Oceanis 45 Review by Blue Water Sailing

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Posted on December 22, 2011 by Blue Water Sailing

BENETEAU OCEANIS 45 • This thoroughly modern cruiser offers great sailing in a design that will make a comfortable floating home By George Day (Photos courtesy Gilles Martin-Raget)

Last summer I signed on to crew aboard the brand new Beneteau Oceanis 45 on the delivery leg between the Newport, RI boat show and the Norwalk, CT boat show. It’s a run of about 140 miles across Block Island Sound and down Long Island Sound, which we planned to do in a straight shot through the night. That sounded like fun and would be a great way to get to really test the new Berret-Racoupeau designed cruising sloop.

But Irene got in the way. She was a wicked fall hurricane that slammed into mid-Atlantic and New England coastlines and left in her wake a mass of waterborne debris. Everything from trees to refrigerators could be found floating in the waters along the coast, so we made the decision to make the delivery a two-day affair.

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

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