Beneteau Oceanis 321
In 1994, Bénéteau commissioned Group Finot to design this Mk ll version of the 320. The result was a boat with even more beam, shallower draught, a broader transom, a longer waterline, higher topsides and a much more spacious interior. Despite this she sails reasonably well, but her accommodation
is more practical for charter holidaymakers than for private owners. The saloon is enormously wide, but the chart table is rudimentary. The galley in the single aft cabin version is very spacious, but in the twin-cabin version it is on the small side. The forecabin is cramped and stowage is at a premium. The cockpit is large and easily accommodates the wheel steering. Charter sales ensured 420 of
these boats were built.
LOA 9.74m (32ft), LWL 8.95m (29ft 4in), beam 3.42m (11ft 3in), draught 1.3m (4ft 3in), displacement 4,400kg (9,680lb). Price guide: £40,000 to £58,000.