AWARDS - Beneteau Oceanis 45 wins a European Yacht of the Year award

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Cruising yacht jags an “Oscar”

AWARDS - Beneteau Oceanis 45 wins a European Yacht of the Year award
AWARDS — Beneteau Oceanis 45 wins a European Yacht of the Year award

French giant Beneteau has collected a European Yacht of the Year award for its new Oceanis 45 cruiser at the recent Dusseldorf International Boat Show (aka boot Dusseldorf) in Germany.

Shown for the first time at the Cannes Boat Show last September, the Oceanis 45 was one of five boats vying for the Family Cruiser category.

Beneteau said the title is "highly coveted" and regarded as the "Oscar of the sailing industry". The title is judged by journalists representing 11 European sailing magazines.

The 45, along with a 41 and 48, were launched late last year replacing the Oceanis 40, 43, and 46. Beneteau said the Oceanis 45 is designed to adapt to different sailing profiles, as a family coastal cruiser, to extended long-range sailing to liveaboard. The model comes in four versions with adapted layouts e.g. number of cabins and heads, modular saloon, galley equipment, stowage capacity, and more.

For more information, visit www.beneteau.com

EUROPEAN YACHT OF THE YEAR 2012
THE WINNERS

FAMILY CRUISER
Beneteau Oceanis 45

LUXURY CRUISER
Oyster 625

PERFORMANCE CRUISER
POGO 12.50

SPECIAL YACHTS
ESSE 750

Fast Facts
Beneteau Oceanis 45

MATERIAL: GRP
TYPE: Keelboat
LENGTH OVERALL: 13.85m
HULL LENGTH: 13.5m
BEAM: 4.49m
DRAFT: 2.15m (standard keel)
WEIGHT: 9550kg (dry)
FUEL: 200lt
WATER: 570lt
ENGINE: 54hp
SAILS: 50m² (mainsail), 50m² (104 per cent genoa), 156m² (asymmetric spinnaker)

Photos: Beneteau Oceanis 45.

 


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