Beneteau 31: Big Things from a Little Sister (Cruising World’s Review)

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Beneteau Oceanis 31

Beneteau Oceanis 31

The latest in a full line of cruisers shares the styling and performance of its larger siblings. A boat review from our September 2008 issue
by Mark Pillsbury
Courtesy Of The Manufacturer
This Finot designed cruiser has family friendly features and performance for race nights.

Spirited wind gods had whipped San Francisco Bay to a 30-knot frenzy during the final days of the Strictly Sail Pacific boat show last April, but they finally took a break in time for us to test-sail the new Beneteau 31, the entry-level offering in a now robust line of 30- and 40-footers that includes two CW Boat of the Year winners, the 40 and the 49.

With the wind in the low teens, we left the docks at Passage Yacht Sales, pushed along by a 20-horsepower Yanmar and conventional drive. The boat maneuvered well backing out of tight quarters and accelerated smoothly through the chop as we raised sails.  READ REVIEW

http://www.cruisingworld.com/sailboats/boat-reviews/beneteau-31-big-things-from-a-little-sister

 

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Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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