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Beneteau 281, 28 ft., 1997, Cleveland, Ohio, $38,000, Back on market, Price reduced 5/13/16 to $29,900, Ad expired

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Beneteau 281, 28 ft., 1997, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Builder: Beneteau Designer: Groupe Finot

    Furling Main and Headsail.


    The interior of the 281 is finished with Varnished Cherry stained Mahogany. The layout is as follows: starting with a V berth forward behind curtains. There is ample storage outboard of the berth along the hull and underneath. Main salon has single berths P&S with a single leaf fold down centerline dining table. The cabin sole is teak & holly. A full Nav station is to starboard with storage and instrumentation, fold up desktop, VHF radio, AM/FM/CD stereo w/ salon BOSE speakers and 12v and 110v panels. The Galley is to port offering a 2-burner alcohol stove w/safety bar, large sink with mixer tap, cutlery drawer and trash bin. Pressurized Hot and Cold water are standard features for the galley and head. The head features 6' headroom, marine toilet, hooks for towel or foul weather gear, mirror on the door, storage cabinets, and opening port w/privacy shade. There is also a full stand up shower! Aft of the galley to port is a full double berth with a hanging locker. All 8 opening ports and 2-opening hatches have screens and shades; there are also reading lights throughout the cabin and 4-outlets. The Yanmar 18HP Diesel engine is located under the removable companionway steps as is the batteries. The beige fabric interior cushions are in great shape! The headroom is 6'3" so even though it's a 28' boat, you don't feel claustrophobic!


    Starting forward is a SS bow pulpit with double lifelines, 24" stanchions, w/gates P&S. The anodized aluminum stemhead fitting has a bow roller and built in fairleads with rollers for dock lines. There is a large anchor locker for the #22 Danforth anchor, 10' chain and nylon rode. Aluminum slotted toe rails run the length of the hull w/fairleads for the docklines, 4 mooring cleats total. The large self-bailing cockpit has an opening helmsman's seat with access to the swim platform on the transom. The mast is a single set of swept back spreaders at 15 degrees, stainless 1x19 SS standing rigging, forestay with a Profurl roller furling unit and 2 year old 140% Genoa w/UV strip. The Doyle mainsail is in mast furling, led aft to a starboard deck organizer, sheet stoppers and a single 2-speed Self Tailing Lewmar winch on the cabin top. The mainsheet, main halyard and boom vang are also run to that winch, clean and simple. Both Genoa sheets are led to 2-speed self-tailing Lewmar #30 sheet winches P&S; the roller furling retrieval line is led aft on port. The cockpit with custom cockpit cushions has one large locker on port for all the needed supplies that are included; 50'shore-power cord, freshwater hose, boat hook, 5-fenders, 6-docklines, 4-life jackets and a throwable horseshoe. Single lever engine control and engine panels are located near the helm for easy access on port. The SS stern pulpit has stern rails seats; there is also a cockpit table and drink holder and lighted compass on the binnacle. On the stern, there is a cold water shower on the swim platform next to the drop down swim ladder attached to the transom.


  • LOA: 28' LWL: 24' 3"
  • Beam: 9' 5"
  • Displacement: 5,732 Lbs.
  • Draft: 4'
  • Bridge Clearance: 38' 8"
  • Ballast: 1,675 Lbs.


  • Engine Maker: Yanmar
  • Engine HP: 18 H.P.
  • Engine Model: 2GM20F


  • Fuel: 8 Gal.
  • Water: 50 Gal.
  • Holding: 8 Gal.

    Sails & Sail Handling

  • Furling Main - Orig.
  • Performance Main - '06
  • 135% Genoa - '97
  • 155% Genoa - '10
  • UK Cruising A-Spinnaker W/Snuffer
  • Solid Vang

    Primary Winches:

  • Lewmar #30 ST

    Cabin Top Winches:

  • Lewmar #16 ST
  • Lewmar #8

    Electronics & Electrical System

  • Autohelm ST 50 Depth
  • Autohelm ST 50 Wind Spd./Wind Pt.
  • Authohelm ST 50 GPS
  • Autohelm ST 4000 Auto Pilot
  • Cockpit Speaker
  • Sony Stereo W/Bose Speakers
  • Shore Power & Cord
  • (2) Batteries
  • Guest 10 Amp Battery Charger

    Canvas & Misc. Gear

  • Bimini & Awning - Green
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Wheel Cover

    U.S.C.G. Safety Gear

  • Life jackets
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flairs
  • (2) Fire Ext.
  • LifeSling
  • Danforth Anchor W/6' Chain & 200' Rode
  • Anchor Locker
  • Anchor Roller
  • Dock Lines & Fenders

    Galley & Head

  • Galley Loc.: Port/Aft
  • Hot (6 Gal.) & Cold Pressurized Water
  • Ice Box
  • 2-Burner Alcohol Stove
  • Head Loc.: STBD/Aft
  • Shower

    Engine Room & Bilge

  • Yanmar
  • 18 H.P.
  • 2GM20F
  • Racor Fuel Filter
  • Manual & Elect. Bilge Pumps

    Hull & Bottom

  • Rubrail W/Slotted Aluminum Toe
  • Steel Storage Cradle
  • 2-Blade Folding Prop
  • VC17

    Cockpit & Deck

  • Pedestal Wheel
  • Swim Ladder & Walkthough Platform Transom
  • Double Life Lines W/Gates Port & STBD
  • Stern Perch Seats

    Interior & Berth Size

  • Centerline Dinette W/Dropleaf, U-Shape Seating
  • Beige Cushions
  • Teak & Holly Sole
  • Woodwork - Cherry
  • V-Berth Sleeps 2
  • Aft Cabin Sleeps 2

    The boat is in great condition. 2008 survey completed with no issues found. Furling main and headsail allow for a quick sail or long sails to the islands. More pictures available upon request.

    Price is $29,900 or best offer.

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    Beneteau 281, 28 ft., 1997, Cleveland, Ohio sailboat

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    Beneteau 281, 28 ft., 1997, Cleveland, Ohio sailboat

    Beneteau 281, 28 ft., 1997, Cleveland, Ohio sailboat

    Beneteau 281, 28 ft., 1997, Cleveland, Ohio sailboat

    Beneteau 281, 28 ft., 1997, Cleveland, Ohio sailboat

    Beneteau 281, 28 ft., 1997, Cleveland, Ohio sailboat

    Beneteau 281, 28 ft., 1997, Cleveland, Ohio sailboat

    Beneteau 281, 28 ft., 1997, Cleveland, Ohio sailboat

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