Basic Boat Info
Engines / Speed
- Make: Yanmar
- Model: 4JH4AE
- Drive Type: Direct
- Fuel: Diesel
- Engine Power: 54hp
- Type: Inboard
- Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Other, Folding
- Year: 2006
- Engine Hours: 1080
17 Mill Dam Road
Huntington, Long Island, New York, US, 11743
Owner's Description / Comments:
Beneteau 393 Custom Build
Cruising, Racing, Entertaining and Solo Operation all in one boat.
The 393 was designed as a blue water capable family cruising boat that has been lauded for build quality, spacious cockpit, bright interior, versatility in cruising and day sailing, and comfortable motion under sail. This 2 cabin version has more personal storage than most any sailboat under 42 feet, great for maintaining a functional clutter free living environment.
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After the owner purchased almost every factory option, this boat went through an extensive custom build at a reputable yard to take already great cruising qualities to the next level and enhance sailing performance with a full arsenal of keelboat sail controls. She has been updated ever since with more performance refinements, an updated sail inventory, and new electronics.
For cruising, the owner placed a huge emphasis on safety, all weather performance, and solo operation so it can easily cruise 200 mile family trips more often under sail rather than motor, entertain customers of his software business, and race competitively in local sailing events providing many opportunities to use her each season as well as the joy of leading a sailing team.
Safety for this owner meant the boat being manageable in challenging wind and sea conditions, optimized to lunge forward in wind gusts rather than laying over, excellence in electronics and radar, and emergency capabilities such as reporting boat position to the Coast Guard and other boats on two different radios, one continuously and the other through any crew pressing an emergency button.
There are many cruising refinements, the best is to be able to sail fast in most wind conditions rather than motor. Second best is the amazing dinghy davit system that lifts it out of the water, tucks it against the stern, and weighs almost nothing yet positioning the dinghy so it can never collect water.
For racing the owner placed an emphasis on performance and ease of operating sail controls so new crew members could succeed at their assigned tasks without being athletes, and experienced sailors had fine control over sail shape similar to smaller keelboats. The many rig refinements make this boat perform great, able to race competitively in local events and in 2012 capture an amazing regional award, the Allegra Mertz trophy for best in class of large sailboats across all 63 yacht clubs on Long Island Sound. Maybe the only sailboat with a microwave oven, four house batteries, and two air conditioners to do so.
For solo operation, the ease of sail handling rivals that of furling mainsail systems without the performance penalty. No matter you are sailing with new guests, or you are actually solo, the option of solo operation is highly desirable. Although built as a classic rig, the $60k in rigging refinements made by the owner makes this Beneteau’s rigging superior in performance and ease of handling over mainsail furling systems and over Dutchman / Tides Marine sail handling systems alone.
This boat also sports a vastly upgraded sail inventory and a stellar suite of electrical and electronic systems, so refined that Breeze Pleeze is featured in 3 sailing magazines (Sail, Practical Sailor, Boat Owner) and appears more than 10 times in the electronics sailing blog, PANBO. A superior sensor system and 8 color displays provide feedback to the helmsman and crew of their success trimming the sails that is “like music as my ears” as the owner described in PANBO.
As can be seen in the pictures, this 393 is beautiful and meticulously cared for, with lots of natural lighting and air circulation down below. She is waxed twice a year, goes through an extensive summer and winterizing process, and the owner can provide written checklists he uses to care for her.
When comparing prices, in addition to considering her custom build, electronics, and sail inventory, realize this is the desirable last generation model 393 (2006 and beyond) with manufacturer improvements including scratch resistant floor, the updated 54HP Yanmar Engine offering, upgraded wood cabinetry interior, and modern nav station only available on the 2006 and later Beneteau 393s.
Did we mention she performs well? A sample of her 30 plus racing trophies includes:
- Allegra Knapp Mertz Memorial Trophy - 2012 Best of class trophy for Long Island Sound (overall racing performance of a non-spinnaker sailing yacht with a PHRF handicap of 139 or higher across the 63 member yacht clubs of the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound.)
