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Price: $89,900
Brand: BENETEAU Sailboats
Type: Sailboat
Year: 2006
Length: 36 ft.
Name: Forever Young
Location: Youngstown, NY


One owner, fresh water boat kept on a mooring on the Niagara River in Youngstown, NY since delivery 15 years ago.  A very warm and comfortable interior that is perfect for a family cruising.  Just updated with a new in-mast furling mainsail from Quantum Sails and a new Raymarine Axiom touchscreen chartplotter.  Winter cover and frame to go with the custom steel cradle for safe keeping during the winter months on Lake Ontario.


Call broker Tim Finkle at 860-917-5416 for an appointment to see “Forever Young”



LOA: 35’6”

LWL: 30’10”

Beam: 11'5"

Displacement: 11,861 lbs

Standard Sail Area: 685 sq. ft

Draft: 4’9”

Ballast: 4,320 lbs

Fuel Capacity: 19 gal

Water: 73 gal

Engine: Yanmar Diesel 3YM30 FWC 29 hp

Construction:Marion, South Carolina, USA


Designed by Berret-Racoupeau, the all-new Beneteau 343 is a sophisticated, comfortable cruiser incorporating a voluminous interior filled with an abundance of light and ventilation. A wonderful, spacious cockpit offers a patented innovative pivoting steering wheel allowing easy access from the helm to companionway. The 343 has a long list of standard options that give this 34-footer incredible value that the competition will find difficult to surpass. The manufacturer reserves the right to alter equipment and specifications without notice. All specifications are approximations and are not contractual in nature.




ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: All the gel coat and resin products used by Beneteau today are low-styrene and MACT compliant. Beneteau also recycles and re-uses all the acetone used during production.


HULL: Hand-laid solid G.R.P. hull with a directional fiberglass/G.R.P structural

hull liner. The hull is laid up with a vinylester barrier coat to resist osmotic blistering, followed by a zone-specific stitchmat laminate schedule to meet the specific strength requirements of each different section of the hull. The hull liner

is laminated using high-strength non-woven stitchmat fiberglass and unidirectional rovings to achieve maximum structural distribution of all loads and

forces while controlling weight. The completed hull and hull liner are bonded

together using a proprietary polyester adhesive compound that chemically

links the parts together.


DECK: Cored sandwich construction for stiffness, thermal and acoustic insulation

and lighter weight. Solid fiberglass reinforcements are located in high load and

hardware mounting locations. Unidirectional roving reinforced deck beams integral to the deck liner lamination are bonded to the deck for added strength.


BULKHEADS: are bonded 360° to the hull and deck for structural strength.


INTERIOR WOODWORK: The hallmark of Beneteau’s Advanced woodwork is our joinery. This includes hardwood fiddles, door frames and trim pieces with custom marine grade, zero void, multi-laminate wood faces and bulkheads. The wood is DOUKA, in the mahogany family, known for its beautiful grain. All the wood is finished in a lustrous multi-coat varnish with a cherry stain tint.


Standard Equipment:

-Welded stainless steel bow fitting with offset fairlead.

-2 roller fairleads and aluminum mooring cleats forward.

-2 roller fairleads and aluminum mooring cleats midship.

-2 roller fairleads and aluminum mooring cleats at the stern.

-Stainless steel bow rail bi-color navigation lights.

-Two stainless steel stern rails surrounding the aft section of the cockpit.

-Lifering support.

-Flagpole holder.

-Outboard motor bracket.

-Double lifelines with large gates supported by stainless steel stanchions.

-Two teak handrails on coach roof.

-Central pivoting helm seat for ease ofaccess swim platform (Beneteau patent).

-2 teak slatted helm seats on each side of the cockpit.

-Numerous stowage places for easier on-board living:

-2 side cockpit lockers (optional life raft in starboard locker).

-1 starboard aft cockpit locker.

-1 separate LPG gas locker to port.

-Stainless steel pivoting steering wheel and pedestal holds the steering compass, control lever, a large support for navigation instruments, handrail, cup holder.

-Drop-leaf cockpit table.

-Engine control panel built into seating to port.

-Manual bilge pump in cockpit.

-Access to transom/cockpit is offset on the starboard side, to enable easier passage through the cockpit.

-Transom with teak slatted swim platform.

-Swim ladder.

-Handrail to assist in boarding.

-Protective rubber guard on transom.

-Hot and cold cockpit shower.

-Discontinuous stainless steel wire rigging.

-Forestay with genoa roller furling system.

-2 backstays.

-2 aft lower shrouds and 2 cap shrouds on side deck.

-Shroud chain-plates mounted inboard for better upwind performance.

-9/10 fractional aluminum mast.

-Genoa halyard.

-Main halyard.

-Boom topping lift.

-Two genoa sheets.

-Rigid boom vang led back to cockpit.

-Genoa roller furling line.

-Mainsail halyard led back to cockpit.

-Mainsail topping lift.

-2 x 4-sheave deck organizers.

-2 double jammers to port:

-1 single jammer to port

-1 double jammer to starboard

-140% Roller furling genoa.

-Roller furling mainsail (classic mainsail optional).

-Mainsheet track with adjustable traveler.

-Mainsheet tackle (4:1), leading back to a cockpit winch.

