There are so many options out there. I was wondering what options or upgrades you added to your Beneteau that you are happy with and if there are any that you thought were a good idea at the time but could really live without.
I got my 393 from St. Barts in Charleston in 2004. I got it strictly for cruising and we live on the boat from late November to June in the Bahamas.
First I had to get a new 2 roller stemhead fitting as the boat only came with one anchor roller.
Split the anchor locker so that the 2 rodes are separated.
12v outlet in anchor locker (for my low draw anchor light)
Stainless arch for radar, KISS wind generator and dinghy AB with 15hp Yamaha
Upgraded to Yanmar 56 hp engine
Upgraded primary winches 54cst
Instrument pod on coachroof
Macerator pumps both heads
Deck wash pump
Three burner stove (St. Barts swapped out the 2 burner )
HO alternator, extra battery, 2000w inverter, Link monitoring system
Those are the main options. Last year I added a full enclosure to the dodger and bimini and am very happy with that.
The arch is a really great option and Beneteau's price is better than any after market supplier.
The only option that I got that I don't use at all is the screens for the ports.
My wish-list is a bit longer but it's all about the money :-(
- AIS Transmiter and reciver
- AC and Heater
- Bow thruster
- TV + Tracvision Sat receiver
- A few extra accumulators and a strong inverter
- Teak deck
- Possibility to transform the couch in the salon in an extra bed
- A full enclosure to the dodger and bimini
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