50' 3" (15.32m)

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1990 50' 3" BENETEAU Cruising Sailboat M500 Alameda California United States
$149,900 USD

The 1990 50' 3" BENETEAU M500 Sloop Cruising Sailboat TOTAL DEVOTION is a sail boat for sale located in Alameda, California, United States.


Maximum performance combined with ultimate cruising comfort!

Pride of Ownership throughout! Contact the yacht broker to receive more information or schedule a showing of this 1990 50' 3" BENETEAU M500 Cruising Sailboat Sloop TOTAL DEVOTION yacht for sale in Alameda, California, USA today!

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LENGTH 50' 3" (15.32m)
BUILT 1990
BEAM 15' 7" (4.75m)
LOCATION Alameda, California, USA
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Maximum performance combined with ultimate cruising comfort!

Pride of Ownership throughout!

Advanced cruising systems & gear installed... accessibility and ease!

Huge living space & storage, great air flow and natural light...an  Interior well thought out!

Offshore proven and ready to go again!






Sloop Rig, Cruising/Performance

BUILDER: Beneteau

DESIGNER: Phillip Briand

Engine: Single 85HP diesel, Perkins 4-236

(repowered1998, Hours (approx. 4500), easy access.

Advanced Technology Prop by AutoProp.  (By constantly adjusting its pitch the AutoProp is able to optimize engine torque at varying RMP. Propeller optimizes engine performance under motoring conditions and reduces drag)

(owner's note: when sailing, increases speed by over 1 knot in comparison to fixed prop.)

SPEED: Cruising, 6-8 knots,

LOA: 50’3", LWL: 44’6"

BEAM: 15’ 7"



HULL: Fiberglass

WEIGHT: 32,000 lbs.

BALLAST: 10,780 lbs., Fin keel with Winglets

TANKAGE: Fuel:150 Gallons, Water: 380 Gallons

Twin helms (for ease of sailing on either tack).

Emergency tiller.  Great access to steering cables/system.

Sails, Rigging & More...


Updated  rigging  (5 years  ago)

All chain plates are large and placed where they

are not seen in the main living areas.

Winches: 5 self-tailing Lewmar winches  (2) 66's, (3) 40's  (2) 30's, one additional non-self tailing winch.

Sails:  Main is less than 5 years old with full battens and three reef points, (2) jibs (90%,150%, (5 years old) and one anchor sail.  (anchor sails used to limit boat from moving around at anchor).  

All are Hood manufactured.  (Hood Sails are different because they have their own cloth, which is woven tighter.)

Schaefer Roller Fuller.  

"LazyJack" System.

Gennaker Sail

Boomvang:  Forespar boom vang.  (Spring return holds the boom & eliminates the need for a boom topping lift, supports the boom in light air and when reefing and lowering the mainsail.)



(updated 5 years ago)

Standard VHF and portable VHF

New Depth instrument (2015)

Wind speed and wind direction. (located in cockpit with repeaters in Nav Station)

Radar: 4kw (RayMarine)

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(2) Chart plotters (RayMarine)

Back up handheld GPS at Nav Station.

Two lighted compasses at each helm.

Robertson Autopilot  (AP20) with two control heads,(one at helm, one at the Nav Station).

AIS Receiver

Permanently mounted Epirb

The stereo system has a 100 watt amplifier and four Bose speakers with a 6-disc CD changer.

Satellite phone

Electrical System

12V (DC) electrical circuit:

...windlass, navigation lights, interior lighting, inverter, 2.5 KW/ battery charger, second battery charger, 38 DAG Mand (1Group 32 AGM)

Batteries providing 740 amps

Two solar panels (150 watts,9 amps total),

Wind generator.  

110/220 Shore power

Permanently installed stepdown transformer.  

110V sockets in each cabin & main salon & galley areas.

Deck lighting, tricolor strobe at top of mast.  

All electrical devices have fuses to ensure safety and protection of devices.  

