The Beneteau 57 (“B57”) was designed by Farr and styled by Beneteau Yachts.
It was launched in 2004 at St Giles de Croix in Brittany as hull #40 with deep 2.4 metre fin keel, a fully battened main, No1 Genoa, No 2 genoa and spinnaker.
The B57 is powered by a Yanmar 160 turbo charged diesel and fuel carried aboard in 3 tanks allows for a motoring range of 700 miles @ 5 knots. An ONAN 9.5 kVA generator delivers auxiliary power to the yacht’s services with European 2 pin plug AC outlets in all cabins. Strong Mediterranean sun delivers further power to 24 V DC solar panels, supporting refrigerator, freezer and cockpit fridge. The yacht generates its own fresh water at 60 litres / hour through its Duo60 watermaker, run from either AC or DC power.
Deck layout is centre cockpit, offset portside wheel and controls, 7/8 rig and retractable transom.
The aft deck allows for full deck usage and enough sunbathing space for 5 or 6 swimmers. Similar space is free on the foredeck.
Down below, the owner’s stateroom is situated aft with queensize bunk, ensuite, shower and toilet. The spacious saloon midships seats 6 to 8 at table with another 2 soft lounge seats to starboard. The galley is self-contained with stove, refrigeration, AC power, microwave and dishwasher. The owner’s stateroom aft and the main saloon are air-conditioned. There are two double cabins forward with their own ensuite toilets, sharing a shower in the bow section. Midships is a cabin with two single berths for crew (or children). Clothes washing machine and a fourth (electric) toilet and shower are also located midships.
The B57 is fully insured and complies with all relevant EU and international regulations.
The owner is the registered Master of the B57 with considerable yachting experience in the Pacific.
Mediterranean passages on the B57 include:
St Giles de Croix – Lisbon (Cascais), – Gibraltar – Ibiza – Mao – Bonifacio – Olbia – Capri – Messina – Riposto (Porto del Etna)
Riposto – Volcano – Stromboli – Lipari – Palermo – Cefalu – Taormina -Taormina – Siracusa – Porto del Etna
Adriatic north to Zadar
Corfu – Preveza – Corinth – Athens – Patmos – Kos
Kos – Bodrum – Marmaris – Kekova Roads – Kusadasi
The Master holds Master V and Engine Driver certificates valid for shipping up to 24 metres in length, 100 nautical miles offshore.