Beneteau Oceanis 41, 45 and 48 – The Oceanis spirit becomes ever greater

In 2010 BENETEAU celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Oceanis, with 42 models and more than 20,000 boats sold, a range which has based its success above all on the pleasure of comfortable cruising by inventing a new art of living at sea!

In 2011 BENETEAU is breathing new life into the range, whilst respecting the original Oceanis spirit, with three new, completely re-examined boats that are more spacious, safer, faster, more comfortable etc. The Oceanis 41, 45 and 48, which come on the scene to replace the Oceanis 40, 43 and 46, are boats that will very quickly become the benchmark for sailing with a standard of comfort up to now reserved for super yachts.

Developments around the Oceanis basics
These three new boats, with a sturdy character, gather around the same concept: to combine enjoyment of sailing and 2011style on-board comfort. These are major developments, which bring new dimensions to the Oceanis spirit without going against it.

Flexibility and flow as principles of life on board
To remain true to the range whilst offering contemporary, elegant boats using mineral architecture and clean, stretched lines. To retain their generous proportions and protective nature, the cockpit remains closed in by the transom seat, which opens electrically to convert to a bathing platform. In this way it gives direct access to the sea, without encroaching on useful cockpit space and the helm position, whilst retaining maximum interior space.

The saloon, accessible via a much more comfortable 45° companionway, comes across as somewhere for living and socialising being a convertible area with fitted galley, sliding chart table etc. The spaces are adjustable in the manner of Japanese architecture, according to the time of day, so that everyone can enjoy being on board without being put out. Different versions are offered according to the sailing profile of the boat: long cruises, or big family holidays; the number of cabins varies and the accommodation adapts!

The private areas are arranged around thePriority to Sociability – Space and Light
If the cockpit remains conducive to sociability with its large table capable of taking a refrigerator, its side bench seats and multiple stowage space, the saloon for its part obviously strikes a perfect balance between width and depth. This impression is reinforced by the great luminosity flooding the saloon through the windows located all along the length of the coachroof; and on the hull sides the largest possible ports give a sea view!

The private areas are arranged around the saloon/galley living area; the cabins are equipped with very practical, designer heads,
including a separate shower. No detail has been left to chance in improving the boat’s comfort: the warmth of the wood, the choice of light bulkhead linings, large window and ports, top-of-the-range equipment and clever stowage all bring a feeling of luxury and
exquisite pleasure.

Designed for real living aboard, these Oceanis are provided with a galley fitted with a refrigerator, hob and plenty of stowage space.
If the space gain is the fruit of lengthy work and development in terms of design and layout, it is also linked to the continuous chine from the stern of the boat right up to the stem. This technical choice allowed the whole deck to be widened and therefore the cockpit and the saloon, and also increased the volume of the forecabin as well as all the high units.

Performance under way – Technical choices and simple sail plan
As well as the interior volume that it brings, the chine maximises the boat’s stability notably by reducing the heel thanks to the great hull stiffness, which leads to better sailing performance with greater comfort.

Another major choice is bringing the mast back to 47% from the stem (as against 42% for most sailing yachts). This technical choice leads to balancing the boat better and easier handling.

The small overlap genoa allows quicker, easier tacking without spoiling the performance.
So that bringing back the mast does not affect the size of the saloon or cockpit, the clever idea has been used to systemise the mainsail arch on which the mainsail tackle is fixed. So without giving up the rapid deployment of the bimini and sprayhood, fixing the tackle to the arch allows the boom to be controlled without pulling down the leech in light weather.

It should be noted that the arch frees up space lengthwise for the saloon companionway, which has altered from 60° to 45°, a real contribution to comfort when one considers the number of return trips that have to be made between the saloon and cockpit during a day’s sailing or even when berthed or at anchor. All three are eligible for the Dock&Go technology, so the Oceanis can be manoeuvred on a pocket handkerchief, by fingertip from the helm position by means of the Joystick, even in a strong cross wind.

