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sweetaction1

Beneteau 461 Oceanis

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I don't know anything about the 461, but a friend sailed on a Oceanis 41 in one of our local races. It was a breezy day with gusts to 35kt. The pickup crew found the boat hard handle, but maybe that should be put down to inexperience with the boat. You can see pictures here. Look for Whitehawk down near the end of the alphabet.  

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The 461 is a Farr design. Not an overly stiff boat but stiffer than the Berret, Finot, Briande boats.

I had a lot to do with Beneteaus for a while and this was one of better Oceanis models. 

It all depends what you want from the boat 

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On 1/2/2019 at 1:42 PM, sweetaction1 said:

Anyone familiar with the 461. I am looking at purchasing one and want to know more about the performance of the boat.

If you mean the new finot-conq designed Oceanis 46.1, that was awarded European Yacht of the Year just last week, it is a very fast boat for its class. Apparently, its speed earned it a good part of the award.

If you mean the old 461 designed in 1995 by Farr, I just don't know and can't comment.

 

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