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2017 Beneteau Oceanis 38.1

Lefkas, Greece


Beneteau Oceanis 38.1 (2017) This yacht is new, little use from 2019-current day, an opportunity not to be missed. Well equipped with all you would expect in a modern cruising yacht. Powered by 29hp Yanmar (low hours), bowthruster, Inmast furling main, Accom for 6 in 3 double cabins, single heads/separate shower, Light Alpi oak interior, holding tank. EU VAT paid (never chartered) €149,950

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Beneteau
Model: Oceanis 38.1
Year: 2017
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Beneteau
Designer: Groupe Finot
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Length Overall: 37'9 ft / 11.51 m
Waterline Length: 36'5 ft / 11.10 m
Beam: 13'1 ft / 3.99 m
Max Draft: 6'10 ft / 2.07 m
Min Draft: 6'8 ft / 2.03 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3YM30AE
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 29hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Year: 2017
  • Engine Hours: 455
  • Engine Location: Center


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


Williams and Smithells Ltd
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


Williams & Smithells UK
Wicormarine Cranleigh Road, Portchester
Fareham, GB, PO16 9DR


Built by Beneteau Yachts in 2017 – Architect Finot/Conq interior by Nauta Design
White GRP hull, superstructure.
Full teak decks & cockpit
Cast iron bulb keel
Blade rudder
Wheel steering

LOA:               37’9 (11.50m)
LWL:               36’5 (11.13m)
Beam:             13.1 (3.99m)
Draft:               6’8 (2.08m)
Displacement: 6,850kg


Yanmar 3YM30AE 29hp (21kw) engine
Hours – Sept 2021 - 455
Sail drive to 3 bladed fixed prop
Bowthruster – Quick

Engine last serviced June 2021 (serviced annually)
Set of standard spares


12v & 220v systems incl shore power
3 x Enex Marine domestic batteries, 80amp (2020)
1 x Enex Marine engine start battery, 75amp (2019)
2 x Quick bowthruster batteries, 80amp
Cristec 40 amp battery charger


Fuel:      Single tank 130 ltrs
Water:    Two tanks (total 330 ltrs)
Holding: Single tank

Rig and Sails

Sloop rigged (original)
S/S Inox

Inmast furling main, white by Elvestrom (2017)
Furling Genoa, white by Elvestrom (2017)

2 x Harken genoa winches 35 2Spd
2 x Harken main winches 40 2Spd


Accom for 6 in 3 double cabins
Double Forward Cabin
Twin double aft cabins port/stbd
(slatted bases to all beds)
Linear Galley
Single heads & separate shower to port (+deck shower)
Alpi fair oak joinered interior
Cloth upholstery (Commando natural)
Approx 1.9m headroom throughout


Eno Grand Large gas cooker/oven
Oven & grill
2 burner hob
S/S sink
Vitrifrigo fridge with freezer comp inside fridge
Assorted cooking utensils/crockery/cutlery


All B&G instruments – Zeus #7

VHF – V50
Autopilot – AC42
AIS receiver
Wireless network (not connected/set up)


Quick electric windlass (with cockpit control)
Main anchor with 60m chain10mm gauge
Various warps and fenders
Sprayhood & bimini (Navy)
Winter covers
Swim & boarding ladders
Port hole mosquito screens
Deck shower
Halogen deck lights
LED spreader lights
Low level cockpit lights
Nav lights


Honwave 2.4m tender


6 person Charter 150 life raft
6 life jackets
Automatic bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
Gas & fire alarms
Life & Dan Buoys
Emergency tiller
Fire blanket
Fire extinguishers
Handheld horn

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.


She was delivered in Spain to the first British/Australian owner in March 2017.
First registered in August 2017 and sailed over to Crete later that year by a professional crew.
Wintered in Crete 2017, hardly used by that owner in 2018 & 2019 seasons.

Bought by the current owner in November 2019 then Covid and lockdown hit, he was only able to collect her in Sept 2020 and sailed over to Lefkas. Covid again affected most of 2021 and for family reasons has decided to sell.



Title Documents and Tax

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

Certificate of British Registration - SSR
Copy - Bill of Sale to current owner(Nov 2019)
Copy - Bill of Sale to 1st British owner (2017)
Copy - previous Maltese Flag
Copy - VAT invoice on first supply in Spain (2017)
Copy - Builders Certificate
Copy - Declaration of Conformity

Manufacturer Provided Description

In the tradition of the latest 41.1, the Oceanis 38.1 cleverly combines practical features, performance and elegance on boat sizes where function generally outweighs personalisation:  the Oceanis range continues to stand by its desire to offer a wide choice to demanding customers.

The new Oceanis 38.1 offers a performance to habitability ratio second to none on this size of cruising yacht. Length and beam on the waterline have been extended to the limit to make her quick to cut through the water, while increasing stability.


The Oceanis 38.1’s chined hull offers particularly surprising cruising comfort. Good and taut to aft and low on the water, the rigidity under sail of this cruiser takes her further and faster, with exceptional stability. It is a real joy to have two helm stations, a mainsail arch and a huge swim platform on a sailing yacht this size.


For the Italian design team, the challenge was to multiply the living spaces in the saloon and offer greater privacy in the owner cabin, while maintaining the visual perspective that her opening to the bow offered in previous versions.  The new L-shaped galley makes a facing seat saloon arrangement possible. The space has been well optimised to allow eight people to sit around the table.



Designed to suit a variety of sailing programmes and increasingly different lifestyles on board, the Oceanis 38.1 is available respectively in 6 versions with varied layouts: number of cabins and bathrooms, modularity of the saloon, choice of galley, storage capacity, etc.


Now accessed by a double door, the owner cabin offers wonderful privacy.  This new separate space still has a pleasant forward view of the boat when the doors are open.


Light Oak or Mahogany Alpi: the Oceanis 38.1 offer a choice between a contemporary light oak or more classic Mahogany Alpi atmosphere. Once the cabinet work has been decided upon, a wide choice of linings and upholstery colours and materials adds the finishing personal touches.

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

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