Sea Shell

  • 50.003'
  • 2012
  • West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
  • $489,000


 This titled and commissioned March of 2012 but never used 2012 Beneteau 50 SENSE is new to market due to current owner's personal reasons. Many times brokers use the term "like new" in fact SEA SHELL is in true like new condition with less than 30 hours logged.

Fitted with Beneteau's exclusive partnership with ZF and Yanmar's new Dock and Go pod sail drive ( G40) this boat is incredibly easy to handle in any docking situation. 

This is a once in life time opportunity to acquire a new 2012 sailing yacht at 80,000 off typical dealer pricing. This boat in 2012 listed for $540K before FL Sales Tax, RLC and freight. in 2013 Sense 50 pricing for a comparably equipped yacht the MSRP is close to $600K.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: BENETEAU
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: Sense 50
  • Model Year: 2012
  • YearBuilt: 2012
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 0/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 50' 0" (15.24m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: --
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: 73' 7" (22.40m)
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 8 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 10 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: --
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 200 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 10 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 200 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 3
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: N/A
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: N/A
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Aft deck


  • Retractable transom board to protect cockpit
  • 2  fold up helmsman's seats
  • Natural solid wood decking on sun deck
  • 1 Stainless steel swimming ladder - solid wood steps - folds into locker
  • 1 Hot and cold cockpit shower
  • 1 Shore power sockets
  • 2 wet lockers on skirt



  • 2 Roto moulded freshwater tanks (200 l / 53 US Gal Salon - 330 L / 87 Gal forward cabin) - Separate fillers - Tank selection with 1/4 by-pass valves
  • Pressurized electric water pump - Accumulator tank - Inline filter
  • 40 L / 11 US Gal Electric water heater (Operation off engine or on 220 V electrical system)
  • 1 80 L / 21 US Gal rigid black water holding tank in port head compartment
  • Electrical shower drain pumps (2)
  • 2 Electric bilge pumps - 1 Manual bilge pump
  • 1 Electric ice box drain pump


  • Propane bottle compartment with natural venting located on starboard side in the cockpit bottles
  • Pressure reducing valve, USCG approved seloid and propane safety tarp.



  • Self-draining cockpit
  • 1 Port cockpit locker with on deck access to fully A/C crew cabin 
  • 1 Starboard cockpit locker (Access to technical space)
  • Gas locker beneath starboard cockpit seat
  • Natural solid wood slatted cockpit benches
  • 1 Liferaft locker under cockpit sole
  • 2 Steering wheel consoles: Stainless steel steering wheels - 900 mm diameter - leather covered - rudder systems on partition - metal cable transmission system - Stainless steel guard rail - navigation instrument stand (optional instruments)
  • Deck plate for access to tiller system
  • 1- emergency tiller
  • 2 binnacle compasses at port and starboard helms
  • Engine throttle and control panel to starboard. 
  • Also to starboard are located the optional Dock and Go joy stick controls for incredibly easy on and off the dock maneuverability. No more hassel and yelling getting on and off the dock.
  • Custom starboard electric hi-low cockpit table converts into a large and comfortable cockpit day/sunbed. Luxury and comfort at its best.
  • 2 waterproof stereo speakers recessed mounted on the forward arch.
  • Cockpit lighting integrated in fixed arch
  • Custom electric bi-fold companionway hatch with remote retracts beneath the cockpit soled.
  • Ample and numerous overhead deck hatches and windows allow for unheard of brightness and airiness below deck never before available in a sailing yacht.
  • Custom cockpit cushions and pillows
  • Custom Florida style bimini
  • Custom dodger with SS handrails

Crew Quarters


  • In addition to the port technical area
  • Port aft, Access through the cockpit locker - Opened by gas cylinder
  • 1 Single berth (2.00 x 0.60 m / 6'7" x 2')
  • 1 Opening porthole
  • 1 hinged plexiglass panel in the cockpit side

Deck Equipment

 All in-mast mainsail and Genoa control lines lead aft to cockpit for single person operation. There are 3 electric winches and 1 manulat 2 speed (starboard side) located in the cockpit for deployment and retrieval of all sails.


