I have a 2001 473. It is the two cabin/2 head
version which is a nice layout for personal use. The charter versions of the 473 are typically 4 cabin/4 head
layouts. I don't see how you can stuff all that in there but that's just me. That would be a potential issue for resale as well.
What year is it? Is it equipped well? What do you plan to do with it? The charter company boats typically have a minimal set of electronics
and high engine
hours. These would be things to check thoroughly with a surveyor
who is not affiliated with the charter company. You may end up putting a fair bit of money
into the electronics
depending on your intended use. If the engine
needs to be rebuilt that's a significant expense.
The 473 is one of Beneteau's better built boats and generally gets good reviews
from their owners. I like mine but I only sail in the Great Lakes
so I can't say how well they hold up in salt water
or rougher conditions. I looked at several of the 473's that were for sale
by the charter companies but ended up buying a freshwater boat from private sellers. I'm happy with that decision.