The new sailing yacht Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 is offered in two versions: with a deep keel and a short keel. The interior layout is offered in versions with two or three cabins and one or two toilets. All this provides the flexibility of using the yacht – it is suitable for day trips to the sea or for racing, and is perfect for traveling medium to long distances.
This 41 ‘sailing yacht (12m) has free space on board, which is usually found on a more traditional yacht of much larger size. The cockpit space is accentuated by two steering columns.
In such a cockpit, the captain, crew members and guests, at least 6 people, if not more, can move freely and work with the sails without stepping on each other’s hands and feet. Sailing yacht Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 is designed for a wide range of applications at a very competitive cost.
Oceanis 41.1 Key Features
• Choice of interior layout two or three cabins, one or two latrines
• Hull contours with a stiff chine that extends nearly the entire length of the hull to provide more space on deck and in cabins, and to improve seaworthiness
• Standing rigging is shifted closer to except for better balance of sailing rig
• Guiding the German system boom sheet simplifies mainsail handling and keeps the cockpit clear of running rigging
• Six large side windows
• Spacious cockpit with two steering wheels, folding banks in the helmsman’s seats and lighting as standard
• Full width aft platform, electrically operated, foldable step integrated into the transom
• Large bow owner’s stateroom with numerous wardrobes and storage boxes
• Galley L-shaped on the port side, large refrigerator with top and front loading, deep sink in stainless steel
Polar diagram Oceanis 41.1
Like most Beneteau sailing yachts that the shipyard currently produces, the new Oceanis 41.1 is equipped with two steering wheels for increased comfort, ease of handling and the ultimate sailing experience. With a length of just over 12 m and a displacement of 9072 kg. The yacht is offered in four configurations to best suit the needs of its owner.
Regardless of the intended use of the yacht, whether sailing, day sailing, cruise or charter, the Oceanis 41.1 has many useful features and benefits.
Mission Beneteau Oceanis 41.1
As already mentioned, Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 is geared towards multitasking. The yacht can be easily used for both small cruises and sailing competitions. The most common interior layout offers two cabins and one toilet. With this layout, the yacht is especially comfortable for the crew. And she can be quickly prepared for sailing competitions.
And at the same time, such a layout provides ample opportunities for the crew to make long transitions. Large cockpit, hydraulic bathing platform, comfortable deck layout make it ideal for fun and entertainment.
Oceanis 41.1 Review
The version with two cabins and a large sails locker on the port side can also be equipped with a second head in the bow master cabin. The presence of the second latrine does not harm the interior space of the yacht’s interior. In the locker on the port side, you can store not only sails, but also food supplies, which will ensure the possibility of a long stay on the open sea.
In the three-cabin version, the sail locker is replaced by a berth cabin and there is also a choice of one or two toilets. For the charter version, the most logical, of course, is the presence of two toilets. This configuration is well known to Beneteau yacht owners.
Thus, the Oceanis 41.1 in one hull can satisfy completely different requirements – it can be a racing yacht, a cruising yacht, as well as a charter or weekend yacht.
Main features of Oceanis 41.1
Large cockpit. Many sailors, regardless of the size of the sailing yacht, are all too familiar with the expression, “Don’t try to get in my way or I’ll step on you!” This is absolutely not the case for the Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 The largest hull width begins amidships and continues unchanged to the stern. In the cockpit you feel not like “in the cockpit”, but like on the deck.
This picture perfectly illustrates the cockpit space of the Oceanis 41.1
The cockpit is free of any sharp, unexpected corners or dangerous obstacles to movement. The cockpit space is open, consistent and understandable. Two steering wheels are installed in the stern, equipped with banks for the helmsman.
The helm on the port side is the main one. This arrangement of the cockpit provides a clear separation between the yacht management area and the passenger and guest space.
The running rigging is brought into the cockpit to the helmsman’s seat and there is no need to move away from the helm in order to spin the staysail or take the reef. This feature makes handling extremely easy with a small crew on board. The stern on the banks can comfortably accommodate up to four people and you can enjoy the sea or the warm sunset at the anchorage.
