Beneteau Oceanis 38 Wins!
BY vicsail5 December 2013
SAIL magazine just announced winners of its “Best Boats 2014” contest, and Beneteau’s new Oceanis 38 received top honors for “Best Boat” in the 31 to 40-foot monohull category.
Peter Nielsen, Editor in Chief at SAIL magazine and “Best Boat” judge, reviewed the “very unusual” Oceanis 38 during its launch at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis last month, lauding the vessel’s modern design, open floor plan, and never-seen-before volume for a 38-footer. Nielsen further commented the Oceanis 38 is unlike any production boat he has ever seen and concluded, “Beneteau is onto something.”
“The Oceanis 38 takes performance-cruiser customization to a whole new level by being available in three distinctly different configurations that can be swapped out again years later if you so desire,” reported SAIL’s Executive Editor Adam Cort.
The daysailer offers an open, loft-like space with clean lines and an uncluttered feel. A two-person berth is located far forward and the aft of the yacht is dedicated to storage.
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