Jan Guthrie Yacht Brokerage
3248 Elwood Drive ............ Racine, WI 53406

call 847-338-8808

1996  Beneteau 461  - 4 cabin

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Beneteau 461 brokerage sailboat waiting for you at the dock  ......   If you have been waiting for a 4 cabin (or even a 3 cabin ) boat for your larger family or group of friends, this is your chance. And with a headroom of approximate 6' 5" ... no one feels crowded.   With a bow thruster, 10 man raft, new color radar and chartplotter .....  all ready to go.

The Farr Yacht designed 461 is a solid bluewater cruiser with impressive speed and a rig that is innovative and efficient. Strength and reliability have been built into every aspect. An incredibly spacious, bright and well ventilated interior is complemented by beautiful traditional exterior lines.

She was awarded 1997 Boat of the Year Category: Full-Size Cruiser, Best Value by Cruising World Magazine.

The traditional interior features cherry stained interior finish, with a teak and holly composite cabin sole and wooden cabinet doors with ventilation louvers..  This is nicely set off with the dark blue cushions throughout the boat.  All mattresses and cushions feature a high density foam with removable covers.  She has a Mojava cabin heater (runs off the engine's hot water) with 14,000BTUs of heat.  There are 6 large overhead hatches with built-in shade and 11 opening ports.

In this 4 cabin layout, there are two forward cabins.  Each of the mirror image forward cabins feature a room double berth with storage beneath the berth, a large hanging locker in the aft outboard corner of the stateroom and a bench seat with plenty of floor space for dressing in privacy.  There is a rail around the aft bulkhead and the centerline bulkhead that allows you to install the included third berth as a single bunk above the lower berth to allow this boat to sleep a total of 12 people.

Next aft is the salon, a roomy dining table surrounded by a wrap around settee to starboard, with a central bench seat midships, to allow you maximum dining and entertaining space.  The table lowers to convert to a double berth if desired.  All of the cushions have a dark blue upholstery in good condition.  The central bench seat has a backrest for comfort and support.  This also acts as a great handhold when needing stability in a seaway.

The starboard dinette settee is surrounded by storage, with shelves and two built in cabinets.  The center bench is all storage..  The hull sides are lined with wood lathe strips adding to the traditional look of the interior.

Across to port is the spacious galley.  With a Corian style counter top, and "tons" of storage.  Starting from the forward end, there is a large working countertop area with storage underneath.  A deep double S.S. sink with hot and cold pressure water.  Then a gimbaled two burner propane stove with oven, S.S. holding bar in front of the stove, then next aft is the huge  top loading refrigerator/freezer with Frigomat cold plate refrigeration.

There are four storage cabinet along the hull side with rattan screening for ventilation, sliding plastic storage baskets for accessibility, and a trash can under the counter. With two large opening ports over the galley and two non opening ports in the hull side, this is a bright and airy galley.  And with the positioning of the galley across from the dinette, the cook is always included in the conversations.

At the aft end of the dinette is the nav station.  There is plenty of storage under the lifting lid, or in shelves under the working area for all you nav needs.  The electrical control panel, and the stereo are mounted here.  Plenty of room for any additional options to be added.

It's convenient location allows it to be a adjunct to the dining table for additional serving.

Across from each other and to port and starboard of the companionway are the heads.  Each one is a mirror image of the other, with 1 piece molded fiberglass liners for water tightness and easy cleaning.  They each have a marine toilet & 15 gal holding tank, fiberglass wash hand basin, vanity cabinet, mirrors, S/S handrail, and storage for your toilet accessories.

The companionway steps are molded fiberglass for ease of maintenance with non-skid stripping. Hinged for easy access to engine room.

The symmetrical aft cabins are aft and both to port and starboard.  They each have large double berths with a length of 6' 7" and are 4' 9" across the head and 3' 7" across the foot.  Both cabins feature shelves along the hull side and storage under each berth and a large hanging locker.  Both side also offer additional access to the engine compartment.

Features at-a-glance
LOD .................... 45' 11"
LWL .................... 39' 1"
Beam .................... 13' 11"
Draft ...................... 5' 8"
Displ .......... 20,944 # approx.
Ballast ........   7500  # approx.

Raymarine color 24 mile radar and chartplotter RL70C new in 2004, Raymarine BiData speed and depth, Raymarine Ray53 DSC VHF radio (new in 2004),  Sonar DSM300 new in 2004, stereo with CD player (2 speakers in salon and 2 in cockpit), Triangle warning anchor ball, 8" brass bell, radar reflector, Colregs, Coast Pilot Great Lakes, Plastimo Offshore 135 6" compass at the helm.

