Renewing a model is always a challenge, particularly when it is one of the best sellers on the market, which the BENETEAU Oceanis 38.1 was in its 9 years on the water. The brief Marc Lombard and Nauta Design were given contained two key features: Greater volume and improved performance! While retaining the ease of use that has been a hallmark of the Oceanis cruisers since they were first launched in 1986.
The Oceanis 37.1 interior is remarkable, something you would not guess from its elegant profile. The generous space in the saloon is nearly as large as a 40-footer!
The hull is flared with a rib that maintains fluid lines below water and achieves greater power and stability. It also improves the hull rigidity, controlling the weight well, and providing greater volume inside the bow.
The BENETEAU Oceanis 37.1 cruiser’s saloon is offset to port and has plenty of room with a sofa for relaxing and a comfortable table for six. It faces the lengthwise galley, where the crew can go about their business without getting in the way. The guests are not disturbed by the passageway to the fore cabin, where you will find a resting space with a breathtaking view of the horizon through the large portholes integrated into the hull side. In the two-bathroom version, the bed is positioned against the starboard hull and is of generous proportions. And what about the stern? It offers top levels of comfort. In the standard version, there is a king-size double bed, and a vast sail locker, aft of the bathroom, which can be accessed from inside or out. And we find good-sized bedding even in the 3-cabin version.
Iroko, a great alternative to teak coming from Africa, is used for the cockpit decking using a new assembly process, called Iro-Deck and perfected by BENETEAU. Each strip of plywood decking is made up of several laminated layers, which guarantee a uniform color, excellent sustainability, and rule out the risk of cracks, which are frequent on solid wood decks. The BENETEAU Oceanis 37.1 meets the challenges of the times extremely well, and this can also be seen in its engine power. For a cruising program on inland waterways, carbon-free sailing is popular, which is why the Oceanis 37.1 is available with an electric motor with a 12 kW pod and 10 kWh batteries. Enough for a cruising range of 2 hours at 5 knots between two charges, all emission-free and in eco-friendly silence.
Deep Draught (Cast Iron)
Deep Ballast Weight
Shallow Draught (Cast Iron)
Shallow Ballast Weight
Fuel Tank (Standard)
34 US Gal
Fresh Water Capacity (Standard)
94 US Gal
Engine Power (Standard)
Furling Mainsail (Option)
Self-tacking Jib (Standard)