Serena, is a Beneteau Oceanis 393; a light, spacious and airy yacht, built in 2001, which has been lightly used and is in very good condition.
It’s a great boat (so we’re told by previous guests). It is fun, safe, cruiser friendly and a pleasure to sail on both coastal cruises and cross channel trips and described by the yachting press as being sleek and sophisticated, with impressive handling characteristics, design and construction quality.
Step aboard for a gentle sailing day to a quiet anchorage for lunch, or for the excitement and variety of an extended coastal cruise; perhaps a short break with friends or on one of our organised events. Whichever adventure you choose, you will find that the space, comfort and facilities aboard Serena, will help ensure that it is an enjoyable one!
Serena is commercially ‘Coded’ by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency to Category II, and fully equipped for extended sailing and up to 60Nmls offshore. Licensed for up to 9 passengers for a day sail, it can also accomodate 7 people overnight in 3 double cabins plus the saloon, perfect for our skippered yacht charters.
Large aft cockpit to seat 8, with extendable table
Large fridge to keep ample food, beer and wine chilled
cooker with hob, oven and grill
2 toilets (heads)
The technical stuff aboard
Modern Raymmarine navigation system
AIS (automatic Identification system tranceiver)
56Hp Yanmar Deisel engine
240 volt shore power
All safety equipment is provided.
Waterproofs are available aboard.
What the yachting press say of the Beneteau Oceanis 393
The 393 is well-proportioned and versatile, capable of extended offshore passages and pleasing daysailing, which is probably the most challenging of yacht types to design.
It has a more modern look…., and elegant overall styling. The cockpit is well thought out and comfortable.
Beneteau’s high workmanship levels, readily apparent in the interior woodwork and detailing, might surprise some who think of Beneteau as a production builder. The extra detail such as convenient hatch pullout blinds, overhead handrails and a well-placed rubbish bin in the galley, impress.
Beneteau has always found ways to make yachts homely, safe and user-friendly. Overall I was impressed with the thoughtful design, construction quality and handling characteristics.
John Kretshmer of sailingmagazine.net
To create a quick passagemaker, Beneteau boats used Architects with extensive experience in both racing and cruising: The French designers, Berret/Racopeau Yacht Design.
The 393 passagemaker design featuring many of the aesthetic elements of the Beneteau 473, the Cruising World’s Best Production Cruiser of 2001. A sophisticated cruiser with a light, airy and voluminous interior By David McCreary of boats.com reviews.