The Oceanis 523 is a wide boat with a good hull stability.
The keel is moderately deep.
Two possibilities for the draft : 2;30 m and 1,80 m.
The center of gravity is placed very low.
This gives a stable boat, with a good balance under heel and a good steering control.
The generous sail area give good performance even in light air.
The majority of handling operations is brought back to the cockpit.
The deck is very clear.
A large aft platform allows to bath, to go up and down to the dinghy easily. The life raft is stored under this bathing platform and can be out easily.
The roof has two levels with panoramic portholes.
The helmsman’s cockpit is well separated, with the genoa manoeuvres at hand.
2 steering wheels.
The main cockpit is wide with a folding table around which the crew can easily sit down to take a meal.
It can be protected by a sprayhood above the companionway and a bimini for the sun.
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