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1999 Beneteau Oceanis 461

Lefkas, Greece


Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 461, Bruce Farr designed, built 1999. Teak decks, Blue Hull, copper-coated below waterline, bulb wing keel, wheel steering. Powered by 85hp Yanmar, Main & Genoa by Quantum Sails (2017), predominantly B& G navigation equipment. 3 double cabins & 2 heads layout, can sleep up to 8 throughout incl saloon . Holding tank. Gala dinghy A240 Lite with aluminium hull. Comfortable spacious cruising yacht , 3 private owners, (current owner since 2010) has never been chartered. VAT paid £79,000

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Beneteau
Model: Oceanis 461
Year: 1999
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Beneteau Yachts, France
Designer: Bruce Farr and Associates
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Bulb Keel


Length: 46 ft / 14.02 m
Length Overall: 46'1 ft / 14.05 m
Waterline Length: 39'1 ft / 11.91 m
Beam: 13'11 ft / 4.24 m
Max Draft: 5'9 ft / 1.75 m
Min Draft: 5'9 ft / 1.75 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH2 DTE
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 85hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Engine Location: Center
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 1999
  • Engine Hours: 3,512


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Sloop


Williams and Smithells Ltd
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Fareham, GB, PO16 9DR
Tel:+44 (0)1329 827 053


Built by Beneteau Yachts, France 1999
Designed by Bruce Farr
Aft cockpit cruising yacht
GRP hull, deck & structure (Blue hull)
Full teak decks
Winged bulb keel.
Blade rudder
Wheel steering
Copper Coat antifouled since 2015
Plastic seacocks fitted 2022

LOA:       46.1 (13.48m)
LWL:       39’1 (12.00m)
Beam:    13’11 (4.25m)
Draft:         5’9 (1.75m)
Displacement: 14,000 kg


Yanmar, 4JH2-DTE, 85hp
3,512 hours, (log 14,964Nm)
Shaft drive
3 bladed prop


220v & 12v systems
2 x 140A domestic batteries Tudor Strong Pro (2021)
Engine starting battery 100A (2018)
Dolphin battery chargers, 2 x 12v x 20A
Sterling Battery Management system
Engine & shore power charging options
Portable Hyundai HY1000 Si generator 3.9a/240v as back up (2019).


Fuel:      1 x 200 ltr steel tank
Water:    2 x 275 ltr plastic tanks
Holding:  1 x 46  ltr Tek tank (2017)

Rig and Sails

Sloop rigged – standing rigging original (asking price set to take this into account)
Z spar mast.
Main – Slab reefing, white by Quantum (2017)
Genoa – Furling, white by Quantum (2017)
(Sails maintained by Waypoint Lefkas)
Facnor roller reefing system SD 200 for Genoa

2 x Lewmar Genoa winches ST58’s
1 x Lewmar halyard winch ST44
1 x Lewmar main winch ST40


Accom for 6/8 in 3 cabins & saloon
Double aft cabins + V berth forward cabin
Two heads with showers
Wood joinered interior & flooring
Vinyl upholstery


Eno cooker – oven & grill
2 x gas hobs
S/S sink
Frigo fridge/freezer (Isotherm new fridge plate & compressor 2014)
25L calorifier
LED bulbs in saloon and cabins
Pioneer CD radio


Rocna 25kg anchor with 100m 10mm chain
Danforth 4kg with 30m 10mm chain
Lofrans Cayman 88 windlass 1000w (Remote for windlass 2022)

Plenty of warps/lines
12 fenders
Passerelle (2015)
Swim platform
Swim/boarding ladder
Deck shower
Boathooks (2)


B&G GPS chart plotter
B&G Speed/log/wind/depth
Auto Pilot pump is Lecombe & Schmidt linked to B&G Network Pilot
Icom Handheld DSC VHF
Plastimo compass
Nav lights
(Furuno Radar not working)


Gala dinghy A240 Lite, aluminium hull (2021)
Honda 3.5hp outboard


Standard safety gear, fire extinguishers (2023) and CO detector up to date.
Liferaft Seago canister (serviced 2022) 6 person
Manual & automatic bilge pumps
2 x life buoys
Safety flares (2022)
EDVS LED distress light (2017)
Selection of lifejackets and safety lines.
Selection of flags.
Emergency tiller
Fire blanket
Gas alarm – ‘Fire Angel’

The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.

Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.


This comfortable cruising yacht has had 3 private owners, current owner since 2010 who bought in the Lefkas area., and has never been chartered. She has 3 double cabins and 2 heads layout and can sleep up to 8.

Since 2010 she has been berthed at Lefkas marina, Greece and sailed around Ionian islands, with occasional trips to Peloponnese, and Adriatic.

Title Documents and Tax

Listed below are the documents/or copies of what we have seen on listing this yacht.

Current British SSR Certificate
Copy - Brexit location marina letter (Greece)
Copy - Bill of Sale to current 3rd owner 2010
Copy - Bill of Sale to 2nd owner 2002
Copy - IVA paid invoice (Portugal) 1999
Copy - Certificate of Origin 1999
Copy - Conformity Certificate 1999 Bureau Veritas + Portuguese forms
Evidence of TEPAI cruising tax paid

Manufacturer Provided Description
The concept and construction of the Oceanis 461 is directly linked to the Oceanis range experience. Owing much to her predecessors, whether in terms of her dimensions, the technology used, or aesthetic and practical choices, the Oceanis 461 fits perfectly into Beneteau's cruising range. Her long hull, designed by Bruce Farr and Associates, has great potential for impressive speed while giving that quiet, powerful sensation only felt on board true offshore cruising yachts. The structure of the Oceanis 461 is based on the same principles that have made such a success of the whole range; the bonded and laminated inner molding ensure the best possible spread of rigging and keel loads throughout the hull. Her rigging is also 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. An optional furling mainsail is also offered. The deck layout reflects the spirit of comfort and efficiency that has prevailed in the Oceanis 461 from her conception: teak-capped bulwark for elegance and safety, electric windlass half recessed into the anchor well, large sunbathing area forward, uncluttered sidedecks with chainplates centered against the coachroof, and a teak deck option. The cockpit 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 and icebox is joined. The Oceanis 461 is available in 4 cherrywood (teak as an option) accommodation layouts, arranged around the saloon. There are 7 opening deck hatches and 12 opening portholes. The galley has numerous baskets and lockers, a fridge - freezer in two compartments, and large independent head compartments (up to three depending on the layout selected).
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