Beneteau Oceanis 430


The second of the Océanis models, the 430 was launched in the mid-80s, designed for fast cruising and passage-making. This three-cabin addition to the Bénéteau fl eet impressed reviewers at her debut with her ‘powerful’ performance under sail. While she had only a small chart table and few proper seaberths, the interior was otherwise spacious and practical.

LOA 12.60m (41ft 4in), LWL 11.27m (37ft), Beam 4.22m (13ft 10in), Draught 1.80m (5ft 11in), Displacement 19,800kg (43,560lb). Price guide: £35,000 to £75,000 YM Test Report. December 1986.