A great Family cruiser in good condition, Fitted with the larger MD2030 Volvo and full cockpit enclosure, Designed by The Finot Group and built by Beneteau.
The Beneteau 321 Like all Finot designs, has a long waterline and plumb bow.
It is comfortable both in the cockpit and below decks and sails well.
Beneteau defines its models along performance and cruising lines. The Oceanis models lean more toward cruising while the First models lean toward performance cruising and racing.
Deck and Rig
The boat's clear deck plan lends itself to efficient, economy of movement and ease of handling. The masthead sloop rig with roller furling and a full-battened main with lazy jacks is very easy to handle with one or two people.
All lines are led aft on the coach roof through turning blocks under a cowling. This approach does several things. It cleans up the deck so that no one slips on rolling lines while securing or reefing the main. It also adds comfortable deck space while cleaning up the deck and organizing the lines nicely.
The full toe-rail is a big plus, It allows easy attachment of blocks & preventers when going downwind and a much better place to attach fenders.
From the helm, everything's within arm's reach. The backstay adjusting tackle, mainsheet block and sheets make for easy adjustments. The helm, of the Oceanis 321 turns on a dime, tacks and jibes easily, and powers-up quickly and effortlessly. We were equipped with a 110 roller furling genoa which is a little smaller than I would choose but quite adequate. Both the sail and the roller furling system performed flawlessly.
The double lifelines are a big plus, as is the step-off stern and aft swim ladder. A transom door leading to the bathing platform allows for a more comfortable med moor and simplifies dinghy access.
Going below one notices how wide the companionway is.. The interior is spacious for a 32 footer and looks even more so. With 6'3" headroom, it feels big. Twelve sources of natural light illuminate the varnished woodwork.
All of the side portholes open. The salon table is well designed and accommodates six plus a couple of little ones. The galley is attractive and functional, with a gimballed 3-burner stove with oven, pressurized water and double stainless steel sinks. The cabinetry and ingenuity in space utilization is impressive.
The chart table is on the port side just forward of the galley facing aft. with storage space outboard.
The aft cabin is spacious without taking all the deep storage space from the cockpit. It also has a large double berth at 7'3" by 4'11". The forward cabin is comfortable and equally private. The berth is large at 5'11" by 6'11". There is a fair amount of storage throughout the boat.
The head is aft and to starboard. It is easily accessible to the companionway. It has 6'1" headroom, pressurized hot and cold water, a hand held shower and interior moulding. It also has a wet locker. The unitary construction, typical of modern boats, helps ease the area's maintenance.
The Beneteau Oceanis 321 is "basically for family cruising." Its creature comforts and functionality are impressive while maintaining a nicely balanced, modern nautical look and feel. Best of all, it sails well and handles well under power
The boat is standard spec plus:
Aluminium sloop rig. Single line reefing on the main and roller furling genoa.
Stainless steel pulpit & pushpit, deck shower in transom,
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