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2003 Beneteau 331

  • 33 ft
  • Sloop
  • Stamford, CT, US

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  • Fordeck
  • Amidships
  • Amidships detail
  • Companionway forward


The FORTITUDE is a 2003 model BENETEAU Oceanis 331. In production from 1999 into 2004, she was built at the BENETEAU AMERICA Factory in Marion, SC. Designed by the well-regarded GROUPE FINOT for BENETEAU, her market success was further insured by the reviews that noted the exceptional interior room and sailing qualities of the Oceanis 331.

The FORTITUDE has a suite of RAYMARINE electronics that include a newer P70 autopilot, a RL70C Chartplotter / GPS as well as an i70 performance & navigation instrumentation. The FORTITUDE has a standard "Classic" rig configuration with a newer NEIL PRYDE inventory with a Mainsail "Stack Pack" Systerm (new, 2015), a 140% R/F Genoa (new 2016) and an Asymmetrical Spinnaker. Her enhanced inventory includes both a dodger & Bimini, a LEWMAR Electric / Manual anchor windlass, a LEWMAR folding wheel, a MAX-PROP feathering prop and additional Factory Options that all make for a very nice "performance cruising" package! 

The FORTITUDE has been very well-maintained by her Owners and it shows! Given the innate excellent design features of the BENETEAU Oceanis 331, and combined with both her overall condition, equipage and aggressive price point for the FORTITUDE, it's clear that she represents a great value and so Inspections and offers are both encouraged.


Basic Information

Stamford, CT, US
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Dimensions & Weight

33 ft - 10.06 meter
11 ft 3 in - 3.43 meter
Draft - max:
5 ft 5 in - 1.65 meter
Bridge Clearance:
45 ft 3 in - 13.79 meter
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30B3 FWC (3) Cylinder
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Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
27 (Individual), 27 (combined)
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
19 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
53 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
24 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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Hull & Deck


  • White Gelcoat topsides
  • FOREST GREEN boot-top & cove stripes
  • Keel, standard draft (5'5" / 1.66m) 
  • Bottom:  INTERLUX w/ Interprotect Barrier Coat & CSC anti-fouling paint


  • White Gelcoat deck
  • Bow anchor well
  • Aluminum toerail, silver anodized perforated
  • Double life-lines & (6) stanchions, stainless steel
  • Life-line gates, (2) sets @ upper & lower lines (located aft in cockpit area)
  • Bow & stern pulpits, double-rail w/ gate for stern rail (& w/ (2) installed folding "perch" seats
  • Handrails, deck-mounted, stainless steel
  • WHITLOCK pedestal steering w/ custom LEWMAR Folding Wheel w/ Elk Wrap (note: original 32" wheel.available). stainless steel guard / safety rail & brake, (2) glass holders, protective Plexiglass shield / cover for RAYMARINE i70 unit & A/P control box, engine control lever (shift & throttle)
  • (6) Mooring cleats, aluminum
  • Cockpit table, folding white (installed on the forward part of the Binnacle assembly)
  • Companionway entrance w/ LEXAN (2) splash boards w/ vent & lock assembly
  • Sail / storage locker in Cockpit, port side
  • Helm Station seat, removable (& can be lowered) to allow access to scoop transom area
  • "Scoop transom" w/ gate, stainless steel handrail (mounted port side) folding swim ladder (also installed port side) and hot & cold pressure water shower  w/ flex hose (installed starboard side of transom)

Ventilation & Ambient Lighting

  • (1) Cowl vent, removable (mounted on forward part of the companionway hatch sea hood)
  • (6) Opening ports, (4) LEWMAR deck hatches & (3) fixed hull portlights (see "Accommodations") throughout

The BENETEAU Oceanis 331 is finished w/ a satin varnish application throughout for the Cherry finish interior furniture. The sole is a varnished teak & holly finish throughout.

The FORTITUDE has Green Fabric interior upholstery cushions throughout.

See the "Galley" & "Head" sections for more details.

