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2001 Beneteau Oceanis 461

Fort Pierce, Florida



The 461 Beneteau Oceanis  features the 3 stateroom 2 head layout!  She boasts a fantastic cockpit and interior space.


Basic Boat Info

Make: Beneteau
Model: Oceanis 461
Year: 2001
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BEY681781001
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 46 ft
Length Overall: 46 ft
Waterline Length: 39'1 ft
Beam: 13'11 ft
Max Draft: 5'9 ft
Displacement: 22,950 lb
Bridge Clearance: 59'1 ft
Ballast: 7496 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Westerbeke
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 63hp
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Feathering
  • Engine Hours: 2,000


Fuel Tank Capacity: 53 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 218 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Sloop


John Virginio
Florida Coast Yacht


Florida Coast Yachts
2010 Harbortown Dr
Fort Pierce, Florida, US, 34946

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.


Entering from the companionway you will find the galley to starboard with nav station opposite. The very spacious salon features a U shaped settee with table and padded seat on the side. A full length settee is to the port. The private master cabin forward has the centerline island berth with ensuite head. The aft cabins has a large double berth.

  • Desirable 3 Staterooms / 2 Head layout
  • Upholstered in rich green fabric
  • Varnished cabin sole and a 6'5" headroom
  • Sleep in air conditioned comfort or open the numerous hatches for excellent ventilation, hatches have shades and screens
  • Plenty of natural light
  • Floorboards are removable for easy access
  • Engine room is under the companionway steps which raise, additional access is from the galley and aft cabin
  • Galley is port of the companionway with solid counters. Fully equipped with three burner stove, double stainless steel sink, refrigerator/freezer and microwave. The trash can is under the forward counter and can also be accessed through an opening on top of the counter
  • Aft of the companionway is the guest berths quite comfortable. Large hanging locker and plenty of storage space. Two opening ports and a hatch which provide great ventilation and lighting. The fuel tank and batteries are located under the berth
  • On the port side is the aft head which can either be accessed from the main salon or aft cabin. Includes a manual head, sink and shower.
  • The central salon features a U shaped settee with lounge to starboard with additional centerline bench seating, dinette table with filler, comfortable dining for 6-8 people
  • Long settee to port with plenty of storage under cushions
  • Two fixed ports above both settees give good visual access as well as ventilation
  • The Navigation station and electric panel is located at the end of the port settee
  • Forward head  has an easily maintained molded finish and includes electric head, shower, sink with medicine cabinet above
  • The large forward main cabin is spacious with a double berth and bench seating, drawers and hanging locker
  • Force 10 propane 3 burner stove with oven, tucked in with a safety bar
  • Adler Barbour refrigeration, top and front loading, perfect for long term provisioning
  • GE microwave
  • Double stainless steel sink with single lever faucet
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Built in trash bin with counter top access
  • Deep bin storage
  • Overhead hatch and 2 opening ports in galley for good ventilation
  • Pantry cabinets and storage
  • White laminate counters with
  • as a separate freezer (this was not standard equipment with the boat
  • fully equipped with; pots and pans, beneteau place settings for 6, cutlery and other accessories
Deck Equipment and Hull
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • Green Bimini and dodger with connector including enclosure, approx. 6'2" tall, windshield has covers protecting the Isinglass (2015)
  • Stainless steel safety bar at mast
  • Cockpit table with folding leaves
  • Twin dorades
  • Whitlock 42" wheel with leather cover
  • Walk thru transom with swim platform
  • Lewmar 54ST Primary winches (2)
  • Lewmar 40ST Electric main halyard, furling & traveler winch
  • Lewmar 44ST
  • Lewmar traveler with two control lines
  • Cam line clutches: 5 Port and 4 Starboard
  • Rocna anchor
  • Dinghy on deck with 9.9hp Mercury outboard
  • Outboard hoist and mount
  • Long cockpit seating
  • Generous lazerette storage
  • SS handrails
Electrical System
  • 2  Flex 100 watt & two hard 365 W panels solar panels (2022)
  • solar controller
  • 110 volt shore power system
  • 110 volt battery charger
  • 110 volt US outlets with GFCI protection 
  • AGM house batteries (3)
  • AGM starting battery
  • Silent Wind Generator
  • 5 12v fans 
  • FCF series by Webasto AC 2017 also functions as a heater and dehumidifier
  • VHF Standard Horizon Matrix GX2000 (new 2020) at the chart table and at the helm. There is also a separate hand held Standard Horizon BX210 VHF (new 2021
  • Westerbeke 63hp engine appr. 1815hrs
  • 3 sided engine access, hydraulic strut assist at companionway
  • 3 Bladed feathering Variprop propeller
  • Air conditioning
  • Hot water heater with 10.5 gal capacity
  • 218 gal water capacity, 2 fiberglass tanks
  • 53 gal fuel capacity
  • Electric head forward, sea water flush
  • Holding tank with Y valve and deck pump out
  • Bow Thruster
  • Radar
Owner Description

Free Sailin was bought new in 2001 and we have been the only owner. It is a wonderful family blue water cruising boat and has served us well on all our journeys. It is well-appointed and very comfortable. Being a Bruce Farr hull design, it also sails very well.

