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1990 Beneteau 50' CORSAIR

$ 174,000

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CORSAIR is a 1990 Beneteau 50' Oceanis 500 (1990/2004) listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Mary-Beth Merendino. Mary-Beth can be reached at 1-423-741-1176 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Beneteau Yachts and similar boats. With over 250 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

1990/2004 Beneteau Oceanis 500


Last chance to see this boat in the water. The boat goes on the hard May 15th, Make appointment to see her today!!

Don’t let the hull age fool you, this boat went through a complete 4-Year refit/rebuild/repower beginning in 1999. She used to be a standard Oceanis 500 with 5 beds and 5 heads. She came out of the professional South Texas Yacht Service yard in 2003 as a reconfigured 2 bed, 2 ½ head sailing dream. For the past 11 years she has been owned/operated and maintained (with even further upgrades!) by a retired submarine engineer who is also a pleasure pilot. Safety and maintenance has been meticulous and well documented.

There are too many upgrades to list them all, but some of the most notable are:

  • Repowered with Westerbeke, naturally aspirated 90hp engine in 2000, top end completed in 2010
  • Upgraded to a Westerbeke 15.5kw generator with separated exhaust system which makes it super quiet! (2000)
  • A completely new navigation station layout with new AC/DC panel (2000)
  • All new tanks that increased capacities exponentially (2001)
  • All sole boards removed and completely refurbished (2000)
  • Cockpit rebuilt with Polysulfide seats (2000)
  • An engineers dream of a mechanical room with workbench, tool storage and sub panel
  • All raw water pumps are industrial grade Oberdorf’s, Fresh water pumps are Paragon Sr.
  • (4) Sea strainers are bronze
  • Laundry room
  • 6’5” Headroom
  • A huge forward master stateroom with Queen berth, 2 large cedar lined hanging lockers and lots of storage and space
  • Separate large shower with seat (starboard), separate head in master (port)
  • King sized bed in guest stateroom
  • AC units: Chilled water A/C’s - 2 compressors, 4 air handlers
  • Gunert refrigeration system (3 compressors)
  • All new electronics, except for autohelm, which works perfectly (2021-2023)
  • Upgraded rod rigging (2001) with exposed chain plates for easy inspection
  • Custom stainless steel cored rudder (2004)
  • Original crew quarters converted to huge forward hold/sail locker (2002)
  • New/additional crash bulkhead between master and sail locker (2002)
  • New sails (2015-2017)
  • New port lights and hatches (2015-2020)
  • Water maker Sea Recovery, Aqua Whisper 600 GPD
  • 200 Watt Solar
  • Starlink (2023)
  • 3000 lb. Dinghy davit system with Twin Vee 10.5 and 30hp Yamaha outboard (2014)
  • Custom made “Corsair” towel sets, and cups
  • All galley equipment, safety gear and a large inventory or spare parts


  • Price USD:$ 174,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Oceanis 500 (1990/2004)

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Fort Pierce, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 50 ft 3 in
  • Display Length: 50 ft
  • Beam: 15' 7"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 264 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 210 gals
  • Engine Details: Westerbeke 90A
  • Engine 1: 2000 5758.00 HRS 90.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

The project that made CORSAIR the boat she is today revolved around creating a very sea worthy vessel with easy sail handling systems that had a good turn of speed, as well as comfortable accommodations for extended cruising.

Starting on the forward deck, the original crews quarters was reworked to create a huge sail storage room. It is entered thru a large deck hatch then stainless steel ladder. There is plenty of room to walk around in and store the vessel's equipment in an orderly fashion. There are two "hammocks" for sail storage, a built-in dinghy O/B engine mount for storing, multiple hangers for dock lines, etc. This area has its own separate bilge pump. There is an easily rigged davit stored here and can be positioned port or starboard to help get heavy gear up to the deck. At the aft end of the forepeak, separating it from the living quarters, is a proper watertight/crash bulkhead.

Going aft, via the wide walkable deck to the spacious cockpit with dual helms, new electronics, new seat cushions (2023) covered with bimini and dodger with esinglass that is in good condition. There is a lot of storage under the seating and even a refrigerated lazeret locker! On the center line of the cockpit is a long table that has folding sides that creates a nice outside dining area. Lots of cup holders. There are new electronics (2023).

Going below deck is easy via a wide set of companionway steps that are safe to negotiate in all sea conditions. There are two sets of companionway closures, one with ventilation, one solid. Both covered with a large, wide, easy to slide see through cover.

Once below decks, forward is a HUGE owner's stateroom. There is a Queen Pulman’s style berth to port, 2 hanging lockers and many drawers lining the starboard side (all cedar lined) There are additional lockers/cubbies forward above the berth. Aft of the berth (port) is a head with electric toilet with Elecrtasan system. To starboard is a large walk-in shower with a hinged teak bench seat.

