The Oceanis Clipper 323 was another popular offering from the Beneteau stable. First introduced in late 2003 as a replacement for the equally popular Oceanis 311, she impressed with her clean lines, easy handling and generous accommodation.
"Escape" is a clean example and has been sailed extensively around the UK coastline with recent adventures on the Moray Firth and Caledonian canal. She comes with a decent amount of kit too including a comprehensive safety package, good electronics and a dinghy with outboard. Powerful yet economical inboard Volvo Penta MD2020 diesel with shaft driven propeller.
Below decks sleeps 6 over two cabins and the saloon. Galley with top loading fridge and Eno gas cooker. Enormous heads with shower stall, heads and wet locker.
Webasto cabin heating
Below decks is cosy and comfortable with lots of warm dark woodwork and classic navy fabrics.
Vessel can sleep 6 persons with ease over a stern and bow cabin doubles and two singles in saloon.
Accommodation is entered via the companionway.
To port aft is the stern cabin with double berth, opening ports and 12V halogen ceiling lights and reading lights.
Continuing on the port side is the L-shaped galley with gas fuelled Eno oven with 2-burner hob.
Top loading fridge incorporated into the easy clean work surface.
Stainless steel sink with hot and cold mixer tap and sink cover. Battery saving fresh water foot pump.
Hull mounted storage cupboards for provisions and crockery. 3-pin socket for when attached to shore.
Opposite galley is the massive heads compartment with separate shower stall with teak seat.
Jabsco sea toilet with manual flush attached to 80Lt holding tank.
Vanity unit with moulded sink unit with hot and cold mixer tap. Storage below.
Large hanging wet locker for foul weather gear.
Continuing forward on starboard side is the half size chart table with switch panel and chart reading light.
This is situated at the end of the starboard saloon settee berth.
Central saloon table with fold up leaves port and starboard. Central bottle storage in table.
Forward cabin with double V-berth and additional infill.
Lots of natural light and ventilation from the deck hatches and port lights.
12V halogen lighting. Boat kept warm and dry by Webasto diesel fired heating.
Well equipped yacht for offshore and coastal cruising. Included in sale are:
Binnacle mounted illuminated compass
Raymarine C70 colour chart plotter
Raymarine ST60 Wind speed/direction with mast head anemometer
Raymarine ST60 Tri-Date log/speed/depth
Raymarine ST4000+ automatic wheel pilot
Simrad RD68 DSC VHF
XM Oscar MOB recovery sling
First aid kit
Liferaft serviced 2015
Electric and manual bilge pumps
Clock & Barometer set
Dinghy with outboard
Warps and fender
Wind generator - not fitted
Leroy Somer horizontal electric windlass
Brittany style anchor with chain and warp
12V sockets chart table and binnacle
Refurbished sprayhood 2018
Mechanical and Rigging :
GRP constructed yacht with white hi-gloss gel topsides and gold decoration.
Deep fin keel with semi balanced spade rudder with wheel steering.
Underwater areas antifouled in 2016.
GRP decks with balsa core for insulation. Decks finished in moulded non slip.
Large capacity self bailing anchor locker with electric windlass.
Stainless steel stem head fitting with bow roller allowing anchor to be permanently mounted.
Large cockpit with teak topped locker lids.
Cavernous sail locker to starboard with gas locker aft.
Helm seat lowers giving access to transom with bathing ladder.
Binnacle mounted pivoting wheel allows free access through the cockpit.
Wooden cockpit table with fold out leaves. Drinks holders.
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and stanchions connected by double set coated guard wires.
Handily placed teak grab rails on coachroof.
Engine & Electrics:
Vessel powered by a very reliable and economical inboard Volvo Penta MD2020.
This fresh water cooled, 19hp unit has been well maintained and completed 1104 hours.
Engine housed beneath the companionway steps in a sound insulated compartment.
Easy access from both the front and the rear for servicing and daily checks.
Reduction gearbox driving 3-bladed phospherous bronze propeller.
Water lubricated stainless steel shaft protected by skeg and fitted with rope cutter.
Single lever engine control mounted on steering binnacle.
Engine start panel at chart table with rev counter, audible and visual warning displays.
Bank of 2X12V batteries provide engine start and domestic power.
These are charged via the engine alternator and on board battery charger.
There is a Rutland wind generator available which requires new bearings.
Sails & Rigging:
Masthead sloop rigged yacht with deck stepped aluminium spars.
Stainless steel standing rigging replaced 2014 and terylene running rigging in good order.
Slab reefing main mounted in lazy bag on boom. Bag is old and will require attention.
Roller furling headsail with UV strip. Both sails are the originals but in a reasonable condition.
Lewmar ST sheet winches mounted within easy reach of helm.
2X Lewmar ST halyard winches mounted either side of companionway.
Vessel rigged for spinnaker. All lines led aft for single handed sailing.