Lunch for six
At the cockpit table with folding doors, six people can sit and breakfast, lunch or dinner will be held without elbowing, there is enough space. At the end of the table, a large GPS display can be installed on a swivel panel and it is perfectly visible from the helmsman’s seats, both on the starboard and left side. The cockpit table is also equipped with a light socket.
Oceanis 41.1 with swim platform open. Note the neat and comfortable step for easy access from cockpit to platform. The swim ladder is folded back.
Finot-Conq case design
On the hull of the yacht, the cheekbones are clearly visible on the starboard and port sides. This is the main feature of the Oceanis 41.1, designed by Finot-Conq, with cheekbones running almost the entire length of the hull. This design made it possible to make the hull wider and, as a result, more stable and comfortable, as well as providing stability and improved seakeeping characteristics. Not to mention the increase in the volume of the yacht’s interior: more berths, more storage space on board. And of course just a huge cockpit.
The Oceanis 41.1 comes with two keel options – deep (2.18m) and short (1.70m) We believe it is important to note Beneteau’s commitment to finding the minimum compromise between draft and seaworthiness, even in the short keel version.
Our Oceanis 41.1 for this test was just with a shortened keel (1.70 m.)
Features Oceanis 41.1
Interior. As noted earlier, Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 comes in four interior layouts and each is functional and comfortable. The telescopic table in the saloon folds down, converting the sofa in the saloon into an additional berth for guests.
Interior of sailing yacht Beneteau Oceanis 41.1
The L-shaped galley, located on the port side, has everything needed for a yacht of this size, including a 128 liter refrigerator. front-loading, freezer 83 l. top-loading, two-burner gas oven with oven, double stainless steel sinks, microwave oven, cabinets along the cabinet and work surfaces for cooking.
Galley organization meets all the requirements and any needs of the crew, regardless of the travel distance.
L-shaped galley on the port side. Note the many large windows in the sides and roof of the wheelhouse. There will definitely not be a lack of sunlight in the cabin.
Interior decoration. The Oceanis 41.1 hardware is available in two versions – Alpi mahogany mahogany, as shown in the image above, and light oak (image below). Vinyl upholstery comes in three colors – white, dark gray and anthracite. In addition to the side windows, deck hatches also serve as light sources.
A table and a sofa on the starboard side are intended for dining or working with a laptop. Another feature is the port side movable table, which can also be used for working at the computer or with maps. Air conditioning can be installed as an option, recommended for yacht owners who plan to sail mainly in warm latitudes.
Salon Oceanis 41.1, light oak interior.
Forward cabin with double bed, shelves along the sides and a wardrobe on the port side (and on the starboard in the version with one toilet). Natural light and fresh air enters through the deck hatch.
Double bed in the bow owner’s cabin on Oceanis 41.1
Each cabin has a double bed, wardrobe, ceiling light and reading lamps. From the aft cabin on the starboard side there is a direct passage to the latrine.
Ladder to the salon. Exit from the saloon to the cockpit and descend back down an ergonomic gangway with gentle and wide steps. A 45 hp Yanmar diesel engine is hidden under the gangway. The small slope of the ladder and the handrails make it very convenient to walk along it both at sea and at anchorage or in the marina.
With the auto-staysail and boom-sheet guidance, the German system Oceanis 41.1 is easy to handle in all winds. The hull design allows the yacht to be limited to about 15 degrees in moderate winds and is a pleasure to sail. The staysail spin and sheets are brought into the cockpit.
One of the running rigging blocks on the roof of the deckhouse Oceanis 41.1
The splash guard is securely attached to the arch and the cockpit is reliably protected from wind and sea spray even in rough seas. The running rigging is routed into the cockpit to the locking blocks on the deckhouse roof, as shown in the image above.
Deck view Oceanis 41.1
The mast on the Oceanis 41.1 is set slightly aft. The sailplan is optimized and balanced in combination with the hull design. All changes are aimed solely at increasing the speed and stability of the yacht.
Beneteau offers outstanding flexibility, seaworthiness and comfort in its new sailing yacht Oceanis 41.1. An innovative hull design that allows for more space on deck and inside the yacht without compromising on already impressive performance.
Capable of sailing thousands of miles with ease, the Oceanis 41.1 is perfect for anyone looking for the true convenience, low maintenance costs associated with owning a sailing yacht that also offers many of the benefits and features of much larger yachts.