Beneteau Oceanis 461


Launched in 1997, this was the second-largest model in the Océanis range. Her hull, drawn by Bruce Farr, is essentially the same as the sporty First 45F5 and she has a good turn of speed under sail. She has been equally successful as a large family cruiser and a charter yacht for a couple of families, and a blue-water home for a couple – although some have suggested her build quality is on the light side for serious ocean-bashing.

LOA 13.76m (45ft 2in), LWL 11.90m (39ft 1in), beam 4.25m (14ft), draught 1.75m (5ft 9in), displacement 9,500kg (20,900lb).Price guide: £125,000 to £200,000.