For the Paris Boat Show, the Oceanis range of Bénéteau welcomes 3 new models: Oceanis 41, 45 and 48 now offering more space and comfort, thanks to the new bilge hulls designed by Finot-Conq Associates. Replacing the Oceanis 40, 43 and 46 from the previous range, these boats are equipped with a slightly reared mast and a central arch on which is fixed the hoist of mainsail. Also releasing the cockpit to the rear, this appendix will save space for the descent, now less inclined (45 ° instead of the usual 60 °).
In 2010, the Oceanis range celebrated its 25 years old candel with over 42 models. This year, Bénéteau proposes a major change to its iconic sailboats. The cockpit, closed by a rear bench, opens electrically to become large bathing platform. The already simplified maneuvers, can be even more with the joystick control system “Dock and Go.” Inside, the lounge can be converted using the sliding chart table and various facilities are available depending on the navigation program. These three new products will be presented at Paris Boat Show, as the latest range named Sense. Launched last year it came out with two models, Sense 50 and 43. For the Nautic 2011, the French manufacturer will present a preview of the brand new admiral boat. The Sense 55 that NauticNews.com will visit during the Nautic, already promises to be one of the stars in Paris, like was its predecessor in the 2010 edition.
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