Mark Cameron Yachts

Beneteau Oceanis 423


Rare two cabin layout



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelBeneteau Oceanis 423
DesignerGroupe Finot
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeFin Keel


EngineYanmar 4JH4E marine diesel. 54hp @ 3000rpm 4 Cylinder, naturally aspirated, direct injection, indirectly cooled. Kanzaki mechanical marine gearbox
Fuel Capacity200l


Drinking Water Capacity500l


Rare to find in the UK, TARTAN PIMPERNELL is the two cabin Owner’s version of the popular Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 423. Offering spacious accommodation for 6 with two large double cabins, both providing en-suite access to heads and an occasional double in the saloon. The forward cabin provides a spacious owners cabin boasting and en-suite heads with separate shower stall.

With just her second owner since leaving the factory TARTAN PIMPERNELL has been fitted out for short handed sailing, with her original and current owners predominately cruising with just two aboard. Inventory highlights include:

Yanmar 4JH4E marine diesel, serviced April 2023
Flex-O-Fold 3 blade, bronze folding propeller
Lewmar TT185, 4kW GEN2 bow thruster (2020)
Automatic battery charger
Solar Panel with digital controller
2000w sinewave inverter
Raymarine ST60+ navigation instruments
Raymarine E80 Classic MFD with plotter and radar functionality
Icom M-330 DSCVHF (2022)
AIS Transciever (2022)
ENO 2 burner, grill and oven, gas galley stove.
Panasonic Combi Microwave/Grill (2022)
Two fridges
Webasto blown air heating system
‘PERFORMANCE PACK’ mast +0.7m on standard mast
Standing rigging fully replaced in 2019
Dyneema halyard for mainsail and genoa (2021)
White dacron with white UV stripe. 106%, roller reefing. (2021)
Harken electric halyard winch
Genoa turning blocks upgraded to Harken items (2021)

Currently lying on her summer berth in Tarbert Harbour, Loch Fyne the Beneteau 423 TARTAN PIMPERNEL is still being enjoyed by her owner and is available for viewing only by prior appointment.

A beautiful silhouette, plentiful space and light, pleasant and high-performance, the Oceanis Clipper 423 combines everything that is necessary for the pleasure of the skippers. The large standard draught ensures great stability and the interior space provides comfort and privacy for the owners.


RCD Status:
We understand the yacht was constructed in accordance with the RCD and coded as Category A.

Hull Construction:
Single piece GRP hull moulding.
Sandwich construction above the waterline, solid GRP through the keel pan.
GRP moulded internal structural matrix fully bonded to hull moulding.
Plywood bulkheads bonded into hull matrix.
Gelcoat finish with boot top and coveline.
Underwater hull soda blasted to remove antifouling 2021
2 coats of epoxy applied to underwater hull 2021
Antifouled below waterline.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP deck moulding with integral coachroof, cockpit and transom.
GRP sandwich construction with reinforcement in way of deck fittings.
Teak laid decks to finish foredecks, side decks, cockpit sole and seating.
Textured non-slip GRP finish to coachroof top.
Aft coachroof deck hatches replaced 2019
Saloon skylight removed and re-bedded 2019
Opening aft coachroof portlights replaced 2021

Cast iron ballast keel.
Stainless steel keel studs.

Single spade rudder.
GRP moulded


Engine & gearbox:
Yanmar 4JH4E marine diesel.
54hp @ 3000rpm
4 Cylinder, naturally aspirated, direct injection, indirectly cooled.
Kanzaki mechanical marine gearbox.

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine last serviced April 2023
Cruising speed 7kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel propeller shaft.
Flexible watercooled style sterngland.
Cutlas bearing replaced 2020
Flex-O-Fold 3 blade, bronze folding propeller
Goiot pedestal with side folding stainless steel wheel.
Cable steering system.
Emergency tiller assembly.

Raymarine S3 SmartPilot system
Raymarine ST6001 control head.
Hydraulic drive unit with ram connected direct to quadrant

Bow Thruster:
Lewmar TT185, 4kW GEN2 bow thruster (2020)
Lewmar variable speed controller mounted on pedestal


Voltage systems:
12vDC onboard power
240vDC shore power

Shore Power:
Factory installed system.
Single 16amp connection lead.
Hardwired system with RCD protection.
Sockets throughout accommodation.

