BVI Yacht Charters, Ltd.
Gitana is the newest Beneteau model, a 42 foot design from Group Finot, world-renowned naval architects. The 423 features a fold-down swim platform and a slide-away top deck section. When in sailing trim the transom is solid and has the classic stern shape, with the added advantage that you can place a properly sized name across the transom. When you wish to use the stern for boarding or swimming, it is a simple matter to convert. You slide the top deck section forward and fold down the transom deck, providing a sizable platform with fold-down swim ladder. Further, instead of climbing a ladder down to the platform, the transom has large molded steps for safe passage. Best of all, this arrangement provides a very spacious aft deck for lounging, sunbathing or deck chairs. The aft deck is a great place for mom and dad (or grandmother and grandfather) to perch on a lounge chair while watching the kids swim off the stern, or the sun fade over the horizon.
Specifications: Builder: Beneteau VHF Radio, GPS Cabins: 3 Electric Windlass Heads: 2 Battened main with lazy jacks Showers: 3 Roller furling Genoa Loa: 43'2" Electric Windlass Beam: 12'11" BBQ Grill Draft: 6'11" Dinghy & Outboard Water: 154 Gal. Shoreside AC Fuel: 53 Gal. Engine: 55 HP Volvo Year: 2005