UPDATE: PRICE REDUCED $48,000 !!!
DUTY PAID - NOW AVAILABLE TO BE SHOWN TO US CITIZENS
She is Fully Equipped with Water Maker, Generator, 3 Aircon, 3 electric winches, Radar ( all of this original Beneteau France), North Sails Asymmetric spy with Pro Furling System, Pole, and more. The boat can be easily sailed single/short handed.
She was delivered new in Spain, June 2015. She was sailed in a race to Porto Rico & then Miami. She was prepared for short hand sailing & real live onboard for a one year off from work.
Draft is: 2,27m, Bridge Clearance - Mast height 20, 60m
More info to follow
Capt R James Fachtmann - James@Yachtmann.com --732-5825
Capt R Richard Fachtmann - R@Yachtmann.com 727-487-2278
|Length Overall||45’ 9'' |
|Hull Length||44’ 3'' |
|Shallow Ballast Weight|
|L.W.L||N/A||Deep Ballast Weight||N/A|
|Beam||14’ 9'' |
|Fuel Cap||53 gal. |
|Draft (Deep Keel)||7’ 1'' |
|Water Cap||151 gal. |
|Shallow Draft (Shallow Keel)||5’ 9'' |
|Mainsail Area (Classic)||538 sq ft|
|Mast Height (max)||66’ 5'' |
|Headsail Area (105 %)||538 sq ft|
|Max Headroom||N/A||Dry Displacement||23,257 lbs.|
|Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.|
|Std. Power||Not Available|
|Tested Power||Currently no test numbers|
|Opt. Power||1 x 54-hp Yanmar 4JH5CE SD|
1 x 54-hp Yanmar Y.S2 4JH5CE
The Beneteau Oceanis 45 offers nearly the same deck and cabin space as the Oceanis 48 due to her hard chine hull design pictured above. Notice how the chine crease begins forward and carries all the way back to the stern.
The Beneteau Oceanis 45 features a design engineered by French architect Finot-Conq. The visible chine lines appear about half way up the freeboard, and run for two-thirds the length of the hull. The addition of the slight chine increases stability and tracking as well as overall space both on deck and below. Such a design gives buyers an added sense of space when compared against a traditional hull design, and allots for larger parties and gear depending on the buyers’ mission.
The Oceanis 45 comes in four different cabin configurations all of which highlight different functions and goals.
The Beneteau Oceanis 45 has a LOA of 45’9” (13.9 m), a beam of 14’9” (4.50 m), and a draft of 7’1” (2.16 m).
Layout Configuration A offers the most amount of private sleeping space providing four separate quarters for guests. The expanded portside galley allows two people to work at once, unlike many U-shaped galleys. Both heads are wet heads.
Layout Configuration B seems ideal for cruisers featuring a master stateroom forward with an en suite and built-in hanging locker. Instead of having a third cabin aft, Beneteau left the space unfinished for additional storage of gear and sails. In this configuration, the owner gains an added bench with a settee featured alongside the galley.
Layout Configuration C is a good combination of private sleeping spaces with en suite heads. The forward cabin serves as the master stateroom and has a separate shower stall.
Layout Configuration D features a little bit of everything with a master suite forward, two births that share a head aft, and an expanded amount of sitting space with the inclusion of an added bench, settee and galley.
Beneteau offers varying accessories focused around the buyer’s mission. All of the configurations listed above change the layout below, but the cockpit and deck above remain standard. The primary components that change depending on the layout configuration are the number of berths the buyer desires along with the amount of sitting space vs. expanded galley. For those interested in chartering or heavy entertainment, the option of four heads, each tied to a berth seems like a strong fit for such a mission. If the buyer’s mission is cruising, four berths may not be necessary, but that’s the beauty of the Beneteau Oceanis 45, the adaptability is noteworthy.
A deck view highlights the location of the mast and necessary rigging. Notice how the mast is closer to the center of effort of the boat as compared to a traditional sloop rig where the mast would be farther forward. This rig design also makes sail-handling easier.
