February 2012 Issue
New Boat Review: Beneteau Oceanis 41
Beneteaus newest cruiser blends innovative design, stylish form, and impressive performance.
Beneteaus new Oceanis 41 features a unique hull shape and a new cruising perspective, with a design that focuses on style, comfort, and ease of operation. After sailing the boat, Practical Sailor editors walked away impressed with the wide-body sloop. French naval architects Finot-Conq skillfully distributed the boats volume, placed the rig and foils exactly where they belong and revised the deck layout. A chine-like edge affectionately known as the kinkinterrupts the smooth curve of the topsides. Other new features on the Oceanis 41 include a transformable transom-swim platform and convertible cabin furniture.
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