About this Yacht
Redwood City, CA
49 ft 6 in
Engine / Fuel Type:
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Designer: Berret Racoupeau
Flag of Registry: United States
LOA: 49 ft 6 in
Beam: 14 ft 10 in
LWL: 43 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 11 in
Displacement: 41992 lbs Full Load
Ballast: 9490 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 3 in
Freeboard: 4 ft 2 in
Dry Weight: 32032 lbs
Total Power: 110 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2008
Engine Model: 4JH4-HTE
Engine Type: Inboard/Outboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 600
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 110 HP
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Maximum Speed: 8 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Plastic (75 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Plastic (64 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 2 Plastic (21 Gallons)
Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
Wind speed and direction
Radar Detector - AIS send/receive
Asymmetric spinnaker - Forespar whisker pole stored on mast
Steering wheel - (2)
Electric winch - (2) primary, (1) roof
Spinnaker pole - Forespar whisker pole stored on mast
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
Air conditioning - 16K and 12K BTU reverse cycle heat and a/c
Hot water - 12 gallon
Fresh water maker - Spectra - Ventura 200
Oven - with broiler
Electric head - (2)
Refrigerator - Front opening
Shore power inlet - (2) 30 AMP
Inverter - ProSine 3000
Electrical Circuit: 110V
Wind generator - Airmaxx 16 AMP
Solar panel - (4) panels - 32 AMP
Cockpit shower - Hot and cold
Outboard engine brackets
Tender - 11' RIB
Bimini Top - with connector
Exceptionally well outfitted and maintained turnkey 3 cabin/2 head Beneteau 49 -- Whether you are on the Bay, Coast, or open Ocean, Rochambeau is equipped for it all; davits and 11’ dinghy with outboard, dodger, and bimini with connector, 3 electric winches, self-tacking jib, bow-thruster, solar, wind and hydroelectric generation, water maker and an interior that shows like new. Best-equipped Beneteau on the West Coast. When not sailing, go down to your "beach house" on the water with your family.
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The Beneteau 49 was awarded Best Full-Size Production Cruiser - Boat of the Year, 2007 by Cruising World Magazine. “First and foremost, these boats are sailers, so on the water sailing characteristics came to the forefront. But they are also meant to be aquatic hideaways for their owners, so dockside charm also factored into a lengthy deliberation. The Beneteau 49 offered lots of creature comforts to a cruising family or couple, making it the Best Full-Size Production Cruiser. The Beneteau 49 is a sprightly performer thanks to its modern underbody and powerful sail plan. It comes with all the creature comforts for which cruisers could ask, attractive avant-garde styling, and a price that offers an excellent value." See full review later in the listing...
AFTERMARKET ADDITIONS AND UPGRADES
ANCHOR SYSTEMS- 55 lb. Delta w/ 250 feet of chain, wireless winch control, ultra-flip swivel. Stern anchor w/ 150 feet of rode. Lewmar anchor windlass emergency recovery system.
BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEMS- 4 Solar panels (32 AMPS), Watt & Sea Hydro-Generator (40 AMPS), Airmaxx Wind Generator (16 AMPS)
DINGY- 11 ft. RIB, dingy stern arch, 6 HP Mercury (new) O/B w/ external tank, high pressure 12-volt inflator.
Eason self-tacking staysail system, Solent stay, Inner forestry lever
Forespar whisker pole
LIfeline Gel Batteries ( 5-Sept. 2013)
Masthead TRI Light- LED w/ strobe & solar anchor light
Custom Mattress Covers and sheet sets
Spinnaker- North Sails, assymetrical
Bimini, connector, wheel covers, and dingy cover
Storm jib & storm trisail
VHF/Hailer-Raymarine 218 plus antenna
AIS- Raymarine 500
Gyro Processor w/ Fluxgate Compass
Siris weather system-Raymarine SR-150 & HS5 high-speed switch
Spectra Water Maker-Ventura 200
SSB-ICOM 802 w/ Pactor IV Modem
LED lights throughout the boat
HULL, DECK AND COCKPIT
- Lewmar Bowthruster
- Double S/S Bow roller
- (55lb) Delta anchor w/ 20' Chain & 200' Rode
- Fortress Anchor w/ 15' Chain and 150 Rode
- Lewmar electric windlass with wireless remote
- Anchor washdown
- Anchor locker
- Large Storage compartment on the foredeck
- Dorades on coachroof
- Teak handholds on coachroof
- Traveller forward of dodger
- Dodger w/ polycarbonate windows & side & aft grab bars
- Bimini & Connector
- NEW luxury cockpit cushions and bolsters
- Fibreglass Cockpit table w/ leaves
- Pivoting pod for Chartplotter at the stern end of the table
- Dual helms w/ instruments at each helm
- KATO Arch
- Davits on arch
- Floodlight for the stern platform on the arch
- Cockpit lazarettes port & starboard, fore, and aft.
