Beneteau Oceanis 45 - Walkabout - SOLD



Listing Id 5131416 Length 45.75 Feet
Condition Used Type Sail
Make Beneteau Year 2013
Model OCEANIS 45 Engine Type Diesel 55Hp
Hull Style Single Hull Type GRP
Stock Number Walkabout



Presenting the 2013 'Walkabout, ' a beautiful example of the Beneteau Oceanis 45, designed by Group Finot.

Upon boarding, one is immediately struck by the meticulous care and attention invested by the current owners, evident in the boat's impeccable condition - from the highly polished hull to the well-maintained teak decks, beautifully presented interior, and excellent canvas work over the cockpit.

Configured for off-grid living, 'Walkabout' is equipped with all the essential bluewater features and coveted upgrades wherever your plans and imagination take you. These include a spacious cockpit with a large dodger and bimini (attached to the mainsheet arch), a generously sized electrically operated transom with a swim/boarding platform, solar power, wind generator, Hydrovane self-steering vane, 230v diesel generator, 230v/12v watermaker, washing machine, air-conditioning, diesel heating, and a tender on davits.

In the words of her owners, "Walkabout has been equipped and maintained by us to be a safe, quick, and comfortable passage maker. We have sailed many thousands of miles as a couple, appreciating the ease of handling at sea and the comfort and space at anchor. We have diligently cared for her, as she has been our home for more than 2 years. We sail conservatively to ensure that our time ashore is spent enjoying the locality, not making repairs. Walkabout has looked after us through some challenging passages. The extensive sail wardrobe and ease of handling make the right sail choice always available. Walkabout is one of the best-equipped Oceanis 45's - she is one of a kind. She is ready to take you on the next adventure."

The Beneteau Oceanis 45, a highly successful yacht with over 700 sold, features a sleek, beamy hull with hard chines above the waterline, a mainsheet arch, and a low-profile coachroof. Launched in 2012, the Oceanis 45 received acclaim, winning the European Sailboat of the Year award in the family cruiser category for its excellent sailing performance, impeccable handling, spacious interior, and large folding swim platform.

On deck, 'Walkabout's' decks are clutter-free, boasting flush set hatches, and all working lines run aft to the cockpit. Side gates and an electric boarding platform facilitate easy boarding, while a cleverly designed 'Targa' arch further opens up the cockpit. The sail wardrobe includes a full-battened mainsail, genoa, staysail, North G1 Gennaker, and a downwind blue water runner.

Descending below decks through the wide and gently sloping 45-degree companionway steps reveals the beautifully crafted and presented interior designed by Nauta. This 'owners' version features a three-cabin and two-head layout, a spacious galley, twin seats with navigation area to port, and a large U-shaped settee to starboard. The forward owners' cabin boasts an island-style double berth with an en-suite, while twin cabins aft share the other sizable head. Both heads have separate shower stalls. The yacht is powered by a Yanmar 57 HP engine with modest engine hours (1700hr), complemented by a bow thruster.

Just antifouled and polished (late Jan '24), 'Walkabout' is primed for further blue water exploration or luxurious coastal cruising. If you seek an exceptional 45-ft cruising yacht, small enough for two yet spacious enough for family and friends, please contact Robert Vrind for additional information and to schedule an inspection at Scarborough Marina, just half an hour north of Brisbane Airport.