BENETEAU OCEANIS 41 & 45
BENETEAU IS BRINGING two new boats to the fall shows, the Oceanis 41 and 45. Both are available with Dock & Go joystick control, a
feature that made quite an impression
in Annapolis last year (to watch video of
Dock & Go in action, visit www.BoatUS.
They also include a full-width, electrically operated transom that opens by
remote. This feature, more commonly seen on superyachts, provides the
safety of a closed transom, with the
water access of a scoop-stern. Other
improvements include a 45-degree
incline in the companionway, rather than
a steeper 60 degrees, and wider berths
and decks, thanks to a new hull design.
The full-width, electrically operated drop-down transom, shown here
in the open position, provides the
safety of a closed transom, with
the water access of a scoop-stern.
CRUISERS 48 CANTIUS
& 41 CANTIUS
CR U I S E R S i n t r o d u c e d t h e 4 8 Cantius last fall and this year will bring a new 41-foot model to Ft.
Lauderdale. The 48 Cantius displayed
some clever thinking at the interface
of the helm station and lower salon.
Instead of the typical narrow companionway, which can exacerbate the
tunnel-like feel belowdecks in similar
models, the engineers at Cruisers left
an L-shaped opening above the companionway open to the large windows
of the helm above. This floods the salon
and galley with natural light and makes
communication with the helm possible
without having to poke your head up the
stairs. Other thoughtful notes include
all-weather slip-on covers for transom
and bow seating that eliminate canvas
and a vent in the walk-through windshield that provides natural ventilation.
Cruisers left an L-shaped opening
above the companionway open
to the large windows of the helm
above, flooding the salon and
galley with natural light.
FOR A PREVIEW of the most innovative new electronics at the fall boat shows, SEE PAGE 78.
62 | BoatU.S. Magazine
OCTOBER | NOVEMBER 2011