The Beneteau 311 combines the amenities of a large cruiser with the easy handling performance of a 30-footer. It features private cabins
forward and aft, a full galley with plenty of storage, and a generous main salon with centerline table. The Beneteau 311 also features an optional
retractable keel. All of these features make the 311 a versatile boat perfect for family cruising, or for simply relaxing and watching the sunset from the harbor. The Beneteau 311 and Oceanis 311 are the same boat. Beneteau USA just dropped the Oceanis name for marketing reasons.
Oceanis Clipper 311 is one of the entry-level models in the marque’s Oceanis series of fast cruising yachts from 8-14m
The Clipper 311’s GRP laminated hull measures 9.85m by 3.23m, and was designed by Group Finot as
a true all-rounder.
Rigged to be easily managed by the cruising couple, it also has the liveaboard credentials to comfortably accommodate a family.
25th Apr 2011
Issue: September 2000
If you want to draw a few conclusions about the complexity (or lack of it) of modern-day yacht design, have a look at the Oceanis 311 and its cousins. The Oceanis 311 has the same hull as the Beneteau 31.7, a handy and roomy cruiser/racer (tested in MB Sept ’99). This hull was designed in the early ’90s as a one-design boat for the Figaro race, a stage event around Europe in which many top solo skippers cut their teeth, build
their reputations and head on to stardom in the extreme multi- and monohulls.
The Beneteau Oceanis 311 was designed by Groupe Finot in 1998 and offers an enjoyable combination of lively yet controlled sailing and luxurious accommodation.
Like the earlier Oceanis 300, the Oceanis 311 comes in two versions, the fin-keel and the lift-keel, twin rudder version (the latter proving especially popular in France). She uses the same basic hull design as the Figaro I racing class and the First 31.7, and these impressive racing class credentials give her a level of performance unusual amongst other blue water and coastal cruisers.
Contact Murray Yacht Sales to upgrade to the new Neil Pryde PBF Main (vertical battens & more sail area) for the In Mast Furling option for any of the US built models.