We live in Toronto, Canada on Lake Ontario (one of the five great lakes) and until 2017 it was a “Fresh Water” boat based out of the Port Credit Yacht Club in Toronto. We cruised it extensively on Lake Ontario, to places such as the 1000 Islands and Niagara-on-the Lake. In addition, we have taken it via Lake Erie and Lake Huron to the beautiful North Channel cruising grounds in Georgan Bay. Lots of wonderful memories!

In the fall 2017 (we are now retired), we decided to sail it to the Caribbean. Our route was down Lake Ontario, through the Erie Canal to the Hudson River and then down the river to New York City. From there we went to Norfolk Virginia, exploring the Chesapeake on the way. From Norfolk we participated in the Caribbean 1500 and did a 10-day passage to the British Virgin Islands.

Since 2017, we have summered the boat in Grenada (a safe place during hurricane season) and have spent the winters cruising the Eastern Caribbean from Grenada north to the Virgin Islands. All the wonderful places – Grenada, the Grenadines, Barbados, St. Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Antigua & Barbuda, St Barts, St. Martin, Saba, Anguilla and the Virgin Islands – we had an amazing time exploring them all.  This year we are cruising the Bahamas.

We have had a wonderful time “Living the Dream”! Now it is someone else’s turn!

Beneteau Oceanis 461

  • Cruising World magazine's 1997 Boat of the Year: Best Value, Full-Size Cruiser. 

The Oceanis 461 is a solid Bluewater cruiser with impressive speed and a rig that is innovative and efficient. Strength and reliability have been built into every aspect. An incredibly spacious, bright and well-ventilated interior is complemented by beautiful traditional exterior lines.

  • Free Sailin was built in Marion, South Carolina and is hull number 178 (Hull ID # US-BEY68178I001). Between 1996 and 2001 there were 210 Oceanis 461’s made.

Summary Data Sheet

  • Version: 3 cabins / 2 heads
  • Beautiful cherry-wood interior
  • LOA: 46.59 ft
  • LWL: 39.37 ft
  • Beam: 13.95 ft
  • Draft: 5.74 ft
  • Mast Height
    • I: 54.53 ft
    • DWL: 59.06 ft
  • Displacement: 20,944 lbs
  • Monohull
  • Fiberglass construction
  • Engine: 63hp diesel
  • Tankage
    • Diesel: 53 gals / 200 L
    • Water: 218 gals / 825 L
  • Sail inventory
    • Furling Headsail: #1 (140%) from 2016 and a #2 (120%) from 2017
    • Furling Main from 2015
    • Asymmetrical spinnaker.75 oz., 1140 sq ft, with a dousing sleeve. From about 2011
  • Start Battery (January 2022)
  • 3 House Batterers. Lead acid 335 AH each (January 2023)


Summary of Extras

  • Three blade feathering Variprop
  • Bow thruster
  • Radar
  • Anchors
    • Primary – 25 kg Rocna wth 160 ft of chain and 160 ft of line
    • Others - a Fortress FX-23 and a Bruce 20 kg
  • Air Conditioning (installed 2017)
  • Five 12V fans installed (3 from 2023 & 2 from 2022)
  • Whisker pole
  • Dehumidifier (2022)
  • RYOBI 2300 gas generator (2023)
  • Wind generator (silent wind) (2018)
  • Dingy Davits and solar arch (two 365-watt hard panels) (2022)
  • Two 100-watt flexible solar panels for the Dodger (2017)
  • 9.5 AB Rib with chaps, (2019) and with a 9.9 hp Yamaha motor
  • AIS (2017)
  • EPRIB (2017)
  • 6 person Crewsaver life raft (new 2017 and last Serviced Sept 2023)
  • Hobbie Kayak – 1 or 2 people.
  • BBQ
  • Extra Propane tank, valve and hose for the BBQ
  • Extra Portable tankage
    • Water:  2 20L tanks
    • Gas: 2 20 L tanks
    • Tender Gas: 1 20L tank
    • Diesel: 4 20L tanks

Summary of Maintenance

  • Free Sailin has been very well maintained.
  • When the season starts in November everything is serviced and the same when the season ends in April.
  • Standing rigging changed in 2017. Annual rig inspection at the start of every sailing season.
  • Runing rigging continually kept current.
  • Rudder bearing changed 2021.
  • Cutlass bearing changed 2021.
  • Thruhulls changed 2023.
  • Bottom paint and zinc’s 2023   
  •                                                                                                              Engine Hours: 2000
  •    Boat Log: 20,000

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.

Additional Contact Information
Please contact listing broker John Virginio 207-671-0677  to schedule your appointment.