Companionway (headroom 6'3")

  • Hinged steps for engine access
  • (2) Handrails, teak
  • Sliding hatch, PLEXIGLASS
  • (2) Hatch boards w/ vent & key lock
  • Skylight, PLEXIGLASS in the molded fiberglass sliding hatch sea hood

Nav Station (headroom 6'3")

  • Chart table w/ storage underneath
  • Electrical panels (12VDC & 110VAC)
  • Lighting:  (1) HALOGEN ceiling light
  • Navigator's Flex light

Main Salon (headroom 6'3")

  • Ventilation:  (1) LEWMAR opening hatch w/ blind, (2) opening ports w/ curtains
  • Lighting:  (2) HALOGEN ceiling lights, (2) fixed PLEXIGLASS portlights

Aft Cabin (headroom 6'2")

  • Hanging locker & shelf
  • Berth measures 7'2" wide x 6'6" long w/ filler insert cushion
  • Lighting:  (1) ceiling light, (1) reading / bulkhead light
  • Ambient:  (1) fixed portlight
  • Ventilation:  (1) opening port (w/ curtain)

Forward Cabin (headroom 6'1")

  • Berth measures 6'9" x 5'6" w/ filler cushion
  • Hanging locker & shelves
  • Lighting:  (1) Ceiling light
  • Ventilation:  (1) LEWMAR opening hatch w/ blind

Headroom:  6'3" 

  • FORCE 10 (2) Burner propane stove w/ oven, gimbaled
  • Safety bar for stove / oven, stainless steel
  • Propane system w/ 10# aluminum tank in separate vented Cockpit locker w/ 12VDC Remote Propane Shut-Off valve w/ switch at Galley
  • Microwave oven, ORIGO 110VAC
  • Refrigeration w/ small integral freezer compartment, ADLER-BARBOUR 12VDC w/ 39.6 US Gallons capacity
  • Hot & Cold pressure water system w/ single-lever mixing tap
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Ventilation provided by opening port & LEWMAR overhead hatch w/ blind

Headroom:  6'2"

  • Marine Head, JABSCO w/ "Y" selector valve
  • Macerator Pump, electric (note: Factory Option)
  • Holding tank, 24 US Gallons w/ deck plate for tank pump-out access
  • Hot & cold pressure water service for Head sink & shower
  • Sump pump for shower, electric
Mast, Rigging & Sails

Rig & Rigging

  • US SPARS "Standard Rig" ("Classic") mast, deck-stepped silver anodized w/ single-spreaders & internal halyards
  • PRO-FURL Roller-Furling System, B29L
  • Stainless steel standing rigging:  forestay, babystary, twin ("split") backstays, upper & lower shrouds
  • Aluminum step on mast, folding
  • Mast Height Over Design Waterline (DWL): 43'3" (13.80m) Sail Area:  500 sq /ft (approx w/ 100% foretriangle)
  • Sail Plan:  I=41.08' (12.52m), J=12.34' (3.76m), P=34.58' (10.54m), E=14.27' (4.35m)
  • Sail Area: 500 sq /ft (approx) w/ 100% Foretirangle

Sail Management

  • Halyards, Internal (3), (1) Main, (1) Genoa & (1) Spinnaker & all lead aft to (2) L16CST winches on Cabin Top (note: port & starboard sides)
  • Boom topping lift (note: adjustable from mast)
  • Boom Vang, rigid w/ control line lead aft to L16CST winch (note: starboard side)
  • LEWMAR Mainsheet Traveler System w/ cross-hauls, track & car
  • (2) Genoa tracks w/ cars, LEWMAR adjustable
  • (5) SPINLOCK XAS Line Stoppers (for lines lead aft to Cockpit)
  • (2) SPINLOCK XAS Line Stoppers on mast
  • (4) Line cleats, aluminum

Winches (LEWMAR)

  • (2) L40CST Chrome Self-Tailing Genoa Sheet / Primary
  • (2) L16CST Chrome Self-Tailing for aft-lead lines


  • Mainsail, "Classic" w/ Stack Pack, (2) rows reef
  • Mainsail cover, integrated Stack Pack System w/ Lazy Jacks, Dark Green SUNGRELLA
  • Genoa, 140% roller-furling w/ SUNBRELLA UV Green Tabling Cover & Foam Luff (note: new, May 2016)
  • Asymmetrical Cruising Spinnaker w/ Dousing Sock 


