Bénéteau Boats 49 for sale

Portsmouth, RI, United States

$235,000 USD

Bénéteau Boats 49 - Beneteau America 49 Chloe III
General information
Bénéteau Boats 49
Used sail boat for sale
$235,000 USD
Berret Racoupeau
Length overall
Length waterline
13.25 tons (U.S.)
Winged Keel
Portsmouth, RI, United States

About this Bénéteau Boats 49


Chloe III has been owned and maintained by an owner that has spent his life in the Marine Industry and understands how to maintain a proper yacht.

Blending comfort with a touch of superyacht styling, Beneteau introduces a new line of sleek cruisers. 

Cruising World Review - March 2007


The moment I set foot on the teak-decked swim platform of the Beneteau 49, I started to notice the nice touches. Like the insert, with its latching door, that's set in the transom and designed to hold a life raft. Remove the insert, and a generator can be installed. The athwartships seat across the back of the cockpit also has an insert, and it neatly folds up, down, and out of the way to provide access between the twin wheels. The large centerline cockpit table is built-in with fold-up wings. On its aft end is a chart-plotter pod that swivels to afford the helmsman a good view on either tack. The cockpit seats are long, with coamings high enough to lean on comfortably though not too high to make getting forward difficult. Nice corners fore and aft will be good to be wedged into in a seaway, and squared ends will make good backrests for stretching out in calmer conditions.

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Beneteau 49 represents an era of truly exceptional Beneteau sailing yachts. The profile and look of the hull and deck, designed by Berret/Racoupeau, were modernized while retaining the major assets that have made Beneteau yachts admired for decades. Below decks, Nauta drew strikingly beautiful lines combined with brilliant woodwork, and superb materials to bring the Beneteau 49 to a fresh level of interior luxury.

Cruising World review 2007 Con't

At the end of a 3- or 4-foot alley, the cupped companionway steps lead down to an interior styled by the Italian firm Nauta Designs, well known for its megayacht interiors. The designers have done a nice job compromising between stylishness and the need to use the interior at sea; fiddles and handholds abound in warm, light, and airy surroundings.

When the light gets too bright, blinds pull down inside a deck liner/valance that keeps them in place when the boat's heeling.

The designers have abandoned the notion of stylish but uncomfortable curved settees for straight seats. The saloon table cleverly swivels and folds up for sailing and expands for dining; open for business, the table seats eight. Opposite the table on our demo boat was a settee. Under the floorboards amidships is a small sump-a feature that's rare but appreciated in modern, shallow-bilged boats. Mounting the bilge pump there keeps water concentrated in a small area and helps keep the rest of the bilge dry.

Forward, there's a large, teardrop-shaped double berth with another pair of hull ports. The forehatch supplies ventilation and more light. The large head has a separate shower enclosed by a curved sliding door. I wouldn't be surprised if the company rethinks that shower door soon; it didn't close easily on our demo, and when I did get it closed, I found the enclosure a bit tight. A hatch above the shower ventilates the head. Opposite the head are a good-sized hanging locker and a vanity with a seat.

The nav station is to starboard of the companionway, and no bulkhead obstructs the view forward. The chart table is big enough to accommodate charts with a minimum of folding. There's plenty of room for a plotter, radar, and other instruments.

The galley is to port, with a gimbaled three-burner stove and oven. The galley has a number of seagoing elements, including a refrigerator door that opens from aft so neither tack will distribute the contents over the cabin sole. The sinks are close to the centerline so they don't fill on either tack, although they could be a bit deeper. There's plenty of storage space.


