Beneteau 281 is just one of the boats in the Oceanis fleet Beneteau also offers bigger yachts perfect for couples and family on a week-end getaway. Other models include the Oceanis 370. At 28 feet and 6 inches, Beneteau 281 is one those small yachts that has so much to offer judging from its wide cockpit and great use of accommodation space. This yacht gets its strength from its fiberglass hull and Volvo Engine Model MD2020B.
The cockpit comes with a sizeable foldable table and push-pit seats. Her state-of-the art equipment includes an autohelm ST3000 auto pilot and control, autohelm wind, KVH control keypad and KVH Quatro Speed and Depth.
Beneteau 281 intends to make life easier for sailors with its uncomplicated system of sailing and low maintenance requirements. Like Beneteau model First 26, a single-hand is possible because all the lines lead to the cockpit. For sailing and rigging, it has a partial batten mainsail and 145 percent roller furling genoa.
Below deck has a V-shaped berth at the forward with settees both at the port and starboard side. With a nice table at the center, the layout encourages free movement. Because of its two opening hatches found overhead, the entire area enjoys satisfactory level of ventilation. A full head with shower is located at the starboard beside the nav station. The nav station is fully operational with its electrical panel. The master cabin at the port and behind the galley also enjoys great lighting and ventilation.
Despite of its size the Beneteau 281 galley follows the standard for cruisers. It has a two-burner alcohol stove, a functional ice box and a sink made of stainless steel. Both cold and hot pressurized water is available.
Beneteau 281 is truly a great sailboat in a small package. It is a favorite among the sailboat critics and enthusiast, and this was proven when it won 'Best Pocket Cruiser' a few months after its release. Other award-winning Beneteau boat includes the 10R.
The most popular sales locations by state for the 281 are: Missouri, Washington, Alabama, New Jersey, California, North Carolina, Georgia, New York, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Virginia, Illinois, Louisiana, Florida, Texas, Delaware, Michigan, Tennessee, Minnesota and Ohio.