Deck and Hull
Plastimo 10 man offshore raft in canister, 6 inflateable lift vest with harnesses and tethers.  Outboard motor crane and mount for motor on the stern pulpit. Propane grill also mounted on stern pulpit. Shower on swim platform. Extra prop.

Vetus 3kw 112# thrust for easy docking.

Lofrans Tigress electric windlass, 45# CQR anchor with 200' of HiTest chain (new in 2004) and 100 feet of rode.  40# Danforth with 100' of 1" rode. 4 3/4 x50 mooring lines, 10 fenders. flares and Coast Guard safety equipment.
Dodger, bimini with rear curtain all new in 2004, with handles on side frame in dark blue Sunbrella.  Matching helm station cover, new in 2004. 3 line bags in cockpit for containment of sheets and misc. lines. Two boat hooks (one telescoping). 3 Jack lines, horseshoe buoy, floating MOB, 3 throwable cushions,

S/S pulpit with bi-color navigation light, S/S sternrail with life ring holder and flag staff holder, S/S stanchions with Double lifelines, lifeline gates on both sides, Teak handrails on coachroof, dorade vents with dorade vent guards, mast pulpit, teak toe rail cap, built in liferaft fixing points on coachroof, self-bailing cockpit for offshore work.

(2) 44 CSTO Lewmar winches for mainsheet and halyards mounted on coachroof, all halyards and reefing lines led back to cockpit - genoa and main halyards may be jammed off and stowed at the mast. (6) Spinlock clutch stoppers on coachroof, (4) Folding pad eyes - 2 for foreguy, 2 for gennaker sheets

S/S stemhead with 2 rollers - extended on starboard side for the primary anchor
(6) anodized aluminum mooring cleats

New bottom paint in 2006.  Clean and fair bottom and keel.  Cast iron bulb keel.

Sails and Rigging
Keel stepped, anodized aluminum two spreader mast, double aft-swept spreaders, anodized aluminum boom, deck collar with pivoting blocks on port and starboard, ProFurl genoa furling systems,

Mainsail (new in 2000) with Doyle StackPak (new in 2006), North genoa new in 2000, storm sail, new spare jib sheets, all reefing done from cockpit, new mainsail cover in 2006, Windex 15, single line reefing for 2 reefs, boom vang.

 (2) Genoa tracks (2m) with adjustable cars and plunger stops, (2) Genoa foot blocks with jammers, (2) 54 CSTO Lewmar primary genoa sheet winches, mounted on cockpit coaming near helm, roller furling genoa system, with drum installed above deck, mainsheet track on coachroof with ball bearing traveller (controls led back to cockpit).

Mechanical & Electrical
50 hp Yanmar 4JH2E diesel inboard engine with 4100 hours, raw water sea strainer, engine mounts integrated into hull liner, engine control panel integrated into helm, single lever engine control integrated into cockpit table, 3 bladed fixed prop with new zinc in 2006, engine compartment soundproofed with foam, S/S prop shaft with composite epoxy/glass stern tube

New fresh water Shurlflo 3 gpm, plus spare water pump, both with strainers. Shower sump pumps, one for each head (Whale Gulper Model 220) both rebuilt in 2004.  6 12V 3 speed fans throughout that boat. Two spare fuel filters, engine oil change 12V pump system.

All batteries new 2003, 1 starting battery 700CCA.   2 house batteries on separate bank.  Alternator rebuilt in 2005. New throttle cables in 2005,

Manual bilge pump near helm, electric bilge pump with automatic switch, ice box drained by pump, fresh water cockpit shower, 200 gal fresh water capacity in 3 tanks, hot/cold pressurized fresh water with accumulator tank, 11 gal water heater.

Grounded rig, built in conduits for options - transom to chart table, mast to chart table, forward cabin to chart table, forward cabin to transom.  12 volt control panel - 24 functions, 12 volt socket at the chart table, 110 volt control panel under chart table, 110 volt outlets - (1) in each cabin, head, galley, salon and at chart table, 110 volt shore power socket on transom.

Halogen overhead lighting in cabins, salon, galley ..... fluorescent tube lighting in galley, reading lights in each cabin, nav station light, independent switches for lights, cockpit light on cockpit table, courtesy light in companionway, bi-color nav light, stern light, combination deck and steaming light, anchor light.

12V ship and 110V shore power systems, 50' 30 amp shore power cord, automatic 25 amp battery charger,

This boat is a must see for anyone looking for a comfortable cruising boat.

Motivated sellers .... they have made their journey and are ready to move now.
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