Beneteau Oceanis 45 - Walkabout - SOLD


Presenting the 2013 'Walkabout, ' a beautiful example of the Beneteau Oceanis 45, designed by Group Finot.

Upon boarding, one is immediately struck by the meticulous care and attention invested by the current owners, evident in the boat's impeccable condition - from the highly polished hull to the well-maintained teak decks, beautifully presented interior, and excellent canvas work over the cockpit.

Configured for off-grid living, 'Walkabout' is equipped with all the essential bluewater features and coveted upgrades wherever your plans and imagination take you. These include a spacious cockpit with a large dodger and bimini (attached to the mainsheet arch), a generously sized electrically operated transom with a swim/boarding platform, solar power, wind generator, Hydrovane self-steering vane, 230v diesel generator, 230v/12v watermaker, washing machine, air-conditioning, diesel heating, and a tender on davits.

In the words of her owners, "Walkabout has been equipped and maintained by us to be a safe, quick, and comfortable passage maker. We have sailed many thousands of miles as a couple, appreciating the ease of handling at sea and the comfort and space at anchor. We have diligently cared for her, as she has been our home for more than 2 years. We sail conservatively to ensure that our time ashore is spent enjoying the locality, not making repairs. Walkabout has looked after us through some challenging passages. The extensive sail wardrobe and ease of handling make the right sail choice always available. Walkabout is one of the best-equipped Oceanis 45's - she is one of a kind. She is ready to take you on the next adventure."

The Beneteau Oceanis 45, a highly successful yacht with over 700 sold, features a sleek, beamy hull with hard chines above the waterline, a mainsheet arch, and a low-profile coachroof. Launched in 2012, the Oceanis 45 received acclaim, winning the European Sailboat of the Year award in the family cruiser category for its excellent sailing performance, impeccable handling, spacious interior, and large folding swim platform.

On deck, 'Walkabout's' decks are clutter-free, boasting flush set hatches, and all working lines run aft to the cockpit. Side gates and an electric boarding platform facilitate easy boarding, while a cleverly designed 'Targa' arch further opens up the cockpit. The sail wardrobe includes a full-battened mainsail, genoa, staysail, North G1 Gennaker, and a downwind blue water runner.

Descending below decks through the wide and gently sloping 45-degree companionway steps reveals the beautifully crafted and presented interior designed by Nauta. This 'owners' version features a three-cabin and two-head layout, a spacious galley, twin seats with navigation area to port, and a large U-shaped settee to starboard. The forward owners' cabin boasts an island-style double berth with an en-suite, while twin cabins aft share the other sizable head. Both heads have separate shower stalls. The yacht is powered by a Yanmar 57 HP engine with modest engine hours (1700hr), complemented by a bow thruster.

Just antifouled and polished (late Jan '24), 'Walkabout' is primed for further blue water exploration or luxurious coastal cruising. If you seek an exceptional 45-ft cruising yacht, small enough for two yet spacious enough for family and friends, please contact Robert Vrind for additional information and to schedule an inspection at Scarborough Marina, just half an hour north of Brisbane Airport.

