Beneteau Ocea­nis 51.1

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Mod­ern off­shore rac­ing de­sign – in par­tic­u­lar the new Fi­garo 3 (the first of which launched this sum­mer) – has in­flu­enced the shape of the new Beneteau Ocea­nis 51.1. Ber­ret Ra­cou­peau’s stepped hull looks par­tic­u­larly in­no­va­tive for a cruis­ing yacht. The flared shape above the wa­ter­line cre­ates ad­di­tional in­te­rior space with­out chang­ing the shape be­low the wa­ter­line. As with the Jean­neau Sun Odyssey 440 and 490 pre­viewed on page 83, it is the for­ward owner’s cabin that makes the most of the ex­tra space for ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Beneteau says this 51.1 is the most cus­tomis­able model on the mar­ket at this size. There are four dif­fer­ent lay­outs to the Nauta-de­signed in­te­rior, five rig plans, three dif­fer­ent keel types, and a choice of 150 dif­fer­ent op­tions. No­tably, there is now a ‘First Line’ per­for­mance up­grade op­tion too, which can in­clude up to 35 per cent ad­di­tional sail area and a taller car­bon mast.

Price ex VAT: €274,500

Shows: Cannes, Southamp­ton, An­napo­lis

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