French flag. Tax paid for French Polynesia.
Based in French Polynesia
Owner's version, very comfortable, and in very good condition.
Equipped offshore trips.
Sleeps 6 to 8
GRP sailboat, Oceanis 500 type, built in 1989 by the Bénéteau shipyards, according to a Bruce Farr / Amel Briand plan.
The current owner (3rd owner) bought her in January 2016; he has since done many repairs: interior lighting by Hella diode spotlights, stanchions feet, guard-rail lines, varnish, lining, teak cockpit, replacement of the Perspex hatchways, hatchways seals, closing hatchways, navigation lights , bilge pumps, replacement of 2 toilets, stratification of lockers and trunk paint, etc ...
The ship, reserved for the use of the owner, has never been rented. She was totally equipped offshore trips in 2009-2008.
She has been winterized for a long time, at least three months a year, and eight to nine months since 2009. Since 2016, it is on a marina buoy and sails regularly.
Last bottom paint: September 2018 (return of the Marquesas Islands) to Apataki Shipyard
Perkins 4236 engine 80 HP (2650 hours) in center position under the waterline on the keel (1989)
Revised in 2018: silent blocks changed, cleaning of primary and secondary water circuits, repair of the seawater pump, replacement of the primary circuit pump, modification of the alternator supports and change of belts, replacement of seals causing leaks oil and water, complete repair of the exhaust line (manifold, water box, silicone outlet tube) replacement diesel pump, installation of a double layer of filters, solenoid replacement of starter (+ 1 starter new in spare), alignment, etc ...
Diesel tanks: 2 * 280 L = 560L
Standing rigging and endings renewed in October 2009 - good condition
Dyneema removable stay in 2017
1 Main (used for the first time in 2008) on mast furler, anti-UV tape, revised January 2019
1 Furling genoa (2008), tri-radial cut, double-weigth, in good condition, anti-UV tape (2018), revised January 2019
2 additional mainsails, including a DOYLE in spectra, very little used
1 symmetrical spinnaker + 1 asymmetric spinnaker with sock
1 Staysail with reefs and reversible sock as storm-jib (never used)
Electric windlass 1,500 W, in good condition (insufficient for depths of more than 20 meters given the size of the boat and anchorage)
Main anchor: Mantus anchor 38 kg, Mantus swivel, 50m of 12mm galvanized chain
Secondary anchorages: 1 anchor Kobra 20 kg with rope and 15m chain 10, 1 anchor FOB 26 kg
Fresh water: 2 * 350-liter tanks under the floor of the saloon, 2 fore tanks of 160 liters, for a total of 1040 liters
3 burner gas stove and oven (Force 10 of 2012)
Double sink, sea water (foot pump) and fresh water under pressure
Hot water: Hot water tank
1 fridge with compressor (12 V)
2 manual toilets (1 of 2016), 1 electric toilet (2016)
3 indoor showers + 1 deck shower (aft platform)
Air conditioning: 1 group in fore cabin and 1 group in the saloon
5 house batteries 100 Ah gel for a total of 500 Ah (2016)
1 engine battery AGM of 110 Ah (2018)
2 alternators on engine of 90 Ah
2 solar panels : 2 * 280 W, total 560 Wc (Sunzil December 2018) with MPPT regulator
Shore supply 40 Ah (Cristec)
Mitsubishi diesel generator set of 5 KVA revised
Autohelm autopilot with mechanical jack
Raymarine Speedometer and anemometer (2019)
2 * ICOM IC-M91D Portable VHFs (2016)
1 receiving BLU
Radar to replace
Dinghy 2.90 m Highfield hypalon Ultra light, aluminum hard bottom (June 2017)
Mercury 2-stroke engine 9.9 HP (June 2017)
First category equipment
Revised liferaft (next revision: June 2019) to replace
Removable bimini and dodger, to replace
Upholstery and saloon foam replaced in 2012
Fore cabin mattresses replaced in 2012
Numerous spare parts: filters, injector, bearings, starter, engine seals, engine pump, impeller, propeller and spark plugs for the dinghy's engine, complete tools necessary for the maintenance of the boat, etc ...
Expertise of 2009 and 2010 and 2016
Last bottom paint: September 2018
Preventive anti-osmosis treatment carried out in 2010, control carried out in Apataki in August 2018
Sturdy boat, with excellent cruise stability, this boat keeps high daily averages, and able to sail even in light winds.
Very comfortable at sea, and easy to maneuver solo (winding GV and GN by electric winches).
Increased manoeuvrability thanks to a Maxprop propeller.
Last modified : 29/01/2019
The boat's inventories are based on the indications given by the owners and even if we do our best to see that they are in accordance with the reality, there might be some differences. The boat's and equipment's condition has to be checked jointly by the buyer and seller before the sale. The respective responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer remain intact. In no case can Raiatea-yacht be held responsible for any defect on the boat.