2007, Beneteau 343 Retractable Keel

Beneteau 343 Retractable Keel2007

68500.00Wilmington, NC

Hard to find Beneteau 343 C/B

  • Year: 2007
  • Length: 34'
  • Price: 68500.00
  • Located in Wilmington, NC
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • YW# 4021582

Motivated Sellers!

"SeaCup" is a nicely equipped,cruiser with low hours (280 reported as hour meter not working) on the Yanmar3 YM30.    Mostly day sailed. SeaCup has shallow draft you can get into safe, private anchorages that most boats would not dare enter. With a little updating on your part, she's ready to go.

This Beneteau 343 is the most affordable one on the market right now. 

With a retractable keel : 3'10" up and 7'10" down.

Upgrades/updates over past 10 years:

  • Solar panels, new batteries, new hatches (2013 ) $4100
  • AC Unit replaced (2014) $550
  • Bottom paint (2015) $2600
  • Enclosure (2016) $7500
  • Bottom paint/hull wax (2017) $3440
  • New fridge (2019) $4400
  • New sails - jib and main (2020) $5300
  • Bottom paint Hull wax/AC crud buster and new pump (2021) $4000
  • New sails in 2020 in excellent condition
  • New Hatches
  • New AC/DC Fridge

Boat Location:  Carolina Beach, NC

She comes with a tender "A Cup" with a hoist off the stern.

This is a one owner vessel, purchased new from the factory in Marion, SC. 


Designer: Berret/Racoupeau
Keel: Lifting Keel


length Overall: 34.00 ft
Length Waterline: 30.83 ft
Max Draft: 7.83 ft
Displacement Measure: 13448.20 lb Dry Load
Bridge Clearance Measure:49.50 ft
Cabin Head room measure: 6.33 ft
Beam Measure: 11.42 ft


Engine Brand:Yanmar diesel
Year Built: 2007
Engine Model:3YM30
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Hours: 268
Engine Power:29|horsepower


Fresh Water Tanks:1(67 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1(20 Gallons)


Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1

Additional Information - Updates & Upgrades

  • 11/22 Newly sealed skylights No leaks reported.
  • Solar panels, new batteries, new hatches (2013 ) $4100
  • AC Unit replaced (2014) $550
  • Bottom paint (2015) $2600
  • Enclosure (2016) $7500  **Bimini recently torn/vandalized in process of being addressed.
  • Bottom paint/hull wax (2017) $3440
  • New fridge (2019) $4400
  • New sails - jib and main (2020) $5300
  • Bottom paint Hull wax/AC crud buster and new pump (2021) $4000

Ask about January 2023 Video and updated photos!


  • DB Yanmar 3YM30 F21KW 29 HP
  • Classic mast w/Mainsail
  • Lifting Centerboard Keel
  • Electric Windlass
  • 30 CST Starboard Hal. Winch
  • Microwave
  • 2 Burner Stove with oven
  • Sky Screens
  • Macerator Pump
  • ''Ellis Mist'' (color) Cushions
  • Raymarine Tridata (depth knot, temp, log)
  • Raymarine S1 Wheel Pilot
  • VHF Icom M422
  • Stereo AM/FM/CD w/ 4 speakers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Windex & Radar Reflector
  • Shore power cord
  • Hold & Cold Cockpit Shower
  • Stern-rail seats
  • ** List from Beneteau USA available from original order for viewing.

Reviews of the Beneteau Retractable Keel 343

  • "This is a lot of boat for 34 feet, but it appears to be a very well-thought-out package." - Sail Magazine
  • "By all appearances, the designers of the 343 placed their emphasis on improvements in boathandling and accommodations, rather than making dramatic changes in hull, sailplan, or appendages. Compared with the performance-oriented Beneteau Fast line, this boat is designed for casual daysailing, coastal cruising, or overnighting in comfort...Beyond that, the company added a clever device, a (patented) pivoting helm seat that eases access to and from the swim platform. With the wheel rotated to port, the transom cutout is purposely off-center to starboard, effectively creating a straight shot to the companionway." - Practical Sailor
  • "The Beneteau 343 is the latest model from one of the industry’s most prolific builder. Conceived as a lively cruiser, the 343 includes design and construction features that we’ve come to take for granted from Beneteau. The 343 is comfortable on deck and below, it is easy to handle and maintain, and it performs well through a wide range of conditions. When you throw in a base price that hovers just over $100,000 you can add excellent value to the mix of features.
  • Beneteau Oceanis 343 Yacht / Sailboat

    Launched in 2005, the Beneteau Oceanis 343 blends impressive performance with exceptional comfort and spacious accommodation. Her stylish lines and innovative design have won her a string of accolades including winning the under 40 foot category of the Croatian Boat of The Year 2005, being a finalist in the Australian Marine Industries Awards 2006 and being shortlisted for Cruising World’s 2005 Boat of The Year.


Yanmar 3YM30 diesel inboard

Total Power: 29

Hours are 264


  • 2 Burner Propane Stove
  • Stainless Steel Sink
  • Front Load Refrigerator with Freezer
  • Large Yeti Cooler and matching retro microwave in "seafoam"
  • Extensive Storage
  • Opening Port and opening Deck Hatch


  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata ( Depth, Speed & Log)
  • Raymarine C80 Chart Plotter
  • Raymarine S1 Wheel Pilot
  • Raymarine Wind Instrument
  • ICOM M422 VHF Radio
  • VHF Remote Mic at Helm

Ask for specs when boat was commissioned for the owner.  One owner boat straight from the factory!

Deck Equipment

  • Electric Anchor Windlass
  • Anchor Pulpit
  • Double Life Lines with 2-Gates
  • Stern Pulpits with Walk-thru Transom
  • Swim Platform
  • Helm Cover
  • 2-Lewmar#40CST Primary winches
  • 2-Lewmar#30CST Maneuvering Winches
  • Pivoting Steering Wheel
  • Hot & Cold Transom Shower
  • Custom Bimini

Mechanical Equipment

  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning/Heat
  • Electric Anchor Windlass


Additional Equipment:
Sky Screens for Deck Hatches
Macerator Pump
Custom Fabric on interior Cushions
Safety Package and Ground Tackle

January 14:  Outboard stolen off stern and some damage to Bimini.  Owner is addressing.


Overall this boat is ready for her next owner and would benefit from some cosmetic work, bottom clean and a lot of sailing!  She was mostly daysailed 4-5 times a year and less recently due to owners not having time. 

Design & Description from Beneteau



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Maura (Mo) Mulcahy

1201 Neuse Dr.

Oriental, NC  28571 (O) 252-249-7245 | (Cell) 207-647-4400

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