2017 Beneteau Sense 51

  • 49
  • Beneteau
  • Annapolis, MD, US

Yacht price: $549,000

For more information

contact Yacht Brokers of Annapolis
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Call us at 410-206-2755
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Can't decide between a monohull or a catamaran?  Check out the Sense 51's unique layout that offers the best of both! The hard-chine hull is designed to rest low on the water and has amazing stability under sail.  The unique raised interior is just a few steps down from the cockpit allowing the indoor / outdoor feel and fantastic views of the water that people love about catamarans. This boat is fully equipped and ready for her next offshore adventures! Additional photos coming soon!

  • 2 cabin / 2 head + office version
  • Bow thruster AND stern thrusters for superior maneuverability
  • Generator
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Lithium house battery
  • Shakespeare cell booster
  • Intellian satellite TV
  • 2021 Highfield CL340 dinghy w/ 9.9HP Mercury 4-stroke outboard
  • Bottom paint July 2021 - hasn't touched the water!
  • So much more - check out the listing for full equipment list

Absolute MUST see!  Please call the listing broker to schedule your in-person or virtual tour. Located at Bert Jabins Yacht Yard in Annapolis, MD.


Basic Information

Sense 51
Annapolis, MD, US
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Cruisers, Racers and Cruisers
Hull Material:

Dimensions & Weight

49 ft - 14.93 meter
0 ft - 0 meter
Draft - max:
7 ft 5 in - 2.26 meter
Bridge Clearance:
75.58 ft


Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
80 (Individual), 80 (combined)

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
110 Gallon(s) - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
193 Gallon(s) - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
20 Gallon(s)


Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
Total Heads:



About the Beneteau Sense 51

Sometimes called a “monomaran” for its enormous cockpit and wide transom, the Sense is the best of both worlds between a monohull and catamaran. The revolutionary design finds inspiration from the wide beam and connectivity of inside & outside spaces that people love about a cat, with the proven sailing characteristics of a monohull. 


The Sense 51 design incorporated a drop down transom, which when up, allows for full use of the boats actual length instead of the traditional extra 3' of often unused space off the stern.  When down, the swim platform gives access to two storage spaces under the helm seats - an electric Eno grill to starboard and a sink and prep station to port.  Due to its proximity to the cockpit social area, this galley keeps the chef in the party even during meal preparation... and keeps cooking heat and smells out of the inside.

The original Sense 50 design produced an open aft end with only two helm seats, which could be lifted up and out of the way. The idea had appeal at the dock but owner feedback showed concern about safety, especially for pets or small children that could take a tumble out the back. Hearing this, Beneteau introduced a drop down transom that serves a dual purpose: First, it contains the cockpit with a hard barrier and second, it creates a place to stand when cooking in the newly introduced galley. An added bonus is two stowage compartments below the helm seats for fenders, dock lines or water toys.

Also reworked on the Sense 51 is the companionway door. Instead of the prior electric system that stowed the hatch down inside the hull, the door is now a three-panel folding acrylic structure that opens out. It’s nicely designed and also less prone to mechanical failure.

Another revision to the Sense 51 was the Bimini, also called the “SmarTop”. It’s combination of a hardtop and soft middle that slides open like an accordion sunroof. Two features make it an especially attractive option: First, it’s supported by a sturdy stainless-steel structure that makes great handholds. Also, it’s angled inward at the aft corners, providing space for crew to stand and toss a line onto the dock. This will be especially useful in Med-mooring situations. The new composite structure extends back from the arch and out to just above the winches and has stainless-steel grab rails all around. Surprisingly, the hardtop doesn’t really add much height to the vessel’s profile and flows aft nicely.

On Deck

The decks are wide and clear with flush hatches and deep anchor locker forward that will allow for a straight fall of the chain from the electric windlass. All control lines are led aft to the cockpit via tunnels, which eliminate clutter and tripping hazards, and the bow, stern and mid-ship cleats are tall enough to accommodate thick dock lines.

Visibility forward from the helms is excellent and the primary winches are within reasonable reach of the driver.  The electric winches make sheeting in much easier. Secondary Harken winches and arrays of rope clutches are on the cockpit coaming farther forward. There are also built-in sheet boxes large enough to hold the mess of halyards and sheets that will end up there.


The Sense 51 interior was revolutionary when introduced. The concept created open spaces that didn’t feel buried in the hull and the quiet cabins were moved away from onboard machinery mostly situated under the cockpit sole. This layout has the master forward with a VIP berth to port and an office to starboard which can be converted to a single berth if needed. Three steps angled at 45 degrees lead down to the salon, from which you can see out via the hull ports even when seated. The gentle transition from the cockpit to the salon feel reminiscent of the indoor/outdoor space on a catamaran versus the traditional monohull that leaves these important spaces more disconnected.