The Oceanis 45 On Deck
Standard Sails. The standard configuration of the Oceanis 45 comes with three different sails, the classic mainsail (538 sq. ft./50 sq. m), 104% genoa (538 sq. ft./50 sq. m). The mainsail comes with a lazy jack system and zipping lazy bag. The lazy jacks and lazy bag do most of the work when dropping sail. The genoa forward is on a furling system.
Optional Sails. Beneteau offers asymmetric spinnaker rigging, as well as a code 0 sail on the furler for those interested in maximizing knots and occasional racing. A self-tacking jib is an available option. This feature is useful for those who are single-handing, or simply looking for less work while underway. The buyer also has the option of an anodized mast furling system that would replace the lazy jacks on the mainsail. Again the buyer gains the convenience of quickly furling sail, but loses horizontal battens and some roach due to the roller furling system.
Winches. Two self-tailing genoa sheet winches (H50.2 STC) are located directly aft to the dual helm stations. An additional two self-tailing coach roof winches (H40.2 STC) manage halyards and additional running lines. For those buyers looking for added luxury, the builder offers electric genoa sheet winches (H46.2 STCEH) making sail trim effortless and extremely accurate with the push of a button.
The picture above highlights the standard rigging configuration for the Oceanis 45. Notice how the genoa sheets are run directly to the dual helm stations. The main sheet is connected to the mainsail arch keeping lines out of the cockpit and allowing for easy adjustments to the mainsail via the two coach mounted winches.
All tasks involved with the mainsail and trim are done through the dual winches and cam cleats mounted on the coach deck.
Mainsail Handling. The mainsail is handled completely through the winches on the coach rooftop, and the actual rigging is attached to a mainsail arch that keeps the companionway free from intrusions. The main halyard, mainsheet, outhaul, downhaul, and boom vang are all adjusted from the same set of dual winches.
Not having a traveler on the coach roof allows for larger cockpit and a longer companionway hatch, which Beneteau uses to provide a gentler angle to the companionway stairs – 45-degrees instead of a more typical 60-degrees.
Mainsail Arch. The mainsail arch frees the cockpit or coach roof from being divided by a traveler. This allows for free movement within the cockpit and from the cockpit to the upper deck. The boom is over 7' (2.13 m) above the cockpit deck.
Dual helms feature leather-wrapped wheels with dual compasses and matching electronics. Notice how the genoa sheets fall into built in compartments for easy storage.
Genoa Winches. These self-tailing winches are located on both the port and starboard side within easy reach of the helmsman or crew sitting in the cockpit. These winches manage the genoa sheets, asymmetrical spinnaker if used, and the roller furling line.
This is a big cockpit for a 45’ (13.7 m) boat. Note the wide passageway between the table with leaves folded down and the cockpit seats.
Dual Helms. There are two helms that back up to a full-width bench with teak inlays. This bench also transforms into a full-beam swim platform with ladder.
Twin Wheels. When sailing short-handed as many cruisers often do, the captain can be positioned near the genoa winch allowing for easy access to sail trim and boat position without having to move from the wheel. Sailors often prefer to sit either to leeward or windward, either way this can only be accomplished with dual wheels. Should the buyer’s mission focus around chartering and teaching, it can be very handy having two wheels and dual instrumentation.
Matching Components. Each helm includes an additional handrail and compass as well as space for electronics. The downside to two helms is the minor cost of added electronics, however, with today’s networking and high-tech navigation, everything can sync or function independently.
Steering from Leeward or Windward. Such a feature allows the captain to optimize his view of the sails, seas, and competition should the buyer be interested in racing. Often that means steering from leeward for added views of tell tails and sail position, but also from the windward depending on conditions and starting line position.
Visibility. Having two wheels located outboard obviously becomes advantageous when maneuvering alongside a dock. Engine controls are located on the portside helm.
