2003 BENETEAU 57

€385,000 tax paid

High spec, shoal draft Beneteau 57

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelBeneteau 57
DesignerFarr Yacht Design/Franck Darnet
Boat NameMeravilha
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingLisbon, Portugal


LOA17.6m (57'0")
LWL15m (49'0")
Beam4.93m (16'0")
Draft2.1m (6'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineYanmar 4LHA - 160hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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Lucio Pellegrini
Broker - Grabau International Palma & Barcelona

+34 675 236 174

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    Fully optioned Beneteau 57 with shoal draft keel, 4-cabin, 4-heads layout and bow and stern thrusters. Perfect for long-term liveaboard adventures.


    Launched in 2003, MERAVILHA is sensibly fitted out for liveaboard and long-distance cruising. Below decks, MERAVILHA is features the popular 4 cabin interior layout, with her admiships crew bunk beds cabin. All cabins have en-suite heads and there is a further day-heads adjacent to the companionway.

    Her specification highlights include:-
    • Dark blue topsides
    • Teak laid side decks
    • 4-cabins, 4-heads interior layout
    • 2.10m shoal draft keel option
    • Bow and stern thrusters
    • 4-bladed feathering propeller
    • Generator
    • 24vDC domestic electrics
    • Led lights
    • Reverse osmosis watermaker
    • Fully battened mainsail with Park Avenue boom
    • Electric winches
    • Electric genoa and staysail furlers
    • Bowsprit for Code Zero
    • Spinnaker pole
    • Raymarine navigation instruments with chart plotter and radar
    • Reverse cycle air conditioning system in all the cabins
    • Davits for the tender
    • Centre console rigid bottom tender with 20hp engine
    • Fridges and Freezer
    • Ice maker
    • Diving compressor
    • New sea cocks 2022

    Offered for sale in Portugal, EU VAT paid and ready to sail.


    “Where would we be without dreams? For years, Francois Chalain, Beneteau's chief designer and inhouse conceptualist, dreamed about creating a production boat like the new 57. His vision centered on a powerful sailing machine with the kind of luxurious amenities and long list of standard features that would permanently alter the public's perception of the world's largest sailboat builder, placing it squarely among the ranks of the elite custom boatbuilders. And as lofty as those aspirations are, there is also a practical side to Beneteau's stunning new flagship…

    …The new 57 is a leap for Beneteau- this is a departure boat, a statement boat. Designed by Bruce Farr, (with close collaboration from Chalain) this new center-cockpit passagemaker has genuinely raised the bar for production builders as it combines a hull form that allows for luxurious accommodations and yet one that offers surprising performance. What is not surprising is that Beneteau has deployed all of its manufacturing moxie to bring the 57 to market at a base price that will make other builders seasick with envy…

    … make no mistake, the new 57 is also designed to win those so-called rally events like the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, and to do very well in the Bermuda races too. The details The first impression upon stepping aboard is one of space. Despite the number of people milling about, the boat rarely felt crowded. And it felt solid in the water as the sails went up in a fresh breeze. The construction is in line with Beneteau's other big boats, featuring a solid hull and balsa-cored deck. The hull also includes a balsa rib band for stiffening. A massive hull liner that is bonded and laminated to the hull provides structural integrity. I have never been overly fond of hull liners, especially in big boats, but the tooling of this liner, which is essentially a hull within a hull, demonstrates Beneteau's commitment to the 57…

    …Down below the interior is breathtaking. Beneteau has done a masterful job of finishing the 57, and if you didn't know this was a production model you'd easily be convinced it was a one-off custom boat built in Italy. The finish is cherry-stained Douka wood, and the sole is Iroko parquet. From the padded ceiling sections, to the carved door frames, to halogen lighting throughout to the elegant drape on the portlights and roller shades on the hatches, Beneteau has provided the accents to create a fine yacht…

    …Under way Back on deck the wind had eased a bit to 11 knots true and, with a 145-percent roller-furling genoa, we punched through the chop at 8 knots plus on a beat. Easing the sheets, we shot up toward 9 knots, and when the wind freshened to 15 knots true, the speedo hit 9.2. The ride was easy and the motion soft. The steering was effortless. That, of course, is a feature of hydraulic steering. You drive by the sails, not the feedback from the rudder, and until you get used to it, it's easy to oversteer. Cracking off onto a deeper reach, we maintained 8 knots despite a falling apparent wind. Mind you, these boat speeds are obtained with a crowd of people on board and little attention to sail trim. I sure that with a little effort, the 57 will spend a lot of time clipping along in double digits...

