OGOPOGO is a Beneteau Moorings 432 built in France in 1989.
She is a beautiful and well-built blue-water cruiser, perfect for either roaming around the world or relaxing on anchor near her home port. Her sails are in good condition and engine runs reliably. Her interior is well cared for with almost lovely joinery and comfortable soft furnishings. She sails comfortably, quickly and is easy to handle alone or as a couple.
She spent the first 12 years of her life sailing on the waters of the Carribean. Her previous owners conducted a fairly extensive refit in 1995 preparing her for their plans to sail in other oceans of the world. Since taking ownership in 2002 her current owners have done a complete below-decks refit with ongoing maintenance as they sailed from the Pacific Northwest of the United states to New Zealand, with all the possible stops in-between. She has sailed the round trip between New Zealand and the central Pacific islands 4 times before the owners decided Fiji was a good place to stop.
She is comfortable, cozy, robust and very spacious. The port aft cabin, with one 'kingsize' bed is perfect for a couple to sleep in space and comfort.
The interior is beautifully trimmed in warm teak throughout. The sole is teak with holly spines. The variety of fixed and opening ports, plus a multitude of hatches make the interior bright, light, and refreshingly ventilated. The master statrooms are forward and aft, and both provide luxury and privacy. In this design, there is a smaller stateroom starboard aft with a sink. The large table (which converts to a small one) in the saloon is off centerline to port, completely out of the passageway forward, is surrounded by an L-shaped sofa coupled with the sofa opposite, and will accommodate many for dinner. Facing this to starboard is the galley, well appointed in both equipment and a wealth of storage space, with refrigeration and freezer. This design has extracted value from virtually all of the interior volume; there are lockers, drawers, cabinets,and shelves for everything. There is an excellently sized chart table which is a great space for computers, navigation and charts.
Above decks, she has a cockpit aft. A stamoid fabric bimini with full cockpit enclosure provides good protection from the wind and weather, and adds a whole third living-space. Everything can be handled from the cockpit by one or two people.
On anchor she is makes a great floating home. The 200W of solar panels provides all normal energy requirements, only requiring a 'top-up' from the engine or generator and charger if the weather stays cloudy for more than a few days in a row. There is sufficient power to keep both fridge and separate freezer running, along with the usual demands from iPads, Computers and lighting.
Underway she comes alive, with excellent performance and is a stable, sea- worthy platform. She is happiest on a broad reach and comfortably covered the 3,000 mile Pacific crossing in 23 days sailing very conservatively. Upwind she also makes great progress and points well, with her displacement keeping her moving steadily, any unexpected waves coming down the deck are reflected by the windscreen and bimini.
Designed by Briand. This Beneteau is a great sailing, tough, go anywhere bluewater boat, The Moorings 432 has two generous double cabins each with its own head and shower, a seagoing galley and a spacious salon. OGOPOGO has a nav station, with a full sized chart table that works well irrespective of the sea state. The salon is very open and comfortable and the linear galley works well at sea or at anchor. There is an excellent amount of storage making the perfect base for extended voyages or simply enjoying the comforts of home on the hook.
The moment you step down below into OGOPOGO you see the quality and reputation of Beneteau shine. The interior of OGOPOGO is both beautiful and hardwearing with its satin finished teak and white headliner. It it hard to believe the woodwork is almost 30 years old as in most places she looks exceptionally good. The teak and holly floors are in great condition. The grey/blue upholstery on the berths and settees is comfortable and compliments the interior with its deep wood tones. The upholstery is in good condition considering the age of the boat, and a testament to quality materials. Shutters (Zarcor CluZures) on ports and hatches allow you to block out sun on in the tropics. The layout of the 432 is perfect for a couple or small family – it's a roomy, comfortable and spacious boat. One striking feature of the M432 is the light and ventilation which are both excellent. She is bright, airy and a very comfortable place to relax and spend time, both in the heat of the day and the cool of the evening. The ports on the sides of the coachroof open to allow breeze and fresh air to easily circulate, they also allow light to enter the boat without too much direct sunlight overheating the spaces below. In total there are 6 opening ports and four large opening hatches. 2 smaller hatches and several dorade vents to help move the air around naturally.
In cooler climates she is naturally at home, with warmth coming from a heating unit or the air conditioner.
In the evening she transforms into a cosy place to relax and read a book or watch a movie. Warm, dimmable, and natural LED lights overhead, reading lights, provide either a relaxing ambient light or more direct light for whatever tasks need to be done. Being LED they draw almost zero power and you don't need to worry about leaving them on by accident.
Varnished with Bristol Finish©teak and holly cabin sole throughout
Varnished interior teak bulkheads and trim frames. Rounded bulkhead corners
White vinyl headliner in main saloon and v-berth.
