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Price: $175,000
Type: Sailboat
Year: 2005
Length: 42 ft.
Location: Rocky River, OH
Name: Traveler


2005 Beneteau Oceanis 423 Traveler

Location: Rocky River, Ohio



The owner, a graduate from the NY Maritime College with an unlimited 3rd Mate Coast Guard License, is a life-long sailor.   With 30 years’ experience in the marine related industry, the owner has meticulously looked after and maintained Traveler, a 3-cabin Beneteau Oceanis 423.   Traveler is a CE-certified Unlimited Offshore “A” Category boat.   She was designed, built, and maintained to take family and friends most anywhere in comfort, safety, and style.   Traveler has three private staterooms.   The staterooms have adult-sized double berths fitted with premium custom mattresses installed in 2018.   Two more can sleep in the salon on the dining table that converts to a double berth.   Traveler has sleeping accommodations for up to eight adults.   Traveler has a Flag Blue hull, red boot stripe,  teak toe rails, and teak cockpit trim.   She looks stylish.   She is a modern sailing yacht.


John Kretschmer reviewed the 423 for Sailing magazine.   He wrote, “Powerful, high quality cruiser packed with innovative features and cruising comforts.”   The PHRF-NE base racing handicap of 102 is evidence that the 423 has a powerful rig; it is not a slow sailor.


Traveler can be sailed by a couple or single-handed by a skilled sailor.   She has roller furling sails, electric winches, an autopilot, an electric windlass, a chartplotter, and radar to ease the work of the crew.   She would be a joy to cruise or race anywhere on the Great Lakes, the East or West coasts of the Americas, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, or for that matter anywhere where there is open water.   Her mast height allows unimpeded access under the bridges on the Intracoastal Waterway.   The current owner has taken family, children, and  friends on wonderful summer trips.   Traveler has also been used for short day or night sails on Lake Erie.   She is in Bristol condition.   She is on the water awaiting your inspection at the Cleveland Yachting Club.




Type of Boat: Masthead sloop

LOA: 43”2”

LWL: 38’7”

Beam: 12’ 11”

Displacement: 19,797 lbs.

Ballast: 5,836 lbs.

Draft: 5’7” fin with a bulb

Fuel Capacity: 53 gal.

Water Capacity: 143 gal.

Version: 3 double staterooms, 2 heads

Engine: 55 hp

Build Location:  Marion, South Carolina

Design: Groupe Finot

Legal: Traveler is a US Coast Guard documented vessel.   She has an Ohio registration.



Hull of hand-laid solid GRP with Vinylester hull barrier coat to resist blistering

Deck of cored GRP sandwich

Main bulkheads bonded 360° to hull and deck for strength

CE-certified Unlimited Offshore “A” Category for ocean sailing for up to 10 passengers and crew

Flag Blue hull paint with double red boot stripe and teak trim

Bottom completely stripped, barrier coat, and two coats of VC17 antifouling paint (New 2018)



Volvo Penta D2-55 C, 55 hp diesel, high torque – low rpm

Cruising speed 7.5kts @ 1 gph

Engine professionally maintained by Great Lakes Diesel since 2016

700 hours on the engine

Engine cooler assembly inspected and cleaned (2017)

Replaced Racor fuel/water separators (New in 2018)

Volvo Penta dripless shaft packing

53 gallon diesel fuel tank (cleaned in 2018)

Vetus raw engine cooling water filter

Freshwater main engine water valve replaced (2017)

Volvo Penta engine control panel in cockpit

Engine water temperature gauge (New 2018)

Engine air blower (New 2019)

Mitsubishi 115-amp alternator

SPURS line and net cutter protects the propeller

Three-bladed bronze fixed propeller





Deck stepped, anodized aluminum roller furling mast

Masthead sloop rig

Mast height above water line 54’4”, Intracoastal Waterway bridge compliant

Anodized aluminum boom

Harken ball bearing CB3000 outhaul car on 32 mm track on top of boom (New 2018)

Mast step with six blocks

Double aft swept spreaders



Discontinuous stainless steel 1X19 forestay, twin backstays, uppers and intermediates, capshrouds, fwd lower and aft lower shrouds (rig taken down and inspected 2018)



Genoa halyard

Spinnaker halyard

Two genoa sheets

Main halyard


Boom lift

Solid vang

Mainsheet traveler control lines


All running rigging replaced with new in 2018



Two genoa sheet tracks

Two Lewmar 48 CSTO two-speed electric genoa sheet winches on comings (serviced in 2018)

Two Lewmar 40 CSTO two-speed halyard/control line winches on cabintop (serviced in 2018)

Profurl headsail roller reefing system

Lewmar mainsheet track on coachroof

Lewmar line clutches for mainsheet, and traveler control lines

Lewmar line clutches for control lines including genoa halyard on mast

Two winch handles

Sunbrella dodger, bimini, and connector in blue

Dodger windows made of premium Strataglass (New 2017)



Neal Pryde roller furling mainsail

Neal Pryde 140% roller furling genoa

Sails washed, inspected, and refurbished in 2016



Composite rudder

Stainless steel 42” leather wrapped wheel on pedestal

Steering wheel brake

Emergency steering tiller

5” Plastimo Olympic 135 compass on steering pedestal

Raymarine Autohelm ST6001 Smartpilot





Three double-berth private staterooms

Two heads

Varnished cherry Interior

Lewmar ports,  hatches, and screens

Shades for ports and hatches



Headroom 6’1”