    …The new Beneteau 57 is a worthy flagship for the world's largest sailboat builder. It's a world-class yacht and an excellent big boat value…”

    Article taken from Boats[dot]com –October 2004



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

    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Solid GRP hull and balsa-cored deck.
    • The hull also has a balsa rib band for stiffening.
    • Bonded and laminated hull liner bonded to the hull for structural integrity.
    • Dark blue coloured GRP hull topsides
    • Teak and caulking to the deck, cockpit sole, cockpit seat bases and the hinged bathing platform.

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Shoal draft cast iron winged keel fixed with stainless steel bolts
    • Balanced spade rudder blade the stock and bearings are of composite glass and stainless steel.

    Engine & gearbox:
    • Yanmar 4LHAHTP 4-cylinder turbo charged inboard diesel engine producing approximately 160hp at 3,300rpm.
    • Vertical water cooled
    • Direct injection
    • Constant high temperature fresh-water cooling (2-systems: sea and fresh water)
    • Single lever engine control.

    Engine Hours & Maintenance:
    • Engine hours – approx. 1,600 as of Winter 2022/3

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • 4-bladed feathered propeller
    • Shaft driven
    • Stainless steel steering wheel with a leather cover positioned to the forward end on the port side of the cockpit
    • Hydraulic steering system
    • Hydraulic autopilot actuator
    • Emergency tiller
    • 24vDC bowthruster
    • 24vDC sternthruster


    Voltage systems:
    • 24vDC domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 240vAC via shore power, generator or inverter.

    Battery Banks:
    • 1x 12vDC engine start battery
    • 1x 12vDC generator start battery
    • 24vDC bow and stern thruster batteries
    • 24vDC service battery bank

    • 1x 12vDC battery charger
    • 1x 24vDC battery charger

    • 9.8kva 220vAC Onan Generator.

    • 12vDC & 24vDC engine-mounted alternators

    Other Electrical:
    • Electrical control panel with thermal breakers
    • 12v sockets, voltmeter, ampere meter and battery test at DC panel
    • 220vAC shore power supply protected with differential breaker and distribution system
    • 220vAC sockets throughout interior


    Fresh Water:
    • The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well-insulated hot water tank, heated by engine or 220v AC immersion heater element.
    • Hot & cold fresh-water shower at bathing platform

    • 220vDC reverse-osmosis watermaker

    Bilge Pumps:
    • Electric bilge pumps with override at chart table
    • Manual bilge pumps


    • 480 litres fuel capacity
    • Filling of fuel tanks is through deck inlets.

    Fresh Water:
    • 2x freshwater tanks with a total capacity of 1,000 litres.
    • Filling of water tanks is through deck inlet.

    Holding Tanks:
    • Holding tanks with deck and sea outlets to the forward and aft heads.

    • Raymarine GPS chart plotter displays at helm and at chart table
    • Raymarine wind, speed and depth transducers
    • Raymarine ST290 multi-repeaters at helm and chart table plus analogue wind displays
    • Rayamarine ST290 autopilot with remote control
    • Binnacle steering compass
    • Navtex display

    Communications Equipment:
    • Raymarine Ray VHF with DSC and handsets at helm and chart table


    • Gimballed stainless steel gas oven with 4x burners and extractor fan above
    • 2x large capacity refrigerators
    • Freezer
    • Icemaker
    • 220vAC microwave oven
    • Sinks with thermostatic hot & cold water supply

    • Electric marine heads discharging to holding tanks
    • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with showers.

    Air-condition and hearing system:
    • 40,000 BTUs Reversible Air conditioning with fan coils in all cabins (4)

    Interior Lighting:
    • Interior deckhead and reading lights as appropriate to each cabin.
    • All LED lights

    • Radio CD
    • LCD TV
    • Fusion complete sound system - 2022


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Up to 9-berths in 4-cabins plus the saloon. Four heads.

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Cherry stained Douka interior joinery.
    • Ivory upholstery to the saloon.
    • Carpeting throughout
    • Blinds to side windows and retractable deckhead blinds

    Accommodation Description from Forward:

    Port and Starboard En-suite Heads Each Have:
    • Electric marine heads
    • Wash basin inset to a countertop with hot and cold mixer tap.
    • Each of these forward guest en-suite heads shares a shower cubicle with a thermostatic valve and shower head, grating to the sole of the shower cubicle with a sump bilge pump.
    • Cabin superstructure hatch for ventilation.

