1988 Beneteau Oceanis 500

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Class Sails
Category Cruisers, Sloop
Year 1988
Make Beneteau
Length 50'
Propulsion Type Single Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location San Diego, CA

Sleeps 7 inside, and on deck there is a storage compartment aft of the chain locker that can accommodate 1 or 2 as crew quarters. There are two heads. Enter the spacious salon through companionway. The Galley is located along the starboard side and the dinette is to port. Table seats up to 8 people. There is abundant storage throughout the boat. Forward of the salon is the master stateroom with centerline queen, storage lockers and drawers, and ensuite head. Aft of the salon there are two quarter berth staterooms with double berths and storage. Forward of each aft stateroom on port is a day head, and on starboard the head has been converted to storage.  Navigation station is forward of the storage room and aft of the galley on starboard.


12V refrigeration

Propane stove

Microwave oven

Water filtering system

12-gal water heater

(2) sinks

Electronics and Navigation

New 2018 B&G suite (corepack) & NMS A2000 Backbone

Wind speed and direction

Speed and distance logs

Depth sounder





Chart plotter


VHF radio

Clock and barometer



12V DC

(5) Group 27 batteries

(3) Group 8 batteries

Magnum inverter/charger

(2) 85W Kyocera solar panels


Rocna 33 anchor with 200 3/8 BBB galvanized chain and 200 rode

Goiot electric windlass


Achilles dinghy with Mercury outboard

Anchor and steaming lights

Deck light

Running lights

Search light

Spreader light

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

Boarding gates

Dock lines and fenders

Swim ladder

Swim platform


Dinghy davits

Radar reflector



Actual LOA: 50

Last bottom paint December 2018

Sails and Rigging

Manual boom vang

Wire standing rigging

Hydraulic backstay adjuster

Keel-stepped mast

Roller furling on mainsail and headsail

(2) sets of sails all inspected and refurbished as necessary by Ulman Sails PV

Engine and Mechanical

Engine pulled 2017, fresh and seawater cooling rebuilt/replaced

Bilge blower

Engine alarm

Fuel filters

Raw water sea strainer

Fuel shut-off valves for stove and engine

Cockpit engine controls

Manual engine fire extinguishing system

Manual steering

30-gal plastic holding tank

6-gph watermaker

Air conditioning (inoperative)


Life jackets

Fire extinguishers


Emergency tiller






All sellers personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

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.
Speed and Distance
Cruising Speed
Nominal Length
Length Overall
Length on Deck
Length at Waterline
Engine Make Perkins
Engine Model 4-236
Engine Year 1988
Total Power 84hp
Engine Hours 4000
Engine Type Single Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
HIN BEY0M003888
1988 Beneteau Oceanis 500

50' Beneteau Oceanis 500 '88 "Sweptaway"

SWEPTAWAY is a large affordable cruising vessel. She just returned from a 2 year cruise in the Sea of Cortez, and has been prepared to go on another cruise. She is well equipped with cruising gear and comfort amenities. This boat is easily handled by two, and has accommodations that can carry up to eight or nine. She is a shoal draft to allow access to thin water and is a sturdy vessel that can handle open water with style. 

Before departing Ventura she underwent an extensive refit including new through-hulls and valves, bottom paint, engine removal and replacement of all major salt water components to include engine driven raw water pump, heat exchanger, hoses, and gaskets, new motor mounts, inspection and protective coating to under-engine keel bolts, updated software to Raymarine radar and navigation, new solar panel controller, etc. 

In addition, Waypoint Racing of San Diego installed a new state of the art B&G autopilot, mast top wind instrument, through hull depth and boat speed indicator, 7" VULCAN Touch Screen Navigation, Boat Systems, and Sailing Point display. The data backbone was installed with extra expansion ports to easily allow a B&G Digital Radar dome if desired. The hard wired autopilot at the helm and the remote worn on a tether make course corrections instantaneous. The TRITON display in the cockpit easily toggles between sailing data, depth, speed, compass, etc. The entire system works seamlessly and easily connects to an iPad and iPhone for remote monitoring of all data anywhere in the boat at anytime.

While visiting PV last summer, Ullman sails took both sets of sails to their locker and repaired and refurbished all six sails as required. All are in very good condition and ready to take you wherever you want to go. Crossing from Bahia Ventana to Mazatlán we saw 9-10 knots under sail on a consistent basis. She is fast.

Most recently, in San Diego, the fuel system underwent a complete fuel polish and filter service.

With 150 gallons of clean diesel, an ultra dependable Perkins industrial diesel engine that burns 1.3 gallons and hour at cruise, six great sails, and 220 gallons of fresh water, SWEPTAWAY is ready to go. For the price, you won't find a more comfortable, well equipped yacht that is ready to go the distance.

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