Jan Guthrie Yacht Brokerage
3248 Elwood Drive ............ Racine, WI 53406
262-554-1370 ....... fax 262-554-1371
cell 847-338-8808

1995 Beneteau 281

Sold - let us help you go sailing .....

Beneteau 281 waiting at the dock 

This is a one owner, fresh water only boat with excellent care and light use. Max feathering prop, 3 headsails, newer sails .... a must see for anyone in the market.

AccommodationsClick for larger view of Beneteau 281 salon

Beneteau has a knack for making the most of the interior. The forward part of the cabin, is vee berth that works for kids as it is, yet easily makes down into a full sized berth for adults. It is extended by folding down the forward settee cushion. Both the port and starboard settees can also be used as berths.

The dinette is very flexible with two drop leafs that allow multiple configurations.

The L-shaped galley is to port of the companionway with a S.S. sink, hot and cold pressure water, nice sized ice box and a gimbaled Origo 1500/3000 Alcohol stove with 2 burners.

Aft of the galley is the entrance to the private aft stateroom. There is a generous berth, with a hanging locker and opening ports for ventilation.

Across from the galley to starboard is the navigation table, and aft of that is the head. Manual head with holding tank (ability to pump out can be enabled in legal zones), shower with hot and cold running water and storage.

Stern shower on swim platform

ElectronicsClick for larger view of Beneteau 281 salon
  • VHF President by Uniden LTD 715 with antenna
  • Compass Horizon135/Olympic 135 by Plastimo at binnacle
  • Instruments: Autohelm ST 50 Depth and
  • Autohelm ST 50 Wind & Close Hauled/VMG
  • Autohelm Boat Speed
Features at-a-glanceClick for larger image of Beneteau 281 bow 
sailboatLOD .................... 28' 11"
sailboatBeam .................... 9' 5"
sailboatDraft ...................... 4' 0" lead bulb keel
sailboatDispl .......... 5,732 # approx.
sailboatBallast ........  1,675 # approx.

Deck and Hull
Danforth Anchor with Line
Bow Pulpit
Side Stanchions with new lifelines (2010)
Custom Winter Cover with frame by Fairclough (2008)
Coast Guard Approved Safety Package
Deck material = Fiberglass
Fenders and lines
4 new Coast Guard approved life jackets
Navigation lights
Walk Thru transom with Swim Platform
Swim Ladder

Sails & RiggingBeneteau 281 aft cabin
Cruise equipped
Aluminum Spar stepped on deck
Spinnaker Pole
Lewmar Winches 2 Regular & 2 Self Tailing (with 2 winch handles)
Manual rigid boom vang
S.S. Wire Standing Rigging
Genoa Roller Furler by Harken
New main sail cover (2010)
2 main reefing lines led to cockpit
4 jam cleats on cabin top for halyards & reefing lines led to cockpit

Sails (all by North Sails):
Gennaker 0.75 oz Truemax Feb 1999 0.75 oz Norlon Snuffer Plus
Main sail Dec 1998
# 1 Soft Norlam All Purpose 150% Feb 1999 5 oz, UV Leech and Foot, Rope Reefing Pad
# 2 2000
# 3 Nordac 105% Feb 1999 6.6 oz Premdac, UV Leech and Foot

Electrical and Mechanical
Bilge Pump Raw Water Sea Strainer (Vetus, type 330)
Steering Wheel (Whitlock 400 pedestal steering system)
Emergency tiller Fresh water engine cooling system
Spare Fuel Filter
Spare Oil Filter
Hurth Transmission
15 gallon holding tank
Water heater (both 110v and from the engine)

Other Features Boat has Max-Prop Automatic 3-Blade Classic Feathering Propeller (2001)
Backup equipment includes spare fuel and oil filters, alternator belts (084 41 Bridgestone Miteflex) and impeller Screens onboard for all hatches

Supply onboard of spare blocks, shackles, cotter rings and pins.
Copies of all boat and equipment manuals that were originally provided are available, plus engine manual
Boat has steel cradle

Electrical System
2 batteries 12V
Battery Parallel Switch
110V Shore Power System
Beneteau Oceanis 281 interior layout


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.


These owners are two boat owners.    Email for more pictures ...... inside and out !!