“Grand Cru” is the most well maintained Beneteau 393 on the market – Owner is a professional marine service manager and has absolutely babied her. She is superbly equipped for cruising, has low hours on her engine, an extensive sail inventory, and is in immaculate condition!
The 393 represents Beneteau’s answer to sailors looking for a serious offshore sailing yacht capable of long distance passage making yet comfortably equipped with modern amenities and styling. Her hull design has an appealing 5’ 1” draft yet maintains excellent stability at sea. The three cabin, two head configuration provides spacious and comfortable accommodations for up to eight.
She would be the perfect choice for a cruising couple looking to explore the shallow waters of the Bahama’s and Caribbean but open to the option of cruising distant horizons. Grand Cru is the finest Beneteau 393 available today and is sure to impress the discerning sailor looking for a modern, affordable, and exceptionally well equipped cruiser.
The living space has been maximized and makes smart use of every inch of the over 13 ft beam. A spacious three cabin, two head floorplan provides accommodations for up to eight between three double berths and a convertible dinette in the main salon.
The high level of workmanship is readily apparent throughout the fit and finish of the Beneteau 393. Beautiful cherry hardwood trim and joinery is finished with satin varnish and contrasts nicely with the light tones of the upholstery and headlining. The interior has a modern and bright feel thanks to the oversized hatches, generous portlights, and three superb acrylic skylights overhead the main salon. Custom sun shades and screens keep the living space comfortable, but when the summer sun becomes overbearing two CruiseAir 12,000 BTU air conditioning units deliver cool air throughout the climate controlled cabins and main salon.
The main salon is accessed through the sliding acrylic main hatch and companionway stairs which are contoured for safety allowing for safe passage when healed over. The focal point of the main salon is the U-shaped settee to port with shelving outboard that seats eight comfortably around the large hardwood table which can quickly convert to a double berth. Storage is provided with corner lockers and underneath the centerline settee.
The large navigators table folds up to reveal a sizable storage compartment large enough to store folded charts, plotting tools, and personal items. A forward facing seat has storage beneath and is contoured to provide comfort while under sail. Electronics include breaker panel, battery monitor and conditioner, VHF, and stereo. An electronics shelf outboard and a locker forward of the nav table provide additional storage.
The forward cabin features two large overhead hatches with custom sun shades and screens enabling an abundance of natural light to fill the spacious cabin. A double berth to port has two brass reading lights, overhead LED lighting situated in the ceiling, and a 12VDC fan to support airflow. A convenient settee is located to port. Storage includes a well sized hanging locker and custom compartments located outboard and below the seat.
The forward head utilizes every inch of space and features an aft facing head in the bow, basin with freshwater sink, pullout shower faucet, and a well-placed teak grab rail. Storage is abundant with a medicine cabinet behind the mirror and cabinetry below the sink. A rather ingenious Quick autopilot remote can be extended through the overhead hatch allowing for autopilot control on the foredeck.
Symmetrical aft cabins provide spacious double berths and come equipped with opening portlights with custom sun shades and screens, outboard shelving, a tall hanging locker, 12VDC fans, and 110VAC outlets.
The day head services both aft cabins and is located to starboard of the companionway stairs, making it easily accessible from the cockpit without having to walk through the main salon. Features include forward facing head, basin with freshwater sink, pullout shower faucet, a well-placed teak grab rail, and a mirrored forward bulkhead. A medicine cabinet with mirror above the sink and cabinet bellow the countertop provide additional storage.
The starboard galley includes a double basin stainless steel sink with pull out fresh and saltwater faucets. Freshwater from the impressive 131-gallon tank passes through an inline filtration system. Hot water is supplied from the 110V water heater. A Force 10, two burner stove with oven and flash guards is supplied by an external propane tank with solenoid valve under the counter. Storage is fantastic with drawers and louvered cherry cabinets above and below the full length countertop with searails. Refrigeration is provided by a 12VDC Waeco compressor and well sized top load refrigerator.
Grand Cru is readily equipped with offshore navigation electronics, including Garmin GPSmap chartplotter paired with a 20” raydome, AIS equipped Standard Horizon GX2150 VHF with Garmin 600 transponder, satellite radio weather, and Raymarine autopilot and instrumentation. She’s also equipped and ready for broadband internet connection and wi-fi. Audio entertainment includes a Clarion CMD8 receiver with cockpit remote and speakers both above and below deck.
Grand Cru is equipped with a 110VAC/12VDC electric configuration with a 30A shore power connection. Well suited for extended cruising she also has a 250W Kyocera solar panel with Blue Sky charge controller. Both the 2 battery AGM house bank and AGM starting battery were replaced in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
While of French design and owing to her popularity in the United States, the Beneteau 393 was the first to be produced at Beneteau’s South Carolina plant. Her hull is solid fiberglass with a structural inner grid and fiberglass floor, the result is a stiff boat that is responsive and confident offshore. The deck is a balsa cored fiberglass sandwich construction with non-skid surface. The T-shaped cockpit with walkthrough transom seat is a nice feature and allows for easy access about the cockpit and integrated swim platform.
Her cockpit with teak seats and floor is well protected with a large dodger and bimini with wrap around enclosure and sun shades. All lines are led neatly aft to the cockpit to the well situated spinlock clutches on either side and Lewmar winches. The helm with leather wrapped wheel and sailpod is equipped with cruising electronics and instrumentation, VHF with AIS, Clarion stereo remote, and a Plastimo compass. A folding cockpit table with storage inside is perfect for outdoor entertaining.
Stanchions are solidly backed and keep the crew secure within the double lifelines and sturdy transom railing. Boarding gates are to either side and at the transom. Wide side decks and full length jacklines make going forward while underway much safer.
Grand Cru has been looked after and cared for to an extent that may seem fanatic to some. Her owner is a professional marine service manager and has ensured to have her rigging inspected each year and before any extended cruise. The anodized aluminum, two spreader mast was removed in 2014 and professionally inspected. Her sail inventory is astounding and includes a variety of headsails, two mainsails, and an asymmetric spinnaker with Harken blocks, ratchet, and Tylaska snap shackles. All sails are in great condition and allow for pleasurable sailing in a variety of wind conditions.
777 SE 20th Street
Suite # 255
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316