Sailing Magazine review on the Beneteau Oceanis 38

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The new Oceanis 38 from Beneteau was the hit at the 2013 St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show and YES there is a removable bulkhead option or YES you can add a curtain for privacy.  This was the number one question but the number one comment or response when first going below was WOW, it is so roomy and open!

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Beneteau Oceanis 38

November 2013 By Robert H. Perry Boats and Gear

This month we are looking at three European production cruising boats that run from normal to radical. It’s an interesting spread of boats. First up is the new Beneteau Oceanis 38 designed by Finot-Conq with the interior by Nauta Design. This model comes in five different versions ranging from a double berth daysailer to a three-cabin, three-double-berth cruiser. This is a versatile design.

The first thing that jumps out at me when I look at these drawings is the way that max beam has been carried aft to the extra broad transom. There is a slight amount of taper to the plan view as it goes aft but I’d guess it’s less than 2 inches per side. The small taper gives the hull a very wedgelike look. To deal with all that beam aft there are twin rudders. As the boat heels one rudder will always be immersed.

READ the REVIEWhttp://www.sailingmagazine.net/boats/3-perry-on-design/1430-beneteau-oceanis-38.html

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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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