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1997 Beneteau 46
| 1997 Beneteau 461,Ready to Go !! |
My home for over two years as I single-handed through the Caribbean and Bahamas, Mo Cushla is ready and able to take off again --- anyhwere!
She?s my third liveaboard over fifteen years, so my upgrades were thoughtful.
She?s fast and easy to sail --- I beat an Oyster 55 from Guadeloupe to Antigua by a half hour; we averaged 185 miles a day on the return from Puerto Rico to Jacksonville.
The Bruce Farr designed Oceanis 461 is sought by knowledgable sailors worldwide.
Mo Cushla is pristine, meticulously maintained and never chartered by this former batchelor!
After serious singlehanded cruising I fell in love with a younger woman --- ahh romance! --- and have come ashore for a few years.
Numerous improvements were informed by 30 years of racing and cruising, such as radar arch with davits, full batten oversize main, oversize ground tackle, remote navigation, and Skymate to name a few.
The rich and warm interior provides comforts of home for a single-hander or a cruising couple and their guests.
She?s by far the lowest priced well-found 461 on the U.S. market. $159000, 9042402157
Two staterooms with private head and shower for each.
Owner?s cabin forward with centerline queen and lockers and settees port and starboard.
Large spacious salon has dinette and settee to starboard and settee/seaberth to port forward of the nav station.
Aft of nav station are guest head and shower with privacy to guest stateroom.
Lockers and settee in aft cabin.
Salon dinette converts to queen with insert, sleeping six comfortably.
Nav station equipped for remote navigation; all instruments integrated through Ray Marine E-80 at helm and flat panel below.
Flat panel doubles as dvd display from laptop. 24/7 nearly world-wide access to all NOAA weather data and text-only email through Skymate system.
Cherry finished mahogany bulkheads and cabintery, with teak and holly sole.
Upholstery in excellent condition.
Many cruising guides, sailing and owner?s manuals, including Perkins shop manual port and starboard above settees.
Handholds run the length of the salon on both tacks.
Salon has six opening ports and two hatchs for light and ventilation.
Demensions: Headroom 6'4" Salon, Galley, Aft Stateroom; 6'2" Fwd stateroom; Berths 6'9" length.
Perkins M-80T turbo diesel, 78hp, with 1435 hours.
Driving a three blade Maxi-Prop.
Engine oil changing pump built in.
New starter motor in 2005.
Old one needs rebuild as spare.
Extra diesel canisters carry 25 gallons. 150 amp Balmar alternator w/100 amp spare.
Balmar Smart Charge and Duo Charge.
The U shaped galley is large yet compact for the chef in rough seas.
Hot/cold pressure water with filter, over double stainless steel sinks with storage above and below.
Dry storage to forward of sink in top loading pantry.
Counter top opening to large trash bin under.
Gimballed Force 10 three burner propane stove with oven.
Two propane tanks in stern lockers.
Top loading Adler Barbour freezer and separate front loading refrigerator.
Built in microwave surrounded with cabinets and space for provisions.
Hatch overhead, plus opening ports for ventilation. 218 gallon of water is stored in three tanks.
Electonics and Navigational Gear:
Autohelm Tri Data, wind, speed, direction.
Ray Marine E-80 Chartplotter/Radar with Navionics for North America, eastern and western Caribbean.
Standard Horizon VHF with remote control.
Spare Icom VHF.
LED Tri-color with anchor light equipped with photovotaic on/off at masthead. 19" Flatscreen monitor for laptop connection and remote navigation center.
Sony CD/AM/FM radio. 2,000 and 400 watt Inverters.
Magnum Energy Monitor.
Raymarine ST6000, Autohelm with ST50 repeater.
Skymate Guide (subscription required) provides for all NOAA files worldwide and text only e-mail, 24/7. 16,000btu reverse cycle SMX II Cruisair AC with digital control, dockside, only. 406 Epirb.
Eight Lifeline AGM deep cycle six-volt batteries paired in series for 880 amp hours of 12 volt power.
Two spare alternators.
AC/DC outlets throughout.
Superb lighting throughout. 30 amp shorepower with battery charger.
AC/DC monitoring system.
Deck and Hull Equipment:
Four Lewmar Winchs with all lines leading to cockpit.
Dodger, Bimini, and window new 2005.
Fixed cockpit table with storage center.
Granny bar at mast.
New 2006, full batten, self-stowing North mainsail (25% more sail area than original) and rigging with lazy jacks.
Furling 135% Genoa and Asymmetrical cruising spinnaker.
Double lifelines with boarding gates.
Swim ladder on stern with coldwater shower.
Boarding gates, P and S.
Custom stainless radar arch (new 2006) and davits.
Three anchors with electric windlass (new in 2007): 66# Spade, 55# Delta, 35# Fortress.
Primary anchor has 150' 3/8 chain plus 100' rode, secondary has 30' chain and 150' rode.
2005 West Marine RIB hypalon dinghy and 2005 Mercury 9.9 hp four cycle outboard in davits.
Docking lines, fenders, Safety gear, life jackets