Two alternators: (1) 90 amps & (1) 240 amps.


This Beneteau has been meticulously cared for and upgraded in every aspect for true cruising enjoyment.

The interior is cherry stained mahogany with new upholstery in the salon and 'high density' foam used throughout.


Three Cabin layout with Master Suite forward, two oversized double bed cabins aft.  Hanging lockers forward and one in each cabin along with two drawers and cut outs underneath for footwear storage.  Two opening portholes and a third for add’l light.

Three couples or six adults ....however, if racing and more crew on board, it can accommodate 9.  (Two in crew quarters, two in Master Suite, four in each of the two aft cabins and one in main salon.  The main salon makes into a twin bed of over 8 feet)

The owners have customized the forward stateroom to create a 'master's suite' that includes a walkaround queen with reading lights for each.

It has fans and hatches for each side of the bed to ensure comfort in hot tropical climates. It also includes a custom shower with seat for showering underway.

Included in the shower compartment are 2 storage cabinets for linens, towels and needed bath items.  Permanently mounted are soap, shampoo and conditioner dispensers.

There are two full size closets.  Six additional cabinets for clothing and two deep drawers incorporated in the bed design.

The ceiling liner is white vinyl accented by teak trim..

There is a head in each cabin for comfort and privacy.

Every living area has reading spotlights as well as built in overhead florescent lights making this Beneteau well lit and bright.

The salon can easily seat 8 people for dinner and has a buffet table adjacent to hold all the servings (acts as a storage compartment underneath).

In addition, the owners have added lndiglo accent lighting, which wraps around both the salon and galley, creating a customized lighting feature while providing light that does not affect night vision.

The salon table has a built in wine cellar in the center of the table which can hold a case of wine.

Seward 'Euro style' 3 burner Stove/oven installed in the galley.

All galley cabinets are lined and have appropriate space.

Spice racks are nicely done in Formica.

There is a large pantry for everyday items.

A custom kitchen sink faucet with contemporary design and use.  

Great ventilation in the galley for cooking.  (One hatch directly over the stove and one larger hatch over the  entire galley area.)

Crew Quarters: Separate quarters forward, (not accessible from the main cabin).  Flexibility to charter.  (It contains 2 bunkbeds, one toilet/ vanity with hot & cold water & sink.  (It is currently used as a garage; holding all sails, dingy when stowed for passage.)


High tech 'state of the art' Glacier Bay refrigeration (to insure reliability and no maintenance issues) uses two cold plates for efficient cooling and low maintenance and heat shields were added for more temperature control.


5 separate water tanks  (One the water maker fills)

Marked, anodized, water filler caps.

Hot/cold pressurized fresh water with an accumulator tank.

Water heater that is electric as well as engine heated.

Fresh water cockpit shower.


Sliding companionway hatch and removable Cetol coated wooden door (2 parts) with vent.

13 opening hatches for great airflow and ventilation. Every hatch has a shade attached.

Large center sky light in the main salon with closing safety cover.

Anchors & Ground Tackle

Three anchors: (1) 65# CQR  (1) 45# CQR  (1) 25# Danforth  (one "anchor buddy" device used as a sentinel  to keep chain down in heavy winds).

Two anchors fit on the bow for easy deployment.  (Separate watertight anchor locker...all underneath the deck).  

Newly galvanized chain.  Chain is high test 5/16.   220'  (Stronger  than triple BBB but less weight in the bow.)

Plus, 150' of 1" rode.

Muir Cheetah windlass with foot controls.

Chain stopper installed.  

Customized 'Total Devotion' engraved  stainless steel anchor

plate to prevent bow chipping.

Additional Information

15 hp Mercury

10 ft 6” Achilles Hypalon  

(Both less than two years old)

Life raft (2 years old) 6 man offshore

Add’l emergency bilge pump

Emergency high water alarm with indicating light & audible alarm on Nav station panel.  

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