Price SOLD
Price Base SOLD
Brand Beneteau
Model OCEANIS 45
Length 45.75 Feet
Year 2013
Category Yacht and Sail Boats
Hull Type GRP
Hull Style Single
Power Type Sail
Type Of Sales Dealer
Engine Make Yanmar 4JH5E
Engine Type Diesel 55Hp
Condition Used
State Queensland
Stock Number Walkabout
Designer Finot-Conq / Nauta Design
Builder Beneteau Yachts France
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) 330 l
Hull Construction Material Monolithic hull design in Polyester with structural inner moulding, bonded to the hull.
Hull Type Monohull
Deck Construction Material Injection moulded deck in GRP with balsa core, with teak decks to cockpit, side decks and foredeck.
Length (feet) 45' 9"
Length (m) 13.94 m
Beam/Width (m) 4.50 m
Draft (m) 2.10 m
Keel/Ballast Fin Keel – Cast Iron.
Displacement 10,549kg (light)
Engine Notes Yanmar 4JH5E 12V/120A Valeo alternator.
Engine Hours 1662 hrs - Jan '24
Horse Power (hp) 55
Drive Type Yanmar SD60 Saildrive - gaiter replaced May '21.
Engine Room Enclosed
Generator Cummins Onan (6MDKBJ 1100C 60Hz KVA) with soundbox.
Number of Batteries 5 x 115 Ah lead carbon AGM Service batteries (LEOCH LDC12-115-G31-DT) Jul '21. Start battery (Marine Master MCA1050) Dec '21. Genset start battery (Marine Master MCA1000) Dec '22 incl new DC:DC charger.
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 200 l
Propeller FlexoFold 3 Blade Folding with rope cutter.
Steering System Twin Stainless Steel steering wheels wrapped in leather. Composite rudder stock, emergency tiller. Hydrovane self steering Windvane.
Bow Thruster Bowthruster Quick (BTQ1808512).
Accomodation Notes Sleeps 8 in 3 double cabins plus saloon. Master cabin forward with central double berth, hanging locker and further storage. Mattress with Anti condensation matting and memory foam mattress topper. En suite with separate shower, hand basin and electric WC, various storage. Twin aft cabin with doubles, hanging locker plus further storage. Starboard cabin has en suite access to the aft heads with separate shower, hand basin and manual WC. Plus lee cloth between berths and anti condensation matting. Spacious saloon with seating around table to starboard. Table drops down to create a large double berth, including lee cloth on starboard side. Further seating to port, including sliding navigation station. All saloon upholstery foam replaced in 2021. Alpi Mahogany woodwork and Parquet laminate floorboards.
Number of Berths 8 (including convertible saloon).
Number of Showers Fresh Water Hot/ Cold showers to both heads & Cockpit Shower.
Shower Type H+C pressurised water system. Quick B3 40 - 40L 1200W Electric water heater plus heat exchanger from the engine. 240V power supply from shore power/generator or inverter.
Number of Toilets 1 x Electric Head, 1 x manual heads both with Holding tanks 64 & 80L.
Air Conditioning HEATING - Webasto (AIRTOP 5500 EVO diesel 12v heating with outlets in all cabins, heads and saloon with Thermo Call remote control operation via text. AIRCON - Webasto (BlueCool Marine reversable 16000 BTU) outlets in saloon. Sirocco ii fans in owners cabin and starboard cabin.
Galley Notes L Shaped Galley to port with grey laminated worktop.
Stove GN Espace Levante 3 stove s/steel gimballed 3 burner hob, thermostatic oven and full width grill. Anti-tip oven shelves designed to securely hold GN cookware, included. Nereus gas alarm and remote control solenoid control.
Refrigeration 133L 12V Front Opening Fridge incl. Freezer compartment. 85L 12V Top Opening Fridge/freezer with digital thermostat.
Number of Sinks Twin stainless steel sinks with pressured water and manual foot pump with switchover for fresh or sea water. Separate tap with direct feed from water maker.
Entertainment and Appliances Notes Pioneer Stereo/DVD player (DVH-340UB). Flatscreen Sony 32" Smart TV on swivel mount on saloon bulkhead, Glomex masthead TV aerial. FUSION MS-WR600 HIFI SonicHUB with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, USB connection. Saloon and cockpit speakers.
Anchor / Winch Electric Quick Anchor windlass + chain counter & control in cockpit, and bow control handset.
Bilge Pump 1 x Electric & 1 x Manual bilge pumps. Additional high rate pump in engine bay.
Deck Gear Harken Winches - 2 x H50.2 STC, 1 x H40.2 STC + 1 x Electric H50 Unipower 900 Electric coachroof winch. Spinlock Rope Jammers.
