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Bènèteau Oceanis 323 Clipper


Ashore Hampshire


Bènèteau, France






32' 10"

Sail area

540 sq ft main and genoa

Brief details


29' 2"



This is a really well looked after and updated example of these popular family cruisers. She has excellent recent sails, and an inventory that includes good electronics, cabin heating and a full cockpit "camper" cover. The interior is in immaculate condition, and the dark blue hull also looks very good indeed. This yacht is the "Clipper" version, which includes some nice extras over the basic specification. She is for sale now as the very experienced owners are thinking of downsizing.


10' 9"


2 plus saloon


5' 10"




8,460 lbs *


Yanmar 2YM20 diesel


1,976 lbs *



Keel type

Deep iron bulbed fin and spade rudder

* Different Beneteau brochures and documents sources show slightly varying figures for displacement, ballast, and fuel and water capacities - the figures we have used here are taken from a French Beneteau sales brochure. Also the Beneteau brochure gives the yacht as being RCD Cat 'B', whilst several other sources say she is RCD Cat 'A'. We find such minor technical discrepancies are fairly common with many models of production yachts.




Designed by Groupe Finot, the Beneteau Oceanis 323 is a modern family cruiser with good performance under sail. The hull is GRP with a structural inner moulding, and the deck is a GRP balsa sandwich with a slotted aluminium toerail. There were three keel options, deep fin, shallow fin and centreboard, this yacht having the deep fin keel. Some sources state that twin aft cabins were an option, but every boat we know of has the larger single aft cabin.


Nominally 7 berth, she is very comfortable for a couple, with either children or occasional guests. The aft cabin and forecabin are good double berths, and the saloon offers another narrow double and a short single berth if required. There is only so much you can fit into a 32 foot hull with a good separate heads compartment!

In reviewing the design, 'Yachting Monthly' reported ".... forget the traditional idea of an Oceanis, this boat really performs" and ".... a competent and reasonably fast all-rounder, capable of making good progress to windward in quite damaging conditions and decidedly sporty off the wind".


'Yachting World' said ".... the hull looks surprisingly slippery. It is, in fact, essentially the same hull that Groupe Finot and Jean Berret designed in the early 1990s for Beneteau’s single-handed offshore racer, the Figaro. Since then it has been used for two other sporty Beneteaus, the First 310 and First 31.7, as well as the Beneteau Oceanis 323’s predecessors in the Oceanis range, the 311 and 300".


Ashore November 2023

Yachtsnet photographs and video November 2023

Saloon - Beneteua Oceanis 323 for sale
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Ashore quarter
Saloon forward

In addition to the opening hatch over the forward end of the table, the saloon has two large

fixed windows into the deck, here seen with velcro-attached cloth covers

Saloon table
Saloon aft
Aft cabin
Aftcabin berth
Accommodation plan

The three-cylinder Yanmar 3YM20 diesel has run approximately 800 hours, and drives a fixed three-bladed prop via a conventional sternshaft

Beneteau Oceanis 323 Clipper for sale
Bow detail
Deck aft
Cockpit "camper" cover in place

There is a full zip-on canopy with frame and windows for the cockpit - most photos here show this removed

XCockpit aft
Cockpit table
Wheel hinged

The Goiot steering pedestal allow the wheel to be quickly swung fore and aft to allow walk-through access from the stern platform to the companionway when berthed. The aft centre section of the cockpit seating also hinges down to complete this access route.

Cockpit forward
Sailing - owners photo

Owners photographs

These two photos show the original Beneteau supplied Elvstrom sails: the yacht now has a new suit of sails by Sanders of Lymington

Owners photo
Under power - owners photo
Ashore November 2023
Brochure photo

This is a really good example of these compact modern cruising yachts, maintained by a very experienced couple to a high standard. The yacht is well equipped, is in remarkably good order inside and out and the engine has low hours. They are selling now as they are planning to downsize.


Engine details

Yanmar 3YM20 three-cylinder 854cc diesel, freshwater cooled, run approx. 800 hours

Fuel tank capacity

75 litres


Three bladed fixed on shaft drive with dripless shaft seal


2 x 105AH services batteries (new winter 2021/22) and 85AH engine start battery

Battery charging/electrics

Engine alternator and shorepower battery charger, also Photonic solar panel on deck - new 2018. Victron BMV-702 battery monitor

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Sloop rig, single spreader alloy mast, boom and rod kicker with S/S standing rigging believed original from 2007


Sanders Sails - new battened mainsail February 2023 with stackpack type cover and lazyjacks


Sanders Sails roller genoa - new February 2023

Genoa furling


Primary winches

2 x Harken 40.2 two-speed self-tailing

Secondary winches

1 x Harken 32.2 on coachroof

Bower anchor

15 Kg Brittany with 50 metres chain

Anchor windlass

Quick Genius electric windlass with up-down wired remote control


Wheel on Goiot fore/aft hinged pedestal


Raymarine Evolution EV-100 with ST4000+ Mk II wheel drive - new June 2018

Steering compass

Plastimo on binnacle

Warps & fenders

6 warps and 8 fenders


Cockpit table, full cockpit cover with frame and windows - new 2019

Navigation Equipment and instruments


Raymarine Axiom 9 touchscreen plotter - new 2018


Raymarine ST60+ Tridata

Depth sounder

Raymarine ST60+ Tridata


Raymarine ST60+

VHF radio

Standard Horizon GX2100 with AIS receive - new 2018


Furuno NX300

Safety/emergency equipment


2 x horseshoe with floating light and danbuoy

Radar reflector

Mast mounted

Bilge pumps

Manual and electric pumps


Jackstays, 3 x fire extinguishers and fire blanket


Cabin layout

Forecabin, saloon, heads and aft cabin

Cabin heating

MV Airo 2Kw blown hot-air diesel heating - new winter 2021/22


4 + 2 in saloon (also 7th short berth in saloon)

Water tank capacity

160 litres plus 22 litres in calorifier. Hot and cold pressurised water.


Eno 2-burner and oven


Coolbox with Frigoboat refrigeration


Jabsco with 88 litre holding tank

These particulars are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.

For further information or to arrange a viewing,

please contact Yachtsnet on 01326-212234


The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer, and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be conducted via Yachtsnet Ltd., who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical checks or tests

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