrolux dishwasher
• Twin composite sinks
• Krups coffee machine

• 4x quiet Flush electric marine heads discharging to holding tanks
• Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with showers
• 5kgs washing machine in crew cabin

Air conditioning:
• Dometic Cruisair 220vAC reverse cycle air-conditioning system providing cold air and cabin heating

• LED reading lights in saloon and in accommodation cabins
• LED deckhead lighting throughout

• Raymarine Satellite TV antenna
• Sky HD TV decoder
• Apple TV
• Terrestrial TV antenna
• Netgear GS208 Ethernet switch
• Pepwave WiFi wireless access point
• 42” LCD TV retracting in saloon
• 32” LCD TV in master cabin
• Bose surround sound stereo system with AM/FM radio
• B&O speakers in cockpit


Accommodation Summary:
• Up to eight berths in three double cabins plus aft crew cabin and an occasional single berth in the saloon.
• Woodwork Alpi with white lacquered cupboards and doors
• Grey leather upholstery
• Memory foam mattresses
• Electrically-operated saloon window blinds

Accommodation Layout from Forward:

Forward Master Cabin:
• Headroom: 1,94 m / 6’4’’
• Central double bed, enlarged from standard – Slatted bed base
• Wardrobe, Cupboard, Shoe cabinet
• Leather-topped dressing table with removable seat
• Mirrors
• 2 Hull portholes with curtain
• 2 Opening deck hatches with blind / Mosquito nets

Master Cabin Ensuite:
• Separate shower, to port
• Headroom: 1,93 m / 6’4’’
• Private access via glazed door
• Mirror – Cupboard
• Shower – Faucet
• 1 flush deck hatch with blind / Mosquito net
• Separate WC, to starboard
• Headroom: 1,94 m / 6’4’’
• Electric marine toilet
• Washbasin – Synthetic resin worktop – enlarged from standard
• Mirror
• Toilet accessories
• Cupboard – Cubby hole locker
• 1 flush deck hatch with blind / Mosquito net

Port & Starboard Mid Cabins:
• Headroom: 1,97 m / 6’6’’
• 2 Cabins each with:
• Sliding entrance door
• Double bed (2,00 m x 1,00 m – 1,56 m / 6’7’’ x 3’3’’ – 5’1’’) – Slatted bed base
• Hanging locker – Shelving – Drawers
• Mirror
• Hull porthole with curtain
• 1 Opening deck hatch with blind / Mosquito net

Mid Cabin Ensuite Heads:
• Headroom: 1,94 m / 6’4’’
• 2 Each washroom containing:
• Private entrance through cabin
• Separate moulded shower, Faucet
• Electric marine toilet
• Washbasin – Synthetic resin worktop – Faucet
• Mirror
• Toilet accessories
• Cupboard and cubby hole
• 1 Opening deck hatch with blind / Mosquito net

• Headroom: 1,98 m / 6’6’’
• U shaped saloon bench, enlarged from standard
• Luxe folding saloon table
• Shelves and stowage along the hull.
• 1 Hull porthole with curtain
• 1 Fixed deck house side window with concertina blind
• 1 Fixed wrap-around window to cockpit + Blind
• flush deck hatch with blind / Mosquito net

Chart Table:
• Electrics panel
• Navigation instrument panel (without instruments)
• Battery switch panel + Breaker panel

• Headroom: 1,97 m / 6’6’’
• Lengthways kitchen
• Synthetic resin worktop Grey
• Sink with 2 rectangular bowls, in Grey synthetic resin
• 1 Valve – Faucet
• 1 Gas cooker 2 burners, Stainless steel oven on mountings
• 1 Fridge 200 l, ice-cube tray, front and top-opening
• 1 Cooler 100 l, top opening
• Cupboards – Drawers – equipped lockers
• Hull porthole with curtain1 Fixed deck house side window with concertina blind
• Fixed wrap-around window to cockpit + Blinds
• Flush deck hatch with blind / Mosquito net

• Headroom: 1,99 m / 6’6’’
• Wooden companionway with cold-moulded 3 steps
• 2 Leather covered stainless steel handrails

Port Aft Crew Cabin:
• Headroom: 1,18 m / 3’10’’
• Access through the cockpit locker
• Solid wood sliding ladder
• Marine mattress
• Opening porthole
• Opening hatch
• Electric marine heads
• Washing machine


• Standard mast SELDEN 9/10 aluminium installed on the deck, 2 aft-swept spreaders – MDS roller slides
• Aluminium boom
• Mast and boom white vinyl wrapped
• Discontinuous stainless steel standing rigging
• Backstay: Briddle
• Rigid boom vang with tackle
• Genoa furling system with drum on the deck
• 2 Blocks “STANDUP” on mainsheet arch
• 2 genoa tracks with piston adjusted traveller cars – 2 Genoa sheet return blocks
• Rigging run back to cockpit (except boom topping lift)
• Complete running rigging: Main halyard, genoa halyard with clutch on mast and cleat, Boom topping lift with cleat on mast,
• Mainsheet, 2 Genoa sheets 2 rapid reefing lines, 1 manual reef
• 12 Jammers, and other control lines
• 2 rope boxes
• Spreader lights

• 2x Harken Self-tailing electric genoa sheet winches
• 2x Harken self-tailing electric control line winches

• Dacron furling genoa
• Fully battened Dacron mainsail

• Open stainless steel forward pulpit
• 2x Stainless steel pushpits
• Lifebuoys support bracket
• Outboard engine bracket
• Double guardrail and stainless steel stanchions – Openings in guardrail to port and starboard
• Hot cold water cockpit shower hose
• Fixed composite mainsheet arch
• Fully opening carbon fibre transom, convertible to bathing platform, synthetic teak decking on swim platform & folding carbon fibre swim/boarding ladder
• Besenzoni hydraulic extending passarelle
• Starboard wood cockpit table with electrical up/down system -White PVC protective cover
• Stainless steel grill in cockpit
• Carbon ensign staff
• 2x deck chairs for bathing platform

Anchoring & Mooring:
• 12vDC 1,500w electric reverse windlass with remote control
• Quick chain counter
• Mantus anchor with 80m, 12mm chain
• Fore, mid-ships and aft mooring lines

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
• Stackpack lazybag for mainsail
• Custom stainless steel sprayood frame with LED lights and B&O speakers.
• Weatherproof cockpit cushions

Tender & Outboard:
• SUR 3.30m console RIB tender
• Yamaha 20hp outboard

Safety Equipment:

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

• Safety Equipment as required under Italian law for usage within 50Nm of coastline
• Navigation lights
• Mast lights
• Underwater lights


Lying Lerici, La Spezia – Italy

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Saturday by prior appointment

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Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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2016 Custom Beneteau Sense 55 for sale

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