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Old 24-05-2014, 12:39   #1
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Beneteau 393 vs 411

We are close to purchasing either the 393 or 411. Can anyone give me the pros and cons that has owned these boats? They are it is a 2002 411 vs 2004 393. Thanks.

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Re: Beneteau 393 vs 411

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Be Warned.. like all other boats.. they can sink..
+ 1 based on other threads I would agree..

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Re: Beneteau 393 vs 411

From another discussion on today:

?: My husband and I are selling our 28 Mark 11 catalina and considering purchase of a 2001 Beneteau 411 with three cabins. We will become full time cruisers and plan to sail the boat to Florida from New Jersey. We did rent a 40 foot Beneteau in the islands years ago, and liked it. I was just wondering how you all like this model, how it sails, the good, the bad and the ugly of it? Thanks for any advice.

Answer: With a bit of searching here in the archives as well as on other forums, you will read about how the relatively flat bottom design tends to pound once you get offshore. If you are not wedded to a specific model, you might want to consider alternatives.
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We have a 2 cabin 423 and have been satisfied with her. Our one disappointment that is probably manufacturing related are spider cracks in the gel coat. Ours was started in 2004 but is considered a 2005. If the gel coat looks good on 393 you are looking at then you probably don't have much to worry about. We considered a 393 but thought the cabinet was a little strange. However the port settee on our 423 is too short for an average adult to sleep on so sometimes I think the cabinet might have been useful for storage after all. That being said, I am writing this sitting on that very settee. Sorry I can't offer any perspective on the 411. You should check out the yahoo 393 group. There are 411 owners there as well. You might also check out the 423 and 473 yahoo groups. Many have experience with both the 393 and 411.
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