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2005 BENETEAU 57

€429,000 tax paid

Very well equipped and much-updated B57

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelBeneteau 57
DesignerFarr Yacht Design/Franck Darnet
Boat NameTake Five
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingCruising, Martinique


LOA17.6m (57'0")
LWL15m (49'0")
Beam4.93m (16'0")
Draft2.7m (8'0")
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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    Very well equipped and much-updated 4-cabin, 4-heads, 2005 example of the popular Farr designed Beneteau 57 centre cockpit bluewater cruising yacht.


    Benefitting from a many recent updates, TAKE FIVE is one of the best specified Beneteau 57’s we have seen. Her specification highlights include:-
    • Conventional helm position
    • 2.70m draft keel
    • Dark blue topsides
    • Teak laid decks
    • Custom hard-top bimini
    • 4-cabin, 4-heads interior layout
    • Updated Yanmar 160hp engine
    • MaxPower bowthruster
    • Harken electric winches
    • Fully-battened mainsail with stackpack and lazyjacks
    • Furling genoa and staysail
    • Recently replaced standing rigging
    • Hydranet sails
    • Symmetrical spinnaker
    • Raymarine instruments with plotter and radar
    • AIS transponder
    • Iridium Go satellite phone system
    • Onan 9.6kw generator
    • Recently replaced batteries
    • Recently installed solar panel system
    • 24vDC domestic system
    • Inverter
    • Dessalator watermaker
    • Eberspacher heating system
    • 220vAC air-conditioning for master cabin
    • Microwave oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Icemaker
    • BBQ
    • Electric heads
    • Tender and outboard
    • Two liferafts


    My husband and I acquired this beautiful sailing yacht in Antibes in June 2021, with the exciting project of sailing across the Atlantic and exploring the Caribbean.

    We set sail in September, 2021, having fully prepared Take Five for the Atlantic crossing. We decided to go for one year, and then see... after one year, it was clear that we wanted to prolong for at least another year! So we have continued to explore the beautiful Caribbean and only regret that we now must take a break from our life afloat to return to France where our youngest daughter is starting her studies at the University of Nice in September.

    We know that in a few years, we will be looking to buy another Beneteau 57, because it so exactly suited us in every way!

    After years of research and considering many different models, my husband and I agreed on this one - but not for the same reasons! As the captain, and a well-seasoned sailor with a lifetime of experience racing (and winning) in many regattas, he was convinced by the excellent performance and reliability of the boat. He was thrilled to find this one as it had a recent motor, the highest quality anchor, excellent quality sails, and makes great time during passages, averaging around 8 knots but sometimes peaking at 12 or 13. The Spinnaker carried us across the Atlantic with the Trade Winds and it went very smoothly for us.
    For me, the criteria I was looking for were all about comfort. Knowing I would be living long-term on board, and accustomed to the comfort of a luxury villa, I needed to know that I would have enough space to feel free; I absolutely insisted on having a hard-top bimini to protect my Irish skin; and I wanted the master cabin to have a large and comfortable bed we could walk around. I also wanted electric toilets, showers with doors that close, a kitchen that was not in the centre of my living room, and a cockpit table where I could host dinner parties of 12. I wanted space to install my piano and music equipment and the possibility of giving concerts from the aft deck.

    When we discovered this boat, I knew immediately that it was to be ours. The high ceilings inside give such a feeling of space; there is an excellent sound system allowing us to listen to music throughout the boat; we have installed flat-screen televisions in our cabin and in the main living space, and everywhere the seating is equipped with comfortable, beautifully designed cushions.

    What I also love about the Beneteau 57 is how safe I feel no matter how fast we are going or what angle the boat takes. The central cockpit gives that security - as long as you stay within it, you run absolutely no risk.


    “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.com –October 2004



    RCD Status:
    • It is our understanding that 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 gelcoat topsises
    • Teak and caulking to the deck, cockpit sole, cockpit seat bases and the hinged bathing platform.

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Cast iron 2.70m fine keel fixed with stainless steel bolts.
    • Balanced spade rudder blade the stock and bearings are of composite glass and stainless steel.
    • Rudder bearing replaced 2021


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Yanmar 4LHA 4-cylinder turbo charged inboard diesel engine producing approximately 160hp at 3,300rpm - 2017
    • Vertical water cooled.
    • Direct injection.
    • Constant high temperature fresh-water cooling (2-systems: sea and fresh water).
    • Forced lubrication system with trochoidal gear pump.
    • Counter-clockwise engine rotation (viewed from the flywheel side).
    • Single lever engine control.