Next aft is the main salon and galley. To port is a large dining table with seating for up to 10, arranged with "U" seating outboard and a centerline settee that has access to engine underneath. The table is mounted on hydraulic mounts so that it can be raised and lowered should additional sea berths be needed. Forward of the dining table is a holding plate Gunert freezer (accessible from both top and side) with a bar above. Aft of the dining table is an 19" Jensen television.

To starboard is the galley, separated from the dining area by an "island" with storage and microwave oven. The forward area of the galley has a Gunnert holding plate refrigerator/freezer unit (accessible from the tops and sides). Outboard of the refrigerator is a dry storage locker. There is a stainless double sink and a gimbaled Stainless Princess 3-Burner stove and oven with added grab bars and pad eyes for harness. There are many storage compartments as well.

Next aft is a custom navigation station with a complete array of new electronics with easy access to well labeled panel wiring, the ships built in computer and storage space.

Aft of the nav station is the guest head and shower. Entry to the aft head is either from the main salon or through a private entrance from the aft stateroom to starboard.

The aft stateroom has a king sized bed, hanging locker and two large drawers inboard. There is additional shelving outboard aft of the hanging locker.

Across to the port side of the boat is a wet locker/room that houses the washer/dryer with storage under and forward of the unit. Through a sound insulated door there is access to the mechanical/storage room. This space is fully sound insulated and houses the generator in its sound box, air conditioner chillers compressors (2), water maker and refrigeration compressors (3) as well as other ship systems equipment. There is a work bench outboard with spare parts storage underneath, a mounted vice, and more. This is the space one always wished they had on a boat. Everything on the boat is well laid out and well labeled. There are extensive documentation and maintenance logs. The mechanics and systems are well maintained and functioning. The boat is in great condition. There are a few cosmetic blemishes here and there, but overall, she is a dry, very well maintained and beautifully laid out vessel that cruises very comfortably.

Galley/Main Salon:

The galley is to Starboard of the main salon. It is large and laid out in a manner that makes it easy to work in at sea. There is abundant storage, as well as proper refrigeration and freezer boxes that contain redundant holding plates that open from the top and the sides. Corian countertops and white Formica fronts on the lower cabinets make for easy surfaces to keep clean. The island across from the galley contains the microwave and more galley storage. With the hatch overhead and the opening ports there is good lighting and ventilation in this area.

  • Grunert holding plate refrigeration system, insulated with Glacier Bay Barrier ultra-r R-50 insulation. Side and top loading boxes. (There are 4 total holding plates, and 3 compressors aboard. 3 boxes in galley/salon areas, one in the cockpit. The 3 compressors are in mechanical room).
  • Microwave oven
  • Stainless steel double sink, Sink drainage overboard via vented loop macerator pump prevents backflow when heeled
  • Bar area with glass storage
  • Gimbaled Princess 3-Burner propane stove with oven and broiler. Custom designed Stainless sea bar in front of stove Pad eyes for galley harness.
  • Water pressure system
  • Manual foot pump for freshwater
  • Manual foot pump for salt water
  • Stainless steel vertical handrail on the center line

The main salon is to Port. There is a huge U-Shaped banquet and a bench seat with a large table between them. The table is on an electrical hydraulic scissor lift. This converts to an extra king sized bunk when needed. There are many storage compartments and cabinets that have been custom designed with beautiful woodwork. There is extra storage underneath seating.

  • 19” Jensen TV
  • 12v Fans
  • Dimming recessed lighting
  • Sony stereo system with amplifier. There are 8 Bose speakers throughout the boat, each room/area has volume controls. There are 6 below deck speakers and 2 in the cockpit.
  • Many port lights, glass replaced 2015-2020
  • (2) Large Lewmar hatches New 2015-2020
  • Concealed areas for weapon storage

Master Stateroom:

The master stateroom is comprised of what used to be two staterooms, so the space is huge, and custom designed with comfort and storage for long-term living and cruising in mind.

  • Queen Pullman style bunk to port
  • (4) Hanging lockers (2 are huge!) cedar lined
  • (5) Drawers, cedar lined
  • (5) Storage cabinets
  • 12v Fans
  • Opening hatches and port lights
  • Dimming recessed lighting
  • Aft port is the head: electric with Electrosan waste treatment system. Vanity with ample lighting.
  • Aft starboard is the separate shower with folding Teak bench. Overhead lighting. Teak grate floor.

Guest Stateroom:

The aft stateroom is to starboard. Has private access the day wet head.

  • King sized bunk
  • Hanging locker
  • (2) Drawers
  • Opening port light
  • Wet head with port light, electric head with Electrasan waste treatment system, vanity and overhead lighting

Forward Storage Room:

This used to be crew quarters, so it is very roomy and a functioning space aboard. It is accessed from the deck via a large hatch and you ascend via a stainless steel ladder mounted to the crash bulkhead that separates this area from the master stateroom.

