Jessica Watson Tests the Oceanis 41.1 for BoatAdvice.com

Beneteau Oceanis 41.1

Great to have Jessica Watson on-board the New Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 recently, see highlights from her full boat test below.

What you get

Beneteau offers four different layout options; option one offers a large master cabin in the bow, a guest cabin at the stern and a large lazarette storage area. The second option is much like the first except that a fair amount of space in the forward cabin is taken up with an ensuite. The third option see’s the lazarette replaced with a third cabin and the fourth again has three cabins with the main cabin again gaining an ensuite. The single bathroom, three-cabin layout on the test boat is likely to be the most popular and also reflects the way the Oceanis 41.1 is mostly likely to be used. There’s enough room for friends or a family to stay overnight and the large lazarette isn’t essential for the bay and twilight sailing that is likely to be its most common use

Beneteau Oceanis 41.1

Overview

While the Oceanis 41.1 offers the convenience of a production boat, like all boats in the Oceanis range, you also have the ability to personalize and make it your own, which is a nice touch.

This is a yacht for those who enjoy easy cruising, not that anything is stopping you from entering your local races, as many of these boats are. It’s a boat that’s designed for ease of use, comfort and style. For the majority of sailors who enjoy harbour cruising, twilight racing or island hopping the Oceanis 41.1 is a great option. If you are into more serious racing it is probably not the right option for you.

It’s a good size for a couple or family but thanks to the large cockpit and open cabin there’s plenty of room (and wine storage) to entertain friends.

You can read the full review on boatadvice.com.au

To arrange an inspection of the New Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 contact Sundance Marine on 1300 55 00 89 or click here to see more of the Oceanis range.