• Year:  2002
  • Length:  33'
  • Engine/Fuel Type:  Single
  • Located In:  Annapolis, MD
  • Hull Material:  Fiberglass
  • YW#:  4344-2850273
  • Current Price:  US$ 69,900 


ALIBI is a very well maintained 2 cabin Beneteau 331 that has been cruised locally on the middle Chesapeake.  She's the perfect size for bay and coastal cruising with all the amenities you'll need for weekend or extended voyages.  Her caring owners have kept her behind their home in Annapolis for easy access and light weekend cruising since they purchased her in 2012.  She is in great condition with in-mast furling, air conditioning, a Raymarine C70 chart plotter, and only 402 engine hours.  ALIBI also has a custom-fit winter cover and she was just freshly waxed.

Boat Name: ALIBI

Designer: Finot / Conq
Keel: Wing
Hull Shape: Monohull

LOA: 33 ft 11 in
Beam: 11 ft 3 in
LWL: 30 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 5 in
Displacement: 11172 lbs
Ballast: 3253 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 3 in
Dry Weight: 11172 lbs

Total Power: 27 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 27 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: (52 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (18 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 8
Number of heads: 1


The Beneteau 331 was made from 1999 to 2004 (Alibi is hull number 200) until it was replaced by the 323 in 2004.  Built in Marion, South Carolina and designed by Groupe Finot, the 331 has been outfitted as the perfect coastal and bay cruiser with a well-thought out floor plan.  The 331 was provided with optional features like roller furling, and additional ports, all of which ALIBI provides.  This great light-air and coastal cruiser is known for its quick sailing, spacious cockpit, and large beam carried throughout most of the yacht providing great interior spaces down below.

Beneteau has become of of the largest boat producers in the world. The company was originally founded in 1884 in Croix-de-Vie, France.  By the 1960's, the company had branched into fiberglass hulls and the brand then exploded internationally becoming a leading producer of affordable cruisers with five different factories, including Beneteau's latest factory in Marion, SC which opened in 1986 and has nearly doubled in size and output since then.  Beneteau is known for their coastal cruisers that perform very well in coastal and light-air conditions.  They pick up speed easily in even a light breeze and are great for hopping from port to port or cruising the islands.


ALIBI was purchased in 2012 by her current owners, who kept the boat behind their home in Annapolis.  With quick access to the bay, Alibi was used for many day sails, weekend getaways, and short cruises around the middle Chesapeake.  The owners have really enjoyed ALIBI, but are moving onto other hobbies.


Walking down the companionway hatch, you enter into the main salon with the galley to port and the entries to the aft cabin and head to starboard.   The main salon features a shallow U-shaped settee to starboard and another settee and chart table forward of the galley on the port.  A sliding door allows access to the v-berth forward.  This Beneteau 331 has plenty of ventilation with 10 opening ports throughout providing plenty of natural light down below.  The U-shaped galley provides plenty of room cooking while 4 guests sit comfortably in the salon.  For those hot summer days or cool winter nights, the boat also offers a 2-zone air conditioning and heating system.

  • 6'3'' headroom
  • 2-zone reverse cycle CruiseAir air conditioning/heating system
  • Double-berth cabin aft (owner's cabin)
  • Double v-berth forward
  • Spacious salon that easily seats four (can squeeze 6)
  • Ample storage throughout
  • 10 opening hatches for ventilation and natural light
  • spacious galley with Adler Barbour refrigeration


The U-shaped galley is just inside the companionway hatch to the port side.  It features a deep Adler Barbour counter-loading refrigeration unit aft, a First Wave 2-burner stove facing port along the side of the galley and a 2-bowl stainless steel sink amidships and facing forward.  There is ample storage in the galley with a deep storage cabinet forward of the stove as well as three above-counter cabinets and 2 pullout drawers. There is also storage below the sink and the stove.

  • U-shaped galley
  • Adler Barbour refrigeration
  • First Wave 2 burner propane stove
  • Stainless steel double bowl sink
  • Deep under-counter storage space
  • 5 various cabinets
  • 2 drawers


A double berth lies athwart ships along the stern with a starboard entry when you come down the companionway hatch.  It features air conditioning, as well as a spacious hanging locker for storage, two personal shelves and reading lights.  There is plenty of ventilation and natural light with three opening ports in the aft cabin.

  • Double berth
  • Air conditioned
  • Large hanging locker
  • 2 personal reading lights
  • 3 opening ports for ventilation and natural light


The V-berth offers a double berth that is great for entertaining guests and provides plenty of space below for extra storage.  There is also a hanging locker as well as two reading lights, one for each guest and a sliding door to provide privacy from the salon.  The V-berth has one large opening hatch to catch a breeze while on the hook as well as a 12V fan.  Removable aft slat to create some standing space in the v-berth.

