When we had decided to upgrade our Bianca 28, we spent over a year finding out what to upgrade to

We looked at a lot of boats, drove +10.000 kilometers in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Holland and Belgium without finding the one who was just "it".

One late evening we foundBenéteau's Oceanis 36cc on the internet. It is designed byBerret Racoupeau Yacht Design and a few hundred 36ccs were built at Benéteau's shipyard in France in the years 1997 to 2003.

The model was developed at the request of Bénéteau's Scandinavian dealers. They wanted to offer a boat with the same sailing characteristics, comfort and quality as the competitors Hallberg Rassy, ​​Najad and Malö. Just at a more attractive price.

The hull is the same as on a First 361, but with center cockpit and wing keel. The boat is fun and safe to sail and handled easily by 1 or 2 persons. With a depth of 1,53m, most ports can be called.

There was no one for sale in Denmark and in in the fall of 2010 we found Heron (vintage 2003) in La Rochelle. In late October, it came to our home port in Humlebæk.

In Denmark, our season went from March to November. We typically had about 100 sailing days a year and sailed around 1.200 nautical miles every year. The weekend trips often went to Copenhagen, where we visited family and friends. Summer trips took place in Denmark, Germany and the Swedish east and west coast.

Since August 2016 Heron has been on a long journey.

L: 11,1m B: 3,8m D: 1,53m H: 14,5m V: 6.5t Big Sail 24m2 Genoa 34,7m2
Rear cabin with double berth and sofa
Lounge with room for 6 people
Toilet with shower, hot and cold water
Pantry with oven, fridge and hot and cold water
Engine room with plenty of space
Center Cockpit
Autopilot, log and windmeter

Engine compartment

Yanmar 3GM30F 27HK

Heating system - Webasto

Bovine - Lewmar 185TT (2016)

Electric windlass - Leroysomes

Charger Dolphin 12V 20A

Inverter - Invatec PS 300 (2016)

Landström 230V


130 liter diesel tank

420 liters of water tank - 150l + 270l plastic


VHF - IC - m411

VHF Handheld -IC-M3EURO

Radio with CD -JVC KD-R731T


Chartplotter - Raymarine C120

Chart Plotter - Furono GP 1650

AIS - Garmin300

Autopilot - Geonav

Log and depth gauge - B&G network QUAD

Wind gauge - B&G network wind


1 pcs. Huawei (GEL) starter battery 100aH

3 pcs. Huawei (GEL) Consumption Batteries a 100aH


Gas cooker





3 pcs. Fire Extinguishers

Fog horn


Emergency rockets


Cockpitelt (2015)

Rubber Dinghy

2 bikes

Hot water tank - Quick (2016)