    Maintenance & Performance:
    • Engine hours: Approx 1,400 as of Spring 2023
    • Engine serviced annually – last service 2022
    • Cruising speed: approx. 7 knots
    • Maximum speed: approx. 8.5 knots

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • MaxPower 24vDC 15hp bowthruster - 2016
    • 24” fixed-pitch propeller - 2021
    • Shaft driven – shaft and shaft seal replaced 2021
    • Stainless steel steering wheel with a leather cover
    • Emergency tiller


    Voltage systems:
    • 24vDC domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 220vAC via shore power, generator or inverter

    Battery Banks:
    • 2x 140Ah 12vDC start batteries – 2020
    • 6x 140Ah 12vDC service batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 420Ah @ 24vDC – 2023
    • Mastervolt Masterlink BTM-III 12vDC battery monitoring system
    • Mastervolt Masterlink BTM-III 24vDC battery monitoring system

    • Onan MDKDM 9.6kva 220vAC diesel Generator.
    • Generator hours; tbc as of Spring 2023
    • Generator last serviced – 2022

    • Dolphin 24vDC 40Amp battery charger for charging service bank
    • Dolphin 12vDC 20Amp battery charger for charging start bank

    • 2,000w inverter

    • 12vDC engine mounted alternator for charging start bank
    • 24vDC engine mounted alternator for charging service bank

    Solar Panels:
    • 6 x 105W solar panels – 2021
    • Victron energy BlueSolar 75/15 MPPT - 2021

    • 220vAC shore power system
    • Ring-main with 220vAC sockets throughout yacht

    Other Electrical:
    • Electrical control panel with thermal breakers.
    • 12v sockets, voltmeter, ampere meter and battery test at DC panel.


    Fresh Water:
    • Pressurised fresh water system with Webasto double stage 24vDC pressure pump system with accumulator
    • Hot water supplied via engine cooling with calorifier or via 220vAC immersion heater element from shore power in well-insulated hot water tank
    • Hot & cold pressurised water to galley, heads and shower in cockpit

    • Dessalator 24vDC reverse osmosis watermaker producing 60 litres per hour - 2016
    • Membranes replaced in 2020

    Sea Water:
    • Pressurised sea water supply to galley

    Bilge Pumps:
    • Rule 2,000 lph electric bilge pump with override switch at AC/DC panel - 2021
    • 220vAC emergency bilge pump
    • Manual bilge pump in cockpit

    Black & Grey Water:
    • Black water disharges to holding tanks
    • Grey water discharges overboard via shower pumps


    • Fuel capacity – approx. 665 litres in 2x 240 litre plus 1x 185 litre tanks
    • Filling of fuel tanks is through deck inlets.

    Fresh Water:
    • Fresh water capacity – approx. 1,000 litres
    • Filling of water tanks is through deck inlet.

    Holding Tanks:
    • 3 x 80 litre blackwater holding tanks with deck and sea outlets


    Navigation equipment
    • Raymarine chart plotter at companionway - 2016
    • Raymarine 4kw digital radar scanner on mast – 2016
    • Raymarine ST60 instruments with wind, depth, depth and log transducers and displays
    • Raymarine ST6002 autopilot with additional remote control – 2016
    • Raymarine AIS transponder - 2020
    • Raymarine GPS antenna - 2021
    • Plastimo steering compass

    Communications Equipment:
    • Navicom RT 1050 AIS DSC ASN 25w VHF - 2021
    • Navicom RT 420 DSC+ handheld VHF - 2021
    • Iridium Go satellite phone system - 2021
    • External antenna for Iridium Go system


    • ENO stainless steel gimballed 4-burner gas stove with oven.
    • 220vAC 900w microwave oven
    • Front opening 24vDC refrigerator with icebox and water/air cooled compressor
    • Isotherm 24vDC freezer
    • Twin stainless steel bowl sink with pressurised hot & cold supplies - 2023
    • Extractor fan
    • Dishwasher
    • Ice maker

    • 3x Jasbsco electric and 1x manual flush marine heads discharging to holding tanks – 2021 and 2017
    • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with showers.