Check out Boats.com review of the Sense 51 here: https://www.boats.com/reviews/beneteau-sense-51-review/

Factory Options
  • Deep Keel - 7'5". Fantastic sailing performance!
  • 2 Cabins / 2 Heads 1 + Office 
  • Alpi Walnut interior
  • Ultraleather interior cushions  
  • Exclusive Trim Level
    • Bowsprit with integrated anchor roller and bobstay
    • Cockpit galley (Sink & Gas griddle)
    • 1 Port electric primary winch (H50.2 STECH)
    • Releasable forestay chainplate
    • Stainless steel beading for fenders in cockpit locker
    • 4 Opening portholes in galley and salon windows
    • Hifi: Fusion + Interior speakers & Waterproof exterior speakers
    • Galley: Refrigeration system, 12 V, in 100 L top-opening icebox (for storage below 0°C)
    • 12/115 V, 2 kVA inverter
    • Pump for deck washing
    • Upgrade - Bose speakers in salon
    • Galley: "Luxe" 3 burner stove w/ stainless steel oven and broiler
    • 2 USB sockets at the chart table
    • LED interior lights (overhead)
    • LED interior lights (indirect courtesy lighting)
  • Electronic Pack A
    • Helm consoles to port and starboard:
      - 1 Triton 2 B&G display (Log, Speedometer, Depth sounder, Windvane anemometer)
      - Multifunction touchscreen B&G Zeus 9" wide wireless (GPS, Chart plotter, Chart reader - Cartography Navionics Silver included)
  • Electronic Pack B
    • Multifunction touchscreen B&G Zeus 12" wide wireless, Chart table
  • Autopilot Pack
    • NAC3 Autopilot (with gyro compass), Control at steering station
    • WR10 Wireless autopilot remote control
  • 2 Flag Halyards
  • Asymmetric Spinnaker Rigging
  • Anodized Furling Mast w/Mylar Taffetas Mainsail
  • Microwave
  • Genoa Winch H60.2STCE/H60.stcc
  • Stbd Electric Winch H46.2stech/46.2stc
  • Windlass Control with Chain Counter in Cockpit
  • Mooring Kit
    • Self-bailing chain locker with clench eye
    • Stainless steel bow fitting 2 rollers - Stainless steel bobstay
    • 12 V - 1500 W vertical electric windlass - Remote control
    • 8 Aluminum mooring cleats - Stainless steel chafing plate
  • Steering Wheel Console PVC White Covers
  • Rigid Bimini with Foldable Canvas - Cadet Grey
  • Stbd Wood Cockpit Table w/Electric Up/Down systems
  • Natte Stone Outside Upholstery
  • Bow Thruster
  • Additional Water Tank (add'l 42 gal)
  • Generator 7.5kva w/Cocoon
  • Ice Maker
  • Air Conditioning
  • Safe
  • Ivory Lacquered Salon and Galley Doors
  • Deluxe Salon Folding Table - Electric Control
  • Electric Toilet Quiet Flush (2)
  • 3 Blade Folding Propeller
  • Genneker Halyard
  • TV Antenna
  • TV in Forward Cabin and Salon
  • 4G Radar B&G
  • Windex Wind Vane
  • AIS 500 B&G
  • VHF H50
Post Factory Additions
  • Dodger (color match Bimini - Cadet Grey Sunbrella)
  • Window covers for dodger (color match Bimini - Cadet Grey Sunbrella)
  • Storage bags for windows (color match Bimini - Cadet Grey Sunbrella)
  • Salon Berth Fill Cushion (Oyster Sunbrella)
  • Deluxe Cockpit Cushions & Table Fill Cushion (Silver Sunbrella)
  • Frontgate outdoor pillows for cockpit
  • Stern thrusters
  • Flexi O Fold 3 blade propeller with Shaft Shark Line Cutter
  • Freshwater flush for electric head (x2)
  • Install i2 Intellian Satellite TV (mounted on pole)
  • Washer / Dryer Installed in office
  • Underwater lights off stern (4 total)
Recent Updates: 2020/2021
  • Hull polished and waxed
  • Bottom sanded and repainted with Interprotect 2000
  • Saildrive serviced, seals changed, prop polished, painted with PropSpeed
  • New engine and genset start batteries
  • Lithium house battery
  • New hydraulic lines for aft swim platform
  • New control panel for washer / dryer combo unit
  • New VHF charger
  • New WiFi antenna
  • New wind sensor
  • New compass
  • New depth sensor
  • New TV in forward cabin
  • New aft AC unit
  • Chartplotter software upgraded and recalibrated
  • Mainsail and Genoa serviced; cleaned and restitched
  • Standing rigging tuned
  • 2021 Highfield CL340 dinghy (only used once!)
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.customContactInformation

For an appointment to see this boat in person, please call the listing broker!

Deanna Sansbury

call / text: (410) 629-9186

[email protected]

  • 49
  • Beneteau
  • Annapolis, MD, US

Yacht price: $549,000

For more information

contact Yacht Brokers of Annapolis
[email protected]
Call us at 410-206-2755
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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(7608522)