LIGHT DAWNS is a beautiful example of this fast and accommodating Bruce Farr Beneteau cruiser. The Beneteau 461 was awarded BEST BOAT OF THE YEAR honors in 1997 and shares a hull form from the very successful Bruce Farr First 45s5 but with a more manageable cruising rig. Known to be an excellent performance cruiser, Light Dawns has been lightly used. Never south, this boat has sailed New England and in two of the last three summers has remained hauled and decommissioned due to the owners's schedule. Light Dawns is in the water now and fully commissioned.
Light Dawns has the Two Stateroom/two head layout which locates the galley in aft stbd corner, connected to the main salon but out of the way. The interior spaces are large and include a center-island berth and en suite head in the master stateroom, and extra large main salon with convertible dinette, sit-down nav station, second head aft conveniently located close to the companionway, and an oversized double aft stateroom. Berths come with custom fitted bedding and linens. The galley includes both top and front load freezer/refrigerator, three burner propane stove with oven and broiler, microwave oven, and lots of counter and storage space for meal prep.
Well equipped, she has a stainless steel radar arch over the transom which integrates dinghy haul-out tackles, a wind generator, a solar panel, and the radar scanner. The wind gen and solar panel couple to maintain battery charge even when cruising off the dock for extended periods.
Light Dawns is easily sailed short-handed with all sail controls led back to the cockpit and controlled by an electric winch. She is outfitted with in-mast furling, roller furling genoa, and a cruising spinnaker with carbon fiber pole. A full electronics suite includes GPS-chartplotter, radar, autopilot, VHF radio with command mic at the helm, sailing instruments and stereo.
The Seller has reduced the price to a very competitive level and wants his 461 to be the next boat sold. This is a compelling value. Please call today for additional details and a chance to view this highly recommended cruiser.
Kevin developed a passion for boating as a child on Cape Cod. While a student at Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA), Kevin was a member of the offshore sailing team. Upon graduation from MMA, He served as a Deck Officer on Oil Tankers and as Captain on various Yachts and a racing sailboat. Later, Kevin worked for Lewmar Marine, selling winches and deck hardware to Large OEM's and Custom Race boats. He continues to use his USCG Master Mariner license to deliver boats, to and from Florida. Kevin currently sails competitively on a custom 55‚ racing sailboat. "If you would like to talk to me about a new or brokerage boat, please give me a call."
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