PRICED AGGRESSIVELY -- OWNER WANTS HER SOLD!
Designed by Groupe Finot, this Beneteau 361 is a well-equipped 2-cabin model that sleeps up to seven crew and guests. She is the perfect size for bay and coastal cruising with all the amenities you will need for weekend or extended voyages with great cruising features.
Dave Townley, Crusader Yachts - Annapolis, 410.271.5225, firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Townley, Crusader Yachts - Annapolis, 410.507.0714, email@example.com
We brokers see a lot of boats. Everyone has their own idea what 'great condition' might mean. This Beneteau 361 is in amazing shape for her vintage and has very clearly been lovingly cared for by her original owner since new. Kept right here on the middle Chesapeake her entire life, she has only seen very light, mostly day, use. Her systems have been thoughly maintained and updated over the last eighteen years. She has been on the same creek since new.
Once you step aboard and dig into her nooks and crannies, you'll be super impressed with the level of maintenance and the thoughtful design. She has all the basics: in-mast furling main, furling headsail, all lines led aft for single handed sailing, nice electronics package, comfortable cockpit and living spaces below, reverse cycle AC/heat, a huge fridge for this size yacht, and lots of storage where you need it.
It's just time to move on from cruising. This owner has had a blast exploring the Chesapeake but doesn't get as much time aboard as he used to. When you step aboard, you'll see how much care and attention has been devoted the the boat and her systems.
Walking down the companionway hatch, you enter into the main salon area with the galley to port and the entry to the aft cabin and to the head to starboard. A forward-facing chart table is aft of the port settee. A starboard U-shaped settee wraps around and adjustable table for dining down below. The forward cabin features a wide v-berth with ample storage. The aft cabin features a second double berth.
Below decks, you'll find a warm, rich and inviting interior space for lounging at the end of a cruising day. There is a comfortable U-shaped settee to starboard in the main salon that wraps around an adjustable varnished cherry table that can be lowered to create a third double berth. Opposite lies a second settee for additional lounging. Cherry cupboards behind the settees offer plenty of easy access storage along with additional storage behind and under the settee cushions.
The U-shaped galley is just inside the companionway hatch to the port side. It features a side and top loading refrigeration unit, a gimbaled two-burner propane stove with oven, a microwave, and a stainless steel sink. This galley is comparable to galleys on much larger yachts, following the galley rule of ample counter space on both sides of the sink and stove. There is a ton of storage with a deep top-loading storage compartment forward of the stove, deep cherry cabinet storage above the countertops, and additional storage next to and under the sink.
A double berth lies athwart ships along the stern with a port entry when you come down the companionway hatch. It features air conditioning, as well as a spacious hanging locker for storage, two personal reading lights and a fan. There is plenty of ventilation and natural light with three opening ports in the aft cabin.
The V-berth offers a double berth that is great for entertaining guests and provides plenty of space below for extra storage. The V-berth has a large opening hatch and two cabintop ports to catch a breeze while on the hook as well as a 12V fan. Hanging locker to starboard offers storage. There is a also a ceiling light and two reading lights.
The head is located starboard of the companionway. It features a Jabsco manual marine head, a separate shower area with a curtain and teak bench opposite the head, and three opening ports for tons of fresh air and natural light. Two ceiling lights provide more light. The vanity features a stainless steel faucet and an adjustable vanity mirror that can be angled to fit your needs. There is storage both below and above the vanity.
The navigation station is located forward of the galley. The forward facing chart table opens for chart storage and a curved navigators chair offers comfortable seating, even on a heel. A raymarine C80 chart plotter, the electric control panel, a tri-data instrument, and VHF radio are all located all installed to port.