Fiberglass molded companionway steps
The main salon is spacious and comfortable. The large saloon table can comfortably seat six and can be easily converted to a small coffee-table size. The saloon is beautiful with its attractive satin finished teak woodwork, its white headliner accented with teak, and exquisite wooden floors. The salon has an "L" shaped dinette to port and a straight settee to centreline. The center settee is hinged at the seat and provides spot for the AC water heater as well as a good dry storage space. The port settee has additional storage beneath which is perfect for food and other dried goods. The port side settee also has storage space behind the backrest. It has also been utilized as a berth, on occasion. There are cabinets for and aft, outboard of the port settee, with a spacious bookshelf between.
The galley on OGOPOGO is a pleasure to use both on passage and at anchor. The linear design to starboard proved to be very functional and safe on our long ocean passages, even in not-so-good sea-states. The gimballed oven has three burners with pot holders, a well sized oven and can be covered with a removable counter-top. There is a propane shut- off valve safely located under the oven and an additional solenoid located higher up.
The counter tops are white, marble effect, laminate. The galley is backed by sliding doored cabinets, louvered lockers, solid door lockers and several drawers in total, providing plenty of storage. The extra-deep double stainless steel sink is located on the aft counter with both manual and pressure water faucets. All pressured water passes through a 0.5 micron charcoal filter and provides fantastic tasting drinking water. The insulated refrigerator box is aft of the stove with an adjoining freezer box. A movable 12v fan can be placed anywhere to provides ventilation and airflow when cooking. For your safety and security there is Xintex gas sensor, located beneath the stove to detect heavier propane gas; it is attached to an audible alarm also located in the galley.
Opposite the fridge/freezer, and to port of the companionway stairs is the well sized chart table with instruments, controls, and switches within easy reach. It provides a well protected space for navigation, communications and weather forecasting.
The top opening chart table is large with plenty of room to store & review charts. The radios are mounted above the chart table, as well as the main DC electrical panel and battery monitor.
The forward stateroom is large, pleasant and comfortable. It has a V berth with infill, a bench seat with storage below and a large hanging locker. There is also storage under the bed. There are two additional deep storage compartments and 3 other lockers.
Shelves with storage baskets along the upper bulkheads, prt & strbrd 12v cabin fan Opening deck hatch. The forward stateroom has its own ensuite with head and shower.
AFT CABIN PORT:
The port aft cabin has a very large kingsize berth with a hanging locker, a shelf for storage above it, and a long shelf for storage on the outboard bulkhead. The shelf perfectly holds 3 large baskets filled with clothes, linens, spare parts, etc.
The aft-cabin has excellent airflow, with a small fan, two opening ports and a large hatch. We have no trouble keeping the cabin cool and pleasant for sleeping in almost all conditions.
AFT CABIN STARBOARD:
Currently being used as a storeroom and houses most of the AC and DC electronic cables and controls.Twin size bunks. Lateral shelf with baskets along outer bulkhead Washbasin Opening port Opening deck hatch 12v cabin van Aft storage compartment
Both heads are comfortable to use and easy to clean, with white surfaces and stainless sinks. The sink nozzles can also be lifted up and used as a interior shower, with both hot and cold water on a mixer tap. Shower water is collected beneath a teak shower grate and quickly pumped over the side by a high output shower pump operated by a switch on the cabinetry. Ventilation is good with both having an overhead hatch..
Both heads have an incredible amount of storage space with cupboards beneath and outboard of the sink/counter. The aft head has a holding tank for use in marinas or protected areas.
The M432s aft cockpit provides adequate protection and comfort when sailing, in almost all conditions of the weather and sea. OGOPOGO has a strong, stamoid dodger and a full cockpit enclosure which together offer great sun and spray protection. The center window of the windscreen can be opened for a cool breeze. This enclosed cockpit has added a very enjoyable extra living space.
In the centre of the cockpit is the table with an icebox. The sides of the table fold down when not in use, allowing ample room to move around the cockpit. The starboard seat of the cockpit opens up to provide access to the starboard berth and aft of the seat is the propane locker with 2.5 gal propane tanks. The cockpit seats have received new white vinyl cushions and seatbacks in 2018.
The helm is aft center with the throttle control on the pedestal and the engine gauges are at the base of starboard seat Winch handle holders are within easy reach of all 3 winches, and the chart plotter and instruments are easily viewed under the protection of the dodger.
