"Romancing the Sea" is a nice example of the ever-popular "Oceanis 411" series of cruising sailboats produced by Beneteau, USA. It is a two-cabin model. Recent upgrades include new mainsail (2016), new life lines, new prop shaft line cutter, upgraded electronics, new, large stainless steel dorade cowl vents, and a new hatch-mounted solar ventilator.
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The Beneteau 411, designed by the renowned Groupe Finot, exemplifies a true marriage of performance and beauty. Setting the highest standards in safety and construction, the 411 offers peace of mind. Her powerful hull is made up entirely of hand laid fiberglass and is protected by vinylester resin. With the bulb - fin keel, maximum stability and efficiency on all points of sail are achieved by her low center of gravity. Whether one is soloing or is with a crew of family and friends, the standard in-mast furling main and roller furling genoa provide efficiency and true ease of handling. Only the highest quality hardware is installed on her well laid out deck, and the location of the genoa sheet winches (accessible and within an arm's reach of the helm) will be appreciated. The beautiful teak capped bulwark, wide walkways, handrails, double lifelines, and Beneteau's molded nonskid deck surfaces create a strong sense of reliability. A standard three-blade prop gives the Beneteau 411 excellent maneuverability under power, and her large, leather-covered wheel provides precise and easy steering under sail or power. The large cockpit with teak inlaid seats is designed for maximum comfort while providing safety at sea, and the pedestal console allows ample space to install electronics. There is also a dual leaf cockpit table containing a large molded storage area and there is plenty of space to stow gear in the large cockpit lockers. Going for a swim is easy and convenient with the extra-wide aft swim platform and ladder, walkthrough transom, and standard cockpit shower. Below, her spacious and efficient layout makes use of every nook and cranny. An abundance of natural light and ventilation floods the interior through many deck hatches, portholes, and dorade vents. The Beneteau 411's joinerwork is handcrafted and cherry stained. Both the two- and three-cabin layouts have roomy companionways, large cabins, and plenty of storage throughout. All of this is accented with richly detailed and highly finished Beneteau cabinetry. Designed for entertaining or enjoying a gourmet meal, the salon table is very accommodating - seating up to six people; remove the inner leaf, and it becomes a cocktail table with plenty of room for games and snacks. Specially designed for serious cruising, the 411 nav station provides a large chart table and ample space for installing electronics. Under the chart table settee there's an additional locker for even more storage. The deluxe forward owner's stateroom features a generous double berth and an upholstered port settee that is perfect for reading or relaxing. Additional features include a large hanging locker, shelves, and stowage under the berth; as well, there is private access to the spacious and well ventilated forward head with sink and shower unit. The galley is beautifully appointed with pressure laminate countertops, big double stainless sinks, and loads of storage. The two-compartment refrigerator - freezer has top and side access, and the two-burner propane stove with oven will accommodate every culinary need. Handcrafted lockers with cane doors, great ventilation, and plenty of workspace add to making cooking pleasurable dockside or underway.
This is the Oceanis two-cabin layout featuring a large, private forward cabin with double berth to starboard and seating with drawer storage and a hanging locker to port. Forward of this cabin is an enclosed head with shower, electric toilet, lavatory and two built-in vanities.
The salon has a full length fore-and-aft settee to port with a built in, aft-facing navigator's station. Further aft to port is a second head with manual toilet, shower, and lavatory. To starboard is a u-shaped dinette, whose table can be lowered to make a berth for two.
Aft of the dinette is the boat's L-shaped galley which features a two burner propane stove with oven, a dual basin stainless steel sink, 110-volt microwave oven, and two 12-volt Frigoboat-cooled refrigerator / iceboxes.
Far aft with a portside entry is the second cabin featuring a large double berth, drawer storage, and hanging locker.
110-volt AC shore power system includes:
Dometic air conditioning.
True-charge 40-amp battery charger.
Six gallon capacity water heater.
Fan in forward berth.
receptacles throughout boat.
Two 30-amp transom mounted shore-power inlets.
30 amp shore cord.
12-volt DC electrical system include:
Anchor washdown system.
Cabin and navigation lighting.
Bilge pump with automatic float switch.
Hot / cold pressure water with accumulator tank.
Shower sump pump system.
Frigoboat refrigerator / freezer system.
JVC stereo with remote CD changer.
Xantrex Link 20 battery monitoring unit.
Electric head (forward).
Two high-out put alternators.
Plow and claw style anchors with chain and nylon rodes.
Solar ventilator in forward head's overhead hatch.
Portlight and overhead hatch insect screens.
Retractable privacy shades for overhead hatches.
Fabric portlight privacy curtains.
Swiveling TV stand in forward cabin.
Forward berth lee-cloths.
Large stainless steel dorade cowls.
Roller furling genoa.
In-mast furling main sail.
Custom aftermarket teak and stainless rub rails.
Built-in cockpit table with fold down wings.
Outboard motor rail-mounted storage bracket.
Outboard motor lifting crane.
Dinghy davits (new in 2014).
Propane transom-mounted grille.
Two propane tanks in vented locker.
Electronics at helm:
Garmin GPSmap 541s chartplotter.
Raymarine ST60 wind speed / direction unit.
Raytheon ST6000 autopilot.
VHF RAM mic.
Nav. station electronics:
Standard Horizon VHF radio.
Sail area: 355 square feet.
New in 2016.
Sail area: 583 square feet.
Cleaned and serviced in 2018.
Total sail area: 938 square feet.