Beneteau Oceanis 34.1

Beneteau Oceanis 34.1: don’t call it a vessel

When you have to choose your first boat, it is difficult to navigate the market. There are many models each meeting special needs. Besides, it is not necessarily the case that anyone who wants to become a shipowner is necessarily a sailor. What is needed, then, is a boat that is easy to handle, fun to sail, and capable of saying something in terms of performance. With these elements in mind, Beneteau has created the new Oceanis 34.1, which, compared to its predecessor, focuses on lighter weight and the possibility of more sail, but above all on more space especially for the owner’s cabin.

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Exteriors

Naval architecture bears the signature of Marc Lombard while Nauta Design worked on the deck plan and layouts. The length is 10.80 meters f.t. (but she is crafted in Italy) and is available in different versions depending on the intended use. The first is that of a simple boat also suitable for beginners. The rigging in this case is called Easy Sail, literally “easy sail,” and includes a 31-square-meter mainsail and an 18m self-turning jib, Interestingly, the design has seen major efforts to ensure safety and ease of movement on board. The boat has two aft rudder wheels with two seats on each side. There is no backstay for even more space with easy access to the aft platform that when at rest is not a disturbing element, but once open turns into a terrace on the water that during cruising can prove very useful both as access to the water and as a beach club. In fact, thanks to the presence of this terrace on the water despite the double wheel, it is possible to enjoy life on deck without always being limited by the lack of space. The modernity of this project emerges precisely from this aspect, namely the maximum exploitation of the available surfaces and volumes. This pursuit of space, without sacrificing performance, is aimed at improving comfort on board and thus cruising life even when the whole family is on board or there are guests. The lines for the halyard and furling are located in the bow, while there is a winch on each side for the helmsman to adjust the headsails. A good amount of autonomy for the skipper is thus guaranteed, even with a crew of novices or when cruising with family and children. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a sportier boat, the First Line option may prove to be appropriate. This “package” has 39 percent more sail area with a square-top mainsail and a genoa with furling FlatDeck.Customization, however, is not only about the rig, but also about the keel. For example, the Oceanis 34.1 can be fitted with a keel with a shallow draft, ideal for exploring the coast without particular performance ambitions, but with more freedom of movement. For those who are, on the other hand, more inclined to long-range cruising, the standard keel is certainly the most advisable choice. In addition to these two options there is also a third, namely the bulbless hydraulic lifting keel with a draft ranging from 1.25 m up to 2.55 m. Given its conformation this keel does not produce less resistance and when combined with combined with the 35m2 square top mainsail allows this Oceanis to reach its full potential in terms of performance.

Interior

Below deck the boat has two or three double cabins, dinette and bathroom. Brightness was something Nauta Design focused a lot of effort on, as evidenced by the large windows on the deckhouse and hull. In both midship versions there are L-shaped galley to starboard, bathroom to port. Toward the bow is a full-beam salon with double sofa that also houses the chart table with folding top. In fact, in addition to the cabins, it is possible to have two more single berths.

 

Beneteau Oceanis 34.1 - Interior 4

Data sheet

Overall length: 10.77 meters
Hull length: 9.96 meters
Hull and max. beam: 3.57 meters
Displacement: 5,470 kg
Fuel capacity: 130 liters
Fresh water capacity: 231 liters
Engine power: 21 hp

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