Posted August 10, 2020
With the same flared hull of her big sister, the 51.1, this cruiser has a spacious, comfortable cockpit with twin rudders and two wheels, which makes for good open-access to the transom. The transom converts to a sizeable swim platform—always nice for a cruiser.
The layout on the new Beneteau 40.1 is excellent for ease of sailhandling, notes Ewenson. “All controls lead into the cockpit area means no need to venture onto the deck to make changes.”