Beneteau Oceanis 323 Clipper Yanmar 21Hp, second owner. Current and old survey reports available.
Ballast: Cast iron
The Oceanis 323, shares all-round performance as well as impressive levels of comfort inside, at the helm and on deck. This superbly equipped 32 footer is safe, stable and fast whether beating into the wind or surfing down the waves.
Materiaal, kleuren: Cherry interior with blue uphostery
Verblijfsruimtes: Cherry wood interior
Slaapplaatsen: Fixed: 2 + 2. Extra 1 + 1
Kooktoestel & brandstof: 2 burner stove + oven (Eno)
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.
Motor, electra, water
Draaiuren: Appr. 980 hour, display mailfunction
Brandstoftank aantal: Rigid
Voortstuwing: 3 bladed folding propellor
Verbruik: Appr. 2l per hour
Warm water: 1 cockpit shower and 1 in bathroom
Watertank & materiaal: Rigid watertank
Vuilwatertank & materiaal: Rigid black water tank
Walstroom: Complete with cable
Voltmeter: On panel chart table (Amiot)
Toerenteller: Yanmar engine control panel
Brandstoftankmeter: At chart table
Rondhouten, verstaging: Stainless steel 1x19 standing rigging
Lieren: Harken 2 speed selftailing winches
Genua: Genua 1 (new 2014)
Genua reefsysteem: Facnor reefing system
Halfwinder, bollejan: Quantum gennaker 3 radial asymmetrical
Gennaker: Quantum gennaker 3 radial asymmetric
Aantal masten: Z-Spar mast
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.
Navigatie en electronica
Roerstandaanwijzer: Raymarine ST 60+
Zwemtrap: Stainless steel
Zwemplatform: Integrated bathing platform
Zeerailing: Stainless steel stanchions
In many ways the Beneteau Oceanis 323 has 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.
Radarreflector: Reflektor EM230
Beneteau Oceanis 323 uit 2007 te koop op Botentekoop.nl.
Beneteau Oceanis 323