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Greystones Co Wicklow Ireland|
With one owner from new, an attractive spec with Yanmar 3YM20 diesel inboard, shallow keel, electric windlass, electronic pack, raymarine vhf, sound pack and all you need to get sailing safely and immediately.
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The Beneteau 323 is a fast, responsive and comfortable coastal cruiser. With an LOA of 32 10 (10m) and LWL of 29 2 , she has long legs that can take you where you want to go. She can easily be sailed single-handed.
The interior is designed with space, comfort and features that you would only expect on a larger boat.
The Beneteau 323 was was named Boat of the Year at the Oslo Boat Show in 2004, shortly after it was first introduced. The design is ideal for weekend sailing in comfort, and cruises of a few weeks. The 323 was popular with sailboat charter companies around the world.
This boat was originally sold new to its current owners by BJ Marine and has been impeccably cared for all her life. This is particularly evident when stepping down below as her fresh and immaculate interior speak massively to her careful owners.
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Beneteau Oceanis 323 review (review By Rupert Holmes boats.com)
In many ways the Beneteau Oceanis 323 set new standards for 32ft cruising yachts when it was first launched in 2004. A combination of higher freeboard, allied to a wide beam that s carried well aft and a stepped coachroof produced a boat with significantly more volume than earlier designs of this size. At the same time, an efficient deep keel option was offered, which helped to make the boat one that could be expected to take offshore passages in its stride.
One of the most striking aspects of this boat is the headroom in the saloon it s only a fraction less than two metres (6ft 6in) easily among the best in its class and significantly more than most boats of this size. The feeling of space is accentuated by plenty of natural light, from both side windows and large clear overhead panels.
The two-cabin layout offers good space for two couples, with large berths, especially in the quarter cabin, and reasonable stowage space. The saloon offers two 1.95m settees that would make decent sea berths if fitted with lee cloths, plus a small aft-facing chart table and navigation station.
The aft cabin has a huge rectangular berth that measures 2.05m x 1.90m, although it s partially under the cockpit. There s also a useful standing area and stowage in a hanging locker and shelf along the side of the hull. Headroom here is a generous 1.83m. The forecabin, while benefitting from more natural light and ventilation, has a smaller floor area and a triangular berth, although this is 2.1m long and a generous 70cm wide at the foot.
The heads compartment is of a decent size and, surprisingly for a boat of this length and era, incorporates a separate shower area. The galley is equipped with all essentials, including a gimballed cooker, fridge and twin sinks, although it would benefit from more fixed worktop space.
ON DECK AND PERFORMANCE
The generous accommodation does not impinge on cockpit space this is a decent size, with a central table, plus a pivoting wheel and lifting helm seat to give easy access to the walk-through transom and bathing platform. Similarly, wide side decks make going forward at sea a relatively easy affair.
The deck layout is as simple as possible, although some gear is of a minimal size and the mainsheet is taken to a clutch by the companionway, well out of reach of the helm. Stowage on deck is primarily in the large cockpit locker to starboard. There s also a separate self-draining gas locker.
Designers Groupe Finot drew a long waterline hull that s capable of giving decent speeds on reaching courses in a good breeze, although it s not so quick in light airs. In-mast mainsail furling was offered as an option, although most boats have a slab reefing mainsail with a lazy bag system. A 116 per cent headsail with minimal overlap was supplied as standard. This is a size that s easy to handle and requires little grinding in after each tack. However, the chainplate locations would allow for a larger genoa to be fitted, providing the tracks for the genoa sheet cars are extended aft.
WHAT IT DOES BEST
This is a design that s small enough to be very easy to handle and have reasonably contained running costs, while offering surprisingly comfortable and spacious accommodation. For many owners there will be no necessity to consider a larger boat for better accommodation, providing the two-cabin layout suits their needs.
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|No. of engines:||1|
|Length over all:||10m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Fuel capacity:||75.01 Litres|
|Water capacity:||160.02 Litres|
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