- Propane locker w/ 2 - 10lb Aluminum tanks
- The hinged stern seat provides a walkthrough to the swim platform
- Custom stand for Grill on the port swim platform
- Custom propane lines/attachment for the grill in the port transom
- Transom shower - hot and cold
- Swim ladder
- Liferaft storage w/ double door in the transom
SAILS AND RIGGING
- Total sail area 1,173 sq. ft.
- In mast furling Mainsail
- Furling Genoa (135%)
- Inner-forestay with furler and self-tacker
- Cruising Spinnaker (lightly used) w/ extra halyard and blocks
- ProFurl furler on forestay
- Selden Mast and Boom
- Rigid boomvang
- Genoa tracks on side decks with adjustable cars
- 2 x Lewmar CEST46 winches on coachroof (one electric)
- 2 x Lewmar ST65 Electric Primary winches on the coaming
- Running rigging leads aft to the cockpit
- I - 55' 9"
- J - 18' 5"
- P - 50' 4"
- E - 18' 4"
3 - cabins
2 - heads
Owners suite forward
Full navigation station to starboard
Salon seating for 6-8 to port
Storage, storage, storage everywhere!
Folding salon table with stools, seats 6 -8
- Force 10/Beneteau 3-burner stove w/ oven
- Microwave oven
- Vitrifrigo Refrigerator (front loading)
- Dometic Freezer (top loading)
- Double S/S sink
- Pressurized hot and cold mixer faucet
- Seagull water filtration system
- Corian countertops
- Good storage above and below counter level
- Shelves added to some of the storage cabinets
Propane tanks (2 - aluminum)
Refrigeration, molded-in counter with front opening door
Separate freezer, molded-in counter with top opening door
Stainless steel double basin sink
Folding salon table with stools, seats 6 -8
- CruiseAir Reverse Cycle Aircon (16K & 12K BTU)
- ProSine Inverter/Charger - 3000 Watt
- 4 x Lifeline GPL-4DA Batteries - (2013)
- 1 x 12 V Start Battery
- 1 x 12V Bowthruster Battery
- 110V/12V system
- 2 x 30A shore power inlets
- 2 x 30A shore power cables
- Reading lights (7)
- LED lighting throughout
- Red light options in the salon & at the nav station
- Water Heater (11 gallons)
- Electric toilets (2) w/ freshwater flush
- Macerator pumps replaced 2020
- Additional 110V outlets in the master cabin
- LED Lighting and work light in cockpit arch
- Raymarine ST 6002 Autopilot
- Raymarine E120W Chartplotter
- Navionics Chart Chip
- Raymarine 2KW Radome on mast mount
- Raymarine ST60 TriData
- Raymarine ST60 Graphic display
- Raymarine ST60 Wind Display
- Raymarine RAY55 VHF
- Raymarine AIS 500 Transceiver
- Sony Stereo w/ Bluetooth hook interface
- SSB - ICOM 802 w/Proctor IV modem
- Yanmar 110 hp 4JH4-HTE (upgrade from standard 76 hp)
- 478 hours on the engine
- Max-Prop 3-blade feathering prop
- Extra a 45G fuel tank for a total of 110 Gal
- Filterboss dual RACOR filters w/ switch valve, bleed valve, water sensor & fuel polishing capability.
- Lewmar bow thruster
- 2008 Hypalon RIB w/lifting tackle (good condition)
- 2020 6 HP Mercury outboard motor
- Danforth Anchor
- Custom overhead handholds in the salon
- CruiseAir integrated screens on all hatches
- Custom cabinets down hull sides in aft cabins
- Ultrasuede fabric in the salon
- Electric heads (2) w/ freshwater flush
CRUISING WORLD REVIEW
Beneteau 49 Wins Boat of the Year “Best Full-Size Production Cruiser”
“Offers comforts dreamed of by cruising families and couples.*”
The Beneteau 49 was awarded Best Full-Size Production Cruiser - Boat of the Year, 2007 by Cruising World Magazine. Cruising World magazine announced the best in boatbuilding with its 14th annual Boat of the Year Awards.
The judges nominated 26 boats in six categories: In the category of Full-Size Production cruisers, the competition included the Bavaria 46, Hunter 45CC, Moorings 51.5, Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 Performance, and the Beneteau 49.
As the judges worked their way through this category, their focus began to settle on two models, the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 Performance and the Beneteau 49. It was the interior of the Beneteau 49 that sealed it with the BOTY judges. “A well-organized topside combined with straight lines, lots of ports, and light colors below make this boat stand out.”
“First and foremost, these boats are sailers, so on the water, sailing characteristics came to the forefront. But they are also meant to be aquatic hideaways for their owners, so dockside charm also factored into a lengthy deliberation. The Beneteau 49 offered lots of creature comforts to a cruising family or couple, making it the Best Full-Size Production Cruiser.” "The Beneteau 49 is a sprightly performer thanks to its modern underbody and powerful sail plan. It comes with all the creature comforts for which cruisers could ask, attractive avant-garde styling, and a price that offers an excellent value."
