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Beneteau 381
$99,000 USD
38ft 11in

ED VENTURE is a wonderful coastal cruising sailboat for Pacific Northwest use.  She shows much younger than stated age.  She has enough outfitting for months long cruises of the Pacific Northwest without suffering from too much canvas, systems, or gear to become a maintenance nightmare.  Recent detailing has this sailboat shiny, and clean.  This American-built Beneteau is a cut above more recent brethren with a higher-level furniture package, a prop shaft vs. saildrive, and single rudder, protected by the keel to minimize the chance of deadhead damage.

Viewing of this recent listing is highly encouraged.  She will not disappoint.  At our Lake Union sales dock and easy to see.


  • 400 amp hours Lithium phosphate batteries
  • Victron Multiplus 2000 watt inverter/80 amp charger
  • Victron battery monitor
  • Clean and well-maintained Westerbeke engine with only 650 hours
  • All cabin lights are LED bulbs
  • Ardic forced air 12V diesel cabin heater
  • Cruising spinnaker with control sock
  • Raymarine radar, autopilot, chartplotter, and sailing instruments
  • January 2022 bottom paint and Propspeed
  • Breezy Canvas cockpit dodger
  • Built in Marion, South Carolina, USA
Name of vessel ED VENTURE
Model Beneteau 381
Year 1998
Builder Beneteau
Designer Berret/Racopeau
Price $99,000 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 38
Beam (feet) 13
Draft (feet) 6
Displacement (pounds) 15000
Ballast (pounds) 5000
Engine model Westerbeke 42B
Engine horsepower 42
Engine hours 650
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 39.5
Water tank capacity (gallons) 125
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 12


ED VENTURE has a white gel coat hull with wide green boot stripe and narrow green cove stripe.  The bottom was painted with black Seahawk Cukote antifouling at Seaview West Boatyard in Seattle.  The propellor was coated with Propspeed during this haulout.  The Berret/Racoupeau design is modest by today’s standards with a relatively fine/overhanging bow, scoop transom, spade rudder, and fin keel.  The scoop transom has a foldout/hinged swim ladder, wide swim platform, outboard bracket, and hot/cold freshwater shower.  White rubber caps and protects the hull/transom joint.

The hull to deck joint is fitted with a 2” tall aluminum toe rail.  Holes in the toe rail every 8” allow hanging of fenders, attachment of blocks, lines and lashings. 24” high double lifelines are uncoated wire rope running from bow and stern pulpits through stailess steel rail-mounted stanchions.  Boarding gates with snap hooks are fitted on each side outboard of the cockpit.  White plastic seats are fitted to the stern pulpits on each quarter.  Foredeck and side decks are white gel-coat with molded-in non-skid.  A raised trunk cabin extends from cockpit to foredeck providing ample headroom below and light and ventilation through the many hatches and ports.  Natural teak handrails are fitted to each side.

The aft cockpit is well-protected by the cockpit dodger and cockpit coaming.  Cockpit seats measure 7’ long by 16” wide with 12” high, well angled backs.  The cockpit is slightly “T” shaped outboard of the helm.  A hinged, raised/curved helm seat folds up and over making the transom walk through.  The cockpit seats are inlaid with teak/rubber.  A removable teak grating covers the cockpit sole.  A molded fiberglass table/pedestal is fitted on centerline. Two drop leaves fold up for dining.  A center section bin can be used as an icebox for cold beverages.  The helm pedestal houses chartplotter and sailing instruments.  The steering wheel is folding to allow easy passage around the helm when not underway.

Since ED VENTURE is a two stateroom/single head version, deck accessible and internal storage is high for a coastal cruiser of this size.  The anchor rode stores in the bow locker while still having room for fenders and other gear.  A large, “climb-into” cockpit locker is below the starboard cockpit seat.  The starboard helm seat opens for access to the starboard quarter/transom.  A dedicated locker with space for two large propane bottles is below the port helm seat.

  • (6) Open aluminum chocks with rollers in toe rail (at bow, midships, and quarters)
  • (6) 10” long aluminum mooring cleats
  • (4) 14” x 6” fixed hull side ports
  • (5) Lewmar opening overhead hatches – all fitted with roller blinds
  • (8) Opening cabin side ports – all fitted with roller blinds
  • One large opening port from aft stateroom to cockpit
  • Insect screens for opening side ports
  • Breezy Canvas cockpit dodger with side and aft grab rails
  • Lifesling II in white, soft rail mounted case
  • Outboard storage bracket on transom
  • Rocna 20 KG primary anchor with 150’ of 5/16” G4 chain and 150’ of ¾” nylon three strand rode
  • Simpson Lawrence 12V horizonal anchor windlass with handheld wired control
  • Double bow rollers in cast aluminum stemhead
  • Mantus stainless steel chain hook with dual leg nylon snubber
  • (2) Fender steps
  • (8) White cylindrical fenders and ample docklines
  • Parker rail-mounted stainless propane BBQ gril
  • Yacht acrylic canvas covers for three deck hatches
  • Yacht acrylic covers for four winches
  • Yacht acrylic cover for helm, steering pedestal and cockpit table
  • West Marine stainless steel boat brush and hose
  • Telescoping boat hook
  • Whitlock 40” leather-covered folding steering wheel
  • (4) Integral drink-holders on steering pedestal
  • Red/white LED light on binnacle guard illuminating cockpit table
  • (6) Lifejackets




