Beneteau – Sense 50

Rhode Island, United States

Discover the epitome of sailing luxury, the 2011 Beneteau Sense 50. This exceptional yacht seamlessly combines elegance, comfort, and performance sailing, offering an unparalleled experience on the water.

This particular SENSE 50 has been equipped, maintained and updated such that we believe there is no other SENSE 50 ever sold in the USA that equals her sailing performance.  The sail inventory alone costs in excess of $65,000 and in very good condition.

For example, the owner replaced the shoal draft standard keel with a slightly deeper keel, reducing weight by about 2,000 # and hence better up wind performance.   The shoal keel is still available in the event a buyer wants that included, but not installed.

This and was purchased new by the current owner in 2013. She has a large open cockpit that flows seamlessly into the main salon, creating a unique indoor/outdoor living experience. The expansive main salon is flooded with natural light and has a wide layout similar to large catamarans. With two generous private cabins with their own heads, a comfortable private office that can be converted into a sleeping cabin, and a crew berth in the port cockpit locker, C’est Bon is the ideal boat for luxury liveaboard cruising and working remotely.

The many factory options include air conditioning and heating, a Northern Lights 7KW generator, dishwasher, microwave, electrically lifting saloon and cockpit dinettes, electrically lifting saloon TV, stack pack mainsail cover with lazy jacks, an extensive sail inventory including spinnakers, Code 0, and staysails, an upgraded Dock & Go joystick docking system, electric winches, and custom bedding.



She has been lovingly maintained and regularly updated from new by her experienced owner. While used primarily for day sailing, she is also configured for offshore and inshore racing, with an entire inventory of North Racing Sails (3Di Main & Jib, A2, Code Zero, spinnaker staysail, genoa staysail, and storm jib and trysail), upgraded electronics, a performance rig, and all the required safety equipment for offshore racing. The many upgrades have produced a high-performance cruising yacht that can win races and will get you to your destination quickly and effortlessly.

Recent Upgrades Include:

  • Topsides painted with Awlgrip Shark Grey in 2015 and touched up and clear coated in 2023.
  • Bottom painted with Pettit Black Widow racing bottom paint in 2022.
  • New Yanmar Sail Drive; replaced only because the owner did not like the “dock N go” saildrive originally supplied by Beneteau.   
  • All air conditioning units refurbished and new air handler installed in saloon in 2023.
  • Complete main engine service in 2023.
  • Electric winches and windlass serviced in 2022.
  • New electric head pumps installed in 2023.
  • Northern Lights 7KW Generator installed in 2019.
  • New microwave installed in 2023 

Additional Improvements

  • Custom Rear Arch with hoist for dinghy and houses the Satellite Radio Dome and solar panels
  • All winches are electric
  • S&S Fabrics Custom Bedding
  • S&S Fabric Stack-Pack
  • S&S Fabrics custom Bimini and Dodger
  • Highland Inflatable Dinghy & Honda outboard included

No insurance claims or groundings of this SENSE 50.  Never chartered and shows well.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


50.08 ft
Length Overall
50.08 ft
Waterline Length
46.08 ft
15.83 ft
Max Draft
6.92 ft
Dry Weight
31,195 lb
Cabins Count

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : Yanmar
  • Model : 4JH4TCE
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 75 hp
  • Type : Inboard
Total Engine Power
75 hp


Fuel Tanks
Fuel Tank Capacity
110 gal
Water Tanks
Water Tank Capacity
140 gal
Holding Tank Count
Holding Tank Capacity
40 gal


Heads Count
Boat Class
Cruisers, Racers and Cruisers

Additional Info


The expansive cockpit provides the ultimate entertaining area with cockpit cushions and a generous folding leaf dinette that electrically converts to a spacious sun lounger at the press of a button. The twin helms feature modern electronics, with the Dock & Go joystick control making even the most challenging berthing situation a breeze! Designed to be easily managed by a cruising couple, or even single handed, the sailing systems offer simplicity and ease of handling. For those who appreciate performance, C’est Bon is optimized for fast passage making and occasional racing with a full inventory of North racing sails, a taller performance rig, and deeper performance keel.

  • Shark Grey Awlgrip hull – painted 2015 and touched up and clear coated in 2023
  • Teak cockpit
  • Custom Rear Arch with hoist for dinghy and houses the Satellite Radio Dome and solar panels
  • Twin steering wheels with consoles & lifting helm seats
  • Electric primary winches ( H60.2STCE/H60.2STC)
  • Electric coach roof halyard winch
  • Starboard wood cockpit table that can be transformed into sun-bathing area
  • Port cockpit table with fold-away seat
  • Cockpit cushions
  • PMMA powered folding companionway door in cockpit sole
  • Custom bimini and dodger by S&S Fabrics 
  • 2 x cockpit awnings (one for in port and one when underway)
  • Cockpit lighting integrated in fixed arch
  • Stainless steel forward pulpit
  • 2 x fixed stainless steel pushpits
  • Stainless steel backrests fitted to helm seats
  • 1 x lifebuoy bracket
  • 1 x outboard engine bracket
  • 1 x flag pole socket
  • Double guardrail and stainless steel stanchions - Opening to port and to starboard in guardrail
  • 2 x stainless steel handrails on deck
  • 2 x stainless steel handrails on fixed arch
  • Electrically operated fully opening transom, convertible into swim platform
  • 6-man Winslow liferaft (12-man liferaft available) 



Step inside through the electrically operated companionway door and three easy steps to discover an interior designed by Nauta, featuring clean white finishes, exquisite woodwork, and recessed lighting. The accommodation is designed for luxurious long-range cruising and features a 3-cabin layout with an owner's suite forward with a deluxe ensuite bathroom, a double guest cabin to port with private access to the guest bathroom, and a private office to starboard with a stowable mattress. The dinette also converts to a double berth when additional accommodation is required.