  • STANDARD Horizon Intrepid+ VHF (at Nav Station)


  • RAYMARINE i70 Multi-Function Display w/ Speed, Log & Depth (note: installed at Helm Station)
  • RAYMARINE i70 Wind (including AWI / WS functions (note: installed at Helm Station)
  • WINDEX Spar-Fly


  • RAYMARINE Pathfinder RL70C Color Chart Plotter w/ CMAP chips (note: for Areas 3 & 4)
  • RAYMARINE Radar, 2kW (note: not functioning
  • Self-Leveling mount for Radome (note: mounted on backstay)
  • PLASTIMO Olympic 135 Binnacle Compass w/ sliding cover


  • RAYMARINE P70 Autopilot & Head / Controller (note: all new, August 2015 w/ control pad at Helm Station Station)


  • CLARION MARINE M455A AM / FM / Cassette Stereo (note: Sirius XM Satellite =ready & w/ Bluetooth &iPod connector)
  • (2) Salon & (2) Cockpit Stereo Speakers
  • TV, SHARP 19" Flat Screen


The FORTITUDE is equipped with the standard 12VDC Ship's Service & Engine Start. There is a 110VAC system w/ (5) internal outlets throughout.

  • (2) Marine Batteries, 12VDC, 100 AH, for Ship's Service & Engine Start
  • (14) Function Circuit Breaker Panel at Nav Station
  • 12VDC Outlet at Nav Station
  • Battery charger, 20 AH
  • Shore power cord, 30'

Lighting, Interior (throughout)

  • (6) Overhead spot lights
  • (2) Fluorescent lights (Nav Station & Head)
  • (6) Reading / bulkhead lights adjustable w/ chrome finish

Lighting, Exterior

  • Running lights (note: LED);  bow & stern (all mounted on respective bow pulpit & stern rail)
  • Masthead light (note: tri-function w/ masthead light, anchor & strobe)
  • Steaming light
  • Foredeck light


  • Hot & Cold pressure water system w/ 52.9 US Gallons (200 liters) total water capacity w/ service at Galley & Head (including the shower)
  • (6) US Gallons hot water tank w/ water heated off Shore Power & engine
  • Electric bilge pump w/ auto-float switch
  • Manual bilge pump (mounted in cockpit, port side aft)
Engine & Drive-Train

The FORTITUDE is equipped with the WESTERBEKE 27 HP Model 3083 FWC Marine diesel inboard engine. There are approximately 750 (approximate) engine hours

  • PYI Inc. "MAX-PROP" (3) Blade feathering propeller, bronze
  • Fuel capacity 18.5 US Gallons (70 liters)
  • Fuel gauge & engine hour meter (both installed next to engine control panel)
Additional Inventory

Ground Tackle

  • Stainless steel bow anchor roller
  • LEWMAR Anchor Windlass, electrric / manual w/ remote control unit 
  • DELTA "Fast-Set" Plow anchor w/ chain & nylon rode
  • DANFORTH-style anchor w/ chain & nylon rode


  • Dodger, Dark Green SUNBRELLA w/ stainless steel frame
  • Bimini, Dark Green SUNBRELLA w/ stainless steel frame
  • Wheel / Binnacle cover, Dark Green SUNBRELLA


  • USCG Safety Gear (PFD's, horn, bell)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fenders & docklines
  • (2) Seats for stern rail, port & starboard sides aft, folding
  • Yacht ensign pole, teak
  • Winch handle holder (in cockpit)
  • Teak Cockpit sole & scoop transom inserts, slatted
  • Swim ladder, folding stainless steel (installed at scoop transom)
  • Lifering (note: mounted on stern rail bracket)
  • LIFE-SLING Man-Overboard Rescue System (note: mounted on stern rail)

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


For more information regarding the FORTITUDE or to schedule an inspection, please contact her Central Agent, Randy Altemus via cell 203-512-0847 or email raltemus(at)


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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(6717906)