  • Raymarine E80 chartplotter
  • Raymarine radome; mast mounted above 1st spreader
  • Raymarine ST60+ speed, depth, wind instruments
  • Raymarine ST6002 autpilot head with Raymarine Smartpilot X10 corepack
  • Jeffa LD100 autopilot linear drive
  • Raymarine ST60+ graphic at nav station
  • Plastimo BV0062 compass with stainless steel guard
  • USB 12V weatherproof charging outlet at steering pedestal
  • Masthead VHF antenna
  • Masthead wind direction Windex
  • Navigation side lights, stern light, steaming, anchor, and foredeck lights
  • Reiker inclinometer
  • ACR Nauticast class B AIS transponder with dedicated VHF antenna on stern pulpit
  • Majestic 21” flat screen 12V TV
  • Weems & Plath barometer, clock, & thermometer/hygrometer set
  • Icom ICM59 VHF radio
  • (2) Mobri radar reflectors – secured to shrouds above 1st spreader
  • Electronic and paper charts, and cruising guides for Pacific Northwest
  • Brass ship’s bell
  • First Aid kit
  • Teak varnished flag staff and USA flag




  • Westerbeke 42B 42hp engine with 638 hours
  • Westerbeke engine panel in cockpit recess with tachometer, hour meter, oil pressure, volts, and water temperature analog gauges
  • 5 gallon aluminum fuel tank – below aft berth
  • Vetus raw water strainer & Vetus muffler
  • Three blade feathering Maxprop -coated with prop speed
  • Volvo dripless shaft seal
  • Telflex single lever throttle/shifter on steering pedestal
  • Whitlock/Lewmar rod/gear steering system
  • Ardic 12V diesel cabin heater ducted to head, salon, and forward cabin
  • Whale manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • Shurflo Aquaking II shower drain pump
  • (3) Fiberglass integral water tanks totaling 125 gallons
  • Sureflo 3.3 gpm water pressure pump with accumulator tank
  • Attwood 6 gallon water heater
  • Parr 4.5 gpm 12V bilge pump
  • Parr 4.5 gpm fridge drain overboard pump
  • Home 110V dehumidifier
  • (2) 110V turbo dryers
  • 110V portable electric cabin heater
  • Griott’s handheld 110V vacuum cleaner



  • (2) Renogy RBT200LP12-BT Lithium house batteries (total 400ah)
  • Victron Multiplus Compact 12/2000/80 inverter charger with Victron remote Multicontroller at nav station
  • 12V engine alternator
  • Sunpower 110W portable solar panel with straps to mount on cockpit dodger
  • Victron MPPT 75 115 BlueSolar controller and spare
  • Dyno Group 27 engine start battery
  • Heart Echocharge – charges engine start battery and house battery bank
  • Victron BMV 712 BT- house battery bank monitor with Bluetooth
  • Beneteau 12V switch/breaker panel with analog voltmeter
  • 110V switch/breaker panel with reverse polarity indicator
  • 12V outlet at nav station



  • US Spars anodized aluminum double spreader, deck-stepped mast
  • Neil Pryde in-mast furling mainsail with partial vertical battens
  • Neil Pryde furling genoa with UV cover
  • Ulman Sails cruising spinnaker with control sock and turtle bag
  • Harken MKIV II roller furler on headstay
  • (2) Jib halyards – masthead rig
  • Spinnaker halyard
  • Main halyard
  • Boom topping lift- upsized and lengthened for man overboard retreival
  • (2) Signal halyards to first spreader and Johnson stainless steel shroud cleats
  • (2) Spinlock jammers on mast for mainsail and jib halyards
  • Lewmar 4:1 mainsheet traveller
  • (2) 6’ long 1 ¼” genoa tracks set inboard with pin adjustable lead cars
  • (2) Genoa sheet check blocks with integral stoppers
  • (2) Lewmar ST48 primary sheet winches on cockpit coaming
  • Lewmar ST40 winch on port cabintop
  • Lewmar ST30 winch on starboard cabintop
  • (9) Spinlock rope clutches on cabintop
  • (2) Winch handle holders in cockpit
  • (2) Wichard stainless steel folding “D” rings toe-rail mounted for attaching spinnaker sheet blocks
  • (3) Lewmar snatch blocks
  • (6) Winch handles



The companionway is well-sheltered below the cockpit dodger.  Interior access is easy and sure.  A 6” high threshold keeps rain/seawater from the cockpit out of the interior yet is easy to step over.  The companionway is fitted with two drop in teak washboards and a smoked acrylic overhead slider.  The ladder has three curved steps fitted with rubber non-slip staves.  Curved handrails are fitted to the forward edge of the vertical bulkheads on either side of the ladder.

