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Maiden Marine

Ferry Nab
LA23 3JH
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1539 488040

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Beneteau is easily the largest production builder of both sail and powerboats in the world. The French company has been turning out sailboats for decades, but lately they’ve added powerboats including trawlers, express boats, a small sportfisher, and a line of luxury yachts. Beneteau understands that today, boating is less about the boat and more about the boating experience—so Beneteau delivers fast, comfortable, easy-to-sail boats with a Euro-chic flair and continually evolving production processes. If you’ve chartered, chances are you’ve been on a Beneteau, and more Beneteau hulls have circumnavigated the globe than any other brand. Today, the power models including Grant Tourismo, Swift trawlers and Monte Carlo luxury cruisers, are coming on strong and deliver good value in every market segment.

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1997 Beneteau Oceanis 281

£25,995 (Listed price: US$39,463)

Newby Bridge,United Kingdom

Beneteau Oceanis 281
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Port side view
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Bow view
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Starboard side view
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Fore deck
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Anchor locker
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Mast foot with all lines led aft
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Cockpit with teak topped locker tops
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Cockpit cushions and table
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Large cockpit sail locker
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Cockpit viewed from the stern
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Transom platform and bathing ladder
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Cockpit viewed from saloon
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Engine panel
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Companionway entrance
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Main saloon
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Volvo inboard diesel
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Aft double cabin
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Galley
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Heads compartment with holding tank
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Chart table
Beneteau Oceanis 281 - Forepeak berth
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Rare opportunity to purchase the very popular Beneteau Oceanis 281. Shoal draft keel measuring 1.16M allows greater exploration of our rivers and creeks. 9hp Inboard diesel offers economy and reliability. Interior can sleep 6 persons with ease and features seperate aft cabin.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Hull Shape MonohullBeam 9 ft 7 in 
Max Draft 3 ft 10 inEngine Make Volvo 
Engine Model 2010Engine Year 1997 
Fuel Capacity 7 galLength at Waterline 24 ft 3 in 
Length on Deck 27 ft 5 inLength Overall 28 ft 7 in 
Number of Heads 1Holding Tank Size 21.13 gal 
Water Capacity 190 galStock Number 1181 
Number of Berths 4Number of Engines 1 
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Ferry Nab
LA23 3JH
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1539 488040


 GRP constructed yacht with white topsides, deck and superstructure. Nice wide side decks allow easy access forward. All walkways and coamings finished in moulded non slip for safety. Large cockpit with teak topped locker seating. Cavernous sail locker to starboard. Helm seat lifts and drops in groove to allow access to transom. Large anchor well forward with anchor, chain and warp. Shoal draft cast iron keel giving a draft of 1.16 Meters. Counter hung rudder with tiller steering.

  • Cockpit table
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Transom shower
  • Bathing ladder


Vessel is powered by a Volvo MD2010 9hp, Inboard diesel engine. Reduction gearbox driving stainless steel shaft and 2 bladed propeller. Two 12v batteries charged from alternator or battery charger depending on location. Shore power supplying 240v socket in saloon. 22litre Isoptemp Hot water system and Volvo Ardic Hot Air heating system.

Rigging & Spars

Bermudan sloop with deck stepped alloy spars. Stainless steel standing rigging and terylene running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail mounted in lazy bag on boom and roller furling headsail system. 

Lewmar ST16 genoa winches and Lewmar 8ST halyard winches mounted either side of companionway. All lines led aft via deck organisers and clutches for single handed sailing. Winch handle pocket in cockpit 

Sail Wardrobe


  • Semi battened Mainsail 
  • Roller Furling Genoa with UV strip


Vessel can sleep 4/6 persons in a two cabin layout. Double berth in aft cabin and in the open plan saloon a forward double berth and two singles port and starboard of saloon table.

L-shaped galley area with two burner gas hob & grill. Stainless steel sink with hot & cold pressurised water supply. Microwave oven in doorway to aft cabin and top loading refrigerator with ample stowage space.

Separate heads area with vanity unit, sea toilet with holding tank and wash hand basin again with hot & cold pressurised water. Good headroom throughout with 1.92m at the hatch and 1.80m in the saloon.

Chart table area with VHF radio, GPS and instrument panel. Cabin comfort provided by Volvo Ardic hot air heating system.

  • Hot & Cold pressurised water
  • Cabin heating
  • Microwave


 Vessel is well equipped for coastal cruising. Included in the inventory are; 
  • Compass
  • Log/Speed/Depth
  • Wind/Speed/Direction
  • VHF Radio
  • GPS
  • Warps & Fenders
  • Sprayhood
  • Dodgers
  • Lazy Jack Bag 
  • Anchor, Chain & Warp
  • Clock & Barometer
  • Bilge Pump
  • Boathook
  • Boarding Ladder
  • Horseshoe Lifebuoy
  • Gas alarm


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.

Custom Contact Information

Due to location, viewings are by prior appointment only. To arrange a viewing, please call 015394 88050.