Best Boats 2018: Beneteau Oceanis 51.1—video

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An evolution of Beneteau’s Sense 50, the new Sense 51 boasts a deck layout that works equally on the hook in a Caribbean anchorage or on passage between islands. New features include a double bow roller with a sprit for flying Code O’s or other reaching sails; an optional hardtop with an opening center section for getting in and out of the sun and rain; an aft galley behind the twin helm seats; and a closed-in cockpit configuration that provides greater security underway while still allowing easy access to the drop-down swim platform. The overall look is both very modern and very French, with blunt ends, chines aft and a wedge-shaped cabintrunk—all nicely executed.

Beneteau beneteau.com/us

December 2017

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