If there was a motto for the Oceanis 41, it could be: Even more good living to share! In increasing the range, the bar has been placed very high!
If there was a motto for the Oceanis 41, it could be: Even more good living to share! It has a more spacious saloon; bigger berth; cosy owner’s cabin; optimised stowage; private, comfortable head compartment. As an option it is possible to install a generator to have 220 volts available in all circumstances.

On board the Oceanis 45 balance reigns; everything has its own place; nothing seems to get in the way; a serene harmony that leads to perfection. Designed to be adapted for different sailing profiles, from a week’s coastal sailing as a family to a long trip of several months, the Oceanis 45 comes in four versions with adapted layouts: number of cabins and heads, modular saloon, galley equipment, stowage capacity etc…

Volume and space characterise the Oceanis 48. The saloon welcomes you to calm and plays the great comfort card, luxury without being ostentatious. The galley has all the equipment that one finds at home; the owner’s cabin offers an atypical layout for more space and convenience; as does the head compartment with basin and separate shower and WC. The five cabin version it will take up to 12 persons in optimum conditions, when cruising becomes a really great sociable time!

With the key words of seduction, comfort, performance and ease, Bénéteau is launching these three new, fast Oceanis boats, which are well-designed and offer out of the ordinary equipment solutions!
The follow-up is yet to come…

OCEANIS 41 SPECIFICATIONS

PROVISIONAL GENERAL EQUIPMENT:
Naval Architect: Finot – Conq & Associés
Interior Design : Nauta Design
• L.O.A 12.43 m
• Hull lenght 11,98 m
• Beam 4,20 m
• Standard Deep draught keel – Cast iron 2,05 m
• Air draught (max) 18,85 m
• Light displacement 8 450 kg
• Fuel capacity (max) 200 L
• Freshwater capacity (max) 570 L
• Engine power 40 HP
POD 60
• Mainsail 41,70 m²
• Genoa (104 %) 42,10 m²
• Asymmetric spinnaker 130,00 m²
• EC Certificate requested: A8 – B9 – C10

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE AT 01/07/2011: 137 100€ EX-VAT*
* Boat EC certification in process. This boat shall not be sold or used before ending its EC certification process

OCEANIS 45 SPECIFICATIONS

PROVISIONAL GENERAL EQUIPMENT:
Naval Architect: Finot – Conq & Associés
Interior Design : Nauta Design
• LOA 13,85 m
• Hull Lenght 13,50 m
• Beam 4,49m
• Standard Deep draught keel – Cast iron 2,15 m
• Air draught (max) 20,25 m
• Light displacement 9 550 kg
• Fuel capacity (max) 200 L
• Freshwater capacity (max) 570 L
• Engine power 54 HP
POD 90
• Mainsail 50 m²
• Genoa (104 %) 50 m²
• Asymmetric spinnaker 156,00 m²
• EC Certificate requested : A10 – B11 – C12

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE AT 01/07/2011: 166 700 € EX-VAT *
* Boat EC certification in process. This boat shall not be sold or used before ending its EC certification process

OCEANIS 48 SPECIFICATIONS

PROVISIONAL GENERAL EQUIPMENT:
Naval Architect : Berret-Racoupeau Yacht Design
Interior Design : Nauta Design
• LOA 14,60 m
• Hull length 14,30 m
• Beam 4,74 m
• Standard Deep draught keel – Cast iron 2,15 m
• Air draught (max) 21,30 m
• Light displacement 13 300 Kg
• Fuel capacity (max) 400 L
• Freshwater capacity (max) 690 L
• Engine power 75 HP
POD 120
• Mainsail 56 m²
• Genoas (104 %) 56 m²
• Asymmetric spinnaker 130,00 m²
• EC Certificate requested : A12 – B14 – C14

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICE AT 01/07/2011: 207 600 € ex-VAT*
* Boat EC certification in process. This boat shall not be sold or used before ending its EC certification process.

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