  • In- mast SELDAN 9/10 electro-polished aluminum deck stepped with compression post, 2 levels of advanced cross trees - MDS roller slides
  • Anodised aluminum boom.
  • Discontinuous stainless steel standing rigging
  • Backstay: Briddle type
  • Rigid boom vang with tackle and controls at cockpit
  • Genoa furling system with drum on the deck retreiving line lead aft to cockpit
  • 2 Blocks "STANDUP" on mainsheet arch
  • 2 genoa tracks with piston adjusted traveller cars - 2 Genoa sheet return blocks
  • Rigging run back to cockpit (except boom topping lift)
  • Complete running rigging: Main halyard, genoa halyard with clutch on mast and cleat, boom topping lift with cleat on mast, Mainsheet, 2 Genoa sheets 2 fast reefing lines lead to cockpit.
  • 12 Jammers, and other control lines lead aft to cockpit for easy of handling all sails from cockpit.
  • 2 rope boxes moulded into to cockpit coamings
  • Code Zero Asymmetrical furling gear
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker rigging
  • Port and starboard flag halyards. 



  • 1 Open stainless steel forward pulpit - Step
  • 2 fixed stainless steel pushpits
  • Stainless steel backrests fitted to helm seats
  • 1 Ring lifebuoy bracket
  • 1 Outboard engine bracket
  • 1 Flag pole socket
  • Double guardrail and stainless steel stanchions - Opening to port and to starboard in guardrail
  • 2 Stainless steel handrails on deck
  • 2 Stainless steel handrails on fixed arch


  • 2-Electric primary genoa winches H60.2STCE
  • 1- Portdside electric  H46.2STCE secondary and ulity
  • 1-Starboard H-46.2STC secondary
  • Custom Blue dodger with all removale windows
  • Custom Blue Florida type cockpit bimini with dodger interconnect
  • Custom white 4" quick dry cockpit cushions with blue piping
  • Solid teak decks 
  • Maxwell 1500 watt anchor windlass
  • Jack line pads eyes throughout deck and cockpit
  • Bow pulpit
  • Double lifelines and high stanchions
  • Port and starboard boarding gates

Electrical System


  • Water maker 60 l / 16 US Gal /hour 12 V/220 V
  • Extra water tank (160 l / 42 US Gal under port cabin berth)
  • 7KW 110VAC  / 60 Hz Generator
  • 110V Microwave oven
  • 110V Ice maker
  • Washer dryer 110 V
  • 110 V Dishwasher
  • 110VAC and heat exchanger hot water heater
  • Chilled water air-conditioning unit 220VAC
  • Deluxe folding salon table on electric leg with up/down control
  • Electrically-operated salon window blinds
  • Starboard wood cockpit table with electrical up/down system - White PVC protective cover
  • Port cockpit table in PMMA with foldaway seat
  • Double bert in salon
  • Safe
  • Holding tank 80 l / 21 US Gal. Toilet (To starboard)
  • Electric toilets (2)
  • Additional diesel tank 110 US Gal in the salon)
  • Mast TV Antenna and shore power inlet cable TV.
  •  TV LED 26" fixed + DVD and MP3 player in port-sode hguest cabin
  • Salon pop up TV 32" MP3-CD in the salon
  • Rich blue leather salon settee cushions throughout

Electronics and Navigational Equipment


  • 12 V circuit - 220/50 & 110VAC circuits.
  • 4 House service batteries (4x140 Ah) - 1 Engine battery (110 Ah)
  • 1 120amp Generator starte battery with charger
  • 2 heavy duty 160amp bow thruster batteries with charger 
  • 1 60amp 110VAC battery charger 
  •  220VAC for A/C service & 110VDC ships lighting srvice via twin shore power supply. Twin shore power  
  • Electrical panel located at Nav. Station(12 V / 220 V) secondary circuit breakers - Voltmeter - Water gauge - Fuel gauge - Battery warning - Fuel warning)
  • 1 12 V Socket at Nav. Station - 11 - 110VAC outlets position throughout the interior.
  • Interior lighting: LED ceiling lights, Reading lights, red courstey night lighting fitted throughout
  •  1 Forward and aft navigation lights - 1 Engine navigation light / Crosstree light forward of mast - 1 Mooring light on masthead - 1 Deck light
  • 9KW 220VAC Generator with sound shiled



  • Autopilot with remote control, wireless instruments repeater SmartController
  • ST 70  sailing instrument with depth, wind, wind speed, direction & VMG's 
  • High definition digital radar (randome only) 36 mile.
  • Transmitter / Receiver AIS 650 + VHF RAY49E
  • Multifunction touchscreen E90W - Steering console - to port & to starboard (2)
  • Multifunction touchscreen E120W - Nav. Station
  • Maxwell windlass control and chain counter at portside helmstation


  • Control console with flap - glove boxes - Storage - Moulded wood beading
  • Navigator's seat with (15°) tilting cusion to compensate for heel
  • Electrical panel 110VAC, Amp meter, selector tank gauges digital display
  • Navigation instrument panel 
  • Radio CD player / Stereo MP3 - 2 Loud speakers
  • Battery switche slectors 
  • Breaker panel for electric winches, bow thruster, windlass, & engine and house batteries. 