  • (2) Hammock type “shelves” that store extra sails
  • Built-In outboard motor mount (for long term storage out of weather if needed)
  • Multiple hangers for extra dock lines and fender storage
  • Storage of an easy to assemble davit that can be used to hoist heavy items onto or off deck
  • Bilge pump
  • Air Draft: mast height 64’6” (plus 3’ VHF flexible antenna)
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit
  • Side stanchions with double lifelines Rails P&S at mast
  • Maxwell Windlass Model VW2200 (short link 7/16" chain) (spare motor also)
  • Custom stainless steel double anchor roller
  • (2) 66 lb. Spade anchor’s, one solid stainless steal
  • 100' 7/16 Chain
  • 200' of 3/4" Nylon rode
  • FX-37 Fortress Anchor (as spare)
  • 12'7/16 Chain
  • (9) Navigation lights
  • Spreader lights
  • Rod rigging (2001) oversized
  • Switlick Parachute Co. SAR-6 Mk-II life raft (new fall 2007) (re-certified fall 2008)
  • Complete new/improved rudder in 2004 with sleeved rudder post and improved bearing system, rudder built with stainless steel shaft and backbone. Shaft is 1 3/4” dripless with collar lock.
  • Feathering 3-Blade bronze propeller
  • Large dodger with large opening center window Full bimini with connecting flap
  • Sail cover that protects lower mast
  • Full complement of deck/running hardware (2000-2015 updated as needed)
  • Custom stainless steel mast foot
  • Cockpit cushions (2023)
  • Flare light (CG approved device)
  • Offshore quality life jackets
  • MAINSAIL: 493 sq ft Full Batten Doyl with slides for STRONG Track Doyle Stack-Pak (2017)
  • GENOA: 125%
  • RF STAYSAIL: 473 sq ft 1.7oz Dacron with intergral Harken (Model 1851) Rollerby Shore/North
  • STORM SAIL: 196 sq ft 13.0 oz Dacron with integral headstay by Shore/North
  • ALL PURPOSE SYMMETRICAL SPINNAKER: 2,089 sq ft 0.75 oz Triradial Nylon by Shore/North with ATN Chute/case
  • Hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Aluminum keel stepped mast
  • Aluminum boom Stainless rod rigging
  • All cold heads replaced in 2000
  • Manual boom vang 12:1 purchase
  • Tides STRONG Track new (2016)
  • Harken mainsheet traveler with tackle
  • Pro-Furl genoa roller furling (new 200 overhauled fall 2006)
  • (2) Lewmar #66ST primary winches
  • (1) Lewmar #50ST halyard/reefing winch on coachtop/in cockpit starboard side
  • (1) Anderson #52ST electric main halyard winch (on coachtop in cockpit) port side
  • (2) Lewmar #32ST secondary halyard winch and reefing line winch
  • Lewmar 30 roller furling line winch
  • Heavy duty double turning blocks with built in sheet stoppers
  • Harken genoa tracks with 4:1 purchase car position lines
  • Spinnaker pole (deck mounted)
  • Main Halyard
  • Back up main halyard
  • Port and starboard Jib Halyards
  • 3000 lb. Dinghy davit system (2014)
  • Twin Vee 10’5” tender with 30 HP outboard (2014)
  • Stainless steel swim ladder
  • Sugar scoop style transom with Hot and cold shower. Lazarette with propane storage. (3 tanks)
  • Double wheels at helm station with independent steering quadrants for each wheel
  • Additionally the autopilot is connected to its own tiller arm, offering an extremely high level of redundancy

The electronics package's redundancy allows sharing of all information from below deck and its presentation in the cockpit. Most of the electronics updated between 2021 and 2023.

Radar/Chartplotter data is networked through Raymarine's HSB (High Speed Bus) for use at either Nav Station or Cockpit (both displays can also be used to display Sea Talk data) DGPS data is further available in NMEA/RS 232 format for (redundant) use with a computer.

  • QUESTUS self-leveling radar mount
  • Radar Raymarine Quantum (2023)
  • Raymarine 12V Type 2 Linear Drive with type 300 Corepack Autopilot drive unit
  • ST 6001+A/P Control Unit
  • ST600R Handheld Control Unit
  • (1) Raymarine G-170 remote display to send ship's computer data to the cockpit
  • Raymarine ITC5 Transducer controller (2023)
  • Raymarine Axiom Remote Display control (2023)
  • Raymarine Axiom pro MFD screens: 12” and two 9” at Nav desk, 12” and 9” in cockpit (2023)
  • (2) I 70’s display’s, one at Nav desk, one in cockpit (2023)
  • AMEC 108 AIS x ponder with output to the Raymarine network and to the ship's computer
  • WEATHER DATA: WxWorx, Inc.; Master Mariner supplied via XM satelite radio and displayed on the ship's computer
  • 19" Jensen television
  • Icom IC M504 VHF and Icom IC-802 SSB
  • Flat screen computer monitor nav area wired to ships computer
  • Wireless keyboard and mouse
  • Starlink Rv model (2022)

The electrical system was designed and installed as an overall package at the time of the refit. The systems allow for several sources of power and are all done with quality equipment. The breaker boards and switch compartment are set up for easy service. All is well labeled and neat.

