Beneteau is proud to have built a foundation of trust over its 130 years at sea. You’re getting a boat designed and manufactured by one of the longest standing, passionate, and successful boatyards in the world.
At a time when many manufacturers are just “hanging on,” Beneteau’s designers and engineers have been innovating and improving the breed. The result is a fleet of practical, elegant and, above all, seaworthy boats that will provide years of enjoyment.
Beneteau’s commitment to the most advanced technologies and manufacturing methods, as well as its own rigorous standards allows the state-of the- art facilities in the USA, Europe and South America to produce yachts second to none in quality and durability. At the helm of a Beneteau, you’ll spend more time on the water and less time in the yard for repairs.
When you invest in a Beneteau, you’re not only buying years of enjoyment on the water for you and your family; you’re buying the peace of mind that comes with knowing you are investing in a vessel which has proven to retain its value over time.
Beneteau currently offers two types of monohull; Sense and Oceanis.
The Sense concept blends the comfort of a multihull with the aesthetic of a monohull, with all of the cabins situated forward – in fact, they are more akin to little apartments with incomparable headroom and full size berths, each paired with its own en-suite head. This layout offers the most privacy between sleeping quarters and the cockpit.
With fewer but better appointed cabins, the Sense becomes ideal for families longing for offshore cruising. For many Sense owners, the office or bunk beds configuration are popular options.
The salon of the Sense is unlike any other sailboat, with an open floorplan that has now become a new standard for kitchens at home. In the Sense 50 for example, the galley runs alongside the entire starboard side of the salon, offering 13ft of continuous working space, plus an island which offers yet more counter space for food prep and entertaining. The full size galley of the Sense is in many ways ideal for liveaboard cruisers since it is fully open to the salon, thus creating the most favorable space for gatherings – from sharing meals to studying, relaxing and watching TV.
Sense promotes life on one level, with a low angle companionway (45 degrees – with only 3 steps down; compared to 4-5 steps in traditional sailboats) for better comfort and safety.
The wide beam of the boat maximizes enjoyment in the salon, which is outfitted with plenty of windows – even opening glass panels on either side of companionway! – giving you a near-360 view to the water.
Another direct byproduct of the Sense layout is a brighter and better ventilated boat.
All of the cabins have been intentionally moved forward on the boat to separate the machinery and systems from the living areas; these compartments are located directly under the cockpit floor, greatly facilitating access for service and maintenance operations.
The open and comfortable cockpit is now ideally suited for entertaining with virtually no disruption to the sleeping quarters 20 to 30-feet away.
Your family will enjoy the quietest sailboat at all times of day and night – whether at the dock, at anchor or while in navigation.
The wide beam of the Sense line provides an incomparable feeling of openness in the cockpit, while the asymmetrical seating provides easy flow around the table.
Thanks to the retractable seating, the one-level cockpit expands aft into a teak beach – a large swim platform that is very close to the water. The stern of the boat can be fully closed with a bin board.
Every model of the Sense line features twin steering wheels and twin rudders. The navigation is made comfortable thanks to long aft seats coupled with generous backrests; the helm station is endowed with outstanding ergonomics, providing a good read of navigation screens while seated.
The archway (also a feature seen in Beneteau’s Oceanis line) does a great job at keeping the clutter away from the cockpit, improving movement about the cockpit and greatly facilitating solo sail handling.
Finally, a traditional mainsail with full battens and a non-overlapping headsail that is easily tacked and jibed provide stellar sailing performance.
That choice is Beneteau. It’s why there are more Beneteau sailboats like the Oceanis plying the waters of the world today than any other brand of sailing yacht. Serious sailors of all nationalities value Beneteau’s use of lightweight, high strength, high-tech materials to build a yacht of unsurpassed seaworthiness. Whether they come for one of our state-of-the-art facilities in South Carolina or France, each new Oceanis is carefully crafted to be worthy of the Beneteau name. Make the world choice your choice.