    Port and Starboard Guest Cabins to Forward Each Have:
    • A double berth positioned to the side of the cabin.
    • Door to en-suite heads.
    • Hanging locker.
    • Fixed porthole to the hull side with a curtain.
    • Cabin superstructure hatch with blind for ventilation.
    • Door to the Saloon.

    • U-shaped sofa positioned with ivory colour leather upholstery to the portside with a central table and two freestanding dining chairs.
    • Cabin superstructure opening hatches and further port holes.
    • Port holes to the hull on both sides.
    • Book shelving
    • Reading lights

    • U-shaped galley area positioned to the portside making for a safe enclosed area to work in, particularly whilst at sea
    • Range of cupboards and draws with worktops and raised fiddled edges
    • Twin bowl stainless steel sinks with hot and cold mixer tap
    • Extractor fan
    • Fixed port hole to the hull side

    Chart Table:
    • Positioned to the starboard side aft of the Saloon and adjacent to the Galley
    • Chart table with opening lid providing for internal storage
    • Navigator’s seat
    • Panel the hull side for electronics to be mounted to

    Day/Guest Heads:
    • Positioned to starboard aft of the Chart Table area
    • Electric flush Marine Heads
    • Wash basin inset to a countertop with hot and cold-water mixer tap

    Crew cabin:
    • Positioned to the starboard side aft of the Day/Guest Heads.
    • 2 x single pulman beds

    Owner’s Aft Cabin:
    • Impressive full width aft cabin accessed via a passageway to the starboard side
    • Centrally positioned double bed
    • Sofa to the starboard side
    • Hanging locker and draw space
    • Dressing table. To the centreline facing forward
    • Port holes to the hull side and further ones to the cabin superstructure
    • Cabin superstructure opening hatches for ventilation

    Owner’s En Suite Heads:
    • Positioned to the portside
    • Electric flush marine heads
    • Wash basin inset to a countertop with a hot and cold-water mixer tap
    • Shower cubicle with a thermostatic valve and shower head, grating to the sole of the cubicle with a sump pump


    • Sparcraft aluminium keel stepped masthead rigged mast
    • Keel-stepped spar with three-sets of swept back spreaders
    • Stainless steel standing rigging - 2003
    • Park Avenue style boom
    • White painted spars
    • Electric furling for genoa and staysail
    • Self-tacking staysail
    • Hydraulic vang and split backstays with Navtec panel in cockpit
    • Mast-mounted white painted spinnaker pole with track and line tender
    • Stainless steel bowsprit for asymmetric

    • Lewmar winch package with 4x electric self-tailing winches and 3x manual self-tailing winches

    • Fully-battened mainsail
    • Furling genoa
    • Furling self-tacking staysail
    • Spinnaker
    • Code Zero

    • Stainless-steel pushpit and pushpit
    • Fold-down pushpit seats
    • Stainless steel wire guardrails with stainless steel stanchions
    • Gates in guard rails to the; port, starboard and the transom
    • Electro-hydraulic fold-down bathing platform to the transom with a folding stainless-steel bathing ladder
    • Emergency button to operate bathing platform from water level.
    • Teak capping to the raised bulwarks
    • Hatches to the aft deck giving access to underdeck storage.
    • Fixed windscreen with an stainless steel frame and toughened glass
    • Fixed timber cockpit table with drop leaves, a raised stainless-steel grab rail and internal storage compartment
    • Helming position to the port side forward end of the cockpit with the leather covered stainless steel steering wheel, engine throttle lever control, bow thruster control and navigation equipment
    • Helming seat with a stainless-steel frame back support and cushion
    • Stainless-steel grab rails to the roof of the cabin superstructure
    • Compressor and scuba diving system professionally checked in 2022

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • 24vDC electric anchor windlass with remote control
    • Anchor with galvanised chain
    • Warps & fenders

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    • Beige coloured sprayhood with stainless steel frame and windows -2022
    • Beige coloured bimini top with stainless steel frame - 2022
    • Cockpit cushions - 2022
    • All bimini and rain protection are Sunbrella 2019

    Tender & Outboard:
    • Zodiac 3.40m inflatable tender with centre consol, seat, storage and tank – 2014
    • 20hp Honda outboard engine – 2014
    • 2x Stainless steel davits manual operating


    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.

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying: Lisbon, Portugal

    Available to view strictly by appointment

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
    Saturday by prior appointment

    For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

    Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

    Lead Broker: Lucio Pellegrini
    Grab International (Palma)
    Tel: +34 675 236 174
    Email: lucio@grabauinternational.com

    Grabau International offers the details of all vessels in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the condition of any vessel and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All vessels are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.

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