-Genoa roller furling unit with furling line led back to cockpit via toe rail lead blocks and a single jammer.

-Two genoa tracks on side decks.

-Two genoa sheet return blocks with integral jammers.

-2 x Lewmar 40 chrome self tailing genoa sheet winches within reach of helm.

-1 x Lewmar 30 chrome self tailing winch on coach roof to port (for mainsail handling). Second winch to starboard is offered as an option for spinnaker gear.

-2 winch handles.

-1 winch handle pocket in cockpit.


-FORWARD CABIN-Headroom: 6.1 ft.

-Triangular double berth (6.6 ft x 5.4 ft x 1.3 ft).

-Shelving along the hull.

-Locker with door to port and shelves.

-Hanging locker to starboard.

-Opening deck hatch with blind.

-Ceiling light with independent switch.

-Two reading lights.


-SALON Headroom: Salon forward 6.2 ft, salon aft 6.5 ft.

-Port settee: 6.6 ft x 1.7 ft.

-Starboard settee: 5.8 ft x 1.7 ft.

-Center table to salon: inlaid wood table with bottle rack and drop leaves with molded wood fiddles. The table is fixed to the mast support post.

-There is wood/stainless steel shelving to port and starboard.

-Stowage locker with door along the hull to port.

-Stowage under port and starboard settees.

-2 Lewmar opening hatches.

-2 Lewmar opening ports with curtains.

-1 large panoramic window at deck level.

-2 fixed hull ports (1 each side).

-Four halogen ceiling lights.

-Three reading lights.


-GALLEY TO PORT Headroom: 6.5 ft.

-Laminated counter top with molded wood fiddle.

-Stainless steel sink.

-Mixer tap with hot/cold pressurized water.

-Gimbaled two-burner propane stove with oven.

-1 x 12V electric (4.5 Cu ft) front opening fridge.

-Chart table to starboard, with molded wood fiddle.

-Radio/CD Player with two speakers in salon.

-Instrument space on bulkhead facing the table.



-Halogen ceiling light.


-COMPANIONWAY Headroom: 6.6 ft.

-Sliding PMMA tinted companionway hatch.

-Varnished companionway with non-slip surface for improved safety.

-Companionway opens for easy access to engine compartment and batteries.


-AFT HEAD COMPARTMENT Headroom: 6.6 ft.

-Integral head compartment molding:

-Shower compartment with mixer tap, shower and wood seat.

-FRP washbasin with mixer tap and hot/cold pressurized water.

-Large bowl manual marine toilet.

-One opening deck hatch.

-Two opening ports in coach roof coaming with blinds.

-Two ceiling lights and halogen strip light for the mirror.

-Holding tank: 21 gal

-Electric sump pump


-OWNER'S CABIN AFT Headroom: 6.6 ft.

-Double berth (6.7 ft x 7.1 ft).

-Hanging locker.

-Open wood shelving along the hull.

-Opening port in coach roof coaming with curtain, one opening port to cockpit side with curtain and one opening port to transom.

-Opening deck hatch.

-Two reading lights and ceiling light.

-Engine compartment sound proofed with insulating foam.

-Engine control panel (tachometer and alarms) and engine control lever in cockpit.

-Stainless steel propeller shaft.

-Three blade fixed propeller.

-Rotomolded 19 gal fuel tank with electric gauge.

-Water filter.

-Fuel filter.

-14-function 12V electrical panel.

-1 x 70 Amp service battery.

-1 x 70 Amp engine battery.

-Coupling relay.

-Electric fuel gauge.

-There are 7 reading lights, 2 halogen strip lights, and 11 ceiling lights.


Options & Selections:

Raymarine ST60 Tridata, Speed, Depth, Log

In-Mast Mainsail Furling

4’9” Shoal Draft Keel                                                                                                                    

Grey Upholstery Fabric in Salon                                      

Stern Rail Seats

SONY AM/FM Stereo with Shower

110V Shore Power Cord

Stove & Microwave

Mattresses in Sleeping Cabins

Sony Stereo

Icom VHF Radio

Sky Screens

Propane Stove with Oven                                                                        

Hot & Cold Cockpit Shower                                  



New Mainsail 2021

New Raymarine Chartplotter 2020



Anchor, Chain, Rode                                                                                                                     

Safety Gear                                                                                     

VC 17 Antifouling Bottom Paint                                                                                                

Custom Winter Cover and Frame

Custom Made Painted Steel Cradle        

Cockpit Cushions

Cruising Spinnaker with Sock       

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Tim Finkle, CPYB - Sales & Marketing Manager

Youngstown, NY


Phone: 860-917-5416

Tim joined RCR Yachts in February 2014.  He grew up in Youngstown, learning to sail in the Youngstown YC Jr. Sailing program.  After leaving the area to attend Connecticut College and then work in New York City for 8 years, he decided to move home and follow his passion for boating.  He actively races his J/70 “Junior” all over the country and locally as a member of the Youngstown Yacht Club, where he is on the board of directors.  He is the co-chair of the CanAm Challenge that hosts a one-design regatta each July at YYC.  Tim is also on the board for Sail America. He works out of the Youngstown and Buffalo offices and lives in Lewiston with his wife Aly and kids Cole & Louise.