Beneteau is known for always championing innovative boats, with something for everybody in their range, and the new Oceanis 30.1 is perfectly in line with this goal. The smallest yacht in Beneteau’s cruising range, the 30.1 boasts incredible living space for her size and focuses on simplicity, all in a stylish and beautiful package. She has just been unveiled in all her splendour at the Boot Düsseldorf 2019 show.
Although it is rare to start with size when presenting boats, the new Oceanis 30.1 is an exception. Her design is based on the balance between reducing the boat’s size and increasing the deck and interior space by precious centimetres, which really make the difference in terms of living space and comfort.
The Oceanis 30.1 has a hull designed by Finot-Conq and meets the performance and easy sailing challenge of the new generation of Oceanis boats. She boasts a slender stem widening in a hard chine above the waterline, optimised weight, stiff canvas, and a square-top mainsail as standard, giving her everything she needs to perform well in all points of sailing.
With a hard-chine hull and well-proportioned sides and coachroof, the Oceanis 30.1 honestly looks like a small yacht. The aft beam has space for two steering wheels, which frees up the cockpit. In the configuration with a tiller lifting on anchoring, there is even more space available. Apart from being visually attractive, the unstayed mast with swept back spreaders gets rid of the back stay and frees up aft movement. On either side of the large fold-away cockpit table are two large benches, which easily seat up to six guests. Aft, a step affords access to the sea and can be supplemented by a small lifting platform.