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2000 Beneteau 411 ‘In Recess’

NZ $215,000

‘In Recess’ is a Beneteau 411, 2000, fully kitted out as long term cruising liveaboard. Current owners since 2009 have kept her in pristine original condition.

Approaching In Recess from any angle demonstrates the quality of design that has made the Beneteau 411 a much admired, contemporary cruiser with respectable performance and sea keeping capabilities.

This is what the international reviews say:

A couple’s Cruising Boat with Offshore Capabilities. With more than 400 boats sold worldwide since it was introduced in 1997, the Beneteau 411 has already joined the ranks of modern cruising classics as one of the more popular and successful 40+footers of all time.

‘In Recess’ is a superb example of this very popular and contemporary cruising yacht with everything aboard to begin your liveaboard or cruising lifestyle in comfort.

Stepping easily aboard onto the generous boarding platform and through the open transom walkway a generous cockpit awaits. Near new canvas and clears enhance the cockpits comfort.

Extra custom seats occupy the aft corners providing all levels of involvement, or relaxation when underway.

Inside the companionway a warm welcome awaits. A beautiful solid varnished timber finish completes the ambience with seating for 6 around a main saloon table. The galley offers enormous bench space and storage and there is headroom throughout. Two large aft berths also swallow lots of storage containers and still leave plenty of space.

Simple details, like a fold down platform over the head provides a large seat in the shower – a greatly overlooked and underestimated feature in bathrooms on boats.

Forward a large double cabin, complete with your own courtesy couch makes for a nice retreat to simply read or relax.

‘In Recess’ offers a fantastic opportunity for a couple or family to start their adventure in an affordable, well maintained vessel, with the reputation earned world-wide for their ease of handling and performance.

‘In Recess’ comes with all the usual cruising gear and some unique upgrades that demonstrate the quality and attention to detail of every system on board. Example; her large capacity water tankage combined with an extremely clever and efficient custom rain water catchment enables long term off the grid cruising. Modern luxuries like a wifi booster connect you to the world ashore.

Please Note: Check out the extras list of the recent upgrades sailed two up for her South Pacific cruise in 2023. She is easily handled and a very much loved cruising vessel offering a priceless experience of a lifetime at a very affordable price

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Name: In Recess
Make: Beneteau 411
Built: 2000
Registration: NZ registered 2005
Ownership Details: Previous owners since 2009. Sold to current owners in 2022. Completed South Pacific Cruise 2023. Fully Cat 1
Hull Material: GRP
Hull: Monohull
Length overall: 41.9 feet
Waterline length: 36.1 feet
Beam: 13 feet
Draft: 1.8 metres
Displacement: 16,720 lbs


  • Water storage is 550 litres
  • Fuel storage is 150 litres diesel


  • Powered by Yanmar 50 HP  hours 6000 – regularly serviced.
    Engine notes: The engine has been regularly serviced and presents in very clean and ordered condition.
  • Laminated GRP Deck bonded bulkheads
  • Spade composite rudder.
  • Keel type iron in a bulb configuration


  • Cruising speed 7.5knots
  • Max speed 8
  • Antifouled 2023
  • Anodes 2023

Sails & Rigging:

  • Main sail is a SailMate self-stacking mainsail handling system with lazy jacks
  • 2x Jibs
  • Aluminium spars
  • Rigging stainless
  • Furlers
  • Lewmar x4 Winches self – tailing
  • E-winch portable electric winch unit


  • The main sheet traveller is on the coach roof, which clears the cockpit and there are six clutches for the control lines
    The mainsheet feeds back to the portside coach roof winch. Has solid boom vang

Three Cabins:

  • 2 rear large double’s, each berth is 2 metres long and 1.45 m wide
  • With a hanging locker, shelving on the hull sides and seat forward of the hanging locker, there’s ample ventilation with opening ports to the cockpit and hatches.
  • There are also fixed ports in the hull for light.
  • Master double bed has a custom made pocket spring mattress located just forward of saloon.
  • Light and airy with a hanging locker and settee with storage plus a cabinet and ample shelving also with opening ports and two opening hatches in the ceiling.
  • The forward head is in the forepeak and has a manual head, holding tank, vanity unit, shower and cabinets
  • The day head is to port of the companion way and also has a manual loo, holding tank, shower and vanity


  • The galley is along the port side of the saloon, which has a central settee with storage underneath
  • Galley has 12 volt  fridge/freezer
  • LPG three burner/oven
  • Double sink unit
  • Great storage for dinnerware, galley equipment etc, trash container.
  • Magma BBQ for external cooking


  • Main saloon dining seats six people around the varnished table with the central settee providing pantry storage below that seat.
  • Also, storage below the wrap around seating provides ample storage for spares, ie: spare water and shower pump’s etc.
  • Book shelves are located on the forward bulkhead with book shelving and two cabinets plus an inset liquor cabinet.
  • A wall hung 2 kilowatt Goldair heater for use in marinas
  • Small Portable fan
  • Saloon seating is comfortable, wipeable vinyl.


