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The Beneteau Oceanis 321 is a generous boat with a fast hull. Designed by Groupe Finot, she cuts through waves with ease while her helm remains steady. On a moderate heel the 321 has excellent stability, while maintaining a shallow draft of only 4’3″. The interior volume is truly astonishing and you will find the space has been perfectly distributed for maximum comfort.  The Beneteau 321 was the first of the Beneteau Oceanis line that was highly influenced in design by the American market.  She was a huge success, built in Marion, SC by Beneteau USA, production from 1993 to 1998.


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Model: Oceanis 321
LOA: 32′ 7″
LWL: 29′ 5″
Beam: 11′ 3″
Draft: 4′ 3″
Engine: 27 hp.
Fuel Capacity: 18 gal.
Water Capacity: 55 gal.
Mast Height (over water): 53′ 0″
Hull / Designer: Group Finot
Sail Area: 600 sq. ft
PHRF: 165 (est)
SA/Disp: 17.79
Disp/L 171.1
Hull Speed: 7.27 knots


Beneteau Oceanis 321

Deck and Rig

Beneteau 321

Beneteau 321

Beneteau 321 Interior

Beneteau 321 Interior

the Interior

By Captain Thom Burns

The Beneteau 321 is a cruiser with spirit. I sailed Alibi Yacht’s new boat with Roger Eide in light to medium conditions. Like all Finot designs, it has a long waterline and plumb bow. It feels comfortable in the cockpit and below decks. It sails quite 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.

I’ve sailed and/or chartered several Beneteau’s (310, 32, 35 39 and 43). They have all been comfortable, quicker boats with European style which appeals to me.

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Beneteau 321 Layout Drawing

Beneteau 321 Layout Drawing



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