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Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 343

£63,000 inc Vat
Ardrossan, United Kingdom


This very well kept Beneteau Oceanis 343 benefits from excellent inventory and upgraded over it's one owner life. She has upgraded heating, chartplotter and full service history and has been lightly used.

General Information

  • Year Built: 2007
  • Hull Material: GRP
  • Designer: Berret Racoupeau


  • Length: 34.78 ft
  • Beam: 3.48 meter
  • Min Draft: 1.45 meter
  • Max Draft: 1.45 meter
  • Length Overall: 10.82 meter
  • Length at Waterline: 9.4 meter
  • Displacement: 1960 kilogram


  • Number of Engines: 1
  • Engine Model: 3YM30
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Total Power: 27 hp

Manufacturer Provided Description

This hull designed by the Berret/Racoupeau tandem, has adopted space, light, all weather, all speed performances and great interior comfort.Offered with two different accommodation versions, for 2 couples or for a crew of up to eight.

Celebration package;  

8 table settings, 800w electric windless, additional opening hatch aft cabin, H&C cockpit shower, spray hood.


The hull is single-skinned GRP construction. Reinforced points (keel, rudder, chain plates, hull-deck joint) help to strengthen the structure.

A structural inner moulding is bonded and laminated to the hull. Its structural role is important as it takes and absorbs the stresses at pressure points (shroud chain-plate tie rods, keel, rudder, etc.), and spreads any loads guaranteeing reduced strain on the hull.

The surface material of the inner moulding makes cleaning easier and provides a better finish.

The stainless steel propeller shaft is mounted and protected in a GRP skeg.

The standard hull colour is white with blue and silver livery. Steel Blue is available as an option.

The deck is sandwich construction (glass fibre and balsa) for an optimal strength/weight ratio and thermal and sound insulation.

A diamond point non-slip surface increases safety over all areas of movement on deck.


Central pivoting helm seat for ease of access to bathing platform. 2 teak slatted helm seats on each side of the cockpit, plenty of stowage space to make life on board easy:

2 side cockpit lockers, (liferaft in starboard locker),1 starboard aft cockpit locker, 1 separate watertight gas locker to port. Teak slatted cockpit benches.

Leather-covered pivoting stainless steel steering wheel on column, on the column: 1 steering compass, engine control lever, support for navigation instruments, handrail, glass holder.

Teak cockpit table with folding leaves.

Engine control panel built into seating to port.

Manual bilge pump in cockpit.



Yanmar 3YM30 Diesel Engine with 3 cylinders and 27Hp.Last serviced 2022 

Engine mounting built into the inner moulded engine compartment soundproofed with insulating foam.

Engine control panel (rev. counter and alarms) with engine control lever in port cockpit.

Stainless steel propeller shaft is protected in a GRP skeg moulded with the hull, three- or two-blade fixed propeller according to engine.

Rotomoulded 75 L fuel tank with electric gauge.

Water filter to cooling system.


9-switch 12 V electrical panel with voltmeter.

Toggle circuit breaker 12 V socket on panel.

2 x 70 Amp service battery and by one 70 Amp engine battery. all replaced 2022

Coupling relay.

Alternator power: 14 V / 60 A. 

Newly installed Solar Panels and charging system.



Electric fuel gauge.

220 V shore supply and charger.

220 V sockets situated in the cabins, saloon and galley.

Navigation lights

Fore and aft navigation lights.

Steaming light.

Anchor light.

Wiring for deck searchlight.


In the 2-cabin version, there are 4 reading lights, 2 halogen strip lights and 11 deckhead lights.

Water System 

Electric fresh water pump with filters and accumulator.

All seacocks are fitted with ¼ turn valves.

Electric sump pump for emptying shower.

One manual and one electric bilge pump.

Fresh water

The pressurised fresh water system comprises two rotomoulded tanks, 160 L forward and 95 L in the saloon. A filter protects the system.