    Heating & Ventilation:
    • Eberspacher diesel fired hot air cabin heating system
    • Portable 220AC 12,000BTU air-conditioning unit for master cabin

    • LED lighting throughout


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Up to 8-berths in 4-cabins ensuite bathroom plus saloon

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Cherry stained Douka interior joinery.
    • Ivory upholstery to the saloon.
    • Parquet flooring.
    • Deckhead hatch blinds and curtains

    Accommodation Description from Forward:

    Port and Starboard En-suite Heads Each Have:
    • Electric flush 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 cream colour to the portside with a central table freestanding dining chairs.
    • Further pair of armchairs to the starboard side with ivory coloured Alcantara.
    • 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.
    • Gimballed stainless steel gas oven with a 4-burner stove on top.
    • Extractor fan.
    • Fixed port hole to the hull side.
    • Front opening stainless steel refrigerator and freezer
    • Dishwasher

    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.
    • Control Panel

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

    Pulman bed Cabin:
    • Positioned to the starboard side aft of the Day/Guest Heads.
    • Twin single bunk berths.
    • Cupboard space.
    • Fixed porthole to the hull side.

    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 three sets of swept back spreaders (with spreader lights).
    • Anodised aluminium boom
    • Stainless steel wire standing rigging - 2021
    • Facnor LS 290 manual genoa furler – 2021
    • Facnor manual staysail furler
    • Rod vang
    • Twin backstays
    • Aluminium mast-stowed spinnaker pole
    • Side deck positioned genoa tracks and cars.
    • Mainsheet track positioned to the aft of the cockpit on the aft cabin superstructure.

    • 2x Harken 70.2 2-speed self-tailing electric primary winches
    • 2x Harken 46.2 2-speed self-tailing electric secondary winches
    • 2x Harken manual self-tailing checkstay winches
    • 1x Harken manual self-tailing halyard winch on mast

    • Xvoiles Hydranet tri-radial fully-battened 74sqm mainsail – 2016
    • Xvoiles Hydranet tri-radial furling 94sqm genoa - 2016
    • Xvoiles Hydranet tri-radial furling 35sqm staysail – 2016
    • Xvoiles Hydranet 220sqm symmetrical spinnaker - 2016

    • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and guardwire stanchions
    • Dorade pulpits and mast pulpits
    • Hinge down bathing platform to the transom with a folding stainless-steel bathing ladder, matching grab rails and teak and caulked covering
    • Hatches to the aft deck giving access to underdeck storage
    • Stainless steel bimini framework
    • Passarelle
    • Fixed windscreen with an aluminium frame and toughened glass
    • Fixed timber cockpit table with drop leaves, a raised stainless-steel grab rail and internal storage compartment.
    • Stainless-steel grab rails to the roof of the cabin superstructure.
    • Stern Salt / Freshwater deck washdown pump
    • Custom BBQ
    • Fishing equipment
    • 4x Directors chairs

    Covers & Canvas:
    • Stackpack for mainsail with lazyjacks
    • Custom hard-top bimini
    • Sprayhood
    • Cockpit awning
    • Cockpit cushions

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Lofrans 24vDC 1,500w electric anchor windlass
    • Digital chain counter with control station at helm
    • 2 wireless remote controls for Windlass
    • 45kgs spade anchor with 120m 12mm galvanised chain – 2021
    • 40kgs CQR anchor with 35m 12mm galvanised chain and 12mm warp - 2017
    • 6x 15m 20mm mooring lines – 2021
    • 8 fenders plus further 2 ball fenders - 2021

    Tender & Outboard:
    • BRIG 3m inflatable tender with custom made sunbrella cover – 2017
    • Suzuki outboard engine - 2017


    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.

    • 406Mhz EPIRB - 2021
    • Plastimo 6-man 24hr liferaft with grab bag – 2021
    • Seasafe 6-man 24hr liferaft – 2017
    • 6x 220N USHIP Optimum lifejackets with harness lines - 2021
    • Offshore flare pack - 2021
    • Offshore medical kit – 2021
    • Drogue with line - 2021
    • 7x manual fire extinguishers – 2021
    • Automatic fire extinguisher in machinery space – 2021
    • Gas/smoke alarm – 2021

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying Martinique, Caribbean

    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
    Tel: +34 675 236 174
    Email: lucio@grabauinternational.com

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