Both helm stations hug the outward bulwark, allowing for increased visibility and convenience. A teak inlay bench aft allows for ample seating and easy maneuvering from one side to another.
Helm and Cockpit Seating. Dual bench seats flow down either side of the cockpit and are separated with a permanent folding table. Both bench seats are finished with teak inserts and lift to reveal dual lazarettes for storage of lines, emergency gear and fenders. The overall design keeps all lines under load out of the cockpit and away from guests, should a line snap or give way. The folding polyester cockpit table features an oddments locker, storage space, steel handrails and a 12V socket – lamp with shade. The aft bench seat also lifts to reveal a life raft locker.
A standard chartplotter is affixed to the built-in polyester table. This central position allows for easy viewing from both binnacle stations.
Stern Boarding Platform with Swim Ladder. A fully opening transom converts to a spacious swim platform equal to the beam of the boat. The electronically controlled platform opens and closes with a switch, and features a natural solid wood deck. The swim platform also features a stainless swim/boarding ladder with solid wood steps that fold upon closure.
This design maximizes cockpit seating without sacrificing the space necessary for a traditional fixed platform. The folding transom is also the perfect height for boarding, and contains a built-in step that welcomes one into the large self-draining cockpit. Because of its height it’s also ideal for dinghies, floating docks, and sunbathing.
Wood slatted steps are an added luxury on the stainless steel ladder. Slatted steps are easier for feet to grip and significantly gentler than traditional bars.
The hull, designed by Finot-Conq, carries a wide 14’9” (4.50 m) beam all the way aft. The hard-chine widens the boat above the waterline where it increases interior and cockpit space. Her hard-chine also maximizes stability and overall handling while underway.
Hard-Chine. The boat is narrower at the waterline therein reducing drag while underway under power or in light air. Because of the narrow angle the boat can heel slightly in light wind with minimal wetted surface, less drag and an increase in overall speed. When the wind picks up and the boat heels, the chine puts progressively more beam in the water, which provides buoyancy aft to reduce heeling and increase control.
The Oceanis 45 is designed to sail on her lines without an excessive amount of heel. This design parameter is a breath of fresh air for those uncomfortable with the concept of a sailboat heeling excessively.
Even in heavier conditions the boat rests comfortably on the hard chine. Also note the added buoyancy aft, a great feature for following seas.
The galley contains all necessary equipment to cook and serve, as well as a freezer and plenty of cabinet space.
Galley. The efficient galley is available in two of the four layouts, and allows for additional seating as well as a settee that doubles as a navigation station. The L-shaped galley contains a gray laminate cooking surface, and features a stainless steel sink, dual stainless steel burners, a 22 gallon (86 L) ice box and a 34 gallon (130 L) refrigerator. Fitted lockers and closed shelving are finished in an Alpi wood, and additional storage space can be found along the hull.
Full Galley. The full galley removes the extra seating and settee/navigation station, expanding the gray laminate into the saloon area. The primary kitchen components are the same, with the addition of added cabinetry above. Parquet type laminate floors run throughout the galley into the saloon and berths giving the cabin an open feel.
The full galley becomes mandatory should the buyer be interested in adding a third head aft. With such an addition, the whole galley is slid forward to accommodate the added head. This configuration seems promising for entertaining and overnighting where the added private quarters are important. Also, two people can easily work in the space.
Saloon. The open saloon has a headroom of 6’6” (1.97 m), and features a U-shaped saloon bench with double density foam, and a saloon table finished in one piece of varnished wood with inlays and aluminum legs. Central cube seating easily slides into place, allowing for a clear companionway when not in use, and brings an added sense of functionality to the space. The saloon table is surrounded by portholes and panoramic deckhouse windows that allow for plenty of light to enter the cabin.
The wood bulkheads of the mahogany interior create a warm feel.
A large window surrounded with cupboards provides plenty of light and extra storage space.
