Even though the sailboat market may not be at its healthiest state, sailboat manufacturer Beneteau is inroducing a new line of sailboats called Sense. The first of these, a 50-footer, will debut at the Annapolis Boat Show in early October. It’s always great to see new ideas and new models in the world of sailing.
From the press release: BENETEAU has just revealed a new sailboat range intended to deliver a new direction for living onboard in the “open.”
A 50 foot SENSE will be make it’s American Premiere at the United States Sailboat show in Annapolis October 7th.
Life on board SENSE is organized around three main living areas, from stern to stem:
1. Exterior living with ample bathing platform, isolated helm position and a cockpit
width never seen before.
2. Daytime life in perfect harmony with the exterior: saloon and galley.
3. Life after dark at the forward end of the boat: bedrooms and bathrooms.
An innovative cockpit design
BENETEAU has designed a lowered secure cockpit which positively alters life on board. Thanks to this innovation, SENSE combines stretched and flowing lines with ease of access to the sea and the salon.
The ultra wide and spacious cockpit is designed to accommodate sailors and guests in novel and distinctive spaces, free from the constraints normally generated by aft cabins.
Under the cockpit there is a technical area with tremendous storage.; plus all the systems, machinery and deck equipment are brought together under the cockpit to ensure that noise is separated from the living area.
A well protected living space having perfect communication with the cockpit and outdoors:
The companionway is extremely convenient, with access to the salon by just 3 steps with a 45° angle to provide safe and easy movement, while everywhere the generously wide hand rails ensure safety for movement on board.
A wide glass area and openings on both sides of the companionway promote a sense of harmony allowing life below and above deck to blend seamlessly together.
Layouts: 2 cabins, 2 heads with a choice of a 3rd sleeping cabin or an office are available according to each owner’s preference.
Life after dark at the forward end of the boat: bed and bathrooms
The owner’s bedroom and that of his VIP guests have ensuite bathrooms with a separate shower.
This means that the cabins are better ventilated and privacy is emphasized with the bedrooms insulated from cockpit and dock noise.
These choices confirm the commitment of SENSE to provide increased levels of comfort to the owners and their guests.
A boat that simplifies life on board
On board SENSE, priority is given to the pleasure of being on the water.including an innovative deck plan with the controls (winches, halyards, genoa sheets, etc.) located aft of the ″relaxing″ cockpit area. The mainsheet is led back to a fixed arch which allows the companionway to be unrestricted.
SENSE is designed for sailing with complete freedom.
· The fresh water capacity can be increased to 193 gallons.
· The fuel tanks hold up to 219 gallons.
· The boat is ready for renewable energies (solar, wind power)