1995 Beneteau 321 Oceanis for sale on the Chesapeake Bay in Cape Charles Virginia. This boat has been very well taken care of and is in excellent condition – turn key ready to sail the Bay!!
Direct from Beneteau: “The Oceanis 321 combines balance and performance. It has a surprising amount of space inside and promises comfort at the port as well as at sea. This Oceanis is a well-balanced cruiser that is appreciated for its conduct, sailing performance, general comfort and its extensive living space.”
This vessel has a walk through transom that makes boarding from the dock easy. There’s a swim platform with ladder and a transom fresh water shower. Once everyone is aboard you can close the transom with a removable seat, and the cockpit can comfortably accommodate six passengers. All of the seat cushions are stored inside when not in use and they are in excellent condition.
At the helm the lines and winches are within easy reach for single handed sailing. There’s a new B&G Vulcan GPS chart plotter to keep you on course. You have separate depth, wind and speed gauges and Autohelm 4000 autopilot.
The Doyle Mainsail was new in 2021, and there’s a 140% Doyle Genoa sail on roller furler, with Lewmar 40 two speed self tailing sheet winches and one Lewmar 16 self tailing winch for the main.
Below deck is a spacious double cabin layout with a V-berth up front and a surprisingly spacious aft suite. And the salon dining table converts into a 3rd berth if needed so you can sleep six comfortably inside.
The galley is well equipped with a double stainless steel kitchen sink, 3 burner propane stove with oven, a large icebox style fridge/freezer with new Adler Barbour refrigeration, and a microwave oven.
There’s a full walk in head with new toilet, and a hot/cold water pressurized shower.
The owner has a portable AC unit that keeps the cabin nice and cool on the hot summer nights out on the water. The unit mounts on the entry way and is removable when it’s not needed.
Auxiliary power is provided by the 28hp Yanmar diesel engine that has 1593 hours of use, and is serviced regularly and starts right up every time.
The photos in the listing were taken in the fall of 2021 and they show an accurate representation of the vessel. This owner really knows how to take care of his boat and you are going to have a hard time finding a Beneteau 321 that’s in better condition. The boat is easily accessible for a showing, so please call to set it up if you are going to be in the area.
The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.
Classic hull speed formula:
Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWLA more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.
Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL
A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.
SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3
A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.
Ballast / Displacement * 100
A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.
D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³
This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.
Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)
This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.
CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)
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