These don’t come up that often, especially Beneteau 423s that are rigged for offshore cruising, with tall rig and deep keel. Mostly Mischief is in a class all on her own. Designed by the renown Groupe Finot for comfort and speed, built in 2004 launched in 2005, this vessel is sure to please.
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Access to below decks is via the companionway with five contoured steps topped with non-skid for safety. The companionway steps are flanked on either side by bulkheads which are fitted with handholds for increased security underway. The interior is finished in varnished African Mahogany with generous use of solid trim.
The counters and shelves are fitted with fiddles which double as hand holds. The deck head is finished in white with combined fiberglass and vinyl finishes. There are numerous hatches and skylights which provide ventilation and when combined with the light upholstery make for a very bright interior. There are curtains or blinds fitted for all ports and screens for those which open.
Recessed lighting is placed throughout which the owner has replaced with LED fixtures for enhanced energy independence. Task lighting and reading lights have been thoughtfully placed throughout the boat. The interior is heated with a Hurricane Zephyr System. Headroom is 6’4” in the galley and salon area tapering toward the bow.
The Forward Stateroom has a centerline double berth with coil spring mattress and memory foam topper. Large storage drawers are located beneath the berth and additional storage under the mattress. There are ventilated lockers port and starboard and to port a hanging locker and settee. The ensuite head is aft and to starboard and has a stall shower.
The Main Salon has a large oval dinette to starboard with a bench seat on centerline. The veneered table can be lowered converting it to a double berth.
Opposite to port is a settee and forward facing Nav. Station with chart storage under the hinged lid. The contoured navigator’s seat lifts to allow access to a handy bin. Outboard is a panel which holds the Radar, VHF, inverter/ charger control panel and the controls for the entertainment system. Further aft is the DC breaker panel and Xantrex propane control system.
The companionway steps lift on gas struts to allow access to the engine and battery compartments. Additional access is provided through removable panels in the galley and the aft cabin.
Aft to port beside the companionway is the access to the Aft Stateroom. The Aft Stateroom has a very large transverse double bunk and a head which can be accessed from either the stateroom or the salon. The aft head is fitted with a hanging rod so that it may double as a wet locker.
To starboard beside the companionway is the Galley. The galley is bright, and open to the rest of the salon yet designed to be safe in a seaway. Furthest aft is the refrigeration with front opening fridge and huge top loading freezer. Next forward is a double stainless steel, under counter mounted sink. The forward end of the counter has storage bins accessible from the top or the front of the cabinets. As with the rest of the boat, storage is copious and well thought out.
The cockpit is spacious and comfortable and the full enclosure is a season extending plus. A table with removable folding leafs occupies the center of the cockpit and doubles as a foot brace while healed. The T shape of the after part of the cockpit allows for maneuvering around the wheel and has comfortable out board seating with good visibility while steering. The Lewmar steering pedestal houses the engine controls, compass and electronics including a Raymarine 530 chart plotter and auxiliary vhf.
On deck storage is amazing with a large lazarette under the starboard cockpit seat with “climb into” volume that is the perfect storage area for larger items such as folding bikes, folding kayaks and the like. A large shelf runs under the deck edge for close at hand storage of smaller items. A propane locker is located beneath the port side helm seat. Another locker in the swim step is currently used to store outboard fuel. More storage can be found under the cockpit seating.
The Oceanair 290 rigid inflatable dingy hangs on a davit system.The scooped transom provides a boarding or swim platform.
Moving forward on deck is made safer due to the teak capped bulwarks which also help to stiffen the hull deck joint. Wide side decks and a wedge shaped trunk cabin make for a spacious foredeck. A huge anchor locker houses the Lewmar electric windlass and 75 feet of chain and 225 feet of rode with anchor wash down.
The Groupe Finot designed hull features the optional deep fin keel and high aspect carbon rudder and rudder stock. A D/L ratio of around 150, long waterline and broad aft sections provide a good turn of speed on or off the wind. The boat is well balanced and good mannered on all points of sail.
All control lines are led back to the cockpit through Spinlock line clutches to upgraded Lewmar 44 self-tailing winches. The primary winches ,again upgraded to lewmar 54’s, are mounted within easy reach of the helm. All standing rigging is SS 1X19 wire.
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