sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Yacht Feature: The Beneteau Sense 55
Yacht Feature: The Beneteau Sense 55

'Beneteau Sense 55 at anchor'    .

Newly introduced yachts are getting larger and larger. Once a yacht over 50ft was considered bigger than the average. Now, it's just the norm among newly introduced models. The latest to join the 'bigger is better' club is Beneteau, with another of its 'Sense' Range, the Sense 55, in production for little more than a year.

Sense 55 beam view -  .. .   Click Here to view large photo

The boat takes on all the attributes of the rest of the Sense range, including the easy relationship between the saloon and the cockpit, access to the sea, and exceptional accommodation in all living areas.

When introducing the new yacht, Thomas Gaillard,Oceanis & Sense Product Manager said, 'The words that come to mind when I talk about the Oceanis 55 are sophistication and suitability! We strived to make a cruising yacht with clean modern lines, using contemporary design codes, favouring an extremely comfortable interior where there is an ambient feeling of great pleasure, quiet, peacefulness, coolness and space!

'The interior is meant to be bright thanks to the many openings, and the generous volumes of each space. As for the exterior, it is modern and ahead of its time! At sea, this 55 foot sailing yacht instantly stands out because of its
handsome appearance and taut lines. With this new model, we built a yacht with an avant-garde design, and a strong and immediately identifiable character.

'At the same time it was endowed with exceptional seafaring qualities, worthy of the BENETEAU brand'.

Description:
The Oceanis 55 is hedonism personified, ideal for leisure sailing in enclosed waters. It is an easy yacht to sail: central mast, jib with little overlap, mainsail sheet on arch: solutions which improve balance and performance. Its seakeeping is good in all weather. It keeps a moderate heel angle thanks to the chine, all the manoeuvring has been brought to the rear and is situated around the helmsman, and the instrument panel is fitted into the helm station.

Sense 55 aft view -  .. .   Click Here to view large photo

The genoa winches centred in the cockpit provide both safety at sea and ease of use, perfectly in line with the
requirements of a short-handed cruising crew or a solo sailor.

The exterior was designed always keeping comfort in mind, living up to the expectations of a demanding leisure-seeking owner. On either side of the companionway are two large sun-bathing platforms, which are also excellent watch stations. The cockpit seats have 'méridienne' seating, making it easier to stay in line with the yacht's heel angle, and to enjoy greater comfort at anchor or sailing.

At anchor, it is easy to go for a swim, thanks to the electric bathing platform system which lowers to provide a terrace at sea level.

Interior:
Inside, is an extremely comfortable 45° companionway, framed by handrails, making access to the saloon safe and easy under sail. Below, there is a fully fitted L-shaped galley portside, opening onto the saloon space, left clear for social interchange when cooking in the galley.

Beneteau Sense 55 saloon -  .. .  

Facing is the saloon, which is cool and bright, with: 4 hull portholes, 2 new deck windows surrounding the roof, and two hatches with blackout blinds, providing light and ventilation. Lots of scope for a window cleaner. The windows do, however, make the most of the light coming in from the side. Blacking out the roof hatches maintains a cool atmosphere on board, a welcome getaway from the long exposure to the sun when sailing or at anchor.

Made to measure: The saloon can be set up in 'lounge' mode for when you are relaxing or at anchor, when it is really hot outside, so you can lie down fully and read quietly inside, around the table, or on the large sofa facing it.

And when you are enjoying brunches or dinners with the family, you can convert it into a large dining area, and sit
around the table together.

To the fore, materials and trims pleasantly enhance the owner cabin. The décor has been chosen carefully, with anthracite grey panelling at the head of the bed. The light is perfect thanks to the panoramic window which offers a stunning view to the bow. The shower room is not pokey, but very open and bright.

Beneteau Sense 55 - view from the main cabin -  .. .  

There are options in the aft cabins - either two other aft cabins with a shower room, or three aft cabins, including one with a bunk bed. In the Family version, you will be able to choose either four or five cabins, and an independent shower room for each cabin, so that each member of the family can enjoy a certain amount of privacy on board.

Beneteau Sense 55 interior corridor -  .. .  

Technical specifications:
Naval Architect Berret Racoupeau Yacht
Interior designer Nauta Design
Length overall 55’ 0’’
Hull length 52’6’’
Waterline length 49’9’’
Hull beam 16’3’’
Air draught 78’ 7’’
Short draught (option) 5’ 11’’
Long draught (Standard) 7’ 3’’
Long ballast weight 9.65 lbs
Short ballast weight 10.91 lbs
Water capacity (max) 172 US Gal
Engine power SD 75 cv

Beneteau Sense plan -  .. .  


by Sail-World Cruising

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=102679

3:02 PM Sat 6 Oct 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Yacht feature

Related News Stories:

17 Dec 2012  First Australian Helia 44 to arrive in March
08 Dec 2012  Yacht Feature: Fountaine Pajot's Victoria 67
08 Dec 2012  Yacht Feature: Fountaine Pajot's Victoria 67
04 Dec 2012  Allures 39.9: A true ocean-cruising sailing yacht, now in production
16 Nov 2012  Yacht Feature: Hanse 345
04 Nov 2012  Yacht of the Week: the Oyster 100
26 Oct 2012  Yacht of the Week: The Xc 42 from X-yachts
17 Oct 2012  Yacht Feature: The Dufour 36 Performance
04 Oct 2012  New performance cruising catamaran bows to the market
02 Oct 2012  Yacht Feature: The new Hélia 44 for 2013
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





























Soling North American Championship concludes on Lake Erie by Canadian International Soling Association,






































Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5
WMRT Chicago Match Cup 2014 – GAC Pindar through to the semi-finals
Bart’s Bash 2014 at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in Victoria Harbour
Bart's Bash: First event in at Wakatere in New Zealand
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander 2014 - AUS Laser and 470 Medals + video
2014 Patriot Regatta - U.S. Coast Guard team wins
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 9 highlights
2014 Etchells North American Championship – Day 2
Chicago Match Cup - Top four tour teams tackle tomorrow in semi-finals
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 49er and Nacra 17 world titles claimed
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Caleb Paine through to Finn medal race + video
ISAF Worlds - 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 Rio 2016 spots taken
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Women's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Scott all set to lift Finn world title
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Men's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Aussies and Austrians claim 470 gold
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 470 awards images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 medal race images by Jesus Renedo
Annapolis-to-Newport Race - 'What to Expect' Seminar to take place
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - No racing on penultimate day   
Belcher takes record fifth 470 World Championship   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 8 video highlights   
2014 Great Lakes Team Racing Championship about to set off   
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Day 1   
2014 U.S. Multihull Championship - Day 1   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Repechage top four determined in final flight   
J/24 World Championship - 35th anniversary preview   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight   
Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander - Double French RS:X gold   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sailing Energy   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Finn leaders emerge from shifty Santander breeze   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded   
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT