about Blue Pearl




s/v Blue Pearl

2004 Beneteau Oceanis 473 Clipper ‘Performance version’

Sloop Rig, Fin Keel, Three Cabin, Two Head Configuration


  • Length Overall: 46 feet (14.22m)
  • Length at Waterline: 43 ft 1in (13.36m)
  • Beam: 14ft 4in (4.32m)
  • Draft: 5ft 6in (2.10m) – Shoal Keel
  • Total height of mast from water: 63ft (19.10m)
  • Total Displacement: 11012kg
  • Ballast: 6967lbs (3160kg)


  • Engine: VP TMD22P-C Turbo Diesel
  • Max-Prop – 21″ 3-Blade Brass Feathering Propeller
  • Sidepower 7kw 12v Bow Thruster


  • 4x 85wp Solar panel (2018 replacing with 2x 330 Wp panel)
  • 2x 40wp Solar panel
  • 1x 30wp Solar panel
  • 1x wind gen 200 Watt Air breeze
  • DC Meter BEP Marine Battery Monitor
  • Simarine Battery / tank / power / Barometer monitor
  • EPSolar ETracer mppt controller (2018 to be replaced with a Victron SmartSolar 100/50)
  • Votronic Solar Controller MPPT 150 Duo 
  • Sterling Pro-Charge Ultra 12v-50Amp (for housebank)
  • Dolphin 12V40A (for starter bank & bow thruster)
  • 5 x 92 AH AGM
  • 70 AH starter battery for the engine, located forward of the engine
  • One battery for the bow thrusters, located under the bow cabin berth
  • 1000 Watt inverter


  • Fresh Water: 600L in two tanks
  • Diesel: 220L  in one tanks
  • Water Heater: Quick BXS40 10.5Gal (40L) Stainless Water Heater with heat exchanger and 1200W 220VAC element
  • Desalinator:  40 LPH homemade watermaker


  • Teak Interior
  • Three Double Cabins, one forward and two aft
  • Two Heads with Showers, one forward and one aft
  • Eleven overhead hatches with shades
  • Salon Table to Starboard
  • Settee to Port
  • Custom Liquor/Wine Cabinet
  • Nav Station to Port with all electrical panels and instruments
  • Galley to Starboard
  • 16kBTU Reverse Cycle AC


  • Double Stainless Steel Sinks
  • Top Loading 12V Freezer
    • Veco Frigoboat K35F
    • Keel Cooled
  •  Top and Front Loading 12V Fridge
    • Veco Frigoboat AH35F
    • Air and Keel Cooled,
  • 8.2 cubic feet total refrigeration capacity
  • Gimbaled 2-Burner Stainless Steel Propane Stove/Oven
  • Integrated Trash Bin under sinks


  • Raymarine E120w RL70C at wheel
  • Raymarine E90w RL70C at nav station
  • Lowrance Elite 5m plotter
  • Raymarine ST6001+ Autopilot head
  • Raymarine e12055 Smartpilot S3 (or 400)
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind
  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata
  • Raymarine ST60+ Graphic (in nav corner)
  • Raymarine Radar 418HD
  • Simrad RS87 DSC VHF
  • NASA AIS / SART receiver
  • Navtex ICS Nav6 Plus
  • Raymarine Raystar 120 SeaTalk GPS RS120 E32025
  • Raymarine Raystar 130 SeaTalk GPS (Backup)
  • ePirb Ocean Signal ePirb1
  • Vesper Marine XB-8000 AIS
  • 2x Ocean Signal PLB MOB1


  • Simrad RS-87 Class-D DSC VHF at Nav Station
    • COMMANDMIC remote mic at Port Helm Station
  • ICOM IC-M710 Marine SSB at Nav Station
    • ICOM AT-130 Automatic Antenna Tuner
  • Iridium Go! Satellite System
  • home assembled WiFi Booster (includes the following)
    • Ubiquiti Bullet M2Ti WiFi radio
    • 12VDC


  • Leroy Somer 12V Electric Windlass
  • Rocna 33kg Galvanized Anchor on 100meter 10mm chain
  • Delta 44lb (19.96kg) Stainless Steel Secondary Anchor
  • Double Bow Rollers
  • Large anchor locker in water tight compartment in bow

Sails and Rigging


  • Dual helm stations (port and starboard)
  • Plastimo Olympic 135 Compass (2)
  • Bimini and Dodger
  • Teak cockpit sole, cockpit seats, swim platform
  • Large cockpit table with double leafs
  • Propane Locker with two tanks
  • Magma Stainless Steel BBQ
  • Two Large lazarettes and two large/deep lockers


  • Samsung 40″ LED 4K TV on bulkhead
  • Synology DS214play NAS and media server
  • /CD Receiver


  • Plastimo Offshore+ 6-person life raft
  • OceanSignal MOB1 AIS/DSC SART beacons (x2)
  • Pirb Ocean Signal ePirb1


  • Highfield 310 Hypalon/Aluminum RIB w/20HP Suzuki EFI