- North Sails Trophy - LHYC 2012 Best Performance trophy for racing in 4 or more charity events (Racing for Cancer Society causes in Oyster Bay, Centerport, Huntington, and Mt. Sinai)
- JanAnn Trophy - LHYC 2012 Best Performance trophy in LHYC Regional JAM Racing
- Coneys Trophy - MHYC 2011, 2012 and 2013, Best Performance trophy in MCYC Regional JAM Racing
- Huntington Championship Trophy (2016) - The oldest racing regatta on Long Island Sound.
- The 393 has an "L" shaped galley to port of the companionway that features the following:
- 6' 5" headroom
- Microwave oven (110v or 12v Inverter)
- Double SS sinks, with splash guard
- 3 burner propane stove with oven
- Front loading refrigerator
- Top loading freezer
- Excellent storage in drawers and lockers
- The 393 has a table that can be lowered to be a double berth
- Seating is arranged for 6-7 people while providing an open path past the seating to the bow
- Many windows above and on each side
- Unique cabinetry along the starboard side with abundant storage, helping to keep the boat uncluttered of crew belongings. The top makes an excellent second table for serving food or guests standing while eating
- Nav Station with optional wiring for a second chartplotter
- US Spars double spreader aluminum mast
- Rigid boom vang
- Discontinuous stainless steel standing rigging
- Split backstay with walk through access to swim platform / transom
- All control lines lead aft to cockpit
- Lewmar starboard cabin top winch
- Lewmar port cabin top winch (factory added option)
- Lewmar self tailing chrome primary winches (factory upgraded to larger winch)
- The owner invested $60,000 (parts and labor, not including sails) in sail handling upgrades so (i) any crew member, no matter how few muscles, can assist the owner by quickly becoming a competent mainsheet trimmer, (ii) the owner can sail the boat solo (iii) wind gusts propel the boat forward rather than heel, (iv) the boat is safe in heavy winds and offshore, and most satisfying (v) the boat gets maximum flexibility and power from high tech cruising sails so that she is competitive racing (see the photo of our crews many trophy's)
- Includes hydraulic backstay adjuster, retractable mast whisker pole system and pole, Harken Mark IV headsail furler, custom mainsheet traveler system, upgraded mainsheet system, upgraded primary lewmar winches, 2nd coach roof lewmar winch, Tides Marine and Dutchman mainsail handling systems, Garhauer EZ glide adjustable jib cars, upgraded Garhauer low friction mast blocks, additional halyards of which three are high tech low stretch, eight additional spinlock clutches, halyard shackles, and misc parts.
- Ready for a blow, all the running rigging has been upgraded for ocean loads and adjustable under load. This rig is proven under sail in full blown storms, ocean waves, and sustained 50 knot winds.
- Often production boats cut corners in the area of sail adjustability under load and when they provide easy mainsail handling they severely sacrifice pointing and light wind performance upwind. This has been remedied.
- The entire mainsheet standing and running rigging is designed to support a powerful main that's easy to launch and recover, trim effectively under all wind speeds, and make a novice mainsheet trimmer look good. Here is how this all works:
- The sail cover is entirely removable giving the helmsperson an unrestricted view of main sail trim and the horizon.
- A Tides Marine sail track (components built into mast and mainsail) is used to make the main easy to haul up the mast, and back down again. Using the provided mast cleat, the owner can raise the sail 90% of the way at the mast without a winch, then take up the slack from the cockpit and finish the job.
- A Dutchman system guides the sail up and captures the sail when it is taken down. This is superior to sail bags, as the sail bag blocks the view of the helmsman and reduces the efficiency of the bottom 1/10th of the sail. This is superior to furling systems, as it virtually cannot jam, and the sail shape is superior.
