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  • Manufacturer: Beneteau
  • Location: Lymington
  • Year: 2008
  • LOA: 35'6" (10.82m)
  • Beam: 11' 5'' (3.48m)
  • Berths: 8
  • Draft: 1.2
  • Keel: Lifting Keel
  • ID no.: 04457
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heating: Eberspacher
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 2
  • Watertank Size: 255 Litres
  • Engine Make: Yanmar 3YM30
  • Horsepower: 29hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 75 Litres

Broker Remarks

'Aurora' is a Beneteau Oceanis 343 Clipper for sale in Lymington, Hampshire. She is the very sort after and rare, lift keel, three cabin model.
Maintained and updated by her current owner to a very high standard. Her Yanmar 29hp engine is professionally serviced annually with a new stern gland , cutlass bearing and water pump recently replaced. Being a lift keel model her a draft of 1.2 m allowing her to explore the shallowest of bays, rivers and estuaries. Her lifting keel mechanism was totally replaced in 2019. The Beneteau 343 will also take the ground easily. With the keel down her draft becomes 2.59 m which gives great windward performance.

She is a particularly comfortable cruiser. She has pressurized hot and cold water system in the galley, heads and transom shower. The Eberspacher Airtronic hot air system has outlets in each cabin. The saloon is particularly spacious, airy and bright with a large folding dining table. Being the three-cabin version she sleeps 8 in three double cabins and two ample saloon berths.
This Beneteau 343 is very easy to sail short or single-handed. She has a Vetus bow thruster that was fitted in 2014, electronic windlass, all lines lead to the cockpit and there is a Raymarine autopilot. At the binnacle there is a colour plotter, wind, log, depth instruments as well as a VHF relay set.
'Aurora' is a safe, fast, comfortable, sea-kindly cruising yacht, ideal for coastal and channel passages.


The Beneteau Oceanis 343 offers excellent accommodation for extended cruising. She sleeps 8 in three double cabins and two single settee berths in the saloon. The saloon is bright and airy with a large folding dining table. The galley has a fridge, oven with two burners and plenty of storage. There is pressurized hot water at the stainless steel sink. She is heated by an Eberspacher Airtronic hot air system and there are 240v shore power plugs in each cabin.

Mechanical and Rigging

Yanmar 3YM30 regularly serviced (last serviced May 2019)
New stern seal ,cutlass bearing , 2017
Lifting Keel mechanism replaced  2019
New  Vetus bow thruster 2014
New  flexi fold three-bladed prop 2014
Rope cutter
Led tri colour mast head light new 2014
Full rig survey 2018 .
Sea cocks regularly serviced ,new engine seacock 2017
New 2019 engine water pump
2018 Sprayhood refurbished
New 2017 Delta anchor 20m chain plus warp
Electric anchor windlass
2 x domestic batteries
1 x engine battery
All sails regularly serviced
2 sets of sails Winter and summer main and genoa.
New 2015 Sanders Fully battened main  with cars
New 2015  Sanders Folding Genoa
All canvas in very good condition.
Leather covered wheel with swivel function
2 x Harken 40 twin speed self-tailing genoa winches
2 x Harken 32 twin speed winches
Hot and cold shower on sugar scoop
Midships cleats
Holding tank 80L
Battery monitor
Automatic fire extinguisher in the engine bay.


Full cockpit tent 2014
Eberspacher heating Airtronic
Shore power
80a upgraded alternator
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit mounted teak folding table
Radar refurbished 2019
Raymarine Hybrid touch colour plotter
Raymarine autopilot  ST4000  (Completely refurbished 2017)
Raymarine ST60 tri data
Raymarine ST 60 wind instrument
Plastimo steering compass
Standard Horizon DCS VHF ( At chart table and Binnacle )
Front opening 130L fridge with icebox
2 x burner with oven
TV set with masthead aerial
Twin pushpit perch seats
Outboard bracket

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