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Beneteau 343, Anne and Emma

This Berret/Racoupeau design combines performance with ease of sailing and comfort. On deck, control lines are led aft for ease of sail handling. The cockpit features a steering wheel that pivots out of the way when not in use and teak covered seats. The walk through transom allows easy access to the swim platform with its fold out ladder and cockpit shower.

Down below there is ample headroom. The hull ports and skylights in the split-level coach roof and numerous hatches keep the cabin bright and well ventilated. The galley features a front loading fridge and microwave. The spacious head has a separate shower stall.

Go to the Beneteau web site for more information and check out Sailing Magazine's review.

Cruising 35 members can daysail the Beneteau 343s or take them for extended cruises of up to 7 days.


Number in Fleet 2
Year 2007
LOA 35' 6"
LWL 30' 10"
Draft 4' 9"
Beam 11' 5"
Displacement 11,861 lb.
Ballast 4,321 lb.
Fuel 20 Gal.
Water 67 Gal.
Holding Tank 21 Gal.
SA 617 sq. ft.
Bridge Clearance 52' 6"

Beneteau 343 Layout

Equipment and Accommodations

  • 29 HP Yanmar
  • Main, 140% Genoa, Asymmetrical spinnaker
  • Hot and Cold Pressure Water
  • 110 Shore Power
  • Microwave
  • Propane Stove with Oven
  • 12V Electric Front Opening Fridge
  • VHF Radio
  • GPS
  • AM/FM/CD player
  • Knot Meter
  • Depth Sounder
  • Wind Instrument
  • Forward V-Berth Stateroom
  • Aft Cabin with Double Berth
  • Two Settees
  • Enclosed Head with separate shower
  • Lewmar Electric Windlass