If you lean towards being a new boat buyer but would like to find the value in a recent Beneteau 34, then this 2008 freshwater 343 is unique with low hours of use and lots of equipment just might be the boat that you have been looking for. A GREAT VALUE. Note the asking price is easily 10 to 15k below other boats in the market as the owners are motivate for a quick sale. GREAT VALUE ! !
Due to the incredible interior space and increase head room, many consider this 34' design superior to the currently available Beneteau. The 6'5" to 6'6" headroom of this 343 is a joy to all who pertake. You'll get the idea that you are in a boat more comparable to a 36 than a 34. Keel depth is only 4'7".
The rotating wheel that comes with this boat is no longer available from Beneteau, but it sure is enjoyable in making moving from the open transom to the companionway unabtrusive. Simply pull the locking device and easily rotate the wheel from the standard sailing position to 90 degrees rotation and wonder why all boats are not this way. Expense is certainly part of the answer.
With this 343 Beneteau's Classic full mainsail you'll enjoy the better perfomance than the in-mast furling versions. The lazy jack system makes handling the mainsail a snap. Everything is led aft to the cockpit. The manageable size of this boat is enjoyable and essentially is easily handled by a crew of one or two, yet you have room to take half of the neighborhood out for a day's sail.
As for equipment, this 343 Beneteau includes Air Conditioning, refrigeration, Custom Bimini, Auto pilot, Windspeed/Wind Direction, Electric Windlass, custom covers for exterior teak, Flat Screen TV and even Genneker Gear. All of the standard options are included. Nothing to purchase to start enjoying the boat. She is a "Turn Key" boat.
Located @ Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, Tn. she just might be in the sailing area of your choice, but if you need to relocate the boat, Rooke Sails can do this for you with our "Air Ride" equipment and professional staff.
Rooke Sails was the original dealer on this 343 and can transport reasonable distances, re-rig, commission and trailer launch at acceptable ramps giving you a "Turn Key" purchase. No need to deal with separate shippers & riggers as we can do it all. Further, custom options can be installed by our capable staff from Radar to whatever you wish.
Approximately $180k to replace, there is an exceptional value to be had for the person looking for a lightly used 343 Beneteau with this Nashville boat. A tremendous VALUE, tremendous interior volumenad headroom all in a great sailing cruising boat with decent performance -- if you have interest, please give us a call on our toll free number below and let us help get you make this Beneteau 343 YOUR 343. Interest rates are low and in most cases still deductible as a 2nd home.
IT'S YOUR MOVE !!
Contact: Chris Rooke 901 744-8500, (see 800 # below) US 78 & I 240, Memphis, Tn.
Dealers for Beneteau, Hunter trailerables, Precision, Hobie, & Vanguard (Laser/Sunfish) and Brokers for many Pre-Sailed Sailboats
Your full service Mid-South sailboat dealer Rooke Sails can install virtually any accessory electrical or Mechanical. Complete with equipment for delivering & freshwater launching sailboats to 20,000, our trucks are sign crane equipped for a complete turnkey re commissioning effort. Sailmaking facilities on site we specialize in Sail repair and custom canvas.
Always looking for quality listings, please give us a call for professional assistance. Celebrating over 46 years of helping the sailing community have more fun.
1744 Prescott South
Memphis, TN 38111