  • Double berth
  • Large hanging locker
  • Extra storage below a removable slat, great for storing tools
  • Space-saving sliding door for privacy from salon
  • Large opening hatch
  • personal reading lights
  • 12v fan


The beamy 331 features a very spacious cockpit that can easily sit four to six people.  With plenty of room for sitting or even laying down, a folding wheel, and a walk-through transom, the cockpit of the 331 provides plenty of versatility with a fold-out cockpit table and wide benches.  ALIBI also features two stern-rail fold-down seats as well for even more comfort under way.  All lines lead aft to the cockpit for great ease of handling.  ALIBI features a dodger and bimini for plenty of sun protection.  Walking forward, the decks are nice and wide for easy maneuvering, even under sail.  The 331 also features a large deep storage locker under the port side of the cockpit that provides plenty of room for spare lines, bumpers, and other large miscellaneous items.  The propane locker is located in the aft port corner of the cockpit and next to that locker is a removable portion of seating that allows for easy access to the sugar scoop swim platform.

  • Beamy cockpit that easily sits 4-6 people
  • Folding cockpit table
  • removable seating for walk through transom
  • deep locker storage under port side of cockpit
  • sugar scoop stern with stainless steel swim ladder
  • All rigging leads aft to cockpit
  • Primary winches are reachable from helm for single-handing
  • Folding wheel
  • wide decks for easy maneuvering
  • bottom stripped and freshly painted in 2013



The Beneteau 331 has a large sail plan that is designed for easy coastal, bay and island cruising in light and moderate wind.  ALIBI easily sails in just 5-8 knots of wind due to a light displacement and large sail plan.  Her rig is easily single-handed with an in-mast furling mainsail and a Pro-furl 140% genoa.  Her Neil Pryde cruising sails are original and are in great shape and have been well cared for.

  • Neil Pryde cruising sails
  • In-Mast furling mainsail
  • Pro-furl genoa, 140%
  • Sail's sunbrella protective sunstrips new in 2013
  • All rigging leads aft to cockpit
  • (2) Lewmar 40 primaries, reachable from the helm
  • (1) Lewmar 16 winch on the cabin top
  • 45'3ft. rig
  • Total sail area: 52.22m-squared


ALIBI has a 27hp Westerbeke 30-B engine that has been well cared for and has only seen 402 hrs.  This compact three-cylinder engine is easily accessed for maintenance under the companionway steps and from the aft cabin.  This reliable engine is fresh water cooled and allows the yacht to cruise easily at 6 knots and travel at max throttle at 7.7 knots.

  • 27-hp Westerbeke with 402hrs.
  • Cruising speed: 6 knots
  • Max Throttle: 7.7 knots
  • Easy engine access
  • 2-zone CruiseAir reverse-cyle air conditioning and heat


ALIBI has a 20amp Sentry battery charger as well as two Group 24 batteries.  The Beneteau 331 also offers 6 110V outlets throughout the yacht.  There is also a water heater with a 110v heat exchanger.  All of the interior lighting runs off of 12 volt with reading lights in every cabin as well as overhead puck lighting in the salon and galley for entertaining in the evening.

  • 20amp battery charger
  • (2) Group 27 batteries
  • 110v water heater
  • 12v lighting
  • (6) directional reading lights
  • (7) overhead puck lights


ALIBI features a Raymarine electronics system with a Raymarine C70 chart plotter at the helm as well as ST60 tri-data and wind instruments.  Down below at the nav station, there is a Standard Horizon Eclipse+ VHF as well as control units for the JVC stereo, the CruiseAir system, and the electrical panel.

  • Raymarine C70 plotter @ helm
  • Raymarine ST60 tri-data @ helm
  • Raymarine ST60 wind instrument @ helm
  • Plastimo 4'' compass @ helm
  • Standard Horizon Eclipse+ VHF @ nav
  • JVC stereo w/ 2 speakers in cockpit, 2 speakers in salon



  • Dark green Dodger and bimini
  • Magma grill
  • Full custom-fit winter cover


I know that when I travel with clients FAR out of town for yachts, I don't like surprises when I get there. It's embarrassing for me and can make for an expensive trip. With that in mind, I'd like to share my rating of various systems on the boat so you'll be as informed as possible before you come for a visit. My rating system is on a 1-10 scale with 10 being 'excellent' (in MY opinion). Please view this list as a GUIDE only. Everyone's idea of good and bad can vary quite a bit. My goal in doing this is to help you reach a comfort level with the boat before you invest time and energy to come and see it. I'll summarize by saying that this IS an incredibly well preserved six year old yacht worthy of your serious consideration.


I seriously spent quite a while looking for blemishes. The bilges are clean. The teak and upholstery are imaculate and show no wear and tear of any kind.  The cockpit is great for entertaining with the added rail seating.  The cockpit layout makes for easy single-handing.  All ship's systems appear to be in excellent working order and appear like new. 


The rig & sails are all in great shape. Running rigging is fine.  The hull and decks show well.  All green sunbrella canvas is in good shape.  I put a Tramex moisture meter on the decks and found no recordable moisture or soft spots.  The bottom and keel were stripped and repainted with top of the line bottom paint in 2013.



Everything the boat has seems to be in perfect working order.  Ready to go with great electronics at the helm including a Raymarine C70 plotter and autohelm autopilot.  


This yacht has only seen light use with mostly day sailing so the interior shows very well.  There is a bit of corrosion on the stove burners and a slight amount of oxidation on some of the light fixutures, but all are in great working shape and still look good.


Regular oil changes and a spotless engine room. Hoses look good. No corrosion on engine or mounts.


FLAWLESS! Sunbrella canvas all in perfect shape.