Beneteau’s Oceanis Yacht 62 breaks the mold

by • January 8, 2016 • HomeMosaic, older, YachtsComments Off1422

The new flagship for this giant French boat builder’s production range is a large yacht of a size that not long ago would only have been available on a semi-custom basis and at a very much higher price point. This design, however, has much that reflects the thinking behind small superyachts, including a transom garage for a tender and watersports toys, as well as a small skipper’s cabin right forward.
The hull is an unashamedly beamy modern design, with the maximum beam running right aft to the transom, and distinct chines and twin rudders. This shape helps contribute to the huge internal volume – this boat is much larger than yachts of a similar length from only a decade or so ago.

The standard layout has three very spacious en suite cabins, plus a spacious saloon, separate navigation station/office area and a large well-equipped galley. Options include a fourth cabin, with Pullman style bunks, in place of one of the heads compartments. Panoramic hull windows set into the large dark strip in the topsides mean that the sleek low-profile coachroof restricts neither the amount of natural light below decks, nor the view of the outside world thanks to that.

The deck layout is set up to separate the sail handling systems as far as possible from non-sailing guests, including an overhead arch for the mainsheet traveller. Two sail plans are offered – a standard arrangement setting a sail area of 182 square metres, or a performance option with an additional eight per cent of power. Similarly there are two keel options, with a 2.3m shallow draught or 2.9m deep draught.

Overall length 19.07m
Hull length 18.12m
Beam 5.33m
Draught 2.30m or 2.90m
Light displacement 24,170kg
Water tankage 1,060 litres
Fuel tankage 1,000 litres
Sail area 182sq m
Engine 160hp diesel with shaft drive

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