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SPECIFICATIONS
LOA:
31' 3"
Beam:
9' 10"
Draft:
4'3", 6'2"
Displacement:
8,805 lbs.
Sail Area:
425 sq. ft.
Air Draft:
44, 10"
Fuel/Water:
34/42 gallons
Engine:
Yanmar 14 or 21 hp
Designer:
Pascal Conq
Builder:
Groupe Beneteau
As tested price: USD $156,911 retail before commissioning.

grated footholds to help keep the driver
upright when heeling. Winches for
the headsail are within easy reach of
each wheel. Sheet stoppers and two
more winches are on either side of the
companionway to manage halyards
and reefing lines, which run from the
mast on deck.
This is a very traditional winch/line
arrangement but there's nothing old

school about the size of this cockpit.
Two generous benches straddle a dropleaf table that will be handy for pleasant al fresco dining. With the leaves
down, there's plenty of room to walk
from the companionway all the way
back to the water without disturbing
those napping on the sides. An optional
dodger will keep the whole area dry
even with lots of spray.
The starboard bench lifts to reveal
deep storage. This ample garage can
hold lines, fenders, water toys and
even a deflated dinghy. It's generous
stowage space for all things that tend
to live on deck.
If there's any complaint to make
about this cockpit, it's the placement of
the electronics. The optional B&G
chartplotter is on the starboard bulkhead, which is not only far from the

The folding cockpit table leaves ample
space to move from the companionway
all the way aft to the open transom.

wheels, it can also be obscured by lines
coiled and stored on the winch above.
The compass just inboard of the plotter
seems like an afterthought. One way to
make this boat more user friendly would
be to add an iPad holder on a suction
cup to the pedestals so the driver can
have navigation information at her
fingertips rather than 10 feet away. You
could also add a remote VHF mic to one
of the pedestals because radios below
aren't much help when the action is on
deck. That can make a world of difference when sailing at night or in fog.
The side decks are acceptably proportioned given the overall beam. At the
bow you'll find the electric windlass

Fixed hull ports bring light to the interior and the open concept elongates the
salon so the 30.1 feels like a much bigger boat inside.

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At the Helm: Uncharted Waters
Marina Yacht Club: Krates Marina, Keswick
Special Feature: Eye Care - Beware of What You Cannot See
Special Feature: Anchoring - Science, Art and Experience
Power Review: Greenline 33 Hybrid
Sail Review: Beneteau 30.1
The Port Hole: May 2020
DIY/Maintenance: Cored Deck Repair
Crossing the Line: Kjallarinn
Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Cover1
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Canadian Yachting May 2020 - At the Helm: Uncharted Waters
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Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Marina Yacht Club: Krates Marina, Keswick
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Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Special Feature: Eye Care - Beware of What You Cannot See
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