The new Oceanis 55.1 fills perfectly the gap between the Oceanis and the Oceanis Yacht lines. A 55 foot vessel designed for the owner, luxury, accessibility and the ease of use that is the Beneteau universe.
Oceanis 55.1: Balanced and powerful
Dingy management is facilitated by the telescoping davits. They allow for a large dingy, up to 2 meters 40 in length. They also preserve the boat’s stylish lines when the dingy is stowed. So, the telescoping davits are extended when the annex is being used. With the annex hoisted, it is possible to navigate in complete safety. When the annex is in the water, they can be retracted. That way they hinder neither the boat, nor bathing and the boat stays beautiful as well. When in the lowered position, at the transom, there is a cockpit shower with cold and hot water, making a rinse after a saltwater swim a snap.
On deck in the cockpit, at the helm stations, you’ll find plenty of storage and access to technical holds. So, under each
On the port side the boat can be equipped with a telescopic gangway which stows under the deck.
The Oceanis 55.1 is designed especially for owners with a small crew. Everything is accessible from the helm station for one person, both for sailing and for maneuvers in port. Under sail the boat is very simple to maneuver with the standard rigging, as there is a furling mainsail and a self-tacking jib. If you want to add a zero code, a spinnaker or a large Genoa, you have the Genoa winches directly accessible here, in a safe spot inside the cockpit, that doesn’t disturb the guests around the table. The large helm console, borrowed from the Oceanis Yacht 62, inspires confidence at the helm. It has a twelve-inch screen and handrails to each side that are very solid. Access to the winches for maneuvers is enhanced by an unique console. In fact, one can manage everything with the symmetrical electric winches. All engine and thruster controls are accessible either standing or seated and make for easy and safe maneuvering of the boat with excellent visibility forward and aft.
Access forward is by wide, secure side decks that have a much higher guardrail than on other boats. The boat has a large stainless steel bowsprit. It accommodates the anchor but also the tack point for the code zero or asymmetric spinnaker. The self-tacking jib is standard equipment. You can also choose a 105% Genoa equipped with a manual or electric furler. There is an electric windlass and the possibility of adding a self-tacking stay sail when you have a 105% Genoa.
The rigging is customizable to match each owner’s plans. The forepeak can be finished either as a large sail locker or a workshop, since you really have a nice volume inside. Plenty of space for your fenders and to store really everything you’d like. There is also direct access to the anchor well. There is also the option to finish the forepeak as a skipper’s cabin, with bunk beds, including of course a head, a shower, a sink and storage. For ease of operation on the Oceanis 55.1 standard equipment includes a furling main sail and a self-tacking jib. If one adds a code zero, it is the perfect combination for a boat that is easy to maneuver and very swift. But often clients have a different sailing plan and prefer a standard mast with a full batten sail, a lapped Genoa or a rolling furler boom.
The boat has many portholes to let a lot of light inside the boat, but they are also the signature of the Oceanis 55.1 with portholes that span the length of the roof, providing great visibility and light inside the boat. The glazing on the roof is flush and built-in. Large windows are the lateral signature that provide for great interior light and a very sporty look.
A mainsail arch secures completely the cockpit and provides unobstructed visibility forward and all around the cockpit. The huge cockpit is equipped with a large, functional table and a small cockpit light. On each side of the cockpit, under the seats, there is a locker for the lines and as usual, a large storage locker with hydraulic cylinders to facilitate opening and a little feature to increase the comfort of the boat. While sailing, when the boat is heeled, all you have to do is fold this small cushion under the seat and one is comfortably and safely seated. You can see everything that’s happening. There isn’t a single line to bother you, thanks to the arch which places all the maneuvers at the back of the cockpit. It is perfect for a little nap.
On either side of the gangway there are two sun decks, better yet two watch stations. The spot is perfect when sailing at night. It is well protected, visibility is 360 °and thanks to the wifi integrated into the autopilot one can manage the boat with only a tablet. It is also the perfect spot to take a nap, under the bimini, as you can open all around to have fresh air but still be protected from the sun.
Oceanis 55.1: Luxurious and customizable
To port there is a large galley that is very practical while sailing or at anchor. Even when the boat is heeled, one is
The interior of the boat was designed to feel like home, with a large sofa, with lots of
In the rear cabins, on each side, you will find all the technical access for maintenance both for the engine and all that concerns electricity and generators. There is ample access to the technical areas which makes performing daily maintenance or even annual boat maintenance very practical. Engine access for cleaning is by the side cabins but can also be done thanks to the immense companionway. This access to the engine under the companionway is very practical. There is plenty of space for technicians to work easily and safely.
The Oceanis 55.1 is really the perfect link between the Oceanis and the Oceanis Yacht lines, the boat remains an