Oceanis 46.1 : Step it up

Boat test by SAILING TODAY (Issue n° 01, January 2019)

Conditions Boat Test : Barcelona, breeze varying between 0-05kt

This handsome Oceanis 46.1 is the successor to the Oceanis 45 which was launched back in 2012 with a hard chine at the stern and a rather distinctive cockpit arch.

Boats keep getting wider and wider they say, yet the new Oceanis 46.1 has identical beam to her predecessor. What is different is that the beam is carried a lot further forward – at least above the waterline – meaning that by the time you get to amidships, she’s some 50cm wider.

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