Hot water

Hot water as standard is provided by a 25 L calorifier operated by a heat exchanger or by 220V shore supply.

Hot and Cold water shower to bathing platform.


1x Diesel tank 75 Litres 

2x Water tanks 225 Litres 

1x Holding tank 80 litres 

Mast Rigging and Sails


Fractional 9/10 tapered mast in anodised aluminium. Deck-stepped with stainless steel pillar in the saloon. Aft swept 20° twin spreaders. Boom topping lift on a cleat on the mast. Boom: Anodised aluminium. Two “automatic” reefing lines led back to cockpit.

Boom fitted with mainsail outhaul tackle. Rigid boom vang led back to cockpit. 

Standing Rigging

Discontinuous stainless steel wire rigging (1 x 19) Original. Forestay with manual genoa furling gear. 2 backstays. 2 aft inner shrouds and 2 cap shrouds on side deck. Shroud chainplates on side deck allow for closer sheeting of jib. 

Running Rigging

Low-stretch genoa and mainsail halyards. Boom topping lift. Two genoa sheets. Mainsail sheet with pulley system. Rigid boom vang led back to cockpit. Genoa furler line.A-sail spinnaker gear.  


Mainsail by Elvestrom 2007 

Genoa Furling by Elvestrom 2007 

Cruising Chute and Snuffer 

All Sails fully serviced and laundered by Owen Sails 

Sail Area

I : 43.44 ft
J : 12.80 ft
P : 39.14 ft
E : 13.58 ft
Working Sail Area : 649.06 sq ft


Woodwork is in fruit-tree coloured wood. Varnished "hydropont" sole with black inlay strips.

5 Outlet Eberspacher Air blown Heater 


Headroom: 1.86 m.

Triangular double berth (2.00 m x 1.66 m x 0.40 m).

Numerous stowage spaces for easier on-board living:

Shelving along the hull.

Locker with door to port and shelves.

Hanging locker to starboard. Openings/lighting: 

Opening deck hatch with blind. 

Deckhead light with independent switch.Two reading lights.


Headroom: Saloon forward 1.88 m, saloon aft 1.98 m.

Saloon with two fore-and-aft settees:

Port settee: 2.00 m x 0.52 m.

Starboard settee: 1.76 m x 0.52 m. Settee backrests are sloping for more comfort.

Centre table to saloon, inlaid wood table with bottle holder and drop leaves with moulded wood fiddles.

The table is fixed to the mast support pillar.

There is wood/stainless steel shelving to port and starboard.

Stowage locker with door along the hull to port and more under port and starboard settees.

Hull lining in plain plywood, openings/lighting:

2 Lewmar opening hatches with blinds, 2 Lewmar fixed ports with curtains, 1 large panoramic window at deck level, 2 fixed hull ports (1 each side). 

Four halogen deckhead lights with independent switches, wall light on bulkhead.


Headroom: 1.98 m. A functional space with laminated work surface with moulded wood fiddle, stainless steel sink, mixer tap with hot/cold pressurised water, chopping board, two-burner hob with oven - gimballed and fitted with a stainless steel fiddle for increased safety.

1 x 12 V electric 130 L front opening refrigerating unit.

Plenty of stowage space stowage under hob, bottle stowage along bulkhead, hatch in work surface with tray for crockery stowage, shelving for stowage along hull, stowage under sink, waste bin under sink.

Openings/lighting, strip light over hob, 2-burner grill, and deckhead light above sinks

Opening port with curtains above hob for good ventilation. 

8 person table settings.

Aft Cabin 

Headroom: 2.02 m. Double berth (2.04 m x 2.15 m).

Stowage: Hanging locker. Open wood shelving along the hull.

Openings / lighting: Opening port in coachroof coaming with curtain, opening port to cockpit side with curtain and one fixed port to transom. Opening deck hatch with blind (option).

Two adjustable reading lights, deckhead light with independent switch.