  • Interior design : Nauta Design
  • Three steps connect the cockpit to the interior creating a unique indoor/outdoor living experience.
  • Surrounded by windows, the interior is bathed in natural light and provides a panoramic view of the horizon.
  • 2 private cabins with their own heads, and 1 office that can be converted to a sleeping cabin. 
  • Extra crew cabin accessed from cockpit (A/C and heating).
  • Alpi walnut woodwork
  • Rovere Aleve Parquet type laminated floorboard
  • Padded upholstery in salon and cabins (Beige)
  • Fabric upholstery in the salon
  • Marine mattresses with custom microfiber covers by S&S Fabrics
  • Lee cloths on all bunks
  • TV that recesses into center storage unit
  • Stereo


  • Headroom: 6' 5"
  • 2 Leather covered stainless steel guard rails


  • Headroom: 6' 5"
  • A full beam salon and wraparound view paired with the comfortable settee and oversized galley, makes the Sense 50’s interior comparable to that of a catamaran.
  • U-shaped saloon bench
  • Varnished wooden saloon table with inlay and aluminum legs.
  • 1 central unit with folding bench seat and storage space and bar
  • Cubby hole lockers and storage along the hull
  • Storage under bench seats
  • 1 x hull porthole with curtain
  • 1 x fixed deck house side window with concertina blind
  • 1 x fixed wrap-around window to cockpit
  • 1 x flush deck hatch with blind / mosquito net


The spacious and well appointed owner’s suite has a queen size island berth, full ensuite bathroom with separate shower compartment, electric toilet and vanity, and plenty of storage for longer stays on board.

  • Headroom: 6' 5"
  • Central double bed (2.00 m x 1.00/1.50 m), slatted bed base, 2 Hanger closets, cupboard, cubby hole lockers, glove boxes - 3 Drawers
  • Mirror
  • 2 hull portholes with curtain
  • 2 Opening deck hatch with blind / mosquito nets


  • Headroom: 6' 6"
  • Private entrance through forward cabin
  • Separate molded shower, shower mixer tap hot/cold water, and shower screen in PMMA
  • Electric marine toilet
  • Washbasin - Synthetic resin worktop - mixing tap hot water / cold water
  • 2 x mirrors
  • Toilet accessories: Glass holder, Soap tray, Towel rail, Bin, Paper dispenser
  • Cupboard and cubby hole
  • 2 flush deck hatches with blinds / mosquito nets


A private guest double cabin to port features a wide berth, plenty of storage space, and private access to the generous guest bathroom.

  • Headroom: 6' 5"
  • Double bed (2 m x 1.60 m)
  • Hanging locker, cupboards, lockers and cubby holes
  • 1 x hull porthole with curtain
  • 1 x opening porthole with curtain
  • 2 x opening deck hatches with blind / mosquito nets


  • Headroom: 6' 8"
  • Access by passageway - Private entrance through port cabin
  • Separate shower, shower mixer tap hot / cold water, shower screen in PMMA
  • Electric marine toilet
  • 1 x rigid holding tank 80 L
  • Washbasin - Synthetic resin worktop - mixing tap hot water / cold water
  • 1 x Mirror
  • Glass holder, soap tray, towel rail, bin, paper dispenser.
  • Cupboard and cubby hole
  • 1 x fitted deckhouse side window with curtain
  • 1 x opening deck hatch with shutter / mosquito net


  • Headroom: 6' 5"
  • Sliding entrance door
  • Desk
  • Lockers with shelves
  • Removable seating
  • Mattress stored in a dedicated locker and used to convert the table into an occasional berth (6’7’’ x 1’5’’ - 2’11’)
  • 1 x flush deck hatch with blind / mosquito net
  • 1 x hull porthole with curtain


Superbly appointed galley with stunning Synthetic Resin bench tops! Featuring all the conveniences of home, it is fully equipped with a 3 burner gas stove with oven, microwave, extraction hood, fridge with front and top access, a top loading fridge/freezer, plus ice-maker, dishwasher, double bowl sink, and extensive storage.

