Best Boats 2012 Nominee: Beneteau Oceanis 41
One of two new models from the French builder, the Oceanis 41 echoes the styling of the bigger boats in Beneteau’s cruising lineup. Hull chines, a more angular look and a mainsheet arch are the most obvious new features. beneteauusa.com
LOA: 40ft, 7in
Beam: 13ft, 9in
Displacement: 18, 624lbs.