Engine /Mechanical Equipment

 SEA SHELL is fitted with Dock & Go 360 degree rotating transmission pod fitted to ZF POD 120 interfaced with MaxPower 8h.p. bow thruster for uncanny and easy docking maneuverability. So simple a child can dock the vessel. No more panic coming off or on to the dock. No more crash and burns in virtually any tough docking situation. See YouTube videos.

  • Engine Yanmar Diesel 75 hp fitted with ZF Pod 120 Sail Drive interfaced with "Dock & GO" software package including Vessel Management System for "IPS" type maneuverability for on and off docking.
  • Engine control - Keyless ignition - Control panel in cockpit
  • Engine compartment: Foam soundproofing - Ventilation: 1 air intake and 1 pressured air outlet. with fire suppression access.
  • 1  heavy duty 140 amp engine alternator for recharging all high demand battery loads.
  • 1 Rotation moulded diesel tank 415 L (in the saloon) - Electronic gauge - Low level alarm - 1 Deck filler
  • Filters: Sea water - Diesel - Decanter
  • Fixed three blade folding propeller
  • Engine access via companionway and machinery space from port and starboard cockpit lockers allowing for full service access.




  • Self-draining chain locker - Clench bolt
  • 1 Opening access cover to chain locker
  • Stainless steel bow fitting with 2 anchor rollers
  • 12 V MAXWELL- 1500 W Vertical electrical windlass with  Remote control and remote at helm.
  • 8 Stainless steel mooring cleats - Stainless steel deck line protection
  • 50' 3/8 chain and 200' of 1/2 rode
  • 40Lbs plow type anchor.


 Entering form the campionway to the salon to starboard is a 10' athwarthship galley with 12VDC ice maker, incrediable under and over cabinets, hide away 3 burner gimballed propane range and oven, SS double sinks with modern designer fawcets, 110VAC dishwasher all accented in sanstone counter tops. This galley is a chefs delight never before found on a 50' sailing yacht.

On center-line is an island cabinet which features a "pop-up" 32" flat screen TV idealy position for viewing from the equally plush10' long U-shaped rich blue leather lounging settee to port. This Island also features a hife-a-way drop down seat to complete the dinning service for 8 persons. With hi-low salon table for full conversation from dinning to cocktail height and sleeping.

Going forward via the recessed alcove to all forward staterooms to starboard is an over under double cabin perfect for guest or grand children. This cabin shares the port-side bath.

To port and opposite is a very large and comfortable double cabin with en-suite bath and shower. This head is either en-suite or as the day bath. 

Moving forward is the large owner's stateroomn with kingsize centerline island berth with adjoining bath and exceptionally large shower area.

Ample hanging locker and aircraft styled are fitted for all staterooms see attached accommodation plan. 

The highlight of this Barret Racoupeau design is to bring the influence of a catamaran to a mono hull or as now referred to as a "monomaran" with her large couch-roof windows and skylights there is an incredible feeling of openness and brightness never before found in a sailing yacht of this size and class. 

The Alpi "Fruitwood" joinerywork is to best yacht standards with a fit and finish level that is supieror to all other production builders.

  • Laminated bleached oak style cabin soles
  • Fore hull and bulkhead covered with white fabric and overhead panels
  • Saloon cushions Fabrics
  • Marine mattresses in the cabins


  • Headroom: 1.98 m2 Leather covered stainless steel guard rails
  •  Headroom: 1.99 m / 6'6"
  • Private entrance through forward cabin
  • Separate moulded shower, shower mixer tap hot / cold water, Shower screen
  • Manual marine toilet
  • Washbasin - Synthetic resin worktop - Mixing tap hot water / cold water
  • 2 mirrors
  • Toilet accessories
  • Cupboard and cubby hole
  • 2 flush deck hatches with blinds / mosquito nets




  • Headroom: 2.05 m / 6'9"
  • Access by passageway and private entrance through port cabin
  • Separate moulded shower, shower mixer tap hot / cold water, shower screen
  • electric Q-flush heads 
  • 1 Rigid holding tank 80L / 21 US Gal
  • Washbasin - Synthetic resin worktop - Mixing tap hot water / cold water
  • Mirror
  • Toilet accessories
  • Cupboard and cubby hole
  • 1 Fitted deckhouse side window with curtain
  • 1 Opening deck hatch with blackout / Mosquito net


  Simply put this portside 10' athwart ships galley is sea going chefs delight spanning almost 10' in lenght with all the conveniences of a shore-side kitchen. Sandstone counter tops,flatware, dishware and cutlery drawers and cabinets along with ample pantry storge pot lockers and general storage is provided. A 12VDC ice maker is fitted. As well as, a 110VAC dishwasher, double SS deep sinks, coffee maker, microwave and so much more.