  • Headroom: 6' 5"
  • Lengthways kitchen
  • Grey synthetic resin worktop
  • 1 x sink with 2 rectangular bowls
  • 1 x mixer tap cold water / hot
  • 3-Burner Deluxe Stainless Steel Oven/Grill
  • Microwave Oven 220V (new 2023)
  • Dishwasher (220V) (new 2023, never used)
  • Ice Maker
  • 12 V 1200 liter refrigerator (front and top opening)
  • 12 V 1100 liter ice box (top opening)
  • Cupboards, drawers & lockers
  • 1 x hull porthole with curtain
  • 1 x fixed deck house side window with concertina blind
  • 1 x fixed wrap-around window to cockpit + Blinds
  • Water Purifier
  • Extractor Hood
  • Fresh water/ sea water foot pump



The Sense 50’s innovative features include a wide beam, chinned hull, and twin rudders, which help maximize space on the boat, reduce heel, and improve handling.

  • Naval Architect: Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design
  • Construction complies with European Directives and according to EC Certification A9/B10/C14
  • Monolithic hull constructed in polyester.
  • Monolithic structural counter molding laminated and bonded to the hull.
  • Deck in balsa and glass fiber sandwich covered in «diamond point» non-slip surface.
  • Deck hull join bonded and screwed with solid wood toe rail.
  • Deep cast iron keel (draws 6' 9") fixed with stainless steel bolts and backing plates.
  • Twin underhung rudders with stainless steel stock.

  • Performance rig
  • Deck-stepped SELDEN 9/10 mast with electro-polished aluminum, 2 swept back spreaders, MDS roller slides
  • Anodized aluminum boom
  • Discontinuous stainless steel standing rigging
  • Adjustable backstay
  • Rigid boom vang
  • Genoa furling system with drum on deck
  • New Genoa tracks and high load racing cars with car adjust

  • Rigging leads back to cockpit (except boom topping lift)
  • Complete running rigging: Main halyard, genoa halyard, spinnaker halyards, staysail halyard.
  • Low stretch mainsheet, 2 genoa sheets, 2 reefing lines, spinnaker sheets, staysail sheets, Code Zero sheets.
  • 12 rope clutches
  • 2 x rope storage boxes

  • North 3Di Endurance Fully Battened Mainsail – 2017
  • North 3Di Endurance Furling Jib with Battens – 2017
  • North Code 55 – 2019
  • North Spinnaker Staysail with Furler – 2019
  • North Tweener - 2016
  • North Storm Jib and Storm Trysail –2017
  • Furling Jib Staysail with Battens – 2016
  • North A2 Asymmetrical Spinnaker – 2015
  • North Code Zero – 2016
  • North Tweener - 2020
  • Doyle tri-radial mainsail and genoa
  • Mainsail area : 688.89 sq.ft (64.00 m²)
  • Genoa area : 678.12 sq.ft (63.00 m²)

  • Raymarine E Series with repeaters at each helm
  • B&G Triton displays (Log, Speedometer, Depth sounder, Windvane anemometer) mounted forward of mainsheet arch
  • Multifunction touchscreen B&G Zeus 9’’ display in cockpit
  • PC interface
  • Multifunction touchscreen B&G Zeus 12’’ display at chart table
  • Raymarine Autopilot (with gyro compass), with control at steering station
  • Wireless autopilot remote control
  • VHF (RAY49E + Raymarine AIS 650 Transmitter/Receiver)
  • Bose Acoustimass 3 Stereo & Speakers
  • Sat Phone
  • TV Antenna

  • 80 HP Yanmar Diesel w/ Sail Drive (new Yanmar sail drive installed 2022)
  • Engine compartment w/ foam soundproofing and ventilation
  • 1 Alternator 12 V / 125 Amp
  • 1 Rotomolded diesel tank (415 L / 110 US Gal in the salon)
  • Electronic gauge - Low level alarm - 1 Deck filler
  • Filters: Sea water - Diesel - Water separator
  • Feathering three-blade propeller
  • Engine access via companionway and machinery space (opening with gas piston)

  • 12 V Circuit - 115 V Circuit
  • 2 x Service batteries (2x140 Amp) - 1 Engine battery (110 Amp)
  • 1 40 Ah Battery charger - 1 115V Shore power supply - 1 Load balancer
  • Electrical panel (12 V / 115 V) (Circuit breakers - Voltmeter - Water gauge - Fuel gauge - Battery warning - Fuel warning)
  • 11 x 115 V Power outlets
  • Interior lights LED: Overhead lights
  • Outside lighting: 1 Forward and aft navigation lights - 1 Steaming light - 1 Mooring light on masthead - 1 Deck light

  • 2 x rotomolded freshwater tanks (200 L / 53 US Gal Salon – 330 L / 87 US Gal forward cabin)
  • Water pressure system - Expansion tank - Inline filter 40 L / 11 US Gal Electric calorifier (Operation off engine or on 115 V electrical system)
  • 1 x Rigid 80 L / 21 US Gal black water holding tank for each WC
  • Electrical shower drain pumps
  • 2 x electric bilge pumps - 1 Manual bilge pump
  • 1 x electric pump for the ice box drain

  • Self-bailing chain locker with clench eye
  • Opening access cover to chain locker
  • Stainless steel bow fitting 2 rollers - Stainless steel bobstay
  • 12 V - 1500 W vertical electric windlass with cockpit and bow control
  • Chain counter
  • Deck wash-down with electric pump
  • 8 Aluminum mooring cleats - Stainless steel chafing plate

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