Published: Thursday, 21 July 2016

French shipyard Beneteau will debut its new sailing yacht Sense 57 in the nautical world at Cannes Yachting Festival (Sept 6-11). Sense 51 will be shown at the Nautic Paris Boat Show (Dec 3-11).

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(Photos: Beneteau - Sense 51)

The two new models were designed by French designer Berret-Racoupeau and were fitted out by Nauta Yachts. Leveraging Beneteau’s ability to innovate, the Sense 51 and 57 remain loyal to the line’s basic concept. The cabins are located to the bow, so that the cockpit enjoys a lower position. This communicates ideally with the interior spaces: there are fewer steps to reach the saloon making access easier. Thanks to this major architectural innovation, the Sense profile is lower on the water and its lines are sleek.

Beneteau To Present Sailing Yachts Sense 51 And 57

With strong features on deck, the Sense 51 and 57 embrace the aesthetics of the world of yachts. The stemhead and continuation of the coachroof portholes line renders their profile sleeker. Both hulls have a maximum engine power of 80hp.

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(Sense 57)

The semi-hard Bimini top is a major innovation, specifically developed to shelter the spacious cockpit from the sun and bad weather. It allows Owners to alter the degree of protection to suit, by opening it or closing it manually. For maximum protection, extra elements can be added to close off the cockpit completely. The boat’s space has been rethought: the large swim platform worked by a hydraulic system lifts to close to the cockpit for safety. The exterior galley offers a plancha and a sink concealed below the helm seats. With incredible freshwater autonomy of up to 970 litres (Sense 57) and the possibility of fitting renewable energy sources (solar, wind generator), the two new Senses are designed for ocean cruising.

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Bathed in light, the large saloon emphasised by a galley along one side, making interaction easier. The Sense 51 and Sense 57 offer three spacious forward cabins, one of which is the master cabin with a large island bed. When it comes to interior lifestyle, the line renewal is done by Nauta Design, which has paid particular attention to details and finish. The company also offers choices between fruit-tree and matt walnut woods for building the cabins.