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Above: Generous chair-height seats and the expanse of flat cockpit floor
accommodate both passengers and cargo. Notice the very wide side
decks.

are within easy reach of each wheel and short genoa tracks are
incorporated even if that 105% sail isn't spec'd. In the version
we sailed, the port bench lifted to provide access to the stowage
space/workshop below. This ample garage can can hold lines,
fenders, water toys and even a deflated dinghy.
The drop-down transom provides a nice bit of extra space. It
is great for lounging on at the waterline, getting the kids ready to
snorkel or climbing aboard from a dinghy. It is a good size to be
truly useful and it's clearly not just an afterthought.

as has become normal on Beneteau boats, there is no traveller.
ON DECK
The A-shaped cockpit is huge for a boat of this size. Settees
run along either side with a proper cruising table in between. It
is topped with teak, has drop-down leaves and provides stowage
space for a life raft below. Sheet bags flank the companionway
entry and do a relatively decent job of keeping the spaghetti
contained.
Aft, twin wheels are set on low pedestals with B&G electronics including a Zeus chartplotter, instruments and an autopilot
interface. There is an option to spec a second plotter at the port
helm which is what our test boat had and which I'd say is well
worth it.
Footholds are integrated into the teak cockpit floor to help
keep the driver upright when heeling. Winches for the jib sheets

VERSATILE INTERIOR
Once below, it is hard to believe you're aboard a 40-foot boat.
She feels long, spacious and airy. Our test boat had what I would
consider to be the ideal layout with the master suite forward and
a guest cabin aft to starboard with its own door to the single head
and separate shower stall. The portside cabin was set up as a
workshop and stowage area, which is great for distance cruising
There are other layout options, of course. In fact, the 40.1 is
available with four accommodation plans including three or four
cabins and one or two heads. I'm not a fan of crowded spaces and
the fourth cabin, which is an over/under bunk bed style, really
just encroaches on the master suite as does the second head if
it's spec'd. I would rather sleep in the cockpit than be cramped
below and I think even charter versions will forego this choice.
When the master suite is left in its original design, it is inviting
and all you can see are the rails (that hold the additional bulkheads) pre-moulded into the headliner.
Regardless of the number of cabins or heads, the center of the
boat always stays the same. There is a settee to port which forms
the seat to a small aft-facing nav desk and a sliding bench

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AT THE HELM: MERCURY INTRODUCES A 600 HP OUTBOARD!
TRAVEL DESTINATION: BOATING IN THE BIRTHPLACE OF CONFEDERATION
TRAVEL DESTINATION: A “BUCKET LIST” CRUISE TO THE NORTH CHANNEL
POWER REVIEW: LIMESTONE L-200R
THE PORT HOLE: APRIL 2021
SAIL REVIEW: BENETEAU OCEANIS 40.1
FEATURE: WHY USE A BROKER?
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