s/v Grace

Grace is my 2001 Beneteau 311 sailboat home ported in Seattle, WA.  I have always wanted to own a Beneteau after years of seeing their beautiful interiors, sleek lines, and fantastic sailing capabilities.  That dream came true the summer of 2015.

My last sailboat Jammy, who was part of the family for 11+ years, had more networking and electronics than any sailboat should, and with Grace, things will be a bit different.  She only had basic instruments to begin with, and I’ve added a few new things for safety and ease of use.  I will be developing a more detailed network throughout the entire boat, but it won’t be as crazy as Jammy was.  More information on that project will be posted here and in the blog as I work on it.

Completed Projects

Future Projects

  • Engine monitoring via N2K (Actisense EMU-1?)
  • Manual windlass
  • Storage / fridge soft closers
  • Folding cockpit wheel
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Radar (Raymarine Quantum)


  • 2000 Beneteau 311
  • LOA 32’3″
  • LWL 28’10”
  • Beam 10’7″
  • Mast length (over water) 46’7″
  • Draft (standard) 4’9″
  • Sail Area 538 sq. ft.
  • Ballast (standard) 2,425 lbs.
  • Displacement 8,047 lbs. (approx.)
  • Engine 18 hp
  • Fuel Capacity 17 gal.
  • Water Capacity 48 gal.
  • Hull / Designer Finot / Conq


Grace’s network is a work in progress, and probably always will be. Her current setup is below.

Updated June 2017

Grace's electronics as of June 2017

Grace’s electronics as of June 2017