- The improved mainsheet and custom traveler system (in photo) is easily adjustable to take the work out of keeping the telltales flying and giving your crew something easy they can succeed in doing well. The custom designed mainsheet traveler has the purchase (pulleys) relocated to the coach roof so it is does not snag the mainsheet on tacks and jibs, a source of endless frustration and a safety issue avoided in heavy winds. The purchase has been increased from 2:1 to 4:1, and while usually hand operated, it has been led through spinlock rope clutches to the 2 coachroof winches (replacing the built in rope clutch on the original traveler). The upgraded traveler car is a huge upgrade over standard Beneteaus. By moving the pulley system off the traveler, larger blocks can be used and the jams associated with standard traveler systems are done away with. The mainsheet also has additional purchase and much larger blocks. The additional leverage and reduced friction make it so any crew member can be easily trained up and succeed at handling this greatly improved system. Experienced sailors appreciate how reasonable this has become to manage on a big boat like the 393, even under heavy load. The system has been proven reliable in hundreds of journeys, and in heavy wind and waves off the south coast of Long Island.
- A custom added Cunningham with 4:1 leverage lead to the coach roof allows crew to adjust the tension on the mainsail leech easily (rather than tensioning the main halyard) on upwind legs or heavy wind.
- A custom outhaul with 4:1 leverage allows crew to adjust foot tension under load based on wind speed and point of sail (The standard outhaul was 1:1)
- A Sailtec dual piston hydraulic backstay adjustment adds the ability to change the sail shape appropriate to wind and waves. In moderate winds and small waves, the boat is more efficient to windward at high forestay tension. Two displays show the current hydraulic pressure. A hidden lock allows the owner to set and lock a chosen pressure adjustment so that a crew borrowing the boat need not focus on this adjustment. (Without a backstay adjuster, the owner would have only one setting and have to live with it in all wind conditions as the backstays adjustments that come with cruising boats are not intended to be changed while the boat is underway.)
- The standard single line mainsail reefing system lead to the coachroof is unmodified, or can be reconfigured for a 2nd reef (spare pulley under forward cabin bunk) or a two line reefing system. With a stiff cruising mainsail and available sail adjustments, a reef is advisable in constant winds over 22 knots, but unnecessary until about 25 knots of true wind.
- Jib trimming has not been forgotten. The upgraded main winches, Lewmar Ocean 54ST’s, are powerful. Added to that are Garhauer E-Z Glide Adjustable Genoa Car Systems that make the jib cars adjustable under load. Additional blocks and cleats are provided to run the lines back to the cockpit near the main winches. https://garhauermarine.com/catalog_process.cfm?cid=37
- A mast mounted telescoping Forespar Whisker Pole, used to pole out the genoa when sailing downwind, is easily guided into position as it travels on a mast track and Harken car, or is raised to stow against the mast when not in use. The absolute best setup for racing or cruising, the track supports the weight of the pole as it is swung into position and adjusted up or down. On light wind days this will make the difference between sailing or motoring.
- Nothing beats this $4,000 Harken MKIV Jib Reefing & Furling unit and mounting hardware for effortless headsail furling. Independent halyard and tack swivels furl sail center before head and tack for improved sail shape when reefed. Precision-extruded, double-groove Airfoils for smooth sail handling and fast sail changes. Torlon ball bearings, a large drum, and other components vastly reduce friction. An excellent design that has never jammed. The unit is sized for the large genoa’s in this boat’s sail inventory, up to 165%, and is less than 1/3rd the effort to furl than the standard furlers Beneteau provides.
- Three of the five halyards are high tech low stretch lines, for purposes of maintaining sail shape under load. Some have easy release Tylaska shackles where appropriate.
- 2nd Coachroof winch, and 10 spinlock clutches brings all the main mast control lines back to the coach roof except the outhaul.
- With the ease of control and management, would you rather have a furling main? No way! This was expensive, but far better!
- All the above then makes best use of a high tech cruising mainsail, cruising genoa, and huge 155% light wind genoas with maximum surface area that works through all the wind ranges from 4 to 50++ knots, a pleasure to shape and trim, raise and lower, and power the boat effectively in the light winds of Long Island Sound and strong winds elsewhere.
Extensive Sail Inventory
- This boat comes with an amazing sail inventory.