  • 12VDC Electrical system
  • 110 VAC Electrical system
  • Westerbeke Generator (2000) 15.0 15KW with generator separating exhaust system, which makes it super quiet. 5,760 hours ( A complete top end job was done at 4,400 in 2014 and in 2017 a new power head was installed. There are extensive maintenance logs)
  • Generator sound box
  • 200 Watt solar with charge control
  • Electrical sub panel in maintenance room
  • One 50 ft. 100 amp shore cord One 25 ft. 100 amp cord
  • BATTERY CHARGERS: 1 x Ample Technology Model PSC 55-12
  • (2) Xantrex 60 amps (2014-2018) (plus a new spare aboard)
  • SMART ALTERNATOR REGULATOR: Ample Technology Model SARV3-12
  • MAIN ENGINE HIGH OUTPUT ALTERNATOR: Balmar 210 amp (1 new summer 2007, second one rebuilt summer 2007, on board spare)
  • Inverter: Trace Engineering Model U2512 x 2 for a combined 5000 Watts
  • 120 VAC for the nav station is supplied by a 1000 watt PROSine 1000 True Sine Wave Inverter
  • Batteries: 3 X 4D gel House (2021)
  • (1) Series group 31 gel engine start (2021)
  • (1) Group 31 gel (Windless) (2021)
  • (1) Series 24 AGM Generator starting (2021)
  • Blue Seas custom electrical panels
  • Blue Seas Monitors

The mechanical systems in the boat are of the best quality and installed in a manner allowing easy access for service. The key word through-out this boat is redundancy where ever possible. There is an inventory of spare parts for much of the equipment. The systems were put into service in 2000.

Engine: Westerbeke 90A installed new in 2000. Top end rebuild in 2010. 3,400 hours. There is extensive maintenance logs onboard.

  • Three Grunert refrigeration compressors (two Model AC 475 3/4 HP compressors each making a single pass through the holding plates offering redundancy
  • Two 16,000 BTU Marine Air Compact chillers for the air conditioning system
  • Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper 600gpd watermaker model SRC AWM 600-1 (new membrain 2021)
  • Two oil change systems (one for main engine, one for generator)
  • Fuel polishing system
  • Racor fuel filters
  • Custom engine bed
  • FillRite fuel transfer system
  • (2) Raritan electric toilets plumbed to Raritan Lectra-San units also valved to a holding tank or overboard discharge
  • All pumps are industrial grade
  • Four bronze sea strainers
  • Grohmix Thermal shower valves
  • Stainless steel sinks in heads
  • GROHE Europlus II Chrome head faucets
  • Extensive spare parts
  • Holding tanks 37 gallons (1 9 gal aft; l 28 gal fwd; both with deck discharge and macerator pump-overbord discharge polypropylene)
  • Fuel tanks: 210 gallons (2 x 77 gal. aft;1 x 60 gal fwd.) Aluminum
  • Water tanks: 264 gallons (2 x 77 gal. aft 2 x 55 gal. fwd.) Integral fiberglass
  • (3) Aluminum propane tanks in locker on transom with venting overboard
  • 6-Gallon Kuma water heater (2017)
  • Splendide Comb-o-matic 5200 washer/dryer (2018)
  • Hand pumps on the head sinks

This boat must be listed as a 1990 Beneteau Oceanis 500, but it looks, feels and sails and equipped more like a hand-built boat in a professional yard. Anyone in the engineering field, pilot, professional captain, etc., will see that this boat is laid out and equipped with long term cruising/circumnavigating and safety first in mind. She is a dry boat. No leaks. There are a few small spots that need some cosmetic updating, and the rigging is surpassing the 10 year mark, but with the meticulous care that has been given in the past 11 years by the current owner, who is a retired submarine engineer and pilot, the new owner of this boat will be getting one heck of a deal at this price point. There are many spare parts and extra’s aboard including, but not limited to: For engine; starter, fuel lift pump, alternator regulator. For the generator: starter, alternator, and complete remote-control panel. For the Auto pilot: linear drive assembly and complete remote-control head. There are also loads of maintenance documentation and log books.

  • Seller's Personal Belongings and Some Tools

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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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