Oceanis 55

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


A new boattest video was just released on the MC5 and was shared via the Beneteau newsletter Horizons. The yacht was tested on lake Michigan by Captain Steve.
Isn't she dreamy?  
Isn't that a gorgeous fly bridge?
Chuck is heading out for additional training on Monte Carlo Yachts and we can't wait to tell you what he learned!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Oceanis 35 to make debut at Annapolis Boat Show this year!

Beneteau’s New Oceanis 35 Expands the Customizable Cruiser Concept
ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 24 2014 –
 Beneteau America announces the U.S. premiere of the all-new Oceanis 35 at the upcoming Annapolis Sailboat Show, October 9-13 2014.

The Oceanis 35 is being introduced on the heels of the world-acclaimed Oceanis 38, which made its debut
last fall and was awarded European Yacht of the Year 2014 along with Best Boat 2014 in the U.S. by the
publishers of SAIL magazine. The Oceanis 35 is designed to offer the same elegance and level of
customization as the Oceanis 38, but in a sailboat under 35 feet.

“The success of the Oceanis 38 prompted our product development team to revisit the concept of
customization over time to a smaller model that would fulfill the sailing dreams of a broader audience,”
commented Chris Doscher, sailboat sales manager for Beneteau America. “The new Oceanis 35 represents
an incredible accomplishment, in terms of space optimization, comfort and sailing performance,” added
Doscher. “It has already grabbed the attention of our dealers who first saw the boat during the Global
Dealer Meeting earlier this month. We’re hopeful the Oceanis 35 will become a new reference as a
versatile and highly capable cruiser.”

Taking up the appealing idea of a ‘three-in-one’ cruising boat, the Oceanis 35 is a cruiser that can be
adapted to her owner’s sailing lifestyle with three starting configurations from which to choose: Daysailer,
Weekender or Cruiser. The ability to further customize the boat over the years by adding or removing
certain components of the boat is carried over from the 38: examples include stowage, seating, bulkhead
and galley equipment. In a conscious effort to fit the owner’s preference, the new Oceanis 35 is available
with an optional lifting keel. The arch and swim platform are also optional with all three versions.
Beneteau has revamped inclusions in the base model of each configuration to provide sailors even more
features as ‘standard.’

• The daysailer offers more stowage in the saloon, an opening chart table and compatible mooring
• The weekender features integrated aft cabins as standard with wooden hanging lockers, but also
stowage in the saloon and a water heater. This configuration retains the essential packs such as fitted
galley, electricity and mooring pack.
• The cruiser offers even more choices of configurations.

Created in 1986, the Oceanis range continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of all sailors.
Naval Architect: Finot - Conq
Interior design & Deck: Nauta Design
Length overall (Daysailer) 9,99 m 32’9’’
Length overall (Weekender & Cruiser) 10,45 m 34’3’’
Hull length 9,97 m 32’9’’
L.W.L. 9,70 m 31’10’’
Hull Beam 3,70 m 12’2’’
Light displacement (Day Sailer - GTE) 5 207 kg 11,476 lbs
Light displacement (Cruiser - GTE) 5 533 kg 12,195 lbs
Deep (shallow) draft 1,85 m (1,45 m) 6’1’’ (4’9’’)
Deep (shallow) ballast weight 1 559 kg (1 825 kg) 3,436 lbs (4,022 lbs)
Air draft 15,45 m 50’8’’
Lifting keel version draft 1,15 m / 2,30 m 3’9’’ / 7’7’’
Lifting keel version ballast weight 1 995 kg 4,397 lbs
Freshwater capacity (standard) 130 L 34 US Gal
Freshwater capacity (optional) 200 L 53 US Gal
Fuel tank capacity 130 L 34 US Gal
Engine power (standard) 20 HP 20 HP
Engine power (optional) 30 HP 30 HP
Mainsail (classic) 27,50 m² 297 sq/ft
Genoa (102 %) 26,72 m² 288 sq/ft
Asymmetrical spinnaker 83,45 m² 898 sq/ft
Code 0 50,9 m² 548 sq/ft
Self-tacking jib 25,5 m² 274 sq/ft
I 12,45 m 40’10’’ / J 4,29 m 14’1’’ / P 12,20 m 40’ / E 3,90 m 12’10’’
Category A - 8 people
Category B - 9 people
Category C - 10 people
To learn more, visit http://www.beneteauusa.com/Sailboats/Oceanis/Oceanis-35
For high resolution images, please visit our Media Site: http://www.beneteaupress.com/photos/oceanis/35/
Beneteau is known worldwide for its sleek design, quality construction and innovation in the manufacturing
of seaworthy sailing and power yachts. The Beneteau story began 130 years ago when Benjamin Bénéteau
started building fishing trawlers in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France. Today, the company continues to thrive under the leadership of Benjamin Bénéteau’s granddaughter, Madame Annette Bénéteau-Roux. Beneteau has manufacturing facilities in France, Brazil and the United States.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Oceanis 35

Our friends at South Coast Yacht Sales put together this great walk through of the new Oceanis 35 that will be making her debut at the Annapolis Sailboat Show this October. We will be there and hope you will join us.

New Oceanis 35
Click here for the video tour:

Monday, July 14, 2014

Photos from the International Dealer Meeting

Chuck and Lisa Laughlin attend the Beneteau dinner celebrating 130 years of Beneteau
Sneak peek of the Monte Carlo 5 coming out of the La Begaudiere factory
 Chuck discussing Beneteau power models with Nereus Dastur of Denison Yacht Sales
 Sneak Peak of the Monte Carlo 4 after sea trials
 First look at the Beneteau 60 hull #1
Rare glimpse into the La Begaudiere factory interior, the mold of the MC 5

Good looking group of Beneteau men!
Front row: Barrett Canfield, Bob Denison, Justin Joyner, Chuck Laughlin
Back Row: Laurent Fabre, Don Finkle, Eddie Russell