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1997 Beneteau Oceanis 281

$39,057 Listed price: £25,995 Newby Bridge, United Kingdom
Make Beneteau
Model Oceanis 281
Year 1997
Condition Used
Price £25,995
Fractional Shares 1
Type Sail
Class Cruiser (Sail)
Length 29 ft
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass
Location Newby Bridge, United Kingdom
Tax Status Tax Paid
LOA 28 ft 7 in
Length at Water Line 24 ft 3 in
Length on Deck 27 ft 5 in
Beam 9 ft 7 in
Max Draft 3 ft 10 in
Keel Type Fin
Displacement (Dry Load) 3000 kg
Ballast 800 kg
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Make Volvo
Engine Model 2010
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Year 1997
Power 9 hp
Drive Type Direct Drive
Propeller Type 2 Blade
Propeller Material Bronze
Designer Groupe Finot
Builder Beneteau
Cabins 2
Double Berths 2
Heads 1
Fuel Tanks 1 x 30 liters
Fresh Water Tanks 1 x 190 liters
Holding Tanks 1 x 80 liters
Hull Shape Monohull


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.

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 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.


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