Extra opening hatch for aft cabin

Aft Toilet 

Headroom: 2.00 m.

Integral head compartment moulding: Shower compartment with mixer tap, shower and wood seat. The shower is emptied by an electric sump pump.

GRP washbasin with mixer tap and hot/cold pressurised water.

Large bowl manual marine toilet with 80 L Holding tank (with sight glass for level)

Locker, stowage for bathroom accessories. Coat hooks, mirror.

Openings / lighting: One opening deck hatch with blind (option). One port and one opening port in coachroof coaming with curtain.

Two deckhead lights with independent switch and halogen strip light for the mirror.




Binicle Compass 

Raymarine ST60 Tri-data 

Raymarine ST60 Wind speed and direction 

Raymarine Hybrid Touch Chartplotter 

Raymarine Fish Finder links to Hybrid Touch Chartplotter

Raymarine Ray 63 VHF with Cockpit speaker. 

Stainless Steel Clock and Barometer 

Mooring and Anchoring 

19 Kg Bruce Anchor with 20m chain and 20 of Warp

Electric 800w anchor windlass with remote control. 

8 Fenders 

8 Warps 

2 Boathooks 


Gas horn 

1 Manual Fire Extinguisher

Life Ring 

Boarding Ladder 

Electric and manual bilge pumps 


Cockpit Dodgers  


2x TV one in forward cabin and one in the saloon both 12 volt powered 

Radio CD player 

Cockpit Speakers 

Owners Comments

The boat was purchased new by us from Maiden Marine, Beneteau brokers on Lake Windermere in 2007. We specifies additional upgrades when placing the order. These were: larger Yanmar engine YMG30 (27HP), upgrade winch pack to larger winches, Nav pack including chart plotter, Eberspacher heating with additional heating outlets (increase from 3 to 5). Standard Raymarine wind speed/direction and log on binnacle.

In 2012 we moved the boat to Scotland. Additional upgrades when moved to West Coast of Scotland;  upgrade of fixed Raymarine VHF, Cockpit waterproof VHF loudspeaker, update of Raymarine Chartplotter (touchscreen) with charts, interfaced with VHF, addition of Raymarine Fishfinder interfaced to Chartplotter, Upgrade of CD/Radio. Three batteries replaced most recently in 2022. Semi flexible solar panel with charging system, keeps batteries charged while on swinging mooring.

The boat has two 12V remote, flat screen television/CD one in the main saloon one in forward cabin. Also a 12v /240V inverter in the chart table area.

Excellent cooker and front opening fridge in the spacious galley.

Elvstrom sails with fully battened mainsail, with all lines led back to cockpit, roller furling foresail, lines led back to cockpit, additional cruising chute with all blocks and snuffer also controlled from cockpit. Outhaul, vang and coach roof traveller also led back to cockpit.

We have used the boat for inshore cruising ourselves, never loaned or chartered, never having any collision or run aground. Lightly used and very well maintained.

We kept the boat on Windermere for 5 years, being brought out of the water each winter.  In Scotland the boat was initially moored at Craobh YH, moving to Kilmelford YH in 2020. The boat has been lifted out each winter, the engine serviced, bilges cleaned and hull antifouled with International Micron each year. Sails have been serviced by Oban Sails, and any maintenance to Canvas, sprayhood and dodgers undertaken. Anodes (3) replaced each winter.

All original documents and manuals are present.


In this case we are acting as brokers only.  The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business.  Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed.  The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and / or to have an engine trial conducted, which if carried out by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.


Note to seller and purchaser:  If the boat you are selling or purchasing is registered, please ensure that the registration is completed after the sale of the boat.  If the purchaser wishes to cancel the registration is the duty of the seller to contact the Registry and inform them that the registration is to be cancelled.  If the purchaser wishes to continue with the registration, it is the duty of the purchaser to complete the relevant forms and post off the bill of sale to the Registrar.

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