Good news for the sailing community in North Asia! The new generation of the Beneteau Oceanis line, the Oceanis 51.1, is on its way to Hong Kong and due to arrive in early February.
Having debuted in Asia at the Singapore Yacht Show 2018, and recently displayed at the Thailand Yacht Show 2019 in Phuket, the Oceanis 51.1 is a beautifully balanced sailing yacht with a new hull shape and stepped chin for better space/performance optimisation, resulting in great interior spaciousness and the biggest in class master cabin with an island bed. When underway the boat sail sails well in light winds and with little effort, due to her capable design.
The Oceanis 51.1 is all about attention to detail, with clever surprises all around: hinge-up foot braces at the helms work well when heeling but don’t create toe-stubbers when not in use; lifelines have been raised a few inches as they should be on a distance cruiser; and the large aft lazarette has plenty of room for fenders, lines and a Fischer Panda genset that has good access all around. The cockpit table is massive with excellent handholds, life raft stowage at the aft end and a refrigerator at the other. In between is a wooden tray insert that can be loaded up with drinks and snacks in the galley and brought to the cockpit, where it will stay in place even when underway. Another clever option is a grill that swings out from the aft bench so the chef can stand on the electric swim platform to cook. Beneteau has also brought over the optional hideaway dinghy davits from its powerboat line. They retract completely out of the way when not in use so as not to impinge on the boat’s sleek profile.
All these features make this a hugely appealing design. If you would like to enquire about the Oceanis 51.1 yacht and make her your own, please contact your local broker or email us at [email protected]