Sea Spice Is For Sale!         $59,000 USD


This Beneteau 393 Oceanis (2002) has the popular 3 cabin layout with twin heads. Roller furling foresail and a fully battened main into a bag system with all lines led back to cockpit for ease of use.

Key features that make Sea Spice the best:

Family boat

  • the price is right :) you can get cruising sooner while your kids (or yourself!) are still young enough to enjoy it
  • family members have their own space, if they need some quiet time
  • comfortable cockpit for lounging, eating and play
  • easy boarding from your dinghy, on the wide swim grid
  • lots of storage under the floorboards, settee, beds
  • it's just the right size: not too big to tidy and maintain but still spacious enough to still enjoy each others company

Sailing adventure boat

  • she has a shallow draft (5.08’/1.53m), so you can find the calmest, closest to shore anchorages (almost like a catamaran!)
  • she can be single-handedly sailed, with ease
  • maneuvers well when docking and anchoring
  • she has a good strong anchor (66lb/30KG), so you can all relax knowing you won’t drag anchor during the night
  • she is a tried and true passage-maker!

Bang for your buck

  • she is just the perfect length to keep life simple and marina stays/insurance cheap
  • she comes ready with up to date safety equipment (Plastimo TransOcean 6 life raft, flare kit, life jackets, AIS etc)
  • Sea Spice comes ready with a well balanced power system; enough battery to bring you through the night and enough solar to keep your electronics charged through the day (and your fridge nice and cold), while still maintaining healthy house batteries
  • she is easy on fuel, with an efficient engine (she uses 2.2L diesel per hour @ 5.5 kn)

Let's look at the outside

Our 3 favourite features of Sea Spice:


  • the layout
  • shallow draft
  • easy to sail single handedly


  • sliding “skylight” windows above the main living area
  • 2 large drawers under my bed 
  • transom shower


  • swim grid
  • big huge bed with a big huge book shelf
  • dinner table has an edge so our Lego doesn’t fall off


  • little kitchen step to reach the fridge on my own
  • davits swing
  • lots of comfy beds to cuddle with blanky

Let's go inside!

Let's Get Down to the Nitty Gritty



Builder: Beneteau

Model: Oceanis 393

Hull: GRP (glass reinforced polyester)

Year built: 2002

Keel type: Fin

LOA: 39 ft/ 11.8m

Beam : 3.96m

Draft: 5’ 2”/ 1.53m

Displacement: 7780 kg

Engine: Yanmar 4JH3E 50hp

Gear box: Kanzak

Propeller: Three blade fixed on direct shaft drive




  • No. of Cabins: 3
  • No. of berths: 6
  • No. of showers: 2 inside and 1 transom 
  • No. of heads: 2 Jabsco




Fuel: 135 litres

Water: 500 litres



  • Profurl Genoa 140%
  • 3 year old fully battened mainsail, into lazy-jacks and sail bag, 2-reefs with lines leading to cockpit 
  • lightly used asymmetrical spinnaker
  • New main halyard (2017)



  • 2014 Limin 3.6m/11'6" ft, RIB (rigid inflatable boat)
  • fiberglass double floor hull with from storage hatch
  • paddles, pump and dinghy anchor
  • used condition, 2 patches, holds air
  • 2010 Honda 15hp 4-stroke outboard engine (with hydrofoils for easy planing)
  • 2017 12L fuel tank, with hose
  • folding stainless steel dinghy ladder


  • Sprayhood (not pictured)
  • Bimini Top (not pictured)
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • Main anchor: 66lb  Bruce with 200ft of 10mm with chain 
  • Spare anchor: 35lb Delta with 36ft of 10mm chain, 165ft 3/4” 3-strand nylon rode
  • Spare anchor: 13lb ?????
  • Mooring ropes
  • 5 fenders
  • Force10 2-burner stove with oven
  • 6 gallon hot water tank (from engine coolant and/or shore power)
  • Radio with CD player
  • iCom IC - M504 VHF radio, new (2017) mast-top antenna and VHF wire
  • Katadyn 40E water maker (needs service)
  • New (2017) flare kit
  • 4 Fire extinguishers
  • Standard Horizon chart plotter, with cover
  • Matsutec AIS transceiver, connected to chart plotter
  • Raymarine tri-data 60T depth sounder
  • Raymarine 6002 auto-pilot, with linear drive
  • Compass, with light
  • All interior lighting upgraded to LED bulbs
  • New (2017) 10W LED decklight 
  • New (2017) LED masthead anchor light (and new wire in mast)
  • New (2017) LED steaming light
  • Yanmar engine control panel with new oil pressure and water temperature gauges with new sending units
  • Plastimo TransOcean 6 life-raft, re-certified May 2017.
  • 4 life jackets
  • one safety harness with lanyard
  • Aluminum dinghy davits
  • 500 W of solar panels, new 2017
  • Victron solar charge controller (30/100)
  • Victron battery monitor
  • Victron Bluetooth connectivity 
  • House batteries: x2 Lifeline 4D AGM batteries, 210 amp hours each
  • Swim grid with swim ladder and shower
  • 6 fans
  • 5 window screens
  • Shore power battery charger
  • Battery powered inverter, 2000W maximum (new 2017), running outlets throughout boat
  • Boom tent
  • 2 #48 Lewmar winches, cockpit sides
  • 2 #40 Lewmar winches, cabintop
  • Electric diaphragm bilge pump 
  • Automatic float-switch submersible bilge pump 
  • Cockpit mounted manual bilge pump

Asking $59,000 USD

We are trying to sell our boat privately at the moment. By doing this, we can keep our price down as none of it needs to go to a broker. We have done our market research and have priced this vessel fairly and with a mind to sell it quickly. 


Feel free to contact us at:


We will get a phone number once we are in the US. 

We are currently sailing through the Bahamas and can meet interested parties in Nassau, or else, later in Southern Florida. 

Please, please, please share with your friends that you know of that you think might be interested. This is such a sweet and solid boat and we would love to see her go to a great couple/family. Could it be you? Or someone you know? Share the love! and we thank you in advance!

Further Reading:

Owners Manual Download

Adobe Acrobat Document 2.8 MB

Sailing Magazine review article

Read full article here.