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Oceanis 40.1

As there is no one way to sail, and because everyone cruises at their own pace, this recent addition to the Oceanis line comes in several versions. Sailors keen on performance can choose the First Line version, with  a  longer  mast and a greater draught. The in-mast furling system and self-tacking jib will make shorthanded manoeuvring easier. A standard mast for a semi full battened mainsail is also available.

In terms of accommodations, the Oceanis 40.1 comes in 4 different versions, with a choice of two basic types of woodwork as standard: walnut or floated oak. The many alternatives and options to customize your  boat ensure there is an Oceanis 40.1 for each and every sailor.

Key Features

The flared hull increases the area on the fore deck. This makes for a better flow of movement and makes anchoring or mooring easier. The cockpit is quite large, much bigger than on its predecessor, the Oceanis 41.1, and on competitors’ boats of the same size. It is ingeniously laid out to allow for a clear demarcation between active and relaxation spaces. These are the strengths of this new 40 foot cruiser.

The Oceanis 40.1 comes in 4 different versions with two, three, and four cabins to fit everyone’s idea of life on board. Couples and large families will feel like they are at home! The owner version has a master cabin with an  ensuite shower. The four-cabin version keeps a cabin with a double bed, and an additional cabin with bunk beds. With a walnut or oak base, the styling of the interior by Italian designers Nauta, in Milan, excels in its remarkable brightness and clever arrangement of living spaces.

True to form, the focus of the new Ocean is range is comfort and easy manoeuvring.  Following the new generation of Ocean is 51.1, 46.1 and 30.1 cruisers, the 40.1 drives the concept home and clearly demonstrates BENETEAU’s resolve to be the leader and the gold standard of the cruising yacht market. Through constantly searching to simplify manoeuvres and make movement on deck easier, BENETEAU has reached a new milestone and achieved a much higher trim level. The new Oceanis wave has begun!


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Oceanis 40.1
13m / 42.3ft
Draft (m/ft)
2.2m / 7.1ft
Max Beam (m/ft)
4.2m / 13.9ft
Displacement (tons)
8 tons
Fuel tank (l)
195 l
Fresh Water Tank (l)
235 l
Main Sail (sqm/sqft)
LWL (m/ft)
11.7 / 38.5
Genoa (sqm/sqft)
Marc LOMBARD & Nauta Design


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