- Great main sails hold their shape for life, making the owner look like a good sailor in many wind ranges, this mainsail was designed to match the capabilities of Breeze Pleeze to have Tide Marine Sail Track, Dutchman sail flaking system, and Cunningham.
- Great genoas are made of material that hold their shape under load, converting wind gusts into forward motion rather than slow uncomfortable heel. This inventory really shines in this way, and also that you are covered in all wind ranges so that this boat will move in just 3 knots of wind (4 preferred) and is equipped to sail in 50 knots as well.
- 2015- Mainsail, Doyle "Club Racing" hi tech main sail in like new condition. With reef points, proven effective in wind gusts exceeding 50 knots. First reef not required until 22 knots.
- 2015- 150% Genoa, Doyle hi tech Cruising Genoa for all wind conditions up to maybe 35 knots. This sail is designed to be furled and has a built in UV strip so it can be left on the furlur all season.
- 2014- 165% Genoa, Doyle Stratis AP #1 Genoa. Technora with ultra light Taffetas, 3 rows of 3 tell tales each side, Shape Stripe, Zippered Turtle Bag. Like new condition, for true wind up to 12 knots (apparent 18 knots).
- 2014- 115% Genoa, Precision Sails Heavy Weather Genoa made of 500 Series Elite Dacron with offshore package (reinforced radial patches, etc). This sail is for racing or cruising in strong winds. In excellent condition. This is the best choice for winds over 25 knots in general, and 20 knots or more upwind as the boat points better than furling the 150% genoa. When using consider wind must be over 14 knots true sustained to avoid poor performance. We have used this only twice as the high tech cruising genoa is versatile for cruising and racing in the 7 to 30 knot range.
- 2006- Colorful red & green Cruising Chute, Doyle, in good condition. Used only 10 times. With all the other boat updates getting Breeze Pleeze up to speed effectively, this sail is really only useful for cruising long distances on a broad reach or for people who enjoy flying this kite. Comes in an ATN snuffer for easy 1 person launch and retrieval, there is a six inch strap on the anchor roller to attach this. When I flew her fall 2016 I noticed it could really benefit from a long dedicated sheet and a dedicated block on the bow being added to the kit.
Electronics Original Remaining
- Depth and Speed through hull sensors
Electronics Added or Updated
- Breeze Pleeze’s advanced electronics suite sports a state of the art NMEA-2000 primary data backbone, ethernet for radar and weather data, and a large array of safety and performance focused electronic capability featured in 3 magazines and 10 on-line blog articles including Sail magazine, Practical Sailor, Boat Owner, and the electronics blog Panbo.com.
- One of the best things about the integrated electronics, many displays, and superior sensor system is how the boat provides captain and crew feedback on their success at trimming the sails. It's much easier to be in sync with the boat when you have measurements of the true wind, a rare find on any sailboat due to complications like swinging masts and calibration challenges that are non-existent on Breeze Pleeze. The instruments tell you if you are trimmed well or not in response to the wind.
- See this Panbo article about this here before the latest 2015 & 2016 upgrades.
- And read here what it’s like when you have great situational awareness.
- Icom VHF radio with remote mic @ helm, integrated with GPS to provide Rescue 21 Emergency Calling (GPS position reporting as well as hailing Coast Guard automatically at the touch of a red panic button). Remote replaced in 2016. This is the only NMEA-0183 wired device, all other electronics are on NMEA-2000 or Ethernet.
- Shakespeare Primary VHF Antenna with low loss Ancor RG-8X Coaxial Cable upgrade from mast head to cabin wiring conduit for improved reception and transmission quality
- All electronics below this line are interfaced with NMEA-2000 or Ethernet, an upgrade that adds wiring simplicity and reliability over typical seatalk and nmea-0183 wiring.
- Raymarine AIS650 Class B transceiver (2-way radio) with dedicated VHF and GPS antennas to provide continuous position reporting independent of other boat systems, and report to chartplotter the position reports from other AIS equipped recreational and commercial boats. Note, for purposes of racing, the AIS650 has the capability of suppressing position reporting, controllable from E125 chartplotter.
