Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 60, Not An Ordinary Sailing Yacht

Six years after the first Oceanis Yacht 62, and two years after the second model in the range, the Oceanis Yacht 54, the new Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 60, designed by Roberto Biscontini – Lorenzo Argento, has been unveiled.

Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 60: the cockpit

The cockpit of the new French model offers safe, free-flowing movement throughout. Wide side-decks run round the helm stations and offer obstacle-free circulation to the foredeck.

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Although the two identical tables and sunbathing areas are standard on Oceanis Yacht models, special attention has been paid to the helm consoles. With two helm stations, controlling the boat’s course is as easy as trimming the sails, windward or leeward. The owner can carry out all the usual manoeuvres without leaving the helm.

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An innovative bimini is supported by the mainsail arch, keeping sheets safe and out of the way, and comes in an optional rigid version. Maintained by two lateral supports, the central section slides forward to adjust the amount of cover in the cockpit. Depending on the weather and the time of day, the crew will always find a good compromise between protection and airflow.

The large bathing platform provides access to the tender garage, a must for a boat this size, capable of housing a 2.8 m jet-propelled tender. 

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The interiors

The Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 60’s galley is now positioned midship, where you are less likely to be bothered by movement, and it is full beam, with storage and a fridge to port, and a sink, oven, and dishwasher to starboard. There is substantial storage space and worktop surfaces are ample. 

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In the saloon, six people can sit comfortably around the table which faces a lounge area with a soft sofa, ideal for relaxing at sea or at anchor. And the curved chart table allows the skipper to swivel around and take part in conversations on board.

Available in a 3-cabin version with 3 heads, the Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 60 comes with two different finishes: walnut as standard and light oak as an option.

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The volume of the three cabins is remarkable, each served by its own bathroom. In particular, the owner’s cabin with the bed facing the bow is very large and allows you to walk around the bed.

The Oceanis Yacht 60 will make the World debut at 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival (France) in September.

Oceanis Yacht 60 First Specs

LOA18,80m – 61’8″
Hull length17,64m – 57’1″
Max beam5,30m – 17’5″
Standard draft2,65m – 8’4″
Fuel500l – 132 US Gal
Fresh Water800l – 211 US Gal
Mainsail77m2 – 829 sq/ft
Self-tacking jib62m2 – 667 sq/ft
Code 0125m2 – 1,345 sq/ft
Asymmetrical spinnaker250m2 – 2,691 sq/ft

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