New Beneteau sailboat models to debut this fall

Beneteau representatives announced Wednesday that in addition to the Oceanis Yacht 62, the company will introduce two more new sailboat models, the Oceanis 35.1 and Oceanis 38.1, at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis on Oct. 6-10, 2016.

The Oceanis 35 and 38 models of the past, known for their customizable layout, have evolved into two new models for 2017 with redesigned interiors and exteriors, offering a choice of ten versions in all.

“Beneteau has proven once again that we listen to our customers and dealers to make exceptional boats even better,” said Chris Doscher, sales director for the sailboats division. “Our open lines of communication and innovative building techniques have enabled us to do what many thought impossible, to build an even better Oceanis 35 and 38.”

The chined hull by Finot-Conq Architects, an uncommon feature in boats of this size, is built to provide comfort and balance under sail. The two hulls are designed to deliver excellent performance and stability underway with twin rudders, masts positioned further aft and optimized sail plans.

The two new cruisers offer a choice between a standard mast or carbon mast and with or without a furling drum. Experienced racers, cruisers and charter companies will benefit from these personalized rigging options.

A new L-shaped galley located on the port side of the 45-degree companionway provides a facing seat salon arrangement, which creates seating for eight around the table. A long galley layout is still available. The chart table has been made more practical and suited to the needs of today’s sailors and even folds away creating additional space in the salon. The owner’s cabin is now accessed by double doors offering privacy when needed while maintaining the sense of openness characteristic of their predecessors.
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