- Shakespeare Dedicated AIS tuned VHF Antenna (5215-AIS) atop aft radar mast
- Raymarine large 12” e125 HybridTouch Multifunction Display (modern color touch screen chartplotter with optional classic controls useful with rough seas or gloved hands).
- Navionics Gold Charts.
- Raymarine EV-200 Autopilot Computer with 9-axis solid state compass and accelerometers that monitor vessel motion in all three dimensions, used by autopilot and chartplotter.
- (2) Monster 6 ½” Raymarine Color ST70 Plus Instrument Displays on mast mounted pod where all the crew can see.
- (6) Raymarine i70 Color Instrument Displays (see photo).
- The many instrument displays above are wired to be dimmed in unison as chosen by the user from the chartplotter at night.
- Raymarine ST60 Tridata - knot, depth & log with NMEA-2000 converter.
- Outrageous Wind Measurement capability is provided by an Airmar WX200 Ultrasonic Weather Station / Wind Instrument (Wind, Barometer, Temperature). Accurate wind angle and speed is provided, converted accurately to true wind direction, and immune to errors from mast motion in moderate and heavy seas. Detail available here ... http://www.panbo.com/archives/2009/02/sailing_with_an_airmar_pb200_-_part_ii_.html
- Raymarine RD424HD 3rd Generation 4kw High Definition Radar on self-leveling gimbal mount that optimizes radar performance when sailing at any angle attached to an aft mounted mast that keeps the radar far away from potentially tangling sails and lines.
- AIS GPS Receiver
- Raymarine SR100 Sirius Weather Receiver
- Raymarine Ethernet Switch
- Navionics chart chip upgrade from standard charts that come with E125
Electrical System Factory Original Remaining
- 110v Shore power system with two legs (one house & one air conditioning) and one cord
- Microwave Oven
- Five 110 volt outlets
- One 12 volt outlet
- Generous distribution of lighting fixtures throughout boat (upgraded to LED bulbs.
- 3000 watt 12v to 110v Inverter (factory option)
- (2) Shore Heating / Air conditioners. Main HVAC and dedicated aft cabin HVAC (factory option).
Electrical Appliances Added or Upgraded
- Inverterless (quiet) 12 volt TV and DVD player
- Numerous additional 12v outlets added for binnacle (table light), television/dvd station, guest smartphone and mobile VHF charging area, 12v CPAP in both staterooms, and 12v outlet in anchor locker
- (6) 12v Fans in salon and staterooms
- Added Two Engine compartment lights
- LED outdoor deck lighting fore and aft of main mast
- LED Lopolight masthead tri-color navigation and anchor lights
- LED Windex illumination (when Lopolight navigation lights on)
- LED cabin lighting
- Custom electrical system with Blue Sea Battery Switches, upgraded charging capacities (both engine alternator and shore power), nav station battery monitor, larger diameter wiring, safer fusing protection, common negative bus points to enforce accurate battery monitoring, and battery friendly smart charging regulator. Battery Management System is proven to get 9 years of battery life.
- 12 volt house battery system with battery boxes for Four Golf Cart Batteries (two are populated) and One 27 engine starting battery. This configuration supports deep discharges and fast recharging.
- Xantrex Link 20 Dual Bank Battery Monitor
- Xantrex XC5012 50 Amp 110v shore battery charger • 12v
- Balmar 70 Amp, 60 Series Alternator
- Balmar MC-612 Smart Regulator (for Alternator)
- Propane sniffer / automatic safety shutoff
- Anchor Windlass (factory upgraded in 2006 Beneteaus)
- Upgraded shower drain pump systems (more functional & no hair filter needed)
- Dual Macerators
- High water bilge alarm in cockpit
- Dual Redundant Johnson UltimaSwitch (no moving parts) bilge switches
- 2nd Bilge Pump - high capacity with dedicated plumbing and backflow protection
- Power for 6.5” mast pod displays and aft mounted radar
- Power for NMEA-2000 network at existing 12v panel
- Two Galvanic Isolators
- Custom Stainless Binnacle supports a large chartplotter and four displays, VHF, cup holders, and an awesome retractable table. The boat comes with a light that plugs into as 12v outlet to illuminate the cable to entertain guests. The chartplotter is positioned above and far forward of the wheel so that someone forward of the wheel can scoot in and operate the autopilot, check the map, collaborate with the helmsperson, and then trim the sails without ever needing to get behind the wheel. Hooks are rigged to hold garbage and recycling bags on each side of the binnacle within reach of the table.