Sail Area

I : 55.75 ft
J : 18.42 ft
P : 51.67 ft
E : 18.42 ft
Working Sail Area : 1773.00 sq ft

Keel Details

Keel #1
Keel Type: Shoal_Draft
Max Draft: 5.75 ft


  • Genoa: New 110% North Norlam Fall 2020. Used 2 days
  • Mainsail: North Norlam, 2019  Three reef points.  2020 Mackpack for easy storage.
  • Gennaker: 2018 Pope Sails 160%, the masthead, 3.5 nylon with Selden top-down continuous furler
  • Spinnaker:  2008 full hoist asymmetrical in an ATN sock
  • Staysail: 2010 Doyle with one set reef points

Sail Handling

  • Genoa furler:  Selden below deck furler for a super clean bow
  • 24’ Carbon fiber spinnaker pole
  • Turtles for Genniker and staysail
  • Low friction rings with jammers for lead adjustment from the cockpit
  • Electric Lewmar 65s for primary winches
  • Lewmar 55 secondary cockpit winches
  • Electric Lewmar 45 main halyard winch  and non powered Lewmar 45 secondary winch
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster


  • Sparcraft aluminum spar

  • Shortened 12” to airdraft of 63’ 3” to allow passage under ICW bridges


      All sails remain full size


    Removable inner forestay and Spectra runners for the staysail

Anchors & handling

  • Buel primary with 200 feet of ⅜” HS chain


    12 foot ⅝” braided snubber with low bow attachment (for improved scope)




    Fortress FX55


    600’ ¾” nylon in three rodes


    2 20’ chains for two spare anchors


    Lewmar electric windlass


    Lewmar electric bow thruster


    Port and Starboard jack lines


    Dinghy and gear:


  • Factory-installed davit


  • Avon 10’2” RIB with Sunbrella cover, anchor, and safety gear


  • Nissan 5 Hp 2 cycle outboard

Dinghy and gear

  • Factory installed davit
  • Avon 10’2” RIB with Sunbrella cover, anchor and safety gear
  • Nissan 5 Hp 2 cycle outboard

Safety Gear

  • Safety harnesses for 6
  • Winslow 6 person life raft


  • Upgraded Raymarine gear
  • e125 12” color chartplotter/multifunction display- 2016
  • Evolution II autopilot upgrade (ACU200) , EV sensor core and P70 control head- 2016
  • Raymarine radar- 2016
  • Three i70 multifunction displays- 2016
  • Sirius satellite weather
  • Digital Marine Class B AIS (transmit/receive)
  • ICOM VHF with XXX

Electrics and Batteries

  • 1,255 Amp-hour main battery bank with 10 6V/230 AH Deka and forward Group 31 battery
  • Busses for positive and negative
  • 110 Amp-hour engine start battery
  • Blue Sky ammeter
  • Xantrex 2000 Pure Sine inverter and charger
  • Balmar:
  • Dual alternators (110A and 200A) with xx-612 smart controllers
  • Duocharger for engine battery charging
  • Smart Gauge for SOC and voltage monitoring
  • Honda eu2200i with stern mount 


  • 840 Watt Kyocera (4) solar panels mounted on a hard bimini
  • Two Morningstar MPPT solar controllers
  • Note:  Main battery bank is two years old, never been below 60% capacity, typical night ends at 75% capacity.  Between April 15 and September 15 solar panels will fully recharge, during winter an hour’s morning Honda run and the weaker sun will fully recharge. 


  • Custom Ultrasuede covered cushions
  • Custom bookshelves in main and both aft cabins


  • Samsung Smart 27” TV
  • Samsung BluRay player
  • KVH gimbaled satellite receiver

HVAC systems

  • 6 12V mounted fans, 1 12” movable fan
  • Wind scoop
  • Hydronics heating with outlets in master cabin and two in the main cabin
  • ITR Hurricane II 25,000 BTU diesel heater, heat exchanger with Yanmar allows heat underway
  • LG reverse cycle heater/airconditioner, 14,000 BTU with soft start (can run off Honda generator)
  • 2 12V electric blankets


  • Custom under sole watertight storage containers
  • Three bookshelves


  • Yanmar 4JH4-TE, 3800 hours
  • Maxprop (just reconditioned by PYI)


Default Disclaimer

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. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Other Equipment

Chole III, Steering wheel

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Fuel capacity
63 gallons (U.S.)
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
150 gallons (U.S.)
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East Coast Yacht Sales

106 Lafayette Street
United States
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