Boat Review: Beneteau Sense 46

Beneteau long ago refined an engineering approach that emphasizes manufacturing efficiency and customer satisfaction. Keel integrity, rudder reliability and chainplate security may not show off as well at boat shows as cabin accoutrements, but builders in it for the long-haul know that effective engineering and quality are what really matter. I see some cost-cutting in materials in the Sense 46—I would prefer lead ballast over iron, for example—but for a high-volume builder like Beneteau, price point is an important factor.

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