- Forward mast mount instrument pod supports two monster 6.5” color displays and a third Raymarine i70 color instrument display.
- Custom aft antenna mast supports self leveling radar mount, AIS VHF antenna, and unrestricted view for AIS GPS antenna. All wires lead to pole base then through to weather tight hull glands to boat. Mast pivots to the rear for maintenance and for loading boat on/off travel lift.
- Unique masthead redesign features ultrasonic wind and weather sensor high above mast, out of the way of wind spilling off the genoa; LED lighting for starboard, port, stern, and anchor light; dedicated light bulb illuminates windex when nav lights are on; vhf antenna is dedicated to radio (not shared with AIS) and has upgraded cabling to attain highest range.
- Weaver Marine Dinghy Davit System. Using a davit mating attachment glued to Dinghy, floating dinghy can be attached to the rear transom, then hinged up against the transom so that it cannot collect water.
- (Optional) At additional cost, purchaser can purchase owner’s dinghy and engine, or purchase davit attachment and use their own dinghy.
- (Optional) Forespar Outboard engine hoist
- Pivoting outboard engine mount
- Upgraded Sunbrella salon cushions
- Dodger, Bimini, and canvas connector
- Retractable window shades
- Air conditioning
- Portable bluetooth speaker
- Cockpit Light attachment (12v)
- 2nd Fuel Filter, Raycor with integrated primer pump
- (2) Macerator pumps
- Indirect lighting in salon
- White hull with grey waterline and cove stripe
- Epoxy barrier coat on bottom
- Coast Guard Safety Package (anchor, chain & rode, fenders & dock lines, life jackets, flares, first aid kit, boat hook, horseshoe buoy, horn, bell)
- (3) Winch handle holders & handles
- Dinghy Davit System/Custom Swim Platform - This swim platform has an ingenious system for launching/retrieving and carrying a dinghy vertically out of the water. There are also additional nice touches if you don't need a dinghy. From left to right
- Tucked in next to the ladder is the white aft mast on a pivot so it can be raised/ lowered for maintenance.
- Silver brace is for the aft mast, positioned there to double as a hand hold for the swim ladder.
- The two attachments at the back edge are for stainless dinghy davit arms that slide and lock in (included, but stored away during picture). A matching connection on the dinghy then clips onto the stern (dinghy not included). After the side of the dinghy attaches, a line in the dinghy on the other side is pulled raising the dinghy out of the water where it sits tight against the back of the boat in a vertical position, completely out of the water and in a position that prevents accumulation of water.
- The (standard) stern seat retracts into the floor, making it easy for crew to access swim platform.
- The (standard) transom shower provides hot and cold fresh water.
- The pivoting outboard engine mount on the left is shown in its open position, it folds against the transom when not in use.
- The forespar dinghy engine hoist (not shown) is an option you can purchase from the owner at additional cost for lifting a dinghy engine on/off the engine mount down to the dinghy.
- To use the dinghy davit system you would need to:
- Purchase a dinghy like the owners that is no wider than the transom.
- Purchase the attachment points to be glued on the dinghy.
- Optionally purchase an engine.
- Optionally purchase an engine hoist.
Purchase price does include:
- Choose One Performance Propeller
- KiwiProp feathering propeller, ideal for absolute top speed while sailing
- Owner will print 100 log sheets for the helm clipboard for the new owner
- Laptop interface to electronics
- Asymmetric Cruising Chute and sock are included, but they are in need of an additional 80 foot line and large block to be useful.
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.
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