220v 15 Amp shore power cable
Circuit breaker control panel for 12v DC – above the chart table
4 AGM (Sunrise) 110 marine batteries and one engine-start battery
Victron Centauer 12v 60 Amp battery charger;
Radio ground cable attached to the ballast
Statutory navigation and running lights, including navigation, masthead, and combination bow and deck light
Tricolor masthead light
LED lighting in saloon, galley, cabins, and heads
Light (red/white) for navigation station
12v outlet in the cockpit
Built-in marine grade air conditioner, Flagship Marine 18.5 BTU
Electrical transformer for 110v internal AC power; 230/115v, 2300VA
2 100W solar panels, new 2019, mounted on the bimini with a smart controller
SPARS AND RIGGING:
Z-Aluminum mast (keel stepped) boom, double spreaders
Internal halyards. Mounted cleats
Mast has Strong©Sailtrack and slide system
Goiot Roller-furling genoa system
Stainless steel standing rigging, tangs, and chainplates;
Swaged end-fittings on all standing rigging
Chromed bronze turnbuckles
Halyard sheaves for spinnaker pole and spinnaker halyard
Lewmar 30st main/genoa halyard winch with stoppers. New Genoa halyard 2019
Adjustable main topping lift
Main boom fixed gooseneck assembly with cockpit jiffy reefing system
Internal mainsail outhaul
Mainsheet, genoa sheets and blocks
Mainsail outhaul and blocks
Prestretched rope halyards. Main and back-up main new in 2015.
Dutchman Boom brake
Garhauer stainless steel furling line clutch – new 2019
HULL AND DECK:
Molded fiberglass hull and balsa-cored reinforced fiberglass deck
Molded structural internal grid unit in hull
Molded-in non-skid pattern in deck
Storage locker in cockpit
Molded fiberglass cockpit seat hatch
Propane storage compartment
Molded fiberglass helmsman's seat
2 winch handle holders in cockpit
Aft boarding with integral stainless steel swimming ladder
Lockers on either side of the swim step. Port locker contains a flexible Nauta 25 diesel fuel tank.
Anti-fouling bottom paint (2019)
Heavy duty 1 1/4" fore and aft bows for cockpit enclosure
Highfield dingy with a bow locker model CL 290; aluminum hull with hypalon pontoons; 9' 6". Carries a Fortress FX-7 anchor
Uniden (UN525) vhf radio
12v AM/FM stereo cassette player with 2 speakers below and 2 in the cockpit.
Raymarine wind instrument with masthead wind vane
Garmin 182C Chartplotter
SSB Radio I-com 802 with pactor modem
Autohelm ST5000 with new spare linear drive and spare control head
At the base of the companionway to port and underneath the chart table is a sound-proofed, compartment, providing excellent 3-way access to the engine. Most maintenance tasks are easily performed in the readily accessible engine space, oil filters, fuel filters, raw water strainers, and impellers are all very easily accessed.
Engine Make: Water cooled 49 HP Phasor P4-49-03 (V2203EB-3) (uses a Kubota engine)
ZF Marine ZF-25-M transmission
70 Amp alternator with an ARS-5 12v regulator
Leaded foam insulated engine compartment
3 Blade bronze Max Prop by PYI
Stainless steel propeller shaft
Recessed instrument engine panel in cockpit convenient to helm Stainless steel fuel tank -60 gal - with gauge
Dual Racor Fuel filtering system
Aluminum 30 gal fuel tank with gauge.
Jerry cans – total 60 gal – may be included if desired..
Pedestal steering with single-lever engine controls
Goiot sheave and cable steering
Engine Year: 2003
Two Raritan PHII marine toilets; one electric, one manual (electric motor in storage)
Ball valve shut-off for each head
Fresh water aft deck shower
Manual back-up water pump in galley
Raritan 12-gallon hot water heater
Flojet 4105 12v shower sump pumps
Ball valves on all thruhulls below waterline. All replaced in 2015 with composite material TruDesign models. (No corrosion, no electrolysis)
Pressure hot and cold water system ( Shur-flo 2088 Pump and Shurflo 2gallon accumulator tank)
One fresh water tank (approx. 100 gal) under the V-berth and 1 flexible 15 gallon tank under the port aft berth.
Manual bilge pump in aft starboard cabin.
2 12v automatic electric bilge pumps with float switches
Groco water strainers
DECK AND DECK HARDWARE:
OGOPOGO was outfitted for both blue water cruising living aboard wherever in the world she happened to be so we added a very strong storage box just forward of the mast. The deck has clean lines and plenty of space to move around with strong accessible handholds when required.
Her decks are fiberglass, with KiwiGrip©adding excellent anti-skid properties.
In addition to the basic equipment on the deck we added a dinghy davit system and a Nova Lift©on the aft-deck. This provides OGOPOGO with an easy way to lift both the tender with the davit system and the outboard with the Nova Lift© The outboard motor then gets secured to dedicated outboard mounting, and the tender sits above the stern securely beneath the davits.
