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1989 Beneteau Oceanis 350

San Francisco, California


Beneteau has become the largest builder of sailboats in the world largely because of their distinctive Euro-style look typified by smoked wrap-around windows and lots of curvy interior shapes, and the 350 is an early example of what all the fuss is about! Built between 1986 and 1993, the design still turns heads today; the boat is also well balanced and seakindly and will make a nice day sailer here on the Bay.

This particular example is lying San Francisco and shows well. Note main sail new in 2021 and used less than five times, low hours clocked on Volvo Penta diesel just serviced by Helmut Marine (who's the local Volvo specialist and very highly regarded), batteries new in April 2024, updated electronics including Raymarine color radar (2020) and wifi chart plotter with everything displayable on an iPad; also note she's competitively priced by a motivated owner.

New listing, full specs up shortly. Vessel shown by appointment please and note that the San Francisco slip is NOT transferable.


Basic Boat Info

Make: Beneteau
Model: Oceanis 350
Year: 1989
Condition: New
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BEY12031E889
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Winged Keel


Length: 34 ft
Length Overall: 33'10 ft
Beam: 11'3 ft
Min Draft: 4'2 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: 2003
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 27hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 BladeBronze
  • Engine Location: Center
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Year: 1989
  • Engine Hours: 1,309


Fuel Tank Capacity: 18 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tank Capacity: 82 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


Mark Cattell
Marotta Yachts of Sausalito


Marotta Yachts of Sausalito
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA, US, 94965
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Accommodations and Layout

Big triangle berth forward, step aft to salon with L shaped settee port side, centerline double drop leaf table then straight settee starboard.

Continue aft to L shaped galley port side with nav table and hanging locker starboard, far aft port side is master stateroom then centerline companionway up and head starboard.

Galley and Head

Twin stainless steel circular sinks with hot/cold pressure water, two burner propane stove with oven, ice box. Jabsco electric head.


110V AC / 12V DC. Thirty amp shorepower service, three batteries in two banks with parallel switch, TruCharge 20 amp battery charger..

Sails and Rigging

Aluminum deck stepped double spreader mast with compression post and 1x19 stainless steel wire standing rigging (2005), aluminum mast with dacron Pineapple main sail (2021),100% jib on Harken roller furler, two Lewmar #43 self tailing winches, single Lewmar #16 self tailing winch, single Lewmar standard #16 winch.

Deck and Hull

This excerpted from Practical Sailor:

"The boat is built of solid fiberglass, deriving much of its structural integrity from a complex liner with molded floor frames for rigidity. The liner is bonded to the hull, but as we have said many times, it is difficult if not impossible to determine how well this has been done as access through the liner is often limited. And we could repeat that liners offer less thermal and acoustic insulation than wood, and so tend to make for noisier interiors that also condense moisture more easily, but the man-hours required to construct an all-wood interior are prohibitively expensive on most production boats.

Bulkheads fit in channels in the hull and cabin liners and are then epoxied. Again, this is perfectly adequate for most kinds of sailing, but they can begin to work (move slightly), and if you want a boat to take on long offshore passages, it’s better to have the bulkheads directly bonded to both the deck and hull.

The deck is cored with end-grain balsa, as is almost standard practice these days, and is joined to the hull with a shoebox flange that is, according to an owner, riveted on 6″ centers and through-bolted at the stanchion bases.

Wing keel with stainless steel keel bolts, external iron ballast.

Hull last dived on in April, 2024.

SpinSheet Review of the Beneteau 350

In the last 20 years, Beneteau has grown to become the largest builder of cruising sailboats in the world--their boats dominate charter boat fleets around the globe. Due to their tremendous success and popularity, Beneteau has influenced sailboat styling more than any other builder over the last 20 years and has popularized the so-called "Euro-style", typified by rounded features, near flat sheer lines, molded-in transom steps, smoked plastic windows and high volume interiors.

The Beneteau Oceanis 350, built both in France and at the Beneteau facility in Marion, NC between 1986 and 1993, is typical of this style. From its name, one might conclude that the Oceanis 350 is a 35 foot boat and, in all likelihood, that’s just what the marketing people at Beneteau expect you to assume. In fact, the overall length of the Oceanis 35 is a little under 34’ at 33’10", the beam is 11’3", and displacement is approximately 10,500 lbs. The Oceanis 35 was offered with two choices of keel configuration--a moderate aspect ratio fin drawing 5’2" and a wing keel drawing 4’2". 

Construction of the Oceanis 35 utilizes a solid fiberglass composite hull and balsa-cored decks. Plywood replaces balsa as the core material in the area of hardware attachments. The deck and hull are joined in a shoe box fashion and pop-riveted together along the overlap. The seam is then hidden with a rail molding screwed and bolted in place. A considerable amount of the strength and rigidity of the structure is provided by a molded fiberglass composite hull liner that incorporates all floors, frames, stringers and rigging attachment points and is bonded into the hull before the deck is installed. This is an efficient and an increasingly popular method of construction of production fiberglass boats but has the drawback of creating a structure that is virtually impossible to examine, once put together, without destructive methods. The keel is iron, and the wings on the shoal draft version are bolted on. 

Auxiliary power is provided by a 28 hp, three cylinder, Volvo diesel which is sufficient for the size and weight of this boat. The engine is dependable, and trained service mechanics are readily available. By the time Beneteau introduced the Oceanis 350 they had already begun to dominate charter boat fleets as noted above, and influences of charter operator requirements are apparent in the interior design and cabin arrangements. Private accommodations for at least two couples are essential to charter operators, and the standard Oceanis 350 layout provides a forward v-berth cabin and a port side quarter berth cabin aft. 

When a designer draws three separate cabins into a 34 foot boat, something has to be sacrificed. In this case, it is drawers and lockers with doors for convenient, accessible storage. Storage is adequate but limited to sometimes oddly shaped areas behind seats and under berth cushions which are not particularly accessible. 

The sail area to displacement ratio of the Oceanis 350 is only 16.2 which suggests this is not going to be a great performer in light air. On the other hand, the ballast to displacement ratio of less than 40%, and its relatively shallow draft doesn’t suggest great sail carrying ability in strong winds either. The relatively wide beam should help with initial stability, but its effect gets lost as the wind picks up and heel angles increase. I would suspect the ideal wind range for this boat is 8 to 18 knots. Windward performance should be acceptable with a relatively shallow canoe body, broad stern, and no skeg forward of the rudder. However, these hull characteristics lead me to believe that the boat will be a little skittish off the wind in adverse weather conditions. 

Although not well suited for long offshore passages, the Oceanis 350 serves owners well as a comfortable daysailor and for limited cruising under not too extreme conditions. All in all the Beneteau Oceanis 350 offers modern styling, reasonable performance and roomy accommodations at a price that is hard to beat in a boat of this vintage and size. 

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.