1998 Beneteau 381

1998 Beneteau 381  for sale
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About the 1998 Beneteau 381

If you are looking for a great cruising boat with in-mast furling, walk-through transom, lots of headroom, two separate cabins and separate heads, full galley with refrigerator and a freezer, look no further than this well-looked-after 1998 Beneteau 381.

With its classic design, spacious interior, and well-known performance, this sailboat is your ticket to unforgettable moments on the water.

Spacious Interior

Step below deck, and you’ll be greeted by a spacious and thoughtfully designed interior. The saloon has lots of natural light, thanks to large windows, creating an inviting and cozy atmosphere. With two private cabins, this boat is perfect for weekend getaways or extended cruising with friends and family.

Well-Equipped Galley

The galley is a cruising chef’s dream, equipped with a stove, oven, refrigerator, freezer, and ample storage space. Prepare delicious meals while anchored in your favorite cove or marina. Includes new stainless steel Magma pots and pans set.

Private Accommodations

The two cabins, with their own adjacent heads, offer privacy and comfort for restful nights at sea. The aft cabin features a huge king-sized berth, while the forward v-berth offers traditional sleeping accommodations.

Ample Electronics

This Beneteau 381 is equipped with modern electronics to ensure safe and efficient navigation. The GPS chart plotter, VHF radio, autopilot, wind instruments, depth sounder and radar make navigation while underway a breeze.

Under Way

With an in-mast furling mainsail, 150% roller furling genoa and all lines led aft to the cockpit this is a very easy boat to manage under sail. With a large, fully-covered cockpit with a walk-through transom door down to a large swim platform, this boat has all the modern features one could want.

Timeless Design

The Beneteau 381 boasts a timeless design that combines elegance with functionality. Its sleek lines and graceful curves are appreciated wherever you go, while its proven hull design ensures a smooth and comfortable ride.



One of the most desirable features of the Beneteau 381 is the two separate cabins and separate heads fore and aft providing exceptional privacy for cruising couples, friends, and family. The aft cabin has a massive king berth, hanging locker, and storage. The forward V-berth is large with plenty of storage as well. Both cabins have a head immediately adjacent to the cabin for convenience and fore and aft privacy.

Overall the cabin is light with lots of natural light and plenty of headroom for most folks.

The salon has a comfortable U-shaped dinette to starboard with a bench seat with storage below.

To port is a two-seat settee with an aft-facing chart table

  • Bus heater from the engine

  • Multiple Caframo 12v fans for good air circulation

  • Multiple opening ports for great ventilation

  • Both heads have Jabsco manual toilets (one new 2023), hot and cold pressure water with shower and sump.


The full-sized galley on the starboard side next to the companionway.has everything you need for preparing meals at anchor.

  • Chest freezer with Adler Barber 12V compressor

  • Front access refrigerator

  • Force 10 gimbaled 2 burner propane with oven

  • Double stainless steel sink with new faucet

  • New Whale hot water heater

  • New Magma stainless steel pot and pan set

On Deck

The cockpit has a large dodger, bimini, and connector for good protection from the elements. Aft of the steering wheel is a walk-through transom door that folds down allowing secure and easy access to the stern swim platform for ease of boarding.

The cockpit has a full navigation suite including a GPS chartplotter, VHF, autopilot, wind instruments, and binnacle. There is plenty of space in the cockpit for visiting with a folding table and a hot/cold transom shower.

  • New 2023 80’ of chain and 170’ of nylon rode

  • Lofran’s electric windlass with remote

  • 25kg claw anchor

  • New 2023 bow roller

Sails & Winches

  • 2 Lewmar 48 2 speed self-tailing winches

  • 2 Lewmar 40 2 speed self-tailing winches

  • Mast furled Mainsail

  • 140% Genoa with Harken furling

  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker with pole

  • Spare furling mainsail requires repair

  • Additional light wind sail

  • Lewmar traveler forward of the companionway.

  • Double purchase rigid boom vang

  • Standing rigging replaced in 2009

Electronics & Electrical

  • House battery 4D 12V AGM Lifeline

  • Starter battery 1 12V group 27.

  • Dockside connections - 30 Amp.

  • Battery charging system - Renogy 20 Amp.

  • 2 Solar panels 100W each

  • Zenology solar controller.

  • Voltmeter

  • Amp meter

  • Icom IC-M424 G VHF Radio with DSC

  • Garmin GPS Map 126 Plotter

  • Raytheon ST 60 Depth and Speed display

  • Raymarine C80 MFD. Plotter. Radar.

  • Raytheon Tri Data. Depth/Speed/Log

  • Raytheon Relative Wind Display

  • Autohelm ST6000 Autopilot

  • Clarion XM D2 Stereo

Additional Information

  • New 2023 7.5’ Quicksilver Tender

  • New 2023 5hp Honda Outboard

  • 2023 Transport Canada Safety Equipment

  • Windows re-sealed in 2023

  • USB power was added at the helm

  • All lights replaced with LED’s 2023

  • Faucets were all replaced in 2023 (heads and galley)

  • All through hulls were replaced in 2023

  • Bottom paint and zincs done 2023


Solid Westerbeke engine fires up and runs strong. The engine hours are approximate and based on communication from the previous owner.

  • Westerbeke W42B

  • 4-cylinder naturally aspirated diesel

  • 42 H.P.

  • Hours are estimated to be approx. 2600

  • Instrumentation - RPM, Temp. Fuel. Hours. Oil Press. Temp. Volts. Amps.

  • Engine cooling system - Closed freshwater system.

  • Engine exhaust system - Cast exhaust elbow. Wet to plastic

  • Vetus muffler

  • Engine Compartment 12V blower

  • Shaft material and size - 30mm SS.

  • 3 blade bronze propeller 15”x 11” RH.

  • Chain drive cable and pulley steering


38 feet
$ 119,000 CAD
Nanaimo, BC
Fuel Type
Hull Material

Dimensions & Other Specs


Overall Length
38ft 6in
Length at Waterline
32ft 9in
Max. Draft
5ft 4in
12ft 10in


Fresh Water Tank
65 gal
Fuel Tank
40 gal (Aluminum)
Holding Tank
10 gal (Plastic)


Single Berths
Double Berths


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    Engine Make
    Engine Model
    Engine Year
    Total Power
    42 hp
    Engine Type
    Drive Type
    Direct Drive
    Fuel Type
    Propeller Type
    Propeller Material
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