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Price: $179,900
Brand: BENETEAU Sailboats
Type: Sailboat
Year: 2014
Length: 38 ft.
Location: Erie PA
Name: Asking For Direction


Brokers Comment:

Asking for Direction is a reference to the seller’s film company: Lightly used well equipped…She has only sailed in Lake Erie’s Freshwater. Professionally maintained by RCR Yachts and features several custom features. Her Yanmar Diesel has only 40 hours on it.


In the 2-cabin layout, the extra space aft to starboard is used for a standup shower. It’s not so much a stall as a small shower room. It will also make a fine wet locker when not in use. All three interior layouts make the most of the 6’ 5” headroom and include a removable forward bulkhead that separates the master stateroom from the salon. Without it, the boat seems huge below, and for couples, this will most likely be the preferred configuration. The bulkhead panels can be replaced and removed easily but will have to be stored off the boat. Many owners including this one will probably keep them in their garage and opt for the wide-open look that make this design so alluring.

The Hull:

Beam is carried well aft to a wide stern, but the boat’s twin rudders allow the hull to grip the water regardless of the heel angle. A hard chine flowing from well forward all the way aft also helps keep the Oceanis 38 sailing up to 5 degrees flatter than it otherwise would.

On Deck:

The weekender and Cruiser versions come standard with a mainsheet arch over the cockpit and a drop-leaf cockpit table for entertaining.

Twin helms open up the middle of the cockpit, and there is good access from the companionway all the way aft, where Beneteau’s signature hinged transom drops down into a formidable swim platform that seems to add another dimension to the deck plan. The side decks are wide and easy to maneuver on, and there are good handholds on the cabin top.



• L.O.A (Week-ender) 37’9’’

• Hull length 36’6’’

• L.W.L. 35’2’’

• Beam 13’1’’

• Light displacement (Cruiser - GTE) 14,930 lbs

• Shallow draft 5’3’’

• Shallow ballast weight 4,540 lbs

• Air draft 54’4’’

• Freshwater capacity (standard) 34 US Gal                          

• Fuel capacity 34 US Gal

• Engine power Yanmar  POD 60 3YM30 Sail Drive Diesel 30 HP Only 40 Hours



Furling mainsail 323 sq/ft

Genoa (103 %) 355 sq/ft

I  46’

J 15’9’’

P 43’6’’



• Naval Architect: Finot - Conq

• Interior design & Deck: Nauta Design



• Design made following European Directive requirements and according to EC certification

• Monolithic hull in polyester

• Monolithic structural hull liner bonded to the hull

• Deck injection constructed in glass fibre and Saerfoam foam sandwich, covered with  diamond-tip  type non-slip surface

• Hull-deck join screwed, bonded and trimmed with 1 toerail

• Cast iron keel fixed with bolts and stainless steel backing plates

• 2 Underhung rudders with stainless steel stock

• White colored hull - Hull decorated grey & Blue



• Standard mast 9/10 anodized aluminum installed on the deck, 2 sets of spreaders

• Anodized aluminum boom

• Discontinuous stainless steel standing rigging

• 1 Backstay: Bridle

• Rigid boom vang

• Genoa furling system with drum on the deck

• 2 Genoa tracks with piston adjusted traveller cars

• 2 Genoa sheet return blocks

• Rigging run back to cockpit (except boom topping lift)

• Complete running rigging: Main halyard, Genoa halyard with clutch on mast and cleat, Boom topping lift with cleat on mast, Mainsheet, 2 Genoa sheets, 2 Reefing lines, 2 Automatic reefing system

• 4 Clutches, 2 Jamming cleats

• Fixed composite arch, with incorporated LED lighting Pack

• 2 Blocks "Stand Up" - Mainsail sheet



• 2 Self-tailing genoa sheet winches (H40.2 STC)

• 1 Coach roof winch self-tailing (H35.2 STC)

• 2 Aluminum winch handles "Speed Grip", 2 Winch handle holders



• Self-bailing chain locker - Clench bolt - Hatch cover

• Stainless steel deck plate

• 6 Aluminum mooring cleats - Stainless steel deck line protection



• Self-bailing cockpit

• 1 Cockpit locker

• 2 Lockers in cockpit bottom - Side helm's seats

• 1 Liferaft locker - aft cockpit (3’1’’ x 1’11’’ x 1’2’’)

