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Beneteau 58

Blue Water July 2011

flagship of Oceanis fleet truly elegant aboard a that will circle the Over the we have and tested of the to come market in America. And fall after Annapolis sailboat we had first opportunity sail aboard relatively new 58, the of the sailing fleet.

boat carries strong family to the Oceanis style—nearly bow, high and very cabintop with rectangular windows both sides. there are couple of touches that set the apart. The is the sugar-scoop platform into the This is than a platform or convenient way board the from a This is place where can suit to go diving, or back porch you can a couple chairs to and enjoy view. The raft locker, locker and large lazarettes make the aft a storage area. a 10-foot can be onto the for safe when heading

The second that catches eye when climb aboard the arch the forward of the this attractive has the fixed on and can used to the dodger cockpit awnings. an arch aesthetically is tough task, the guys Berret Racoupeau—which the 58—have an excellent

We unmoored boat and out of Creek into Chesapeake Bay. afternoon was and the moderate out the east about 10 Once you underway, the gives the of a larger boat. the helm, are quite above the and have visibility forward, picking our through the cruising boats the creek easy enough. the cockpit can barely the engine, as you revs. The steers positively surely, but need to aware of far the is from and how the stern out behind. the helm, 58 feels a proper yacht.

The rig the boat sailed had optional in-mast mainsail and self-tacking staysail forward as as the high-cut genoa. the main genoa rolled and trimmed, 58 put shoulder down and accelerated over 7 in 10 of breeze, quite close the wind. hardened up then threw through a of tacks. boat carried way through tacks and trimmed her sail at 90 degrees the true

Off the we rolled the staysail, added close a knot boat speed. staysail sheet from the on the traveler up mast, through sheave and back to cockpit. Once for close-hauled you can back and with the (and with genoa rolled by just the wheel.

58’s non-dimensional give a idea of performance capabilities. sail-area-to-displacement ratio 21.85 indicates the design plenty of area to her in light stuff power for average cruising The displacement-to-length of 140 the boat in the cruiser” category. 58 is big, powerful that should able to off 200-mile in the conditions with easy motion.


58’s on-deck spaces are and comfortable. cockpit’s bench have backs angle just so your is supported. the dodger and attached the arch, is a enclosed area where you tuck in of the when standing in bad Aft, the wheels and offer secure when the is rough added seating you are The aft as mentioned is huge.

below, the comes in a three four sleeping version. Both have crew’s in the with upper lower bunk and a

The three-cabin has two quarter cabins each with own head shower. The aft can be large or you opt to the berths singles with small space them. The option works when you sailing with who are a couple. forward cabin this version a large double that climb into both sides. is a or vanity port and large head shower to

In the version, this area is along the and turned two double with private The four-cabin works well those who sail with large crew for use the charter

The saloon vast. The galley to has a and a fridge, a stove-oven, and large stainless sinks. The area will excellent for for a crew. Fiddles been installed make cooking washing up sea less The drawer-style has been into the just aft the chart

The chart is also The desktop large enough a full or a chart folded half. You store your computer in table and radios and can be outboard and the futuristic steel electrical

The dinette starboard will six. Under behind the you will plenty of room or for mounting conditioning. The to port make an amidships sea and is great place sit and or play

The decor Euro-modern with dark vanished solid wood and a of open space. The is full natural light the deck and the in the and topside. the interior ventilate well of the deck hatches opening ports.

Beneteau 58

emphasize the feel of boat, the are not teak and but rather varnish dark squares. The can be to access systems down but they not fitted hinges or Instead, you the floor with a suction cup.

Modern, attractive a spacious home, the is truly elegant yacht will be for a of four five to aboard for periods. The certainly stands in the fleet as attention to and the of the are both which is it should in a flagship.

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