see her at the Annapolis Sailboat Show this week


Beneteau first brought to market the Oceanis series in the 1980’s. In 2012 Beneteau will introduce two more model sailboats, the Oceanis 45 and
41, which will be built in the USA.

The Oceanis 41 and 45 offer more space and comfort while preserving the great sailing experience of the range. Designed by naval architects Finot-Conq and Associates the boats have a low profile cabin with long deckhouse windows. Elements that characterize the Oceanis range such as a large cockpit securely enclosed by an athwartship helmsman’s bench, pure and stretched lines and good performance still exist. Major highlights of these new Oceanis include a large interior plus an ingenious full width, electrically operated transom enclosure that provides easy access to the sea. This new feature, which is normally only seen on Super Yachts, incorporates the aft bathing platform opening by a remote controler.

Highlights of these sailboats are:
· easier to enter companionway, with a gentle 45° incline instead of the usual steep 60°.
· The windows enable you to take advantage of bright natural lighting.
· To increase the size of the interior without sacrificing the size of the cockpit, Beneteau has used an open transom feature. The new Oceanis keeps the protective feature of a closed cockpit while sailing, with its large helmsman’s seat; and yet opens widely to the sea at anchor.
· The chine over the full length of the hull brings 2 major benefits in terms of comfort: A wider berth width in the forward cabin and also a more generous deck.
· The chine not only offers more space inside, but it also maximizes stability at high heeling angles, which enables high-performance sailing at a moderate heel.
· The mast was brought back to 47% from the bow.

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