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model Beneteau 31 OPEN
length 31
builder Beneteau USA
loa 31’8
lwl 30’6
draft 2.85′ to 7.12′ / 4’3
displacement 8,933 lbs
max hp 20 hp
designer Groupe Finot
fuel 34 gallons
water 42 gallons

Photo Credit : Gilles Martin-Raget –

The new Beneteau 31 cruising yacht follows on from the Beneteau 37 by combining elegance with ingenuity for pleasurable cruising friends and family.

The result of exceptional expertise:
In December 2005, BENETEAU launched a new generation of cruising yachts with the introduction of the Beneteau 49. In its wake came the 46, the 43 and the 40… all hugely successful, with over 800 boats sold in less than 2 years. The Beneteau 37 unveiled at this autumn’s boat shows is recognisably part of the same family, but has been given its own distinctive personality by designers FINOT CONQ et ASSOCIES. No surprise then that the Beneteau 37 has been very warmly welcomed by boat show visitors!

It’s therefore the Beneteau 37 that set the style for the new Beneteau 31, born out of the same collaborative partnership between Bénéteau, yacht designers FINOT and CONQ and Italian design studio NAUTA. It also builds on the success of its predecessors, the Beneteau 311 and Beneteau 323, which have sold over 2000 units worldwide! This new cruising yacht from BENETEAU is packed with the benefits of shared expertise and experience.

Making living space a priority
The challenge with this design was to create the maximum living space, so on this boat you’ll see a galley that is probably the best in its class (two stainless steel sinks arranged lengthwise to provide the maximum work surface) and a very comfortable saloon where the emphasis is on space and light (two hull side ports as well as coachroof ports).

The Beneteau 31 is offered in a two-cabin and head compartment version. An Exclusive version offering even more elegance and comfort is also available.

Rare elegance in this size of boat
With its elegant profile and sleek coachroof, the Beneteau 31 builds on the innovative features introduced by its bigger brother (including the patented companionway hatch and highly-practical liferaft locker with sea hatch).

The Beneteau 31 combines functionality with visual appeal and real elegance in a size of boat where design often comes a poor second to function.