The moment I set foot on the teak-decked swim platform of the Beneteau 49, I started to notice the nice touches. Like the insert, with its latching door, that's set in the transom and designed to hold a life raft. Remove the insert, and a generator can be installed. The athwartships seat across the back of the cockpit also has an insert, and it neatly folds up, down, and out of the way to provide access between the twin wheels. The large centerline cockpit table is built-in with fold-up wings. On its aft end is a chart-plotter pod that swivels to afford the helmsman a good view on either tack. The cockpit seats are long, with coamings high enough to lean on comfortably though not too high to make getting forward difficult. Nice corners fore and aft will be good to be wedged into in a seaway, and squared ends will make good backrests for stretching out in calmer conditions.
At the end of a 3- or 4-foot alley, the cupped companionway steps lead down to an interior styled by the Italian firm Nauta Designs, well known for its megayacht interiors. The designers have done a nice job compromising between stylishness and the need to use the interior at sea; fiddles and handholds abound in warm, light, and airy surroundings.
When the light gets too bright, blinds pull down inside a deck liner/valance that keeps them in place when the boat's heeling.
The designers have abandoned the notion of stylish but uncomfortable curved settees for straight seats. The saloon table cleverly swivels and folds up for sailing and expands for dining; open for business, the table seats eight. Opposite the table on our demo boat was a settee. Under the floorboards amidships is a small sump-a feature that's rare but appreciated in modern, shallow-bilged boats. Mounting the bilge pump there keeps water concentrated in a small area and helps keep the rest of the bilge dry.
Forward, there's a large, teardrop-shaped double berth with another pair of hull ports. The forehatch supplies ventilation and more light. The large head has a separate shower enclosed by a curved sliding door. I wouldn't be surprised if the company rethinks that shower door soon; it didn't close easily on our demo, and when I did get it closed, I found the enclosure a bit tight. A hatch above the shower ventilates the head. Opposite the head is a good-sized hanging locker and a vanity with a seat.
The nav station is to starboard of the companionway, and no bulkhead obstructs the view forward. The chart table is big enough to accommodate charts with a minimum of folding. There's plenty of room for a plotter, radar, and other instruments.
The galley is to port, with a gimbaled three-burner stove and oven. The galley has a number of seagoing elements, including a refrigerator door that opens from aft so neither tack will distribute the contents over the cabin sole. The sinks are close to the centerline so they don't fill on either tack, although they could be a bit deeper. There's plenty of storage space.
Another head with a shower is aft of the nav station, next to the companionway steps. One quibble with both heads is that no fiddles grace the Corian countertops.
The aft cabin on the two-cabin layout I sailed featured good use of the available space with a large double berth angled at 45 degrees. Judicious placement of pillows will make this a comfortable sea berth-at least on port tack. There are hanging lockers port and starboard, a vanity on the centerline, and six opening ports and hatches for light and ventilation.
The louvered companionway doors will be excellent for keeping the boat ventilated, but they'd have to be modified if the boat were going offshore. And I wouldn't hesitate to take it offshore after a few modifications. The Beneteau 49 seems well-built and quite comfortable for a crew of four. But that's not really its main purpose; it's meant to be a cruiser for a family or a pair of couples. And for that purpose, it'll be superb. It's one of the reasons it received Cruising World's 2007 Boat of the Year award as Best Full-Size Production Cruiser.
The cockpit is laid out for shorthanded sailing, with the Lewmar 65 primary winches just forward of the wheel so the helmsman won't have to roust a relaxing crewmember to trim the jib. The mainsheet is led back to the coachroof at the forward end of the cockpit. All control lines and halyards are led aft through stoppers to winches on either side of the companionway.
When moving toward the bow, the deck is wide, and the house provides a substantial brace as you move forward. The anchor is set over a stainless-steel sprit that stows it out of the way of the jib-furling gear. A 1,600-watt windlass hauls the rode into a large anchor locker. Immediately aft is a large locker likely to be used to stow fenders and dock lines, sails, and extra gear.
The 9/10ths rig features a large main and a 140-percent genoa; both furl and are set on a deck-stepped, anodized-aluminum mast with double swept-back spreaders. A rigid vang helps keep the main under control. I didn't get to sail the boat in any breeze, but I found it acceptably nimble in drifting conditions. Boat of the Year judge Ed Sherman said the 49 was "stable and sure and wasn't going to surprise you with any quirks," and he thought that it sailed well and handled nicely in the 10 knots of breeze the judges had for their test.
The Beneteau 49 is a sprightly performer thanks to its modern underbody and powerful sail plan. It comes with all the creature comforts for which cruisers could ask, attractive avant-garde styling, and a price that offers an excellent value.
Andrew Burton, Cruising World, March 9, 2007