Navigation Station and Moveable Seating. The seating on the port side of the boat can slide into several different positions, depending on the buyer’s mission. They can either slide against the forward bulkhead, against the aft bulkhead, or between the settee/navigation station with molded wood fiddle. On the portside next to the navigation station, we find a switch panel on the bulkhead for access to electrical functions, and a white or red reading light.
The builder added a sense of functionality. with an adjustable seating configuration. Specifically, the portside can now double as an additional sofa, separate chairs, or as an office desk/navigation station. Added storage is also found behind the seats.
Both seats slide on a platform and easily adjust depending on the owner’s mission. The navigation station/settee can be configured numerous ways as well. Notice where the builder placed the reading lights. In either of the corners, the settee could double as a desk or office space.
Captain’s Quarters. The Captain’s Quarters forward has 6’2” (1.89 m) of headroom, and features a central double bed, as well as hanging lockers, a valet tray, cubby hole lockers, and a base cabinet stowage underneath the bed platform. Three flush deck hatches with blinds and mosquito nets allow for a refreshing breeze on those cool nights, and dual portholes with curtains add extra light to an already welcoming space.
Notice how much storage the builder is able to fit into this space. This particular set up would be perfect for cruisers or weekenders looking to carry added belongings. This particular configuration also features an en suite head, accessible exclusively through the Captain’s Quarters.
The forward stateroom boats ample storage cabinets utilizing the bow flare, and the space underneath the access steps on either side of the berth. Note the dual gooseneck reading lights for added comfort on either side of the bed.
Aft Berth/Options. Beneteau has left the aft section of the cabin up to the buyer’s discretion. As mentioned in the above diagrams, the cabin can be configured with dual berths aft, or a single berth aft and space for storage on the opposing side. The buyer also has the option of including one additional head aft or dual heads aft.
Charter? This particular setup would be ideal for chartering or frequent entertaining where multiple berths were important. Both aft berths have a headroom of 6’5” (1.96 m) and feature a double bed, access doors to aft head, cupboards, hanging lockers, and closed shelving. Both spaces also feature a porthole with curtain, as well as a cockpit window and a flush deck hatch.
Even in the aft berths the builder has allotted for decent storage and lighting. We also like how the flush cockpit window is non-intrusive, yet available to provide air in what would otherwise be a stuffy space.
Head and Shower Option. The Oceanis 45 can be configured with up to four heads, depending on the buyer’s mission. Each head has at least 6’2” (1.88 m) of headroom and direct access to a berth. All contain separate showers with hot and cold water, and a manual marine toilet. Added features include a washroom cabinet, at least one mirror, toilet accessories, cupboard and at least one opening port light or deck hatch.
We like the addition of a separate shower space as it adds to the luxury feel of the boat. Also notice how the Alpi wood continues between the entire cabin and the head.
The portholes that bring natural lighting into the saloon and other below deck areas on the Oceanis 45.
Options to Consider:
• 220V air conditioning
• 6 kW generator
• Silver cockpit Bimini
• Silver Cockpit Dodger
• Electric winches
• Mast furling system
• Self-tacking jib
Power and Price. The Oceanis 45 comes standard with a 54-hp Yanmar diesel featuring Sail Drive. The boat has shown to be very manageable with the Sail Drive and bow thruster.
The Beneteau Oceanis 45 comes standard with the classic mainsail and a 104% genoa.
While it is common for builders to offer an array of options to customize a boat to an owner’s needs, Beneteau has truly gone above and beyond. While the typical builder offers components in packages, Beneteau allows the owner to select options piece by piece. This allows buyers to get into the best boat for them and their cruising plans.
Our advice to buyers is to always go bigger rather than getting a boat that is “exactly” the right size – because too often the “right size” boat ends up being too small. Then, a second boat will be bought. By going bigger first, buyers can avoid the added expense of buying two boats.
The Beneteau Oceanis 45 shown above with her new owners entertaining in a spacious cockpit with a built-in 12V lamp for ambient lighting.
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