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12v 110ah lead acid. (2021)
Domestic Battery – 3x 12v 140ah lead acid. (2018)

Hardwired 240V charger with circuit breaker protection.
Dolphin 12v / 20amp.

Solar Panels:
2x deck mounted panels – 1 inoperatvie. (2019)
MT50 solar charge controller with battery voltage display (2019)

Single engine driven alternator, 12v, 80amp.
Alternator reconditioned in 2022
Adverc smart alternator controller
Charge splitting diode

Mastersine Inverter
12VDC – 230VAC, 2000w

Other Electrical:
12VDC charging socket fitted at pedestal in cockpit


Fresh Water:
Fully pressurised hot and cold water system.
Hot water provided by engine or Webasto heater heated calorifier.
Facuets in Forward heads, galley and aft heads.
Manually pumped cold freshwater tap in galley.
Hot and cold water deck shower on transom

Black Water:
Holding tank for aft heads.
Tank discharging by gravity overboard or via deck suction.

Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump, located in cockpit.
Electric bilge pump x2 both with auto/manual switching


Single plastic tank.
Total capacity approximately 200ltr.

Fresh Water:
Two individual plastic tanks plumbed together.
Combined capacity approximately 500 ltrs.

Single insulated calorifier
Heated by engine coolant or dedicated diesel fired Webasto heater.

Holding Tank:
Single plastic tank.
Approximately 40ltr capacity

Tank Monitoring:
Analogue fuel tank gauge at ships switch panel.
Analogue water tank gauge at ships switch panel.


On Deck:
Depth Sounder – Raymarine ST60+ Tri-data display. New depth transducer fitted 2021.
Speed/Log – Raymarine ST60+ Tri-data display
Wind Instrument – Raymarine ST60+
Plotter/Radar – Raymarine E80 Classic MFD with Raymarine 2kw radome scanner
Magnetic Compass – Plastimo Olympic 135

Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – Icom M-330 DSCVHF (2022)
AIS – Transceiver (2021)
Navtex – NX300 Navtex


Cooker - ENO 2 burner, grill and oven, gas galley stove.
Combi Microwave/Grill - Panasonic NN-GD37HS 240vDC (2022)
Fridge 1 - Front loading Frigoboat refrigerator
Fridge 2 – Top loading built-in fridge
Top loading cool box.

2x Jabsco twist and lock type, manual marine toilets.

Heating & Ventilation:
Webasto Airtop 5000 diesel fired blown air cabin heater.
Outlets in forward cabin, heads, saloon, and aft cabin.
Thermostatic cabin controller.
Webasto water heater, heating the calorifier only.
Both Webasto units professionally serviced in 2020

Overhead lighting in all cabins.
Reading lights over bunks in forward and aft cabins.
Red lighting over chart table
Low level courtesy lighting in cockpit

JVC Radio/CD/USB/Bluetooth head unit in saloon.
Speakers in saloon and cockpit.


Summary of Accommodation:
Owners cabin layout.
Master cabin forward with en-suite heads.
Large open plan saloon.
Second heads aft.
Large double aft cabin.

Accommodation Finish:
Joinery work constructed in sapele/mahogany veneered plywood with solid trims.
Moulded plastic, white head and hull lining.
Hardwood veneer finished soleboards throughout, stripped and re-varnished 2023
Lightly patterned blue upholstery.
Curtains fitted to portholes and portlights. Blinds in way of hatches.
Heads constructed from easy clean plastic mouldings.
Memory foam mattress topper in forward cabin

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward/Master Cabin:
Master cabin.
Large centrally located double bunk.
Standing room aft of bunk.
Small bench settee aft to port.
Short shelves outboard, aft of bunk.
Drawers beneath aft end up bunk.
Hanging locker and storage lockers aft and outboard.
En-suite heads.

Forward (en-suite) Heads:
Large dedicated compartment, accessed through forward cabin.
Inboard facing manual marine toilet forward.
Shower stall aft with dedicated mixer shower head.
Wash hand basin and vanity unit outboard, forward with mono mixer tap.
Storage within vanity unit.

Main Saloon:
Large and open plan, spanning full beam of the boat.
Wrap around u-shaped settee to starboard.
Offset, removable saloon table to starboard.
Centreline located bench seat.
Small bench settee to port.
U-shaped settee can convert to a double bunk when required.
Storage lockers and shelves outboard of seating above seat backs.
Storage lockers behind seat backs and within centreline bench seat.
Portlights in hull and overhead on coachroof providing natural light.
Opening deck hatches for ventilation.

