A notable premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival was that of the Oceanis 46.1, the second in the line of new generation yachts from the Oceanis line. The yacht enjoyed huge popularity at the show with first Asia slot arriving in Hong Kong early 2019, so be sure to book your visit with us when she arrives
The Oceanis 46.1 is based on a drawing by Finot-Conq, employing the much-applauded stepped hull of her bigger sister, the 51.1. This is a major development of the line, with a shape widening to the bow, freeing up unbelievable interior space without altering the performance under sail. The incredible amount of space on deck and inside, as well as the particularly clever choice of fittings, all in an elegant style by Nauta Design, sets the Oceanis 46.1 apart from its peers.
Spacious and efficient deck plan
On deck, the architectural design creates a cockpit that is a great deal larger than other yachts on the market and the spaces are skilfully distributed.
The large cockpit table is designed for up to eight people and also cleverly houses the life raft. Manoeuvres have been made much easier by grouping the winches at the helm, creating a large space to unwind on either side of the companionway – equipped with two elegant reclining sun loungers together with drinks holders. When it is time for a nap, these can easily be lifted and taken to the yacht’s bow to relax there instead.
The aft space on the Oceanis 46.1 hits the same note of comfort and well-being. A single step separates the cockpit from the huge swim platform, affording easy access to all the pleasures of the sea, much to everyone’s delight. Buyers will also love the plancha grill, built into the aft of the helm station, allowing cooking from the platform or the cockpit.
The impressive additional space, added to increase comfort, can be seen in all aspects of the interior fittings. Large hull portholes bring lots of natural light right into the heart of the boat, creating depth and elegance in the interior and providing a breathtaking view of the horizon. The interior cabinet work can be customised with a choice between brushed light oak or mahogany, and this can be extended to many other options.
The comfortable owner space features a separate shower and head and is equivalent to that of a much bigger 50ft yacht (160 x 205 cm double bed accessible from either side). In the three cabin version, the guest rooms aft of the companionway are the same size and very bright thanks to a large hull porthole and two deck hatches. The generous ceiling height of these cabins allow a layout with bed heads facing in the same direction as the boat.
With a five-cabin offer, two galley layouts (L –shaped or lengthwise) and a wide choice of options, the Oceanis 46.1 has everything chartering companies could hope for and is set to become a standard in marinas worldwide.
Agile and easy to sail
Designed to be accessible and easy to use, in addition to the joys of life on board, the Oceanis 46.1 also provides increased safety for all crew types. With internal diagonal shrouds and verticals on the hull side, the split rigging frees a considerable amount of space for movement on deck.
Equipped as standard with an in mast furling system and a self-tailing jib, all the halyards and sheets lead back to two winches on either side of the helm station. As for the choice of a twin rudder system with a fibre steering, this gives greater control under sail. In addition to these main features, the different rigging plans and wide range of options mean that each sailing yacht can be customised to match its owner’s taste.
If you like the sound of this beautiful model then please contact us at [email protected] or via your Simpson Marine broker to enquire about the yacht for your future cruising plans in Asia.