Stainless steel double bow anchor roller with 35 lb CQR and 44 lb Bruce; Fortress FX-37 anchor stowed port side aft adjacent to the cockpit
Lofrans 1000W low profile electric windlass
Welded stainless steel bow pulpit with running lights
Stainless steel profiled stanchions
Vinyl-coated stainless steel double lifelines
Port and starboard lifeline gates
Port and starboard spring line cleats
Anondized aluminum thrubolted toe rail with six fairleads
Aluminum genoa track, prt & strbrd, with cars for each
Goiot adjustable mainsheet traveler system
Lewmar #30 self-tailing 2-speed mainsheet winch. Cleat
Two Lewmar #52 self-tailing 2-speed genoa winches. Cleats
1 portable "Winchrite©" cordless winch handle
1 medium size electric winch aft port deck. Aids in outboard motor transfer.
2 winch handles. Storage for each
Liferaft – Zodiac, 6 man, last service 2011
8 Goiot opening aluminum ports
2 Goiot tinted opening aluminum hatches (20" x 20")
2 Goiot tinted hatches (15" x 13")
6 Goiot fixed ports (8" x 13")
1 sliding companionway hatch
Magma marine barbeque grill (with a dedicated propane tank) mounted on the aft Starboard rail - cockpit
RECENT WORK AND UPGRADES SINCE 2010:
Bottom has been stripped, all blisters and osmosis drained and repaired. New fiberglass applied. 2014-2015
Bronze thru-hull fittings and ball valves replaced with TruDesign©composite fittings and ball valves. (No corrosion, no electrolysis)
Rudder removed and repaired 2015
Keel bolts replaced 2012
Water tank emptied, cleaned, and completely resealed - 2015
New cockpit enclosure built with stamoid fabric: 2013
New Sun awnings for foredeck and Main deck made with stamoid fabric 2018
Standing rigging replaced in 2010 in New Zealand
All new DC and AC wiring with new control panels
New lighting and fixtures
95 % new plumbing with double hose clamps below the water line
All the cross-hull support structures reinforced with several layers of fiberglass
New sinks and countertops in galley and both heads
New Raritan toilets
New stove with oven
New Engine and generator; new transmission and shaft
Added an Air conditioner
New cabin sole
Engine compartment sides replaced and a small drawer added
Headliner replaced throughout
Replaced the old engine driven refrigeration system with a compact Frigomatic system
Overhauled the mast and replaced all the sheaves
Replaced the Propane tanks
Installed a Watermaker
Evaporator plate for freezer
Keel cooler for refrigeration system
Handles and corners for Goiot hatches
12v fans, both Caframo and Hella
Pump repair kits
Several parts for the Raritan toilets
New air-con compressor with accessories – (Muzak with Rainbow Refrigeration and Air Conditioning is recommended for installation as he knows this system)
Jabsco pumps (2 or 3)
Bilge pumps and float switches
Linear drive and Control head for Autohelm
Anode for Raritan water heater
Extra set of slipcovers for main salon cushions
New foot controls for the windlass
2 new keel bolts
Injectors for both engines
Vinyl for forward cabin headliner
Solenoid and Johnson pump with impellers for genset
Several LED replacement bulbs
CANVAS AND CUSHIONS:
Full batten mainsail with 2 reef points
Manual furling mainsail
120% roller-furling genoa with "sunbrella" protection
Asymmetrical spinnaker (jenniker) with ATN sock
4" foam mattresses and cushions below, vinyl covered. Slipcovers on cushions in saloon.
SPECIAL INFO / DISCREPENCIES:
The water maker has not been in use for 4 years and needs re-plumbing and new membrane.
The 3.5 Kw Phasor Generator (Kubota engine) has not been used or even started in 4 years. May need work.
A Uniden depth transducer – "through-the-hull" is inoperable. Gauge is in the cockpit
The Xantrex Freedom 20 (2000 Watt Charger/inverter) has an inoperable charger ; the inverter is functional
Garmin 176 GPS at the Nav station has a blackened-out screen
Furuno Radar 1712 has a blackened-out display screen and cannot be fixed.
The pilot light system for the oven is not working. The new parts are in the oven.
Beam: 13 ft 4 in
Draft 5ft 9 in
Displacment 10 tons
Number of Cabins: 3
Number of Heads: 2
Water capacity 400 liters
Fuel Capacity 400 liters
Engine; Phasor/Kuboto 49HP diesel engine. Model: P4-49-03 (V2203EB-3) replaced in 2003 (4205 hours: