Beneteau Oceanis 350, "Fantastico", Greece
Briand has been one of the dominant IOR designers for the past five years and is best known as the designer of the French 12-Meter, French Kiss. When a designer of this quality takes on a cruising yacht design, it pays to take a good look.
The interior of this design is archetypical of the French-style interior. The layout is heavily oriented toward comfort for three couples. There are mirror-image quarter berths with big double berths and their own sinks. There is another double forward again with its own sink. It is impossible to design a boat with an interior like this without an understanding of the volumes required and their demands upon hull shape. This will not be a slow boat. This is a short-ended design with a lot of freeboard.
The impeccable design in combination with the reliability of Beneteau Yachts will make that this ship will guide u through, even heavy, storms. The 2 cabins and 6 berths make this a comfortable family cruiser. With a headspace of 1,90m the ship has a nice open feel to it. For the ultimate comfort on sea, the ship comes with a 30L boiler for hot water, all the necessary electronics ( Auto-pilot, VHF, GPS, depthfinder, etc) and more, including TV + satellite, DVD and Radio.
Looking to buy a ship to charter, the Beneteau Oceanis belongs among the most common charter boats on the planet. In the last 20 years, Beneteau has grown to become the largest builder of cruising sailboats in the world. The boats dominate charter boat fleets around the globe.
The Benateau 350, “fantastico”, gets a decent push from its 1989 Volvo Penta, 28pk, 3-cylinder, diesel engine. More importantly it comes with 5 sails: genoa, mainsail, spinnaker, storm-jib and High aspect sail all are in good condition.