Great review by SAIL Magazine on this VERY popular boat. We can’t keep them in stock. Come see one at the San Diego Sunroad Boat Show next weekend, 24 – 27 January.
From SAIL Magazine
Beneteau’s new Oceanis 41 delivers more than a just a change in hull form and an uptick in Euro styling. This new entry in the long-lived Oceanis line is fun to sail, easy to dock and makes a comfortable home afloat.
One of the keys to Beneteau’s success has long been its dual approach to boatbuilding. By offering distinctly different boats to cruisers and racers, the company has been able to target the preferences of each clientele. The current Oceanis lineup features a rethinking of the hull shape that goes well beyond the signature chine that runs fore and aft just above the waterline. The new boat features a beamy stern section and wedge-shaped waterplane footprint. The ballast ratio is on the low end, but the newly engineered foil-shaped keel and rudder work in harmony with the canoe body. What’s apparent is that designers Finot-Conq had more than a fashion statement in mind when they drew the new lines.