• Cockpit benches (5’7’’ x 1’8’’)

• 2 Steering wheel consoles: Stainless steel steering wheels 2’11’’ - Leather covered - Steering gear at the helm station - Metal cable transmission system - Stainless steel

handrail - Navigation instrument pod (optional instruments) - Glass holder

• 1 Deck plate for access to tiller system

• 1 Emergency tiller

• Portside engine control and control panel

• 2 Hinged PMMA companionway doors - Sliding hatch made of PMMA

• 2 Steering compasses



• 1 Open stainless steel forward pulpit, 2 Stainless steel aft pushpits

• 1 Ring lifebuoy bracket, 1 Support flag - Bracket

• Double lifelines and stainless steel stanchions - Door to port and to starboard in lifeline



• Fully opening transom, convertible into swim platform (8’6’’ x 2’4’’)

• Opened by gas cylinder - Manual, 1 Stainless steel integrated telescopic swimming ladder



• Alpi Blond Oak joinery

• Brown oak laminated soles

• Fabric lined hull in saloon and forward cabin

• Main salon cushions and mattress forward cabin



• Headroom: 6’5’’

• Longitudinal saloon settee

• Storage under bench seats

• Chart table with Reading light - Single table top to port

• Shelves with wood fiddles

• 2 Panoramic windows - deckhouse

• 2 Hull ports

• 1 Opening deck hatch

• 1 Opening porthole in coaming

• 6 Overhead lights



• Headroom: 6’5’’

• GRP saloon companionway coated with non-slip surface on the steps

• 2 Sheathed stainless steel hand rails



• Headroom: 6’1’’

• Beam: 2’4’’

• 1 Overhead light

• 1 Opening porthole in coaming



• Headroom: 6’5’’

• Central double bed (4’11’’ x 6’10’’ x 3’7’’)

• Glove box - Open shelving - Drawer under the bed

• 1 Flush opening deck hatch

• 2 Hull ports

• 2 Reading lights



• Headroom: 6’6’’

• Laminated worktop – Taupe

• 1 Stainless steel sink - 1 Rectangular stainless steel basin – 1 Tap with cold water, under pressure

• Cubby hole locker, Garbage bin

• 1 All-round coachroof window



• Headroom: 6’1’’

• Interior stowage space

• Bulkhead with 1 access door

• 2 Reading lights

• 1 Overhead light

• Open shelving

• Padding upholstery along the hull

• Curtains cabin & salon

• Opening portholes: Roof & Cockpit

• Dimensions - Berth : 5’5’’ x 7’2’’ x 6’9’’



• Headroom: 6’2’’

• Access through salon

• 1 Sink, 1 Tap with cold water, Shower

• 1 Manual marine toilet

• Washroom cabinet, 1 Mirror, Toilet accessories, Hook

• 1 Opening portlight with curtains in side windows in the Coaming

• 1 Overhead light

• 1 Mixing tap hot water/Cold water Pack



• Engine Yanmar 3YM30 Sail Drive Diesel 30 HP Hours - 40

• Engine control - Control panel in cockpit

• Engine compartment: Soundproofing foam - Ventilation: 2 air intakes and 1 powered air expulsion

• 1 Alternator - 12 V / 125 Ah

• 1 Rotomoulded diesel tank 34 US Gal – Electronic gauge - Low level alarm - 1 Deck filler

• Filters: Sea water - Diesel - Decanter

• Fixed three blades propeller

• 1 Engine access through companionway (opening with 2 gas pistons) - 3 access to engine by the sides of the companionway



• Advanced 12 V circuit

• 1 Service battery (80 Ah) - 1 Engine battery (80 Ah)

• 1 Charge divider

• 12 V electrical panel (Fuses - Voltmeter - Water gauge - Fuel

gauge - Battery warning - Fuel warning - Water warning)

• 1 12 V Power outlet

• Navigation lights: 1 Navigation light - 1 Engine navigation light - 1 Mooring light on masthead

• Wire runs for options cables

• Full 12 / 110 V system: Inside sockets, 40 Amp battery charger, Shore power socket

• 2 80 Amp additional service batteries Pack Pack

• Navigation light & Interior lights LED



• 1 Rotomolded freshwater tank (34 US Gal)

