About this Sailboat:
LIGHT DAWNS is a beautiful example of this fast and accommodating Bruce Farr Beneteau cruiser. The Beneteau 461 was awarded BEST BOAT OF THE YEAR honors in 1997 and shares a hull form from the very successful Bruce Farr First 45s5 but with a more manageable cruising rig. Known to be an excellent performance cruiser, Light Dawns has been lightly used and well cared for by her original owner. Never south, this boat has sailed New England and in two of the last three summers has remained hauled and decommissioned due to the owners’s schedule.
Light Dawns has the Two Stateroom/two head layout which locates the galley in aft stbd corner, connected to the main salon but out of the way. The interior spaces are large and include a center-island berth and en suite head in the master stateroom, and extra large main salon with convertible dinette, sit-down nav station, second head aft conveniently located close to the companionway, and an oversized double aft stateroom. Berths come with custom fitted bedding and linens. The galley includes both top and front load freezer/refrigerator, three burner propane stove with oven and broiler, microwave oven, and lots of counter and storage space for meal prep.
Equipment on Board:
Well equipped, she has a stainless steel radar arch over the transom which integrates dinghy haul-out tackles, a wind generator, a solar panel, and the radar scanner. The wind gen and solar panel couple to maintain battery charge even when cruising off the dock for extended periods.
Light Dawns is easily sailed short-handed with all sail controls led back to the cockpit and controlled by an electric winch. She is outfitted with in-mast furling, roller furling genoa, and a cruising spinnaker with carbon fiber pole. A full electronics suite includes GPS-chartplotter, radar, autopilot, VHF radio with command mic at the helm, sailing instruments and stereo. Represented by Mark Edwards, Cape Yachts, (# removed) mobile and email@example.com