  • Nav table is on the starboard side near the companion way
  • Electrical system is 12 and 240 volt
  • Lights are LED through the boat
  • 3 kilowatt inverter
  • 12volt cigarette lighter plug
  • Alfa network aerial
  • UHF aerial
  • 12 volt 19 inch TV
  • 240 volt 32inch with built in DVD player
  • SmartTV Dish for watching tv with Wifi
  • Radio Pioneer with CD player Bluetooth
  • Handheld Uniden maritime radio plus inbuilt one too


  • Radar arch with 2×250 watt solar panels
  • Smart charger Centaur
  • Back scoop with deck shower and folding swim ladder plus wet storage compartment
  • Upgraded B&G chartplotter
  • Upgraded Autopilot depth finder 
  • Wind vane


  • Foghorn Batteries: new 2023 = 4 x sealed giving out 520 amp hours
  • Batteries: new 2023 = 4 x sealed giving out 520 amp hours


  • Bimini with options to fold up
  • Dodger has zipper option to roll up for good airflow
  • Matching main sail cover
  • 4 x assorted fenders
  • 3x 20 litre diesel cans
  • 1x 20 litre petrol can
  • 1 x 10 litre petrol can
  • Boat hooks x3

Additional Items included

Safety Equipment

Safety Gear:

  • EPIRB – yes
  • Yellowbrick Position Plotter
  • Transom boarding ladder – retractable.
  • Liferaft 6 persons (oos) Viking Ocean brand.
  • Bilge pumps x 2 on auto float switches
  • Rope cutter on prop
  • Lifejackets inflatable with harnesses. 
  • Horseshoe buoy x 2, throwing rope, Danbuoy
  • First Aid, fire extinguishers, fire blanket.
  • Horn.
  • Ships Bell
  • Anchor ball
  • (Spare flares – out of service)

Please Note; it is advisable that all safety gear should be checked for service dates and if out of date should be replaced in the name of the new owner. Epirbs and flares should be replaced regardless in the new owners name.

Extras List


Maintenance and Major Upgrades


Replaced leaking Water Pump


Electrical WOF


New Highfield 260 Ultra Light Dinghy & Wheels


Steering Refurbished


Replaced Anchor Chain (100m) and Swivel


New Snubber


Replace Standing Rigging, Refurbished gooseneck


Re-wire Mast


Install Forward Scan Thru-hull



Replace Fore Heads sink drain thru-hull


Install new deck wash pump and hose kit


Fitted new B&G Chart plotter, Autohelm, AIS, VHF, Forward Scanner, VHF Splitter, Windvane


Fitted new EPIRB


Purchase new 135% Genoa


Purchase Offshore Medical Kit


Replace 2nd Water Pump


Replaced Engine Blower


New Iridium Go and Marine Kit




New Suzuki 6HP Outboard


New Handheld VHF


New LED Flare


New Offshore Flare Pack


New 6 man HAF Life Raft


New Baby Stay and Halyard


Storm Sail


Make and Fit Lee Cloths


Make and Fit Side Shades


Grab Bag and contents


Fitted Windcatchers and inspect hatch covers


Replaced 4 House Batteries AGM 6 Volt


Purchased eWincher Electric Winch Handle


Purchased paper charts for Tonga and Fiji


New Inflatable Dan Buoy, Throw line & Life Ring


Replaced Throttle and Gear Cables


Ground Tackle & Tender

Ground Tackle:

  • Electric windlass
  • Anchors
  • Manson
  • Plough
  • Anchor buddy
  • Capstan


  • Stainless steel protection bar around the forward hatch
  • Stainless steel rail around the mast
  • Stainless steel protection pulpit

Tender & Outboard:

  • Dinghy is Highfield 260 Ultra-light with beach wheels
  • 4 stroke 6hp outboard
  • 2 x fishing kayaks on custom mounts on port and starboard rails
*Important Information


‘In Recess’ presents very well in good cruising condition. The price is commensurate with her fit out and condition and offers a reliable, affordable branded contemporary vessel, that’s both coastal convenient and an offshore capable cruiser.

She has new clears ordered for the cockpit canvas.

There is crazing on the deck hatches. This can be polished out though offers privacy for those walking above on deck or in the saloon and bedrooms below. They are watertight and of course offer a clear view when open.

Please Note:

*The information and specifications supplied here are believed to be correct to the best of our knowledge as provided by the current owner. Potential buyers are responsible for confirming the accuracy of this information. They should inspect the boat and have a professional survey completed.

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