Sold October 2018

Grace has been part of my family since 2015, and has been lovingly maintained and upgraded. The time has come to move to a larger boat, and Grace needs a new home. Many of the products and systems discussed on SailBits are installed on Grace, and come with the boat!

This is your chance to own a fully tricked-out, meticulously maintained Beneteau 311 sailboat! She is fully loaded with all of the latest electronics and control systems, and has had all major systems upgraded or improved in the last 3 years.

Over $30,000 has been invested in improving the reliability, comfort, and safety both at the dock and on the water.

Belowdecks you’ll find a well appointed cabin with energy efficient LED lights, and ambient strip lighting throughout. A brand new navigation and control area, along with an efficient Wallas diesel heater, air conditioner, and an electric head.

With a queen stern berth, and a spacious v-berth, combined with the comfort and systems upgrades, you can be assured of years of reliable service as a capable overnighter, or as a fantastic cruiser.

Grace sails amazingly well, is very stable under way and at anchor, and motors comfortably at 7 knots.

She was hauled and painted in 2016, and all zincs were replaced and hull inspected in June 2018.




Major Upgrades

Engine / Propeller

Manufacturer: Yanmar
Model: 2GM20F
Hours: 695

Propeller: Gori 3-blade folding (read more here) new 2018

Power System

Victron LiFePO4 system (read more on the design here) including:

  • BlueSea Systems 360 panels for DC and AC control
  • 300 amp hour Victron LiFePO4 battery – house bank
  • 3000W / 120A Victron MultiPlus inverter/charger
  • Victron BMV-712 battery monitor system
  • 200W solar panels and Victron MPPT controller
  • Victron Color control GX display
  • High output Electromaxx alternator and control system
  • Victron control relays and battery management system
  • 50′ 30A shore power cable with SmartPlug end
  • 30 AMP BlueSea ELCI breaker



  • Raymarine Axiom 9″ MFD in rotating custom NavPod
  • 2x Raymarine i70 displays
  • Raymarine i70 autopilot control display
  • Raymarine Quantum WiFi radar
  • Raymarine ST4000+ autopilot
  • Raymarine EV-1 course computer and ACU-100
  • Standard Horizon RAM3 remote mic connected to VHF below


  • Maretron DSM 410 display
  • Maretron DST 110 depth/speed/temp sensor
  • Maretron TLM tank sensors for fresh water / holding tank
  • Standard Horizon GX2200 VHF radio
  • Raspberry Pi 7″ display system running SignalK and showing custom data


See Grace’s 2017 network for an example of the integration.

Sailing / Rigging

Internet / Networking

  • Peplink MAX transit LTE & WiFi router
  • BoatAnt LTE antenna mounted on stern arch
  • MikroTik Groove WiFi booster mounted on stern arch and connected to Peplink
  • weBoost 4G-X booster connected between LTE antenna and Peplink
  • Ethernet switch for local devices

See Grace’s Redundant Internet for more details.


  • Custom Zarcor cockpit doors with three window inserts – white opaque, smoke, bug screen
  • Bimini with see through window for windex viewing
  • Two long teak inlaid benches with seating for 6+
  • Stern perch seats with excellent visibility
  • Center captains seat removes for easy access to swim step
  • Well appointed helm station with electronics, engine control panel, NavPod with chartplotter and more
  • Folding wheel to allow for better cockpit use at dock/anchor
  • White / blue dimmable ambient cockpit lights
  • Magma BBQ mounted on stern rail
  • Massive lazarette with room to store extensive gear


  • Large open area with folding table
  • High ceilings allow almost 6′ clearance in middle
  • Wine storage in center of table
  • Bench seating for 6 comfortably
  • 24″ Vizio TV wired into boat-wide stereo
  • Large storage areas underneath and behind seating
  • Oversize window in roof above salon/galley area for light
  • Rails behind seating for storage
  • Lower portlights provide ambient light
  • Upper portlights provide great ventilation and light
  • Hatch near v-berth entrance
  • LED strip lighting throughout salon added to provide ambient light


  • Heating: Wallas 30DT diesel heater with remote control panel in master queen stateroom.
  • Cooling: CruisAir 15,000 BTU air conditioner – rare on a boat this size
  • Fusion Marine RA-70 stereo with two zones of speakers – salon and cockpit
  • Centrally controlled LED strip lighting in salon and queen berth – can be set to white or any color
  • Full boat water filter

Anchoring & Docking

  • Rocna 33 pound main anchor
  • Maxwell HRC FF-8 windlass
  • AutoAnchor wireless remote control for windlass
  • 150′ of 5/16″ Grade 43 HT chain
  • 150′ of 5/8″ 8 braid anchor rope
  • Mantus anchor swivel
  • Mantus 35′ dual anchor bridle with chain grabber
  • Fortress Guardian 13 lb secondary anchor with chain/rope rode
  • 5 oversized fenders with covers and easy adjust hangers
  • Plenty of dock lines
  • Extra long 50′ lines for locks


  • First Wave two burner propane stove and oven
  • Sink with hot/cold water
  • Deep dry goods storage bin
  • Locking cabinets
  • Silverware drawer
  • Prep area/counter
  • DC fridge using Fridge Optimizer across companionway

Owners Berth

  • Queen sized berth
  • Heating controls for diesel heater
  • Rails for storage
  • Cabinet storage areas
  • Standing area with closing door for privacy


  • Overhead lighting
  • Hatch for ventilation and light
  • Rail storage for items
  • Cabinet with storage to port in berth
  • Storage under entry portion of v-berth as well as forwards


  • New LifeSling 2 (2018)
  • Automatic LED anchor light atop mast
  • LED navigation lights
  • LED deck light
  • CO2 alarm in main cabin
  • Fire alarm
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flares and signaling devices.

All lighting was replaced or upgraded in the last 3 years. All mast wiring was completely replaced in 2018.

  • New Raritan electric head in 2017
  • Replaced majority of hoses with Raritan Sani Flex odorless hose
  • New Y-valve
  • Sink with extendable nozzle
  • Shower mount for nozzle
  • Bilge pump control from within shower area
  • Entire space is sealed and can all get wet
  • Mirror
  • All pumps and control valves beneath sink


  • CloZure window shades for all portholes
  • Bug screens for all windows
  • Full canvas boat cover for winter / protection
  • Covers for all items – winches, helm, hatches, etc.
  • Dock side step
  • 2x 5 gallon diesel cans
  • Standard Horizon HX851 floating DSC capable VHF radio

Interested in Grace? Send me a message, and I’d be happy to chat!