This Beneteau Oceanis 320 is a part project which has been modified to suit her present owner and will be appealing to those who would consider a liveaboard boat. The main changes have taken place in the saloon with the removal of the chart table and repositioning of the galley area. This was to provide more living space in the saloon and make it more conducive to relaxing on board.
The boat spent most of its time on fresh water in the Lake District. When she was brought to the coast in early 2018, she had her standing rigging replaced, anodes changed and launched for the season. During the Winter and Spring of 2018/19 she was placed ashore when all antifoul coatings were removed and after sanding was treated with 3 coats of primer and 3 coats of topcoat antifoul.
Mechanically she is sound and the Volvo Penta MD2002 has had a top end rebuild. She starts first time every time. Due to the removal of the chart table the switch panel has had to be resited and was a work in progress when the lockdown occurred.
The boat can be used and sailed in her present condition. This would be an ideal work in progress for someone to complete whilst enjoying what is a super sailing yacht.
As previously mentioned, the interior of this yacht has been modified to suit the present owner. His intention was to make her more of a liveaboard with more accent on living space in the saloon and more comfort in the sleeping cabins.
The layout of the yacht is as follows:
Yacht is entered by the conventional method via the sliding companionway hatch with washboards. Three steps leads into the cabin with 6 foot headroom and generous beam. Aft on the portside is the double aft cabin with portlight and hanging wardrobe. Returning to the saloon and remaining on the port side is the repositioned galley area with sink, pressurised fresh water, sink and extended work space. Lots of additional shelved storage.
Moving forward from the galley is a carpeted storage area with flatscreen TV, built in electric fire and storage space above. In the bow is the completely renovated forward cabin. The interior was stripped, hull linings carpeted and the berth installed with storage below.
Returning to the saloon and working back down the starboard side is a large U-shaped seating area on which to lounge. below is the water tank and storage areas. Aft is a storage cupboard built into the hull before finally the heads compartment with Jabsco sea toilet and wash hand basin. This area is currently used for storage.
There is an Eberspacher heating unit mounted in the cockpit locker with ducting to the cabins. The control unit is mounted in the aft cabin.
Tender with foot pump and carry bag
Plastimo Contest 101 compass
NEW NASA Clipper Duet Speed/Depth – Requires fitting
Anchor with chain and warp
Mooring warps and fenders
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump – Requires wiring into panel
Shore power with cable – Requires transom mount
Single burner hob
3 off Fire extinguishers NEW 2018
GRP constructed sailing yacht with white gelcoat topsides
Fin keel with counter hung semi balanced rudder. Protective skeg.
Keel bolts wire brushed and treated for surface rust.
Under water areas stripped back and primed and topcoated using Seajet paints in 2019.
Large cockpit with teak topped locker seating. Shallow bathing platform with ladder access.
Spacious sail locker to starboard with access to holding tank and calorifier.
Nice wide side decks finished in diamond point non slip.
Anchor locker in bow with cover and strong point.
Stainless steel bow and stern rails connected by stanchions and double set of coated guardwires.
Large smoked perspex deck lights allow lots of natural light into the saloon.
Engine & Electrics:
Vessel is powered by an inboard Volvo Penta MD2020 diesel engine.
This 18hp, raw water cooled unit has had a top end rebuild by a local engineering company.
Work included removal of cylinder head for reskim and pressure test.
The valve seals were reseated and the injectors replaced with Bosch nozzles.
The engine was then rebuilt with new gaskets, new water pump impeller, and engine flush.
Full service including oil and fuel filters. Engine starts first time every time.
Bank of 2x12V batteries which were replaced just before purchase in 2017.
These are recharged via the engine alternator.
With the removal of the chart table, the switch panel has been relocated a short distance to the galley.
This has not been completed due to the enforced lockdown and is a work in progress.
All the original lighting has been removed and replaced with recessed 12V neon strip lights.
Sails & Rigging:
The stainless steel standing rigging was replaced in 2018 by local rigging company. Certificate available.
The majority of the running rigging was replaced at the same time. Boat is rigged for short handed sailing.
Deck stepped aluminium spars with mast head rig. Goiot furling headsail system.
Sails include furling genoa with UV strip and semi battened mainsail with cover.
Genoa sheet winches mounted within easy reach of helm. Single coachroof mounted halyard winch.
Mainsheet track mounted on coachroof forward of companionway hatch.
Lines led aft via series of deck organisers, turning blocks and pulleys.