Ample refrigeration is both top and front loading and is chilled by a 12VDC cold trays.
deeo freezer is top loading and removable storage racks.
Like so many other design features on the SENSE 50 this galley is amazing. In this brokers 30 years this is the first galley that inspires one to truly cook and entertain aboard with easy and style.

Guest Stateroom


  • Headroom: 6.5
  • Island kingsize berth with slatted bed base for additonal comfort and ventilattion
  • 2 Hanging closets, cupboard, cubby hole lockers, glove boxes - 3 Drawers
  • Vanity mirrors
  • 2 Hull portholes with curtain
  • 2 Opening deck hatches with blackout blind / mosquito screens

Guest Stateroom 2


  • Sliding entrance door
  • 2 Single over/under single berths
  • Hanging closets, ample overhead lockers
  • 1 flush deck hatche with blackout blind and mosquito screen
  • 1 Hull porthole with curtain




  • Headroom: 1.98 m / 6'6"
  • Double Queen size double berth (2.00 x 1.60 m / 6'7" x 5'3") - Slatted bed base
  • Hanging locker, cupboards, overhead lockers and cubby holes
  • 1 Hull porthole with curtain
  • 1 Opening porthole with curtain
  • 2 Opening deck hatches with blackout blinds and mosquito  screens.



  • Design made following European Directive requirements and according to EC Certification CE CLASS A complies with ABYC and USCG regs,
  • Monolithic hull design in polyester resin
  • Monolithic structural counter moulding laminated and bonded to the hull
  • Deck in balsa and glass fibre sandwich covered in "diamond point" type  non-slip surface
  • Deck hull join borded and screwed, with 1 solid wood toerail
  • Cast iron keel fixed with bolts and stainless steel backing plates
  • Twin underhung rudders with stainless steel stock
  • White colored hull with double boot stripes and cove stripe

Sails and Rigging

 Easy to sail by one person with in-mast furling and roller furling headsail all from the cockpit


  • Mylar mainsail with verticle battens with reinforced reef points
  • 105% Furling genoa with UV cover reefable to 80%.
  • Cruising single luff spinnaker Color white




Push button sailing with finger tip control. All winches are by HARKEN three (3) winches are electric two speed primary genoa and secondary/utility winches. All control lines for headsail furling and in-mast furling, boom vang and halyards all lead back to the cockpit for single handling command and control.
  • 2 Self-tailing electric genoa sheet winches (H60.2.ESTC)
  • 1 Self-tailing electric coachroof ulity winche for mainsail, halyards, vang, mounted on the port side cockpit coaming  (H46.2 ESTC)
  • I  Self tailing H46-2 STC manual winch mounted on the starboard cockpit coaming
  • 2 Winch handles SpeedGrip
  • 2 Winch handle boxes


  • Flag halyards (2)
  • Asymmetric spinnaker + Gennaker Rigging
  • Electropolished mast furling system with main sail MYLARD TAFFETAS 
  • Genoa + Mainsail (classic) HYDRANET for in-mast furling.
  • Easy Sail for Genoa traveller adjustment from cockpit, Clutches on genoa sheet blocks, Backstay adjustment)
  • Easy Sail for mast with in-mast furling (Genoa traveller adjustment from cockpit, Clutches on genoa sheet blocks)
  • Bridge clearance is 73'4"



  • Headroom: 1.98 m / 6'6"
  • 10' U shaped salon settee to portside
  • Custom hi-low salon table varnished wood top with inlay
  • 1 centerline island unit with foldout dropdown convertible bench seat and pop-up 32" TV- Storage
  • Cubby hole lockers and strorage along the hull, Storage under bench seats
  • 1 Hull porthole with curtain
  • 1 Fixed deck house side window with concertina blind
  • 1 fixed wrap-around window to cockpit
  • 1 flush deck hatch with blackout blind / Mosquito screen