The New Oceanis Yacht 60 flagship – Elegance in a nutshell
What makes a sailing boat a yacht?
“The attention paid to each detail and the remarkable result of it all” says Damien Jacob, Sailboat Product Director with Groupe Beneteau.
So, the designers of the Oceanis Yacht 54, Roberto Biscontini and Lorenzo Argento, made no concessions when it came to the design of the new Oceanis line flagship. This beautiful ocean-cruising yacht immerses us in a world of elegance and sophistication.
The yet timelessly elegant 18-metre hull profile of the Oceanis Yacht 60, definitely echoes that of its 54-foot sister. A subtle interplay of proportions and a slightly inverted bow create the kind of space you would find on a 62-footer, while retaining an elegant design and excellent sea-keeping. These unique features result in a safe ocean-cruising yacht that is easy to handle short-handed and offers outstanding performance.
Optimum Design for Smooth Sailing
The huge cockpit makes for extra safety and easy movement. Extensive side decks run round the helm stations offering obstacle-free seamless circulation to the fore deck. This unique layout reinvents the central cockpit concept.
Although the two identical tables and sun bathing areas are standard on Oceanis Yachts, special attention has been paid to the helm consoles. With two real helm stations, controlling the boat’s course is as easy as trimming the sails, windward or leeward. The owner can carry out all the usual manoeuvres without leaving the helm, which is a definite plus on a big boat when sailing short-handed.
An innovative bimini is supported by the mainsail arch, keeping sheets safe and out of the way, and comes in an optional hard version. Maintained by two lateral supports, the central section slides forward to adjust the amount of cover in the cockpit. Depending on the weather and the time of day, the crew will always find the best compromise between protection and ventilation.
And since cruising goes hand in hand with anchorages the large bathing platform provides access to the tender garage, a must for a boat this size, capable of housing a 2.8 m jet-propelled tender. Using the tender is very enjoyable and the winch makes it easy to handle on your own, giving you greater independence on a cruise. A system with double wires and guiding rollers makes for effortless launching and lifting, promising active stopovers and lots of fun.
Lastly, onboard systems such as “Ship Control” and “Seanapps” respectively manage all the boat’s systems and make maintenance effortless, so that you can relax while you are cruising - definitely an advantage.
Stylish Interior Space for Sharing in Good Company
You are met with a great deal of space and light as you go down the companionway, and an overall impression of larger proportions. The Oceanis Yacht 60’s galley is now positioned midship, where you are less likely to be bothered by movement, and it is full beam, with storage and a fridge to port, and a sink, oven and dishwasher to starboard. There is substantial storage space and the length of the worktop is exceptional.
This layout provides a variety of social spaces to enjoy at the foot of the companionway. A large saloon, where six people can sit comfortably, faces a lounge area with a soft sofa, ideal for relaxing at sea or at anchor. The curved inner edge of the standard chart table allows the skipper to swivel round and take part in conversations on board!
Available in a 3-cabin version with 3 heads, the Oceanis Yacht 60 comes with two different finishes: walnut as standard and light oak on option. The joiners at BENETEAU devote particular attention to the woodwork, in keeping with their long cabinetmaking tradition. Many moulded wood features blend harmoniously with large lacquered white surfaces and are matched with exclusive upholstery. Together they create a distinctly stylish atmosphere.
The most demanding owners will definitely love the fore cabin. The ensuite head, the space opens out onto a starboard bed, lined with extensive storage space. This guarantees privacy and at the same time offers a stunning view of the sea. The linings have been chosen carefully to create a feeling of hull depth in association with the portholes. The stretched fabric hugs the curved shapes of the coachroof and the hull to create perfect visual continuity inside this wonderfully relaxing luxurious space.
With a clean design, optimised layout and top-quality fittings, the new Oceanis Yacht 60 is a clear step in pursuit of excellence.
Built in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France, the Oceanis Yacht 60 will be on show at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2022.
Published on 18.02.2022