Beneteau is introducing a new sailboat model, the Oceanis 46.1, at the Sydney, Australia boat show in early August. The builder says this new boat is a progression of the Oceanis 45, and will have large-yacht features and luxurious amenities for her size.
|Length Overall||47' 11" / 14.6 m|
Beneteau says the Oceanis 46.1 is based on a design by Finot-Conq that uses a stepped hull based on that of the Oceanis 51.1, a boat known for her performance, comfort, features and elegance since her launch in 2017. The Oceanis 46.1 will benefit from this design, according to the builder, because the hull shape enables her to perform well under sail while still creating interior space. Beneteau says the Oceanis 46.1 incorporates the features of the larger Oceanis 48. The Oceanis 46.1 was styled by Nauta Design.
On deck, the cockpit is huge and ready to welcome the crew aboard with a large table that is designed for eight as well as stowing the life raft. Beneteau says guests need not be inconvenienced by sailing maneuvers, as the winches are situated close to the helm. Another advantage of placing them there is that it makes single-handed or short-handing sailing easier.
Near the companionway, reclining sunlounges serve as relaxation spots, and they also can be moved to the foredeck. The swim platform is one step from the cockpit, where a plancha grill is built in, to be used from the platform or the cockpit.
The Oceanis 46.1 is designed to be comfortable and safe for her crew as well as simple to sail. The split rigging with internal diagonal lower shrouds and upper shrouds on the hullside, allows the headsail to be strapped in on the wind, as well as creating better access forward.
An in-mast furling system and self-tailing jib come standard, and all halyards and sheets lead aft to winches on either side of the helm station. A twin rudder system and other options and rigging plans let each yacht be customized.
One version of the Oceanis 46.1 calls to mind Beneteau’s racing line of boats, and the First Line model is aimed at sailors who like fast cruising, thanks to a taller mast, increased sail area, a bowsprit for a spinnaker, and a deep keel with lead bulb.
Inside the boat, the space is brightened by hullside windows and large skylights. Interior Joinery can be finished in satin light oak or mahogany. The owner stateroom is forward, and features a separate head and shower.
The three-cabin version sets two uniform guest staterooms abaft the companionway and these benefit from hullside windows. One version of this layout makes all staterooms en suite, while another has the guests sharing a head.
Two galley designs as well as four- and five-stateroom layouts are also available, and divide the forward master into two staterooms. These options give the Oceanis 46.1 a wide range of choices for owners and charter companies.
Beneteau is using its companywide experience to deliver technically tuned-in boats throughout its product line. The Oceanis 46.1 is another example of this philosophy, with performance, comfort, and style in a platform that can adapt to a wide range of sailors.
Specifications – Beneteau Oceanis 46.1
- • Length overall: 47’11’’ (14.60 m)
- • Hull length: 44’9’’ (13.65 m)
- • L.W.L: 43’5’’ (13,24 m)
- • Hull beam: 14’9’’ (4.50 m)
- • Deep Draft (cast iron): 7’9’’ (2.35 m)
- • Deep Ballast Weight: 6 028 lb. (2,735 kg)
- • Shallow Draft (cast iron): 5’9’’ (1.75 m)
- • Shallow Ballast Weight: 6,746 lb. (3,061 kg)
- • Performance Draft (cast iron/lead): 8’8” (2.65 m)
- • Performance Ballast Weight: 5,678 lb. (2,576 kg)
- • Air Draft Mast 2 cross tree levels: 66’8’’ (20.31 m)
- • Air Draft Performance Mast 3 cross tree levels: 69’11’’ (21.31 m)
- • Light displacement (EC): 23,356 lb. (23,356 lb.)
- • Fuel capacity (standard): 53 gal. (200 liters)
- • Freshwater capacity (standard): 98 gal. (370 liters)
- • Engine power (standard): 57 hp (57 hp)
- • Furling mainsail: 479 sq. ft. (44.50 m2)
- • Selftacking jib: 441 sq. ft. (44.1 m2)
- • Classical mainsail (optional): 581 sq. ft. (54 m2)
- • Genoa - 105% (optional): 624 sq. ft. (58 m2)
- • Code 0: 1,098 sq. ft. (102 m2)
- • Asymmetric spinnaker: 1,636 sq. ft. (152 m2)