15. January 2016

The boat

Heron is a Bénéteau Oceanis 36cc.

It was designed by Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design and built in France in 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 the First 361, but the Oceanis XNUMXcc has a center cockpit and a wing keel.

The boat is fun and safe to sail and is easily handled by 1 or 2 people. With a depth of 1,53m we can call on most ports.

We spent more than a year investigating the market as we had decided to upgrade our Bianca 28. In autumn 2010 we bought this Heron. At that time it was in La Rochelle and at the end of 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 each year we sailed around 1.200 nautical miles. Weekend trips often went to Copenhagen where we visited family and friends. The summer trips went to Denmark, Germany and the Swedish east and west coast.

In August 2016 we sailed into the European rivers and canals heading towards the Mediterranean.

drawing

L: 11,10m B: 3,80 D: 1,53m H: 14,46m V: 6.470kg Major Sail 24m2 Genoa 34,7m2

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Aft cabin with double bunk and sofa

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Lounge with room for 6 people

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Toilet with shower, hot and cold water

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Pantry with oven, fridge, and hot and cold water

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Engine room with plenty of space

Cockpit

Center Cockpit

Cockpit2

Autopilot, log and windmeter

aft

Liferaft

Equipment

Engine compartment

Yanmar 3GM30F 27HK

Heating systems - Webasto

Bow thruster - Lewmar 185TT (2016)

Electric windlass - Leroysomer

Charger Dolphin 12V 20A

Inverter - Invatec PS 300 (2016)

Landström 230V

Tanks

130 liter diesel tank

420 liter water tank - 150l + 270l plastic

Communication

VHF - IC-M411

VHF Handheld -IC-M3EURO

Radio with CD-JVC KD-R731T

Navigation system

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

Batteries

1 pcs. Huawei (GEL) starter battery 100aH

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

Pantry

Gas cooker

Refrigerator

Freezer

Safety

Liferaft

3 pcs. Fire Extinguishers

Fog horn

Lifejackets

Emergency rockets

Other

Cockpitelt (2015)

Rubber Dinghy

2 bikes

Hot water tank - Quick (2016)