Beneteau Sense 55

Beneteau Sense 55 2017-06-10T15:49:16+00:00

Beneteau Sense 55

The Sense concept marks a new era in lifestyle at sea. The new Sense 55 has reached new maturity and has become even more relevant. The opening up of the interior and exterior spaces, new access to the sea, overall organisation of the boat into subtly linked but independent living areas, hull reducing the heel angle providing seakeeping second to none, all make good Sense, as does the increase in size.

The Sense concept has become a new reference in cruising monohulls for its emphasis on cockpit space, one-level floor plan and a contemporary design throughout. The latest model, the Sense 55 completes the range and provides livability second to none on a cruising monohull.

Elected Cruising World’s Best Cruiser Over 50 Feet and Sail magazine “Best Boats” winner, the Sense 55 skilfully marries openness and privacy and is made up of three living areas.

A large living space extending from the swim platform to the roomy cockpit; a bright and spacious salon designed for entertaining with an aft-facing nav station, dinette and fully-equipped galley; and two spacious VIP cabins with ensuite heads plus a master cabin at the bow.

Wide-beamed and close to the water, the Sense 55 retains the innovative feature of a hull designed to offer a low heel angle, therefore guaranteeing outstanding seakeeping while optimizing sailing speed. Escape for few days or set off to sea for good on board the Sense 55, a yacht that makes light of restrictions, on which you live and move about as simply as the wind filling her sails. A fluid boat leaving you freedom in each movement and pleasure.


  • Naval architect :  Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design
  • Interior design :  Nauta Design
  • Length Over All  :  17.20 m – 56’5″
  • Hull Length  :  16.80 m – 55’1″
  • Hull Beam :  4.97 m – 16’4″
  • Light displacement :  18 560 kg – 40,906 lbs
  • Fuel tank capacity :  830 L – 219 US Gal
  • Fresh water capacity :  970 L – 256 US Gal
  • Max Engine Power (Hp) :  POD 120 – POD 120
  • Propulsion : Sail Drive


Contact Us about the Sense 55 Sailboat
  • 3-Staterooms / 3 Heads
  • Self-Tailing Harken Winches
  • w/ Crew Quarters
  • “The Beach” Teak swim platform
  • Furling Genoa
  • Stainless Propane Stove/Oven
  • Selden Mast w/ Stainless rigging
  • Largest Monohull Cockpit for 55’
  • Integrated Cockpit Arch
  • Cockpit Table with seating for 6-8
  • Dual Helm Stations
  • I-POD / Stereo w/ 4 Speakers
  • Marine mattresses in Cabins
  • Yanmar 75 HP Turbo Diesel
  • Dinghy Docking System on Stern
  • Microwave Oven
  • Hot & Cold Cockpit Shower
  • Refrigeration & Freezer
  • LED Lighting
  • Elec. Anchor Windlass
  • Varnished Alpi Interior w/Remote Control
  • Inlaid Teak Cockpit Seats
  • Retractable Stern cockpit bulkhead
  • Inner forestay w/ Furler
  • Additional Water & Fuel tanks
  • Flat screen TV in Salon & S.R.
  • Selden Furling Mast
  • Custom Carpet
  • 2000 W Inverter
  • Berth Main Salon
  • Ice Maker
  • Sensation Trim Package
  • Crew Cabin under cockpit
  • Harken Electric Primary Winches
  • Harken Electric Halyard Winch
  • Leather Interior cushions
  • Quiet Flush Heads
  • Easy Docking Bow Thruster
  • Deep Performance Keel
  • Factory A/C & Genset
  • 4KW Radome & Riley stainless mast mount
  • Raymarine Electronics Package: Ray VHF, Raymarine ST70 Depth/ Speed, Graphic display, Wind display, E90 Wide Chartplotter, Raystar 125 Antenna
  • Nav pack G: ST70 Autopilot/ PC interface & Gyro compass

Our South Coast Yachts Service Department will provide you with initial yacht commissioning, warranty support, optional equipment additions, repairs, and routine preventative maintenance packages to ensure you enjoy the best possible ownership experience.


A very interesting feature aboard the boat we sailed was a cockpit arch incorporated into the bimini that was used to mount three large solar panels and two high output Air Breeze wind generators. In addition, the arch had davits built in so the dinghy could be raised out of the water. This green energy system can deliver in excess of 150 amp hours daily without the need to run a carbon-emitting genset or engine.

– Blue Water Sailing Boat Review from August 2012

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