Beneteau Oceanis 46.1
Seen for the first time in the UK, the new Oceanis 46.1 is available with three, four or five cabin layouts. The forward area can either be a large owner’s cabin with en suite toilet and shower compartments on either side or can be two double cabins, each with its own en suite heads/shower compartment.
The layout options don’t end there. There are two layout choices for the galley: a long, linear U-shaped galley taking up the port side, or a smaller L-shaped galley aft – with bracing provided by a unit inboard alongside the companionway. With the L-shaped galley the chart table is forward at the bulkhead, while for the linear galley it’s aft facing in the starboard saloon seating – unless one opts for the Pullman cabin as the fifth cabin option then it disappears to make room for the two extra berths. Aft of the saloon area are two double cabins, both with large, rectangular berths.
On deck, the cockpit is a large, social area and has the option of a wet bar and grill in the seats, aft of the helm, to be used from the wide bathing platform. There are plenty of lounging areas including a sunpad either side of the companionway. Those wanting better performance can opt for the ‘First Line’ version with 28% more sail area and a deeper keel.
Interior options abound for the Oceanis 46.1 Upgrade to the ‘First Line’ edition for a bigger rig and deeper keel