Beneteau Oceanis 38: A concept that evolves to match stages in life

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Beneteau Oceanis 38: A concept that evolves to match stages in life

Cruising at everyone’s pace on seas the world over. Sailing single-handed, as a couple, with the family or with friends, the Oceanis 38 can make all sailing dreams come true. On board this yacht, sailing is free of needless constraints. Its very use has been redesigned to leave the owner the choice of layout. Designed to evolve, it can adapt to stages in life through the addition and subtraction of elements.

In its initial layout, the Oceanis 38 is designed like a loft, at sea. Inside, the comfortable companionway opens onto a single area in which bulkheads have been removed. You get a striking feeling of space. The view to the bow is completely clear, large sofas and a deliberately minimalist galley stand before you. The fittings are reduced to essential needs. The rear of the yacht is dedicated to storage and the cockpit is uncluttered. The DAYSAILER version is for people who sail for a few hours.

For a few days, the Oceanis 38 WEEKENDER is an excellent progression. It offers a choice between 2 layouts (2 or 3 cabins to be fitted out) which the customer configures as he wishes: open or closed cabins, separate shower cubicle, fitted galley, extra table inside/out, helm seats, etc. to create a boat he can call his own.

In the tradition of the Oceanis line, the CRUISER is more conventional, if you wish to set off for a few weeks. You can have 2 or 3 fitted cabins, a large galley facing the saloon seating 6 people, and a shower room with separate shower. Its original and more traditional layout can also evolve, since the bulkheads of the fore cabin can be removed to give it a loft-like atmosphere. The outside fittings are comprehensive, since among other things, it has the mainsail arch, helm seats, and bathing platform.

A new concept built on the genetic makeup of the Oceanis.

Its modern hull is signed by Finot-Conq Architects.
Under sail, she offers good sea-keeping and performance thanks to a balanced sail plan: central mast, jib with little overlap, mainsail sheet on arch. Her chined construction on the full length of the hull helps maintain a moderate angle of heel.
The Nauta Design office has put all its talent into the design of the interior fittings and for the first time with Beneteau they sign a deck plan. On board, there is a boldly modern feel: taupe textile linings, light-coloured wood and brown oak flooring, giving a light and harmoniously warm atmosphere, thanks to 4 large hull portholes.

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Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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