Double island style berth

Mattress replaced with upgraded version (New in 2018)

Shelves on both sides

Two drawers and a storage locker under berth

Hanging locker to port

Settee and storage locker port side

Lewmar size 54 hatch and size 10 hatch

Starboard head compartment



Port and starboard aft cabins

Headroom 6’4”

Double adult-sized berth

All mattresses replaced in 2018 with custom premium mattresses

Hanging locker

Shelf on hull

Seat inboard of hanging locker

Two opening Lewmar ports

Lewmar size 20 hatch



U-shaped dinette

Two cabinets with louvered doors

Storage behind dinette with bottle racks

Storage and access to plumbing and hot water heater under dinette

Expandable table with leaf, converts to a double berth with filler cushions

Central settee with storage underneath

All salon cushions replaced (New 2018)

Fusion stereo system with four speakers (New 2017)

Lewmar size 30 hatch

Skylights in salon with shades



Force 10 3-burner LPG stove and oven

Stove protection bar

Tappan microwave oven

Stainless steel storage baskets

Tableware drawer

Cabinets above workspace

Granicoat workspace surrounding sink

Granicoat counter above refrigerator and behind stove

Adler Barbour 12 volt top-loading refrigerator with freezer compartment

Lewmar size 30 hatch and size 4 port

Trash can



Storage locker with shelf under chart table

Removeable panel for installation and maintenance of electronics

Navigator’s seat with storage underneath

Two opening Lewmar ports



Jabasco manual marine toilets in each head (both New 2017)

22 gal. holding tanks for each head

Fiberglass sink,  medicine cabinet, mirror, and toilet accessories

Air filters in heads (New 2018)



One part hinged companionway with wood steps and gas strut for easier of access to engine

Two wooden handrails on companionway bulkheads

Zarcor folding companionway doors with glass and screens (New 2018)



Stainless steel handrails on coachroof

Side decks with molded raised bulwark with teak cap rail for safety and beauty

Hot and cold transom/cockpit shower (New 2017)

Port and starboard cockpit storage lockers

LPG cylinder locker in aft port corner of cockpit

Teak inlaid cockpit seats

Two aft storage lockers

Steering pedestal with instrument console and engine controls

Folding teak cockpit table

Fold away stern quarter seats with cup holders

Horseshoe life preserver mounted on stern rail

All USCG required safety equipment

Stern swim platform with teak inlay and boarding ladder



Self-draining cockpit

Manual bilge pump

Two electric bilge pumps (main pump New in 2018)

Bilge pump strainers (both New 2018)

Freshwater tankage 143 gallons

Freshwater system pump (New 2018)

Hot water heater with 11 gallons capacity works off engine and shore power (New element 2019)

Two rectangular stainless steel sinks in galley with white cutting board tops

Forward head includes hand wash basin and separate shower stall

Aft head includes hand wash basin and handheld shower

All sanitation and water hoses in heads replaced in with new Shields Poly-X hoses in 2019

All eight intake and overboard seacocks and valves in heads replaced in 2019

Showers drain into separate drains with electric shower drain pump



Grounded rig

Conduit for standard and optional wiring

12 volt control panel with 28 functions

110 volt shore power system

110 volt shore power cord 50’

110 volt control panel

Seven 110 volt outlets

Xantrex Truecharge 40 amp battery charger

100 amp AGM Group 27 engine start battery (New 2019)

Two 200 amp AGM 4D house batteries (New 2019)

Xantrex 3000 Prowatt inverter

Halogen interior lights

Fluorescent lights in galley and heads

Reading lights in each cabin

Navigation lights

Foredeck light (New 2016)

Spreader lights (New 2016)

Mini spotlight with white/red lens at chart table

Propane gas circuit

Force 10 three-burner stove and oven

Dometic A/C and heating units, one 16,000 BTUs and the other 8,000 BTUs (New 2017)

Zoned cooling and heating ducting with three air handlers (New 2017)

Separate 30amp circuit added for A/C and heat system (New 2017)



Raytheon ST60 Tridata with speed, log, depth, and other features

Raytheon ST60 Wind with speed and direction

ICOM M402 VHF radio at navigation station and with Command Mic II at helm

VHF radio masthead antenna (New 2016)

Garmin GPSmap 3010C chartplotter with displays at the nav station and at the helm

Garmin radar with Garmin radome antenna



Two stainless steel anchor rollers on bow

35lb. CQR anchor with 30’ of 5/16” chain and 200’ 5/8” nylon rode

Anchor locker in bow

Lewmar electric windlass

Six aluminum mooring cleats

Boat hook





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.

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Mark Corson - Sales & Brokerage

Cleveland, Ohio


Phone: 713-907-4881

Mark Corson started boating at age eight when his parents bought a Lyman.  The family joined Grand River Yacht Club.  They spent summers on power and sail boats on Lake Erie.    Mark grew up in Cleveland.  After a BA from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from University of Cape Town, Mark embarked on a business career.  He rose to management positions with Accenture, Ernst & Young, and Shell.   Mark worked on six continents.   Besides Lake Erie, he has sailed in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and along the US Atlantic coast.  He has fished Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and other waters.  In 2001 he bought a Catalina sailboat and joined Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland.  2015 he bought a Beneteau sailboat.  He is a former Edgewater Jib & Main Fleet Captain.   Mark is currently on the Planning Committee.   He races and cruises with friends and family.   He and his wife Talana have two daughters and four grandsons.  Mark serves people who are interested in buying or selling yachts in eastern Ohio including residents of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, and Summit counties.