48' (14.63m)

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2016 48' BENETEAU Cruising Sailboat Deltaville Virginia United States
$425,000 USD

The 48 48' BENETEAU Cruising Sailboat Pleiades is a sail boat for sale located in Deltaville, Virginia, United States.

This 3-cabin, 2-head Beneteau Oceanis 48 is in the water in Deltaville, VA.  Pleiades is lightly used and has only been sailed on the Chesapeake Bay, but this is an ocean-going vessel, strong, sea-worthy and sea-kindly with phenomenal sailing characteristics and copious accommodations.  The Oceanis 48 was designed for maximum performance and maximum comfort.   The beam is carried all the way aft with a hard chine allows the boat to heel to the chine and then track beautifully, getting 'into the groove' with speed and comfort.  The chine also serves to increase the interior volume above the waterline, so the living quarters are large and can accommodate a family or a couple with guests. 

Pleiades has teak side decks and cockpit floor, which add to its character.  The large cockpit has a fibreglass arch forward and a stainless steel arch, with davits, aft.   The full-width,  fold-down transom which can be raised and lowered by the push of a button, makes this model exceptional. No other monohull provides this amount of uninterrupted access to the water.  

Pleiades has the following upgrades and equipment:

Yanmar 4JH80 w/ 178 hours
Generator 7.5 KW (57 hours)

Shoal Draft (5'11")
Self-tacking Jib Hardware & Jib
Gennaker Gear
Inmast Furling
ICW friendly mast
Electric Secondary Winch on coachroof
Electric Primary winches (2)
Composite Wheels
S/S Arch & Davits
Drop down transom w/ electric switch
B & G  Autopilot w/ wireless remote
B & G AIS 400 
B & G Radar
CruiseAir Aircon/Heat
B & G Chartplotters (7")
Code 0 (2019)
New Batteries (2021)
Extra Water Tanks
Folding Prop
Dinghy and Torqueedo Outboard

Pleiades is the only OC 48 on the market in the US (June 2021).  If you are looking for this model, call soon!

Contact the yacht broker to receive more information or schedule a showing of this 48 48' BENETEAU Cruising Sailboat Pleiades yacht for sale in Deltaville, Virginia, USA today!

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LENGTH 48' (14.63m)
BUILT 2016
BEAM 15' 7" (4.75m)
DRAFT 6' (1.83m)
LOCATION Deltaville, Virginia, USA
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The interior wood is Alpi Mahogany with white and grey trim.  The light in the boat is provided by fixed ports in the hull, eyebrow windows, with opening hatches and numerous deck hatches.

This 3 cabin, 2 head boat has the well appointed galley to port.  It is L-shaped with a separate island for the sinks, just next to the companionway stairs.  Lots of storage above and below counter height a large fridge and freezer and leathered grey formica counter tops, keeps the cook happy. 

Access to the port aft cabin is through the galley.  It has a double berth, a storage shelf along the hull, and storage lockers both inboard and outboard.  The starboard aft cabin is a mirror image of this one, with comfortable sleeping accommodation for 2 people. The aft head is conveniently located to starboard of the companionway. It has a head and basin and a separate shower stall. 

On the bulkhead of the head compartment is a large mirror and a storage cabinet below. Forward  is the comfortable U-shaped dinette.  It has white leather cushions, a table top that can be cocktail table size or fold out and pivot to form a full sized dining table or lowers to form a double berth. Midships is a bench seat that provides further storage and seating.  

On the port side of the salon, the seats and the table/nav table can be moved to create 3 different configurations of settee with nav table at either end or 2 seats with cocktail table between.

The 'wow-worthy' master cabin is in the bow. There is a great deal of standing space inside the door with 6'6 headroom.  A vanity  is situated to starboard with molded stone basin, storage below and mirror on the bulkhead.  Outboard of that is the shower stall with glass surrounds, to port is a separate head compartment with electric, fresh water flush toilet and basin, as well as storage cabinets.  The queen berth is centerline, with mirror on the forward bulkhead, storage shelves down the side and large fixed ports in the hull sides.  The berth can be accessed from each side.  There are storage cabinets at the aft end of the  berth and drawers below.


  • Double S/S sink
  • Mixer tap
  • Danby Microwave oven
  • Eno 3-burner propane stove w/ oven
  • Propane switch
  • Front opening Fridge
  • Top opening Freezer
  • Storage above and below counter level


  • 12V/ 10V system
  • Onan Cummins 7.5KVA Generator
  • 50A shorepower cable
  • Single 50 A shorepower inlet
  • CruiseAir 3-zone Aircon/Reverse cycle heat
  • Electric Transom w/ remote switch
  • Quiet Flush fresh water electric heads (2)
  • AGM batteries (new 2021)
  • Inverter/Charger
  • Lewmar Electric Windlass
  • Harken Electric Winches (3)


  • B & G AC42 Autopilot
  • W/ wireless remote
  • B & G Radar
  • B & G Chartplotter (in pivoting central pod)
  • B & G 7" Multifunction screens at each helm
  • B & G 7" Multifunction screen in salon
  • B & G V50 VHF w/ AIS receiver
  • Fusion stereo w/
  • Bose salon and cockpit speakers
  • VIZIO 32" TV 
  • Bowthruster controls at helm

Sails & Rigging

  • ICW friendly mast 
  • Inmast furling Mainsail 
  • Genoa
  • Facnor furler
  • Code 0 - 2019
  • S/S Tang on foredeck for inner forestay
  • Self-tacking jib hardware, including traveller on foredeck
  • Asymetrical spinnaker rigging
  • Harken Manual secondary winch (starboard coachroof)
  • Harken Electric secondary winch (port coachroof)
  • 2 x Harken Electric primary winches (cockpit coaming)

Deck & Cockpit

  • Double bow roller
  • Delta  55lb Anchor w/  20' chain and 200' rode
  • Anchor locker
  • Lewmar electric windlass
  • Foredeck storage locker w/ separate hatch
  • S/S tang behind hatch
  • Teak side decks
  • Self- tacking jib traveller in front of mast
  • S/S handrails on coachroof
  • Fiberglass arch w/ integrated lights
  • Dodger w/ window covers (attaches to arch)
  • Bimini & Connector
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Teak cockpit floor
  • Wide companionway with Lexan Saloon doors
  • Rope storage bags on either side of companionway
  • Fixed fiberglass table with folding teak leaves and central storage
  • Table cover & wheel covers
  • Swivelling pod for chartplotter, aft end of table
  • Dual helms w/ white composite wheels
  • Port and starboard lazarettes under cockpit seats
  • Storage beneath cockpit floor, port and starboard aft
  • Propane locker beneath cockpit floor
  • Fold down transom with electric switch
  • When folded up, transom forms full bench seat across the stern
  • Swim ladder
  • Davits
  • Outboard motor mount, port sternrail
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower


  • Achilles Roll up Dinghy
  • Torqueedo outboard motor
  • LifeJackets
  • Docklines 
  • Fenders
  • Slatted bed bases for each cabin
  • Hull waxed and polished (2021)
  • Bottom painted (2020)
  • New zincs (2021)
  • Engine oil & impeller changed (end of 2020)
  • Boat hauled every winter.

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Jon & Anne Hutchings
Yazu Yachting
PO Box 456 Deltaville, Virginia, 23043 USA

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