The interior is finished in varnished cherry with solid/radiused corners and trim.  The cabin sole is varnished teak plywood with contrasting black staves.  Grab rails are located where needed.  Hull sides are lined with cherry staves.  Overhead and reading spot lights are thoughtfully placed throughout the interior.  Overhead opening hatches and cabin side ports provide light, views, and ventilation.  All are fitted with blinds.  Fixed hull side ports allow seated views from the salon.

ED VENTURE has a two stateroom/single head layout nicely balancing comfort and storage for months -long cruising in the Pacific Northwest.  The forward stateroom has a v-berth, storage locker, and sink.  The salon has a dinette to starboard and settee to port.  The galley is “T” -shaped and to port of the companionway.  A forward-facing navigation station is to starboard.  The head/shower is just aft of the nav station.  An aft stateroom is to port.  Headroom measures 6” 6” in the galley and salon, 6’ 4” in the aft stateroom and head, and 6’ 2” in the forward stateroom.

The forward stateroom is entered through a privacy door to port in the main bulkhead.  The V-berth measures 7’ long by 6’ wide aft by 20” wide forward.  Divided foam mattresses are covered with green upholstery.  Dri Dek matts are cut to fit and ventilate below the mattress mitigating condensation.  Bin storage, one drawer, and an integral watertank are below the berth.  A 24”long by 18” wide dressing seat is aft/port of the berth.  Narrow bookshelves run along the hull side outboard of the berth.  A 16” wide by 4’ tall hanging locker is aft to port.  Aft to starboard is a vanity with upper cabinets, a sink concealed below a hinged countertop, and storage lockers below it.  Hinged doors with cane fronts are fitted to the upper cabinets.  Three overhead spotlights, two reading lights, an overhead hatch, two opening ports, a 110V duplex outlet, heater duct, and beige carpet complete this stateroom.

The salon is spacious, open, and well-centered in the interior.  A dinette to starboard measures 88” long.  The dining table sits on two pedestals and can be lowered and infilled to sleep two when needed.  A removable center leaf extends this table to 46” long by 30” wide.  Outboard and aft of the dinette is a locker with a hinged cane-door.  A top opening locker below this has storage racks for five bottles.  Storage bins are located below and outboard of the settee.  To port is a settee measuring 4’ 4” long.  A flat screen TV is outboard of the seat.  Bin storage and integral fiberglass water tank are below the seat.  Two fixed hull side ports, two overhead hatches, a light with sconce on the main bulkhead, two reading lights, two 110V duplex outlets, USB power outlet, and four overhead spotlights complete this space.

The “T” shaped galley is to port.  Forward is a front loading 2.5 cubic foot fridge with a 21” x 30” open countertop above it.   A double stainless-steel sink set into beige flecked laminate counter measures 13” x 13” x 6” and 9” x 13” x 6”.  A Skandvik faucet and Seagull filter drinking water tap are fitted to this sink.  A 2.5 cubic foot, top loading freezer is outboard of the sink.  A trash bin locker is inboard below the sink.  A two-burner stove/oven with stainless steel crash bar and pot/pan storage locker are aft.  A slide out board covers the stove when not in use.  Outboard of the stove/counter are cabinets with shelves and dish storage pegs concealed behind four hinged cane-front doors.  A locker for five bottles is aft below the countertop.  110V outlet and two overhead spotlight service this galley.

  • Force Ten two burner stove with oven and broiler
  • (2) Worthingon 23.8 lb aluminum propane tanks and 12V solenoid valve
  • Adler Barber 12V air cooled refrigeration with spillover fan and thermostat for freezer

The navigation station is to starboard of the companionway and forward facing with a generous 22” x 34” chart table with 2” deep drawer.  An 27” wide, curved seat has storage beneath it.  Additional storage is in front opening bins below and inboard of the chart table.  Electrical breaker panels and nav/com electronics are outboard.

A very functional head/shower are aft of the nav station and closed with a locking privacy door.  Construction is of white gel-coasted fiberglass with select wood trim for ease of maintenance and water resistance.  A manual Jabsco toilet is aft and covered with a fold down seat.  An oval sink and vanity is outboard/forward.  Mirrors are attached to the door and forward bulkhead.  A Skandvik pull out spray nozzle at the sink, teak grate, and shower drain pump are used when showering.  A medicine cabinet is outboard of the sink behind smoked acrylic sliding doors.  A heater outlet, fixed hull side port, cabin side opening port, overhead hatch, towel hooks, 110V GFCI outlet, and overhead spoltlights complete this compartment.

The aft stateroom is entered through a privacy door aft of the galley.  The large berth measures 6’ 6” wide by 6’ long and extends fully below the cockpit sole to starboard.  Outboard along the port hull side, two upholstered, removable cushions function as headboard or backrest when sitting up to read.  The 4” thick foam cushions are divided into three for easy removal and access to shaft sea, fuel tank, and storage space.  Dri Dek mats, cut to fit below the mattress mitigate condensation.  A 19” hanging locker is to port/forward and small dressing seat is below its door.  An opening cabin side port, overhead hatch, three reading lights, 110v outlet and overhead spotlight, and beige carpet complete this stateroom.


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