The beamy 361 features a very spacious cockpit that can easily seat four to six people. With plenty of room for sitting or even laying down, a walk-through transom, the cockpit of the 361 provides plenty of versatility with a fold-out cockpit table and wide benches. BOREAS also features two stern-rail fold-down seats as well for even more comfort under way. All lines lead aft to the cockpit for great ease of handling. BOREAS also features a dodger, bimini and connector piece for plenty of sun protection. Walking forward, the decks are nice and wide for easy maneuvering, even under sail. The 361 also features a large deep storage locker under the starboard side of the cockpit that provides plenty of room for spare lines, bumpers, and other large miscellaneous items. The propane locker is located in the aft corner of the cockpit and next to that locker is a removable portion of seating that allows for easy access to the sugar scoop swim platform.
The Beneteau 361 has a large sail plan that is designed for easy coastal, bay and island cruising in light and moderate wind. BOREAS easily sails in just 5-8 knots of wind due to a light displacement and large sail plan. Her rig is easily single-handed with an in-mast furling mainsail and a Pro-furl 140% genoa.
BOREAS has a 30hp Westerbeke that has been well cared for and only has 483 hours. This compact three-cylinder engine is easily accessed for maintenance under companionway steps and from the aft cabin. This reliable engine is fresh water cooled and allows the yacht to easily cruise at 6 knots and travel at max throttle at 7.7 knots.
BOREAS has a 20amp TruCharge battery charger as well as two Trojan 6V house batteries and one group 27 engine battery. The main breaker panels are located at the nav station for easy access. The LED interior lighting helps with energy efficiency.
Raymarine electronics system with a Raymarine C80 plotter at the helm as well as ST60 tri-data and wind instruments in the cockpit. Down below at the nav station, there is an iCOM M-402 VHF as well as a JVC stereo unit, and the electrical panel.
We know when we travel with clients FAR out of town for yachts, we don’t like surprises when we get there. It’s embarrassing for us and can make for an expensive trip. With that in mind, we'd like to share our rating of the various systems on the boat so you’ll be as informed as possible before you come for a visit. Our rating system is on a 1-10 scale with 10 being ‘excellent’ (in OUR opinion). Please view this list as a GUIDE only. Everyone’s idea of good and bad can vary quite a bit. Our goal in doing this is to help you reach a comfort level with the boat before you invest time and energy to come and see it. We’ll summarize by saying that this seems to be a well preserved yacht worthy of your serious consideration.
OVERALL RATING: 9.25/10
We seriously spent quite a while looking for blemishes. The bilges are clean. The teak and upholstery are in outstanding shape. The cockpit is great for entertaining with the added rail seating. The cockpit layout makes for easy single-handing. All ship’s systems appear to be in excellent working order and have help up extraordinarily well for this vintage yacht.
EXTERIOR RATING: 9.0/10
The rig and sails are all in great shape. Sails were serviced in 2015 and 2017 with just regular maintenance, some restitching of UV exposed thread. The boat was freshly bottom painted and hull compounded and waxed in September 2018. The cockpit teak is freshly oiled and is in excellent condition. The green sunbrella dodger and bimini are original so they've faded in the sun a bit. They have been removed every season and properly stored at the owner's home to help them last. Stitching is all looking good. The stratoglass in the dodger is still easy to see through, proof that this original dodger has been lovingly preserved since 2001.
ELECTRONICS & GEAR RATING: 9.5/10
Everything the boat has seems to be in good working order. Ready to go with a full suite of electronics at the helm including a Raymarine RC320 at the helm and a color C80 plotter down below. The ST4000+ autopilot is well overrated for the displacement of this boat.
INTERIOR RATING: 9.5/10
This yacht has only seen light use with mostly day sailing so the interior shows extremely well. The 16K BTU reverse cycle AC/Heating system serves all three living spaces.
ENGINE & PROPULSION RATING: 9.5/10
Regular oil changes and a spotless engine room. Hoses look good. No corrosion on engine or mounts. A minor amount of belt dust on the alternator and surrounding gear. Super low hours at 486 to date.
SAILS & RIG RATING: 8.5/10
Sails are original but have been very lightly used and serviced regularly (2015 and 2017). Some of the running rigging is getting a bit stiff and should be replaced.
Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.