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Used Beneteau 281 Racer and Cruiser Sailboat For Sale 32 pictures

Boat Description

The Beneteau 281 offers a tremendous mix of performance, comfort and safety. Recess has been well cared for and has newer sails and rigging. Open salon, private aft cabin and full cruising galley make her perfect for weekend get-aways and cruising.

Features Include:

– Inboard Perkins Diesel
– New Main and 130% Genoa
– Autopilot
– Private Aft Cabin w/ Double Berth
– Full Cruising Galley

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Builder: Beneteau
Designer: Groupe Finot

LOA: 28 ft 6 in
Beam: 9 ft 5 in
LWL: 24 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 0 in
Bridge Clearance: 38 ft 8 in

Total Power: 18 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 1995
Engine Model: M20
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 18 HP

Accommodations and Layout

The Beneteau 281 is a wonderful pocket cruiser with big boat features. Above decks she features a well designed cockpit walk thru transom, wheel steering and generous storage. All lines lead aft to coach roof mounted sheet stoppers and winches keeping everything within easy reach of the helm for safe, easy shorthanded sailing. High coamings and long bench settees provide comfortable seating while underway and relaxing dockside. Wide side decks provide easy passage fore and aft while docking and anchoring.

Below decks the 281 offers complete accommodations for the cruising couple and family. Overhead hatches and open port lights provide abundant natural light and generous ventilation. The salon features a U shaped settee with a double drop leaf centerline table and is complete with navigation station. The cruising galley is aft to port and offers all the amenities needed for life aboard. Opposite to starboard is the head with vanity, shower and marine head. The owners cabin is aft and features a full, double berth. Forward is a double v-berth, open to the salon.

– Walk-Thru Transom
– Swim Platform
– Wheel Steering / Cockpit Table and Drink Rack
– Removable Stern Rail Seats
– All Lines Lead Aft - Easily Handled Sail Plan
– Private Aft Cabin w/ Double Berth
– Double V-Berth
– Full Cruising Galley
– Nav Station


– Origo 2 Burner Alcohol Stove
– Stainless Steel Sink
– Top Loading Ice Box
– Hot and Cold Pressure Water
– Under Sink Cabinet
– Under Stove Pan Storage
– Behind Counter Cabinets


– Raymarine ST40 Knot Meter
– Raymarine ST 40 Depth Sounder
– Raymarine ST4000 Plus Wheel Pilot
– Binnacle Pod Mount for Instruments
– Standard Horizon VHF

Sails and Rigging

– Deck Stepped Mast
– New Full Batten Main 2 reef points
– New Stack Pack w/ Lazy Jacks
– New 130% Furling Genoa
– New Head Sail Furling Gear
– Inboard genoa tracks
– Lewmar 30 self tailing sheet winches
– Coach Roof Mounted Sheet Stoppers
– Rigid Boom Vang
– Whisker Pole
– Line Organizers

Engine and electrical Systems

– Perkins 18hp Freshwater cooled diesel
– 3 blade prop
– Dripless Stuffing Box
– Single Lever Engine Control
– Full Engine Panel in Cockpit
– Dedicated Engine Start Battery
– 2 House Batteries
– 30amp shore power with 50 cord
– AC/DC breaker panel
– Electric bilge pump
– 110v system with multiple outlets
– 20amp battery charger
– 12v Cabin Lighting

Canvas and Other Extras

– Bimini
– Cockpit Cushions
– Double Leaf Teak Cockpit Table - Binnacle Mounted
– Teak Drink Rack - Binnacle Mounted
– Removable Stern Rail Seats w/ Cup Holder
– Outboard Engine Hoist w/ Tackle
– Outboard Rail Bracket
– Winter Cover
– Cabin Fans
– Clock
– Barometer
– Transom Shower

Safety Equipment

– Danforth Anchor w/ Chain and Rode
– 12v Navigation Lights
– 12v Automatic Bilge Pump
– Manual Bilge Pump
– 6 Adult pfds
– Horn, Bell, Flares
– Fire Extinguishers
– Stern Boarding Ladder
– Lifesling w/ Rail Mount


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.

Approximate boat location: Middle River, Maryland