Beneteau Oceanis 60 – The Spirit of a Maxi Yacht

Beneteau Oceanis 60
17/09/2014, Cannes (FRA,13), Chantier Beneteau, Oceanis 60

This brand new Beneteau yacht aroused interest as soon as she was presented at the recently held Cannes Yachting Festival which abounded with world premieres. Additionally, the French shipyard decided to celebrate their 130th anniversary right at the largest European in-water boat show by launching the new flagship Oceanis 60.

Her brand new layout, design and innovative solutions guarantee sailing with style, comfort and safety on a voyage or at anchor. Her exceptional cockpit occupies almost half of hull length. There is enough space for fitted sunbathing area astern the cockpit. Twin steering wheels and commander’s pedestals continue towards the front, dividing the stern from the spacious and luxurious lounge area and the gangway to the saloon. Words such as style, elegance and comfort find a new meaning with the Beneteau Oceanis 60.

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The tender is meant to be stored in a large garage underneath the cockpit while garage door refers to a nice swimming platform when opened. All navigation commands, winches and jammers are placed nearby the pedestals while the mainsail sheet is attached to the arch above passengers’ heads.

Such layout provides extra comfort for passengers while only one person is needed to handle the sails. Standard sailing layout considers full batten mainsail of 87.7 m² while optional furling mainsail is as big as 79 m²; all accompanied by a 102 % genoa which measures as much as 100.53 m². Asymmetric spinnaker of 255 m², as well as the staysail of 35 m², is available as optional sails set. Beneteau Oceanis 60 is designed by Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design while Nauta Design team is responsible for elegant and spacious interior layout which is available in two versions.

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One version considers large and luxury forwards master bedroom, while the second one is meant with two forward cabins. Both versions are equipped with large saloon which includes the galley and lounge area to port while a spacious dining table and chart table are to starboard. Two double aft cabins both have their own toilets and bathrooms with plenty of storage space. The elegant Oceanis 60 is 18.24 m long overall with the beam amounting to 4.99 m. The draught ranges between 2.2 m and 2.7 m while the standard powering comes from a 140 HP engine.

I wish you a calm sea, a fine wind and a strong mast!

Janko

Janko

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