I am looking at the Beneteau
310 & 311. Both meet my needs - 30-32', fore & aft cabins for coastal cruising w/family, nicely designed interior
- and budget
, but how do they sail compared to each other?
By the #s they look pretty similar:
SA: 400 sq ft
Disp: 7054 lbs
Ballast: 2160 lbs
SA: 482 sq ft
Disp: 8047 lbs
Ballast: 2425 lbs
There are a lot more 311s for sale
in my part of the world (New England). But my understanding is the First series (310) is more performance-focused than the Oceanis
While I'm not an active racer
, I *do* like to go fast
However if the performance was basically similar then I'd go with the 311 since it's a later model (typically 2000-04 vs. 1991-93 for the 310).
It would be great to hear from folks who have sailed either or both boats. Looking forward to the feedback!