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It's easy to skimp on stowage spaces in the heads, but Beneteau dialled
it in with Oceanis 54.

A very civilized approach to the interior is separating the lounge from
the dinette - a rarity on sailboats under 70 feet.

of light from the hull windows as well as his and hers overhead
hatches.
Our test boat had a darker walnut finish, but a light oak colour
is also available. A detail worthy of mention is the double rail at
the companionway that came in handy when we moved in and
out of the boat in gusty conditions.

of true wind, we made 9.1 knots at 65 degrees apparent wind
angle. When we hoisted the Code 0 and fell off to a beam reach,
we topped out at 10.2 knots of boat speed and we never reefed.
She's slippery and exhilarating and the one thing an owner will
never be with this yacht, is bored.
We were on our ear almost right off the dock and bracing in the
cockpit took concentration. This may appeal to some, but it can
be a sporty ride for cruisers used to keeping their gear and bodies
in place. For those who like a boat that looks like she's got a bone
in her teeth, this will be a plus.

UNDER SAIL
It's a delight to report that for once, we had the perfect conditions for a test sail. Warm sun, flat water and a breeze of 15-20
knots allowed us to sail the bejesus out of this yacht. In 17 knots

AT THE FRONT
Affordable. Reliable.
So It's Almost Ignorable.
That's ESP Furling.

Transat Marine:
800.565.9561
info@transatmarine.com
www.transatmarine.com

(LITERALLY)
Roll in and roll out, ESP headsail furling is proven in hundreds
of installations all over the world. Its free-rolling, lowmaintenance bearing system makes reducing sail easy even
in blasting conditions. Its high-strength lower unit and
reassuringly robust round foil with stainless feeder just plain
stand up to anything. ESP. Have one on your boat and think
about other things.
Western Marine Company:
800.663.0600
sales@westernmarine.com
www.westernmarine.com

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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
Canadian Yachting May 2021 - Intro
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