Simpson Marine Ushers In Asia’s First Beneteau Oceanis 60
Published: Monday, 23 March 2015
Simpson Marine introduced Asia’s first Beneteau Oceanis 60 to the Hong Kong media on Mar 17. The luxury sailing yacht impressed with her solid performance and comfort.
The crew set a course for Po Toi, the favourite seafood destination of Hong Kong’s yachting community.
With her mainsail being hoisted for the first time David Walder, Simpson Marine’s Senior Yacht Broker was curious to see how she would handle in the 12 knots of breeze. The Oceanis 60 hull has been designed to maximise sailing performance while reducing heeling for greater comfort. Those on board commented on the favourable ride as the yacht sailed the waters off Hong Kong Island.
“She delivers impressive performance under sail for a big cruising 60-footer,” says David Walder, Simpson Marine’s Senior Yacht Broker. “Easy handling, a light helm and good acceleration will keep the sailors happy while there’s plenty aboard to keep lounging passengers comfortable. I’m looking forward to seeing more of this yacht in Asian waters.”
The rear deck extends outdoor life to well beyond the two steering wheels. This novel living space provides a remarkable viewing angle and the Oceanis 60 offers the largest cockpit ever presented on this size of boat.
This extension has also made room for a well thought-out tender space below the lounge area, making handling of the dinghy easier than ever before. The price list includes a three-person Highfield inflatable tender that fits this space perfectly.
The 45-degree angle companionway stairs lead to a saloon featuring a range of finishes just introduced by Beneteau and large, well-lit spaces.
The Oceanis 60 comes in a three or four cabin layout, with a saloon bathed in light from the two levels of windows.
Asia’s first Oceanis 60 showed she’s well suited to Hong Kong cruising. The yacht will be delivered to her new home in China next month.