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Océanis 343 Clipper deep draft

The Océanis 343 Clipper, here in "deep draft" version, is a 34’1” monohull sailboat designed by Jean Berret and Olivier Racoupeau. She was built by Bénéteau (France) and made of monolithic fiberglass / polyester. This sailboat was produced between 2004 and 2008.

The Océanis 343 Clipper belongs to the Océanis range. The Océanis 343 Clipper has also been marketed as Bénéteau 343 and is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Shoal draft and Keel and centerboard.

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Océanis 343 Clipper's   Main Features
Model Océanis 343 Clipper
Version Deep draft
Type of hull Monohull
Category Cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Jean Berret
Olivier Racoupeau
Range Océanis
Construction Hull:
monolithic fiberglass / polyester
Deck:
sandwich balsa / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 2004
Last built hull 2008
Appendages Keel :
L-shaped keel (with bulb)
Helm 1 wheel
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Open aft cockpit with closing system
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC certification A
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Océanis 343 Clipper's   Main dimensions
Length overall 35’ 6”
Hull length 34’ 1”
Waterline length 30’ 10”
Beam (width) 11’ 5”
Draft 6’ 2”
Mast height from DWL 49’ 5”
Light displacement 13448 lbs
Ballast weight 3402 lbs
Ballast type Cast iron
Océanis 343 Clipper's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 649 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 1245 sq.ft
Mainsail area 304 sq.ft
Genoa area 346 sq.ft
Symetric spinnaker area 941 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi 9/10
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire discontinuous
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle Swept-back
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 43’ 5”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 12’ 10”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 39’ 1”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 13’ 7”
Océanis 343 Clipper's   Performances
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
18.06
Downwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
34.64
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
208
Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.
25 %
Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
7.44 knots
Océanis 343 Clipper's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine (min/max) 21 HP / 29 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 19.8 gal
Océanis 343 Clipper's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 2 / 3
Berth(s) (min/max) 4 / 8
Head(s) 1
Fresh water tank capacity 67.4 gal
Water heater capacity 6.6 gal
Holding tank capacity 21.1 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 34.3 gal
Maximum headroom 6’ 7”
Galley headroom 6’ 6”
Head headroom 6’ 7”
Océanis 343 Clipper's   Saloon
Maximum headroom 6’ 6”
Berth length 6’ 7”
Berth width (head/feet) 1’ 8”
Océanis 343 Clipper's   Fore cabin
Maximum headroom 6’ 1”
Berth length 6’ 7”
Berth width (head/feet) 5’ 5”
1’ 4”
Océanis 343 Clipper's   Aft cabin
Maximum headroom 6’ 7”
Berth length 6’ 7”
Berth width 4’ 6”

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