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.
The BENETEAU First 44 is available in two main setups, a standard, and a performance option. A natural link between the First 36 and the First 53, the BENETEAU First 44 delivers a refined approach to performance, elegance, and comfort.
The standard version distinguishes itself with a convivial and comfortable cockpit, wherein wide side-decks converge towards a lovely cockpit table. Four winches, a fixed centerline block for the mainsheet, and a mast that is set further aft all maximize the potential of her modern sail plan, defined by a slender mainsail and generously sized foresails. The performance version offers equipment and systems that are totally geared towards racing, among which should be mentioned the non-skid foam surfaces that replace the teak on the cockpit sole, six well-placed winches, and a conventional mainsail traveller.
Her three cabin, two head layout offers spacious living including seating for six around a transversal table opposite the couch and nav station.
With a hull length of almost 18 meters, the BENETEAU Oceanis Yacht 60 has an elegant and sophisticated silhouette while preserving its elegant design and excellent marine qualities. The new cockpit layout provides a sense of ease and security: access to the foredeck is at the same level via deep side decks. The two helm stations have been optimized so that all maneuvers can be carried out without leaving the helm. On-board systems such as Ship Control and Seanapps provide control of all onboard systems and allow for easy maintenance. The bimini is available in 2 configurations. The rigid version has a central section that slides forward to adjust the amount of cover in the cockpit. The crew will therefore always find the best compromise between protection and ventilation. The generous dinghy garage holds a 2.8 m jet-propelled tender. This tender is operated by an electric winch with a double wire system and guiding rollers to make it effortless to launch and raise.
The galley, positioned in the center of the boat, extends across the entire width: on the port side, storage and refrigeration; on the starboard side, the sink, the oven, and the dishwasher. There is substantial storage space and an innovative worktop layout. The large saloon where six people can seat around the table facing the relaxation area with its soft sofa. The curved chart table allows the navigator to participate in all the discussions on board. Available in a 3-cabin version with 3 heads, the BENETEAU Oceanis Yacht 60 comes with two different finishes: walnut as standard and light oak on option. The luxurious and relaxing owner’s cabin offers privacy and a stunning view of the sea. The bed is only revealed on the starboard side once you have passed the private head, which is equipped with ample storage space.
The BENETEAU First 36 has a mission to bridge the gap between high-tech development in the world of racing and mainstream racer-cruisers. To be specific, even the standard version of First 36 will fully plane in a moderate breeze. However, this by itself was not the main challenge for the design and production teams. For 40 years, the Firsts were successfully hitting the elusive sweet spot between comfort, performance, utility, elegance, high-tech construction, and reasonable price. The First 36 is no different. The First 36 is optimized for short-handed sailing, making her perfect for the ever-more-popular short-handed adventure distance races. Her very high sail area/displacement ratio and balanced nautical design make her a top performer as a club racer, a safe and fun family cruiser, or simply a thrilling daysailer.
The BENETEAU First 27 SE promises a thrilling and pure sailing experience. She sources her performance from a modern hull design and a light but stiff vacuum-infused hull construction. She has a hull with very high initial stability, a deep lead-bulb keel, an easily handled carbon rig, and a large square-top mainsail without a backstay or runners. Smart cockpit ergonomics and a balanced twin-rudder steering system all empower her sailors to handle her with confidence. No matter if you’re sailing solo, double-handed, or fully crewed, the First 27 SE will reward you with an astonishing sailing experience and pure joy under the sail. The First 27 SE is the only Category B trailerable 27ft boat on the market with a fully functional interior.
The BENETEAU First 24 SE is a modern high-tech sport cruiser, capable of delivering thrilling performance in a versatile package that is easy to use and maintain. She is of course trailerable, and her smart mast-raising system allows a single user to launch and go, giving her access to a wide variety of cruising and racing grounds, from international one-design regattas to coastal adventure races. And at the end of the day, she will welcome you with a basic but smart interior, offering all basic cruising amenities for four people. No matter the mode, she is a pure sailing sensation.
The BENETEAU First 18 SE is a modern and fun gateway to keel-boat sailing. A wide, flat, and stable hull, ballasted swinging keel, gennaker snuffer system, furling jib, and minimized deck controls all facilitate an easy-to-handle yet lively sailing experience. Easily dismantled and trailered, she’ll surely fulfill racing ambitions in international one-design classes as well as adventurous sea-camping.
The BENETEAU First 14 SE delivers the excitement, speed, and fun of high-performance racing skiffs in a modern, accessible, safe, and easy-to-handle sport dinghy. The build quality and the high-tech materials allow you to push the boat in stronger winds, additional sail area options will also guarantee thrills in even the lightest of airs. Her removable wheels and overall weight – which allow her to be transported on the roof of a car – make it the ideal answer to an active lifestyle.
The new BENETEAU Oceanis 34.1 sets a new standard of excellence for sailing yachts in the 35-foot range, a stunning combination of style, spirit, and comfort. Select between the standard equipment or an upgraded rigging package for more experienced sailors. Natural light provides a bright and airy interior with a choice between a two or three-cabin layout. A starboard L-shaped galley and large full-beam salon with two sofas and a large table for dining ensure maximum cruising comfort for up to 8 passengers.