• 1 Deck filler

• Water unit

• 1 Rigid holding tank 80L / 21 US Gal

• Electric & Shower draining

• 1 Electric bilge pump - 1 Manual bilge pump


Factory Options & Selections:

2 Cabin Layout, One Aft head, One Aft Shower Room

Weekender Version

Window Grey Hull Gelcoat

Shoal Keel

Cavani Moka Salon Upholstery

Cavani Moka Forward Cabin Upholstery

Cavani Moka Aft Cabin Upholstery

In-Mast Roller Furling Mainsail

Upgraded Harken 46.2STC Primary Winches

Wood Covered Helmsman Seat

Deluxe Cockpit Table


Refrigerator 12 V - 130 L, front opening

Salon Table

Three Blade Geared Folding Prop

Solid Wood Cockpit Floor

Wood on Swim Platform

Asymmetric Spinnaker Rigging

Easy Sail Pack for RF Mast

Bow Thruster

Air Conditioning

Electric Toilet

Screens in Salon & Aft Cabin

Wooden Companionway Steps                                                      


Private Forward Cabin Pack:

• Bulkhead - Door of access (Available)

• Curtains

• 2 Stools, in the salon

• 2 Overhead lights


Aft Cabin Pack:

• Headroom:  6’5’’

• Foam mattress density

• Bulkhead with 1 access door

• 2 Reading lights

• 1 Overhead light

• Open shelving

• Padding upholstery along the hull

• Curtains cabin & salon

• Opening portholes: Roof  & Cockpit


Additional Storage Pack:

• High, closed units (Salon - portside, Starboard)

• Chart table (with opening top)


Aqua Pack:

• Cold water/hot water

• Water heater - 7 US Gal - engine run + 120V Electric

• Additional freshwater supply- 53 US Gal

• Hot/cold cockpit shower

• Plumbing board + Expansion tank

• Separate shower (to starboard for 2 cabins version)


Electricity pack:

• Full 110 V system: 4 Inside sockets, 40 Amp battery charger, Shore power socket

• 2 80 Amp additional service batteries

• Navigation light & Interior lighting - Indirect - Lighting


Exterior Equipment Pack:

• Fixed composite arch with incorporated LED lighting

• 2 Blocks "Stand Up" - Mainsail sheet

• Aft swim platform


Anchoring Pack:

• Electric windlass - 1000 W + Remote control

• Bow roller

• Mooring kit (Anchor-Chain-Line)


B&G Electronics:

• Stereo US with iPod dock

• Nav trifunction B&G (boat speed, depth, log)

• Wind system B&G (wind speed and direction)

• US VHF Simrad RS35 with Masthead Antenna

• VHF Simrad wireless handset

• Chartplotter Zeus 7 in Cockpit

  • Cartography B&G US

• Simrad wifi module

• Below Deck Autopilot

• 4G Radar on mast

• AIS 400


Custom Made Painted Steel Cradle

VC 17 Antifouling Bottom Paint over Epoxy Primer

Docking Package

Safety Package

Anchor Package is included in Beneteau Anchoring Pack

Flag Halyards

Life Raft W/Survival Gear


Additional Custom Features 

From Wilson Upholstery

Custom Cockpit Cushions with backs & accent pillows

Custom Draperies & Bedding

From Custom Covers & Canvas

Custom Winter Cover & Frame

Custom Dodger, Bimini & Connector

Custom Winch & Helm Station Covers



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Tracy Buczak, CPYB - Sales & Brokerage

Erie, PA


Phone: 814-455-6800

Tracy has sailed for over 30 years. As a former winner at Youngstown Level Regatta, he met Don Finkle and built a relationship that lead to his position at RCR. In addition to sailing, Tracy has a USCG Master’s Captain’s License. He considers himself lucky to have turned my avocation into his vocation. Sharing his knowledge and love for sailing and boating in general with both experienced boaters and those new to the sport has given him great pleasure and added new friendships to his life. As a founding member of Sail Erie helped shape the group of sailors with common interests focused on cruising and educational activities in the Greater Erie area. Tracy joined RCR Yachts in late 2001 and helped open RCR Erie in the spring of 2002. Since then he has enjoyed building our Erie office as a successful part of Erie and our regions boating community. Hundreds of boats, both power and sail have been sold from this office and their owners have joined the RCR Family of owners. We continue to focus our efforts to making the buying and boating experience a good one for our customers.