Imagine | 2000 Beneteau 311

Grenada, GD


Go small,Go simple, Go NOW!

World famous sailors, Lin & Larry Pardey went sailing around the world (x 2) in a 29-foot engine-less boat they built themselves. You don't have to go to that extreme with Imagine but you can start living the dream on a simple boat already located in paradise.


  • Furling headsail
  • Wheel steering
  • Solar panels
  • Newer batteries
  • Newer anchor and chain
  • Two private cabins
  • Full galley with ample storage

The Beneteau 311 is designed by the famous navel architects Groupe Finot. She is a compact cruiser with a plumb bow, reverse transom, rounded bilges, and sloping cabintop.They were designed as a fast, contemporary, performance cruiser that is easily handled. It features private cabins forward and aft, a full galley with plenty of storage, and a generous main salon with centerline table. Imagines sleek interior incorporates stunning woodwork with plenty of light from portholes. She has been nicely kept by her current owner who has barely used her.


Brand new in 2000 this boat sold for $170,000 USD. A 2018 pre-purchase survey valued the boat at $50,000 USD before $15,000+ USD in upgrades.

Beneteau is a well-known brand built in France by navel architects Groupe Fino and used extensively in the charter arena. The 311 is one of the smallest in the stable but boasts comfortable internal volume for its size and is known to have a fast hull. What more do you want?


  • Length: 31ft
  • Beam: 10' 6"
  • Draft: 4' 8"
  • Year: 2000
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Status: Sale Pending

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  • Designer: Groupe Finot
  • Keel: Bulb Keel


  • Length Overall: 32.25 ft
  • Length Waterline: 28.92 ft ft
  • Max Draft: 4' 8"
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 2425 lb
  • Beam Measure: 10' 6"


  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (18 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (18 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 2
  • Number of heads: 1

Manufacturer Provided Description

Designed by Groupe Finot, the Beneteau 311 is fast and comfortable and has many of the characteristics that one might expect from much larger boats.

  • The powerful hull (that of the Beneteau First Class Fiagro) along with Beneteau’s integral molded grid structure, combine to create an extremely strong and stiff structure
  • The bulb keel, despite its moderate draft, gives the Beneteau 311 impressive speed and ensures excellent performance under sail
  • As for the rigging, her large sail area is divided between the mainsail with long battens and the moderate overlap furling genoa
  • The deck layout is simple and efficient
  • The large cockpit has slatted teak seats and is completely uncluttered
  • The mainsheet traveler is on the coachroof, with rigid boom vang and the genoa sheet winches are within easy reach of the helm
  • The Beneteau 311 has standard features such as lazy jacks, a quick reefing system, and solid boom vang
  • Below deck and to port is the galley with gimbaled stove, stainless steel sink with pressurized hot and cold water, and plenty of storage
  • To port there is a large head with marine toilet and wash basin, shower with pressurized hot and cold water, a hanging locker, and plenty of room to store sundries
  • To starboard is a large navigation table
  • Electronics can be easily seen from the bulkhead
  • The symmetrical salon consists of two settees flanking a large drop-leaf table
  • The 311 has two cabins – forward and aft
  • The private forward cabin has a V-berth (6-feet 5-inches by 4-feet 6-inches), a large hanging locker, and lots of storage along the side of the hull
  • The aft cabin is also generous in size with plenty of room for storage

Builder / Designer


Builder:Chantiers Beneteau SA

Designer:Group Finot


Keel Type:Fin Keel




Power:30 hp

Cruising Speed:5 knots

Max Speed:8 knots


LOA:32 23

Beam:10 50

Max Draft:4ft 67

Displacement:7,716 lbs



Fuel:70 Litres

Water:200 Litres

Sail Area

Working Sail Area : 539.00 sq ft


  • Accommodations includes 6 berths – 2 cabins and saloon table conversion. There is full standing (2m) headroom and good ventilation throughout. Forward is a decent V berth, with drawers and storage lockers.
  • The salon features table located down the centreline allowing for comfortable dining by 4-6 adults. Long settees port and starboard provide comfortable seating and additional berths. To port is the nav station with chart table and electronics.
  • The fully fitted U shaped galley lies to port with two burner stove, oven & grill, SS sinks with pressurised hot and cold water, fridge with freezer compartment.
  • On the starboard side you have the head with pressurised hot and cold water to shower & basin and manual Jabsco head. Further aft the generous cabin with large double birth includes hanging and storage lockers.

Mechanical Systems

  • Located centrally aft of the saloon and under the cockpit is the 2000 Yanmar 3GM30F 30HP diesel engine shaft drive with a deep sea seal. Engine hrs 5244. Two blade bronze propeller.

Electrical Systems

  • 1 x AGM Long life GPL-4DL
  • Alternator
  • Victron Energy MPPT 50 Amp smart charge controller
  • 2 x 320 Watt solar panels
  • 220 Shore power
  • 2000 Watt power inverter – not installed

Spars and Sails

  • 1 x Fully battened mainsail – -Elvstrom – White
  • 1 x Genoa -Elvstrom – White – UV strip needs re-pair
  • 2 x Lewmar No 30 sheet self tailing winches
  • 2 x Lewmar No 16 secondary self tailing winches

Deck Equipment

  • 20kg Delta style anchor and 50m of 10mm galvanized chain.
  • Lofrans electric Windlass
  • Stainless steel pulpit, push-pit, stanchions and guard wires
  • Warps & fenders
  • Dinghy
  • 9.8 Tohatsu 2 stroke outboard engine
  • Blue bimini & dodger and sail UV stripe.
  • Solar Panel arch
  • Dinghy davits
  • Cockpit table
  • Swim ladder
  • Cockpit shower

Navigation Equipment

  • Garmin EchoMap 50s chart plotter
  • Removable Navman Tracker 5500 GPS
  • Steering compass – crazed
  • A Radio Ocean Raytheon St80 Tridata unit
  • DSC VHF radio fitted above the chart table with built in AIS
  • hand held Cobra Marine HH350 radio in the saloon on its charging dock
  • Raymarine ST4000T Autopilot unit.

Safety Equipment

  • 1 Lalizas life buoy with floating line
  • 1 Lalizas LifeLink Man Overboard rescue system.
  • 1 fullbox of Orion USCG approved flflares. Expiry on all flflares is July 2020.
  • 1 Pair of Bolt Croppers, located in the cockpit locker
  • 2 Fire Extinguishers needs servicing
  • Life jackets & Harnesses
  • Automatic bilge pump,
  • Manual bilge pump

Additional Items

  • BBQ
  • 12v Fans & LED lighting throughout
  • Bad Boy Wifi hot spot
  • Radio/CD Player

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.


Chris Rundlettis a former USCG licensed captain with over 30 years experience sailing from the West Coast, East Coast, around the Med, all through the Caribbean and French Polynesia. As a broker since 2013, he has extensive knowledge of systems, rigging and build quality. He is the owner of LTD Sailing School and YouTube channel with video walk-through of various boats.



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