Beneteau Sense 55: A High Degree of Transparency

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Beneteau Sense A High of Transparency

Sense 55 Beneteau’s unusual design into luxury segment. price, and are hitting right notes.

Michael Good, magazine

In port of Ciotat on Cote d a stiff whistles through rigging. Even and heavy are heeling bare poles. the mistral at full you d batten down hatches. Hence canceled the on day of our but that just as because the said it ease some following day.

and cabin the Beneteau 55 are nearly the level, making easy flow interior to

A spin heavy air have been indeed, since Sense 55 is a heavy yacht inspires confidence real cruiser plenty of and a well-protected cockpit. addition, the of market Beneteau s new and Sense model have a for pretty performance. After light-air tests the smaller the  Sense and Sense our testers itching to this in blow.

Meanwhile was plenty time to out the interior of Sense. About years ago, introduced the and unusual an ambitious courageous move the idea living, sleeping, relaxing in forward area, working, sailing, socializing aft. arrangement required up entirely any interior of the bulkhead, including cabins, which don t on Beneteau models. Hence cockpit can much lower on boats conventional layouts. turn, the is elevated little bit, fuses interior exterior like cruising catamarans powerboats.

Short distance, communication

The and functional of saloon aft-cockpit on level isn completely new monohulls: In Dufour tried on the 43, but monomaran, a of catamaran monohull, never on. More are the unconventional but deck-salon yachts, Moody 45 62 by with nearly of the and exterior the same

The Sense a compromise, quite monomaran, quite deck but also a conventional yacht. On boats you have a down into saloon, but the Sense  that step only 80 (2.5 feet), on conventional of similar the difference the two can be (6 feet) even more center-cockpit yachts. vessels are to as boats with companionway steps are often to negotiate. the Sense the passage shallow with steps, and be called entrance.

Beneteau s here is owners who to spend time on boats, primarily warmer climes. communiction between and saloon uninhibited, and distances are shorter than conventional boats, is especially when the is prepared the galley the table set in cockpit. The connection is as well. large windows the hull, cabin, and aft bulkhead the cabin the inside-dwellers the goings-on outside and versa. This the kind transparency and customers might experienced on vacations on catamarans.

The models are for the as evidenced the asymmetrical arrangement and U-shaped settee a table can be to create impressive lounging (2.30 x meters, or x 4.2 for sunbathing. insert cushions supplied with boat s This kind cockpit layout to be trend of time. Bavaria Vision 46 a similar with an lounging area.

shortage of

Also noteworthy the access the water. low cockpit the Sense  makes the swim platform on conventional of this unnecessary.  Via boat s stepped stern, to the and to dock in is a The helm fold up, the stern a small dock. Large for storage built in the stern accommodate scuba and water But an stern is everybody s especially when Therefore Beneteau a partition can be when sailing family and

The absence the interior the stern more space storage than other boats. items like bikes easily into the under the thwarts. These are also to access repairs and of the systems. The system, steering Yanmar engine, the saildrive unit are to reach numerous hatches openings. It a pleasure note the implementation and of the installations.

Fast stiff upwind

promised by weatherman, the backed off a bit next day. though it 25 and in the conditions permitted with the reduced to No. 2 The reefing is rather on the 55:  Control-lines halyards are aft in fashion to large winches the flat There s of visibility, the sheet disappear into cubbies. The genoa with overlap was furled for little while. it became that the handles the very well the complete area. For venues an self-tending jib available.

At an wind speed 20 knots, Sense 55 to weather 7.5 knots a 40-degree wind angle, are both performance numbers. true colors evident on courses with sheets cracked when the of this boat hit knots. It easy to the Berret-Racoupeau in the  the twin under the stern help control, while hard chines stiffness under

Boat handling maneuvers is no problem, for small However, the is a pricey option includes electric Sheets, halyards, control lines tucked away the coachroof are led blocks and near-90-degree-turns. Accordingly, and exertion high.

The 55 interior simple, linear, flooded with light

The of the of the series was adopted from smaller models. inline galley, the nav that s to the cabin bulkhead one integrated, unit. Leading is a corridor past roomy double cabins with heads. The s stateroom all the forward with spaces for and toilet. are no to this of three and three

One of dominant design are the sized windows, in the top and hull. Sitting standing up the saloon can watch surroundings in as if a movie In addition plenty of there s plenty of air for Large hatches, and opening boost circulation.

amount of space on Sense 55 overwhelming, which not be surprise on vessel of caliber. Arrangement access are A rarely feature is fold-out area the berth the owner cabin with access to divided storage

Not a for everyone

base price the Sense is 380,000 or 398,650 including the Dock Go aid with saildrive and thruster. The of this is a difficult, because boats in same category either custom semi-custom concepts, have to calculated differently. most plausible is the 54 from same manufacturer. boat, considered affordable cruiser, priced at euros, which 25,000 less the Sense

Some might laughed about Sense line the beginning, not all critique was at the of the But in meantime it like Beneteau courage is dividends. The lines for models are at full according to company, and s a for new

Maybe the of the doesn t a chord everyone, but who have waiting for are being for their

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LWL. 16.80 55 1

4.97 m 4

Displacement. 560 kg lbs

Fuel. L 219 gal

Fresh 970 L US gal

Engine hp:

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Certification. A10/B11/C16

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This originally appeared YACHT magazine, is republished by permission.

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