2002 Beneteau 393

Northern Sky

YACHT DETAILS: 2002 Beneteau 393








Deltaville, VA
$99,500 USD
39 ft
5.17 ft
13.17 ft









Penta D2 55C
(1) 105|gallon
(1) 66|gallon
(1) 40|gallon

Northern Sky was purchased in N. Ireland as a retirement plan. She was then outfitted for Blue Water sailing. Never chartered or leased, Northern Sky became a comfortable live aboard vessel with room for family / visitors. In recent years, the Caribbean with it’s many Islands offered several years of six months onboard and six months as landlubbers. Fifteen years of pleasurable ownership and a now maturing crew has pointed them towards family nearness and less active lifestyle.


The French built Beneteau 393 is an iconic model, one of the last with the classic cherry interior. Northern Sky is a sought after 3-cabin/2-head model with lateral galley. She is in great shape having been under the stewardship of meticulous owners. She is neat, organized, loaded with cruising gear and functional live-aboard adaptations and is ready for the next crew.

Cruising gear and other equipment includes:

Cutter rig with furling forestays

Volvo Penta 55HP engine (2016) with only 675 hours

DuoGen wind/water generator

1 x 85 W solar panel

Raymarine Autopilot (2014)

Garmin Radar/Chartplotter (2014)


Quick Electric Windlass



Dinghy clips on stern

RAOS Pure Sine Wave 110C Inverter

Yamaha 220V Portable Generator/Inverter

Safety equipment 

Dyneema lifelines (2020)

New Batteries (2020)

Navigation and Deck lights (2020)

Brunton Variable pitch 3-blade prop (recently serviced and not installed)

2 x Fibreglass propane bottles

New Bimini (12/17)

Make Northern Sky the ride to your next adventure!


Northern Sky is a rare 3-cabin version of the popular Beneteau 393.  Aft cabins are double berths with storage. The starboard cabin is used for storage by the current owners.

To port of the companionway is the nav station with forward facing seat  (a safe has been installed below),  easy access to electrical panel navigation instruments.  Forward of that is the dinette/salon, with seating around a dining table and a bench amidships which doubles as a storage compartment.  The table can be lowered to form a double berth.  All interior upholstery was professionally cleaned in November 2018.

To starboard is the aft head and forward of that is a the lateral galley. The forward cabin has a pullman-style double berth to port, with 2 large drawers  and an 80 Gallon water tank below as well as a lee cloth for use when passagemaking. Storage locker and a bench seat to starboard. The forward head with basin and handheld shower is in the bow.  

There are numerous opening hatches and portlights throughout the boat, which provide excellent light and ventilation. Light is also provided by fixed windows in the deck which have plastic slides to aid with temperature control.

  • Force 10 2-burner propane stove w/ oven & broiler (2012)
  • Dometic top-loading fridge  (compressor new 2012)
  • Double S/S sink 
  • Pressurized hot and cold water
  • Storage 
  • Cutting boards fit into sink
  • 220V/12V system
  • 1 x 85W solar panel
  • DuoGen Wind/Water Generator (needs servicing)
  • 4 x Trojan T-105 House Batteries (01/20)
  • 1 x Deka Marine Start Battery  (01/20)
  • Quick 6 G Water heater
  • 220V shore power inlet w/ battery charger (02/16)
  • RAOS Pure Sign Wave 500A 110V Inverter
  • Sterling Power battery management unit (batteries, wind, solar)
  • 5 x 12V sockets/ 220V sockets in interior
  • Raymarine Autopilot  (2014)

  • Garmin Radar / Plotter (2014)

  • AIS Radar with dedicated VHF antenna
  • Furuno GP-1650 plotter with ‘SILVA’ repeater at helm
  • B&G Network Quad

  • Clipper Navtex

  • Clipper Wind Speed Indicator (2014) serviced March 2018.

  • ICOM VHF IC-M505  with DSC (mic needs servicing) with deck remote mic at helm

  • Dual Stereo w/ waterproof speakers in salon and cockpit (2018)
  • APEX TV (2013)
  • Volvo Penta 55hp (D2-55C) diesel engine (02/16) – 675 hours.
  • Shaft seal replaced (4/17)  
  • Shaft drive (30mm) to 3 blade fixed prop (currently in use).
  • Variable Pitch Brunton 3 blade LH propeller, serviced by
    Brunton (in storage) .
  • Exhaust hose replaced (05/20)

  • Hydraulic pump replaced 2017 (valid for 2000 hrs)

  • Propeller shaft seal (2017) 



  • Quantum Classic Mainsail w/ 3 reefs (2009 – inspected & serviced 02/16)
  • Quantum 140% Genoa (2009 – inspected 7 serviced 02/16)
  • Kent Jib on inner forestay (inspected 02/18 )
  • Storm sail rigged for roller reefing
  • Plough style primary anchor w/ 200′ of 10mm chain + 70′ Rode (02/17)
  • Folding kedge anchor
  • Quick Electric anchor windlass with helm control and foot pedals on bow (serviced 2018)
  • Lewmar deck hatches w/ covers – lenses replaced 2015
  • Dyneema Lifelines (06/20)
  • Teak handholds on coachroof
  • Folding cockpit table
  • Dodger (serviced 2017)
  • Large bimini (12/18)
  • Lee cloths/privacy cloths on lifelines in cockpit.
  • Wheel on Pedestal w/ instruments at helm.
  • 2 x Lewmar 40ST Secondary Winches on coachroof
  • 2 x Lewmar 48ST Primary Winches on coaming
  • Linebags at front of cockpit
  • Liferaft holder on sternrail
  • Outboard motor mount on sternrail
  • Walkthrough transom w/ seat that lowers
  • Transom shower
  • Swim platform w/ swim ladder
  • S/S mount for DuoGen on port transom
  • Dinghy clips on transom
  • GME Accusat 403G MHz EPIRB
  • SEAGO 6-person liferaft (in custom s/s holder on sternrail)(needs inspection)
  • Offshore flares (out of date)
  • Sea Anchor
  • Dan Buoy
  • Anchor Ball/cones
  • Radar reflector
  • Fireblanket 
  • Quoit and line
  • Emergency VHF aerial
  • Jacklines
  • Lifejackets (4)
  • Horseshoes (2)
  • 1st Aid case
  • Avon REDCREST Hypalon  4-man roll-up dinghy (14 years old)
  • Nissan 3.5 HP 2-stroke outboard engine
  • Eberspacher D4 Diesel heater (needs  servicing)
  • 2 x Fiberglass propane tanks
  • Outboard motor mount
  • Fenders
  • Lines Cockpit cushions (2)
  • Beneteau dishes
  • Linens
  • Sail repair kit
  • Bosun’s chair
  • Oil Extractor
  • Spares, spares, spares
  • Disclaimer

    The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


    Jon and Anne Hutchings
    YaZu Yachting
    Deltaville, VA 23043

    Contact the listing brokers, Jon or Anne Hutchings at YaZu Yachting in the heart of Deltaville, boating capital of Virginia. 
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