The Beneteau Oceanis 343 is a spacious family cruiser with easily handled, well mannered performance. This rare lifting keel version is ideal for exploring the shallow waters of the East Coast and beyond. Two sleeping cabins outside the saloon.
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The layout offers up to six berths with two double sleeping cabins separate from the main accommodation. In the forecabin, good sized V berth with stowage under. Opening hatch to foredeck. Hanging lockers port and starboard. In saloon, dinette to port with settee berth opposite. Fixed table with drop leaf. Chart table to starboard with galley opposite. Two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven. Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressurised water system. 255 litre freshwater capacity in two tanks. Refrigerator. Separate heads compartment to starboard with marine toilet, shower and washbasin. Holding tank. Aft cabin with large double berth and hanging locker. Webasto diesel fired hot air central heating. Radio/CD player.
Located behind the companionway, Yanmar 3YM30 three cylinder 29hp diesel engine. Electric start. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Shaft drive to Gori thre bladed feathering propeller. Single lever control. 75 litre fuel capacity in plastic tank giving approximately 200 mile range at 6 knot cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 7 knots.
Fractional rigged sloop. Anodised aluminium mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging (2006). Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail with lazyjacks. Facnor headsail furling system. Lines led aft to cockpit. Two Harken 23 self tailing sheet winches. Two Harken 23 control line winches.
Built in 2006 by Beneteau to a design by Jean Berret. White GRP hull with style stripes Alloy toe rails. White GRP superstructure with moulded non-slip to deck. Lifting keel. Twin rudders. Wheel steering. Aft self draining cockpit. The rudders were rebuilt and reinforced 2019. Last survey 2017, all recommendations done.
Evania has just returned from a successful UK circumnavigation. The twin rudder system makes directional control in heavier wind and wave states much easier than conventional boats and the 1.2m draft gives access to many parts of the coast and rivers not available to deep draft craft.
The current owner has kept the boat in top condition, making replacements and maintenance as necessary. A major rudder structure rebuild and strengthening (2019) has removed the potential weakness of twin rudder boats. The lifting keel works perfectly (overhauled 2018).
The boat was originally purchased and based in Swansea and appears to have been little used. It was purchased from its previous owner lying ashore at Yarmouth, IOW in November 2017. After replacing the lift keel mechanism, engine service and other minor work, it was launched in June 2018 and sailed in Southern UK and NW France. The current owner lives in Australia and has no plans to use the boat next year.
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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.