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Beneteau 461

[IMG=floorplan] Owing much to her predecessors, whether in terms of her dimensions, the technology used or in aesthetic and practical choices, the Oceanis 461 fits perfectly into Beneteau's "luxury cruising" range.

Her rigging is classic and efficient: a masthead furling genoa (drum on deck) guarantees the necessary power for an easy passage. The semi full battened mainsail is equipped with lazy jacks, facilitating both furling and sail reduction when necessary, whilst conserving the efficiency and pleasure of the classic mainsail.

The construction of the Oceanis 461 has been undertaken using the same principles that have made such a success of the whole range: the glued and laminated inner moulding ensuring the best possible spread of rigging loads throughout the hull.

Her deck layout reflects the spirit of comfort and efficiency that has prevailed in the Oceanis 461 from her concept: teak-capped bulkhead for elegance and safety, electric winch half sunk into the anchor well thereby providing the best position for raising the anchor chain, large sunbathing area forward, uncluttered sidedecks due to the chainplates having been moved inwards to the coachroof... and, of course, for those who appreciate its refinement - a teak deck option.

As for the vast cockpit, it is easily accessible via a door in the transom which is also equipped with deep lockers. The wheel steering position has a full console, to which a large cockpit table with hinged flaps is joined.

This design provides the best blend of performance, length and accommodation for a 46-footer. Comfortably lodging eight in four cabins, with a spacious main saloon and galley, this is a perfect yacht for couples or families. (The beds in the forward cabins can be converted from doubles to bunk beds.)

The galley is well-equipped and well designed, and includes a laminated work surface, stainless steel guardrail, 5.6 cubic feet GRP icebox with 12v electric fridge and freezer, 2 stainless steel sinks a pressurized hot and cold water mixer tap and a 3 burner LPG oven and grill.

Specification:
   Builder:   Beneteau       VHF Radio, Cell Phone
   Cabins:    4              GPS, Autopilot
   Heads:     2              CD Stereo w/Cockpit Speakers
   Showers:   3              Refrigerator
   Loa:       45'11"         Microwave
   Beam:      13'6"          Furling Jib
   Draft:     5'8"           Electric Windlass
   Water:     206 Gal.       Snorkel & Safety Gear
   Engine:    56 HP Diesel   Charcoal BBQ Grill
   Fuel:      50 Gal.        Bimini & sun shade
   Year:      1999           Dinghy & Outboard
                             Chart & Cruising Guide

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