Mast/Rigging Twin swept 9/10 fractional rig. ZSpars Anodized aluminium mast deck stepped '13. Harken track for mainsail. 3 steps at deck level and 2 steps at top of mast. Selden anodized aluminium boom '23. Stainless Steel Wire Rigging all replaced '21. All running rigging lead back to cockpit. Running rigging continuously updated. Removable inner forestay with Wichard ratchet tensioner and retaining clips on spreaders. Echomax radar reflector on mast. Carbon Whisker Pole on mast mounted track for easy storage incl cover. Harken genoa tracks and cars, one set of cars adjustable from cockpit, second set of cars pin stopable. Gybe preventer lines rigged to either side of boom. Two flag Halyards.
Sail Inventory Fully Battened mainsail with Harken cars (new '21). Kemp 3 Reefs, all controlled from the cockpit. 120% Genoa (new '21) Kemp. Staysail on inner forestay (new'21) Kemp. Harken Genoa furler 2021. Storm jib (unused new 2021) Kemp. North G1 (Code 1) with a Selden removable, continuous line furler. Elvstrom Blue Water Runner (wing on wing headsail/Code 0) using the same Selden removable, continuous line furler.
Electrics Victron (BMV-712 Smart) battery monitor for domestic and engine start (Bluetooth controlled via app). 240V Shore Power and cable. Cristec CPS3OEM 240V/60A Battery Charger. Victron Phoenix Inverter Smart 12V|2000VA 230V (Bluetooth controlled via app). Cristec Solo 12V 200W TV inverter. 1042W Solar mounted to the coachroof, arch, guardrails and bimini. (coachroof Sunbeam Tough 78W x2, arch Sunshine Solar 185W x2, guardrails Victron 100W x2, bimini Solbian flexi 158W x2). 5x Victron Smart charge controllers (Bluetooth controlled via app). Silentwind Pro 400W with dedicated charge controller (Bluetooth controlled via app). USB charging points: 4 in Saloon, 4 in main cabin, 2 in each aft cabin, 1 in cockpit table. LED Cabin Lighting throughout including lights fitted to cockpit arch. LED reading lights in cabins with integral USB chargers. LED Navigation lights, masthead tricolour plus anchor light, deck level navigation and steaming lights. LED deck floodlights on front of mast and under lower spreaders.
Electronics Navigation Full B&G Navigational suite. Zeus 2 Chartplotter in centre of cockpit. Zeus Touch Chartplotters at each helm. Zeus Touch Chartplotter at Nav Station. Simrad WR20 Remote Commander. Screen mirroring to phone/iPad via Wi-Fi & Link app. Navionics charts for Australia and the Pacific (to French Polynesia/ Hawaii). Forward Scanning sonar plus speed/depth sensor. B&G 508 Wind Sensor at mast head. B&G 4G Radar. Plastimo Steering Compasses at each helm. B&G Auto pilot with gyro compass.
Dinghy AB Lammina AL9/2.76m/Dec '22, with AB chaps and all over cover. Tender stored on davits. Tohatsu/9.8hp 2stoke/Feb '22. Outboard crane and pushpit outboard engine bracket.
Covers Spray Dodger (original), Bimini (Aug '23) and enclosure (Sep '19), Mainsail Boom bag with dyneema lazy jacks (Jun '21), Foredeck sunshade cover (Dec '21) Cockpit shade panel (Dec '22).
Safety Gear Ocean Safety ISO Liferaft 6 Man (Next service date December 2024) on bespoke cradle with hydrostatic release. 4 Lifejackets, 3 with RescueMe MOB1 AIS devices. Engine bay automatic Fire extinguisher. Foam fire extinguishers in saloon and cockpit. Powder Fire extinguishers in all cabins. Fire blanket in Galley. Additional leather covered grab handles throughout saloon. Jackstays for side decks and cockpit.
Ground Tackle Rocna 25kg anchor with 100m 10mm galvanised chain plus 30m warp. Kedge anchor - Fortress FX23 plus 5m 10mm chain & 50m warp.
Watermaker / De-Sal Dessalator Duo D60 12V/240V. 60 l/h. 396hrs.
Radio Simrad RS35 DSC VHF with AIS Receive + H50 Cockpit Handset. Twin speakers in the cockpit. B&G AIS 400 Transponder. Mast mounted loud hailer/fog horn, controlled via VHF. Icom IC-M803 MF/HF Marine single side band radio. Iridium Extreme 9575 Satellite Phone, with docking station and external aerial. Connected to a RedBox Wi-Fi router with data compression. 4G Mobile Data router/booster, also connected to the RedBox. WL450 Wi-Fi Booster, with external aerial and dedicated iNavconnect Wi-Fi router.
Remarks Beneteau A- Frame on Transom with integrated dinghy davits and mounting points for solar panels, wind turbine and aerials. Electric Opening Transom converts to bathing platform, with wireless remote control. S/steel swimming ladder. Side Boarding gates. Cockpit Cushions. Boathook. Fenders and warps. Folding Teak cockpit table with integrated ice boxes. Covers for wheels, cockpit table, companionway, Hydrovane, winches and all deck hatches. Extensive spares for engine, generator, water maker, oven, water systems, sails and rigging. International Micron Extra 2 applied January 2024 (2 coats applied and three on leading edges). International Trilux 33 applied to sail drive and Prop, Jan 2024.
Vessel Name Walkabout