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2005 Beneteau 34' 343



2005 Beneteau

34' 343-Ariel

For Sale

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     "The Beneteau 343 was conceived and built for those who want to cruise, but demand the agility and bluewater safety of a performance yacht. Designed by Berret -Recoupeau, the hull and sailplan offer the best of both worlds. And, with all lines being led aft to the cockpit, even single handed sailing is a breeze on this sailboat." ~ Beneteau 343 Brochure

     Ariel is what you would expect from a late model New England boat. This single owner yacht has been lightly used and professionally maintained. In well above average shape for her age this is like a new boat at a pre-owned price. Offering great value on today's market this is a great opportunity to own a beautiful turn key family cruiser.


Quick Specs

Type: Sail

Year: 2005

Beam: 11' 5"

Draft Max: 4' 9"

Hull Material: Fiberglass

Stabilizers: None

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons): 20

Fresh Water Capacity (Gallons): 67

Holding Tank Capacity (Gallons): 21

Designer: Berret / Racoupeau

Builder: Groupe Beneteau

Full Details


     Hull of hand-laid solid GRP bonded to a structural grid/hull liner of directional fiberglass/GRP for a strong, stiff, light composite. Vinylester hull barrier coat to resist osmotic blistering and zone-specific stitchmat laminates for specific increased strength optimization. Cored GRP sandwich construction for stiffness, thermal and acoustic insulation and lighter weight. Solid fiberglass reinforcements in high load areas. Integral unidirectional GRP deck beams for added strength. Main bulkheads bonded 360° to the hull and deck for rigid torsional and compressive strength.


  • Welded stainless steel bow fitting with offset fairlead
  • (2) Roller fairleads and aluminum mooring cleats forward
  • (2) Roller fairleads and aluminum mooring cleats midship
  • (2) Roller fairleads and aluminum mooring cleats at stern
  • Stainless steel bow rail, bi-color navigation lights
  • (2) Stainless steel stern pulpits
  • Lifebuoy support
  • (2) Sternrail seats
  • Flagpole holder
  • Outboard motor bracket
  • Double lifelines with large gates supported by stainless steel stanchions
  • (2) Teak handrails on coachroof
  • Central pivoting helm seat for ease of access swim platform (Beneteau patent)
  • (2) Teak slatted helm seats on each side of the cockpit
  • (2) side cockpit lockers
  • (1) starboard aft cockpit locker
  • (1) separate LPG gas locker to port
  • Stainless steel pivoting steering wheel and pedestal holds the steering compass, control lever, a large support for navigation instruments, handrail, cup holder
  • Drop-leaf cockpit table
  • Engine control panel built into seating to port
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • Access to transom/cockpit is offset on the starboard side, to enable easier passage through the cockpit
  • Transom with teak slatted swim platform with protective strip
  • Swim ladder
  • Handrail to assist in boarding
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower


At Helm

  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind
  • Raymarine ST4000+ Autopilot

At Navigation Station

  • ICom IC-M402 marine VHF


  • 140% Neil Pryde roller furling genoa ~ 2005
  • Neil Pryde roller furling mainsail ~ 2005


  • I - 43'5"
  • J - 12'10"
  • P - 38'8"
  • E - 13'7"
  • Standard sail area 617 square feet

Standing Rigging

  • US Spar mast
  • Mainsheet track with adjustable traveler
  • Mainsheet tackle (4:1), leading to a cockpit winch
  • US Spar main furling system
  • US Spar boom
  • Profurler jib furling system with furling line led to cockpit via toe rail lead blocks and a single jammer
  • (2) Genoa tracks on side decks
  • (2) Genoa sheet return blocks with integral jammers
  • Discontinuous stainless steel wire rigging
  • Genoa roller furling system
  • (2) Backstays
  • (2) Aft lower shrouds and (2) cap shrouds on side deck
  • Shroud chain-plates mounted inboard for better upwind performance
  • 9/10 Fractional aluminum mast