Navigation Station:
Located aft of port settee with saloon space.
Forward facing navigators seat and chart table.
Storage for charts within table, bosuns drawers beneath.
Ships switch panel outboard with chart plotter VHF mounted forward.

Located to starboard of companionway and extending aft along starboard side.
Large U-shaped galley with wrap around, fiddle edged worktop.
Worktop forward with storage drawers and lockers beneath.
Galley stove outboard.
Double stainless steel sink aft of stove outboard.
Large top loading fridge aft, below large worktop area.
Front loading fridge below aft section of worktop.

Aft Heads:
Located to port of companionway.
Jack and Jill access from saloon or aft cabin.
Large dedicated compartment.
Inboard/aft facing manual marine toilet forward.
Toilet discharging overboard or to holding tank.
Wash hand basin and vanity unit outboard, forward with mono mixer tap, doubling as showerhead.
Storage within vanity unit.

Aft Cabin:
Accessed from port side of companionway steps.
Large double bunk extending inboard beneath cockpit.
Standing room at forward end of cabin.
Shelf running length of bunk outboard.
Hanging locker and storage cave type lockers forward, outboard.


Deck stepped, masthead sloop rig.
‘PERFORMANCE PACK’ mast +0.7m on standard mast
Double, aft swept spreader, silver anodised alloy mast and spars, manufactured by Z-Spars.
Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel wire.
Standing rigging fully replaced in 2019
Facnor SD180 roller reefing system on forestay for genoa. Top swivel replaced 2022
Slab reefing mainsail
Rod kicker.
Alloy tube type chafe protectors on cap shrouds.
Dyneema halyard for genoa and mainsail (2021)
Genoa sheets replaced with new items

Primary winches – 2x Harken 53.2 self-tailing, two-speed
Halyard winches – 1x Harken, electric 40 self-tailing, two-speed. 1x Harken 40 self-tailing, two-speed.

Mainsail – White dacron slab reefing. 3 reefs, fully battened. Elvstrom (2005)
Genoa – White dacron with white UV stripe. 106%, roller reefing. (2021)
Genoa – White dacron with white UV stripe. 140%, roller reefing. Elvstrom (2005)

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – Delta plough anchor on chain and warp rode.
Electric Windlass – Leroy Somer electric windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum. Push button controls on windlass with second remote control station at helm.
Mooring Warps – Selection
Fenders - Selection

Canvas Work:
Sprayhood – Blue canvas, windows forward.
Cockpit Tent – Blue Canvas, windows port, starboard and aft.
Pedestal Cover – Blue Canvas, fits with wheel folded to side.
Sprayhood and cockpit tent serviced and re-proofed by sailmaker in 2022

Teak capping rail running length of decks outboard.
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails.
Deck mounted, stainless steel stanchions supporting guardwires.
Guardwires fully replaced 2020
Guard wire gates port and starboard aft.
Double stemhead roller.
Below deck level self-draining anchor locker, windlass located within locker.
Cap rail mounted alloy mooring cleats forward, midships and aft.
Solar panel mounted on coachroof top forward of mast
Amoit mainsheet track, coachroof mounted.
Amoit genoa tracks.
Coachroof mounted deck organisers running lines and halyards aft.
Stainless steel hoops protecting coachroof mounted dorade ventilators.
11x Spinlock rope clutches for lines and halyards lead aft to cockpit.
Bench seating to port and starboard side of cockpit
Cockpit lockers beneath aft ends of port and starboard seats
Seating wrapping around helm aft with fold-up central section to create walk-thru transom
Lazzarette lockers beneath port and starboard aft seats with self-draining gas locker outboard aft to port
Steering pedestal with NavPod containing plotter and instrument displays.
Fixed cockpit table forward of pedestal with fold-out leaves, storage within central section of table.
Genoa turning blocks upgraded to Harken items (2021)
Outboard storage bracket mounted on starboard aft rail
Fold down swimming ladder mounted on transom


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Low level navigation lights.
Mast mounted steaming light.
Mast head anchor light.
All navigation lights are LED

Life saving:
Horseshoe life buoy.
Inflatable DanBouy module
Inflatable Horseshoe Bouy module
Canvas jackstays.
Dual Watch gas and Co2 alarm system

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice

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