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There's nothing on deck to catch a
lazy sheet. Six pop-up wing cleats fold
down neatly and the Lewmar windlass is
mounted below deck. The bulwarks are
high to provide good footing when heeling. Since the stanchions are mounted on
top of these bulwarks, the lifelines are
high as befits an offshore vessel. By contrast, the cabinhouse is low, almost more
of a suggestion than a real structure, so the
deck feels elongated and the visibility forward is exceptional.
There are also two choices of keel: standard at 8' 2 " and shoal at 6' 7 " which is
what our test boat had fitted. Combined

with twin rudders, the Oceanis Yacht 54
is perfectly balanced. Once she finds her
groove, you can take your hands off the
wheel or steer with one finger.
The cockpit is a stunner and superyachts
have nothing on Argento's posh layout.
The social area is ahead of the wheels and
out of the way of working crew. Instead of
one cockpit table in the center, there are
twin smaller tables on either side, which
opens up a path from the companionway
to the transom. Long lounges under the
dodger and on either side of the companionway will be the place to relax in the
evening and watch the stars above.

Twin angled binnacles hold the wheels
and slim dashboards with 12-inch B&G
MFDs. Engine controls are on top of the
binnacle rather than at knee level, which
makes docking simpler. The entire working cockpit is on a single level, so it's easy
to move between the wheels and the aft
deck provides a great place to observe all
the action but still stay out of the way.
From the aft end, you can walk all the way
to the bow with just one step up. It's a
very civilized way to reach the side decks
making crawling over the cockpit coaming a distant memory.
Four Harken winches manage the lines

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AT THE HELM
FEATURE: THE WET SET
SAIL REVIEW: BENETEAU OCEANIS YACHT 54
DESTINATION: AHOY BY A CENTURY!
THE PORT HOLE: MAY 2021
BOATING LIFESTYLE: A MAIN COURSE OF BOATING CONVENIENCE SERVED UP WITH A SIDE OF ENVIRONMENTAL GOODNESS
TECH: ADD A SHADE - COOL COMFORT WITH CONVENIENCE
CROSSING THE LINE: DR. WINCH ANSWERS YOUR BOATING PANDEMIC QUESTIONS
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