Grace - 2000 32 foot Beneteau Sailboat for Sale

Grace - 2000 32 foot Beneteau Sailboat for Sale

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!

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