Running Rigging

  • Genoa halyard
  • Main halyard
  • Boom topping lift
  • (2) Genoa sheets
  • Rigid boom vang led to cockpit
  • Genoa roller furling line led to cockpit
  • Mainsail halyard led to cockpit
  • Mainsail topping lift
  • (2) 4-Sheave deck organizers
  • (2) Double jammers to port: Main halyard, roller furling inhaul and outhaul, mainsheet
  • (1) Single jammer to port: for traveler control mainsheet traveler
  • (1) Double jammer to starboard: mainsail traveler and boom vang


  • (2) Lewmar® 40 chrome self tailing genoa sheet winches
  • (2) Lewmar® 30 chrome self tailing winch on coach roof to port (for mainsail handling and spinnaker)
  • Winch Handle
  • (1) winch handle pocket in cockpit

Engine and Engine Equipment

  • Yanmar 3YM30-291 – 29 hp
  • Engine compartment sound proofed with insulating foam
  • Engine control panel (tachometer & alarms) and engine control lever in cockpit
  • Stainless steel propeller shaft ~ 25mm
  • Three blade fixed propeller ~ 17x11 right hand
  • Rotomolded 20 gallon fuel tank with electric gauge
  • Water filter
  • Fuel filter
  • 60 Amp alternator


  • 14-Function 12 volt electrical panel
  • (1) 75 Amp service battery(1) 75 Amp engine battery
  • Coupling relay
  • Electric fuel gauge
  • (5) 110 Volt outlets
  • 20 Amp battery charger
  • 110 Volt shore power cord


  • (7) reading lights
  • (2) halogen strip
  • (11) ceiling lights

Interior Dimensions

  • Standard layout
  • Wood finish Moabi
  • Maximum headroom 6'8"
  • Forward berth size is 6'6" x 5'5"
  • Aft berth size is 7'1" x 6'6"
  • Settee size is 6'5" x 1'10"
  • Ice box capacity 4.59 cubic feet


  • Sliding PMMA tinted companionway hatch
  • Varnished companionway with non-slip surface for improved safety
  • Companionway opens for easy access to engine compartment and batteries


  • Laminated counter top with molded wood fiddle
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Mixer tap with hot/cold pressurized water
  • Gimbaled 2-burner propane stove with oven
  • 12 Volt Vitrifrigo electric (4.5 cubic foot) front opening fridge/freezer
  • 110 Volt Tappan microwave


  • Salon with two fore-and-aft settees
  • Center table to salon: inlaid wood table with bottle rack and drop leaves with molded wood fiddles. The table is fixed to the mast support post
  • Wood/stainless steel shelving to port and starboard
  • Stowage locker with door along the hull to port
  • Stowage under port and starboard settees
  • (2) Lewmar® opening hatches
  • (2) Lewmar® opening ports with curtains
  • (1) Large panoramic window at deck level
  • Four halogen ceiling lights
  • Three reading lights
  • (2) Fixed hull ports (1 each side)

Forward Cabin

  • Headroom: 6'1"
  • Triangular double berth (6'6" x 5'5")
  • Shelving along the hull
  • Locker with door to port and shelves
  • Hanging locker to starboard
  • Opening deck hatch with blind
  • Ceiling light with independent switch
  • (2) Reading lights

Navigation Station

  • Chart table to starboard, with molded wood fiddle
  • I-Com IC-M402 marine VHF
  • Sony radio/CD Player with two sony speakers in salon
  • Instrument space on bulkhead facing the table
  • Drawer
  • Locker
  • Halogen ceiling light


  • Shower compartment with mixer tap, shower and wood seat
  • FRP washbasin with mixer tap and hot/cold pressurized water
  • Large bowl manual marine toilet
  • (1) Opening deck hatch
  • (2) Opening ports in coach roof coaming with blinds
  • (2) Ceiling lights and halogen strip light for the mirror
  • Holding tank: 21 gal
  • Macerator
  • Electric sump pump

Aft Cabin

  • Headroom: 6’7"
  • Double berth (6’6" x 7’1")
  • Hanging locker
  • Open wood shelving along the hull
  • Opening port in coach roof coaming w/curtain,
  • (1) Opening port to cockpit side w/curtain, and
  • (1) Opening port to transom
  • Opening deck hatch
  • (2) Reading lights and ceiling light

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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. This listing is a courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

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